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.
"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."
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.
A Barbara Walters Special: A Thanksgiving Visit with President and Mrs. Obama airs Friday at 10/9c on ABC.