For those of you who are with me watching polling all the time for 2016…..
You know that Chris Christie has dropped in the overall polling, but still is in the top three in most polls…..
FiveThirtyEight is out witha piece that looks at his favorable ratings….
Those numbers are not particullary good….(Moderate and Liberal GOP’s do NOT like the guy much)…
Sarah Palin is a more conservative version of Chris Christie — at least as far as the 2016 Republican nomination contest is concerned.
After the revelation that she was thinking about running for president, and after her much-panned speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Palin has re-entered the presidential spotlight. But if she were to run, she would almost certainly go nowhere.
I say this on the basis of her net favorable rating (favorable minus unfavorable rating) among Republicans: It’s not very good. Although no live interview polls have tested Palin’s popularity in the past year and a half, surveys in 2013 found that Palin was almost universally known (average name recognition of 89 percent) but not universally beloved (net favorable rating of just +24.3 percentage points) among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.
As I wrote this week, this compares miserably with past presidential nominees for the two parties at this point in the process (since 1980, not including incumbent presidents). Eventual nominees start the campaign either well-known and well-liked in their party, or not well-known. Palin, like Christie, isn’t in either category….
Yes…The linked piece mentions moderate and LIBERAL Republicans!