America to Sarah Palin: Enough!
July 10th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
2 weeks ago

America to Sarah Palin: Enough!

(CNN) - A majority of voters say they've heard enough from Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania survey indicates that 54% of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate be less outspoken in political discourse. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and nearly four in 10 Republicans.

The poll's release came just a couple of days after Palin made national headlines by calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.

Palin, a Fox News Channel contributor, remains popular and influential with tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives.

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Sen. John McCain, who tapped Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, said while he "respect(s) always Sarah Palin's views," her comments might hurt Republican chances of taking control of the Senate in 2014.

Asked by reporters on Thursday if its a mistake for the GOP to pursue impeachment, McCain said "yes."

"Because the real answer is to get control of the United States Senate. Then we can enact legislation which will curb exactly what Sarah Palin and others are saying they want to impeach him for. And you are never going to get 67 votes in the United States Senate either," he said.

McCain isn't the only high profile Republican dismissing Palin's call for Obama's impeachment. On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner also split with the former Alaska governor on the issue.

What other former politicians would voters like to keep quiet?

Fifty-one percent of those questioned said they've heard enough from former Democratic presidential candidate and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. Forty-five percent said the same thing about former Vice President Dick Cheney, who's been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama.

The poll indicates that 43% said they've heard enough from former House speaker and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," with four in 10 saying the same thing about former Vice President Al Gore, and 32% saying they've heard enough from Gore's old boss Bill Clinton.

The NBC News/Annenberg poll was conducted June 30-July 3 and July 5-7, with 1,137 registered voters nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

Who's missing from the list? Make your nominations in the comments below.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser and CNN Capitol Hill Reporter Lisa Desjardins contributed to this report


Filed under: Impeachment • President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (534 Responses)
  1. smith

    When your making over the top statements and ranting and raving just to get some camera time it gets old. Gore and Palin are the worst but there are others.

    July 10, 2014 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Donald Trump. How could he not make the list? You could add Ted Nugent while you're at it. Ralph Nader, too.

    Jesse Jackson? Jesse Jackson? When is the last time anyone we have seen Jesse Jackson giving an opinion on anything? He's stayed out of the spotlight ever since Junior tripped over himself. Even then, the only reason he came out of hiding was because his son was in the news. We didn't even hear much from Jackson during Obama's 2008 campaign. I'm thinking that Jackson is just one of those people with a "Hate Me" target pinned on his forehead.

    July 10, 2014 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Lily

    CNN, no more reporting on her starting today please. People have now raised their voices. Its enough we do not want to hear from her anymore. Let her continue making her noises with her Tea Party. Even Fox News nowadays doesn't engage her frequently on their programmes. Its only her and crazy Sean Hannity. The rest have ignored her completely.

    July 10, 2014 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Count me in. Time to pack it up, Sarah. Past time, actually.

    July 10, 2014 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  5. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    The GOP CROOKED govenor RICK SCOTT from Florida , soon to be KICKED OUT of office in November !!!!!

    July 10, 2014 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  6. bill

    63% of the voters say they have had enough-obama - so who is right??? This even counts those dependent upon givernment for their montly food/inoome/insurance/etc. Why don't you print that????

    July 10, 2014 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    So, will the media take heed and allow her to suffer her political sunset quietly?

    July 10, 2014 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  8. g

    go north to Alaska and stay there

    July 10, 2014 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  9. O'drama ya Mama

    Will Sarah say we are violating her freedom of speech?

    July 10, 2014 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  10. mike cassidy

    Sarah for sure. Truthfully almost all members of Congress, both sides. Seems to me the less coverage they get, perhaps they could do some work. There is nothing a narcissist hates more than lack of attention. They could then talk to each other.

    July 10, 2014 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    Count me in. Time to pack it up, Sarah. Past time, actually.
    ------------------------------–
    from the article:

    "Who's missing from the list? Make your nominations in the comments below."

    Congratulations. You just volunteered and added your name to the list.

