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Poll Shows Gov. Palin Has Highest Favorability Rating Among GOP Primary Voters

Interesting numbers. Tony Lee reports:

According to Public Policy Polling:

The best liked person we tested on this poll with Republican primary voters is actually Sarah Palin who has a 70/20 favorability rating. She’s followed by Huckabee at 64/18, Ryan at 58/18, Paul at 58/21, Bush at 56/18, Cruz at 45/20, and Christie at 40/38. Most of those numbers are similar to what they were a month ago but Christie’s seen a substantial drop from +18 at 47/29 a month ago to his new +2 net favorability.

The left-leaning polling outfit asked Republican primary voters, "Given the choices of Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and Scott Walker, who would you most like to see as the GOP candidate for President in 2016?"

Huckabee led among the group with 16% to 14% for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; 13% for Chris Christie; 11% for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); 8% each for Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Paul Ryan (R-WI); 6% for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; and 5% for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Ten percent of respondents either wanted someone else or were unsure of their preference.

The poll asked respondents how they viewed Palin in a separate question at the conclusion of the poll, and Palin’s favorability numbers show why former South Carolina Senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that Palin’s endorsement was the most influential in a Republican primary.

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  • technopeasant

    Now that the first salvo has been struck, what does it all mean in the scheme of things that Sarah Palin has a 70/20 F/UF rating by GOP primary voters.
    10 possibilities:
    1) She was at 71/19 at the same point in the last election cycle and she didn’t run. So it may mean absolutely nothing.
    2) Some of the old 2008 "gang" who have attacked her consistently will be asked by the powers-to-be to come out of the woodwork to remind the world about the 2008 campaign.
    3) Sarah will sell more books. Don’t get me wrong. She’s entitled to sell as many books as she can. Publicity good or bad can’t hurt.
    4) She goes on a major speaking tour in the lower 48.
    5) She speaks at CPAC, with everybody hanging on to her every word.
    6) The GOP establishment will remind conservatives the primary and convention rules have been changed.
    7) The media will revisit old territory but is not sure if it will work to derail her.
    8) Obama will tell Alaska it can go to hell.
    9) Like in 2010, candidates will line up to get Sarah’s endorsement.
    10) Female Democrats will have their cat claws showing and seek to tear her to smithereens.

    • hope4palins

      Excellent analysis. Imho, if the past five years are any indicator, numbers 2, 7, and 10 will fail in their objectives.

    • stevethird

      Female Pubbies as well. (Coulter, Ingraham, Tantaros, Perrino…did I miss anyone?

  • Reynolds88

    I just don’t know. I think this time, much like 2010, it depends on the mid-term elections. Sarah Palin has mentioned (senate races in 2010) several times and is, I think, fully committed to engaging with Sarah-Pac in bringing quality primary candidates forward and getting conservatives elected. This time (in 2016) though, there does not seem to be a self-funded multi-millionaire ready to spend his way to victory so she may have a chance with the presidential race, if she relies on grass-roots funding and momentum of her character and speech making ability that is peerless. The typical GOPE will actively sabotage all efforts from Sarah Palin and any other candidates (Cruz, and even Trump also, etc.) that dont match their ilk and objectives.

    So it’s similar to 2012 but without the 250 million Romney while Sarah Palin has had more time to focus her political message with every step making her more of a leader in the realm of consitutional conservatism with character along the mold of Ronald Reagan. She is definately now Not of the System, and that is the real difference giving her credibility and bringing with it inherent difficulties as to raising money, and combating the media who are always lined up in one direction as their left wing lemming leanings always bring them there.

    A game changer, like spontaneous alignment of one or billionaires like Donald Trump who may sense that Sarah Palin is the best hope against Hillary would only help Sarah Palin but Trump is fickle and mostly a business-oriented, ego-dependent self deceived democrat (who admires the ruthless power of the Clintons) so you cannot count on that kind of support until perhaps later on.

