America to Sarah Palin: Enough!
July 10th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
4 months 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. Lyn

    When Palin first came onto the circuit, this idiot that I worked with said "I LIKE her!!!" I knew right then and there this woman was dumber than a box of rocks, and it turned out to be true.

    July 10, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. DRL

    At least Sarah Palin finally answered the question, "What do you read?" It's Green Eggs and Ham. She probably doesn't understand it or finish it, but she reads it.

    July 10, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. SomeonefeedupwithIdiotsinGovernement

    Yes she is out spoken but at least someone is.. I am tired of hearing that no one wants to mention Impeachment due the fear of be called a racist. It has nothing to do with skin color but everything to do with his actions and lack of actions that has called for it. Do not hate a person for speaking out, everyone has that right. Yes some are louder than others and if the polls are correct most are tired of hearing the Pres lie.

    July 10, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. hottpoker

    Even with her fake boobs she's not arousing too much support nowadays.

    July 10, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. ted

    We have heard enough from all of them, but this will only have the opposite effect. They won't shut up, they will just yell louder and the KOCH Bros will be there to finance them. OMG.

    July 10, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. WillB

    The best discription of Sarah Palin was written by Charles Krauthammer (8/28/08) and appeared in all of his syndicated columns "Palin, A Disastrous Choice". And best goes to Mort Krondacke (Fox News Analyst) who claimed "she reminds me of a young Dan Quayle." After she caused McCain to lose the election (according to Krauthammer), Charles said, "she should take 2 years off and try to read a book." Obviously, she never did (read a book).

    July 10, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. mJ

    1,000+ registered voters is not nearly enough of a sample from which to draw conclusions about anything. These are probably just vocal ranters

    July 10, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. Scotty

    Control of the senate won't help at all. The presidential veto will work in overtime mode, and you won't have the votes to override most of them. Take control in 2014 or don't, it doesn't really matter, it will be the same old business as usual, our best hope of breaking up this mess is in 2016 but that doesn't look to good either.

    July 10, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    sifto

    Love how liberals continue to finance sara..the more they stroke out, the more money she makes..who are the idiots here? Hahaha..go sara..love you..
    --------------------------
    Remember that movie she made a couple of summers ago, or so. It grossed a whopping $38,000.

    July 10, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. M

    Keep flapping those gums, Sarah! You're the gift that keeps on giving...for those of us on the left. You may energize your small base, but you drive everyone else away, so feel free to spew forth your mindless ramblings all you want. In fact, what I'd love to see is a national TV show starring you, Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Todd Aiken, that nutty woman from Virginia who dabbled in witchcraft (her name escapes me at the moment), Michelle Bachmann, and, just for good measure, Ann Coulter. It'd be a hoot!

    July 10, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. groginohio

    The real headline should "46% of respondents strangely indicate that they can't get enough wisdom from a 1/2 term governor that has proven herself to be as dumb as a bag of hair".

    July 10, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Philoneous Funk

    meybe....hhmmmm. How bout Mitch "Droopy Dog" McConnell, I honestly believe that he is showing early signs of senility. Oh, oh, I know, what about the one with more concern for his perm than what comes out of his mouth....Rand Paul. Last but not least by any means, the man with a woman's first name and a voice to match, Lindsey Graham. I find it hard to believe that he could inspire anyone to any decisive action.....he sounds like he would be better suited consoling teenage girls after their boyfriends break-up with them.

    July 10, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  13. works4me

    And the real question. What took America so long? Are we really this ignorant??

    July 10, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  14. Rosslaw

    "Green eggs and ham" is in her right hand in the photo. Is this some sort of right-wing bible? Canadian Cruz read from the same Dr. Seuss book during his fake filibuster.

    July 10, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  15. admiralbrown

    You betcha, and for all you out there playing drinking games "Maverick". I think Tina Fey would make a better vice president.

    July 10, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  16. bmike

    Sarah Palin just wants attention she's jumping on the negative right wing band wagon..oh let's say this about Obama..no let's say this see if it sticks. They are the most lamest party that their ever was..let's sue him..not's let's try to impeach..not better yet..let's make it look like he's too blame for all the illegals in the country..took God knows how many years to get to 11 million..way before he was President..and the governor of Texas you need to speak to the congress about help..they control the purse..out.

    July 10, 2014 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain: If you don't like Congress, get rid of the repub/tea bag majority

    @SomeonefeedupwithIdiotsinGovernement:

    Shouldn't your screen name be "fedup," not "feedup"?

    Anyway, President Obama has not committed an impeachable offense. The problem is the gop/tea bags have nothing to offer our country, so they continue to distract and obstruct from the FACT that all their policies are PROVEN FAILURES.

    July 10, 2014 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  18. henryb

    And to think that this lunatic would have been vice-president.

    July 10, 2014 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  19. Klaark

    As soon as she stops generating clicks for the media, we'll stop hearing from her. Right now she's a circus monkey left and right media make money off, because love her or hate her, you'll keep clicking to read about what color poo she's flung most recently.

    July 10, 2014 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. Paul

    I don't think she cares, she doesn't strike me as the type that cares about polls.

    July 10, 2014 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  21. Paul J

    I don't think she cares, she doesn't strike me as the type that cares about polls.

    July 10, 2014 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. YeahIsaidIt

    The devil hates the truth. Keep speaking truth Sarah, the 'Americans' polled for this are probably the same ones who voted Democrat twice in the presidential election. Keep up the work and spreading the word!

    July 10, 2014 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Lyn says:
    July 10, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm
    When Palin first came onto the circuit, this idiot that I worked with said “I LIKE her!!!” I knew right then and there this woman was dumber than a box of rocks, and it turned out to be true.

    I work with a lady like that too. I asked her what did she like about her? She said her wardrobe. I'm not surprised because her husband cheated on her and left her with a newborn 25 years ago. She still listens to everything he says. She says Obama is not American and Sarah would make a good VP. Poor delusional woman.

    July 10, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  24. Lynda/Minnesota

    @Wake Up: "And we'll exercise ours in laughter"

    OK ... you got me. I take back my comment from pages ago ... I AM still laughing.

    July 10, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  25. smith

    @Tom P-I disagree with some of his political stances on certain issues(guns, climate change, the border, min. wage increase and etc) just like I didn`t agree with Bush and Clinton on everything. I don`t dislike him or them as people. Im an independent and I think both parties have major issues.

    July 10, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
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