Tea Party and GOP Voters Want Sarah Palin to Stay Out of 2012 Race

A Fox News Poll, conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research and unveiled late on Thursday, revealed that voters do not want former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin entering the presidential race. Palin will be stumping in Iowa, which holds the first caucus, and New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary, over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

After finding her in distant third place in the Republican presidential race, behind Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, when Fox News looked at all voters they found very little support for a possible Palin presidential campaign.

Only 20 percent of all voters wanted Palin to run for the White House while 74 percent opposed the idea -- and the voters who wanted her to stay out of the contest included a large part of her base.

A mere 25 percent of Republicans backed a Palin presidential candidacy while 71 percent were lined up against it. Even among voters who considered themselves part of the tea party movement, Palin flopped. Only 28 percent of the tea party voters supported Palin entering the race while 66 percent opposed it.

She did even worse among independents and Democrats. Twenty-one percent of independents wanted Palin to run while 66 percent did not want her in the race. Palin floundered with Democrats, with only 16 percent wanting her to run while 80 percent wanted her to stay on the sidelines.

The poll of 911 registered voters was taken from Aug. 29-31 and had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

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5:53PM SEP 4TH 2011
New flash for the GOP, Palin, Perry, Romney and the other constitutionally challenged candidates will never win over the needed portion of the 35% of independents to beat Obama. There is only one candidate who can beat Obama under the GOP banner and that is Ron Paul...and the GOP would rather lose and perpetuate the professional wrestling grade integrity of politics as usual, than to brave a constitutionally limited president like Ron Paul. Sadly, the boys in the Establishment feat the constitution more than they fear four more years of Obama.
5:19PM SEP 2ND 2011
Palin doesn’t need to be our president. The salary isn’t enough for her and she’d just abandon the post like she did in Alaska. Do you want someone in office whose main focus isn’t on the people but on her bank account? What Sarah’s after is fame and fortune and everything that goes. See the ways she sells herself at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecstasy-of-sarah-palin_15.html
Carlton West
12:15PM SEP 2ND 2011
Establishment troglodytes & poisonous toads like Karl Rove & Bill O'Reilly don't want Sarah to run. It's always easy to skew a survey.

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