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Poll: Majority of Americans have heard enough from Sarah Palin

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By SARAH SMITH of ABC7's news partner POLITICO

Sarah Palin. (file photo)

WASHINGTON (Politico) -- More than half of the country has heard enough from Sarah Palin.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania poll shows that 54 percent of registered voters surveyed would prefer that the former vice presidential nominee be less outspoken about politics.

It’s not just Democrats clamoring for her to take more of a back seat — four in 10 Republicans agreed with two-thirds of Democrats and a majority of independents, according to an NBC release.

But Palin doesn’t look like she’ll be quiet anytime soon. The poll comes the day after the former Alaskan governor called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama in a fiery column for conservative website Breitbart News and mocked Speaker of the House John Boehner’s impending lawsuit against the president.

Palin isn’t the only ex-pol voters are sick of. Forty-five percent of voters said they didn’t want to hear more from former vice president Dick Cheney, who has been making rounds on talk shows as a new Iraq crisis flares up. Even ex-president Bill Clinton on the list, with 32 percent of voters surveyed saying they’d heard enough from him.

The poll was conducted from June 30 to July 7, except on July 4. The poll, which surveyed 1,137 registered voters, has a margin of error of plus/minus 3.4%.

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