FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
While Sarah Palin has been helping rack up primary wins for Republican candidates - it looks like she may be the kiss of death in a general election.
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A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll shows a majority of Americans would respond negatively if they knew Palin backed a candidate.
37 percent of those surveyed say they would be "very uncomfortable" about a candidate endorsed by the former Alaska governor, while 15 percent say they would have "some reservations."
Only 25 percent say they would be "comfortable" or "enthusiastic" about Palin's support.
What's more - this poll finds there are only two attributes that a candidate could have that would be worse than a Sarah Palin endorsement. They are: support for Bush's economic policies - and support for getting rid of various federal agencies and Social Security.
In other words, this poll seems to confirm the conventional wisdom about Palin: She's a hugely divisive politician. The base loves her... but, the rest of the country? Well, not so much.
Republicans seemingly can't get enough of her. Almost every candidate Palin has supported in the Republican primaries this season has won; she's especially credited with helping long shot Nikki Haley win the Republican primary for South Carolina governor.
But the rest of Americans aren't buying what she's selling. Of course, if you look closely, what she's selling is Sarah Palin.
A recent CNN poll shows nearly 70 percent of Americans say Sarah Palin is unqualified to be president.
And while Palin is popular in the South and in rural areas, her unfavorable rating is about 60 percent among women, suburbanites, independents and in the west and north east.
Here’s my question to you: Would you vote for or against a candidate who was endorsed by Sarah Palin?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
There is no way I would vote for a candidate who had been endorsed by Sarah Palin. In fact, she's the reason I voted for Barack Obama. I was all set to vote for McCain and then he picked her!
The fact that Palin is still mentioned in politics in 2010 is scary. The fact that some people I know want her to be president is downright horrifying.
It depends on the candidate's positions. Palin is irrelevant.
Michael in Washington writes:
Actually, I like Sarah. She has greatly simplified my life and saved me a lot of time. How? Well, I don't have to think so much anymore. I know that about 99.9% of what she says the opposite is true. Thus, if she endorses someone, then it's easy casting my vote – for the other candidate. Thanks, Sarah.
I'm a Republican and her endorsement wouldn't win any bonus points with me for any candidate. Though I wouldn't know if she endorsed someone because I earnestly avoid all things/news Palin. The aide that recommended Palin to McCain during the last election should be deported.
If I were a candidate and Sarah Palin endorsed ME, I would consider dropping out.
Would I vote for a candidate Palin – the half-term, half wit, queen of quit – endorsed? Not just no, but HELL NO. You betcha.
Never! I would oppose anyone this fool would endorse. She's unqualified to recommend a hairdresser or an optician!