Well, I guess that'll be the headline on the first Wednesday of November, 2012. At least, if Rasmussen and Drudge are to be believed:
RASMUSSEN 2012 poll (to be) released at 10:30AM ET
Obama 45% Romney 45%
Obama 48% Palin 42%
If Palin, the media's favorite whipping girl, is looking at 42%, things are worse for the Democrats than we are currently being told. Wait until those new budget numbers are eventually released by a quivering White House:
The administration's annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama's budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.
I am sure the American people will be impressed by the president's attempt at fraudulent accounting, and thus push his poll numbers well out of Sarah Palin's reach....
UPDATE: Rasmussen link is live; plus this little tidbit for "3rd party Sarah" fans:
If Romney secured the GOP nomination and Palin chose to run as an independent candidate, Obama would win the resulting three-way race with 44% of the vote. Romney is the choice of 33% of the voters under that scenario, with Palin a distant third with 16% support. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
While I love the idea of an outsider shaking up the system - Lord knows it needs it - I hate the idea of four more years of Barack Obama even more...