    • section9

      The Bush Family has access to hundreds of millions of dollars. Don’t kid yourself.
      If Palin intends to run and be a serious candidate, she will need to get in early after 2014 and start running.
      Otherwise the Bush people will firebomb her the way Romney annihilated Gingrich in Florida.

      • blackbird

        Palin is not Gingrich, people don’t line up around 3 blocks in freezing cold to get his book signed and what are they going to firebomb her on and how this time will the grassroots, libertarians, females respond? the GOPe will surely have an uprising on their hands. I know they will firebomb her through 3rd parties.

        just my 2 cents.

        • TENCOLE

          She certainly has substantial "boots on the ground" that’s for sure….much, much more than Newt could ever had dreamed of.
          All Palin has to do was MENTION that she was voting for him……look what happened after that!

          • blackbird

            Very true. What’s amazing is her substantial support is sustained to this day.

            • lyndaaquarius

              of course,American people aren’t stupid.

              • blackbird

                That’s why I think she can be President if she choose to.

                • stevethird

                  When doing just a couple of O4P events in 2011, B4 she decided not to run, it was amazing the sheer #s of people who were drawn out of the woodwork simply by the realization that there was an organization however rudimentary that was for Palin for President. At an event in Manchester NH the traffic and media was ALL at our tent. The Paul people were pathetic and several of them seemed to be at least slightly mentally ill. I know, they were right next to us, so we interacted extensively. Romney? Nada. At the time there was no enthusiasm, which unfortunately extended all the way to election day. The point is there is a motherload of sub-radar support out there, that will remain silent until they feel it’s safe to come out.

                  • blackbird

                    Thanks for your post Steve.

                    I also believe there are lots of people that secretly like the Governor and will vote for her but are afraid of the ridicule.

                    It’s amazing how even Sarah’s most ardent detractors after meeting her are surprised how smart and personable she is, they have good things to say about her until they are put back in line by the forces that be. We see it all the time.

      • Reynolds88

        It’s true, money is a factor, also personal safety as someone needs 24/7 security before the S.Service steps in. (Hillary already has that). In 2016, though Sarah Palin’s children will be less vulnerable (Bristol has had some personal success etc.) and there may be some backup $$ due to book sales etc that change the family balance against running. So, we shall see.

        I think you are right, though, the groundwork is not trivial and a real step-forward plan would be needed by any candidate if they want to be more than a hello-goodbye in Iowa. You can’t have a broken team that messes up the primary signatures and statewide enrollements or is lead by someone like Ed Rollins. Sadly Romney the manager, showed incredible stupidity concerning issues (weakness in the 2nd debate) related to his approach as directed from his own team.

        BTW, both Mike Pence and John Kasich are midwest (R) govenors who have experience at the national level. Pence
        seems more conservative and Kasich a moderate. Either one would be a good change from Jeb Bush.

  • Lennart Bilén

    The real reason Sarah did not run in 2012 was that the lefties (Soros?) had ready to go a third party with complete credentials in all 50 states, to be activated should she decide to run. Therefore she must act coy until such a time the left will consider it too late to start this third party to split the republicans and ensure Hillary’s victory.
    She is the ideal candidate: Sarah vs. Hillary!! Bring it on!!

    • Keith M

      I don’t think Sarah Palin will run for POTUS in 2016 . Don’t get me wrong I think should would make a great POTUS.

      • stevethird

        Don’t get me wrong, but………

  • Ron Brown

    Why did the poll that found Governor Palin to have the best favorable ratings leave the person with the best favorable rating out of the options for presidential nominee choice?

  • Keith M

    I like to see a Palin/Cruz for 2016. Will it happen? Maybe! The thing is the Republican Party has held back to much. They show it in 2008 and 2012. McCain would gotten beaten bad if it had not been for Sarah Palin. Romney started strong, but ended agreeing with Obama. The Republicans haven’t learn that they put a Moderate/Liberal for POTUS and lost.

    • hrh40

      I’m still clinging to the idea that IF Palin runs for Prez, she’ll choose an older military vet for her running mate.

