Rumors and questions about Sarah Palin's plans for 2012 have been circulating in the media for months now. Will she run for president in 2012? Can she win the Republican nomination? Most importantly, can she beat Barack Obama in the general election? A new Bloomberg National Poll may offer answers to a few of those questions.
The poll found that President Obama would win a decisive victory if the two were to face off in the 2012 presidential election, according to CBS News. More than 50 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Obama. Only 35 percent said they'd vote for Palin. Similarly, more than half of respondents said they had an unfavorable opinion of Palin. Less than a quarter said she'd make a good president.
While the 2012 election is a long way away, the poll should act as a disincentive for Palin, assuming that she is in fact mulling over a bid for the White House. The media has clearly over estimated voter support for Palin. Her ability to win over the hearts and minds of most Americans appears to be as nonexistent as it was in 2008, when she helped to derail what will likely be John McCain's final presidential campaign.
The bottom line here is that Sarah Palin is very unpopular and appears to have no chance of becoming president in 2012. Can we please stop talking about her now?
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