Sarah Palin smashes Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton in new polls
Posted by Dr. Fay on May 3, 2015
Interesting article by Lance Thate at St. Augustine Tea Party Examiner. (h/tp @GeraldineLewis) Note that the pollsters sampled visitors to the historic district of St. Augustine, which receives 5 million visitors per year. This would provide a potentially national representation in the polls.
Thate’s April 20 article includes this description of the polling:
The reader should bear in mind that this is not an opinion poll strictly from St. Augustine residents. Very few people on St. George Street, on any one day are from the city. St. George Street is populated by people from every state in the union, and many countries of the world. The poll was random and face-to-face. Only American citizens of voting age were allowed to participate.
New Poll: Palin Slams BushApril 26, 2015 10:52 PM MST——————–
Palin Slams Bush
New Poll Destroys the Vision of the Elite GOP Leadership
Republican’s “Rock Star Status” Ignored by both the Media and GOP
On April 25, 2015 a random face-to-face poll was conducted in St. Augustine, Florida, testing the strength of two potential presidential candidates. The question was “Who would you vote for Sarah Palin or Jeb Bush?” The results are as follows:
1. Palin 55%
2. Bush 37%
3. Neither 8%
The poll was conducted by the Town Crier Committee. The Town Criers, a committee of the St. Augustine Tea Party, have been engaging the public in the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida for over four years. The historic district hosts 5 million visitors per year. [See http://www.examiner.com/review/a-look-at-town-crier-s-history.]
The committee has been running a series of polls, testing the effects of media slander against Gov. Palin. The first poll was taken January 31, 2015. The poll involved Palin and Clinton. Palin received 74%. The second poll, on April 18, 2015, was after Clinton announced and the money scandal started to surface. Palin received 79%. [See http://www.examiner.com/article/hillary-decimated-by-palin-today-s-poll.]
The Republicans have a Winner
Republicans have a winner. There is no one that the Democrats could put up that would beat Sarah Palin. They know it; the Republican leadership knows it. From conversations with Republicans on this subject this reporter concludes that the Party would prefer to lose an election than embrace the former Governor of Alaska. Governor Palin was a reformer. She cleaned up the corruption surrounding the oil industry in Alaska. If you were involved in the corruption, being a Republican didn’t save you. And then going rogue during the vice presidential campaign. The Republican elite do not want candidates that lead, they want followers. So, the Republicans are doing what they do when you go rogue; they shun you.
The Public Loves Sarah because She’s a Real Person
The following observations were made during the polling: 1) Women were more likely to vote for Palin than Bush. 2) Age did not seem to be a factor.3) Young Libertarians, who would have been horrified a few years ago to vote for a conservative, a neocon, were far more likely to vote for Palin because they are looking for someone real.4) In fact, the public polled generally has great affection for Sarah because they perceive that she is “a real person” who would look out for their interests and not her own. She demonstrated that in Alaska. The public believe she stands for American values and decency; she speaks truth to power.
Over and above the fact that Palin won over Bush in this poll, is the realization that the Media’s negative characterization of Palin failed to convince the public who participated in this poll.