TRENDING: Palin endorsement hurts more than it helps?
Specifically, 15 percent of those surveyed said they would “have some reservations” about a candidate whom Palin backed while 37 percent responded they would be “very uncomfortable” if the Alaska governor had lent her support. Only 25 percent said they would react positively toward a candidate carrying Palin’s stamp of approval. The survey, conducted on June 17-21, interviewed 1000 adults and carries a sampling error of plus or minus three percent.
But an endorsement from Palin has proven to pay dividends in Republican primaries this year. Nearly every candidate the former Alaska governor has backed has gone on to win their contest. Most recently, Palin went three for three in statewide contests held June 8.
Thank You Captain Obvious!111!!!
Short Version: Sarah Palin makes a difference in races where a radical conservative GOP candidate gets her endorsement then beats the really conservative candidate (and at least one case where the really conservative GOP candidate didn’t seek an endorsement, but got it when he was already 10 points up…but let’s not nitpick.)