HolyCoast: 74% of GOP Voters Don't Want Sarah Palin to Run for President

Thursday, September 01, 2011

74% of GOP Voters Don't Want Sarah Palin to Run for President

Count me among them (from a Fox News poll):
Should Palin Run?

All in all, most voters -- 74 percent -- think Palin should stay on the sidelines in 2012. Just 20 percent think she should run for president.

The groups most likely to support Palin running are white evangelical Christians (30 percent) and Tea Party members (28 percent). Still, majorities of those groups do not think she should run (62 percent and 66 percent respectively). In addition, 72 percent of conservatives, 71 percent of Republicans and 66 percent of independents think Palin should stay out.

Women (77 percent) are a bit more likely than men (71 percent) to say Palin should sit this one out.
This makes me think a Palin announcement would not have the effect on the race that I once feared.

The same poll has Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney 26%-18%. That double's Perry's support from the previous poll in August. Everybody else is in single digits.

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