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PPP poll: Sarah Palin leads GOP field — among Republicans who say they’ve smoked pot
Hotair ^ | 08/15/2010 | AllahPundit

Posted on 08/14/2010 8:04:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Who was it, remind me, who was ahead of the curve on this? Who was it who called on her to gently appeal to the legalization crowd weeks before she ended up dropping that mini-bombshell on Napolitano’s show about marijuana laws being overenforced?

C’mon. I have, like, three good ideas a year. Give a man some props.

Among Republicans who say they’ve smoked Marijuana:

Palin 25
Gingrich 22
Huckabee 17
Romney 17
Paul 8

Among Republicans who say they have not smoked Marijuana:

Huckabee 24
Romney 23
Gingrich 21
Palin 21
Paul 3

The sample size was only, er, 83 people, but even so, I’m intrigued to see her so far ahead of Ron Paul, whom you might think would have this particular market cornered. Either her brand as a western libertarian-ish type is stronger than we realized or pot-smoking is so mainstream even among Republicans that there’s no “fringe effect” when polling this particular demographic. When you sample a group of conservatives who’ve smoked weed, you end up with … a group of conservatives, not the pilots of the next “rEVOLution” blimp or whatever. Exit question: Which formerly lefty issue will a majority of the right embrace first, marijuana legalization or gay marriage?




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allahpundit; allahpundit4romney; irrelevant; palin; palinistaparanoia; poll; pot; potheads4palin; potheadsforpalin; ppp; ronpaul; ronpaul2012; sarahpalin; voteronpaul
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1 posted on 08/14/2010 8:04:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m in the first group. So what’s the point of this poll anyway?


2 posted on 08/14/2010 8:05:24 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I guess the point of this poll is that libertarian leaning GOPers will favor Palin.

Or if you put it another way, Allahpundit ( who has never been a Palin fan ) wants to imply that people with loose morals tend to support Sarah Palin.


3 posted on 08/14/2010 8:07:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL! Just when I think I’ve seen it all, another Palin poll gets pulled from someone’s @$$ that proves me wrong!

This may require an extra large bag of popcorn!


4 posted on 08/14/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amongst daily users, Palin 95%


5 posted on 08/14/2010 8:08:55 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

They should do a poll on how many Obama voters are meth addicts, would explain a lot


6 posted on 08/14/2010 8:09:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind
Looking at the poll another way: how the issue influences support
7 posted on 08/14/2010 8:13:42 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (a 16 year old Australian girl already did it. And she did it right. - WWJD)
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To: SeekAndFind

So is this like “have you EVER smoked pot”?

Cause how many people under the age of 60 haven’t?


8 posted on 08/14/2010 8:14:04 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: netmilsmom

I never have. But I support medical use of drugs that work. That includes marijuana.


9 posted on 08/14/2010 8:21:32 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

>> I’m in the first group. So what’s the point of this poll anyway?

You forgot already?


10 posted on 08/14/2010 8:22:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably has more to do with her age.There are probably few people under the age of 50 that did not try at least once,I’d guess the “have tried” in my age group (I’m 49) is probably upwards of 70%?


11 posted on 08/14/2010 8:23:35 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I dunno man, I forgot what we were talking about....psssshhhh....


12 posted on 08/14/2010 8:23:41 PM PDT by Left2Right (Starve the Beast!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Truthfully, I see Sarah Palin less as a candidate, than a kingmaker.

She is very methodically sponsoring other candidates who win their primaries, and they will owe her. But what she does with this bloc is anyone’s guess at this point.


13 posted on 08/14/2010 8:24:49 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: airborne
This may require an extra large bag of popcorn!

Munchies?

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14 posted on 08/14/2010 8:25:17 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: SeekAndFind

A poll of 83 people, do you think that they were taking national Republican polling serious?


15 posted on 08/14/2010 8:27:23 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: SeekAndFind

Marijuana legalization or gay marriage first?

Marijuana legalization.


16 posted on 08/14/2010 8:27:48 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: airborne

17 posted on 08/14/2010 8:28:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Oztrich Boy

paul +5
palin +4
gingrich +1
romney -6
huckabee -7

To be a little more accurate -
Paul and Palin appeal to the dopers
Huckabee and Romney get the drug worriers
Gingrich supporters have no strong feelings about the issue.


18 posted on 08/14/2010 8:32:30 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt RomneyCare and Mike Huckaphony should do us all a favor and STFU! Losers from 2008 are not going to take the White House in 2012.


19 posted on 08/14/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: SeekAndFind

wha..what...What?

...Dave’s not here.


20 posted on 08/14/2010 8:41:00 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Uh...the only problem? most of the Presidential candidates are less than the kingmaker...if some are too afraid to wade in the water of controversy surrounding the Obama admin now then why should they be worthy of being the anointed one later...if they weren’t down there with the people in AZ or at the very least strongly voicing opposition to Obama’s ideas.. then why should the people follow them later on ?


