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Sarah Palin Most Popular Potential 2016 GOP Candidate

With Chris Christie’s campaign on the ropes, Republicans are scrambling to find the new face of the party heading toward 2016. If the latest PPP poll is any indication of what the voters want, that face may be none other than former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. According to the poll, Palin receives the highest favorable rating among Republican voters than any other potential candidate.

The poll, conducted last week, found that 70 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of John McCain’s former running mate, higher than any other likely 2016 candidate.

Coming in second was former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose potential campaign could see a big boost with Christie on the slide. Among Republican voters, 64 percent have a favorable view of the Fox News host.

Where does Chris Christie stand these days? Way down the list with a favorable rating of just 40 percent, with 38 percent having an unfavorable opinion of the former GOP frontrunner.

Overall, 58 percent of Republican voters have a favorable view of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, 58 percent have a favorable view of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, and 56 percent have a favorable view of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. On the flip side, just 45 percent have a favorable view of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, although 35 percent said they didn’t know enough about the Tea Party favorite to form an opinion.

With Christie’s campaign on life support before it even began, this latest poll showed Mike Huckabee, who has not even been included on most election polls conducted thus far, taking the lead over the rest of the GOP pack. Huckabee received 16 percent of the vote while Jeb Bush got 14 percent, Chris Christie got 13 percent, and Rand Paul got 11 percent. Palin was not included among the options.

Without Huckabee in the race, Jeb Bush leads the pack with 18 percent of the vote, just ahead of Chris Christie’s 17 percent.

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  • spellwizard

    The Great White Dope is the GOP’s best hope!!! Democrats will once again take the White House!! Thank you very much, and see you in 2020!!

  • Jose Segarra

    Lololololololol! DUMB! DUMB! DUMITY DUMB!

  • thomasbone63

    Hey Republicans, pick an idiot, any idiot: Cruz, Palin, Christi, Huckabee, Paul (Sr or Jr), Rubio, McCain, Bush, or bring back Romney or Ryan, Cantor.

  • Leola Phillips OBrassill

    Not her shit again.She reminds me of a Swiffer mop.Picks the crap off the top,but gets nothing at the body of the matter

  • Leola Phillips OBrassill

    OK,anyone.Just throw your own name in a hat and we’ll all pick one.Hell,at that rate I’ll run.One fool is as good as another

  • Bill_thompson95

    Great news for Dems. The GOP clown car keeps on a’rolling

  • Janis H. Albert

    She’s the best they got? Wow.

  • lin lin

    Bring it on…a slam dunk that Dems win again…see ya Palin and don’t come back !!!!!

  • loretta hickman


  • Rick Heath

    Wow! If this is the best they have, then Hillary is going to dominate the 2016 cycle without an effort.

  • andacar

    Dear GOP:

    All kidding aside, we liberal commie pinkos are terrified of Sarah Palin making a run for the White House. Nothing keeps us up at night worse than the thought of her and some suitable running mate taking on our weak kneed tax and spend gun hating candidates. Whatever you do, do not have Sarah Palin run for the White House as the GOP candidate.


  • Joel Smith

    I don’t know how to feel about this. Last time the Republicans picked a total idiot, he won. Well almost anyway. I won’t say he stole the election. More like it fell off a truck.

  • Ifeanyianadu

    Not AGAIN!!!

  • whatcom_bassist

    This clueless buffoon is the top candidate from a major political party? Man this is embarrassing.

  • glogrrl

    This is a “spoof” site, right?

  • Clyde01

    Really! Is this all the GOP have to offer the country? Really?

  • @libnletlib

    Bwahahahahaa Please run Sarah and get Ted Nugent as your VP so I can make a bumper sticker that says “Quitter/Shitter 2016”!!!

  • Caroline Prescott

    Wow… the Republicans are more stupid than I thought!

  • Linda Mariano Elvin

    Are you kidding me? They don’t have a more favorable candidate that Sarah Palin? Where are the Republican’s heads? Up their tush? No wonder they are the stupid party.

  • It’s sad that the party of Lincoln has become the party of Stinkin’

  • openlyblack

    Please run Sarah … think about the offers you’ll get (e.g.: lectures and stuff, a reality TV show for you an Tod, maybe even your own clothing line!) after you lose yet again.

  • Adam Christopher Catronio

    She simply cannot be president; her foreign policy will fail as she won’t be able to see Russia from the White House!

  • Bet Gitlin-Rich

    The only good thing about Palin coming back (eeek) is that we will get to see more of Tina Fey! Otherwise – that Palin is their best home is pathetic!!!