Gallup: Palin comes thisclose to replacing Hillary as most admired woman

posted at 6:43 pm on December 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

No mean feat: With the sole exception of 2001, when Laura Bush likely got a 9/11-fueled bounce, Hillary’s taken the top prize every year since 1997. Not one win for Condi Rice, America? Not one?

I thought this was the ‘Cuda’s year. Book mega-sales, her every utterance covered obsessively by the media, the darling of the conservative base — and meanwhile Hillary, her exalted position notwithstanding, has seemed practically invisible for weeks on end. How’d she do it? Here’s how:

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Hillary finishes second among Republicans while among Democrats Palin doesn’t even show. Then again, Hillary’s got a much tougher field on her side of the aisle: If not for FLOTUS and America’s favorite billionaire, she’d probably crack 50 percent on the left.

The One naturally wins going away as most admired man, but check this out. It took until December 30 but I’ve finally found my favorite data point of the year:

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Glenn Beck is more admired by independents than Nelson Mandela and the Pope?


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Hillary is a crook! Palin rocks!

Gob on December 30, 2009 at 6:45 PM

CUDA

Metro on December 30, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Allah failed to note that Palin came first among Independents.

Hmmm.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Independents admire George Bush (2%) as much as democrats admire Bill Clinton (2%). Hmmm…….

Intrepid on December 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

i don’t ever expect Palin to be on the democrats list as more admired woman…ever….

deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Allah failed to note that Palin came first among Independents.

She tied for first and I posted the data right there in the post.

Allahpundit on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Exactly what the heck is there to admire about B.O.?

That he looks good in an empty suit?

That he gives a great speech, as long as the teleprompter is working?

That he is a loyal servant of his True Lord and Master, Darth Soros?

That when it comes to bowing to dignitaries, no one does it better than him?

What?

pilamaye on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Glenn Beck is more admired by independents than Nelson Mandela and the Pope?

Not really. With a sampling error of +/- 4%, Beck/Mandela/W/Gates/the Pope are all basically the same (and therefore meaningless).

LastRick on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

It’s funny that peeps rag on Sarah but as a Mayor and Gov she did more to help her citizens than old cankles EVER did as First Cuckold and Senator.

PLUS Hillary has a long and dark history as a real MOFO. I always wondered how ANYONE can like Cankles Clinton when she has a very questionable and public past. Those dummies must not really know her, has to be my guess. How sad for the dopes!

Sarah has never even done a fourth of the evil Hillary has wrought!

Gob on December 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

pilamaye on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Pants crease, pilamaye! PANTS CREASE!!!

Intrepid on December 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

i don’t ever expect Palin to be on the democrats list as more admired woman…ever….

deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Me neither. And it would be a bad sign if she were.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Exactly what the heck is there to admire about B.O.?
That he looks good in an empty suit?

That he gives a great speech, as long as the teleprompter is working?

That he is a loyal servant of his True Lord and Master, Darth Soros?

That when it comes to bowing to dignitaries, no one does it better than him?

What?

pilamaye on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

I don’t know what there is to admire about HRC either, she’s as radical as Obama and actually admits it!!

deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

In–Palin
Out–Hillary, Orka, MichelleO

May as well go ahead and spray for Allah’s pet Palin trolls. This thread will be thick with them, soon. RAID!

james23 on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

What’s remarkable to me is that Michelle O and Oprah made the Repub list.

anXdem on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

The wise Latina- Sonya Sotomayer, and the rock, the river, and the trees -Maya Angelou are the best the Dems have?

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Allah failed to note that Palin came first among Independents.

She tied for first and I posted the data right there in the post.

Allahpundit on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

But you made NO NOTE of it.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

The Cuda is loved!
mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmm

IowaWoman on December 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

I would like a detailed list of information regarding who was polled.

Geeez

bridgetown on December 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

They need to re-word the poll.

“Who would you like to see get a Brazilian wax job…

Hillary ‘Cankles’ Clinton or Sarah ‘Cuda’ Palin?”

Do I have to do everything around here?

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

F_ck hillary! and her husband too.

SHARPTOOTH on December 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Heh, just waiting for LOL!voxpopuli to come here and start braying!

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

What’s remarkable to me is that Michelle O and Oprah made the Repub list.

anXdem on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

As well as HRC and BHO……to me that’s depressing!

deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Hillary Clinton is the nations’ leading cause of erectile dysfunction.

perroviejo on December 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

If the MSM was not so hell bent on destroying Sarah she would bury HRC.

rjoco1 on December 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Two “huh”s?

