The new survey of Alaska by Public Policy Polling (D)
finds that the state that gave Sarah Palin to American politics is no longer that enamored with her. After Palin resigned the governorship in order to pursue a national book tour and a commentator slot on Fox News, she is only picking up a lukewarm personal rating of 47% favorable to 45% unfavorable.
The big beneficiary of the recent upheavals in state politics is the new governor, Sean Parnell, who has an approval rating of 58%-19%. Even Democrats approve of the GOPer Parnell by 51%-27%, along with 55%-20% among independents. By contrast, independents' favorability rating for Palin is only 36%-55%.
"Sarah Palin's home state popularity has really declined," said PPP president Dean Debnam, in the polling memo. "Voters seem to have been pretty put off by her leaving office early. But Sean Parnell is certainly benefiting from it."