America to Sarah Palin: Enough!
July 10th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
7 years 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.

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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. Steve

    Hillary, Bill, Hillary, Bill, Hillary...

    July 10, 2014 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. Lucas

    I like Palin. It's a damn shame that the media misrepresented her so badly in 08.

    July 10, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. rockysfan

    The ONLY reason this has been twit gets ANY attention is because YOU, the MEDIA give it to her. The rest of us just want her to crawl back under that Alaskan rock she crawled out from under. Even Alaskans are ashamed of her antics!

    July 10, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. Bingo

    TreyTools - you do know that Governor Palin never really said that don't you? What she actually said that you can see parts of Russia from parts of Alaska - completely correct. It is only the low information voters that confuse Tina Fey's Saturday Night Live attempt at comedy with the real comment from Governor Palin.

    July 10, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. American

    America to Sarah Obama: Enough!

    July 10, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  6. Janet

    We've heard enough from Karl Rove too.

    July 10, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  7. Big_D

    I hoping once she quit her job they wouldn't look at her as an expert. She is a hater and the world needs less of her type. She will tell you everything that is wrong, she will never give a solution that is productive for everyone. It is all about scoring points at any cost, the GOP way, the immoral way.

    July 10, 2014 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  8. American

    America to Obama: Enough!

    July 10, 2014 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  9. Scott

    So basically by the article's own admission, Gingrich and Palin are both more popular than Obama even though both are on a liberal network and the poll was conducted by a liberal media organization.

    July 10, 2014 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. Ben

    I think she is a great woman and a superb patriot.

    July 10, 2014 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    volsocal
    Run the same poll on Barack Obama and report those results, CNN.

    _______________

    They have reported his approval rating multiple times. It is at a low point. That is not surprising. Bush Jr's was low after 6 years in office. Clinton's was low after 6 years in office. It happens to just about every two-term President late in their second term.

    July 10, 2014 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda Minnesota
    I'm batting over 40 years ... so yeah: life without parole. Indeed.
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Here's to "life without parole" for all happily married couples!
    Here's to you and your big lug of a hub, my friend ( I made it to 30 ).
    God bless you all.
    Cheers!

    July 10, 2014 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  13. Raul Bailey

    Did she purchase some surgical enhancement? Looks good. Attractive and funny – a good combination.

    July 10, 2014 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. NavyVet

    I like her and cant stand him (Obama) thats all that counts to me.

    July 10, 2014 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  15. Incredulous45

    What about George W. Bush?

    July 10, 2014 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  16. Jackson

    Maxwell's Demon

    "Sarah Palin is a fantastic politician....common sense, straight talk.... it is the media saying enough and those not intelligent enough to think on their own. Normal America understands and agrees with Palin"

    And war is peace too!

    _____________

    The GOP is not intelligent enough to think on their own. However, whenever someone in the GOP thinks for themselves, and says something that disagrees with the party faithful, they are called a RINO. You must adhere to the GOP talking points, and only the GOP talking points. You aren't allowed to think for yourself in the GOP.

    July 10, 2014 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  17. Chuck

    The majority of Americans have had enough of Obama. Perhaps we could get Palin to go away if Obama would agree to also go away. That would be the kind of bipartisan agreement that most Americans could support.

    July 10, 2014 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  18. Jeff Cochran

    I always disagree with the view points Sarah Pailin expresses. However, I find it very strange that when liberals don't like a conservative, they try to shut the conservative up but when conservatives don't like a liberal, they almost always affirm that the liberal has a right to express their point of view. In a situation like this, which side really is the most supportive of our constitutional rights? Although I consider myself a liberal, I think many of my fellow liberals are guilty of attempting to infringe on the right to freedom of expression, much more so than what I see coming from conservatives.

    July 10, 2014 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  19. ART

    The entire country needs to inoculated from this disease called Sarah Palin

    July 10, 2014 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  20. Orso

    I've heard enough of Boehner, and the rest of the congress.

    July 10, 2014 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  21. R. Schuh

    You were asked to nominate other candidates for the list. Quit carping about ones already on the list. I nomiate Speaker of the House John Boehner. He is as bad as Palin. Maybe even worse because he is second in line to be President. Maybe that wouldn't be so bad after all. If he were President, he could sue Congress for causing all of the woes that beset the country.

    July 10, 2014 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  22. joe

    What happened to freedom of speech? Does that only work when the majority agree with what they are saying? If the media wanted her to go away, we would not see a single peep from her. They are using her...

    July 10, 2014 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. 2Km from Ground Zero

    She's doing a great job at getting a woman elected president. She helps squash reasonable GOP candidates, therefore she's one of the reasons Hillary will get elected 2016 and 2020.

    July 10, 2014 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  24. dazzy

    An overwhelming majority of voters (almost 80%, you can look it up), said they didn't want Obamacare in it's current form and look how that turned out.

    If the president doesn't care what the people think, what makes you thing Sarah Palin does?

    July 10, 2014 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  25. Malory Archer

    Bingo
    TreyTools – you do know that Governor Palin never really said that don't you? What she actually said that you can see parts of Russia from parts of Alaska – completely correct. It is only the low information voters that confuse Tina Fey's Saturday Night Live attempt at comedy with the real comment from Governor Palin.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, and Al Gore never said he invented the internet, but that hasn't stopped the low information crowd on the right from repeating that lie for 13+ years. As the 2012 also-ran would say: sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander!

    July 10, 2014 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
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