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CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama
CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit

Posted on 09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009

According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three percent and former Utah Gov. and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at one percent.

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The reports of Perry's death have been greatly exaggerated it seems!
1 posted on 09/26/2011 9:09:11 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

wrong, because this poll asked “adult americans” who they’d vote for...not many likely voters. It is bunk.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 9:11:04 AM PDT by chilepup
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To: TexasFreeper2009

No, just too early.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 9:11:09 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I really, really think Huntsman is about to break out of the pack...


4 posted on 09/26/2011 9:12:18 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The best thing Perry has going for him is Romney as the alternative.

Romney is a guaranteed re-election of Obama because the base will not be enthused at best and a big chunk (depsite what our RINO masters tell us to do) will stay home.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: chilepup

lol

keep telling yourself that!

the numbers are the same now as they have been for a month, the debate had ZERO affect, just as I suspected.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 9:12:46 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

SCREW CAPTAIN GARDASIL !

SCREW SLICK WILLARD !


7 posted on 09/26/2011 9:13:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I knew he wasn’t finished.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 9:13:35 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: TexasFreeper2009

So this poll is correct? But the straw poll.... no no no, that’s way off. We need to disregard that.

/sarcasm

And same goes for vice versa. Let this play out. Cain has looked like the stronger candidate as of late. Whether Perry makes a comeback is up to him. He hasn’t impressed me. But who knows. Still a bit to go yet.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 9:14:37 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The question should be asks..........

Why does the Liberal Media in their Polls want us to support Mittens Romney?


10 posted on 09/26/2011 9:14:50 AM PDT by Chief901 (Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Anyone of these good men and woman could beat Obama..These democrats had better watch out and we should too..They the Dem's will do anything to get the pathetic sewer rat back in the white house
11 posted on 09/26/2011 9:15:23 AM PDT by PLD
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Well, I guess you (as a Perry supporter) can hope.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 9:15:32 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Do these people still believe that Cain’s landslide in the Florida straw Polls is a fluke?


13 posted on 09/26/2011 9:15:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Both still suck.

Film at 11.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 9:15:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Translation: We at CNN want Romney to run against our boy.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 9:15:56 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: justice14

No need to disregard straw poll. It just means Perry needs to brush up and get on top of his game. Cain won the Florida straw poll fair and square - based on the merits - not on tearing down Perry.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 9:16:11 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Actually, his numbers have gone up. But any poll that asks “adult Americans” their preference is a bad poll. You know it.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:16:52 AM PDT by chilepup
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To: TexasFreeper2009

How many true conservatives check in on a CNN poll? I surely didn’t.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 9:16:52 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOa NO MATTER WHAT!)
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To: ConservativeDude
Truthfully, it appears that Newt is breaking out of the pack. He has done well in recent debate performances. I am surprised he is at 10% versus practically nothing a few weeks ago.
19 posted on 09/26/2011 9:16:53 AM PDT by Blackandproud
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To: ConservativeDude

I pray you’re wrong.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 9:17:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jersey117

Perry is finished. He never had a chance from the get go.

I think he is probably working on an excuse to skip the next debate right about now.

Heartless.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 9:18:08 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Paperdoll

Exactly :-)


22 posted on 09/26/2011 9:18:40 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: PLD

I should have said anyone of these good men and woman but Mitt Romney(I do not trust this man at all Romney that is) could beat the sewer rat..


23 posted on 09/26/2011 9:19:16 AM PDT by PLD
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To: TexasFreeper2009

A poll based on 447 GOP or GOP-leaning voters, but they don’t release the questions, question order, internals, full results, etc.?

That’s beyond useless.


24 posted on 09/26/2011 9:19:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ilovesarah2012

I was definitely joking on that point. That seems to be the one “certainty” here. Huntsman is a joke candidate.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 9:20:08 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Blackandproud
it appears that Newt is breaking out of the pack.

That's because Newt and Cain are both class acts and were able to rise above viciously attacking their fellow republican candidates and still get their message across.

26 posted on 09/26/2011 9:20:36 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Agreed. If he does and heeds the “wake up” call, then that’s fine. If Cain stays strong and get’s stronger, than that is fine as well. If not, then someone will replace him. So far, Cain has impressed me and has impressed the immediate people that I have talked to.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: chilepup

The figures for GOP choice are based on responses from those adults who identified themselves as Republicans or Republican-leaning independents. True this is not the same as likely GOP voters but I doubt it is completely off. Let’s see what Ras comes up with this week.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: ConservativeDude

OMG, I hope not....unless it means breaking away and going home or back to China.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 9:21:51 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: chilepup

You be correct, cnn is worried they are losing the perry clown an, easy obummer whipping boy


30 posted on 09/26/2011 9:21:55 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Blackandproud

I agree. This has been a surprise story so far, hasn’t it?

I guess it shows that sheer intellectual doggedness counts for something in the GOP primary.

I would NOT have predicted a Newt surge a month ago. Maybe 10’ish is not a surge, but you are right, as compared to where he was when he took his Greek cruise, this is very surprising.

I think it also shows that GOP voters really care about substance. And that is a good thing.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 9:22:09 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The reports of Perry's death have been greatly exaggerated it seems!
Yeah; getting his butt handed to him in the FL Straw Poll was a fluke. (/s)
32 posted on 09/26/2011 9:22:24 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Romney/Perry 2012!


33 posted on 09/26/2011 9:22:52 AM PDT by Leep
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Come on, Governor, call Obama out on this! Remember who the real enemy is - so many have forgotten.

