Friday, September 02, 2011

Poll Watch: Rasmussen Survey on Sarah Palin

Rasmussen Survey on Sarah Palin

Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin?
  • Very favorable 12%
  • Somewhat favorable 27%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 18%
  • Very unfavorable 40%
Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president of the United States?
  • Yes, qualified 28% [23%] (26%)
  • No, not qualified 61% [63%] (61%)
  • Not sure 11% [15%] (13%)
Note: A plurality (48%) of Republicans says she is qualified for the White House. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Democrats and 55% of unaffiliated voters say she isn’t. Ninety-six percent (96%) of the Political Class say Palin isn’t qualified to be president, a view shared by 53% of those in the Mainstream.

Would it be good for the Republicans or bad for the Republicans if Sarah Palin entered the race?
  • Good for Republicans 18%
  • Bad for Republicans 60%
  • No impact 11%
  • Not sure 12%
Note: Even most Republicans (52%) believe it would be bad for the GOP if Palin threw her hat in the ring, a view shared by 74% of Democrats and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Tea Party members are almost evenly divided over the impact of a Palin run on the GOP, but non-members believe overwhelmingly that it would be bad.
Does the media treat Sarah Palin better than other candidates, worse than other candidates or about the same?
  • Better 14%
  • Worse 48%
  • About the same 35%
Note: Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Republicans and 55% of unaffiliateds think Palin gets worse coverage than the others, but just 22% of Democrats share that assessment.

How likely is it that Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012?
  • Very likely 13%
  • Somewhat likely 34%
  • Not too likely 30%
  • Not at all likely 5%
  • Undecided 18%
Survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted August 31 - September 1, 2011. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted June 2-3, 2011 are in square brackets.  Results from the poll conducted June 17-18, 2010 are in parentheses.

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