Palin is in GOP bullseye if She Falls Short
Sarah Palin has unquestionably made her voice heard in this election cycle - but if the GOP falls short of taking back the Senate as most prognosticators expect, the Pride of Wasilla will take a hit from party leaders who think she turns off independents.
Palin is extremely unpopular among indie voters, especially in California. A recent Field Poll found that 69% of California independent voters have an unfavorable opinion of Palin. And independents are nearly a quarter of the California electorate.
"In fact, she didn't jump in and help a lot of these Tea Partiers until she took a reading of their chances," another GOP consultant said. "She was rather calculating about it."