Palin unfavorable rating reaches new high
April 7th, 2011
01:56 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin unfavorable rating reaches new high

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin is getting more bad polling news: her unfavorable rating has reached an all time high in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey.

According to the new poll released Wednesday, 53 percent of all Americans say they hold a negative or very negative view of the former Alaska governor while only 25 percent give Palin high marks.

That compares to the 50 percent unfavorable rating Palin registered in a similar NBC/Wall Street Journal poll last December and a 45 percent unfavorable rating the former vice presidential nominee garnered one year ago.

And less than 50 percent of Republicans polled have a favorable view of the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee for president, 25 percent say they have an unfavorable view. When in comes to those without allegiance to a political party, almost two in ten independents have a favorable view of Palin and more than half have an unfavorable opinion of her. Eight in ten Democrats do not have a favorable opinion of Palin.

The NBC/WSJ poll - which surveyed 1,000 Americans by telephone from March 31-April 4 and carries a 3 percentage point sampling error – is the latest in a string of polls showing Palin headed in the wrong direction as she contemplates a presidential bid.

According to a Gallup survey late last month, Palin's support among likely Republican primary voters continues to decline. That survey showed the Alaska Republican drawing 12 percent of support from Republicans and Republican-leaning independents – a 4 percent decline from a similar survey conducted one earlier.

Those results were also similar to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll last month showing Palin had fallen 7 points between January and March, from 19 percent to 12 percent.

Filed under: CNN poll • Sarah Palin
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  1. Lizzy10

    It's nice to see people are finally figuring out that she's a whackadoo.

    April 7, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. TigerLily194

    Oh steady my heart.............. First we get news that the idiot Beck is leaving and now we hear that Palin has finally used up her 15 mintes of fame. NOW, let's work on Hannity, Rush and Bachmann ........

    April 7, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  3. C. Howe Yulikit

    "only 25 percent give Palin high marks." Which is about the same percentage that believe Obama is not a citizen. Coincidence? I think not.

    April 7, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. Mark in Seattle

    Soon to be off the radar completely. Sigh.....won't that be nice!

    April 7, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Sylvia Saint

    She's been revealed as a fraud.

    She advocated for the assault of members of Congress at the barrel of a gun. Reload. 2nd Ammendment remedies. And then, during the National outcry and mourning for the VICTIMS, she made a webcast casting HERSELF as the VICTIM all the while attempting to mimic the official office of the President by sitting at a desk with an American flag prominently displayed in the background.

    She was the part-time mayor of a small town in Alaska and occupied the office of the Alaska Governor for 50% of the time that she committed to do when she ran for the office. Stated another way, she can't be counted on to KEEP HER COMMITMENTS. I'll bet this ditz has never missed a book signing of a paid speaking opportunity though!

    She is in the BUSINESS of running for President ... much like Chump, err, I mean Trump. Neither has the leadership chops required to be successful as 1/3 of the three branches of Government. This is why $arah P's popularity has dropped

    April 7, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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