Birthers love Sarah Palin far more than any other 2012 GOP hopeful
The new poll from the Dem firm Public Policy Polling finds that a majority of likely GOP primary voters falsely believe Obama wasn’t born in the United States. But this breakdown of their attitudes towards Sarah Palin is of particular interest:
A 51% majority of national GOP primary voters erroneously think President Obama was not born in the U.S. 28% know that he was. With the latter, Palin’s favorability rating is 41-52 — other than Ron Paul, the only candidate these voters view negatively. But with birthers, she has a soaring 83-12, far higher than for any of the others.
Birthers like Palin more than all the other 2012 GOP hopefuls to an overwhelming degree. And she is the only 2012 hopeful aside from Ron Paul who is viewed negatively by Republicans who know the President was born in America. I’d say this tells us a lot about the secret to Palin’s appeal and about who she appeals to.
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