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Palin's AK poll numbers take nosedive

From NBC's Mark Murray
After her resignation from office, a plurality of Alaskans now have a negative view of Sarah Palin, according to a Hays Research Group poll conducted July 29-30. (Hat tip: Political Wire.)

In the poll, 48% see her negatively, versus 47% who view her positively.

In May 2008 -- before Palin was selected as John McCain's running mate -- the same Hays Research poll had her positive rating at 86%, and in May 2009 it dropped to 54%. Now it's 47%.

The new Hays poll was taken of 400 Alaskans, and it has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.9 percentage points.