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. BigTex

    I thought the American people said this in 2008?

    July 10, 2014 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Malory Archer

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

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    The media gave her a microphone and a forum and let her have at it. The rest is all on her.

    July 10, 2014 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  3. Ray

    You may not agree with everything she says, I sure don't. But on impeaching Obama I think we have a consensus! If you don't agree with that one...YOU.. are the moron!

    July 10, 2014 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. Tommy G

    Anonymous
    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.
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    Low poll numbers is one thing but Obama being voted the worse President since WWII is in a whole different category. Being named Liar of the Year in 2013 is another great honor he has garnered.

    July 10, 2014 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Chuck says:
    July 10, 2014 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm
    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.

    Except there's one big difference Chucky..

    Sarah is nobody while President Obama is the twice elected President of the United States of America.

    July 10, 2014 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. SOBXDave

    Well – the poll would have a lot more integrity if not an NBC poll. Just sayin'

    July 10, 2014 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  7. Malory Archer

    Jared
    So 5 out of 10 left wing and 3 out of 10 right wing are over Sarah Pailin huh? Thats 8 out of 20 and and not a majority. Thanks CNN.

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    Funny how you left out the percentage of independent voters who wish she would go away. Additionally, more Americans identify themselves as dems than they do reds, and more Americans identify themselves as indies than they do reds, so yeah between those two groups, there's a definite majority that wants her to go away.

    July 10, 2014 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. I Can't Take It Anymore

    If I have to listen to Obama spew his lies and garbage in one more press conference, interview or TV appearance, my head is going to explode. I'm going to have to get rid of the TV if I am to survive the next 2.5 years.

    July 10, 2014 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Inglourious

    @Scott: "...and the poll was conducted by a liberal media organization"

    The WSJ is a liberal media organization? BTW, it is owned by Murdoch's News Corp, same company that owns Fox News.

    July 10, 2014 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. George T Hibs

    America to Obama: ENOUGH!

    July 10, 2014 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. Bill from GA

    I would also add Hillary to the list.

    Since the Dems think she is all there is, we probably will have to endure her for a few more years.

    July 10, 2014 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Lucas says:
    July 10, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm
    I like Palin. It’s a damn shame that the media misrepresented her so badly in 08.

    Really?? The media represented her?? She has no one to blame but herself. Had she ratcheted down the illiterate hate and just looked pretty she might have had a chance. But once she started screeching, the only people listening were those that thought she had a great rack.

    July 10, 2014 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  13. Lizzie

    Jackson, correct, and democrats do as they are told, no questions ask, or read what they are told to vote for, just follow party lines or you're out. Just promise more FREE stuff to your base, keep them in public housing, and if they dare to question you, or heavens forbid get an education to better themselves, they will be demonized and called every name democrats and liberals can think off.
    You follow part lines, spew their rhetoric and you feel great. You don't want to know the truth, because that would shatter your world you live in.

    July 10, 2014 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "What happened to freedom of speech? "

    Absolutely nothing. Wishing an imbecile demagogue would shut her silly twit mouth and stop spewing hateful, spiteful, misinformed nonsense has nothing to do with and in no way, shape or form raises any issues or concerns that the gov't is taking or will or would take action to force her to do so or punish her for not doing so.

    July 10, 2014 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. sf

    Steve

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

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    the difference steve is that neither Bill or Hillary are idiots. Palin is a joke to women, america, and just the human race in general. she's a complete moron!

    July 10, 2014 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  16. Malory Archer

    John
    The immigration problem escalated under Bush who did not want farm corporations to lose their cheap labor. The problem has been worse under Obama because the Mexican government is complicit in the smuggling of people over their borders.

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    While I agree with you, the truth of the matter is the problem appears worse now because President Obama put more guards on the border and they're actually catching the refugees as they cross the border.

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

    I guess from the headlines, that CNN would prefer to silence all voices which have a less than 50% approval rating. According to the article 54% want her less outspoken which mean 46% are fine hearing from her. Should the president also be silenced on the occasions when his approval ratings drop below 50%.

    Really is a dangerous understanding of what freedom of speech means. 46% of 300 million is a lot of people. But guess everything is better if you disenfranchise folks when you are in the 51 percentile group.

    July 10, 2014 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. GODZILLA1

    But, but, she's the SNOWFLAKE SNOOKIE, THE KLONDIKE KHARDASHIAN, how can anyone not love her?

    July 10, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. Donna

    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.
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    This type of poll really needs to be condemned by everybody. These left leaning polling clowns would never ask this using Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi or Obama. They are trying to silence and humlliate Sarah Palin and drive her out of the public arena before the November election. They know she motivates people, especially the TEA Party voters. I guess now that the cover has been blown off the left using the IRS to silence people they are now turnin gto this form of intimidation.

    This is nothing more than a blatant attempt at CENSORSHIP by these leftists tools.

    July 10, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  20. Ryan Z

    Those of you calling Palin a "patriot" must be daft. She is reckless with her words (plus barely has command of the English language) and is incredibly ignorant. Is that considered patriotic now?

    July 10, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. sadlysensible

    Seriously, what has Sarah Palin done lately? She never even completed one full term as Governor.

    July 10, 2014 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  22. Tone

    Lucas

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

    Like what books, or news paper do you read, and i can see Russia from my back step right wingers always blame someone else for their own migivings.

    July 10, 2014 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  23. JIMMY

    The 1st victim of the dem/liberals war on woman.

    July 10, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  24. Malory Archer

    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.

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    You're joking, right?

    July 10, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  25. Tone

    NavyVet

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

    WHY you can't stand him, or you can't say?

    July 10, 2014 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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