Friday, September 2, 2011

Huge majority of tea partiers don't want Palin to run


Some remarkable numbers from a new Fox News poll -- there isn't a bloc out there that wants Sarah Palin to run for president.

Even among her natural base, tea partiers, just 28% want her to run for president, while 66% say she shouldn't.

Here's the surprising set of numbers among key blocs.

a. Do you think Sarah Palin should run for president in 2012 or not? (Republicans).

YES = 25%

NO = 71%

b. Do you think Sarah Palin should run for president in 2012 or not? (Tea Party supporters).

YES = 28%

NO = 66%

c. Do you think Sarah Palin should run for president in 2012 or not? (Conservatives).

YES = 21%

NO = 72%

Now, the big question is: will these numbers scare off Palin from running?

I doubt it. In fact, from what we've seen, she's probably more likely to run after seeing numbers like these. That's because she hates being marginalized, under-appreciated, or dismissed. Politics is personal, but with her, it's extra personal -- that's one of the reasons why she reacts so vociferously to the slightest criticism (witness her responses to Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer's gentle nudging).