Poll with no background data says Americans wish Palin would shut up

Poll with no background data says Americans wish Palin would shut up

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More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough.

That’s the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they’ve heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates.

That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans. …

But Palin isn’t the only former politician voters wish would stay away from politics. Fifty-one percent of voters say they’ve heard enough from former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson; 45 percent say they’ve heard enough from former Vice President Dick Cheney; 43 percent say they’ve heard enough from former House Speaker (and presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich; 40 percent say they’ve heard enough from former Vice President Al Gore; and 32 percent say they’ve heard enough from former President Bill Clinton.

The same poll also finds 36 percent of voters saying the U.S. economy has improved and President Obama deserves credit for it, 16 percent saying the economy has improved but he doesn’t deserve credit and 47 percent saying the economy hasn’t improved during his presidency.

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