Palin’s Lesson for 2012 Hopefuls: Politicians More Popular When They Quit Politics

Hopefully quitting politics to boost popularity ratings becomes more trendy on the left side of the aisle, but for now it seems to be confined to the right:

Sarah Palin’s bombshell that she is resigning as Alaska governor actually has boosted her a bit among Republicans, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, though it also has dented her standing among Democrats and independents.

Saying Palin dented her standing among Democrats is like saying that the wolf with feathers hanging out of its mouth further ruined his popularity in the chicken coop.

The article goes on to highlight a USA Today poll finding that seven out of ten people who describe themselves as Republicans say they’d vote for Palin for president in 2012. The other three Republicans, Colin Powell, Christopher Buckley and Scott McClellan, will of course vote for… Obama.

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