PPP's newest Alaska poll finds that voters in the state continue to hold a very dim view of Sarah Palin and any aspirations she might have about running for President in 2016. Only 36% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of Palin to 55% who view her negatively. Just 20% would like to see her make a bid for the White House, compared to 74% who think she should sit it out. There's actually almost as many Democrats- 17%- who want Palin to run as there are Republicans- 23%- suggesting there are as many Alaskans who want to see her run for the entertainment value as because they actually want her to be President.
Palin finishes 6th when it comes to who Republican voters want to be the 2016 Presidential candidate in her home state. Ted Cruz leads with 16%, followed by Rand Paul at 15%, Mike Huckabee at 14%, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie at 12%, Palin at 11%, Scott Walker at 7%, Paul Ryan at 6%, and Marco Rubio at 5%. Beyond the lack of enthusiasm for her among Republicans, Palin also has the dubious distinction of being the only potential GOP candidate who would trail Hillary Clinton in a head to head match up- Clinton leads Palin 46/40. The rest of the potential Republican hopefuls all lead Clinton by at least 8 points- Huckabee leads her 47/39, Bush has a 47/38 advantage, Christie is on top 45/34, and Paul has a 50/36 edge.
Of course Palin seems more interested in money making opportunities than seeking elected office again anyway- but her new internet TV channel isn't likely to get a lot of traction in Alaska- only 4% of voters in the state say they're interested in buying a subscription to it compared to 89% who say they won't and 7% who are unsure.
Other notes from Alaska:
-We've now polled Alaska three times this year and found plurality support for gay marriage in every instance. This time we find 49% of voters in favor of it to 45% who are opposed. When you bring civil unions into the discussion, 72% of voters support at least some form of legal recognition for gay couples compared to only 25% who are opposed to any at all. Even 56% of Republicans support at least civil unions.
Full results here