The knives have come out early for Sarah Palin as the media continues touting, as they see it, poll after poll showing that the former Governor is clearly unelectable in the eyes of the American people. The stories flow from just about every major mainstream media source you can find. Here are a few samples:
Caribou may worry when they see Sarah Palin coming. Barack Obama, not so much.
The reason: 59 percent of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll flatly rule out voting for Palin for president — substantially more than say there’s no way they’d vote for Obama, or, for that matter, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. And Obama leads Palin by a wide margin in current vote preferences, factoring Bloomberg in or out.
Washington (CNN) – The 2012 presidential election is still a long way away, and Sarah Palin hasn’t even decided if she will make a run for the White House, but a second straight poll brings troubling results for the former Alaska governor if she does launch a bid.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates that nearly six in ten Americans say they wouldn’t even consider voting for Palin if she runs. Eight percent of the people questioned in the survey, which was released Friday, say they would definitely back Palin in 2012 if she runs and 31 percent say they would consider supporting her.
Palin continues to struggle with high negatives as she embarks on her media tour, and according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, well more than half of the country won’t even hear her out.
Nearly three in five adults — 59 percent — say they are dead-set against the idea of President Palin, and they will “definitely not” vote for her.
Barring a highly competitive third-party candidate, Palin would need to win somewhere close to 50 percent of the vote in a head-to-head matchup with President Obama. That means she would need to win the votes of millions of people who say today that they see no circumstances under which they would vote for her.
Those are a few but they’re all pretty much the same. Seems to me that Palin will have a more difficult fight against the media, not the American people. Polls such as this being touted far and wide are meant to shape opinion of her, not reflect it. The media is trying to convince Americans that she cannot be elected and they should not want to even consider being on that bandwagon.
Of course, they believe just the opposite for President Obama:
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll out Thursday finds while only 42 percent of respondents say they’d probably vote for the president if he runs again, just 39 percent say they’d vote for a Republican. Ten percent say it depends who the GOP opponent is.
But when you put a Republican name into the equation, the numbers change — in favor of Obama. The president leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 47 to 40 percent. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota trails by 20 points, 47 to 27 percent.
According to the media, the 2012 election is over. President Obama has won reelection beating Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, John Thune and anyone else who might have been the nominee. So don’t worry about showing up to vote, the media has it covered for you.