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. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rudy NYC

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Wake up and Lynda;
    I noticed that the love-fest has already started this morning between Fair and Rudy.
    Those two should tie the know if Fair weren't already married! They sound like an old married couple on this thread.
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    What? Nobody's throwing spears yet, just barbs
    -----------------------------------------------------
    I NEVER said anything about spears Rudy. Hell,I NEVER said anything about barbs!! LOL!!
    Sorry, I couldn't resist flashbacking to that whole WALL vs FENCES thingy betweeen you and smith!
    Fear not Rudy, I have no doubt that spears and poison darts will abound before the day is over.

    July 10, 2014 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. Sniffit

    "she can roar as long and as much as she wants!!"

    Indeed. And, as evidenced by the poll, the majority of Amurika can continue to consider her to be a shrill, undereducated distracted with little of value and much that is damaging to contribute to the national discourse. The poll doesn't represent an effort by anyone to actually shut her up, just proof that most people wish she would.

    July 10, 2014 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Sniffit

    "she can roar as long and as much as she wants!!"

    Indeed. And, as evidenced by the poll, the majority of Amurika can continue to consider her to be a shrill, undereducated distraction with little of value and much that is damaging to contribute to the national discourse. She's like the 4 year old in the room who needs a nap and won't stop interrupting the adults while they're talking because it wants attention.

    And grow up, whiner. The poll doesn't represent an effort by anyone to actually shut her up, just proof that most people wish she would.

    July 10, 2014 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Luc

    This shows how crazy everything has become in the US. Let her speak, every time she opens her mouth with likes of Cruz, Rand Paul, Rubio, Paul Ryan, Cheney, Romney, McCain, Christie OMG there are more but just to name a few it just shows the disconnect they have for the American public. Good luck see you in 2024

    July 10, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. Malory Archer

    jennifer
    survey indicates that 180% of voters say they've heard enough from obama and would prefer that he be less outspoken in political discourse and that he would just resign and leave office

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

    Really? Care to disclose where we can find that so-called "survey" on the internets?

    July 10, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. Malory Archer

    Andrew Morris
    Absolutely she has the right to say what she wants. But no-one is required to report what she says, especially if no-one wants to hear it, which they don't. She is a stupid, ill-educated political failure who decided that making money was more important than public service.

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

    She's not stupid by red standards! Green eggs & ham is second grade reading level, so she's actually ahead of the pack!

    July 10, 2014 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  7. 2_indy1600

    Pretty sure that silver-tongued devil Perry has them all beat.

    July 10, 2014 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Do you want to give the bride away or shall I volunteer for that honor? The good news is, it WOULD be a bi-partisan affair
    -----------------------------------------------------
    By all means, you may have the dubious honor!
    I'll make sure Rudy doesn't bolt from the altar, and I'll hand over the handcuffs when the preacher says it's time!

    July 10, 2014 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @Malory Archer
    jennifer
    survey indicates that 180% of voters say they've heard enough from obama and would prefer that he be less outspoken in political discourse and that he would just resign and leave office

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

    Really? Care to disclose where we can find that so-called "survey" on the internets?
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    It is over 100% because it is the super secret survey from Area 51 that includes space aliens.
    This seems to be figuring into a lot of right wing conspiracy data lately.
    Or maybe science-denier math.

    July 10, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  10. steve

    As long as she provide raw meat to the rabid right she will continue to be in the news. She gets fools to part with their money supporting like minded whakobirds.

    July 10, 2014 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. rs

    No, no, no, Ms. Palin needs unfettered access to the media- every single time Ms. Palin, or Gohmert, or Akin, or Murdoch, or Paul, or Cruz, or Perry, or any of the TEA bigots speak their minds- it costs the GOP votes because it shows how simply ultra-radical and senseless they have become. These people educate America daily about the train wreck that is the GOP. To silence them gives the GOP an instant boost in credibility they neither earl or deserve.

    July 10, 2014 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Silence DoGood says:
    July 10, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am
    @Malory Archer
    jennifer
    survey indicates that 180% of voters say they’ve heard enough from obama and would prefer that he be less outspoken in political discourse and that he would just resign and leave office

    Really? Care to disclose where we can find that so-called “survey” on the internets?
    ———————————-
    It is over 100% because it is the super secret survey from Area 51 that includes space aliens.
    This seems to be figuring into a lot of right wing conspiracy data lately.
    Or maybe science-denier math.

