A new internal polling number from Public Policy Polling (D) further illustrates the popularity of Sarah Palin among the most hard-line elements of the Republican base.
Among voters who both disapprove of Barack Obama and also want to impeach him, Palin has a whopping 86% favorable rating. By comparison, among this group Mike Huckabee is at 62%, favorable and Mitt Romney is at 49%. (The overall top-line was that 20% of voters want to impeach Obama.)
Among Republicans who don’t want to impeach Obama, Palin’s favorable rating is 62%, Romney’s is 54%, and Huckabee is at 51%.
“Romney is more popular with the reasonable wing of the Republican Party than the lunatic fringe, which probably hurts his chances at the 2012 nomination,” writes PPP communications director Tom Jensen. “Palin on the other hand is the most popular candidate at this point with both, but is considerably better liked by the crazies who already support impeaching Obama for…what I’m not sure.”