Hot Air poll: March primary survey results

posted at 4:52 pm on March 9, 2011 by Patrick Ishmael

For a third survey in a row, Sarah Palin tops the Hot Air charts, garnering 34% of the readership’s vote. Palin leads a pack consisting of Chris Christie (who for a third survey came in second) at 14%, Herman Cain at 9%, Tim Pawlenty at 7%, and Mitt Romney. Notably, Romney has finished fifth in every survey, and in every survey regardless of sample size, has received 6% of the vote.

Here’s the chart of all the Primary votes so far, starting from the first one we did in November, by percentage of the vote.

For Vice President, Rep. Allen West leads the pack at 22%, followed by Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Herman Cain, and Michele Bachmann. West’s positioning is strongly correlated to Sarah Palin-related votes as her most favored running mate; as Palin voters go up, so too do VP West votes. The VP chart over time:

Top second choice for President? Chris Christie.

Top vote loser? For a second survey, Sarah Palin.

Demographics of this survey:

Nearly 700 people indicated that they did not comment at Hot Air, but “would like to!” For those that have provided email addresses, I’ll try to give you the heads up if I have forewarning as to when registration opens. Regardless, I’ve passed along your interest to the guys upstairs.

Two quick, final points.

It’s important to start winnowing down the candidate pool we’ve got presently. Chris Christie and Paul Ryan will be removed from the topline survey question next month if they don’t indicate a reasonable interest to run; there’s no sense in keeping candidates in the first-choice President question who’ve said they absolutely won’t do it. Gotta move on, as disappointing as it might be. DeMint may also go.

Once the pool is winnowed, the next step is working out when and how candidates will exit the field. Like I indicated when I was predicting House outcomes, predicting nationwide outcomes can be a lot trickier if we just gloss over local circumstances. With the surveys we’ve been doing at Hot Air, we’re gathering lots of valuable knowledge as to these local circumstances; I’m looking forward to matching those circumstances up with the primary calendar, once it crystallizes.

I’ll toss out the first few months of last cycle’s calendar, per About.com, for your perusal as a rough sketch of what next year’s calendar might look like. I look forward to your thoughts in the comments, and at my Twitter.

JANUARY 2008
January 3: Iowa (caucuses)
January 5: Wyoming (GOP caucuses)
January 8: New Hampshire (primary)
January 15: Michigan
January 19: Nevada (precinct caucuses), South Carolina (R primary)
January 26: South Carolina (D primary)
January 29: Florida
FEBRUARY 2008
February 1: Maine (R)
February 5: Alabama, Alaska (caucuses), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (caucuses), Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho (D caucuses), Illinois, Kansas (D caucuses), Massachusetts, Minnesota (caucuses), Missouri, Montana (R caucuses), New Jersey, New Mexico (D), New York, North Dakota (caucuses), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, American Samoa (caucuses)
February 9: Louisiana, Kansas (R), Nebraska (D caucuses), Washington (D&R caucuses)
February 10: Maine (D caucuses)
February 12: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
February 19: Hawaii (D), Washington (R primary), Wisconsin
MARCH 2008
March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
March 8: Wyoming (D)
March 11: Mississippi
APRIL 2008
April 22: Pennsylvania

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Good job Patrick Ishmael. I enjoy the polling posts. Especially the break down demographics of HotAir folks.

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Interesting…

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

700 folks want in Hot Air!..The troll possibilities are endless..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Lolz!

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

!Muy interesante!

Ace ODale on March 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Age and gender demographic seems, at first look, surprising until you think about it. Just as interesting is the conservative audience with Allahpundit taking such delight in tormenting those who hold that point of view, and the vocal libertarian/RINO opposition to a conservative point of view so often expressed in comments.

HotAir.com should consider an alternative method of screening potential commentators other than open registration of unvalidated anonymous internet persona.

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Fresh fish…

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

TheRaceCard is out there…waiting like a rat…hoping to scrabble back in.

I know you’re reading this, RC, how’s the life of a professional dueler going?

Bishop on March 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Darn it, I missed this poll.

Anyways, add one more vote for Palin.

Norwegian on March 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

This was fun! I don’t even recall the poll, though. Funny that you call everything left of moderate “other”!

John the Libertarian on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Would love to see a breakdown on the male versus female vote with regards to Palin.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Holy Cow! I had no idea that there were so many more men than women here. Interesting.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Nearly 700 people indicated that they did not comment at Hot Air, but “would like to!”

I was thinking recently it had been a while since the latest enrollment. Anyone remember when the last one was?

LastRick on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I hope I can stay awake until QOTD tonight, I have the cutest musical link.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

The troll possibilities are endless..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Honestly? I’m guessing the number is 10 times that.

John the Libertarian on March 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Would love to see the racial makeup of the responders.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

So, the Hotair readers want the two people who wont run to be the nominee?