21 posted on 08/14/2010 8:42:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: lefty-lie-spy
"So what’s the point of this poll anyway"

It's a BS Smear from the Romney crowd.

Honestly, I doubt 1pct of the electorate even cares...and THAT's how out of touch the Rommey crowd is.

22 posted on 08/14/2010 8:45:00 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: lefty-lie-spy; Mariner
"So what’s the point of this poll anyway"

To quote PPP itself.

"Granted it's a sample size of just 83 and her lead is within the margin of error but it's still kind of amusing.

23 posted on 08/14/2010 8:53:59 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: pissant

Hey Piss boy, STFU, every Palin post there finds the piss boy stroken his little piss toy.


24 posted on 08/14/2010 8:58:04 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL! Thanks.


25 posted on 08/14/2010 8:59:40 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is this a “do you still beat your wife” type poll?


26 posted on 08/14/2010 9:02:23 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: VastRWCon

Well said !


27 posted on 08/14/2010 9:03:35 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: pissant
Sara spoke Drug War heresy with her comments on marijuana. Did she throw the drug warriors under the bus? You betcha!
28 posted on 08/14/2010 9:05:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SeekAndFind

cough cough PALIN cough cough


29 posted on 08/14/2010 9:07:44 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a coincidence—this comes out within days of the interview with Judge Napolitano where Palin states she has a libertarian streak.

Surely this has nothing to do with anti-Palin activists running out of ideas.


30 posted on 08/14/2010 9:08:13 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Me too...My Gosh what on Earth kind of stupid poll is this.


31 posted on 08/14/2010 9:08:15 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Ken H
Sarah, that is.
32 posted on 08/14/2010 9:09:47 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SeekAndFind

33 posted on 08/14/2010 9:22:59 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Ken H

Not really. She was just gum flapping.


34 posted on 08/14/2010 9:28:01 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it interesting that 49% (89 out of 181) of this sample group says they have smoked pot at some point. That to me is the bigger story, not that Palin is the over all winner in the poll when combined.

Palin 46
Gingrich 43
Huckabee 41
Romney 40
Paul 11


35 posted on 08/14/2010 9:33:41 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: VastRWCon
Hey Piss boy, STFU, every Palin post there finds the piss boy stroken his little piss toy.

You got that right...every thread that has the word P - A -L ......You start to smell piss ant around
36 posted on 08/14/2010 9:36:52 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: pissant

Among Green, Working Families Party, The New Party, Labor Party, Socialist Party USA, Communist Party USA, Socialist Labor Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Progressive Labor Party, Communist
Socialist Equality Party, Trotskyist
Socialist Workers Party, Workers Party, Workers World Party, Falcon and UFO Party members, it’s Romney or bust!!


37 posted on 08/14/2010 9:38:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: SeekAndFind; pissant

Well, dammit it all! You made me lose the pool on who would post this poll!

YOU let me down, pissant!


38 posted on 08/14/2010 9:57:36 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess the point of this poll is that libertarian leaning GOPers will favor Palin.

Or if you put it another way, Allahpundit ( who has never been a Palin fan ) wants to imply that people with loose morals tend to support Sarah Palin.


At some other point down the road he’ll snicker that overly moral people tend to support Sarah Palin.

Haha. That Allahpundit is such a clever boy.


39 posted on 08/14/2010 9:58:27 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: pissant
Amongst daily users, Palin 95%

If CA makes pot legal, Palin takes CA in 2012! WOO-HOO!!!!!!

40 posted on 08/14/2010 9:59:34 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

I was too busy smoking a reefer.


41 posted on 08/14/2010 9:59:55 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: onyx

That’s Soro’s dream since he finances the pot rattlers.


42 posted on 08/14/2010 10:00:58 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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I was too busy smoking a reefer.

Hey man, we had the pool early this morning. I just checked my FR mail. It was only among a couple of us ping list holders. Honor system. No cheating. No notifying posters about the poll. I thought for sure I had the winner in you. As it happens, nobody won.

43 posted on 08/14/2010 10:09:24 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: pissant

Yep, Soros wants the drugs legalized. You’re right about that.


44 posted on 08/14/2010 10:10:10 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

So honest people support Palin?


45 posted on 08/14/2010 10:12:21 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: SeekAndFind

Why did Dr. Paul score so low?


46 posted on 08/14/2010 10:58:07 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: SeekAndFind

lol. Well she has the stoners.


47 posted on 08/14/2010 11:28:29 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Astronaut

Like Sarah won in 2008.....ROTFLMAO. Many people feel she is the reason McCain lost. I am not saying that but she is far from a winner in 2008....what did she sorta win like being sorta pregnant.


48 posted on 08/14/2010 11:31:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: citizenredstater9271

ROFL. LSD.


49 posted on 08/14/2010 11:32:21 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

Keep laughing, idiot. Shes the only woman ever elected governor of Alaska.


50 posted on 08/14/2010 11:33:34 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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