From Rasmussen Reports:
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability.
Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the party’s ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%) Very Unfavorable.
When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year — Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.
Three other sitting governors – Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Charlie Crist of Florida and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota – all pull low single-digit support.
According to FOX News Jindal, Crist and Pawlenty are the frontrunners for 2012. What do they each have that Sarah doesn’t? Two things: “low single-digit support” and a penis.
Now why does a lefty-librul petulant clown care about a conservative Republican from caribou country? Because in 2012 it is virtually certain that the election for President will come down to a Democrat vs. a Republican. I would like the choice to be between the best candidate from each party.
I would love to get to pick between Hillary and Sarah in four years. I would hate having Barry and Mitt as my options. If you were picking the next GOP nominee, which potential first family would you choose? This one::
or this one: