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Republican poll: Sarah Palin more popular than Mitt Romney (And the other 3 candidates)
The State Column ^ | March 21, 2012

Posted on 03/21/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Halfway through the third month of Republican primary elections, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney holds a narrow lead over rival candidate Rick Santorum among voters nationwide, according to a new poll of Republican voters.

In recent weeks, polls of Republican voters have consistently shown a two man race between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum. The latest poll of nationwide voters by the Public Polling Policy finds that Mr. Romney leads Mr. Santorum 34-31 percent. The Massachusetts Republican is trailed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who trails by 20 percent, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul by nine percent.

Mr. Paul has continued to place at the bottom of Republican polls in recent weeks, he seems to have peaked in popularity back in early December and has not seen his loyal cult like following translate into primary victories or popularity among the Republican establishment.

In contrast, Mr. Gingrich and his campaign team have been dismissive of Republican polls throughout the primary race, constantly referring to his reviving of a campaign that was considered dead by the media back in the early fall.

The more surprising stat of the poll, which matches a growing trend from several other recent Republican polls that asked the same question, is that former Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin is more well liked by voters nationwide than any of the four remaining Republican presidential candidates.

Ms. Palin came away with 68 percent of the voters viewing her favorably, compared to 20 percent that view her unfavorably. She is trailed by Mr. Romney, as he is viewed favorably by 54 percent of voters nationwide, while 35 percent view him unfavorably.

“The fact that Sarah Palin is now more popular than any of the Republican presidential candidates is a real sign of the toll the campaign has taken on all of the contenders’ images,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Meanwhile Rick Santorum is struggling and would really need a major change in the race- like Newt Gingrich dropping out- to reverse his fortunes.”

The poll finds that if Mr. Gingrich were to drop out of the race, nearly 50 percent of his voters would vote for Mr. Santorum. That would give the former Pennsylvania senator a 41-40 percent advantage over Mr. Romney, based on the PPP poll results.

The PPP poll was conducted between March 15 and March 17 among 734 likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; palin; romney; santorum
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Contested convention, anyone?
1 posted on 03/21/2012 4:11:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/etchasketchist/2823354150/


2 posted on 03/21/2012 4:17:30 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As much as I would love to see one, probably not a chance.

You have to see the difference with the Delegate selection here. I have no doubt Sarah is indeed more popular than any of the current candidates still in this. However, I’m fairly certain that the slate of Romney delegates are probably 100% hard-core moderate/RINO Establishment types that were fully vetted before the Romney camp allowed them to run as delegates on their behalf.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 4:17:54 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It would be interesting to see Sarah go head to head against Obama. But unless energy costs cause the already fragile recovery to implode, I unfortunately think Obama still stand a chance at being re-elected.

Conservatives and republican need to pray for high gasoline prices.

4 posted on 03/21/2012 4:17:59 PM PDT by joesbucks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Contested convention, anyone?”

I’d be there...these guys left standing are just nose holders for my vote...ABO


5 posted on 03/21/2012 4:18:04 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reince Preibus told us today his fix is in, it’s Romney, get over it. Except maybe not:

GOP rule could sink Gingrich, Paul at contested convention [Reince Preibus notes its importance]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2861968/posts?page=43


6 posted on 03/21/2012 4:18:38 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee what a surprise!

If the braintrusts over at the RNC has 2 brain cells to rub together (which they don’t) I still don’t think they could figure this out.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin more popular than Mitt Romney (And the other 3 candidates)

So is Justin Bieber.

8 posted on 03/21/2012 4:20:30 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


9 posted on 03/21/2012 4:22:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: humblegunner

Who would probably be a better bet than Romney to beat Obama. Heck, a random peson chosen from the telephone directory would probably have a better chance of winning against Obama.


10 posted on 03/21/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"With one hand tied behind my back, boys."

11 posted on 03/21/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: RedMDer

Burn that tent Sarah. Get rid of all RINOs!!!


12 posted on 03/21/2012 4:26:39 PM PDT by blf1776 (Mrs. Palin tear down that tent!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She didn’t run. So I don’t see how this matters.

As for contested conventions. It’s going to take a lot to prevent Romney from getting over 50% now.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 4:27:30 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Lorianne
Unfortunately, Justin Bieber is Canadian.