    July 10, 2014 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Jesse Jackson??? Al Gore?? These 2 are damn near silent. And believe me, I'm no big fan of Jesse but I do like Al Gore. I agree about Sarah, Newt and Cheney. They should also add the two time loser Mitt. He's been way more vocal than Gore.

    July 10, 2014 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  13. Peace

    Enough, enough, enough Sarah, Go home and take care of your kids and grand ones. It was a pleasure to know you with your crazy talks. You are not contributing anything to the nation, therefore you won't be missed. ADIOUS!

    July 10, 2014 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Only 4 out of 10 Republicans? Interesting.
    Evidently Republicons think she's doing a good job of flapping her gums.
    I say let The Quitter from Wassilla continue to remind the worldf that worthlessness, lack of intellect, hatef-filled speeches, and blatant contempt towards the President is all that the Republicans have to offer America and the world at large.
    Keep talking Sarah. Please. Keep talking, lest some forget why your team should not get back in the White House.

    July 10, 2014 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  15. 2_indy1600

    Perry and Palin...both.

    July 10, 2014 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  16. tom l

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Jesse Jackson??? Al Gore?? These 2 are damn near silent. And believe me, I'm no big fan of Jesse but I do like Al Gore. I agree about Sarah, Newt and Cheney. They should also add the two time loser Mitt. He's been way more vocal than Gore

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    This poll had less than 1200 respondents and I seem to recall last week your invalidating any poll because of such small sample sizes. Where is that same line today? Weird.

    July 10, 2014 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda/Minnesota

    So, will the media take heed and allow her to suffer her political sunset quietly?
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Good morning my friend, I'm hoping they don't.
    We need to have The Quitter up front and center, serving up her word-salads, and fanning up the hate right through election day 2014 and 2016 IMHO.
    Hope you're well.

    July 10, 2014 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Wake up and Lynda;
    I noticed that the love-fest has already started this morning between Fair and Rudy.
    Those two should tie the know if Fair weren't already married! They sound like an old married couple on this thread.

    July 10, 2014 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Correction:" Tie the knot " I meant to type. Pardon.

    July 10, 2014 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  20. Lolo

    One more thing. People get out there and vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 10, 2014 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  21. yolanda

    Palin doesn't even deserve this article. She is a bane to America. Please put her on a desert island with Al Sharpton.

    July 10, 2014 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  22. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Oh tom they're all useless polls. I just gave my opinion as usual. But I think DM is right, I'd like Sarah to keep speaking constantly reminding America of the bullet we dodged. Still got that need to be right all the time?

    July 10, 2014 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  23. Randy, San Francisco

    Palin continues to be a player in politics because of the extreme conservative and Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. Expect her to be a thorn in the side of the establishnebt Republicans for many years.

    July 10, 2014 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  24. guest

    Personally I think we need to get ol' bundy to come back and highlight some more of the tea party's agenda for the federal government and race relations. I imagine his foereign policy would be pretty interesting too, trying to convince foreign countries that the need to listen to all our county sheriffs. Perhaps bundy/palin (or palin/bundy) for tea party 2016 ticket?

    July 10, 2014 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  25. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    Lynda/Minnesota

    So, will the media take heed and allow her to suffer her political sunset quietly?
    -----------------–
    Good morning my friend, I'm hoping they don't.
    We need to have The Quitter up front and center, serving up her word-salads, and fanning up the hate right through election day 2014 and 2016 IMHO.
    Hope you're well.
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    No doubt you're correct in thinking that she needs to be front and center; but, oh dear Lord, what did America do to deserve to have that particular brand of word salad dressing of hers thrown in our faces for not bowing down and adoring her from the get-go? She is one sick human being. And that, I find, is the most polite thing I find I can say about her. I can still remember all the renowned GOPers going on TeeVee and telling us ... yes, TELLING us she was the best thing since mom's homemade Apple Pie. Talk about laughing out loud. Yeah. Day after day.

    No more laughter from me.

    July 10, 2014 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
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