Tiger Woods made the list (Dem males)?

Michelle Obama and her toned arms finsished second to Hillary (Den females)?

ya2daup on December 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

I admire Codi Rice a hell of a lot more than Hillary, Oprah, or the Queen.

milwife88 on December 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Palin’s numbers will only go up.

cubachi on December 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Allah failed to note that Palin came first among Independents.

Hmmm.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Well, he did compliment her in a somewhat backhanded way. That’s huge for Allah.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

You are one sick puppy!

ya2daup on December 30, 2009 at 6:55 PM

What does it say about democrat men who admire both Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan more than the Pope?

Intrepid on December 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

i don’t ever expect Palin to be on the democrats list as more admired woman…ever….
deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Me neither. And it would be a bad sign if she were.
atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

That’s more like a feature than a bug.

Juno77 on December 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

There may be a more useless poll out there but I haven’t run across it…

winston on December 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

You heard it hear first: Glenn Beck will be on the trail campaigning with Sarah Palin and Rick Perry sooner rather than later…………..just watch.

Cinday Blackburn on December 30, 2009 at 6:57 PM

What does it say about democrat men who admire both Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan more than the Pope?

Intrepid on December 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

They wish they had money and 15 ladies on speed dial and wish they had God-given talent to be like Mike!

deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:57 PM

ya2daup on December 30, 2009 at 6:55 PM

:O)

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM

My mind is reeling from the possibilities. Are Hillary and Cuda the new Wonder Woman/Wonder Girl? Or is this All about Eve: The Sequel?

I anxiously await the Hillbuzz boys’ reaction.

Terrie on December 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM

They need to re-word the poll.

“Who would you like to see get a Brazilian wax job…

Hillary ‘Cankles’ Clinton or Sarah ‘Cuda’ Palin?”

Do I have to do everything around here?

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Now you’ve done it…vomiting and aroused at the same time…thanks…

winston on December 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Maya f’in’ Angelou??? There’s something seriously wrong with them people.

cthulhu on December 30, 2009 at 6:59 PM

“Who would you like to see get a Brazilian wax job…

Hillary ‘Cankles’ Clinton or Sarah ‘Cuda’ Palin?”

Do I have to do everything around here?

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Hillary would be more like Brazilian deforestation!

I hate to put that image out there, but I have it in my head so the rest of you can too.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Palin’s numbers will only go up.

cubachi on December 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Yes, it’s hers to win.

darwin on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Please. Enough with the Hillary bashing.

promachus on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Sandra Bernhard didn’t place?

I’m shocked!

darwin on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Hillary would be more like Brazilian deforestation!

I hate to put that image out there, but I have it in my head so the rest of you can too.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 6:59 PM

+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

anXdem on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

As well as HRC and BHO……to me that’s depressing!

deidre on December 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

You’re right. That is incredible. Did the respondents confuse admiration for sneering curiosity?

anXdem on December 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

But you made NO NOTE of it.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Maybe he assumes we can read.

Esthier on December 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Please. Enough with the Hillary bashing.

promachus on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Hillary is … as she once said, a “proud progressive” … but’s she’s smart enough to keep that for the most part on the low down.

darwin on December 30, 2009 at 7:03 PM

down low

darwin on December 30, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Here we go again with another bogus poll from gallup.There sample is way off 40% dems 25% reps and 35% Ind is what i heard.

thmcbb on December 30, 2009 at 7:03 PM

C’mon you guys.

Hillary is NOT an ugly woman. And if you want to bash her, bash her for her policies and stances, NOT for her appearance.

(And I’m a stolid conservative female who disagrees with Hillary, but I think it’s absurd to bash her for her looks when it’s her policies that stink).

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Please. Enough with the Hillary bashing.

promachus on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Well that was the starting gun. I know, I’ve seen this in the “Stop making fun of McShamnestys daughter” threads. hahaha

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Hillary/Palin 2012! Ebony and Ivory – kumbaya and true bipartisan nirvana for all!!

Bradky on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Indies give Sarah Palin first place? Given how the media has trashed SP the past year, she’s doing just fine.

conservative pilgrim on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

I’m a little disappointed though that Palin can tie on Independents and win more Republicans than Hillary won Democrats and still not win. Maybe next year?

