Rasmussen (whose data need to be taken with a pinch of Rovian salt):

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is the top choice for those Republicans who put national security first and ties Romney for first among voters who list economic issues alone as the priority.

Sargent sits slack-jawed. I don't. This is Rove's base. With any luck, as it gets more and more defined by Limbaugh and Palin and Steele and Beck and Hannity, it will ensure that the inheritors of George Wallace end up with his share of the vote.

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