The Palin hit site Hot Air is happy to get thousands of page views by using Palin's name in their negative articles about her. They are also happy to use sloppy journalism in this pursuit by quoting polls showing Palin at a very low approval rating dating back to October 2011.
Al Sharpton did so on MSNBC but that is understandable, Doug Schoen on Fox said "her negatives are about 60% without any poll reference.
The PPP and Election Meter.Com results, not suiting their purpose, are neglected.
On the heels of major polling firm PPP Polling finding that Sarah Palin is more popular, by far, than any of the declared GOP candidates in the recent primary campaign, with a 68% approval rating
AT THIS LINK and a net positive rating of +48, now a poll (Graphs at bottom of this page) at Election Meter.com
has her approval also at a significant level.
The new 5,000+ vote EM Poll AT THIS LINK gives Palin a 53.0% approval rating. This is her fourth rating above 50% in this poll since early 2009 and shows the long struggle against media distortion she has had to undertake, so the slow and steady rise continues.
Undertake the long struggle she has done indeed, and her tenacity seems to finally be paying, off as voters now are seeing her in a substantially positive light again.
It seems no coincidence that Palin has moved into such positive territory in three polls following the leftist hatchet job, (and box office flop) "Game Change".
The attacks from that disaster seem to have been the last straw with the public. This especially so amongst Republicans, who can now clearly see that so much of the media generated negativity around Palin over the last four years has been a massive wall of hate and bias and unrelated to the positive characteristics of the real Palin.
Further recent factors in Palin's rise in popularity (Romney polled at a near disastrous 41% in the latest Fox News poll July 17th) ) could be:
Her six in a row winning endorsements for high profile campaigns e.g. Mourdoch and Fischer's come from behind Senate primary wins, and Ted Cruz's remarkable rise in Texas-all with Palin's support. The perceived unfairness to Palin by the Romney team in hiring someone who has spoken negatively about to run his campaign, and of course their stonewalling Palin being invited to Tampa
Yes certainly, the Election Meter poll is an on line poll and can be discounted to a degree because of that. However, when Palin was at her absolute nadir in this poll in 2010 at 19.2% her enemies would have seized on it as being representative of a general feeling.
There is some degree of validity to that view, although it is distorted and extreme, but on the other hand the steady, seemingly inexorable rise since then must also reflect a wider reality-which will of course be ignored by her enemies.
Here are the longer term graphs which, because of the time frame involved, must be valid in the wider context they support. Surely the absolute polling height of 72% in 2008 was a genuine reflection of reality at that time.
That the leftist media negativity bore little resemblance to reality has also been shown, firstly in the utter blind hatred they attack her with AT THIS LINK and of course, on the other hand the huge power Palin has recently shown in having her endorsed candidates do so well against all the odds.