Wednesday, September 21, 2011

McClatchy-Marist Poll Shows Sarah Gaining Huge Ground With Independents

So, we know polls are not something Republicans spend a great deal of time worrying about, but Democrats do, and that's what's so fabulous about the latest McClatchy-Marist poll. 

I'll leave the bulk of the reading to those of you who are interested, but thought it was worth highlighting an article posted in the Miami Herald today:

Look out President Barack Obama. Even Sarah Palin's gaining on you. 
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly vulnerable in next year's election, with a majority of voters believing he'll lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they'll definitely vote against him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him. 
Even in potential matchups where he leads, Obama in most cases has lost ground to the Republican. 
The biggest gain came for Palin, the former Alaska governor who hasn't yet announced whether she'll jump into the fast-changing race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. 
After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.

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