11/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Palin Popularity Falls In Alaska And Nation

Gov. Sarah Palin electrified the conservative base of the Republican party when she was first picked as Sen. John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, but polls say she has become a polarizing figure since then in her home state.

Palin's supporters regularly refer to her as the "most popular governor in America." But while her approval rating remains sky-high among local Republicans, she's lost the support of Democrats and independents who once formed a significant portion of her base.

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