Poll: Majority Oppose Palin Run for Prez
71%, including 56% of Republicans, think she should sit out 2012
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2010 4:52 AM CST
Updated Jan 19, 2010 5:15 AM CST
Sarah Palin's recent book tour didn't boost her popularity ratings, the poll found.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A majority of both Democrats and Republicans don't want to see Sarah Palin seeking the presidency in 2012, according to a CBS poll. Overall, 71% said they didn't want her to run, with 21% saying they did and 8% undecided. Among Republicans, 56% were against a Palin presidential bid. That rose to 65% of independent voters and 88% of Democrats.

Unfavorable opinions on Palin outnumbered favorable ones, according to the poll, which found both positive and negative ratings—26% and 41%—increased from last year, when more people were undecided. Palin scored the highest favorable ratings among poll respondents identifying themselves as conservatives, but even among that group, 58% were opposed to her running.