Crash: Sarah Palin Is Now Less Popular Than George W. Bush

According to a new poll released today by Bloomberg, Sarah Palin’s favorable rating continues to plummet, while her unfavorable rating skyrockets. Only 33% of Americans have a favorable view of Palin compared to 57% who hold an unfavorable view of her. The only other figure on the poll who was as unpopular as Palin was former president George W. Bush, and even Bush is more popular than Palin.

The Bloomberg poll measured the net favorable/unfavorable ratings for both political parties and leaders. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama topped the list at 65% and 52% favorability respectively. While President Obama had a (+8%) favorable/unfavorable net, Hillary Clinton was at a whopping (+36%) net rating. On the other end of the spectrum resided the two least popular politicians in America, George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.

It is interesting that both Bush and Palin have sought to rebuild their public image through books, and although they have sold a lot of books each of them remains extremely unpopular. Bush has a favorable rating of 39% and an unfavorable rating of 57%. His net rating of (-18%) is terrible, but it is better than Palin, whose favorable rating is 33%, and her unfavorable rating matches Bush’s 57%. Palin’s net (-24%) was the largest negative disparity of the entire list. George W. Bush, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and even Fed Chairman Ben Bernacke are all more popular with Americans than Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin’s media strategy ahead of 2012 has not only been to posture as the heir apparent to the Republican presidential nomination, but also to transform the Palin clan into a shadow First Family. Everything from daughter Bristol’s gig on Dancing With The Stars to TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska has been designed to sell the image of Sarah Palin All American mom, and The Palin family as future White House occupants in waiting.

Judging from the polls, Palin’s strategy has been a resounding failure. Sarah Palin’s disapproval ratings have actually risen since her latest book hit the shelves and her reality TV began airing. Last month Palin’s disapproval rating sat at 52%. This month her unfavorable rating has gone up by 5% to 57%. Since September, her unfavorable rating has increased by 9%.

The more America sees of Palin in any venue, the less qualified they believe she is to be president. Sarah Palin’s Alaska is nothing but a tightly edited, heavily scripted, image managed, flimsy attempt to reinforce Palin’s 2008 brand as a regular American whom we all can relate to. The problem is that it didn’t work in 2008, and it is not going to work in 2012 with the general electorate. However, Palin’s base audience is older white evangelical conservatives. This is almost the most influential bloc in the GOP primaries, and Sarah Palin’s Alaska is full of pleas to these voters. The reality show may make her a certain loser in a contest against Obama, but it could get her the 2012 GOP nomination.

Sarah and Todd Palin don’t understand this yet, but their flimsy attempts to fool the American people are driving her negatives up. Sarah Palin has consistently demonstrated a comprehensive ignorance of policy, and her attacks on Obama end up sounding more like sour grapes over 2008 than an alternative path for the nation. America has decided that they don’t like Sarah Palin. They don’t trust Sarah Palin, and they certainly don’t want Palin anywhere near the Oval Office. Two years of consistent polling results don’t lie, but it looks like Palin is going to make America prove their contempt for her at the polls in November 2012 and even then, I doubt that she will ever get it. Sarah, America’s just not that into you.

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23 Replies to “Crash: Sarah Palin Is Now Less Popular Than George W. Bush”

  1. Of course Bush isn’t quite so unpopular as she is. He’s done all the damage he can. We have no idea how much damage Palin can do, but given her combination of ignorance, hubris, ego and stupidity, it’s very threatening to the country. Who’d want to risk it?

  2. Palin is so self-consumed believing all the Fox Media hype about her, so obsessed with her delusional greatness, that the likelihood that she’ll ever get the message that she is not liked will ever penetrate the hollow vacuum between her ears. She honestly believes her detractors are fewer than her admirers. Only after she does a failed presidential run… and it would be a landslide failure.. will she, maybe, get a glimpse that, unlike Sally Field, we really really don’t like her.

  3. I would have to leave the USA if the people in this country elected someone as F***ed Up as Sarah Palin . The woman is a total Grifter, Racist, Money-Mad Idiot and an Ignorant Slut. Sarah Palin would be the Idiot in Chief for all the Idiots that voted for such a piece Trash.

  4. I would like to see a poll on Republican popularity now and another exactly one year from now Dec.2011.I’m sure the damage and chaos they create will make them very unpopular by then.

  5. I wonder what these polls mean to her? I wonder what she thinks when she lays down at night after todd has set her slippers next to the bed and bowed to herself. DO these polls register with her? Does she think the people she gets on FB actually amount to a election win? Is she so dense to think that her books and movies will get her elected when they arn’t helping her poll numbers? Will she divorce her family if she runs and losses? You really have to wonder, is she a fake candidate?

    As was said in that epic movie “Amazon Women On the Moon”, Bullshit or not, YOU be the judge

  6. Bye bye Ms Palin. I hope she can keep it together long enough for us to get our revenge in 2012. I can’t wait to watch this racist POS get hers. Sorry, I know that’s not nice but I’m so tired of her ugly comments about Muslims and African Americans.

  7. “Two years of consistent polling results don’t lie, but it looks like Palin is going to make America prove their contempt for her at the polls in November 2012 and even then, I doubt that she will ever get it”

    I love that line. So brutally true.

  8. Surely this Haiti trip will skyrocket her ratings, Jason. LOL. Actually, every article and op-ed I’ve read about it has been a major negative. The woman is a complete nut case. How can she not see that America hates her guts?

  9. I have posted this elsewhere, but it bears repeating. Anything Palin does is related to her bottom line of $$$$$, power, payback, or some combinatio­n thereof. She has sociopathi­c tendencies­, to say the least. That is not a diagnosis, but an observatio­n after watching her interactio­ns over the past two years. She plays the victim, is unable to accept blame. She has engineered the discrediti­ng of others who have disagreed with her. She lies. She acts like she is deserving of special favors, that rules are for others, but not for her or her family. She uses others, including her family members, as tools. These are the primary characteri­stics of sociopaths­, as described in “the sociopath next door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us,” by Martha Stoudt, Ph.D., Crown Publishing­, 2005 (hard cover); Broadway Books (2006). Yes, God forbid that she should get into a position of national or any type of governmental power. She also could be manipulate­d by those who have even more malevolent intentions than she.

  10. This makes me very happy, too! I can’t believe how condescending $arah was to the Haitians, saying they were “full of joy”. (in the midst of a cholera camp!)

    Please let her 15 minutes end soon!

  11. Me three! I have despised this woman since day one. I’m glad to see the feet draggers are coming around & the light bulb is finally coming on for them. It has been obvious since the beginning exactly what this woman is all about. Herself only.

  12. By all rights, Palin’s favorable ratings should be much higher since she is not governing at this time. When you are in the position of authority, there is always going to be at least half of the people in your state that aren’t going to be happy with your decisions, depending on whether they are Republican or Democratic. Considering everything we read about President Obama, including the GOP lies that he’s polling in the low 30’s everywhere, I’d have expected his to be lower than they are.

    Palin has proven that she’s not a likeable person, whether she’s governing or not. She is far too biased & polarizing and with all that she has said over the past two years about “rill ‘merikens” and other crazy, similar things, we’re well aware that if she was ever to be in an elected position, she would only be there to take care of those she considers “rill” not those “elitists”, whoever they may be in her narrow-minded, prejudicial ideas.

    Consider us lucky that these ratings are this low after this media blitz. I’m sure that she believed and her followers believed that this would bring her to the forefront of the political world, cementing a place for her in the 2012 race. It did just that, it sealed her last place finish.

  13. I knew the first time I heard her speak, but there are alot of really gullible people around who buy into flim-flam artists like her.

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