    Wow!! 180%!?!? 😄😄😄😄 Gotta love that red state math!!!☺️☺️☺️☺️

    Does she realize he is the POTUS and it's part of his job?

    July 10, 2014 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. Lizzie

    Lynda/Minnesota, love you calling her a Quitter, but not a word from you about the democrats filing frivolous lawsuit one after another to make sure she had to answer each of them in court, ALL of them got dismissed, just to keep her from doing her duties as GOVENOR.
    Not a word about democrats moving in a guy next door who watched the family in the backyard through binoculars.

    July 10, 2014 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  14. Tone

    Sarah palin, and the people she represents if given a chance would light a cross on the White house lawn i say no more.

    July 10, 2014 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  15. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    Do you want to give the bride away or shall I volunteer for that honor? The good news is, it WOULD be a bi-partisan affair
    -----------------–
    By all means, you may have the dubious honor!
    I'll make sure Rudy doesn't bolt from the altar, and I'll hand over the handcuffs when the preacher says it's time!

    High end or casual? Last fancy dress I owned was as Mother of the Bride. That was 15 years ago (I might still get into the dress; but the shoes? Not so much).

    I don't know about the bolting... we might be biting off more that we can chew ... Fair might have bolting on her mind, too!

    July 10, 2014 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Lynda/Minnesota

    What? Nobody's throwing spears yet, just barbs.

    Both work for me! You two are amusing to read. Seriously. I enjoy the back and forth.
    ===================================================================
    You're amused? I get to laugh at my own jokes, and it's okay.

    July 10, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  17. tom l

    Malory Archer

    jennifer
    survey indicates that 180% of voters say they've heard enough from obama and would prefer that he be less outspoken in political discourse and that he would just resign and leave office

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

    Really? Care to disclose where we can find that so-called "survey" on the internets?

    =======

    That liberal wonderful sense of humor shining through...

    July 10, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    rs

    No, no, no, Ms. Palin needs unfettered access to the media- every single time Ms. Palin, or Gohmert, or Akin, or Murdoch, or Paul, or Cruz, or Perry, or any of the TEA bigots speak their minds- it costs the GOP votes because it shows how simply ultra-radical and senseless they have become. These people educate America daily about the train wreck that is the GOP
    -----------------------------------------------------
    We're in sync, as usual rs.

    July 10, 2014 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  19. belinda

    Yea, go back to Alaska and disappear in the Wilderness , because you're not wanted here. We have no respect for extremists like you , Palin. You are a disgrace to this country and your male colleagues don't even like you. When is she going to go away ? Were sick of you.

    July 10, 2014 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The poll doesn't represent an effort by anyone to actually shut her up, just proof that most people wish she would."

    Question is: CAN she mentally shut up? I'm guessing not.

    July 10, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  21. indypendent

    Let Palin speak and as often as she wants to – because she is the best advertisement Democrats can use to simply point to Palin and say – the country really dodged a bullet when this woman lost – huh?

    July 10, 2014 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. Lynda/Minnesota

    "You're amused? I get to laugh at my own jokes, and it's okay."

    Yeah, Rudy. In a good kind of way. 🙂

    July 10, 2014 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  23. grahame rhodes

    Oh Sarah Don't go. You are the voice of the Republicans. You are representative of their shear superior intelligence.

    July 10, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  24. Lynda/Minnesota

    Lizzie
    Lynda/Minnesota, love you calling her a Quitter, but not a word from you about the democrats filing frivolous lawsuit one after another to make sure she had to answer each of them in court, ALL of them got dismissed, just to keep her from doing her duties as GOVENOR.
    Not a word about democrats moving in a guy next door who watched the family in the backyard through binoculars.
    ----------------

    Lizzie ... where did I call her a quitter? I suggested she is reaching her political sunset, and yes, ALL politicians who are no longer in office reach that zenith and eventually fade into the sunset.

    But, hey. You support her and I'm thinking that's your issue to deal with ... not mine.

    July 10, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  25. SAYABISA

    CNN/MSNBC say The majority of voters have heard enough from Sarah Palin.
    The NBC poll says 1,137 register voters. So about 614 out of 100's million voters heard enough from Sarah Palin. I say WOW 614 voters.
    The 614 voters have heard enough BUT CNN/MSNBC Keep reporting about Sarah Palin, does this mean these networks don't hear enough from Sarah Palin?.

    July 10, 2014 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
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