The poll has been out all day, and almost needless to say, none of the Palin shrines have yet to carry a post on it. Part of the reason for that is that while Palin's exposure during a book tour and FOX blitz that was intended to help her image, it actually hurt her among moderates and those on the left. It hasn't helped much at all among Republicans, either.
From my point of view, this seems to put Palin more into the realm where she has to decide very soon - before the Teabaggers' Convention - whether she wants to seriously consider becoming closely tied to a third-party organizational effort, such as what the Teabaggers seem to be aiming toward.
Palin's political past in Alaska probably indicates more in the direction of an independent bid on her part than national web sites have yet articulated. Back when Palin first emerged nationally in September 2008, a lot of questions directed toward Alaska bloggers and media by Outsiders was about The Alaska Independence Party. Very few outside of Alaska knew that Wally Hickel had been elected in 1990 as a candidate from that party, or of the extremely high percentage of non-aligned voters in Alaska. This is the environment from which Palin emerged.
From Palin's 1996 and 1999 runs against fellow Republican John Stein, to her 2006 primary run against Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski, to her use and abuse of Democrats in the Alaska legislature in the 2007 and 2008 sessions, Palin has a long history of working outside of established GOP parameters.
The national media is aware that she now seems to be doing just that, but the historical context they are familiar with is sketchy. And her shrines continue to push the false meme that she took down corrupt Republicans, singlehandedly. Name one.
Here are a few snips from the CBS article on their poll:
Forty-one percent now view her unfavorably, compared with 38 percent in November and 37 percent in July (both in CBS News polls). Nineteen percent of people in the current poll are undecided about Palin.
Conservatives are the only ideological group that holds net positive views of her -- just under half do, while a quarter are unfavorable and a quarter of conservatives are undecided.
But while favorable toward her, most conservatives say they do not want to see Palin run in 2012 – 58 percent of conservatives say she should not run.
Palin almost has to go third party should two more polls like this emerge before the Teabaggers' orgy in Nasheville.
Palin herself simply does not understand, nor does she appear to be mentally capable of intuiting the growing gulf between public perception of who she is and what she represents and what she feels that perception might be. If anything, hanging around with the FOX cheerleading squad will only widen that gulf.