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Alaska voters reject Sarah Palin in new poll

Sarah Palin’s Alaska? No home-field advantage here, a new poll reveals.
Image: Leading Conservatives Gather For Republican Leadership Conference In New Orleans
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La.

Few Alaska voters are on board with Sarah Palin, a new poll by the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) revealed on Tuesday.

The former governor has been ramping up her political activity, seemingly in hopes of boosting her new subscription-based online channel, which aims to build a digital center for Palin’s special brand of conservatives. But the poll results indicate that Palin’s brand may have more support on a national scale than at home. 

Just 36% of Alaska voters have a favorable opinion of the tea party firebrand, while 55% view her negatively.

Even dimmer were her White House prospects: Six years after her failed bid as the GOP nominee for vice president, just 20% of voters would like to see her make another run. Just 11% of Republican voters want her to be the party’s nominee for president in 2016, far below the levels of support for Republicans like Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

While the rest of the potential Republican field out-polled former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in hypothetical head-to-head matchups, Palin actually lost to Clinton, 40% to 46%—a “dubious distinction” in the conservative state, PPP notes.

PPP surveyed 673 Alaskan voters, including 337 Republican primary voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.8 points and +/- 5.3 points for the Republican-only questions.

Sarah Palin resigned as governor of Alaska in July 2009 with 18 months left in her first term.