Fewer than one in four Americans have a favorable view of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a standing that would present a considerable hurdle if she were to jump into the race for president in 2012, according to a CBS News poll.
The poll, released Wednesday night, found that 22 percent of the 1,129 Americans surveyed had a favorable opinion of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, while 48 percent viewed her unfavorably.
Nearly one in three Americans said they were undecided or not sure about her.
Among those who viewed Palin unfavorably were 73 percent of the Democrats surveyed, 44 percent of independents and 22 percent of the Republicans.
By contrast, 44 percent of Republicans and 6 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of her.
The CBS poll came on the heels of another survey that showed that Palin’s endorsement of California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina may be hurting Fiorina’s campaign.
Fifty-three percent of those surveyed in California said they would be less inclined to vote for a candidate endorsed by Palin, while 21 percent said they would be more inclined to do so, according to the Field Poll.
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