Esthier on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Three sorry lists, from top to bottom.

AshleyTKing on December 30, 2009 at 7:05 PM

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM
Well, he did compliment her in a somewhat backhanded way. That’s huge for Allah.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Careful. Michelle’s hired help might THREATEN to ban you for not agreeing with him, because it’s HIS SITE.
;(

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM

I am surprised they actually showed the poll and admitted it. I assume they just figured we would miss it because we cannot read anyway. Will this do anything to help defrost the GOP elites to her, probably not. How people can still vote Hillary is beyond me.

bluemarlin on December 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Sandra Bernhard didn’t place?

I’m shocked!

darwin on December 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

I know, where’s Joy Behar, Bill Mehar, and Jon Stewart~I thought they were stalwart members of the left.

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

I’m a little disappointed though that Palin can tie on Independents and win more Republicans than Hillary won Democrats and still not win. Maybe next year?

Esthier on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

That’s because the poll skewed towards Democrats more than anything. Governor Palin won more Republicans than Hillary won Democrats, and yet Hillary just “somehow” edged out a 1% win?

They purposefully did not want Palin topping the list, so they shoved in more Democrats when they saw she was going to.

Enoxo on December 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Who are the drain-bamaged Republicans picking The Pantsuit and Michelle Obama?

JammieWearingFool on December 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Nah, the snotty cheerleader brigade will do the job for him. They’ve already started.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Lets roll!!

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM

I’m a little disappointed though that Palin can tie on Independents and win more Republicans than Hillary won Democrats and still not win. Maybe next year?

Esthier on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Maybe you should read the poll more closely?

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Who are the drain-bamaged Republicans picking The Pantsuit and Michelle Obama?

JammieWearingFool on December 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

They’re not GOPs. They’re donks pretending to be Republicans.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:10 PM

(And I’m a stolid conservative female who disagrees with Hillary, but I think it’s absurd to bash her for her looks when it’s her policies that stink).
atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Agreed,
Instead of being juvenile about it, we should be focusing on a person’s ideology and character rather than their outward appearance.

Juno77 on December 30, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Who are the drain-bamaged Republicans picking The Pantsuit and Michelle Obama?

JammieWearingFool on December 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Okay, JWF, I’ll bite. Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, David Frum and their readers?

Terrie on December 30, 2009 at 7:11 PM

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Agreed. Hillary’s policies notwithstanding, she’s not unattractive, she’s not stupid by any measure, and she holds wild Bill in disdain like the rest of us do.

anXdem on December 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM

As this administration’s disastrous foreign policy unfolds, Hillary’s numbers will go down amongst indies. And if she continues her Facebook attacks peppered with a few speaking engagements, Sarah’s numbers will go up.

Intrepid on December 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Careful. Michelle’s hired help might THREATEN to ban you for not agreeing with him, because it’s HIS SITE.
;(

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Ya never know.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

If any one here looks at a picture of hc and Sarah, who would you choose? If you look what each has done for our country, who would you choose? NO brainer here at our home, Sarah wins.
L

letget on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Hey Athelingus,
The HildaBEAST is so ugly on the inside, it overwhelms any physical attributes she may have had….40 years ago.
And if you want to “de-forest” that jungle, you had better pack a lunch. I have a Stihl “Farm Boss” with a 19″ bar on it and I fear that wouldn’t even begin to scratch the surface on that petrified forest.

mountainmanbob on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Lets roll!!

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Do you think Michelle Obama tidied up before going on vacation…?

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Terrie on December 30, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Because I normally do post quotes accurately. *slinks away*

Terrie on December 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM

mountainmanbob on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

YOU GO, MountainMan!

Gob on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Gosh. That’s pretty godd for someone who is supposed to be inconsequential.

kingsjester on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Do you think Michelle Obama tidied up before going on vacation…?

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Do they make a 500 horsepower field mower? Perhaps Agent Orange?

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM

godd=good
oops

kingsjester on December 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

You heard it hear first: Glenn Beck will be on the trail campaigning with Sarah Palin and Rick Perry sooner rather than later…………..just watch.

Cinday Blackburn on December 30, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Do you think Rick Perry will run for POTUS too? Please explain. :)

I believe HRC will oppose BHO in 2012. That’s going to be the nastiest battle ever.