Not eligible. Axe the birfers, they'll provide you with sixteen
pages of conflicting stuff proving something we already knew.

14 posted on 03/21/2012 4:28:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it's Mrs.

Palin
15 posted on 03/21/2012 4:28:42 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So silly, ain’t gonna happen. She didn’t run and there won’t be a contested convention.

When people stop the goofy stuff, we might get somewhere.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 4:28:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It usually is the candidate that isn’t...


17 posted on 03/21/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: humblegunner
"Sarah Palin more popular than Mitt Romney (And the other 3 candidates)"

Palin’s problem is that she fought to against crony capitalism in Alaska, and brought charges against a Republican. If there are any Republicans whose incomes don't depend upon legal insider trading, and donations from special interests? Corruption has become the rule, and it will take a warrior to expose that corruption because, until exposure in Peter Schweizer’s “Throw Them All Out”, insider trading was legal for Congressmen. It was amazing to see that about a month after Schweizer's book was published, Congress quickly passed a law to give them some cover. This writer has not scrutinized the law, but the fact of legal graft is certain. Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, are all players. Palin wasn't.

18 posted on 03/21/2012 4:34:09 PM PDT by Spaulding
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To: humblegunner
"So is Justin Bieber."

Among Republican voters? You have a link, or just spewing methane out your hindquarters, again? Plus, Master Bieber is nowhere near 35 years old, so he's not eligible to run. Governor Palin is.

19 posted on 03/21/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Spaulding

Palin’s problem is that she fought to against crony capitalism in Alaska, and brought charges against a Republican.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Problem? Have we become so sad that anyone who fights corruption is now a problem?


20 posted on 03/21/2012 4:40:58 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Contested convention, anyone? “

I sure hope and pray that will be the case.

I will never again vote for,or in any way support, another RINO such as Romney..... or big government nitwit such as Saintorum.

If a contested convention doesn’t stop this train wreck, as far as I am concerned... it’s over.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope. If there was, what makes anyone think the delegates would go for Palin?


22 posted on 03/21/2012 4:45:56 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: The Wizard

No, actually it’s Governor Palin. You keep the highest title you’ve earned.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 4:47:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The nomination would essentially be over if Sarah would have run.


24 posted on 03/21/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

INB4FRPDSers


25 posted on 03/21/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 03/21/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: humblegunner
Irrelevant blog policing and thread hijacking must be slow today, huh Ace.
Oh that's right, Palin threads are like a moths to a flame for you.
27 posted on 03/21/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: dforest

When people stop the goofy stuff, we might get somewhere.


When we have Romney’s Communication adviser talking about “ecto sketches”, his flip flops, Romneycare, LOW turnouts, and a pis-posh-pashaw attitude, then it’s THEY who sound pretty goofy.

You won’t get anywhere as long as we have RINOs at the helm.


28 posted on 03/21/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by ak267
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To: parksstp

Tnere are multiple layers of vetting in some states. I know in the caucus states, the precincts send a bunch of delegates to the state convention, but they get whittled down to a smaller group to go to the national convention. In Pennsylvania, they’re directly elected, and it sounds like from one article that the state party plays a huge role in whose names get on the ballot. Ron Paul’s people are of course trying to pretend to support other candidates to get selected as delegates, and who knows if people who might prefer Rick or Newt are doing the same thing.


29 posted on 03/21/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Lorianne
Heck, a random peson chosen from the telephone directory would probably have a better chance of winning against Obama.

Found one! Looks presidential to me.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 4:54:16 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Gelding Old Party is headed for the glue factory. It’s all smoke and mirrors. The collective GOP are feckless losers. Palin is an ember that needs a new home to start the fire that kills the deadwood called the GOP.


31 posted on 03/21/2012 4:56:58 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: ak267

People have to run for office to win. Just the way it is.

at least for the moment


32 posted on 03/21/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they are afraid to give her either title....Mrs. and Governor


33 posted on 03/21/2012 4:58:09 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: ExGeeEye
In my dreams..

(That's so y'all can say “in your dreams!” and I can say “yup, that's what I said...”

The first ballot is held. No one gains the requisite votes for nomination.

Our Lady of Wasilla gives a speech that wows the crowd. About half-way through, chants of “run, sarah, run” are heard under the applause.

About three-quarters of the way through, no applause is heard, because every pause is filled with “RUN, SARAH, RUN!”

