Americans of All Parties Agree: Sarah Palin Should Go Away

FILE - In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference in Washington. The Sportsman Channel said Monday, July 7, 2014, that Palin’s series, “Amazing America,” is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year. The former Republican vice presidential candidate profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen for the series. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Four in ten Republicans – yes, Republicans – think Palin should go away.
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Dislike of Sarah Palin’s constant media presence is a remarkably non-partisan affair, as more than half of registered voters wish she’d be quiet according to a new poll.

54 percent of people surveyed said they wished to hear less from Palin, the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg found. That position was favored by two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and, most notably – four in 10 Republicans. That’s a sizable group of people from the party that, just a few years ago, supported her nomination for vice president. In this time of increasing political polarization, Americans can agree on one thing: Sarah Palin should just go away.

The survey took place from June 30-July 7, meaning respondents didn’t even have the benefit of reading Palin’s article on Tuesday calling for the impeachment of President Obama, in which she likened America to a “battered wife.” She later mocked House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the President as bringing “a lawsuit to a gunfight.”

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In response, Boehner coldly dismissed Palin’s proposal for impeachment when asked about it by a reporter. “I disagree,” he responded to the reporter.

If Boehner wasn’t in that group hoping she’d go away before, he certainly seems to be now.

The NBC News/Journal/Annenberg poll also found that 32 percent of people say they’ve heard enough from former President Bill Clinton.