Beautiful.

csdeven on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Would love to see a breakdown on the male versus female vote with regards to Palin.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

3,493: Men
0,013: Women

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

With that big of a difference between genders, I don’t think you would get a real feel for anything specific.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

700 folks want in Hot Air!..The troll possibilities are endless..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I heard that at C4P……

Let them in. Power to the People!

idesign on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Holy Cow! I had no idea that there were so many more men than women here. Interesting.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

That’s weird, isn’t it?

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I hope I can stay awake until QOTD tonight, I have the cutest musical link.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Good deal..:)..Look foward to seeing it!..:)..See you in QOTD!!..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM

So, the Hotair readers want the two people who wont run to be the nominee?

Beautiful.

csdeven on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Are you from Politico?

idesign on March 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM

John the Libertarian on March 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

LOL!..Boy I hope you are wrong!..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Can we do this poll next time with only registered commenter’s?

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Just as interesting is the conservative audience with Allahpundit taking such delight in tormenting those who hold that point of view, and the vocal libertarian/RINO opposition to a conservative point of view so often expressed in comments.

Yes, how “tormented” they are. And yet they keep reading, despite the “torment.”

Really, stop crying already.

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

If you look close enough…

… you can see yourself.

Seven Percent Solution on March 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Palin can’t beat Obama because you need Independents to win a presidential race.

For the 901th time…

nickj116 on March 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Holy Cow! I had no idea that there were so many more men than women here. Interesting.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

That’s weird, isn’t it?

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

See, and I always thought there were more women here…

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

What about breaking down the results by state. Unfortunately it doesn’t really matter what I think since my state’s primary for 2012 is somewhere in 2018.

So how about a tally of what people in Iowa, NH, SC and Florida think. That would be telling.

angryed on March 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Yes, how “tormented” they are. And yet they keep reading, despite the “torment.”

Really, stop crying already.

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

LOL! U tell em AP! :-)

sicoit on March 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

HotAir.com should consider an alternative method of screening

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Spoken like a true control freak?

John the Libertarian on March 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Really, stop crying already.

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Excellent. Thank you.

John the Libertarian on March 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Good poll. Palin wins, of course.

I’d like to see it without Christie, DeMint, Ryan, and Barbour in the mix.

Why?

Because the first three have said they won’t run and Barbour is too white, too southern, and too establishment. He won’t run.

It would be interesting to see a poll with only those who have at least flirted with a run.

gary4205 on March 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Good info.

Remember… the punditry, the establishment, AND the electorate – gave Ronald Reagan little thought as a serious contender this far out from the 1980 election.

Poll numbers among the general electorate mean little at this point. Polls of wonks like us are probably more representative of the mood of the grassroots toward any primary candidate.

I still have hope that the first person who demonstrated an ability and a willingness to skewer Obama head-on will yet emerge to slay the dragon once and for all. She knows exactly where the chinks are in the armor, and she knows how to exploit them. She lives inside his head rent-free.

IronDioPriest on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

All this proves is that the Palin bullies have run everyone else off from Hot Air.

No surprise there.

petunia on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

See, and I always thought there were more women here…

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

I think we all have on more than one occassion called/thought a he a she or a she a he..:) I know I have!..:)

PS..Sorry for the “word salad” above..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

34% are dead wrong

Falz on March 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

No break out by professed state for NH and Iowa?

livefreerdie on March 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Palin/West in 2012 The people’s candidates!!!

Drill Baby Drill!!!

shmendrick on March 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

nickj116 on March 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

From Reuters-Ipsos today:

From the last poll taken in February 2011 Obama has slipped 10 points among indies today in approval from 47% to 37%.

There is more than one way to skin a cat.

technopeasant on March 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

All this proves is that the Palin bullies have run everyone else off from Hot Air.

No surprise there.

petunia on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Yet you remain.

steebo77 on March 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

All this proves is that the Palin bullies have run everyone else off from Hot Air.

No surprise there.

petunia on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Yet here you are……..

idesign on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

I’d like to see it without Christie, DeMint, Ryan, and Barbour in the mix.
gary4205 on March 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

If you had your way it would be Palin versus Godzilla and no one else.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

AP – Does this mean RINOCon is cancelled due to lack of participation?

Done That on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

All this proves is that the Palin bullies have run everyone else off from Hot Air.

We only have one or two hundred regular commenters, I’d bet. There were thousands of replies to the poll. It’s not a matter of anyone having been run off, it’s a matter of right-wing blog readers being more conservative and well-disposed to the tea party than Republicans generally.

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Just as interesting is the conservative audience with Allahpundit taking such delight in tormenting those who hold that point of view, and the vocal libertarian/RINO opposition to a conservative point of view so often expressed in comments.

Yes, how “tormented” they are. And yet they keep reading, despite the “torment.”
Really, stop crying already.
Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Smacked down by a self-professed beta-male. That’s gotta sting.

