Showing that the nation is ready for a reality show presidential contest, Americans want Sarah Palin to pick New York businessman and Apprentice host Donald Trump as her running mate if she runs for and wins the 2012 GOP nomination.
The pairing would create possibly the nation’s most flamboyant political ticket ever, though some pundits say it would guarantee that President Obama and Vice President Biden would be re-elected. But it would surely stir up the 2012 general election, just like the duo did last week at their Times Square pizza summit. [Check out political cartoons about Palin.]
In the Whispers poll conducted by Synovate eNation, Trump was the choice of most age groups except younger voters, 18-24, who prefer Paul, and those over 55, who like the sound of a Palin-Bachmann ticket. [Vote now: Will Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann run for the 2012 GOP nomination?]
The poll is just the latest sign of Palinmania. Later this week, several of her emails while Alaska’s governor are due to be released, and newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times are so excited that they are asking readers to help read them all. [Check out political cartoons about the 2012 GOP field.]
The Whispers Poll
If Sarah Palin jumps into the 2012 GOP presidential race and wins the nomination, who would you like to see as her vice presidential pick?
Donald Trump 25%
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 22%
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann 22%
Texas Rep. Ron Paul 21%
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint 10% Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted June 1-7 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.