If Sarah Palin ultimately decides to enter the 2012 presidential race, she’ll have a long, long way to go to reach the White House: A new Bloomberg News poll of American adults finds Palin is now more unpopular than ever.
The poll adds to the clear trend of public opinion surveys showing Palin polarizing the electorate, with more and more Americans developing unfavorable opinions of her. And it shows that, should she run for and win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, she would need to drastically change voters’ perceptions of her in order to win the general election.
In the poll, 60% of respondents said they viewed Palin unfavorably, compared to 28% who viewed her favorably — good for a whopping 32-point net negative favorability.
The current TPM Poll Average shows that 55.2% of Americans view Palin unfavorably, while 30.5% view her favorably. And that gap has been steadily getting worse.
[The graph below displays the latest poll average, and may therefore differ from the numbers presented above]
The Bloomberg poll was conducted March 4-7 among 1,001 Americans nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.1%.