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December 28, 2010


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A real Alaskan

Most of us in Alaska cant stand Sarah. I know her personally to the point where I can hug her on the street (and I have) but I still wouldnt vote for her. I know her to well. Im still amazed at how little the voters in the lower 48 actually know about her...yet they follow her blindly.Shes done good for herself so far, we in Alaska hope that she leaves it at that.

Dustin Ingalls

Does PPP get money either directly or indirectly from George Soros?Indirectly? Well, Im sure weve gotten money indirectly from George W. Bush if you trace it back to the federal reserve bank.I do not doubt the accuracy here, I figger her totals are still higher than the current president......You serious? Shes by far less popular than Obama. Hes more popular than most of the Republicans in most of these states, but especially Palin.There is no way in a head-to-head matchup of Sarah vs. Obama that Sarah loses Montana.Who said she would? We have her beating him by 5 there, but thats the only place shes beating him. In Missouri, shes the only Republican who DOESNT lead him.Shell also get Indiana and North Carolina out of the gate.Down by 14 in NC. IN will not be a put-away state, but we cant poll it ourselves to confirm.The election will hinge on her winning Ohio (GOP swept all offices this past election), Virginia, and Florida (West or Rubio on the ticket).Down by 7 in OH, 11 in VA, and 14 in FL. Your case is not building. Also, you mean West or Rubio as Palins running mate? That screams disaster in terms of experience (and in Wests case, sanity).Thats it.You make it sound easy, but youve described an uphill battle.Once her campaign starts, numbers will change as they will for all the candidates as people see where they stand on the issues.Everyone already knows who she is and where she stands. Shes the most well-known non-incumbent presidential candidate since Hillary two years ago, but if she were the nominee, shed be the best-known challenger this far out since probably Eisenhower.the GOP won the womens vote 49-48 this past November.There is no question women will fall strongly to Obama, as they usually do toward Democrats. Palin actually often does worse with women both in the GOP and general electorate than do the other candidates, and better with men than women, which Republicans always do in the general, regardless of the candidates gender. In your beloved OH, for instance, shes up 47-44 with men, but Obamas up 53-37 with women, who are more numerous than men. That more than explains his lead. Obama actually has similar leads with women against the other Republicans, but they lead by 8-11 with men, not 3.Sapwolf, are you the new Christian Liberty/Herbie, making fantasy assertions without data to back it up?How old IS this poll anywayExcept Alaska, all done since the election, so not old at all.


As a 25 year resident of Wasilla, AK. I can say it is no surprise that she has fooled so many on a national scale, having done the same here for many years. Anyone willing to pay attention would have noticed that, after her selection by John McCain, the silence from Alaska Republicans was deafening. Hardly any of them respected her competence as a leader, plus they were afraid of her. She is poisonous, through and through, and has been a dismal failure at the most important job any of us will ever have -- parenting.


Oh,pshaw! How old IS this poll anyway, and how horribly biased can it be? Froth on, fools, you will see the truth shortly.


There is no way in a head-to-head matchup of Sarah vs. Obama that Sarah loses Montana.Thats just silly talk.Shell beat O in every state McCain won plus the 1 evote in Nebraska to.Sarah will start with 180 electoral votes out of the gate.Shell also get Indiana and North Carolina out of the gate.The election will hinge on her winning Ohio (GOP swept all offices this past election), Virginia, and Florida (West or Rubio on the ticket).Then she only needs one more state from the following: NV,NM,CO,IA,WI,NHThats it. Once her campaign starts, numbers will change as they will for all the candidates as people see where they stand on the issues.Unlike Obama, in the battleground states, Sarah is more aligned on the issues with the voters, and the GOP won the womens vote 49-48 this past November.2012 will be the year Sarah or another Common-Sense Constitutional Conservative gets elected.It will be 1980 all over again if the economy does not improve and we are STILL bogged down in Afghanistan. That war is the Bush/Obama War now.


Obama is at around 40% approval in Ohio.If Sarah wins the GOP Primary, shell beat Obama in Ohio, which is a prime battleground state.The LSM does not want her to run because Axelrod is afraid of her. Reagan was polling the same before he decisively defeated Carter in 80.If Sarah does not run, shell probably endorse another common-sense constitutional conservative who is acceptable to the TPM and to socons.What would be bad is if the GOP went with another moderate like Romney or a big-government guy like Huckabee. Both would easily be defeated by Obama once the LSM is redirected to attacking them.Also, Sarah is not as popular in Alaska because she resigned and because she was the VP candidate.If she wins the primary, Alaskans will vote for her over Obama because O wants to continue the locking up of gas, oil, minerals while Sarah wants to open it up get more energy domestically and to help Alaska.The GOP Primary winner will be either Sarah, or whoever she endorses.




You cant convince a fox viewer that the sky is blue, if fox says otherwise. Palin is hated by so many because they see her for the snake oil salesman she is, nothing more and almost nothing less. She is all about the money and will say anything you want to get it. Its been so funny to watch her new show, because its obvious that she is a fake outdoorsman, just like a fake everything else. She disgusts me because she takes advantage of patriotic americans, whos only mistake was to think fox news is the only news outlet that will tell them the truth.


