Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump will have mixed results among conservatives, according to a poll by FedUp PAC. Conservatives are almost evenly divided by the endorsement, with 40% saying it will make them more likely to support Trump and 41% saying it will make them less likely. By a margin of 50-34%, they do believe that Palin’s endorsement will help Trump rally anti-establishment Republicans behind his campaign. Palin’s personal appearances on the campaign trail are expected by 44% to help Trump.
However, 52% also say that Sen. Ted Cruz can continue to be an effective leader of the conservative, anti-establishment cause, while 31% disagree.
Only 30% believe that Palin abandoned conservatism for “New York values” when she endorsed Trump, while 54% say she is still supporting conservative values. The claim that her endorsement undermines Trump’s campaign message of superior competency is dismissed by 52%. Palin is considered a potential vice presidential choice by 16%, but 66% believed she should not be chosen for the second spot on the ticket.
There is little worry that Palin’s endorsement could be offset by a prominent establishment official endorsing a candidate such as Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush. Only 26% have any concern over that possibility.
FedUp PAC is a grass roots organization that wants constitutional conservatives to take over the GOP because Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment. It is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.