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. Malory Archer

    David
    Oh yea, it's Palin, not Obama, you liberals who don't pay your taxes or give to charity won't be helping these children either.

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

    project much davie?

    July 10, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. Tommy G

    Rudy NYC
    I agree. I've been saying the same thing. Conservatives have been shouting for at least the last couple of years that Pres. Obama has opened up the borders to welcome illegal immigrants. They've been saying that there is little or no enforcement
    --–

    Quite amusing. Blaming the invasion of our country on the people trying to stop it! All while the leftist Obama regime sues states trying to enforce immigration laws becuase they refuse to do it.

    --
    They've been saying that Democrats have created safe haven cities.
    --

    Oivay Rudy. I guess using Google is just too much to expect of you. Look up Sanctuary City and read all of the web sites which list the states, cities, towns, etc. You are either being very dishonest or are truly very poorly informed.

    --
    Anyone who watches "America's News Channel" knows all about the FREE STUFF that the Obama administration gives away.
    --

    Most of the illegals coming here already know the freebies they can expect. Why the heck do you think they are storming the border?! Heck, now Obama is even giving them free bus and airline flights all over the USA! NEW FREEBIE!! (that we pay for)

    July 10, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  3. Bill Vickers

    I know he's not a politico but just a rabble-rousing blowhard but don't you think we've heard enough from Rush Limbaugh?
    Another, "What a maroon."

    July 10, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  4. Tom Bukowski

    Let here sing to the choir, that doesn't mean she should have it covered . She's happy in her small, simple world, so just let her stay there.

    July 10, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  5. GMan

    "Normal America understands and agrees with Palin".. Please, let me get out of my chair after laughing so hard. Normal... You must have a screw loose to think Palin's normal... You probably thought Bush was the almighty savior too...

    July 10, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. Kings on the back row......

    ..
    ..She should look and see...........................the HANDWRITING ON HER HAND !!
    ..

    July 10, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Her stupidity doesn't deserve to get media attention. She's still feels some type of way from the black guy whipping the two All American 'Murikans. Her hatred needs to go away along with the people who share her ideology.

    July 10, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. Bob

    The Dems love her. The more she opens her idiotic and uninformed mouth, the more foolish the Republican side looks. She's a complete idiot, and everyone knows that.

    July 10, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  9. surfy6

    The only people that keep Sarah Palin alive is the media...Quit quoting her and make her the non-entity she is. As long as she can get some idiot to print or telecast her, she's going to keep babbling her brand of BS.

    July 10, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  10. calvin

    Both Palin and Cheney have something in common. They just can't keep their traps shut, like they should.

    July 10, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  11. H R Mickelson

    Palin who??

    July 10, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  12. Greg

    Sarah Palin and the tea party activists are giving the Republican Party a bad rap. Not all republican share their political agenda. And not all conservatives bigots.

    July 10, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  13. kool aid man

    Your bulk order will be shipped today tom, drink and enjoy!

    July 10, 2014 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  14. Mitzymoon

    Sarah is a great bellwether for what the GOP leadership will do. She has her finger on the pulse of the Republican mind, such as it is. That a majority of the country wants her to go away equates to the Democrat's national edge in total congressional and presidential votes. This is not good news for Sarah or the GOP.

    July 10, 2014 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  15. z

    @ frank: if she's a fantastic politician, why did she quit being governor?

    July 10, 2014 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  16. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    tom l posted:

    My girl is from Africa. She has shown me pictures from her home of the spears if I mess up! I wouldn't want to get in the way of them!! 🙂

    It's so nice to see some banter amongst us here. Maybe we actually secretly like each other but just don't want to admit it.

    On second thought...naaaaahhh!!! 🙂
    --------–
    It is unfortunate that you feel that way, but not surprising coming from someone with your ideology. I know for a fact that Fair cares about "the gang". She has previously expressed concerns about my health, and that of others.
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    Lighten up, Rudy... I'm pretty sure tom was being tongue in cheek (the smiley face being the giveaway).

    July 10, 2014 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  17. tom l

    Malory Archer

    tom l

    I stand by my first comment. 180% is more than is possible. It was meant as a joke and you clearly cannot see that. Sheesh.

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    Okay, if we're going to play on 5th grade-level "humor" here's one for ya: 180% of the people on this thread have had enough of tom i and all the voices in his head, and wish THEY would just go away. Now THAT'S humorous!
    ====

    I'm only hurt that it took until the 6th page for that one! I was expecting it much earlier than that (and I do think that it's funny). My alternate personality didn't find it too funny though, but he doesn't have the sense of humor that tom l. does!

    July 10, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  18. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Actually Sniffitt I think it's having the exact effect they desired. More illegals coming to the country and something else to blame Obama for. Look at them yelling how these illegals are his fault. It's like them screaming about how weak he is daily and how the terrorists are coming. And when they do, they won't try to find the culprits it'll simply be more cannon fodder to blame Obama for. Take Benghazi for example. For almost 2 years the MSM yapped about Obama and a cover up. Millions have been spent on investigation after investigation, which has turned up nothing. Yet the MSM ran story after story about it for almost 2 years. Finally one of the culprits is caught and nothing. His capture was downplayed by the MSM, much like the capture of OBL. And now nary a word about Benghazi. I think every single GOP Congressperson should be tried for treason and given the appropriate punishment.

    July 10, 2014 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  19. Lynda/Minnesota

    brian
    Who is Sarah Palin?
    ------------–

    Well, according to CNN, she is a Republican firebrand. To the rest of America? She's nothing more than a screechy voice crying out ... "look at me ... Look. At. Me" ... in the darkened hallow of non-worthy wilderness.

    July 10, 2014 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  20. tom l

    Rudy NYC

    tom l posted:

    My girl is from Africa. She has shown me pictures from her home of the spears if I mess up! I wouldn't want to get in the way of them!! 🙂

    It's so nice to see some banter amongst us here. Maybe we actually secretly like each other but just don't want to admit it.

    On second thought...naaaaahhh!!! 🙂
    --------–
    It is unfortunate that you feel that way, but not surprising coming from someone with your ideology. I know for a fact that Fair cares about "the gang". She has previously expressed concerns about my health, and that of others.
    =====

    OMG. Clearly you didn't see the humor that I was trying to make. I think, of course, that we all do care for each other's well being. there is no doubt about that. I was only joking, big guy. The smiley face after should have given that away.

    And as far as my "ideology", you know not what you speak of. But that's ok. Keep trying to muddy the water with your fence, errr wall.

    July 10, 2014 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  21. Really??

    Same polling group 53% Obama Disapproval rating. but it was Quinnipiac that showed he polled the worst president since WWII.
    I guess that didn't work towards Obamas favor so it wasn't worth reporting, huh?

    July 10, 2014 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  22. Put America First

    I think you might get a higher percentage asking Obama to be quiet.

    July 10, 2014 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  23. Kathy, AZ

    Who's missing in the poll? -– Darryl Issa. I could do without any BS from that guy.

    July 10, 2014 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  24. Ethan

    Another 4 of 10 Republicans polled simply think that old bag is "hot" and "looks smart". The other 2 of 10 say she's too "centric".

    July 10, 2014 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. Wes

    obama is a disaster.

    July 10, 2014 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
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