New Hampshire Republicans Cool On Palin

If Sarah Palin runs for president in 2012, it looks like she'll be campaigning mostly in Iowa in the early going, because New Hampshire voters are skeptical. According to a new poll by the strategy and research firm CrossTarget, most likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters don't think Palin should run and isn't qualified to serve as president.

Here are the numbers, as put out in a press release:

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That's a sharp contrast to Iowa, where Republicans seem to love her: in a Des Moines Register poll released Nov. 23, she collected a 68 percent favorable rating among Iowa Republicans, second only to Mike Huckabee (70).

Note: CrossTarget's spokesman, Carl Forti of the conservative PR form Black Rock Group, worked as the national political director for Mitt Romney's 2008 campaign, but CrossTarget didn't conduct this poll on Romney's behalf.