She doesn't get to finish the speech— the text is later published in her Presidential Memoirs— because she can't get a word in with all the “RUN, SARAH, RUN!”

She steps away from the podium, and the MC gavels the place into some sort of order— at least to the point when the PA can be heard over the crowd. This takes 38 minutes. Two major networks cut away...

..and miss the part where the MC places the name of Sarah Heath Palin into nomination; the chairman of the Alaska delegation seconds, and the nomination is made “by acclamation.”

In my dreams... but I'll be waiting.

34 posted on 03/21/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Remember last year around the time of the Iowa straw poll, all these polls were saying people did not want Palin to run or enter the race? It’s amazing how much Republican rank-and-file are swayed by the MSM. Even if they hate the MSM, they seem to believe that there are certain candidates the MSM can destroy and certain ones they can’t. But the only ones they can’t destroy in reality are ones where they haven’t tried yet. We wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now if the average Republican voter wasn’t so ignorant of what we’re fighting and who the enemy is. We have to pick the best candidate and defend them, not constantly make sacrificial lambs out of every candidate the media tries to take the scalp of.


35 posted on 03/21/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones

In all honesty, this poll didnt say that people wanted her to run now. They just view her in a good light. Romney got over 50 in the favorability, but that doesnt mean all those people are voting for him in the nomination or want him to run.


36 posted on 03/21/2012 5:06:30 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ExGeeEye
Ex...

Count me in..

I have no idea where you are in MI, but if this comes close to reality, we need to find a bar with wings and beer and watch it on the big screen together and invite all our right wing lunatic friends...

37 posted on 03/21/2012 5:12:12 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Truthsearcher

Even after he praised TARP today?
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2862056/posts

Even if he gets the nomination, Romney is toast.


38 posted on 03/21/2012 5:16:19 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

39 posted on 03/21/2012 5:24:00 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Smile

Nice


40 posted on 03/21/2012 5:25:01 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe she can circle the convention hall in her One-Nation mystery bus until the crowd inside rises up to demand her coronation...or someone gives her another TV show, whatever comes first.


41 posted on 03/21/2012 5:26:09 PM PDT by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I want blood on the floor in Tampa Bay.

And Sara to rise from the ashes.

42 posted on 03/21/2012 5:26:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My thoughts exactly.


43 posted on 03/21/2012 5:39:17 PM PDT by Sea Parrot ("never pick a fight with an old guy, if he's too old to fight, he'll just kill ya".)
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To: humblegunner

For president?


44 posted on 03/21/2012 5:41:46 PM PDT by Sea Parrot ("never pick a fight with an old guy, if he's too old to fight, he'll just kill ya".)
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To: taildragger

I’ll be at work, unless I get ‘bama’d.

Unlikely, because I’m in a gubmint-protected industry (mass transit) and you have to really uck-fup (or say something mean about fags) to get fired.


45 posted on 03/21/2012 5:43:37 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: dforest
"When people stop the goofy stuff, we might get somewhere"

ROFL

The "goofy stuff" is the group of fools who'll vote for whomever the RNC TELLS them they have to vote for, regardless of the aroma.

Romney-the-RINO? (R)


46 posted on 03/21/2012 5:44:06 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: Fred

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/03/chris-matthews-predicts-romney-portman/392701

Romney -Portman is proof the RinoCracy intends the status quo..to remain .

Sarah Palin turns them into gibbering idiots...


47 posted on 03/21/2012 5:48:22 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: JediJones

How about this guy?

48 posted on 03/21/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: traditional1

The really goofy people fail to remember this election this time isn’t about you or me.

We blew it getting a great conservative to run and now the idea is to get Obama out.

When my niece begged me to vote for the nominee because her hubby’s business has been ruined by Obama policy, I can’t ignore that. She has two kids too, that she is terrified for.

After I thought about it, hell, I am 60, nothing could be worse than Obama. If Myth is no better, then nothing will be any better or any worse than it is now.

There is going to be no magic candidate this time, nor will there be any pleasure from another 4 years of Obama.

I do not like Mitt Romney, but I do not like Obama even more.


49 posted on 03/21/2012 6:00:13 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest
You're a "Yewt" compared to me, and I don't like EITHER one of the prospects, also.

For that reason, I don't have the stomach to vote for "The Picks".

50 posted on 03/21/2012 6:01:58 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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