Americans Want to Spend Spring Break With Palin

Bracing the winds with Obamas in Chicago is the second most popular destination.


Sarah Palin isn't just popular as a politician. The star of the short-lived Sarah Palin's Alaska reality tour show is also the top choice among spring-breakers looking for something different to do than Florida beaches. [See photos of Sarah Palin and her family.]

In our latest Synovate eNation Washington Whispers poll, 33 percent said that they would like to spend spring break with Palin in Alaska. Bracing the chilly winds in Chicago with the Obamas was second at 28 percent; following Bill Clinton to barbecue joints in Little Rock was third at 21 percent; riding top down with Jeb Bush in Tallahassee was fourth at 12 percent and last, at 6 percent, was traveling scenic San Francisco with Nancy Pelosi.

Palin's popularity probably shouldn't be too surprising, given that Alaska is seen as exotic and alien to most Americans. Plus she had a short hit in her TV show that played up the state's natural bounty. [See a gallery of editorial cartoons about Sarah Palin.]

The details of the poll found that Palin won all income brackets except the lower middle class who earn $25,000-$50,000. She also overwhelming won men and Americans aged 45-64. The oldest crowd, age 65 and over, was won by Jeb Bush.

Obama did pretty good himself among some groups, especially youths. He won virtually half of them: 49 percent. Pelosi did the worst among the 18-24 group, winning just 0.8 percent.

Here's the poll:

If you could spend a fun-filled spring break with a political big shot in their home, who would it be?

Sarah Palin in Alaska 33%

The Obamas in Chicago 28%

Bill Clinton in Little Rock 21%

Jeb Bush in Tallahassee 12%

Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco 6%

Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted March 10-14 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.

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