Palin's 2012 challenge: To reduce gap between favorable, unfavorable ratings

Written by: Nairita Das
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New York, Nov.19 (ANI): Though former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has revealed that there is a possibility of her challenging US President Barack Obama in 2012, the gap between her favorable and unfavorable ratings is fairly large.

According to the New York Times, if she is to win the presidential election two years from now, she and her advisers will have to figure out a way to reverse those numbers.

A New York Times magazine cover piece out this week quotes her as saying that she is "having that discussion (about running for elections in 2012) with my family."

"Now that the 2010 midterms are over, the big question swirling around Palin is whether she will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Given her high name recognition and broad popularity among Republicans ... she is clearly in a strong position to seek it," writes Gallup analyst Lydia Saad.

Overall, 52 percent of US voters view Palin unfavorably, according to the Gallup survey. That's Palin's worst score on that measure to date.

Breaking down the score, some 81 percent of Democrats, and 53 percent of independents, see her in a negative light. (ANI)

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