Palin hits new low in poll
January 18th, 2011
12:02 PM ET
11 years ago

Palin hits new low in poll

Washington (CNN) - After a difficult and controversial two-week stretch for Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor's favorable rating has dipped to its lowest level since she joined the 2008 Republican presidential ticket and became a household name.

According to the new USA TODAY/Gallup survey, Palin's favorability rating has dipped to 38 percent while her unfavorable now stands at 53 percent. Gallup reports the 38 percent is a new low when it comes to the percentage of Americans who give the former Alaska governor a thumbs up. The 53 percent who dislike Palin is also a new high in Gallup polling. A similar poll in July found 44 percent of Americans viewed her favorably while 47 percent did not.

The poll surveyed 1,032 adults by telephone from Friday through Sunday and carries a sampling error of 4 percentage points.

The latest survey findings are no doubt unwelcome news for Palin as she considers whether to mount a presidential run. But in an appearance on Fox News Monday, Palin said the latest heat directed her way in the wake of the Arizona shootings has not deterred her desire to be a part of the public dialogue.

"I am not ready to make an announcement about what my political future is going to be. But I will tell you ... I am not going to sit down. I am not going to shut up," she said.


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soundoff (275 Responses)
  1. Florida Joe

    Keep talking Sarah...the more you talk, the more you spew your HATE, the lower your numbers will go

    January 18, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  2. gary

    No way will she run for anything. She is hated by the majority of the american people and she cannot get that through her head. She loves herself, especially her hateful mouth. As long as she can keep someone around to write her books for her, she will continue to make money. She needs to stay in Alaska and out of the lower forty eight. Maybe Levin would give her a job as his campaign manager for his laughable run for major in that town with the population of two.

    January 18, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Polls are nice aren't they?

    Get used to residing in the 'netherworld' of polling numbers dingbat.
    Next stop: the negative digits, closely followed by your entry into the land of: WHATEVER HAPPENNED TO SARAH PALIN.

    You'll be part of an episode of WHERE ARE THEY NOW? pretty soon as America wipes the sleep from it's eyes and wakes up to your worthlessness.

    January 18, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. maryt

    the democrats better hope she runs for president. She will stir the left to give more time and money to the anti-Palin campaign then ever before.

    January 18, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Rose

    She is so in love with herself, it's disgusting! She needs to just accept the fact that she ain't all that, and that it's not all about her, but her ego is too overblown for that. In 2 years, we'll be thanking her for helping Obama get re-elected.

    January 18, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. dallas007

    she just doesn't get it

    January 18, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. dem forever in nc

    Typical Palin, only giving interviews on the Fake News Channel, where Sean Insanity spoon feeds her the answers. She is such a coward and hypocrite. Good Sarah, keep on talking we Dems love it!!! Obama 2012!!!!!!

    January 18, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Please, please would you sit down and shut up?

    January 18, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. jim

    Article content .....
    "But I will tell you ... I am not going to sit down. I am not going to shut up," Palin said.

    Article title ......
    Palin hits new low in poll

    ...... questions ??

    January 18, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  10. Kathy

    The reason why she has gotten so much media attention is he same reason why other train wrecks get the same kind of attention... We're all waiting for her to finally crash and burn and then go away.....

    January 18, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. juanito

    please, please will you sit down and shut up?

    January 18, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  12. fayse

    She could also add, don't confuse me with the facts. Because she can't face the facts that America does not want her to be President. I seriously doubt that she could get elected to any office in Alaska.

    January 18, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. Shari from Madison

    As I have never been a Sarah Palin fan, this doesn't surprise me in the least. I wish that she would think before she speaks as she will never say she's sorry if she really offended anyone. I actually pity her because she really believes in all the crap, lies and half-truths that come out of her mouth. She is deluded and self-righteous to the point that it's idiotic. She has no problem with ignoring facts and she embraces those who want to take us back to the old west, where everyone had a gun and violence was the first way to handle disagreements. May God have mercy on Palin and on all of us!

    January 18, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Div Magne

    She won't shut up?
    What a shame.

    January 18, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    tell us whether or not you are going to run for president. you're just holding onto your 15 minutes and it's really annoying.

    January 18, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. christicherling

    Crock!
    But she ought to keep that up!
    Every hermit, every dunce will grasp how wanting she is.

    I shudder at the thought that she will gain real charge.
    ...But I have the deep faith that my adored Americans keep a sober mind.

    January 18, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. TeaPartyFan

    Palin...please....sit down and shut up.

    January 18, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. drp

    Palin should read comments that are written about her ...maybe then she might just begin to see what people actually think about her. It is not the media...it is the people of this country that are negative about her.

    January 18, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  19. Liberal4Obama

    It doesn't get any lower than actually being Sarah Palin

    January 18, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. Half Term Quitter Hides Behind Facebook

    The Wasilla Shrilla is very very very easy to unlike, simple enough.

    January 18, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  21. JiminNM

    Palin isn't being tough enough or moving fast enough to restore America before it gets destroyed by the Republican and Democrat Khazar puppets.

    January 18, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. anobody

    Sarah Palin is a quitter and nothing besides.

    January 18, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  23. Colleen

    Oh please run Sarah, please!!

    January 18, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  24. Joe Blow

    Sarah Palin is "issue ignorant" and unfit to hold office. I live in Alaska and have seen the damage she has done in every position she has held.
    She will continue to blame everyone and not see the real problem–HER. She talks about us not liking her message but it is more than that, She is amoral and it is HER we don't like. The stories about her corruption, lies and vindictive behavior will be exposed in the new Joe McGinness book.

    January 18, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  25. Adrian

    Palin is a boil on the butt of the GOP.

    January 18, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
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