(Rasmussen Reports) Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palins than they are to President Obamas, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 40% say their views are closer to the presidents than to those of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate. Among the Political Class, however, 68% say their views are more like Obamas, while 63% of Mainstream voters describe their views as more like Palins. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party say their views are more like Palins. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats say they think more like the president. White House Press secretary Robert Gibbs last week said Palin is perhaps the most formidable force in the Republican Party right now, but just 22% of all voters agree. Fifty-two percent (52%) do not believe Palin is the partys most formidable force. Twenty-six percent (26%) arent sure.