Monday, June 29, 2009

Palin-Romney 2012?

From Nate Silver, "Palin-Romney '12," discussing Pew's recent survey, "Who's Your Favorite Republican?"

I thought this passage on Sarah Palin was pretty interesting, especially the numbers on the Democratic respondents:

The Pew results reveal strong levels of support for Palin among evangelicals, but overall her support from self-described conservatives actually ebbed a bit from their highs last autumn during the late stages of the presidential contest. Oddly enough, since then her approval actually improved from 18 percent to 24 percent among Democrats, though this may be a result of a sympathetic boost resulting from David Letterman's jokes about Palin and her family earlier this month. (The poll was taken June 10-14, at the height of the national controversy over Letterman's remarks about the governor's daughter.)
Also, don't miss Allahpundit's quote of the day, "For the Romney team, it’s not too much of a stretch to say that the campaign never really ended."

Disclaimer: This is a rare occasion in which I'm not critical of Silver. He's good, but not that good. Mostly, I like the t-shirt!


theCL said...

$1 million in a brown paper bag couldn't get me to vote for Romney. As governor he raised taxes, increased the state budget, and adopted "universal" health care. Romney is an Establishment bum - a Democrat in my eyes.

By 2012 however, the economy will be so bad that an honest limited government person will have a solid chance. People will be fed up with the government destroying our country and anyone (like Romney) who thinks the "federal government is part of the solution" will become a mere fringe candidate at best.

No More Big Government!

Dave said...

Romney is a RINO.

Sorry, but the truth is insensitive.