How does Sarah Palin, assuming she will pursue the GOP nomination for president, overcome the perception–or reality, depending on your point of view–that she isn’t qualified to be president?


According to the new survey from Vanity Fair and CBS News’ 60 Minutes
, only 1 in 4 of all adults thinks Palin is qualified to be commander-in-chief while 60 percent say she is not.

By a narrow 47-40 percent margin however, Republicans do feel Palin has the right stuff to be president. But self identified conservatives – constituting the segment of the GOP largely thought to most favor the former Alaska governor – are essentially split 41-40 percent on her abilities to govern the country.

Consider again that data: Conservatives, ie. those most likely to vote in a primary or caucus, are split 41-40 on her abilities to govern the country. Can anyone make an argument this isn’t a huge problem for Palin?

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