Monday, November 16, 2009

Sarah Palin: So Rogue, She's Unpopular

Sarah Palin

(Flickr/Bruce Tuten)

On the campaign trail last fall, Sarah Palin, with her Alaskan accent, said, "Our opponents think that they have the women's vote all locked up, which is a little presumptuous. A little presumptuous since only our side has a woman on the ticket."

A year later, not only did Palin never make it to the vice presidency, but on the advent of the release of her book, Going Rogue, she is more unpopular than ever – at least, politically. In a Washington Post poll today, Sarah Palin has remarkable unpopularity ratings.

Respondents were asked if they would vote for Palin in 2012 if she ran for president; 53 percent said they would definitely not vote for her. Only 9 percent said they definitely would.

Another question asked, regardless of whether respondents would vote for her, was did they think Palin was "qualified" to run for president. A full 60 percent said she was not qualified to run for president, with only 38 percent thinking she was qualified.

Palin seems to like to paint herself as a popular, charismatic woman that simply gets attacked by the left wing, but far more people identify with her lack of qualifications than they do with the left.

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