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Sarah Palin, perhaps the most closely watched of all potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, is viewed in an unfavorable light by 60 percent of those questioned in a new Bloomberg News poll.

Palin's numbers suggest she would face a challenge in attracting voters beyond her conservative base if she decides to run for president next year. Bloomberg's survey of 1,001 adults was taken between March 4-7 by the Iowa firm, Selzer & Co. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Within the 60 percent who disapproved of Palin, 38 percent said they had "very unfavorable" feelings about her. She was viewed favorably by 28 percent, with only 4 percent not sure how they felt. A December Bloomberg poll had Palin's unfavorable rating at 57 percent.

But the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee isn't holding back. On Thursday night, Palin told Fox News she thought union bosses were "acting like thugs" in their fight against a bill in Wisconsin taking away public employees' collective bargaining rights. Labor leaders should "turn down the rhetoric and start getting truth out there so nobody gets hurt," she said.

There was good news for President Obama in the Bloomberg poll: 45 percent said he had a "better vision" for the nation's economic future than the Republican opposition. One-third (33 percent) of the sample preferred the GOP approach, and 22 percent didn't like either or weren't sure.

Watch Fox' Sean Hannity's interview with Palin.

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March 23 2011 at 12:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Fear is a hard thing to handle, most will lash out with pure unadulterated hubris. Invention or rumor, innuendo and any unreal negative remark, which they think will dispel away anything they dislike. Sorry, most find that it only strengthens resolve, Yep,,, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and the rest of those scary conservatives are here to stay and everyday the socialist in charge angers the voters, the bigger the chances are you will have to live with one of those you oppose so vociferously. By the way, stay tuned to Rasmussen, find some real figures as to the percentages of who is where. Maybe after the election dust settles, the former president can apply to help run Haiti, he couldnt harm it anymore than it is. But, this country is still salvageable from his destruction.

March 22 2011 at 7:08 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

Speaking of Sarah Palin who loves her country, where is that flawed individual that is supposed to be running the country, is he still selling us out in some foreign country. He should come back after his south american vacation and apologize to the 57 states for being gone while the war he started is being questioned and some explanation is due the congress. Kucinish, is hopping around on one good leg, waiting for him. While Barney the Frank has his panties in a knot over the war and both want to impeach him. Oh Gosh, Ralph Nader is raving mad at the errant one, who is not tending to (his) country. Im sure if he follows the Yellow Brick road he will soon arrive with his entourage of Toto's. Wasnt there something written once about someone fiddling while Rome burned.......hmmmm.

March 22 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

No for Sarah Palin for any position in government. She's dangerous. She isn't smart enough. Now if we were talking about Hillary I would say "YES". Can we even compare these two woman?

March 20 2011 at 5:51 PM Report abuse +15 rate up rate down Reply

The issue of the map that had a scope with crosshairs aimed at Rep Gabrielle Giffords territory.on Palins FB Sweet Gabby had said that the rheotic tone had to stop.Someone is going to get hurt, that's what happened. 6 killed, Gabby shot in head and still has a long way to go to recovery. 12 wounded'
Palin cried " victim" but no remorse for what happened. She quickly had the Map on FB taken down

Now do you really think she would make a good President ?

March 20 2011 at 5:46 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply

Let's hope Palin will be the next president. We no
longer have to worry about the deficit and the US army
will make war all over the planet.

March 20 2011 at 9:38 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

If McCain/Palin had won the election we would now be at war in North Korea, Iran, and Egypt with their rootin tootin go it alone policies. I prefer working with our allies thru the UN and avoiding no bid contracts.

March 19 2011 at 1:14 AM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply

I'm thinking that Jon Stewart had the best commentary on Sarah Palin in January 2011, She'd never make it through a national election, but oh wouldn't it be fun to see her mess up the Republican Convention.

March 18 2011 at 10:15 PM Report abuse +15 rate up rate down Reply

I do not know who or where, you folks are polling? I live in South Carolina. If Gov. Palin enters our first in the South primary, she will start as the front runner!

March 17 2011 at 10:47 PM Report abuse -21 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to FightingPatriot's comment

Sounds about right......Someone who's not very smart will appeal to South Carolina..

March 18 2011 at 11:14 AM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to bthered's comment

LOL! Hilarious!

March 23 2011 at 12:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

That there be so much attention paid to Palin according to the comments made jsut go to prove how much the anti-Palinists feqar her. GG

March 17 2011 at 12:11 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to gonro2's comment

It isn't fear. It's more like the morbid fascination.

March 21 2011 at 1:43 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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