NY Daily News, please define "popular"

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Here's the News headline re: new Gallup survey:

Sarah Palin still popular, says polls, despite quitting as Alaska Governor

That's an interesting take considering the Gallup poll didn't set out to determine if Palin were popular or not. i.e. Gallup didn't ask voters if they liked Palin. They asked voters if they would vote for her. The results? A clear majority indicated they would likely not vote for her for president. That included a clear majority of independent voters who suggested they wouldn't vote for Palin.

How does the Daily News translate that data into Palin being "popular"? And I'd hate to see the Gallup results if Palin were actually unpopular.

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