RINO in Name Only on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

So, the Hotair readers want the two people who wont run to be the nominee?

Beautiful.

csdeven on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Wishcast much?

Palin is running, so get over it. Allah had a great write-up last night on the NBC/POLITICO dog and pony.

Bottom line is Sarah scheduled her event on top of the “debate” on purpose. And instead of preening in front of NBC’s audience, she’ll be raising money for the troops. (pro-bono, I might add)

The fact she sent Tim Crawford out to tell people this doesn’t mean she isn’t running for President says it all.

Palin/West 2012 FTW!

gary4205 on March 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Yup. I recently saw a long-time poster call Knucklehead a he.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

See, and I always thought there were more women here…

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Nah, just a lot of men lacking testicular fortitude

rmel80 on March 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

HotAir.com should consider an alternative method of screening potential commentators other than open registration of unvalidated anonymous internet persona.

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Alright, everybody form into single file lines, Skandia Recluse will be by to look at our teeth, check out our feet & hands and send us to either the fields, or to Commentators Gulag.

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Yes, how “tormented” they are. And yet they keep reading, despite the “torment.”

Really, stop crying already.

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Ok, does ‘provoked’ work better for you? Isn’t that you intent? ‘Challenged’, perhaps? It’s torment from my point of view, a thumb in the eye, kinda thing. You deny taking delight in it?

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Interesting point!..very interesting..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

It looks like I’m right there with a lot of hotair commenters, except I’m a girl. :)

Bob's Kid on March 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I’m in the mainstream finally! Yay!

No, don’t let those 700 people in! What is this? The Mexican border?

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

All this proves is that the Palin bullies have run everyone else off from Hot Air.

No surprise there.

petunia on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

All this proves is that the Romneybots have given up trying to convince conservatives that Romney is …….a conservative.

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Missed this one, count me in…PPF and my VP pick is West. IMHO Paul Ryan is not gonna run, and leave Rubio alone, away!!!!

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Yup. I recently saw a long-time poster call Knucklehead a he.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

LOL!..Case in point!..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Good showing Pawlenty!

IR-MN on March 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

That’s weird, isn’t it?

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Just because we wear high-heels and a dress while posting, doesn’t mean we are women…

right2bright on March 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

csdeven on March 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Now, now, this is just for fun. Don’t be sad.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Sorry gary but that’s just funny and you know it.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

petunia on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I think you’re misunderestimating Hotair. It’s the biggest conservative blog online. As for Palin, We’re not bullies, just simply asking that you defend your choice as being someone you think can win instead of insisting that Sarah can’t. Maybe with the exception of AP, we’re just not intellectual enough, is that what you meant?

mike_NC9 on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

So how about a tally of what people in Iowa, NH, SC and Florida think. That would be telling.

angryed on March 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Because of the volume of Palin votes, it’s pretty much a uniform Palin win in most states. I’m working on a way of balancing online turnout disparities to develop a useful, realistic map based on survey responses. As is, the answer to your four questions is “Palin,” but I think we can all agree that odds are against her winning all of those states, particularly New Hampshire. The proto-model is cranking out some interesting results, but like I said, it’s a work in progress that needs tweaking.

Patrick Ishmael on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I don’t mind if the ‘controlling legal authority’ at HotAir.com knows my real identity, nor do I worry (very much) that law enforcement might have an interest in my comments, but I really don’t want a group of people showing up, knocking on my front door, and wanting to take issue with some comment I’ve posted here.

By all means, keep your favorite pseudonym, I don’t care who you are, or who you think you are..

Me? I’m an anonymous nobody.

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

You deny taking delight in it?

No, I don’t take any particular delight in it. I state my honest opinions; I’m glad when there’s an honest disagreement on the site since it makes things more interesting, but I don’t antagonize people just to antagonize them. If I did, would I have said yesterday that Palin’s decision to skip the first debate was smart politics? Wouldn’t it have been better to say “This is crazy!” and watch Palin supporters go nuts?

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

I saw that Knucklehead was a he and a newbie with only a few months under his belt. Along with Dire Straits and Twerp.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Democrats wouldn’t vote for a Palin/West ticket only because they are all women hating racists!

Star20 on March 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Just because we wear high-heels and a dress while posting, doesn’t mean we are women…

right2bright on March 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Could someone please pass the eye bleach?

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Seems most of us are old enough to have some “wisdom” but we need to transfer some to the young’ns.

tim c on March 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I don’t mind if the ‘controlling legal authority’ at HotAir.com knows my real identity, nor do I worry (very much) that law enforcement might have an interest in my comments, but I really don’t want a group of people showing up, knocking on my front door, and wanting to take issue with some comment I’ve posted here.

By all means, keep your favorite pseudonym, I don’t care who you are, or who you think you are..

