Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sarah Palin Hurts GOP Candidate With Moderatese

From an Elyse Siegel article from The Huffington Post:
Sarah Palin's endorsement of Republican candidate Kelly Ayotte in the race for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire may have adversely affected the conservative contender's campaign.

A new survey from Public Policy Polling finds that Ayotte has experienced diminished support from moderate voters since the ex-Alaska Governor issued a statement of support for her candidacy.
According to the poll, the Democratic candidate, Paul Hodes, now leads with moderates by 21 points.  Prior to the endorsement it was 8 points.  Looks like Palin's support gave him a 13 point boost.  Ayotte's favorability with moderates has also dropped, with now more moderates disapproving of her then approving.

The poll also notes that 47% of the voters in New Hampshire recognize themselves as moderates.  If I was Ayotte, I would have turned my back on Palin.  This is just more evidence that the right-wing approach is not going to work in traditionally liberal or moderate strongholds...


  1. Sarah Palin, usually unsolicited, feels compelled to endorse candidates all over the lower 48. Her choices have no pattern or consistency.

    Finally, a state that called her out, through a New Hampshire newspaper and now a poll by the people. What they are saying is "Thanks, but no thanks Sarah".

    New York City is asking her to mind her own business. Her home state of Alaska has adopted the attitude of "fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me". Out of close to 600 contributors to SarahPAC in the second quarter, only 1 contributor was from Alaska.

    I like to think of this as progress. Now if the cable newsinfotainment would stop reporting everytime she opens her mouth, whether it be about a mosque or having Todd build a 16' high fence; we'd be better off.

    If I was considering a run for 2012, I don't think I'd be wasting my time camping with Kate and kids. The pay check must have been too big to refuse.

  2. As much as I dislike Palin, I could only hope that she lasts until 2012. I would love to see her decimated in the debates and primaries. Hopefully that would be enough to jolt the GOP back to the center...


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