Seven in 10 Americans don't want Palin to run for presidential elections

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Melbourne, Jan. 19 (ANI): Seven in ten Americans do not want former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to run for 2012 presidential elections, a new poll has revealed.

A CBS poll found that 71 percent Americans say they do not want the former Republican vice presidential nominee to run for president, while 21 percent say they do want her to run.

Among them, 56 percent of Republicans say they do not want her to seek the office and 30 percent do.

Meanwhile, 88 percent of Democrats do not want her to run. Among independents, 65 percent do not want her to run and 25 percent do.

The poll also finds that more people view Palin negatively than positively and that her book tour did not improve overall views of her.

Twenty six percent view Palin favourably and forty-one percent view her unfavourably, while nineteen percent of people in the current poll are undecided about Palin.

Forty-three percent of Republicans have a favourable opinion of her. Independents are divided, with 30 percent holding favourable views and 35 percent unfavourable.

Conservatives are the only ideological group that holds net positive views of her-just under half do, while a quarter are unfavorable and a quarter of conservatives are undecided.

But while favorable toward her, most conservatives say they do not want to see Palin run in 2012 - 58 percent of conservatives say she should not run. (ANI)

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