Me? I’m an anonymous nobody.

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

What did your comment have to do with anything I said?

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:25 PM

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

I saw that Knucklehead was a he and a newbie with only a few months under his belt. Along with Dire Straits and Twerp.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Yup, that was one of ‘em I saw. Someone else who agreed with Knucklehead called him smart. Lol.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

All this proves is that the Palin bullies have run everyone else off from Hot Air.

No surprise there.

petunia on March 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Nah, just that the C4P cultists Freep’ed the poll, as usual. Last cycle, Ron Paul ran away with all the meaningless online polls the same way.

Opening up registration to more Cult of the St. Sarah members would only further lower the collective IQ in the comments though.

Hollowpoint on March 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Amazed at polling number showing Christie in the pack..even after saying that he would not run of President

hawkman on March 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Patrick Ishmael on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Thanks for you hard work. Very interesting and lots of fun.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

LOL!..Must have had a secret open registration a couple of months ago..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Hollowpoint on March 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Palin wins a poll and it’s “They cheated@!@11!!!”

Palin losses a poll and it’s “See, can’t win!!!1!!”

That thing you keep chasing is your tail, hollowpoint.

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Nah, just that the C4P cultists Freep’ed the poll, as usual.

Oh, is that right? I missed that. That’s lame, but whatever.

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

She is pretty smart for a guy.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Some people want the unvarnished truth and an objective analysis. Others merely want to see their own personal views rubber-stamped and validated. Personally, I’d rather deal in reality than fantasy.

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Yup, that was one of ‘em I saw. Someone else who agreed with Knucklehead called him smart. Lol.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

You left out troll, but then again this thread hasn’t died yet.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM
What did your comment have to do with anything I said?

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Oh please, your implication was obvious.

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Why does Nick the troll get to post under two names?

Palin Wins all the conservative polls and Romney loses yet we are constantly told he’s the “frontrunner”. Pawlenty I don’t get.., I know no one who even knows who he is..

CCRWM on March 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Nah, just that the C4P cultists Freep’ed the poll, as usual. Last cycle, Ron Paul ran away with all the meaningless online polls the same way.

Opening up registration to more Cult of the St. Sarah members would only further lower the collective IQ in the comments though.

Hollowpoint on March 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Sheeesh.

You sure your name isn’t Hollowhead?

darwin on March 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Yes, how “tormented” they are. And yet they keep reading, despite the “torment.”
Really, stop crying already.
Allahpundit on March 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Come for the headlines…stay for the snark. hehehe

It would be interesting to see a breakdown by state and/or gender. Personally, I’m a woman in Florida who voted for Palin in the poll.

It would also be interesting to have a similar poll done with just registered commenters.

Kirin on March 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Yup, she is.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

If you had your way it would be Palin versus Godzilla and no one else.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

No troll, but it makes little sense to have a bunch of people we know aren’t running, in a poll.

It would be far more interesting to see where the numbers were if only realistic candidates were included. I.E those actually expected to run, and those who have already hinted at it, or declared.

Who knows, Palin might get less votes. People picking the ones above might simply latch on to someone else, not Palin.

What are you afraid of troll?

gary4205 on March 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Thanks, Patrick. It is fun to ponder the results…

Fallon on March 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Wow chrisite fall off a cliff

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Palin/West 2012

That was my vote. :)

tencole on March 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Palin wins a poll and it’s “They cheated@!@11!!!”

Palin losses a poll and it’s “See, can’t win!!!1!!”

That thing you keep chasing is your tail, hollowpoint.

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

I see- completely unscientific online polls that can be manipulated by a coordinated group are totally legit when Palin does well, but polls done by professional polling firms that show Palin doing very poorly are all a fake result of an anti-Palin conspiracy.

Again- compare Ron Paul’s performance in online polls with his actual performance, which was far closer to that predicted by more legitimate polling methods.

Hollowpoint on March 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Oh please, your implication was obvious.

Skandia Recluse on March 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

What was the implication?

Seriously, I don’t get it.

portlandon on March 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Oh, but I *know* you aren’t a troll.

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

What are you afraid of troll?

gary4205 on March 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Game over, shut ‘er down.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

She is pretty smart for a guy.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

I agree!..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Also, what is “Freep’ed” ? Is that anything like pwned?

cynccook on March 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Holy Cow! I had no idea that there were so many more men than women here. Interesting.

Cindy Munford on March 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

No kidding….boy, names sure can be misleading!

tencole on March 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Wow, ya’ll get cranky after 4:00….Meeeeeeooooooooow! :-)

sicoit on March 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Game over, shut ‘er down.

Knucklehead on March 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on March 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

HotAir has traditionally been more of fiscally conservative site, so this proves Palin’s appeal across a wider spectrum than she gets credit for. Social conservatives will flock to her as well.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2011 at 5:35 PM

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