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. TyeFigherPilot

    Who cares what a Quitter thinks! She just sits back and throws cheap shots with no real solution to the problems. That why she quit. Its easy to bash other peoples ideas especially if you don't any yourself.

    July 10, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. donna

    I say IMPEACH OBAMA ! He's spent over 20 years keeping company with anarchists and he has no business in the white house = he belongs back where he was born – KENYA!

    July 10, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. indytoddrick

    I support Sarah Palin, and think all the critics of her as being an "air head" are beyond misogynistic. No one would dare raise such accusations against a liberal woman. Obama said there were 57 states in the USA for God's sakes, and yet liberals call Palin thick for not naming the magazines she reads, or for not being able to define the "Bush Doctrine" (a term the media literally made up, which has no real definition).

    July 10, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Jim S.

    this means 60% of Republicans have NOT heard enough from her. Look, I'm as (D) as they come, but WHY exactly should she shut up? She's got a great gig going, basically getting paid to yak her trap. What else is she gonna do, get a JOB?

    July 10, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    I am quite fine with her running her mouth on whatever moronic topic she feels she needs to spew about.

    July 10, 2014 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Chris..E.al

    Bill Clinton is the mastermind of the border crisis read up when you have time ? Bush just ratified the dem policy .

    July 10, 2014 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Roc

    Had someone, anyone who was involved in vetting her prior to being selected a running mate – would have rejected her nomination based on her first sentence she uttered!!!!! – instead they were enamored with her looks....and rack!

    July 10, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. YUCK

    If she's so upset with America send her off to war along with her followers and family.

    July 10, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. John Del Marto

    Interesting the headline goes against what 12 pages of posts say.. By the numbers here it would appears that 65% agree with her..

    July 10, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Jerry

    THE ONLY one who are saying "enough" are the Libs and Dems that know she is hitting home with her criticism of the clown in the white house who is destroying our country..

    July 10, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  11. Tom

    "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."

    Is it me or did the author really mean McCain Tapped Palin or tabbed her as his running mate?

    July 10, 2014 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. Michael, Chapel Hill

    War on Woman?

    July 10, 2014 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. mystixa

    John Boehner.. heard enough from him along with his crocodile tears.

    July 10, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. dave

    CNN says that about all conservatives. Yet enable the Failure in Chief. Beer and pool anyone?

    July 10, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. Malory Archer

    Justin
    Palin was only the 2nd woman placed on a presidential ticket. The 1st was Ferrarro in 84'.

    What really amazes me is all the vitriol, sexist and obsene comments made about Palin and her family. All of this coming from a Democratic party who nominated the 1st woman VP candidate, and from the party that claims the GOP engage in some mythical "war on women". Its highly offensive and shows that the democrats are really not tolerant of all. They are merely tolerant of those who toe the liberal line. Sexims abounds in the DNC.

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

    You must not get out much. The reds' vitriol spewed at Hillary Clinton and pretty much every other woman on the left makes the Dems' comments (private citizens on message threads vs. the constant stream of hatred by rightwing with tv & radio as their fourm) seem like love letters by comparison. But thanks for playing along and tune in tomorrow for another exciting round of Rightwing False Equivalence!

    July 10, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. smith

    @Tone-Why do you dislike Palin or can`t you say?

    This shoud be interesting.

    July 10, 2014 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  17. The GOP need to pack up and leave

    Sarah Palin is the best thing to happen to the Democrats. She epitomizes the rank and file of the GOP - not intelligent, annoying, completely disconnected with reality.

    July 10, 2014 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  18. matt

    I dont know of a single person who ever took or does take that woman seriously. And im from Arkansas. My father has voted republican since Nixon and he sat out 2008 bc of her.

    July 10, 2014 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  19. Failin Palin

    The only thing this overpaid air head has contributed is useless rhetoric. When it came to actually managing and governing she cut and run......to get away from corruption scandles.

    July 10, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. James A.

    The reason what she says is so offensive to many people is not because of any particular statement she may make, it is because of the way all of what she says is a taunting disrespect of everything that matters to you: "We definitely don't want you here! We only want true Americans living here. Go live in a socialist country if you are not conservative" is how all of it comes across.

    July 10, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Malory Archer

    indytoddrick
    I support Sarah Palin, and think all the critics of her as being an "air head" are beyond misogynistic. No one would dare raise such accusations against a liberal woman.

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

    No, the reds say much worse about Dem women – and their children – on these message threads every day!

    July 10, 2014 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. exkwco

    As I said in another thread to conservatives yesterday. Please, impeach this President...

    And in doing so, after you fail, you will have relegated the Republican Party to irrelevancy for a generation.

    July 10, 2014 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  23. Jo

    Here is one of the MAJORITY of voters you did not ask, to say I am with Sara on the impeach Obama point. It will always come out the way you want it when you ask your go to people. Try asking people who don't hang on your every word like some puppy dog.

    July 10, 2014 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. rehabmax

    She is a loud moth idiot. Nobody cares what she says. She is comical every time she says something. She is as uniformed as they come. A Republican / Tea party joke. Go back to Alaska Sarah and hunt moose.

    July 10, 2014 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. roscoe00

    Obama;s polls have been much worse of late. I wonder if the fine old conservative establishment University of PA did a study on him?

    July 10, 2014 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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