Poll: Republicans Don’t Think Palin’s Resignation Helps Her Chances In 2012

We can now add another group to the list of people who don’t think Sarah Palin’s resignation as Governor of Alaska was a good move: Republican voters, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

The numbers: Of the likely Republican voters surveyed, only 24% think her resignation helps her chances for the Republican nomination in 2012, compared to 40% who say it’s hurt her chances.

At the same time, 61% of Republican voters think it’s somewhat likely or very likely that she will run, with only 29% saying it’s not very likely or not likely at all.

When asked who they prefer, 25% of GOPers said Mitt Romney, 24% said Palin — the same percentage who said her resignation is a plus, interestingly — 22% chose Mike Huckabee, and 14% chose Newt Gingrich, with 1% each for Haley Barbour and Tim Pawlenty.

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