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Palin's popularity plummeting?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

While pundits ponder whether or not Sarah Palin will run for president, a new survey suggests maybe she should get out of the spotlight altogether.

Far from a political survey, the AskMen.com 2011 Great Male Survey asked more than 70,000 men from the U.S., Canada, England and Australia which female public figure they were most tired of hearing about, among other questions.

Though Lady Gaga's 29 percent rating beat out Palin's mark of 25 percent worldwide, 30 percent of American men chose Sarah Palin as their least favorite female figure. Other choices included Kim Kardashian (17 percent), Lindsay Lohan (15 percent), Kate Middleton (3 percent), Pippa Middleton (3 percent) and others (8 percent).

In response to a similar question about much-publicized men, only 12 percent of those polled said they were sick of President Barack Obama, followed by Donald Trump at 8 percent. Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen led that category, with 47 percent and 20 percent of the vote, respectively.

Though the scientific accuracy of this study is questionable at best, it definitely is interesting.

And it brings up a good point: If Palin has lost her appeal with men, how could she possibly win a presidential election?

When she was chosen as a vice presidential candidate in 2008, many men were intrigued with the idea of an attractive woman being in the White House some day.

Three years later, it appears that intrigue has faded.

Maybe a 30 percent disapproval rate among random American men doesn't seem like much, but how many men do you know who are fans of Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan? To grab more votes than those women in a non-popularity contest does mean something.

Meanwhile, the men in the poll don't seem to be nearly as annoyed with Obama or publicity-hungry, so-called past presidential candidate Trump.

Considering presidential races are also popularity contests, Palin should take the hint and stay out of the fray.

Instead of trying to win over everyone in a national campaign, she should focus on her book deals and speaking engagements for people who do like her.


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Palin doesn't want to be president she just wants another reality show. If she was really serious she would have finnished her job as govenor. I find her very annoying and a little ignorant.

-- Posted by spencer lover on Thu, Jul 28, 2011, at 2:54 PM

Dito on spencer lover's comment.

-- Posted by joev on Fri, Jul 29, 2011, at 12:20 PM

Please let this woman fade out of the spotlight...

-- Posted by notinia on Mon, Aug 1, 2011, at 4:59 PM

I like Palin because she believes in the constitution and other written documents that this country should be living up to.

-- Posted by iowagirl on Fri, Aug 12, 2011, at 11:51 AM


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