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Palin: Polarizing But Popular With Republicans

Palin is polarizing even within her own party along educational, gender, class and generational lines. She draws her highest support for president among voters who have not attended college - 27 percent. That's 14 points more than her support among people who attended college - 13 percent. She also has a strong appeal to women, drawing 26 percent of their support, compared to only 12 percent for men. The split is nearly as large among older and younger voters: 24 percent of voters younger than 50 say they would support her presidential bid, while only 14 percent of those over 50 say they would. And among those making less than $50,000, her support stands at 25 percent, compared to just 16 percent among those making more. The CNN poll surveyed 479 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents from Jan. 21-23, with a margin of error of +/- 4.5%.

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