published Monday, February 7th, 2011

Poll: Tennesseans skeptical of President Obama, Sarah Palin

Tennesseans are lukewarm on President Barack Obama, but they prefer him slightly to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a hypothetical 2012 matchup, a Vanderbilt University poll has found.

A majority of Tennesseans disapprove of Obama's job performance, even as his popularity increased nationwide in the wake of the Arizona shootings in early January.

But Obama still holds a nearly 5-percentage-point edge over Palin, one of the top candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, among the 710 Tennesseans polled by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

Read more at The Tennessean

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ibshame said...

Sadly, if the election was held tomorrow and she was the Repub. Candidate she would carry Tennessee. For proof,look at who carried Tennessee in 2000. Enough said.

February 7, 2011 at 8:31 a.m.
ibshame said...

Indian wrote the following: "Obama is out to destroy our country and it's citizens,if we don't get him out of office,we are in serious trouble.We are in trouble right now,but it will get worst if Obama stays in office!

It is funny to me that NO ONE has come forth and said that they remember him in any of the school's he has claimed to have been a student???"

So, Obama is out to destroy the country and it citizens(because he does not want Insurance companies to engage in the abusive practices that have made them rich but caused ordinary hard working class people to go bankrupt ), no one has come forward to say they went to school with him, ( He was the first African American Head of the Law Review at Harvard University, but no one remembers having gone to school with him) and of course last but certainly not least what's missing is the standard line from all "birthers": he was not born in the U.S. (even though Hawaii was a state in 1961 and the last Republican Governor of Hawaii verified his birth certificate last year before leaving office). When debating whether or not Sarah Palin will carry Tennessee, if she appears on the ballot as the Repub. Candidate in 2012, all one has to consider is where Tennessee ranks when it comes to Education. The statement from the above writer on Obama's plan to destroy our country offers proof of TN's low rank. Palin will carry Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and the other McCain states of 2008. Fortunately, she will not carry enough of the other states and therefore not get elected.

February 7, 2011 at 11:37 a.m.
jpo3136 said...

I was so relieved and glad when Barack Obama was elected President. We just cannot have unintelligent people like Sarah Palin in powerful executive offices like the White House. We are doing so much better with a thoughtful, practical, intelligent and articulate person like President Obama leading the nation.

While Republicans would like to have a good candidate, their practice of requiring people to agree to outrageous talking points in order to get RNC advertising money has so stifled any remote appearance of thinking on their part that it's unlikely a Republican candidate will emerge from the pack with the public image of being a thoughtful leader.

No doubt, Republicans do some thinking on their own; yet, they do so much to lowball their intellectual content when speaking to the public that it's unlikely they'll be associated with smart ideas in 2012. Their corrosive and destructive education and humanitarian plans aren't helping. The IQ of their public has long suffered.

Really, I don't know of anyone who personally regards Sarah Palin as even a remotely viable candidate for anything above small town municpal office. I believe her name is only in the national spotlight for having incurred so much Republican debt. Those loans to candidates? They're losses if the candidate doesn't eventually win something. It must be a massive responsibility to realize that many, many millions of dollars were spent on someone who doesn't look like they could organize a large community bake sale.

She had one good interview of parroting prepared talking points on Charlie Rose. That's it. That's as far as she got. Yet, we're having to hear her name over and over for years on end because rich people who supported the Republican party can't accept that they threw away their campaign donations on someone who does not look smart.

Sarah Palin's public image made the Republican party look so dumb that we have completely forgotten about Vice President Dan Quayle's failure to spell "potatoe" (sic) correctly. The IQ of their idealized public image has sunk to new lows. Their promotion of dumb stuff has sailed to new highs; and, it's been expensive. Supporting Sarah Palin didn't come cheap. So, we still have to hear her name. Perhaps it is in hopes that one day she will win something.

It won't be smart person of the year.

Please, please support candidates who look like they are at least smart enough to understand the question that's asked of them. We just cannot go around trying to be dumb. We have got to put our best efforts into government. We will make mistakes and screw things up; but, we cannot begin by putting people who can't make an effort to try and study something into the White House.

Please, find a smart replacement for Ole SP. We're done with her. We need smart candidates, even for Republicans.

February 7, 2011 at 3:32 p.m.
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