Sarah Palin Could Shake Up 2016 Field
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could shake up the 2016 field, GOP analysts told the Boston Herald. She has huge star power, huge fund-raising abilities, a huge following, and prior experience as a VP candidate. US for Palin’s market research survey in 2013 showed she has almost 100% name recognition.
“You’ve got to take her seriously because she can raise a lot of money, she has a big following and she has been through a national campaign, which is important to be competitive in a presidential primary,” Republican strategist Chris Brown told the Herald. “I think she really changes the field and she has the potential to hurt a lot of candidates — especially Tea Party conservatives.”
In Case for a Palin 2016 Run, Dustin Hawkins said, she’s fearless, vetted, likeable, approachable, and effective. She easily smashed Hillary Clinton in a poll US for Palin covered last year and in nearly 400 comments on our Facebook Page.
The Former Alabama GOP Chairman Marty Connors echoed Chris Brown’s statement on Sarah Palin’s ability to shake up the field.
“I would immediately put her in as a top- or mid-tier candidate if she decides to run. Much like Rand Paul, she has a built-in constituency and so she wouldn’t have to raise the money that some of the other candidates would and I think she’d be an exciting candidate that a lot of people would rally around,” Connors said, adding that Sarah Palin “has built a career around being underestimated.”
With a 59.46% overall 2014 endorsement success rate and 82.35% for the 2014 general election, Sarah Palin easily beat both Karl Rove and Hillary Clinton. That puts her in a prime position to shake up 2016 even if she does nothing more than continue doing what she does now. Her endorsements shake up the field year after year.
The Boston Herald also interviewed a Democrat consultant, and Palinistas will no doubt be familiar with that party’s talking points.
According to Breitbart News, Sarah Palin has the highest favorability among GOP primary voters. Left-leaning Public Policy Polling said Sarah Palin has a 70% favorable among the GOP. This is consistent with US for Palin market research. Her high favorable among her base is another reason why Sarah Palin can shake up the 2016 field.
She also topped an Economist poll of women Americans most want to be President. Like PPP, the Economist tacks left.
Though Sarah Palin said she is seriously interested in running, she has not set up a campaign infrastructure or ground game. That said, it is still quite early in the game. No one in the field of 2016 hopefuls has declared candidacy as this goes to press.
What do you think (haters, don’t bother – we know what you think already – we’ve heard your hackneyed, shop worn talking points for the past six years already)?
Do you agree that Sarah Palin can shake up the 2016 field with or without a Presidential run?
Shake up in the comments.
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