John Edwards, move over. There's a new standard bearer for the most unpopular person PPP has polled in any state: Levi Johnston in Alaska.
Edwards' 15/72 favorability on our January North Carolina poll had set the initial record for futility but Johnston matches the 72% unfavorable number while only 6% of Alaskans see him in a positive light. Those poll numbers probably don't bode too well for his Wasilla Mayoral candidacy.
Johnston is reviled pretty universally across the board but he's a little more popular with Democrats (15/61) than he is with Republicans (4/76) or independents (4/74).
It's hard to muster a favorability rating lower than 6%- that's about where the average person off the street we polled on a lark would be- so Johnson may hold this dubious distinction for a long time. Who besides like Hitler or Osama Bid Laden do you think we could poll who would be less popular in some particular state?
On another note 11% of Alaskans say they can see Russia from their houses while 83% say they can't and 7% aren't sure whether they can or not. Interestingly people with a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin are more likely to be able to see Russia from their homesteads (16%) than folks with an unfavorable opinion of her (8%). I think there must be a way to actually calculate how many people in Alaska can see Russia from their houses and I have a feeling it's nowhere near as high as 11% but some folks may have been having fun with the question.
And on a more serious note a majority of Alaskans now have a negative opinion of Sarah Palin. 55% see her unfavorably while only 37% still hold on to a positive view. Barack Obama's approval rating in the state, at 44/53, is actually higher than Palin's favorability. I wouldn't go so far as to say Obama is more popular though since a lot of the Republicans who don't like Palin probably still prefer her to Obama. Nevertheless the numbers are striking. 91% of Democrats have a negative opinion of Palin while only 62% of Republicans like her, and independents split against her by a 30/61 margin as well.
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