Dislike of Sarah Palin’s constant media presence is a remarkably non-partisan affair, as more than half of registered voters wish she’d be quiet according to a new poll.
54 percent of people surveyed said they wished to hear less from Palin, the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg found. That position was favored by two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and, most notably – four in 10 Republicans. That’s a sizable group of people from the party that, just a few years ago, supported her nomination for vice president. In this time of increasing political polarization, Americans can agree on one thing: Sarah Palin should just go away.
The survey took place from June 30-July 7, meaning respondents didn’t even have the benefit of reading Palin’s article on Tuesday calling for the impeachment of President Obama, in which she likened America to a “battered wife.” She later mocked House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the President as bringing “a lawsuit to a gunfight.”
In response, Boehner coldly dismissed Palin’s proposal for impeachment when asked about it by a reporter. “I disagree,” he responded to the reporter.
If Boehner wasn’t in that group hoping she’d go away before, he certainly seems to be now.
The NBC News/Journal/Annenberg poll also found that 32 percent of people say they’ve heard enough from former President Bill Clinton.You can reach Eric Levenson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @ejleven.