Oink on December 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

I heard on the radio that Chris Matthews launched into a full Linda Blair Head Explosion today over Cheney’s comments. Heh.

perroviejo on December 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

I agree with atheling, Juno, etal. I admire both women, although I definitely would not vote for Hillary Clinton from an ideological standpoint.

shomegirl on December 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

AP, this is OT, but I have never seen you close a thread before! (Re: Ron Paul one)
Is the subject of the Jews being God’s Chosen People really that bothersome to you?

Jenfidel on December 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM

I believe HRC will oppose BHO in 2012. That’s going to be the nastiest battle ever.

Oink on December 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

I don’t think so. The Donks will implode. You’ll have the Snoop Dog Dems (blacks) rioting like there’s no tomorrow if their plantation masters dare to remove their king.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Second place.

It is within the margin of error of the poll, so it is a statistical tie Moronpundit.

Mr Purple on December 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM

The really pathetic thing is the admiration for Barack Obama across the board. Grow a pair, you pansies. Answer truthfully, not in the politically correct way. There’s nothing to admire about Barack Obama, and before you say he managed to get elected president, that’s true, but it wasn’t by his talents, intelligence, or principles. He was elected because of the color of his skin. Nothing to admire.

MadisonConservative on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Do they make a 500 horsepower field mower? Perhaps Agent Orange?

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Where is Bishop when you really need him…?

Seven Percent Solution on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Not really. With a sampling error of +/- 4%, Beck/Mandela/W/Gates/the Pope are all basically the same (and therefore meaningless).

LastRick on December 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

I bet you’re a riot at parties.

davidk on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

godd=good
oops

kingsjester on December 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

God is good. :)
Pass the salt, King. This next year is going to be a doozy!

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Hillary is so ugly, when she walks into a room the rats jump on chairs.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

AP, this is OT, but I have never seen you close a thread before! (Re: Ron Paul one)
Is the subject of the Jews being God’s Chosen People really that bothersome to you?

Jenfidel on December 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM

I think the word he used was “idiocy.”

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Except for those of you who hate her, which I’ll never quite get, Hillary is admirable. So is Sarah. Granted, their politics differ, but I like both of them.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Well, at least among independents, The Quitter beat The First . . . “Lady.”

Handily.

That’s something, I suppose.

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Gosh. That’s pretty godd for someone who is supposed to be inconsequential.

kingsjester on December 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM

And having been viciously attacked from day one.

davidk on December 30, 2009 at 7:22 PM

HILLARY ♥
SARAH ♥

This ranking perfectly emulates my heart. <3 gj randomly sampled Americans!

lansing quaker on December 30, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I don’t think so. The Donks will implode. You’ll have the Snoop Dog Dems (blacks) rioting like there’s no tomorrow if their plantation masters dare to remove their king.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Neither do I. First of all, it’s incredibly exhausting to run a presidential campaign. You can’t do much else that’s actually worthwhile.

I think she’ll pass.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 7:23 PM

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Here ya go, kiddo. Yep. I’m think we’re getting closer and closer to the first Presidential Temper Tantrum (TM) and/or meltdown. Meanwhile, Sarah’s just coasting along with a best-selling book.

kingsjester on December 30, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Except for those of you who hate her, which I’ll never quite get, Hillary is admirable. So is Sarah. Granted, their politics differ, but I like both of them.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Hate is inaccurate in my case. I despise the Marxist for the vision she has for America.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM

And having been viciously attacked from day one.

davidk on December 30, 2009 at 7:22 PM

So was Hillary. I think any woman who gains real stature can take that one to the bank.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Duh. She’s got two things Shrillary hasn’t: good looks and a child.

The good looks are beneficial for obvious reasons, and the child allows her to play the Almighty Mother card – a big bonus with conservatives. Not to mention the fact that unwarranted slander from the leftists on Trig’s intelligence is turning her into a mommy-martyr.

Dark-Star on December 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Hate is inaccurate in my case. I despise the Marxist for the vision she has for America.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I do think she has liberal core values, but she’s nowhere close to Pelosi’s president in the pocket.

Hillary was and is a true moderate. She gets it.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Mandela is a friend of Castro.

Not everyone is Catholic and cares for a Pope.

That’s enough reason for me to not admire either man.

I admire Captain Sully and Palin.

Hurricanes on December 30, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Hillary is so ugly, when she walks into a room the rats jump on chairs.

csdeven on December 30, 2009 at 7:19 PM

*Can’t stop laughing!*

HornetSting on December 30, 2009 at 7:27 PM

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