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Sarah Palin Is the Favorite Potential Candidate of Both Moderate and Conservative Republicans

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 24, 2009

 

Sarah Palin Is the Favorite Potential Candidate of Both Moderate and Conservative Republicans

In the article below, Public Policy Polling discusses the results of a national poll they conducted last week which compared the popularity among moderate Republicans of Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Newt Gingrich. Their results show that Sarah Palin is the favorite potential candidate among moderate Republicans – just as she is among conservative Republicans. That should pretty much cover the Republican Party, wouldn’t you say? At least, I’ve not been hearing much about any liberal Republicans. It seems like those folks are usually on the other side of the aisle.

PPP refers to a CNN poll in which Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee were compared to Obama for the 2012 election. What they do not mention is that CNN found no clear frontrunner between the three among male respondents. However, Sarah Palin held a 10% advantage over Huckabee and a 12% advantage over Romney among female respondents. (I’m not sure how they did their math, but this sounds like an overall advantage for Sarah Palin to me.) There was a significant change from the CNN poll in December, in which Huckabee polled 2% higher than Palin among females. As Hot Air opined, the tide is turning – in many ways.

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Palin: the moderate choice?

by Tom Jensen

Public Policy Polling

Closeup Photo of Sarah in White Blouse at Microphone

One interesting fact within our national poll looking at the 2012 Presidential picture last week: Sarah Palin is the most popular potential candidate with moderate Republicans.

61% have a favorable opinion of her to 53% for Mitt Romney, 50% for Mike Huckabee, and 44% for Newt Gingrich.

She’s generally thought of as the darling of the conservative wing of the party- and she’s the most popular there too as 83% view her positively to 79% for Huckabee, 77% for Gingrich, and 69% for Romney- but it may come as a surprise that she’s tops with moderates as well.

That popularity with the centrist wing of the party speaks well to her prospects for assembling the coalition of voters she would need to win the nomination…but she continues to poll the weakest in a general election match up, setting up what could be a hard choice for some GOP voters in 2012 between who they like the most and who they think can actually beat Barack Obama.

Posted by Tom Jensen at 9:48 AM

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/06/palin-moderate-choice.html

See the CNN article at: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/02/27/cnn-poll-gop-2012-gender-gap-use-this-version/

See Hot Air’s article at: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/02/27/cnn-poll-of-republicans-palin-29-huckabee-26-romney-21/

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