CrossTarget - Palin Faces Skeptical Republicans in Granite State

ALEXANDRIA, VA  - More than two years prior to the First in the Nation New Hampshire Primary former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin faces skeptical Republican voters in NH’s first congressional district. 

A survey released today shows a 42% plurality saying she shouldn’t run for president, while only 36% believe she should enter the 2010 presidential race.

These findings are based on interviews with five hundred and forty three (543) likely Republican primary voters in NH’s first congressional district. The IVR interviews were completed on December 7th, 2009. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.2%.

 “If Sarah Palin decides to run for President she has serious work to do winning over Republican primary voters in the Granite State,” said Carl Forti, spokesman for CrossTarget.

N=543 Republican Primary Voters

4.2% Margin of Error

December 8, 2009

Do you think Sarah Palin should run for the Republican Nomination for president in 2012?

1.      Yes                                          35.7%

2.      No                                           42.4%

3.      No opinion                              21.9%

Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as President of The United States?

1.      Qualified                                 46.8%

2.      Not qualified                           36.1%

3.      Not sure                                   17.1%