      West qualifies (is he older?) on that count but there are others.

      I don’t think Petraeus is out of the question either.

      • Keith M

        West is becoming boring and more of a Moderate. I am grateful for his service, but he could not even keep his seat in the House. A VP oversee’s the Senate and West could not do it. West maybe a good Secretary of Defense. That is just my opinion.

        • stevethird

          True. But he lost because 1. The demographics of his district were altered, and, 2: flagrant voter fraud. While yes it doesn’t alter the fact that he lost, it is safe to say that in a fairly held rerun of the election that put him in office, he most certainly would have won.

          • Keith M

            The point I was making is that West lost. That is a tool that the Democrats will use,

      • dave7777

        When George Wallace ran on the American Party (3rd Party), he chose Air Force General LeMay as his running mate. The media made mincemeat out of him. The military do not make good candidates. They are used to command. West is a little different in that he resisted command.

      • TENCOLE

        I would love West as her running mate. ?
        BTW…..about West being "more of a moderate"….are you kidding me Keith?!?
        He’s only had it going a couple of months or so, but you should consider it daily reading…..

        • Keith M

          Don’t get me wrong, I like West but to me he is getting boring! But you entitled to your opinion.

        • Keith M

          West, wrote about what Richard Sherman said in the interview with Erin Andrews!


    Palin vs Hillary? Still don’t think Palin is going to run, but having said that, if Hillary is the democrat nominee I can’t see how she doesn’t.
    If Hillary runs, the gop HAS to run with a woman….at this point though, I’m not sure what other woman that would be.

    • fb274

      The voting public is much more informed about Hillary these days and will be more informed if she decides to throw her hat in the ring. Just recently W. Shoebak translated an Egyptian document:
      Additionally for more info on Hill and Bill, research the interviews of Pete Santilli of Larry Nichols. Nichols is the ghost of the Clinton’s past…..going way back to early Arkansas days.

    • hrh40

      The GOPe is clearly grooming Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The ridiculous thing is that they probably think that since Rodgers’ bio is so similar to Palin’s – having kids in office, having a Down Syndrome baby – that she’ll be a perfect substitute and all of Palin’s support will easily migrate over to Rodgers. That’s how shallow they think Palin’s support is. IMO.

      And possibly Susana Martinez.

      Outside chance for Kelly Ayotte.

      • alien4palin

        Yes, I noticed that too when they rolled out their very own fake version of Sarah Palin for their SOTU response.One can view imitation is the highest form of compliment or insult.

  • blackbird

    I might be green and naive but I honestly believe with the right candidate that is Sarah Palin, money is not a factor in determining if she can win the Presidency.

    I honestly believe with a strong candidate like the Governor that articulates and holds that bold banner of commonsense up no amount of money can defeat her, not in this day and age.

    When Sarah gets on that national stage and starts to talk of waste and corruption in Government, when she lays out her 5 point plan on foreign policy, when she talks about America exploring it’s natural resources becoming energy independent, when she talks about taxes being too high and suppressing job growth when she lays out her plan for Jobs, Jobs, Jobs the people will respond and when she deals with the burdensome debt the Markets will respond, the dollar will be strengthened and America’s credit rating restored.

    I know all the other corrupt politicians say the same thing but the Governor is not an elitist insider she is not one of the permanent political class, she is not beholden to anyone, she was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she and Todd worked hard for everything they have, she is one of the people and in my humble opinion they will elect her President.

    The people are tired of the corruption, tired of shouldering the burden of a depressed economy, tired of the lies and divisiveness, tired of the royal show that is their Government.

    I have no doubt what so ever that if Sarah Palin runs she will be President.

    Just my humble 2 cents.


    PPP ? —- I don’t trust this bunch any farther than I can throw them . —- They’re always working an angle.

    • jerseymark

      Let’s say you are right – they are pumping her up as they think she would be the easiest to beat. Let’s go with it – I tell the libs all the time that they need to make sure they vote for her in the open primaries. The leaders wouldn’t want it but the sheeple who have bought into the lies will think they were doing the Dems a favor helping to nominate Sarah. The last laugh would be on them.

