New Sarah Palin Poll Numbers Take a Dive among Republicans, Conservatives & White Evangelicals

Here are some of the change numbers on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s (R) behind today’s Washington Post poll story about a new low in her favorability rating.

The findings are especially surprising among Palin’s core supporters, Republicans, Conservatives and white evangelicals.  Whereas among those polled after the Republicans convention expressed high “strongly favorable” impressions of Sarah Palin (Republicans – 66%; Conservatives – 58% and white evangelicals – 53%), the latest Washington Post – ABC News polls show a significant drop in Palin’s “strongly favorable” ratings.  Republicans dropped 24% down to only 41% “strongly favorable”; Conservatives who “strongly” favored Palin declined 23% to only 35% and most surprising, her “strong” support among white evangelicals dropped 20% down to only 33% of respondents who “strongly” favored the soon to be ex-governor of Alaska.

Palin favorability in the Washington Post – ABC News polls:

% favorable
(% strongly favorable)
                   Post-Conv.*     Now      Change
All                58% (35%)     40% (20%)   -18 (-15) 

Democrats          34  (12)      20  (11)    -14 ( -1)
Republicans        88  (66)      70  (41)    -18 (-24)
Independents       60  (35)      40  (17)    -20 (-18)

Liberals           27  ( 9)      18  ( 8)     -9 ( -1)
Moderates          58  (28)      30  (12)    -28 (-16)
Conservatives      77  (58)      61  (35)    -16 (-23)

White Evangelicals 77  (53)      62  (33)    -15 (-20)

*Post-convention poll was registered voters;
 July poll among all adults.

Last September about eight in 10 Americans
 said they were registered to vote.

Jon Cohen
Washington Post

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