Get out there and fight this! Obama makes me sick using the wildfires here in Texas for political gain.

Take him out on this, Governor!

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/183773-obama-mocks-gop-debates-says-he-stands-for-fact-based-america


34 posted on 09/26/2011 9:24:22 AM PDT by Texas Deb
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Romney is a guaranteed re-election of Obama because the base will not be enthused
I'm no Romney fan but I think all Pubbies will crawl over glass to get B. O. out
35 posted on 09/26/2011 9:24:30 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Dudoight

Sorry, about that...I was totally joking. I do not seriously think much about Huntsman. He is a clown and he has no chance, at all.


36 posted on 09/26/2011 9:24:43 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: chilepup
Perry's poll numbers have hoovered around 29% + or - 2 points or so for a solid month in every poll taken of the race.

Romney's poll numbers have hoovered around 22% + or - 2 points or so over the last month.

You can ignore one poll as a possible outlier, but when every single poll for a solid month from different pollsters using different methods shows the race at a particular point... you can be pretty darn sure that's where the race is at.

37 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: no dems

The GOP nominee MUST (and I believe will...) defeat obama.


38 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: no dems
I'm no Romney fan but I think all Pubbies will crawl over glass to get B. O. out

I think you're right. Four more years of him and this country is finished.

39 posted on 09/26/2011 9:27:50 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: ConservativeDude

That’s a joke. Right?


40 posted on 09/26/2011 9:28:42 AM PDT by pgkdan (Perry/Cain 2012)
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To: no dems

I would vote for son of sam over obama at this point.


41 posted on 09/26/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: no dems

” all Pubbies will crawl over glass to get B. O. out”

I wouldn’t cross the street to piss on Romney if he was on fire, let alone vote for him.

I’d vote down-ticket and just leave that blank, or do a write in.

My vote matters in NM, too. We have a paltry 4 electors or something, but we swing on a couple hundred votes each election.


42 posted on 09/26/2011 9:31:33 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: justice14; TexasFreeper2009
So this poll is correct? But the straw poll.... no no no, that’s way off. We need to disregard that.

Who said that??? Both polls are valid for what they are. Cain had a great showing at the debate and was rewarded for it in the Straw Poll. I'm happy for him...I love the guy. But Rick Perry is still the strongest candidate we have...as this poll indicates. I think Cain's straw pooll number will give him more visability and boost him from 3rd tier and easily ignored to 2nd tier, hard to ignore. It's still early and a lot can happen. As my tag line indicates I think Perry and Cain would make an excellent ticket.

43 posted on 09/26/2011 9:34:38 AM PDT by pgkdan (Perry/Cain 2012)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

No one in their right marble trusts a CNN poll. Perry will be “promoted” in the polls by the Commie Mainstream Media because Perry would be the easier for Obama to beat in the Presidential election.


44 posted on 09/26/2011 9:36:07 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: TexasFreeper2009; P-Marlowe; wmfights
My guess is that Perry's statisticians know how powerful is the national impact of Texas’ huge population plus the impact of millions of Hispanic respondents. And that's the great danger of going overboard on attacking Perry. The Hispanic vote is huge, and they do seem to have solidarity with their undocumented brethren.

We might not like that, but if it's fact, then we have to deal with it.

45 posted on 09/26/2011 9:36:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: pgkdan

and remember that Cain was mentioned as a possible VP by Perry himself!

I would LOVE to see Perry/Cain 2012!


46 posted on 09/26/2011 9:37:59 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nobody thinks the FL straw poll was a fluke. It wasn't a fluke, but it doesn't mean Herman Cain as the ghost of a chance to win the nomination.

It means activists aren't happy with Perry. But, as this poll indicates, that really hasn't hurt Perry with the broader electorate, which is what anyone with any political sophistication would have predicted. The debates, as usual, have been much ado about nothing. We are right where we have been since Perry got in the race. He's the prohibitive favorite. Mitt is the also ran with no support outside the Republican Party's vestigial left wing. Everyone else is a no-hoper.

The dissatisfaction that drove Cain's straw poll win means that there is an opportunity for another conservative candidate. But it is far from clear that there is any candidate ready, willing and able to exploit that opportunity.

The “Perry is Toast” chorus is going to be disappointed. The “heartless” squall, like the gardasil squall will blow over leaving the race exactly as it always was. Perry remains the closest thing we have to a serious conservative candidate. Romney remains a proud progressive statist. Barring a new entry Perry wins, easily.

47 posted on 09/26/2011 9:38:24 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Who died and made the Supreme Court God?)
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To: Chief901

“...The question should be asks..........
Why does the Liberal Media in their Polls want us to support Mittens Romney?..”

For the same reason they wanted us to support McCain.


48 posted on 09/26/2011 9:39:29 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
You can ignore one poll as a possible outlier, but when every single poll for a solid month from different pollsters using different methods shows the race at a particular point... you can be pretty darn sure that's where the race is at.

And when the first poll out of the gate following a less than stellar debate performance finds his support basically unchanged...that's significant.

49 posted on 09/26/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT by pgkdan (Perry/Cain 2012)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Perry has it all wrong on tuition for illegal children.

The American people are just as innocent as the illegal children. Further, the children are Mexican or whatever citizens and can apply for scholarships in their own country to go to school in the United States.

What are they going to say when they graduate? “I want to thank Mom and Dad for being dishonest and sneaky and bringing me here for a discounted education on your dime”


50 posted on 09/26/2011 9:42:08 AM PDT by amihow
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