Poll

GOP: We Want Palin in 2012

Sarah Palin’s resignation may not have been as disastrous as it seems: A poll by USA Today finds that her popularity has actually risen among Republican voters, with two-thirds saying they want her as “a major national political figure” and seven out of 10 saying they'd be likely to vote for her for president in 2012. That may bode well for the Republican primary, but she has some work to do in the general election: Three-quarters of Democrats hoped she wouldn’t be “a major national political figure,” and, more troublingly, so did 55 percent of independents.