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Sarah Palin Email Release Delayed 14-Plus Times

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signs her new book 'America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag,' Nov. 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signs her book 'America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag,' Nov. 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Despite repeated requests dating back to October 2008, Alaska has yet to release the public record of former governor Sarah Palin's official emails from her time in office. As the Anchorage Daily News reports, the release has been delayed 14 times, and two more delays are now pending.

Four journalists, an activist and an author have been seeking emails from Palin's state email account as well as from private accounts on which she conducted state business. The activist, Andree McLeod, argues that Palin and her successor, Sean Parnell, are abusing power by delaying their release.

As the Daily News notes, the emails may eventually be release: Parnell's office this week announced a plan to release them by May 31st of next year - more than two-and-a-half years after they were requested.

Meanwhile, a survey from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm that conducts automated calls, finds that Palin's favorability rating in Alaska has fallen to just 33 percent, while her unfavorable rating is 58 percent. 

A new CNN poll, meanwhile, finds that Palin, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, has lost 18 points in Republican support nationwide in the last two years. Forty-nine percent of Republicans now say they would be likely to support her as the GOP presidential nominee.

That means that the poll shows Palin with less support from Republicans than fellow GOPers Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, all of whom are also considering presidential runs.