71% of Americans think Palin unqualified to be president

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    Poll: Tea Party Shows Favorable Opinion; Skepticism for Sarah Palin - ABC News


    Poll: Tea Party Shows Prospects; Less So for Sarah Palin
    35 Percent of Americans Express a Favorable Opinion of the Tea Party Movement
    ANALYSIS
    By GARY LANGER
    Feb. 11, 2010

    The Tea Party movement has the potential for significant political clout, but with challenges: high negatives, a fuzzy image and broader-than-ever skepticism about one of its most prominent backers, former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
    Poll shows 71 percent of Americans believe she's unqualified to be president.

    Thirty-five percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll express a favorable opinion of the Tea Party overall, while 40 percent see it negatively. While that's far from ideal, another result bodes better: Forty-five percent agree at least somewhat with the movement's positions on the issues -- more than the 36 percent who disagree.

    On both questions substantial numbers -- a fifth to a quarter -- remain undecided about the movement. And nearly two-thirds don't yet have a strong sense of what the Tea Party's all about -- results that show the extent to which many minds have yet to be made up.

    Palin's own ratings are weaker, apparently hurt rather than helped by her return to the spotlight. Fifty-five percent of Americans see her unfavorably, the most basic measure of a public figure's popularity, and 71 percent believe she's not qualified to serve as president, a position she said Sunday she'll consider seeking. Both negatives are at new highs.

    Palin's more popular in her own party -- 69 percent of Republicans see her favorably. But far fewer, 37 percent, do so "strongly." (By contrast, in an ABC/Post poll last month, 70 percent of Democrats had a strongly favorable opinion of Barack Obama.) More problematic for Palin is that even in her own party [B]52 percent think she's not qualified for the presidency -- up by 16 points from an ABC/Post poll in November, [/B]shortly before the publication of her memoir, in which she criticizes the strategy of the 2008 Republican presidential campaign.

    Far more Americans see Palin strongly unfavorably, 38 percent, than strongly favorably, 18 percent. Among independents -- swing voters in national politics -- just 36 percent see her favorably overall, vs. 53 percent unfavorably, and only 29 percent think she's qualified for the presidency.
     
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    I'm sure that the Palinistas will vigorously argue that the poll is wrong, the poll is biased, the msm is afraid of Palin, etc., etc., etc.

    But she would be the biggest boon to the Democrats in 2012.
     
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    LOL....another poll about how palin's numbers are shrinking.....

    good, let's hope all the lemming dems keep their eyes focused on palin
     
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    She hasn't announced any intentions to run for President and they're doing bogus polls to "prove" that Americans don't want her. :lol: Idiots.

    Oh btw, 99% of patriotic Americans think Obama is a communist.
     
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    Just can't have too many Palin threads...
     
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    People who think Obama is a communist, have no idea what a communist is. And I love people who like to say other's are not partiotic, just shows what a partisan hack you are.
     
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    I agree she isn't qualified. She's almost as unqualified as Obama IS.
     
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    Palin isn't running for anything. Should anyone care??

    Slow day or what???
     
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    Exactly.:clap2:
     
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    That poll gives me a bit of hope for America.
    PDS is apparently not nearly as rampant as I had feared.
     

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