Charlie Sheen Polls Higher Among Independent Voters Than Sarah Palin. It's Called "Winning...Duh"

Charlie Sheen's "winning" knows no bounds, which is why it should come as no surprise to learn that when pegged against former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a race for president, Sheen's "winning" among independent voters.

The left-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling conducted a poll asking voters who'd they prefer to be president if their only options were Palin or Sheen. Overall, Palin edged out the Hot Shots Part Deux star 49 percent to 29 percent, but that's only because 84 percent of Republicans said they would support the darling of the Conservative movement.

However, among independent voters, Sheen beats the former Alaska governor 41 percent to 36 percent, which is a telling sign of Palin's dwindling popularity and the unlikelihood that she could win a presidential election.

The poll, as ridiculous as it may be, also lends a little credibility to rumors that Palin's considering a run for Senate in Arizona.

Last week, rumors swirled that Palin was planning to base her hypothetical presidential campaign in Scottsdale.

However, as New Times also mentioned last week, early polling numbers show that if Palin were to run for president, she'd probably never make it out of the primary -- and she probably knows it.

According to a recent poll of Republican voters in New Hampshire -- a critical state in any presidential primary -- Palin is viewed unfavorably by a full 50 percent of likely Republican primary voters, compared to the 33 percent who view her favorably.

She trails both Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (neither of whom ever starred in their own reality TV show).

In other words, despite her one-time popularity amongst the far-right-wingers, even Palin has to know that any chance of her becoming president is slim.


GOP sources tell New Times Palin fell in love with Arizona while campaigning with Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential race, and that she already owns a home here. Although, no record of any Sarah Palin-owned property in Maricopa County is found on the County Assessor's website (there are, however, four homes owned by people with the last name Palin, and homes owned by people with the same names as Palin's sister and father).

Not to mention, Palin's daughter Bristol's inexplicable move to Maricopa.

As we mentioned in our prior post, should Palin run for Senate in Arizona, there's a pretty good chance she'd win -- she can raise a lot of money, and Arizona is probably the one place on the planet where a Republican less popular than Charlie Sheen among Independent voters could win a Senate race.

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