[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/20/art.getty.palin.jpg caption="A new poll out Tuesday suggests nearly one in three Americans would prefer Sarah Palin to stay home."](CNN) - As former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin prepares to launch the next step of her political career, a new survey suggests nearly one in three Americans think it'd be best if the onetime GOP vice presidential candidate stayed home - and one in five would like to see her on another presidential ticket.
According to the new Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, 32 percent of Americans - a plurality - think the best job for Palin is to become a homemaker while 17 percent say Palin is well suited to become a television talk show host. That was followed by 14 percent who say she should become the next vice president, 10 percent who think she'd be a good college professor, and 6 percent who say president is the best job for her.
Limited to Republican voters only, a plurality (27 percent) say she should be vice president, 18 percent say homemaker, 14 percent think talk show host, 12 percent say president, and 7 percent think college professor.
The Alaska Republican officially relinquished her post as governor on Sunday, 15 months before the term was set to end. Palin has said she plans to spend the next year and a half writing a book and campaigning for conservative candidates across the country.
The poll, which was conducted entirely before her weekend farewell speech, also suggests her disapproval rating has increased 6 points to 51 percent from a similar poll last spring.
When it comes to the 2012 GOP race for the White House, Palin comes in third place (17 percent) behind former Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney (22 percent) and Mike Huckabee (21 percent). A spokesman for Palin has said the former governor has no specific plans to run for president.
The new survey shows similar results to those of a recent CNN poll that also indicated the same three are in a close race for 2012 GOP frontrunner status.
The poll surveyed 900 registered voters from July 21-22 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.