Sarah Palin is viewed unfavorably by nearly 50 percent of Americans, a new CBS News poll finds, a significant challenge for her to overcome should she enter the 2012 presidential race.
Palin is viewed favorably by just 22 percent of Americans, according to the poll - including less than half (44 percent) of Republicans. Twenty-one percent of independents and 6 percent of Democrats view her favorably.
Forty-eight percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Palin. That includes 73 percent of Democrats, 44 percent of independents and 22 percent of Republicans.
Twenty-nine percent said they are undecided or not sure how they feel about Palin, including about one in three Republicans and independents. ...These very high unfavorables for Palin among Democrats (73%) and independents (44%) mean that she is unelectable. Electability is one of the unwritten, extra-constitutional requirements for the job.
The complete poll (.pdf file) is here.