Palin Still Wildly Popular with Republicans

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Nov 07, 2008 11:14 AM
Despite the onslaught of unflattering stories being leaked to the media from McCain staffers about Sarah Palin's allegedly unsavory behavior behind closed doors through the campaign, she remains incredibly popular among Republicans.

Rasmussen Reports found a whopping 91 percent of Republicans retain a favorable view of the former vice presidential candidate.

Palin's name also ranked at the top of those Republicans would consider to become their GOP's 2012 presidential nominee. 64 percent said Palin would be their top choice.  Mike Huckabee came in far behind at second with only 12 percent and Mitt Romney netted 11 percent.

Bobby Jindal, Charlie Crist and Tim Pawlenty were also mentioned as future contenders, but only ranked support in the single digits.