Palin’s favorability ratings drop to new low: Poll

March 17th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Washington, Mar 17(ANI): A new poll has found that former US Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s favorability ratings among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have dropped to a new low.

According to the ABC News/Washington Post poll, 58 percent of those voters still view her favorably - not exactly shabby, by most standards.

However, compared with the 88 percent favorable rating she enjoyed right after John McCain picked her as his running mate in 2008 - and even the 70 percent positive rating she enjoyed as recently as October - Palin is definitely on a downward slide.

Even more troubling for Palin, especially if she harbors presidential ambitions, is that her negative ratings among Republicans are higher than those for other possible GOP presidential contenders, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Thirty-seven percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners see Palin unfavorably, the survey said.

It exceeds former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s unfavorable ratings by 11 percentage points, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s by 16 points, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s by 19 points. (ANI)

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