VIDEO: President Barack Obama Says 'I Don't Think About Sarah Palin'

President Barack Obama told Barbara Walters, “I don’t think about Sarah Palin,” when asked if he worries the former Alaskan governor is a serious threat to his administration in the  2012 election.

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Mr. Obama, who sat down with his wife Michelle for a chat with Walters set to air on ABC Friday, said that he’s interested in spending “most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president.

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“Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party and I respect those skills,” Mr. Obama said.

“My attitude has always been, from the day I started this job that if I do a good job and if I’m delivering for the American people the politics will take care of itself,” he said. “If I falter and the American people are dissatisfied, then I’ll have problems.”

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A Quinnipiac survey released this week revealed that Mr. Obama has a 48 to 40 percent advantage over Palin in an early, hypothetical 2012 election poll.

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