Palin Gaining Independents

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Sinatra, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    Recent Gallop polling shows Sarah Palin gaining ground with Independent voters - the same group that is moving away from President Obama.

    44% of Independents polled described themselves as at least "somewhat likely" to vote for Palin in 2012 - with nearly 20% describing themselves as "very likely".

    Palin continues to do very well among Republicans - with 72% describing themselves as at least somewhat likely to vote for her in 2012 - 35% indicating very likely.

    Perhaps most surprising is 17% of Democrats declaring at least a somewhat likely vote for Palin in 2012.

    This same poll shows a majority of Americans believing the media's treatment of Palin is "unfair".


    Many Americans Still See Political Future for Palin
     
  2. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    30,322
    Thanks Received:
    5,203
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +5,492
    It's true that Palin is gaining independence by quitting her job.

    Now she can fish.
     
  3. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    If Obama continues to lose ground with these Independents, he too will have plenty of time in a few years for fishing...
     
  4. Modbert
    Offline

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,178
    Thanks Received:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,962
    These results are gamed but I'm not sure why you put much into it.

    Consider this:

    These polls numbers are not having her run against anybody within her own party or Obama.

    These poll numbers seem to put more emphasis on the "somewhat likely" aspect then the very likely aspect. The fact only 72% of Republicans would vote her isn't that great, neither is the fact only 35% are very likely to. If only 20-30% of Independents voted for her against Obama, she'd lose handily. The next election as several of the last ones have come down to the Independents.
     
  5. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,940
    Thanks Received:
    5,212
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,683
    Palin scares the Libs. He he!
     
  6. Soaring
    Offline

    Soaring Active Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    502
    Thanks Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +91
    When was the last time the Libertarians helped to elect a president? You can stick a fork in Palin, she is done.
     
  7. bigdaddygtr
    Offline

    bigdaddygtr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,139
    Thanks Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +72
    Is her extensive understanding of the Bush Doctrine that scares libs the most
     
  8. pete
    Offline

    pete The food stamp president

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,581
    Thanks Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +232
    He has plenty of time now .... !!!
    Heck he even drags the family along ....
     
  9. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    One would hope she'd scare Republicans more. :cuckoo:
     
  10. AllieBaba
    Offline

    AllieBaba BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    33,778
    Thanks Received:
    3,648
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +3,650
    ??
    what on earth did she ever have to do with Bush?
     

Share This Page