This result follows on from PPP Polling earlier finding that Sarah Palin was more popular, by far, than any of the declared GOP candidates in the recent primary campaign, with a 68% approval rating AT THIS LINK and a net positive rating of +48.
"The talk of a brokered convention never seems to die down and one interesting finding on this poll was that Sarah Palin is far more popular than any of the actual Republican candidates in the race. Her net favorability is +48, with 68% of voters rating her favorably to only 20% with a negative opinion. That compares favorably to +29 for Santorum, +19 for Romney, and -26 for Paul.
Palin is someone GOP delegates might be able to unify around in the case of a hopelessly deadlocked convention. She is seen positively by Gingrich voters (85/7), Santorum supporters (80/10), and Romney ones (57/27) alike. "
Now a poll (Graphs at bottom of this page) at Election Meter.com has her approval also at a significant level.
The new 5,799 vote EM Poll AT THIS LINK gives Palin a 54% approval rating. This is her fifth rating above 50% in this poll since early 2009 and shows the long struggle against media distortion she has had to undertake, so the slow and steady rise continues-here is Palin's polling over the last year;
Her strong statements on President Obama's handling of the economy have clearly elicited a strong and positive response. Voters look for strength of character and unwavering conviction which, whether one agrees with her views or not, Palin has in abundance
Her winning endorsements for high profile campaigns e.g. Mourdoch and Fischer's come from behind Senate primary wins, and Ted Cruz's remarkable rise in Texas-all with Palin's support. The perceived unfairness to Palin by the Romney team in hiring someone who has spoken negatively about to run his campaign, and of course their stonewalling Palin being invited to Tampa
Yes certainly, the Election Meter poll is an on line poll and can be discounted to a degree because of that. However, when Palin was at her absolute nadir in this poll in 2010 at 19.2% her enemies would have seized on it as being representative of a general feeling.
The longer term graphs which, because of the time frame involved, must be valid in the wider context they support. Surely the absolute polling height of 72% in 2008 (60% since the commencement of this poll) was a genuine reflection of reality at that time.