Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Des Moines Register's Poll: Palin's favorability rating slips in Iowa

H/T DanL

The new poll shows fewer likely voters who are Republicans view Palin very favorably, 18 percent, than the 27 percent who did so in the Register's November 2009 poll.
"The change in intensity is statistically significant," said Adam Geller, a Republican pollster and campaign consultant to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2009 campaign. "If you're Sarah Palin, you want those lines on the chart going up as the presidential contest gets closer, not going down." 
The poll of 800 Iowa adults was conducted Feb. 13-16 by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Read the full story HERE.


Right Wingnut said...

Well, actually...

Three problems with this poll and story.

1.The sample size – 189 people. Not exactly the standard used in scientific polls.

2.The margin of error of 7.1% +/- since the decline falls within the margin of error.

3.Josh Painter points out that Beaumont fails to mention the last time this was polled was actually back in June. Her favorability rating then was 58% with a 4.4% +/- margin of error.

So her favorability has actually increased by 6 points since June.

That was way too easy.


Bill589 said...

So she went from, ‘very, very good,’ to just ‘very good?’
Maybe because of media lies, like she is a mass murderer?

When she campaigns, the truth will come out. The truth is on her side.
The darkness hates the light. And the darkness cannot overpower the light.
Basic scripture 101.

We can beat the Alinsky tactics now. Thank God.

Revolution 2010 said...

It seems that the Palinites are missing the point.

Iowa is Palin's ONLY ROAD to the nomination. If she doesn't take it, Hasta la vista!

She's heading in the WRONG DIRECTION!

Anonymous said...

She's toast in IA, NH, NV, SC, and FL.

There is no road for her.

Bill589 said...

Anonymous wishful thinking.
We’ll see from the crowds she attracts.
I still feel she’s what’s best for the USA.
May whoever’s best for our country, win.

Anonymous said...

Revolution, I'm not too worried about this poll(see comment 1) and I think your analyses is wrong. Palin is one of the, if not the, only candidate that could raise enough money to ride out the entire primaries.