The majority of Americans are tired of Sarah Palin’s unsolicited political pronouncements, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll.
Fifty-four percent of voters think the former GOP vice presidential nominee is too outspoken on the issues, a total which includes two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of Independents, and perhaps most surprisingly, four-in-10 Republicans.
The NBC/WSJ/Annenberg poll was conducted between June 30 to July 7 among 1,137 registered voters (though it wasn’t conducted July 4). The margin of error of these registered voters is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
If there is a silver lining for Palin in this poll, it’s that she’s not the only political figure who’s wearing out their welcome with the American public. Fifty-one percent of voters no longer want to hear what Rev. Jesse Jackson has to say about politics. Forty-five percent feel the same way about former Vice President Dick Cheney, followed by Newt Gingrich at 43% and former Vice President Al Gore at 40%.
Even former president Bill Clinton, who routinely scores high approval ratings, turns off about 32% of the public.
The poll also explored attitudes about President Obama and the economy. According to the results, while 52% of the country acknowledges the economy has improved under the president’s watch, only 36% are willing to give him credit for it. Another 47% argue the economy hasn’t improved under Obama.
Meanwhile, a combined 52% of voters believe that the president’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, needs a major overhaul or needs to be repealed. On the other hand, a combined 43% of voters say that it only needs minor modifications or should be left as it is.
Palin’s calls for the president’s impeachment have drawn heavy criticism, even from within her own party. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday he disagrees with Palin’s call for Obama’s removal from office.