Palin unfavorable rating reaches new high
April 7th, 2011
01:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin unfavorable rating reaches new high

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin is getting more bad polling news: her unfavorable rating has reached an all time high in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey.

According to the new poll released Wednesday, 53 percent of all Americans say they hold a negative or very negative view of the former Alaska governor while only 25 percent give Palin high marks.

That compares to the 50 percent unfavorable rating Palin registered in a similar NBC/Wall Street Journal poll last December and a 45 percent unfavorable rating the former vice presidential nominee garnered one year ago.

And less than 50 percent of Republicans polled have a favorable view of the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee for president, 25 percent say they have an unfavorable view. When in comes to those without allegiance to a political party, almost two in ten independents have a favorable view of Palin and more than half have an unfavorable opinion of her. Eight in ten Democrats do not have a favorable opinion of Palin.

The NBC/WSJ poll - which surveyed 1,000 Americans by telephone from March 31-April 4 and carries a 3 percentage point sampling error – is the latest in a string of polls showing Palin headed in the wrong direction as she contemplates a presidential bid.

According to a Gallup survey late last month, Palin's support among likely Republican primary voters continues to decline. That survey showed the Alaska Republican drawing 12 percent of support from Republicans and Republican-leaning independents – a 4 percent decline from a similar survey conducted one earlier.

Those results were also similar to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll last month showing Palin had fallen 7 points between January and March, from 19 percent to 12 percent.


Filed under: CNN poll • Sarah Palin
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  1. Frank

    I would have preferred she run and be beaten at the primary polls. That would have been the end of her politically and diminished her celebrity. If she sits '12 out, as looks increasingly likely, she'll be able to say "told you so" when the Republican nominee loses to Obama. She's young enough to run in '16 in an open field. Palin's entire appeal is based on her potential to run for president and her financial goal at this point is to sustain that however possible.

    April 7, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. al in memphis

    No wonder the people in Alaska did not complain when she resign. They had a head start on the rest of the nation when it came to figuring out that she could not figure anything out.
    Let's see quit your job as governor, go on the speaking tour, have a failed reality show, and become captain critic from twitter/faceboook account. Yeap, those moves really convince people of your dedication to public service.

    April 7, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    She is being "outshrilled" by the new Mama Grizzly, the loony Bachmann and "outbirthed" by Mr Combover. Maybe she should start whining more about the lamestream, liberal biased media. You know her "I'm done" statement was a joke as she was back to her old tricks last week. In any case, she'll be on the road somewhere (NOT at home watching her family) making more outrageous claims, just to get her name back in the news not related to her sinking popularity

    April 7, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    I do think at one time Mrs. Palin was interested in making a run for the WH, but it appears now she has more fun being an "attack dog" for FoxNews and her fans. After all she can be critical of the POTUS, his wife, the Democrats and of course the "evil left wing media" and she can do all this from the protection of FaceBook, Twitter and FoxNews. She really doesn't have to face the ones she BLAST on a regular basis. Notice she never seems to go after the Republicans like Karl Rove who are not afraid to challenge her. Only CNN for some reason keeps giving this woman attention, the rest of the media world has moved on........to Donald Trump!

    April 7, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Vero

    Palin is not even worth discussing!!! We don't need anyone like her.

    April 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. willie floyd

    Great!! Now if we could hear the same results on a Bachman poll-that would REALLY be good news.

    April 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. Jake

    well that took WAAAAAAAAY longer than I expected!

    April 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  8. michael

    Thank God the majority of USA citizens are awakening to the fool, double talking idiot that Palin is.

    April 7, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. indydave

    The continuing shrinking poll numbers show that maybe fewer conservative Americans are really totally,... Palin-American than I thought. They're just, unsurprisingly, s-l-o-w.

    April 7, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  10. Jeff Dumaine

    her unfavorables are increasing,,,, is this even possible?

    April 7, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. SMSUSAF

    Now that we know what the Dems. think about Palin... the rest of us think she is a good person...

    Palin 2012

    April 7, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Jeff

    It can't be that republicans have finally developed a brain.....must be that they've found another crazy to support.
    Oh Donnnnnalllddd?
    How's that financial disclosure form coming. Maybe instead of having a 'team' working on Obama's birth certificate, you should have them working on all those you stiffed when you bankrupted those casinos.

    April 7, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Not surprising. Her exposure in the "lame stream" media has been down in recent months.

    April 7, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. hebug

    Well, it's about time everyone woke up and smelled the coffee! She is an uninformed, arrogrant, embittered egotistical woman who has no idea what time of day it is. I feel she has been exploited – she has been made to feel she was being heard – now she is being exposesd because of her lack of knowledge and value.

    April 7, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Ptown

    Its about time america has seen the real SP. Now she can go away forever...

    April 7, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. Frank

    People of the United States of America,
    There they go again, the Liberal Media and Pollers.is it possible the Majority of people polled are Democrats? And they are scared to death she may run for President?She has more in common with the People in the hearland of this country than President Obama will ever dream of having.If it turns out through Donald Trumps Birth Certificate investigation that President Obama was not born in the United States as mandated by the Constitution,then you will see a Revolution in this country!

    April 7, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. Marry

    In a field of GOP/TP “hope-fools”, where the only contest is who is the weirdest, most stupid, least qualified; it is even for Ms. Palin difficult to stay on top. Even though I never thought there comes the day where there is not just one but a whole bunch to show they are just as unbelievable limited as Ms. Palin. A feast for Palin lovers – now they have plenty of choices!
    However, no reason for you, CNN, to resurrect Ms. Palin again!

    April 7, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  18. Chumlee

    No surprise – people with some level of intelligence are waking up to the fact that Palin – failin – is a total nut job!

    April 7, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  19. FM

    Fine CNN the message is also received with you too. 25% can not take her anywhere (like her bridge).
    No more news about her and family. She is finished and you should also be done with her!

    April 7, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  20. Vic of New York

    Hey how could anyone expect her to possibly fend off against that other "Defender of Apple Pie and all Things American" - Donald Trump! Yep, those Repugs have themselves a cattleload of talent to pick from. Must make the Bush / Cheeney team green with envy.

    April 7, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  21. ambros Smith

    Yeah, she has a REAL GOOD CHANCE of winning the presidency! Run Sarah Run! We need more comedy! Don't listen to those dismal numbers!

    April 7, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  22. Phaedrus

    I can't believe it took people this long to figure out she isn't and never will be a good president.

    April 7, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  23. Marie MD

    Oh for Chrit's sakes. Enough of this bimbo! She has gone as far as she is ever going to go and she was lucky to make ill gotten money because she is the biggest whore in the world.
    She's done, put a fork in her, she is toast, no more, no mas. Let he go back to AK and freeze her ugly butt off.

    April 7, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. barckle

    Yeah, but according to that outfit she's "Stayin Alive!"

    April 7, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. Nothing new here

    This woman is only out for herself and to make her millions.
    So what is new??

    April 7, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
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