PPP Poll: Sarah Palin Could Unite GOP

The GOP's Real Uniter

An interesting bit of data is buried in a PPP Poll released today, showing that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is more popular among conservatives than any of the actual candidates in the race.  Nobody should be surprised, but after Governor Palin bowed out of the nomination race in October, there has been a continuing undercurrent of support for some method by which to bring her into the race after all.  Many focused on a draft movement, while others have been talking about a possible brokered convention.  All of this is a continuing demonstration of the power of Sarah Palin’s appeal with the conservative base of the party, but also with the more moderate and independent-minded wing of the party.  That’s noted in this article as well, and it’s interesting to see how Gov. Palin compares:

“The talk of a brokered convention never seems to die down and one interesting finding on this poll was that Sarah Palin is far more popular than any of the actual Republican candidates in the race. Her net favorability is +48, with 68% of voters rating her favorably to only 20% with a negative opinion. That compares favorably to +29 for Santorum, +19 for Romney, and -26 for Paul.”

“Palin is someone GOP delegates might be able to unify around in the case of a hopelessly deadlocked convention. She is seen positively by Gingrich voters (85/7), Santorum supporters (80/10), and Romney ones (57/27) alike. That’s a contrast to Romney who is disliked by both Santorum (38/48) and Gingrich (32/54) voters and Santorum who is disliked by Romney (38/48) voters and only seen narrowly favorably by Gingrich (46/42) backers.”

So you want to know who can unite the Republican party?  It isn’t Mitt Romney.  Once again, this reveals what many ‘Palinistas’ have known for some time: Governor Palin’s appeal is more broad-based than anybody else one can name in the GOP.  This poll merely confirms that view, and it’s part of the reason so many were shocked when she announced she would not seek the GOP nomination back in October.

I believe this is the reason the war on Governor Palin has recommenced lately, because I think both Romney and Obama see her as the biggest threat.  Romney fears a brokered convention, because it could lead to that kind of outcome, and Obama fears her impact with voters.  It’s all about a preemptive strike against the one person the GOP establishment and the left sees as the biggest threat to their joint power-sharing hegemony in American politics.

 

 

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  • JohnInFlorida

    It’s nice to see someone talking, however briefly, about
    1.) who can actually unite the Republicans
    AND
    2.) who can get the job done and defeat Obama!

    “Romney and Obama see her as the biggest threat.”

    Romney fears a brokered convention … and Obama fears her impact with voters.”

    “the GOP establishment and the left sees (Palin) as the biggest threat to their joint power-sharing hegemony in American politics.”  And this power-sharing hegemony is a huge threat to America’s survival, second only to Obamalinsky.

    You betcha!

  • the unit

    How about a new  first lady…who is also Commander in Chief?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Lynn/1831312967 Sue Lynn

    Tea Party ask Sarah Palin to serve!!!! She would do to save the country she loves.

  • jerseyflash

    Romney FEARS Sarah because he will loss again…Ercel FEARS Sarah because as she has said
    ” I wasn’t on the TOP of the ticket “…IF ??? Sarah gets into the race, I believe that Mittens will fade like a poorly colored t-shirt in the summer sun…Ercel’s FEAR…Sarah comes after him like letting a junk-yard dog off of the chain…they chained and muzzled her in 2008…that was McRino’s biggest mistake…This MOMMA-GRIZZ will not be taking any prisoners
    In 2008 there were 2 races going on…so much of the time was split between the 2 parties…it was like watching a tennis match…NOW…2012… fells like a 15 round heavy weight fight that needed a knock out 5 rounds ago…nobody in the ring has a knock-out punch…IN STEPS Sarah..POW..POW
    Knock-out

    Palin/West 2012 and 2016  (CARDIAC CUDA)

     

  • Ron

    Go Sarah!

  • Franklin nechi

    True verdict. Clearly, GOP establishment is out of touch.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    Rock on, Mark! I’ve shared this via Twitter, FB, and C4P…

  • Snyderart2000

    I couldn’t agree more…  here’s hoping for a brokered convention…
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palin-Our-Brokered-Convention-Selection/219407098154932?ref=tn_tnmn

  • Cheryl55

    Sara Palin has NO CHANCE of beating Obama and what she SHOULD have done with her popularity was to go full speed ahead campaigning for Newt Gingrich, the Candidate she supposedly voted for!! Gingrich HAS the record, the Experience and the guts to beat Obama! We have all ready seen what they do to Sara Palin on the national front and it was not pretty! This would happen again..three fold as NOW they have fodder! Because of Newts negatives SHE would have been a great force by holding huge rallies in those states where he came in second, had she done that HE would have won them?  I swear this is the problem with the Republican Party too many chiefs and NOT enough Indians!! Everybody wants to be somebody and NOBODY is willing to help anyone else. This will be there downfall!  Had Romney realized a long time ago that blowing MILLIONS of dollars to literally carpet bomb Gingrich’s character…was NOT going to curry favor with the voters…INSTEAD he should have offered him a position and had him unite with him..But again, just like Sara this self serving attitude gets NONE of them anywhere.  I would imagine had she backed Gingrich and he won, HE definitely would have found a place for her in his cabinet…and that is a START ….she as with most of them have to START somewhere?  Because of the fact that the Democrats are UNITED is the very reason they will win in the Fall.

    • http://markamerica.com markamerica

      Cheryl,

      That’s an interesting theory, but perhaps you should read the polling data. I’m not sure your central thesis is true. Remember, in 2008, Gov. Palin had to go along with the McCain campaign’s directives. That wouldn’t be the case if she does ever run for President. The left doesn’t have anything new remaining on Gov. Palin: They’ve used it all. Repeatedly. People have become tired of hearing it.

  • RebinTexas

    This just showed up on Sarah’s FB page – or I just found it. Either way – all I can say is that I am still praying………

  • patriC18

    Sarah Palin Présidente !!!