Seven in 10 Americans Say Palin Not Qualified to Be Prez

Fifty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable views of Sarah Palin, while the percentage holding favorable views has dipped to 37, a new low in Washington Post-ABC polling. More than seven in 10 Americans say she is unqualified to serve as president, up from 60 percent in a November survey. A majority of Republicans now say Palin lacks the qualifications necessary for the White House.

Only 45 percent of conservative Republicans consider herqualified for the presidency, down from 66 percent who said so last fall.

Among all Republicans polled, 37 percent now hold a “strongly favorable” opinion of Palin — about half the percentage when she became Sen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008.

Just 6 percent of Democrats now consider Palin qualified for the presidency, a drop from 22 percent in November. Independents who think she is qualified fell to 29 percent from 37 percent.

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