CNN Poll: Sarah Palin Most Like Reagan: 80% Agree With On Issues 79% She Represents Our Values

By Gary P Jackson

CNN released an interesting poll on Sunday:

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted June 3-7, with 1,015 adult Americans, including 433 Republicans and independent voters who lean towards the GOP, questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points

Interesting, In a poll asking about Republicans, CNN polls 582 democrats and 433 Republicans and independents. This is typical for left wing organizations to oversample democrats, but very odd when they are polling about Republican candidates. Even the radical left Daily Kos’ polster, PPP only samples Republicans and Republican leaning indies when polling about the Republican primaries.

That said, the results of this poll is telling if you are a Palin supporter. Now on their website, CNN spins all of this as a big win for Mitt Romney, knowing most readers won’t dig through the internals. But once you do that, you find a different story. While it’s true, most think Romney is positioned best to beat Obama, the answer to other questions tells a completely different story.

For example, most surveyed think Sarah Palin is most like Ronald Reagan, the gold standard for leadership. 79% think Sarah Palin best represents their values, while only 68% say the same of Romney. 80% agree with her on issues they care about. Only 64% say the same thing of Romney. Another interesting point is 70% say Sarah Palin is NOT your typical politician. Just 41% can say that about Romney.

This is before any debates and any real campaigning has taken place. This poll clearly shows that Sarah Palin is more in touch with the American people than any other politician in the mix. Considering the polling sample here, once the campaigning starts, we feel confident she’ll be able to easily make the case she can beat Barack Obama. After all, she’s been the only one consistently going after him since 2008.

The results:

30. Thinking about the complete list of candidates who may be running for the Republican nomination,

please tell me whether you would describe any of them as another Ronald Reagan –- that is, someone who inspires in you the same amount of confidence and enthusiasm that you feel when you think about how Reagan handled his job while he was president?

31. (IF YES) Who do you feel that way about? QUESTIONS 30 AND 31 COMBINED

Sarah Palin 16%

Rudy Giuliani 15%

Mitt Romney 13%

Herman Cain 7%

Michele Bachmann 5%

Newt Gingrich 5%

Ron Paul 5%

Tim Pawlenty 2%

Jon Huntsman 1%

Rick Santorum 1%

Someone else (vol.) *

No opinion 2%


Sarah Palin 70%

Rudy Giuliani 53%

Ron Paul 51%

Mitt Romney 41%

Newt Gingrich 40%


Sarah Palin 79%

Rudy Giuliani 74%

Mitt Romney 68%

Newt Gingrich 64%

Ron Paul 53%


Sarah Palin 80%

Rudy Giuliani 75%

Mitt Romney 64%

Newt Gingrich 61%

Ron Paul 56%

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Filed under In The News, Politics, Ronald Reagan, sarah palin

8 responses to “CNN Poll: Sarah Palin Most Like Reagan: 80% Agree With On Issues 79% She Represents Our Values

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  3. Hi Gary! Saw a tweet linking here and very glad to find ya!
    Cool Post!

    PALIN 2012!

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  5. pumaforlife

    Giuliani’s figures are interesting…a Palin?Giuliani ticket could be a winner.

    • Gary P

      Interesting, though I’d rather see Rudy as Attorney General. There’s going to be some serious messes that need cleaning up, and like Sarah, Rudy has cleaned up big messes. He definitely belongs somewhere in the mix!

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