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. chuck mcmahan

    people have a right to speek there minds, you libtards can only shut someome up with your bully attemps, the one person that should shut up is the pres, were getting tired of his lies, and his way to blame everything on everybody else, when he has created this mess by not working with congress, he said himself, (
    my way or the highway), if you dont do as i say its all your fault, sound familer.

    July 10, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. knucklehead

    Is that picture implying she can actually read? What do you say now, Katie Couric??!!

    July 10, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. ankenyman

    Looks like Americans have seen "enough" of Obama too.

    July 10, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. pd13

    CNN has had almost non-stop coverage of Sarah for years...and then recommends she "go away" LMAO.

    July 10, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. Shawn Mitchler

    funny how all of these so called majority of voters are just democrats that have nothing to do but bash other people because they dont agree with you. I dont go out bashing democrats using foul languages hateful words i just put the point across and thats the end of it, unless your going to make it an argument then i will treat you how you deserve to be treated based on your comments. That being said im not american im canadian and the Liberals have made canada a worse place then it could be and i thank God that the conservatives have been in power because they do more good for the country then the Liberals ever did in the past however long it was that they were in power. Liberal minded views are only good to an extent once they should never be a federal viewpoint they should be a individual viewpoint and thats it. The world would be a better place without democrats that scoff at God, are hypocrites saying they want equality but then when they get it they do everything opposite of what they preach, I should also point out democrats are child killers promoting abortion, they think diplomacy is the way to go in all world situations even though thousands of people are being killed and extreme forces take over countries because they dont want to get involved and leave the mess to be cleaned up when the republicans come into power. Iraq was doing a whole lot better when the troops were there and now that obama took them out it is now controlled basically by a organization that has not respect for human life at all and will kill anyone who dosnt submit to them. So basically what im saying the democrats really fudge things up in the world and more so in their own country they have communist ideals and they dont know how to run a country

    July 10, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Paul Cooper

    Funny thing is, the only people who pay attention to Palin are the media and the liberals who hate her. But those very same people hang on every utterance the runner-up, Mr. Jackson, comes forth with, no matter how inane, how patently stupid, or how simply obnoxious it may be. Sarah's a twit, but Jesse is still a "black leader".

    July 10, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Chris

    Sarah dear, how airheaded are you feeling today?

    July 10, 2014 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Hogarth

    Why does anyone listen to this harridan anyway? The only job she ever had, she quit.

    July 10, 2014 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. Donny

    I wonder if she can see her future irrelevance?

    July 10, 2014 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Tired of it all

    That's one of the reasons we are changing party affiliations

    July 10, 2014 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Thaddius

    I say let her speak. If there's one thing we need in Politics, it's a little comedy relief. Also, please... please... PLEASE nominate her for the GOP presidential candidacy in 2016! Pretty please?

    July 10, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. Pandamonius

    Jim
    America to CNN and jerk Obama, "ENOUGH" no matter what you do or in the case "don't do" you won't win in Nov. you will be thrown out on them big ears.
    ------------------
    Um....you may not realize this since you seem to have learned politics from Limbaugh and Fox news, but this isn't a presidential election year. So regardless of what happens in November, Obama and "them big ears" will continue sitting in the Oval Office and trying to fix the country despite GOtP obstructionism.

    July 10, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Namerob

    I like her
    anything better than Obama

    July 10, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Make

    Even more important that Palin shutting up, we don't want to hear from her idiot fan base anymore

    July 10, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. Earle

    Thats fine, read the next story then... She doesn't even have a position in the Govt. The Dems war on women who aren't their supporter's continue's.
    Now the important news – 57% think the same thing when Obama speaks... That must hurt pretty bad, how do you like them apples?

    July 10, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. conoclast

    It's time you took the hint, Ms. Palin. The country has moved on and you simply haven't; when & if you come up with something relevant then maybe you'll be listened to. But given your history, probably not. Go home to your small-town fans -and stay there, please.

    July 10, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. Malory Archer

    henryb
    And to think that this lunatic would have been vice-president.

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

    Yeah, we sure dodged a bullet there!

    July 10, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  18. jeff

    Try posing for playboy or pole dancing and quit your day job.

    July 10, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  19. Me

    TEA Party? Taliban Enters America! We will tell you what to do, think, believe. We are right, if you disagree you are wrong.

    July 10, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  20. breezy

    Says a lot about the Tea Party when they listen to and tend to follow Palin, doesn't it? The nuts gathering.

    July 10, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  21. rooney

    Plain and simple. Palin is an idiot but so are most Liberal's.

    July 10, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  22. sby1977

    The bigoted pseudo-intellectual left strikes once again as they are herded off a cliff by bankers and limousine liberal leaders.. These shallow liberal articles are comical.

    July 10, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  23. Bill

    she is upto no good.

    July 10, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. Panam47

    Lipstick, that's all there is

    July 10, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    As usual, the CNN headline is completely misleading. I am an American citizen born and raised in the USA and I am not saying I have heard enough from Sarah. In fact, this American wants to hear more from Sarah. Please adjust your headline to not include all Americans or I may have to sue CNN.

    July 10, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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