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    The Palin stories are still coming in fast and furious.

    The folks at Hays Research have been busy bees. New approval numbers for Sarah Palin came out a couple weeks ago, and I had fun crunching them. And now, there are more. Numbers are OK in isolation, but trends show the real picture. So, while someone looking to spin the numbers in the governor’s favor might point to a respectalbe 59.8% approval rating, that’s not the whole picture.

    Let’s look at Palin’s approval index over time. The approval index is measured by taking the “very positive” percentage and subtracting the “very negative” percentage. Rasmussen uses the approval index to measure presidential approval in a daily poll. With the assistance of the Mudflats chart wizard “Anonymous Number Cruncher” we can enjoy the following:



    Keep in mind that these numbers reflect Alaskans’ opinion before Palin’s highly controversial choice of Wayne Anthony Ross as Attorney General, and before her no-show at a meeting with Legislators in Juneau to discuss the stimulus money, and before the release of her press release on that matter which Senate President Gary Stevens (R) said was “absolutely false.”

    The way things are going, we’re going to need new numbers every two weeks. At the current rate of decline, we can expect the governor’s approval index to hit zero in about 4 and a half months…some time in August. That’s when the very favorable opinions and the very unfavorable opinions will meet, and the polarization of Alaska will be complete.

    And just for fun, let’s compare these new Palin numbers with those of Senator Lisa Murkowski:

    Approval Rating: (very positive and somewhat positive)

    Murkowski 71.6% Palin 59.8%

    Approval Index: (very positive minus very negative)

    Murkowski 25.2 Palin 13.7

    I think the numbers tell us who Alaska’s real golden girl is.



    The Mudflats » The Sky is Falling!!! No, wait. It’s Palin’s Approval Index.

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    The way things are going, we’re going to need new numbers every two weeks. At the current rate of decline, we can expect the governor’s approval index to hit zero in about 4 and a half months…some time in August. That’s when the very favorable opinions and the very unfavorable opinions will meet, and the polarization of Alaska will be complete.
    Love this. And the downward direction of the approval rating. Doesn't get any clearer than that.

    Of course, her cult will love her no matter what.

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    Maybe the Alaskans will smarten up and impeach her before throwing her out of office.

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