Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Palin's resignation boosts her poll numbers with Republicans

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's resignation has helped here poll numbers with Republicans. Two-thirds want her as a National Republican figure. Democrats are less enthused.

ABC News reported:
Sarah Palin's bombshell that she is resigning as Alaska governor actually has boosted her a bit among Republicans, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, though it also has dented her standing among Democrats and independents.

Two-thirds of Republicans want Palin, the party's vice presidential nominee in 2008, to be "a major national political figure" in the future. Three-fourths of Democrats hope she won't be.

Independents by 55%-34% would prefer she leave the national stage.

This poll found the majority of Americans think Palin has been treated unfairly by the media.
Palin herself has argued that she has been unjustly attacked by the news media, and most Americans seem to agree. The new poll finds 53% describing the news media's coverage of Palin as "unfairly negative," while just 9% say it has been "unfairly positive" and 28% say it has been "about right."

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