Ben Smith reports on Politico that Palin's camp is exploring the idea that she would base her campaign out of Scottsdale, Ariz., not far from Maricopa where her daughter Bristol just bought a house. As Smith writes, it would also be a "provocative rejection of any lingering political cost from those who connect her harsh rhetoric and Gabrielle Giffords' shooting."
The Palin camp tells Smith that no decision on location has been reached, but that it seems to be up for consideration is itself meaningful. The meter jumps back up to 48 percent, but it's still hovering in no-run territory, thanks to the latest round of unpromising Palin polling data that offsets the Arizona rumor slightly.
Previous Palin Meter Readings:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011: 35 percent
Monday, March 7, 2011: 40 percent
Friday, March 3, 2011: 45 percent
Tuesday, March 1, 2011: 51 percent
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