Palin hits new low in poll
January 18th, 2011
12:02 PM ET
12 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. Sniffit

    Jaberwocky Barbie is no longer worth commenting on. It's time to start boycotting these nonsense articles. Please join me from here on out.

    January 18, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  2. JHA in Texas

    NewsFlash-Republicans Throw Sarah Palin Under Speeding BUS Loaded with Tea Party as they head to Michael Steele much celebrated retirement party. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...............the horror!!!! Oh the humanity!!!! Godspeed my fellow Americans and safe travels.

    January 18, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. JR

    Sarah is right ......This is a great country and in this great country we love to see someone come from nothing and rise to great heights as she has. The other side of the coin is in america when someone gets to big and to full of themselves we love to rip them to peices and we really enjoy their ride back down to earth. I felt sorry (not really) watching her on FOX last night.... even Sean was throwing her under the bus. I beleive your ride is over........see you on celebrity rehab in a few years.

    January 18, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  4. Carol

    A demogogue never shuts himself or herself up. It is time for Americans to ignore her. She is harmful to our country, as all demogoges tend to be.

    January 18, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  5. John

    I'm a republican and I don't want to see this fruitloop anyplace near a public office

    January 18, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  6. capitola

    She's still the bitchy cheerleader/mean girl she was in high school. Is there ANY situation in which she doesn't see herself as the victim?

    January 18, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  7. kyle

    Every time Palin opens her mouth she hits a new low.

    January 18, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Scot

    The more she talks, the more mainstream voters run away from her. Thank you, John McCain, for unleashing this mountain of vapidty onto a political stage already replete with more polished versions.

    A note to her "PR" people: who exactly do you work for – her or the Democrats?

    January 18, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. Dustin

    Good, can you stop reporting on her now? This woman is a total slimeball.

    January 18, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Norm

    I want to see her boobies.

    January 18, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. LeftCoastMike

    Sit down, shut up, dry up, blow away, and get a job that doesn't involve moving your lips before you engage what little brain matter exists in your big bubbly head, sarah.

    January 18, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  12. Scot

    Thank you, Sarah. You're exactly what Obama needs to get his agenda through. Not to mention another term.

    One has to wonder who HER "PR" people work for?

    January 18, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  13. Rosalie Quintanilla

    It shows just how much hate the left hates and how how scared of her. She is smarter then the current occupant of the White House.

    January 18, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  14. Ruth in Utah

    Sarah, PLEASE RUN – the voters in Red State Utah will vote for you!
    I support Obama and if you run, he will just sit back and watch you spout off – try using a permanent Sharpie to scrunch your talking points on both palms – it's obvious you don't know what your left hand is saying about your right hand.
    Keep on autographing your book and amassing as much personal money while you can – your children will need it.
    Make sure they stay on your health care plan until age 26!

    January 18, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  15. KC

    Hmmm...if the high unfavorability rating of Mrs. Palin comes from the "ghetto," does that mean her favorable ratings comes from the trailer parks?

    January 18, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. emma

    Wanted: a presidential candidate who supports some measure of gun control. Other abilities include a calm demeanor, a moderate position on issues, ability to speak off the cuff in rational and articulate terms and a composure that can deal with disagreement and still lead the country without getting ruffled.

    January 18, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. Palin: Like Coulter Minus the Manparts

    This still won't be enough to stop CNN from posting multiple, meaningless articles and opinions on their favorite covergirl. Anything to exploit controversy and tragedy, you know, also, too. I guess when that's the only thing that boosts their abysmal viewership and readership ratings, CNN will go to any embarassing lengths.

    January 18, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Former Republican - Now Independent

    What's going on with Grandma Grizzly? Looks like she's storing fat in her cheeks for the winter.

    January 18, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Ria

    OMG can't she go away and leave us alone? She is just self absorbed and full of herself. She makes women look so stupid...OK Sarah we get it, you're super mom, super Gov, super State, super kids who have kids at 18, super mom to a child with special needs, (as if you could compare with some of the women I know, who amaze me every day)...OMG I'm so sick of seeing her; who asked her to speak on the AZ matter?

    January 18, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. ...

    To "Patriots Salute the Flag! Traitors don't!!!"...

    Don't assume you speak for all of Texas. Those of us here with even the slightest intellect would never vote this woman into a position of power.

    January 18, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. nic

    well, 38% of Americans are ignorant hateful bigots .

    January 18, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  22. Danial

    The easy thing to do is ignore her. Don't watch her TV show, ratings will go down and they will pull it. Don't buy her book she won't go to any signings. Don't go to her hate filled rallies or book her for any speeches and finally we will be rid of this talking mag pie.

    January 18, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  23. MPLArms

    Patriots Salute the Flag! Traitors don't!!!
    Where are they taking these polls. None of us in Texas ever see a poll on possible Presidential canidates. This must be taken in the Ghetto. Not surprising. But SARAH IS STILL OUR CANIDATE AND WILL SONWBALL OBAMMEA THE LOSER.

    January 18, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |

    I'd bring that bottled water to Texas too.

    January 18, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  24. teepee

    Palin fans are very clearly a bunch of mentally retards. This means You!

    January 18, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  25. JC

    The "new generation of conservatives" are violent and racist? Where do you get that? I'm not a big Palin fan but she's never made any racist comments and any violent imagery/language used is consistent with political discourse for centuries. If she's so awful why do so many of you dignify her with the time spent typing your vitriol against her? Are you any better than what you accuse her of?

    January 18, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
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