Fairbanks News Miner:
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.