New Poll Reveals Americans Want Palin “To Sit Down and Shut Up”

Palin is the Poll Slider

Despite her intention to do the opposite which she expressed last night during her interview with Sean Hannity, a majority of Americans want Sarah Palin “to sit down and shut up.” According to the most recent USA TODAY/Gallup survey, Sarah Palin’s favorable rating has dipped to its lowest level since she joined the 2008 Republican presidential ticket and became a household name. CNN reports that it has dropped to a stunningly low 38 percent while her unfavorable rating has risen to 53 percent. Gallup reports the 38 percent is a new low when it comes to the percentage of Americans who give the former Alaska governor a thumbs up. The 53 percent who dislike Palin is also a new high in Gallup polling. A similar poll in July found 44 percent of Americans viewed her favorably while 47 percent did not. The poll was conducted on January 8th through the 10th.

In contrast, a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday reveals that President Barack Obama’s approval rating is up five points since December as a growing number of Americans consider him a strong leader who is tough enough to handle a crisis. Fifty-three percent of people questioned in the poll approve of how Obama’s handling his duties in the White House, up from 48 percent in a CNN poll that was conducted last month. Obama’s approval rating among independents has grown from 41 percent in December to 56 percent now. The survey also indicates that 59 percent of the public now thinks the president is tough enough to handle a crisis – up six points from last year – and 57 percent now consider him a strong and decisive leader – a four-point gain.

As for Sarah Palin, during her televised interview with Fox News‘ Hannity,  she said, “I am not ready to make an announcement about what my political future is going to be. But I will tell you … I am not going to sit down. I am not going to shut up,” Well, the Queen of Quit may not yet be ready to make an announcement but the American people have done so in a loud and clear manner. Their message? “Sarah Palin has no political future.”

Palin has also just received some sobering advice from other influential Republicans. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the former ex-quitting half-term governor of Alaska should “slow down.” While on ABC‘s “Good Morning America” Tuesday, Gingrich said a string of Palin’s recent statements indicate she needs to “be more careful and think through what she’s saying and how she’s saying it.” He also said, “There’s no question that she has become more controversial.”

Gingich’e remarks follow closely on the heels of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who told the New York Times Palin needs to engage with the media and voters in settings less staged than those she currently utilizes (i.e Fox News, Facebook and Twitter).

Is that the proverbial “fat lady” that we can hear singing? If so, stick a fork in Sarah Palin because she is toast.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Low Rider song link:


(sung to the War song “Low Rider”)

All my friends know the poll slider
The poll slider is a little liar

The poll slider slips a little lower
Poll slider couldn’t be much slower


Poll Slider is facing defeat, yeah
Poll Slider is gonna be beat, yeah

Poll slider is outta gas now
The poll slider is on her ass

Better get a grip, better get a grip
She is not the one to be
Better get a grip, better get a grip
She’s shunned by the G.O.P.


Making a Difference in Anchorage

Alaskans are the people who seem to know Sarah Palin best, and object to her most.  Democrats, Independents, and Republicans are each susceptible to PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome).  Hope is coming to Alaska.  Malia Litman, blogger at and author of The Ignorance Virtues of Sarah Palin: A Humorous Refudiation of the Half-Term Ex-Governor  will be at Borders at 1100 E. Dimond Blvd, Anchorage on Sat. Jan. 22nd at 2:00.  Malia will give a presentation and sign books, guaranteed to provide much needed relief for PDS.  If you are one of the unfortunate Americans afflicted with this disability condition, come to Borders on Saturday.  Together we can find comfort and therapeutic relief for our ailment.  Please join Malia.

Posted on January 18, 2011, in Fox News, Newt Gingrich, Republican, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Songs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Newt just wants another chance to find another intern to fool around with, sure he marries them, but he also cheats on his wife while doing it, as for half-term Palin, well come on “Think Before Speaking”, not possible she just has defective genes.

  2. Polling, polling, polling….. poll slide!

  3. Republicans having a tough time getting the genie back in the bottle, are they? I’m sure they want her to shut up – she is an unelectable distraction. As painful and annoying as it is to listen to her, I hope she keeps talking and throws her hat into the 2012 circus ring. Loved Jon Stewarts take last night referring to the “Palin and Hannity Cognitive Dissonance Hour Special Victims Unit.”

  4. Death by a thousand grumbles

    The Party of the Swift Boat Veterans has become the Party of the bitching and moaning malcontents! Gingrich’s latest onslaught- “she needs to be more careful and think through what she’s saying and how she’s saying it”-wouldn’t be all that bad on a shiftless teenager’s school report card.

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