      • cbenoistd

        The people who wouldn’t give her the money to finance a campaign in 2011 are not going to give money to her in 2015-16.

        • stevethird

          She never announced in 2011. She will have to do it without the bigboys. But isn’t that what we want?

      • OLDIRON

        I would only guess at their scheme, [ I was going to say logic, but logic is something that in my experience is foreign to liberals, as soon as logic hits them in the face, they revert to the name-calling, etc,, etc. ] —- it probably has more to do with cutting at one of the others than propping up Sarah, —— they probably actually believe the lamestream , [ & unfortunately many at Fox’s ] characterization of her. —– Good ! — I think Sarah herself has had something to say about underestimating her.
        Actually the description of her by a not-friendly reporter from an Alaskan newspaper when she first came on the scene & no one knew anything about her, the " enlightened " talking heads were calling her " Caribou Barbie " & such. —– This reporter said, " Don’t underestimate Sarah Palin, — the landscape up here is littered with the bodies of people that have ! "

  • Jon Kelly

    Palin – The only consistent conservative. It was Palin who first had the courage to challenge Obama Care and the coming Death Panels. It was and is Palin who first had the courage to speak out against "the DC go along – to get along crowd" be they Republican or Democrat –WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH". A class act who has a son that is in the U.S. Army actually knows in her heart what a hero is and that loyalty to a heroic friend or one’s family is the measure of a woman’s or man’s heart. SARAH PALIN IS THE PERSON THAT I WANT FOR A LEADER!!!!!!!

  • FaithColeridge33

    Why is this a surprise to some? She’s never lied to me and from start to finish I don’t have to guess where she stands on the issues. When she decided not to run in 2012 I made the comment that I think her one mistake is that she underestimates how deep her support is. If she announces she is the immediate front runner. No matter how much money she has or hasn’t raised.

    • Ron Brown

      Of course she knows that when she does announce the nonsense will intensify. The pathetic display by Perino and Tantaros is only a sample.

      But you are right, it has been my observation that Governor Palin is so humble that she likely underestimates both the depth and breadth of her support.

      She has proven that she can handle the attacks. To big oil threats: "We know the way to the courthouse also." She has courage of her convictions.

      She just needs to trust her support. And we need to BE THERE FOR HER when she does step out.

    • blackbird

      Her Brother said he believed Sarah’s decision was made based on family, but you could be right as well Faith, she has said on her first book tour she was taken back by the overwhelming show of support.

      • FaithColeridge33

        I’m more of a conspiracy theorists when it comes to her not running last time.. But again that could harken back to family reasons.

        • blackbird

          I not so much but there are a lot of people around me that are, everything from aliens to Shadow Governments

      • Keith M

        I like to see Palin run for POTUS, but I don’t think she will. I think a big factor is family and she does not want to see them used by the media.

        • blackbird

          You might be right Keith, there is good evidence that points to her not running, but we never can tell what circumstances present themselves in 2015.

          • Keith M

            yes a lot could happen. I think she worries about Trig!

            • blackbird

              yes, I agree.

    • alien4palin

      Sarah is extremely astute and one of the most savvy politician to come along since Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
      If She is ever going to run, she is running to win. Losing is never an option, the stake for America is way too high.

      2012, she decidedly very wisely is not the time with clear calculated assessment of the political landscape. Not enough of We,The People are ready. Even more crucial for true lasting reform and restoration is removing and replacing the guards in every level of government. The fundamental foundation is rotten and need to be restored and strengthened from the bottom up.

  • cbenoistd

    Damn it! I knew this would be a PPP poll before I clicked. Why do we fall for this all the time–it’s PPP, which is always Democrat and always skewed in Democrat interests! UPDATE: OLDORON beat me by 20 minutes.

