Barack Obama Still Popular Enough to Crush Sarah Palin 3.58K Jim Newell 10/12/10 10:59AM Filed to: Polls Polls sarah palin Barack Obama 2012 Gettypic tweet Barack Obama is not a popular president! These things happen. On the other hand, there's this: He's still beating Sarah Palin 51% to 35% in a hypothetical 2012 match-up. Why not just run Todd Palin instead? He's hilarious on email.