The talk of a brokered convention never seems to die down and one interesting finding on this poll was that Sarah Palin is far more popular than any of the actual Republican candidates in the race. Her net favorability is +48, with 68% of voters rating her favorably to only 20% with a negative opinion. That compares favorably to +29 for Santorum, +19 for Romney, and -26 for Paul.
Palin is someone GOP delegates might be able to unify around in the case of a hopelessly deadlocked convention. She is seen positively by Gingrich voters (85/7), Santorum supporters (80/10), and Romney ones (57/27) alike. That's a contrast to Romney who is disliked by both Santorum (38/48) and Gingrich (32/54) voters and Santorum who is disliked by Romney (38/48) voters and only seen narrowly favorably by Gingrich (46/42) backers.
When asked, Governor Palin has already answered that if this GOP race leads to an open or brokered convention, "all bets are off," that she's willing to do what she can to help. Now, only she knows exactly to what extent she's willing to go to help, but it sounds like she'll take a look at whatever open doors would be before her.
According to this poll, more Republicans would prefer her as an option over the choices we currently have--despite what has been waged against her: For a second time, thousands upon thousands of the emails she and her gubernatorial staff exchanged have been made public and scrutinized--yet she still has a higher favorability than the GOP candidates, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul; Tom Hanks orchestrated Game Change, a hit-piece designed to tarnish her record as a rational, intelligent, accomplished individual--yet she still leads the way among candidates. Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace have sold their souls to the left to cover their own behinds and throw Governor Palin under the bus in the process--yet she is head and shoulders above each of them. This is yet another testament to the fact that no matter how much people do to try to take her down, they fall short.
Republicans love Governor Palin because she loves America, is one of We the People, and has an abundance of common sense that is so lacking in Washington today.