Don't count her out just yet, because former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she is still considering making a run for the White House next year.
The former Alaska governor appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Tuesday, where she hinted that the current unconventional political landscape may allow for a later entry, Slate reported.
When Hannity asked whether she was ready to jump in the race, Palin said: There is still time, Sean, and I think on both sides of the aisle you're going to see people coming and going in this race. ... And I'm still one of those still considering the time factor.
Hannity responded that she is running out of time and that she'll have to decide by November in order to have her name on state ballots across the country.
You do, I mean legally you do because you have to start getting your ducks lined up to have your name on these ballots, she said. But I do think, Sean, this is going to be such an unconventional election cycle because this has been such an unconventional administration that we are fighting so hard.
Whether she seeks the presidency or not, a new McClatchy-Marist Poll shows that she has gained in a hypothetical matchup against President Barack Obama; she trails him by only five points, 49 percent to 44 percent, instead of the more than 20 percentage points in other surveys earlier this year.
The poll also found, though, that 72 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents don't want Palin to run.