Republicans are starting to strongly coalesce behind Huckabee. Its a very good idea for them to do so, not only because he can beat Obama in a debate and bring Conservatism to the White House, but also because we dont want to have a candidate who is all beat up from the primaries taking on Obamas $Billion+ dollars that he will have at his disposal.

Jonny V

you figger wrong potatoe.heres hoping a lot of conservatives (I use scare quotes because I dont think theres anything conservative about modern US conservatives - its just another word for ignorant at this point) are delusional enough to think she has a chance of beating President Obama and vote for her in the GOP primaries.


potatoe, Im no big fan of Obama, but you are wrong on the approval of him.Here is one. 46%http://www.gallup.com/poll/145097/obama-approval-rating-holding-steady-midterm.aspxOthers have him as high as 52%http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/obama_favorableunfavorable-643.htmlSorry to burst your bubble.


Your polls are so biased. Who would ever believe you?Not I.But nice try....no cigar!


I work regularly in the Alaskan bush and I have been telling my friends back in the real world this for more than a year. Among Alaskans who live outside of the Anchorage area, of all parties, her favorability approaches zero. Her pretense to being a hunter and outdoorswoman is recognized as baloney. Shes widely regarded as an embarrassment to the state, even among staunch Christian conservatives.

Jamison Faught

Id bet she has a positive approval rating in Oklahoma.


MSM would be happy to see McCain run again.


I do not doubt the accuracy here, I figger her totals are still higher than the current president......


Mr. Jensen,Could you please also post the fav/unfav chart for Gingrich, Huckabee and Romney?


I blog about the immediate need for the Democrats to stop using Palin as ammo, since it could certainly backfire in 2012. Check it out: http://simonmthompson.wordpress.com/


Does PPP get money either directly or indirectly from George Soros?


Very interesting information. Thanks for sharing.


As a fifth-generation Alaskan, I find myself surrounded by people who wish that Palin was just a bad dream. Shes a wackadoo, even by my right-wing standards, and the values of Alaskans tend to run more parallel with Huckabee, to be honest. (Well, except for the Alaskans who only look out for themselves, dont finish out their committments, do almost everything for personal gain and whine about the consequences of their decisions ALL OF THE TIME. Sarah has quite the merry albeit small band of followers up here.) That her popularity has nosedived does not surprise me...that Palin will challenge that as fact is almost certain. I can only hope I get the chance to tell Sarah Palin to her face exactly what I think of her, and why. Oh wait, shes never IN Alaska anymore, unless shes shooting a TV episode. Silly me.


I cannot believe any sane person actually believes the cackle of bs Sarah Palin spews out. Im still an ardent Republican suporter, but i will not vote if shes nominated.


I just love when all of these most misinformed viewers from Fox News come on anywhere and start posting...too funny. The key terms these days from them these days Soros. It was ACORN and Unions, now Soros that can only offer pittance compared to the billionaire giving money to their Republicon crooks through the United States Chamber of Congress. Its no wonder theyre known as the most misinformed people in the country...Fox News viewers!


I agree with every Alaskan that has commented on here so far. I think you’d be hard pressed to find one that didn’t. I sure hope the populace in the lower 48 pays attention to the Alaskan sentiment. I too am a lifetime Alaskan, the last 27 years in Wasilla. I guarantee what you see her doing on TV is not how she has lived in Alaska; it is no more her lifestyle than it is Paris Hilton’s. That is fine when one is an actor/actress but she would have you believe this is truth. She sincerely believes that people buy into this act because along the way she invokes religion, patriotism, and family as if calling down mystical powers that will blind the onlookers to the truth and I guess some are. Taking all this into context what it illuminates is a lie. Now since she is lying to the public about her life in general one might ask why? Palins interest is only in herself. She uses religion, patriotism, and family to further one goal, self-interest. But in contrast if any one of those things, god, country, or family stood in the way of her own self-interest they would be swept aside in a heartbeat and that is why Alaskans dont like her, but more importantly dont trust her. Sarah used her position as mayor of Wasilla, among other things to keep her drug dealing son out of jail by threats and coercion, I was there I know. She used her power as Governor unapologetically, in similar ways for personal gain and self advancement. She has used issues with her children, at their expense for one reason, to further her own self-interest and then jokes about it on TV at her daughter’s expense “see Bristol there are plenty of fish in the sea”. If we are indeed concerned about the character of someone we put in power I sincerely hope that the star struck following she has wakes up. I would like to believe that the public is on a higher plain of intelligence but I am in no way assured.


Sapwolf, You insult us Buckeyes by assuming a GOP primary win for Palin results in our being stupid enough to vote for her in an election. You have seriously insulted the Great State of Ohio.


No one polled me and my friends. We would have raised it at least some. She is just too confident for most men to handle. Go, Sarah go. You do not have to be President to be a success. In fact, it appears being President is the way to not be sucessful.


