According to a recent survey, Sarah Palin has managed to reverse the decline in popularity that followed her resignation last summer as Alaska’s governor.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, which was release on Monday, revealed that 46 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of her and the same percentage say they have an unfavorable opinion about the former vice-presidnetial candidate. After she resigned in July, her popularity dipped to 39 percent, according to CNN.
However, the poll also revealed a significant partisan and gender divide, finding that some 80 percent of Republicans hold a favorable view of Palin, while 70 percent of Democrats disapprove of her. Moreover, the mother of five has consistently polled higher with men than with women, even if the female respondents identify themselves as Republicans.
Part of Palin’s surge in the polls may be attributed to her the high-profile media tour she launched in the last few weeks for her new memoir Going Rogue: An American Life, with appearances including an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
However, she has remained coy about her plans to run for the White House in 2012, preferring to neither confirm nor deny such rumors.