Palin’s resignation boosts her standing with Republicans, dents it with Independents and Dems

From USA Today:

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin’s bombshell that she will resign as Alaska governor actually has boosted her a bit among Republicans, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, though it also has dented her standing among Democrats and independents.

Palin, tapped by GOP presidential nominee John McCain as his running mate last year, remains a favorite of Republicans and conservatives — and a nemesis for Democrats. Two-thirds of Republicans want Palin to be “a major national political figure for many years to come,” while three-fourths of Democrats hope she won’t be. Independents by 55%-34% would prefer she leave the national stage.

The findings underscore how polarized opinions of Palin were even before Friday’s surprise announcement. Seven in 10 Americans say their views weren’t affected by her decision. Among those whose opinions have shifted, Democrats by 4-1 and independents by 2-1 feel less favorably toward her. Republicans, however, are inclined to see her more favorably.

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Down, but is she out?

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One Response to Palin’s resignation boosts her standing with Republicans, dents it with Independents and Dems

  1. zeusiswatching says:

    This Republican, while very pleased with the brave, energetic campaign Gov. Palin waged for the VP slot, is not pleased with her leaving her elected post early.

    She has been a good governor for Alaska and quitting to perhaps take a chance at the roll of the dice for 2012 doesn’t seem like a wise decision for now or the future. It would be nice to be proven wrong on this.

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