A day before her much-anticipated memoir, "Going Rogue," hits bookshelves, a new poll showed Monday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is seen negatively by a majority of Americans.

A similar majority said in an ABC News/Washington Post poll that they would also definitely not vote for Palin if she were to run in 2012.


52 percent of Americans said they view Palin unfavorably, compared to 43 percent who have a favorable impression of the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee.

53 percent said they definitely would vote against Palin in 2012, compared to nine percent who said they definitely would. 37 percent said they would consider voting for her.

The poll shows that Palin has an uphill battle to wage if she wants to regain a national political foothold, especially if she ever plans to seek the presidency.

On the issue of the presidency, 60 percent of Americans said Palin is unqualified for that office, compared to 38 percent who said that she is.

Palin enjoyed slightly more positive treatment in another poll released Monday, though.

44 percent of Americans told a Rasmussen poll that they're following news about her book release either somewhat or very closely, and 59 percent of Republican voters said that Palin shares their values.

The ABC/Post poll was conducted Nov. 12-15 and has a 3.5 percent margin of error. The Rasmussen poll was conducted Nov. 13-14 and has a three percent margin of error.