Bottom line, no matter what happens from here on end, there's just no way Palin could beat Obama in 2012 and most Republicans know it:
Republican voters may be loving Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry right now, but, if a recent Fox News poll is anything to go by, they don’t feel the same way about Sarah Palin.RELATED: Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Palin
The poll, conducted “under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R)” — shows that Republican voters (including the Tea Party members within the fold) do not feel that John McCain’s former running mate should make a bid for the presidential nomination.
The results of the poll, which was conducted August 29 -31, specifically included a question about Palin, who has yet to officially announce whether she will or will not run:
27. Do you think Sarah Palin should run for president in 2012 or not?
(Don’t know) 6
More specifically, two-thirds of poll responders who described themselves as Tea Party voters do not think Palin should run, and 71 percent of all Republican voters say she should sit this one out. The 74 percent above reflects the response from the entire electorate.