For the clown who said the so called mainstream media would be happy if McCain ran again, think about this. Why do these outlets you refer to continually hammer Palin, thus decreasing her favorablility? Because as anyone of any political stripes knows, she would be the easiest GOP candidate for Obama to beat. So wouldnt they actually spend four years building her up, only to tear her down upon receiving the nomination? Mull that around your Limbaugh and Propagannity brainwashed noggin for awhile.


God I love my home state of Florida! The most powerful swing state in the country. Even when they went Republican they managed to pick the better of the Bush brothers! But, it does not surprise me they do not care for Palin. For all its various extremes it lands right in the middle!


Thats it neo-cons, blame the pollster, not the poll. Sarah Palin is an embarrassment not only to Alaska, but to the country as well.Lets see her refudiate these numbers


@Sapwolf>Reagan was polling the same before he decisively defeated Carter in 80.What the hell are you talking about? Reagan never had unfavorables this high before reaching the presidency. There was a point when Americans were concerned about his age, but he was always well-liked by the public.


Interesting (and not surprising) that so many Alaskans have commented here and expressed strong opinions against Mistress Sarah, Self-Styled Queen of the Alaskan Wilderness. Anyone with a lick of common sense could see she is a populist fool lacking in anything approximating a brain. The Alaskans I know arent fooled by idiocy and Im sure many more Republicans there than have actually spoken out on it were relieved she resigned as governor.She has hijacked what couldve been a group that made a real difference in addressing tax inequities and stupid spending practices by the government (regardless of party) - the Tea Partiers - instead making them a party that attracts the lunatic fringe from the right, the gun nuts, the survivalists, the anti-Obamaists-for-no-reason, the birthers, the racists and other wackos. Any conservative with a brain is probably as nervous as a hooker in church (as liberals are) that somehow she may win the Republican nomination.For the record, Im an independent and a centrist, have no party loyalties and only support candidates that have an IQ over a 80.


(West or Rubio on the ticket).Please, please, please, run Palin-Allen West for President. Youd probably end up with zero electoral votes at that point as soon as the racist Deep South vote stays at home and throws these states to the Democratic column as well.




Amazingly Ted Stevens grew up in the same neighborhood as my dad. His people were from the same place.Hmm.It wasnt Alaska, but it was an area where a whole big bunch of folks lived who could stand that 50 below stuff.As it turns out I have some fairly close cousins working for Sarah and working against her. Last thing Id do when it comes to a family dispute is claim Oregon as some sort of source of wisdom or experience.Good grief.So sick.

George Law

I was born in Anchorage and lived in Fairbanks through my second year of college. My grandfather walked from Valdez to Fairbanks in the winter of 1902 and lived there for 60 years.Sarah Palin sickens me with her use of office for her financial gain. She is dumb as a box of rocks and has been repeating the mantra (Cliff Notes)that someone wrote for her in 2008.Although my mother was born in Fairbanks in 1910 and lived there for 52 years, she never engaged in any winter sports, dog sledding, river boating of any of the other activites Sarah claims she does in her new show. My mother was the norm rather than the exception. I never knew anyone, men or women, who engaged in all the outdoor activities sarah claims are everyday occurrences in her life. I never operated a snow mobile or went skiing until I moved to Oregon. Sure you can do those things in Alaska, but at minus 50 degrees plus it is just to damn cold. I had a few friends who have their own planes but they never go out and shoot wildlife from them. I would speculate that sarahs only charge into the outdoors was with a Visa card at Maceys or Nordstroms--preferably a card on someone elses account. e.g. The GOP. Sarahs depiction of life in Alaska is a myth, a facade, a deliberate misrepresentation calculated to make her appear to be interesting and vital. She is neither. She had the good fortune to be given a pretty face. Unfortunately she felt that was all that was needed. Even though she has been told many times that she has to get her face out of the camera and into some books, magazines and newspapers, she has not heeded that vital advice and therefore comes across as an uneducated cretin to those who actually know the issues and educate themselves if they dont.


Pallin is an embarrassment to look at and to ear from. To believe that she knows politics is ludicrous.She could not even contained her teenage girl to have a kid.Looking at the Americans that like Pallin to become the President of the US, show us Canadians that your heads are screwed on backwards.The President Obama is the best thing that happened to the Americans for a big while. He and his team are taking care of the poor people.Bush left a big mess to deal with.From where I am, in Quebec, we admired your President. We wish ours was as good as yours, but that is not the case.Best wishes for the Holidays!

Article Dude

As for Palin - it doesnt matter what they say as long as they spell your name right...


George Law, I love you.Jay Diamond


Sapwolf......Independents in Ohio will go 80-20 for any Democrat over Palin.Thats why Rpve is actively knocking her out.Dream on.Common Sense Conservative, MY FOOT.The woman is a moronic LOON.And her own party, AND HER OWN STATE, knows it!She polls 33% approval in Alaska !Nuff Said !Keep drinking out of hannitys bowl.

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