Poll: No longer 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's popularity is slipping in her home state, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The survey from Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling (PPP) showed only 33 percent of Alaska voters have a favorable opinion of the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, while 58 percent have a negative one.

Out of 10 states where PPP polled the metric, only blue Massachusetts gave Palin a more negative rating (27-68 percent).

Alaska Republicans rate Palin less favorably than do GOP voters in other states. Sixty percent of Republicans in the 49th state have a favorable opinion of her, compared to 30 percent who have a negative one. In most other states, according to PPP, GOP support for Palin is close to 80 percent.

Sixty-five percent of independents in Alaska have a negative opinion of her, which is higher than usual, PPP said.

Other states polled by PPP over the past few months include Montana, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Massachusetts.

Palin is weighing whether to run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. Alaska only has three electoral votes, but presidential candidates typically count on their home state as a base of support.

Palin caused a stir in July 2009 when she surprisingly resigned as governor, citing mounting legal bills from multiple ethics probes and concerns about her family.

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