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According to a recent survey carried out in Alaska by Dittman Research and Communications Sarah Palin's approval ratings have plummetted to an all time low in her home state of Alaska because many Alaskans are suffering from "Palin fatigue".
Dittman Research add that the opinion poll is an independent one for public interest only and that it was not commissioned by any candidate or group.
USA Today reports about the survey:
A new Alaska Poll released today shows 61% of Alaskans have a "very unfavorable" or "somewhat unfavorable" opinion of Palin, a former governor and the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.
Thirty-six percent view Palin positively, according to the survey by Dittman Research and Communications
"There are a number of reasons why her popularity isn't nearly what it once was," said Matt Larkin, president of Dittman Research & Communications. "A fair number of Alaskans just have Sarah Palin fatigue.
Larkin notes Palin once had an approval rating of 86% when she was governor. Today, Alaska legislators are trying to undo some of the legislation Palin got passed and Larkin believes some people could still be upset that she abruptly resigned in 2009 before her term was over.
Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating is surpassed by Joe Miller who is regarded as unfavorable by 73% of Alaskans. No surprise here given Miller's recent trouncing amidst numerous scandals in the October midterm elections by write in candidate Lisa Murkowski.
Palin still appears to be considering a run for the office of President of the USA as she did not rule it out of hand on Tuesday during her appearance on Hannity. Moreover, her speech in Madison is regarded by many of her supporters as an indication that she is prepared to take on both President Obama and the GOP in order to reach what they presume is her goal.
On Monday further buzz that she will announce a run was created when SarahPac launched a new interactive website which Tim Crawford told Politico was "designed to engage more directly with Palin supporters." With several links channelling supporters to the contributions page I believe that the updated site is a cynical ploy to increase donations to Palin's pac.
Despite the Dittman survey results the fact that Palin may no longer be able to count on the support of her fellow Alaskans does not appear to factor into the equation of Sarah Palin's intentions regarding the Presidential race. Palin is still playing coy "will I, won't I" games with the media even as her ratings both nationwide and in her home state are in decline. Meanwhile she selfishly aims to boost contributions to her money spinning pac which pays for her advisors and the sycophants that surround her. Very little actually reaches candidates.
Sarah Palin should take a hint from the people who know her best. The Alaskans who gave their opinions in the survey. It is also time for her to realise that most people have seen through her shiny fake spin. Many of us know her for the snake speaking serpent that she is. The USA neither needs or wants what she has to offer.
Then again why should Palin pay attention to reality or the desires of the majority of the American people when she still has supporters ready to add to her coffers because they are willing to believe that Queen Esther walks amongst them?
And me? What do I think Palin should do? I would like to remind Palin of her own words. After all it was she herself who quoted the biblical Queen Esther when asked about her political future "If I die, I die. So be it." Sarah the inevitable is catching up with you.