The Washington Times - August 2, 2013, 02:55PM

An overwhelming majority of Alaskans don’t think Sarah Palin should run for president in the 2016 election.

Public Policy Polling released a poll Friday that founded that 18 percent of Alaskans want their former governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee to run for the White House, compared to 77 percent who think their former governor should take a pass.

The poll also showed that Hillary Clinton would lose the state in a general election — unless she was running head to head with Mrs. Palin.

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Mrs. Clinton leads Mrs. Palin in a hypothetical match-up by a 49 percent to 40 percent margin. The Democrat, though, trails New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Paul Ryan, the party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee.

Mrs. Palin blasted onto the national scene when Sen. John McCain tapped her as his running mate.  Months after the election, she quit her job as governor before the end of her term in 2009.

Still, she has remained a favorite among some grass-roots conservatives.