Americans to Palin: Shut Up Already

54% of voters have heard enough from Sarah Palin

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 10, 2014 10:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – More than half of Americans say it's about time for Sarah Palin to shut her pie-hole. On the heels of the former VP candidate calling for President Obama's impeachment, 54% of voters say they've heard too much from Palin already and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates, according to an NBC News poll. While that balanced out to two-thirds of Democrats, it also included a majority of independents and 40% of Republicans. But Palin shouldn't feel terribly singled out; the poll found that voters would like these guys to shut up, too:

  • Jesse Jackson, 51%
  • Dick Cheney, 45%
  • Newt Gingrich, 43%
  • Al Gore, 40%
  • Bill Clinton, 32%

Palin's impeachment zinger has thus far found little support among the GOP, which may also fear it could drive Democrats to the polls in November. John Boehner said yesterday "I disagree" with those calling for Obama's impeachment, the Hill reports. And "while Mr. Obama's abuses of executive power are serious," they don't reach the level of impeachment, a Wall Street Journal op-ed notes. In fact, impeachment "at the current moment would backfire on Republicans" as it plays into the claim from Democrats "that GOP opposition to Mr. Obama is personal."

In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference in Washington.
In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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