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Sarah Palin by the numbers

The public's take on Sarah Palin remains deeply split along partisan and gender lines, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, and among women, the gap between Democrats and Republicans is even wider.

Crosstabs on these questions below.

Q. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin?

              ---Favorable--   -Unfavorable--
              NET   Strongly   NET   Strongly
All           43       20      52       34

Democrat      21        9      77       57
Independent   45       18      47       32
Republican    76       42      20        6

Men           48       20      46       29
Women         39       20      57       39

Among women:

White         45       23      51       37
White/Suburb  50       26      46       33

Democrat      17        8      81       62
Independent   41       16      52       36
Republican    78       49      20        6

Q. If Palin runs for president in 2012, would you definitely vote for her, would you consider voting for her, or would you definitely not vote for her?

           Definitely    Would     Definitely
             would      consider   would not
All             9          37          53

Democrat        5          19          75
Independent     8          41          50
Republican     17          58          24

Men            11          38          50
Women           8          36          55

Among women:

White           9          39          52
White/Suburb    6          45          49

Democrat        4          16          79
Independent     6          44          50
Republican     16          61          23

Q. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Palin is or is not qualified to serve as president?

              Is        Is not
           qualified   qualified
All           38          60

Democrat      22          76
Independent   37          59
Republican    61          36

Men           42          55
Women         33          64

Among women:

White         36          62
White/Suburb  38          60

Democrat      16          83
Independent   34          63
Republican    62          35

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 16, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Crosstabs , Sarah Palin  
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Comments

Maybe she is not qualified to be President; neither was Hussein Obama when you determine what makes a person qualified. On paper, John McCain was the most qualified candidate in 2008 but he didn't get elected. So, what really makes a candidate qualified? In 2008 it turned out to be an articulate part Caucasian, part African American that wasn't a Republican. It had little to do with gender or Hillary would have been the Dems candidate.

Posted by: vangup | November 16, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

So women don't like her?

Huh. That is interesting. I wonder why?

Posted by: thomp | November 16, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

PALIN 2012! love this woman.

Posted by: DRIFTER69 | November 16, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Those are some pretty bad numbers, especially from Independents and women.

Maybe she can rehab herself prior to Primary runs....but the hardcore religious right of the Republican Party has a big marketing problem. They adore Palin, but the rest of the country doesn't. Similar numbers in different demographic groups doomed Jesse Jackson.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | November 16, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

The fact that there are quite a few people who think this wasilla hillbilly is qualified to be president of a country of 300 million people is decisive fact that democracy doesn't work.

Posted by: August30 | November 16, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Three years is a long, long time in politics.

Looking back on the 2008 VP debate, she was right about almost everything.

Posted by: pkhenry | November 16, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

How interesting, this poll did not address the opinion of Blacks.....

Posted by: alwaysAlabama | November 16, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Beware! http://www.cavcomics.com/raskol/?id=12

Let's all hope this candidacy falls apart sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Raskol1 | November 16, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

My dad can't stop talking about how cute "Sarah" is. He'd love to see her on the front page of the paper every day. I'm going to assume that a lot of guys have crushes on her so they aren't holding her to male candidate standards.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | November 16, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

So women don't like her? Huh. That is interesting. I wonder why?

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Because she's the new dumb broad in the office who gets invited to lunch with the boss so that he can watch her cleavage rest on the table.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | November 16, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

When I ask people about why they like Palin, these are the answers I always hear:
1. She was a governor!
2. She's conservative!
3. She annoys the liberals!

1. She was governor of a state with barely half the population of Fairfax County, and she quit her job when the recession was really starting to cause a squeeze in AK. She transferred colleges how many times - five? Not big on follow-through.
2. Despite ruling a population that gets paid to live in that icebox (by the rest of us, BTW), she has overseen extremely high taxes on the oil pumped in AK. Check the numbers, buckaroos: it's easy not to have a state income tax or sales tax when the Lower 48 pays the rent through gas prices and direct subsidies. Yes, I'm sure she's against gay marriage, but so what? I'm conservative and I don't care about what consenting adults do; I do care about fiscal responsibility.
3. I guess if schadenfreude is a big driver in your choice of candidates, you can score big with the weathergirl.

Posted by: thump41 | November 16, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

How interesting, this poll did not address the opinion of Blacks.....

Posted by: alwaysAlabama
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Why bother? We know how they're voting in 2012....

Posted by: boosterprez | November 16, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand this comment by pkhenry:

"Looking back on the 2008 VP debate, she was right about almost everything."

I watched the 2008 VP debate, and thought Palin said nothing of substance during the entire affair, which was one of the most embarrassing performances by a politician that I have ever witnessed.

Posted by: Selden | November 16, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

As a Democrat I was leaning towards McCain UNTIL he announced his VP and I started listening to her. That was it,McCain lost voters when he picked her. You could see in his demeanor that this wasn't his choice when he announced her name. Once she started to speak, she lost McCain thousands of votes. She is not a good candidate whether she was a GOP or a DEM. Her answers to questions betrayed her lack of education in basic knowledge of the world.

Posted by: maryfh007 | November 17, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

How interesting, this poll did not address the opinion of Blacks.....

Posted by: alwaysAlabama
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Why bother? We know how they're voting in 2012....

Posted by: boosterprez | November 16, 2009 2:24 PM
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and your point is????

Posted by: love2much SE | November 17, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

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