In the far more interesting raw data,
5. Who do you trust to do a better job handling [ITEM] - (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress)?
2/8/10 - Summary Table*
a. The economy 47 42
b. Health care reform 46 41
c. The federal budget deficit 45 43
d. The threat of terrorism 47 42
e. Creating jobs 48 41
On Palin, Palin's Fav/UnFav is 37/55 with strongly fav at 18 and strongly unfav at 38. But more troubling to her, the "qualified" number is actually falling pretty substantially.
24. Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Palin is or is not qualified to serve as president?
Is qualified, Is not qualified
2/8/10 26 71
11/15/09 38 60
71% would be a pretty big "unqualified" number to be running against an incumbent President.
Related: Gallup says Obama would beat an unnamed (generic) Republican 44/42 (with self identified "independents" leaning Republican.)
And, as of right now, Mitt Romney is repositioning as a moderate.
But remember, there's a whole lot of distance before any of this 2012 stuff matters. At this point, it's just chatter.