  • Palinprodigy

    I’d say her favorability is must higher than this Liberal Poll claims! How could you be a God fearing patriotic American and not think of this Women favorably?

  • PhilTan

    Quick : FAUX needs to discredit this poll. Cant have the public seing this now can we. Mr Ailes, send the memo to O’Reilly and the other hacks. Faux and Friends will continue the attack meme in the morning after O’reilly kicks things off. Needs to bring in Rove with that White board to help in the misinformation. SARC !
    Run-Sarah-Run !

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    This news is not surprising, at all, but it is remarkable. Gov. Palin and her family have endured, and overcome, massive amounts of disinformation specifically targeted at destroying her credibility – from the MSM, from the Left, and from the GOPe.

    So what has happened? The MSM, the Left, and the GOPe have lost all credibility with the American people. The people do not trust any of them.

    And who do they trust? You betcha!!!

    If she runs, she will win.

    • lyndaaquarius

      historians will be writing about the housewife from Wasilla, Alaska for generations to come. We’re all only at the beginning of the story.

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        I agree 100%. If she makes up her mind to run, she will go down as one of the most beloved national leaders in our history. She has it in her. We need someone who can unite the people and bring us back to where we should be.

        Sometimes leaders make history, and sometimes history makes leaders. The guv has come along at a time when history is calling. All she has to do is answer the phone, but I just don’t know if she hears it ringing, as yet.

    • alien4palin

      "If she runs, she will win. I don’t think it would be close."

  • MarkRNY

    It is a fricken scandal that this is being buried by the stinking media. It’s ESPECIALLY scandalous that it’s not even worthy of a "pass in mention" by—-FOX! Where’s "Tea Party Bolling" on this?

    The only one I’ve heard mention her as the obvious choice to bury Hill is "Gut" (as Sarah calls him) and he’s quickly shot down, e.g.–Gut–"What about Sarah Palin?!"–Perino–"No"

    Since whatever news conservatives get is from FOX, they’re the #1 enemy of the TP imo. They have their Christiegasms (a fricken revolting thought) and primary voters want Sarah.

    14 FOX! 14 Allduds! 14 BOR!

  • Exgunman

    Should Sarah decide to make the run, We here at c4p/p4a/Am Grizzlies and maybe some other trusted sites should form a Coordinated Quick Response Delta Force to defend the guv against the liars/smear merchants/nut cases/political enemies/LSM /PDS Internet sites/ Radio/TV programs ( Not all have to support her, Just Cannot tell Lies about her w/o a response from her defenders) who issue false declarations about her and get them set straight almost instantly ourselves and to pass on really egregious accusations to a Palin QR Team to take care of from a campaign level……………….Any improvement ideas???………Good Idea ???????

  • AJ40

    so, Sarah is the most favorable in a primary. How do you like them apples? Confirms what I’ve thought all along. But I’ve thought too, that there are some qualifications that she should and probably has taken into consideration. She might run if she has a Republican House and Senate, or she might run against Mark Begich (sic).
    I listen to some talk-radio during the day at meals. Not one mention of her name either by that piece-of work Hugh Hewitt, the twerp Michael Medved, the emotional basket case Mike Gallegher, the philosopher, Dennis Preagher, not even the Rush. The only names I’ve heard mentioned are Christie, Jeb, Scott Walker, maybe Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mitch Daniels and maybe a couple of others…None of which have the charisma needed to overwhelm the Hillary (if she should run). The RNC hasn’t even thought of it. and they’ve got a winner right in front of their eyes.

    • Keith M

      I guess you are mad? Just because she has high approval rating does not mean Sarah Palin will run for run POTUS. I have said on here that I hope she runs, but I gave my opinion she will not run for POTUS.

  • blackbird

    Well said Robert. That’s how I also see it.

    After 8 years of lies and derision by both establishments the people are "waiting for a reason to walk through broken glass for a chance to restore America." they are waiting for Bold Colors – No Pale Pastels

  • AJ40

    I said she might run under certain conditions,then again,she might not. Am I mad or what?

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