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Posted on 07/16/2010 6:27:42 PM PDT by speciallybland
Our monthly look at who GOP voters prefer as their 2012 nominee finds that Sarah Palin is the most popular potential Republican hopeful with the base...but that she finishes just fourth when it comes to who they want as their nominee. For the first time Newt Gingrich is the leader in this poll with 23%, followed by Mike Huckabee at 21%, Mitt Romney at 19%, Palin at 17%, and Ron Paul at 7%.
70% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Palin, putting her tops. That's followed by Huckabee at 64%, Gingrich at 63%, and Romney at 59%. But only 24% of the GOP loyalists who like Palin list her as their top choice for the 2012 nomination. Gingrich is ahead even though he's not as popular because 34% with a positive opinion name him as their top choice for the nomination. That figure is 31% for Romney and 28% for Huckabee. There is a significant disconnect between liking Palin and thinking she should be President, and that's one of the biggest things she'll have to overcome if she does end up getting into the race.
Angry white men were credited for making Gingrich Speaker of the House in 1994 and they're propelling him to the lead in this poll. He gets 26% from them with Romney at 20% and Huckabee and Palin both at 17%. Huckabee has the advantage with women at 26% to 19% for Gingrich, 18% for Romney, and 17% for Palin.
(Excerpt) Read more at publicpolicypolling.com ...
More bovine scatology from PPP. I don’t care if they say Palin is winning every poll with 115%. This outfit is a Democrat operation and corrupt to the core. They are never to be trusted no matter what they say, good, bad or indifferent.
Even a great polling outfit can’t do horserace numbers two years out with any accuracy. These Dem shill are not interested in accuracy, only in what the White House tells them to say.
Yes, I think that's true, too. These will be the most anticipated Republican debates since 1980.
Newt has more baggage than all the airports in the country.
Newt is a disgusting RINO and serial adulterer.
If it had to be Newt or Romney it is Mitt. At least he is a good husband. Newt is creepy. Mit has major problems but Newt is a creep.
Please Paul Ryan or ten other conseratives I can think of. Chris Christie is not as conservative as I would like but he would be good.
I don’t like any of them, Palin would be my choice from those bunch of other RINO’s
Please go away, Newt.
Just write your books and try to get God put back on our monuments, The Ten Commandments back in all courts, and the crosses back up, and the right to say God and Jesus Christ in a respectful manner in the public square so atheism isn’t the only religion represented and endorsed and forced on our citizenry. It is our historical religious right not to be banned from the public square and public schools. Otherwise, the secular humanism has to be kicked out also. Maybe that would be the best—to just deal with the three R’s and quit all the social brainwashing cr*p that passes for education.....social sciences....sheeeesh! Get rid of that soul destroying, culture destroying PC mush. Do our country a real favor!
Idiots- Gingrich is a “has been” and has tons of baggage. He is damaged goods even before he gets to the starting gate. If he’s nominated, it will be a Republican rout. Gov. McDonald from Virginia is our best hope to capture the WH, not Sarah Palin much as she would be my own personal preference.
You know thats got to be phony. Find someone 18 to 29 who has even heard of him.
I wish they would stop lying. They sound like the dems.
To Hell with all of them. I nominate Allen West to be the first black president.
...to the can.
It has been widely reported that neither of Jindal's parents were United States citizens when he was born.
And if Newt stumbles, we always have Bob Dole and Barbara Bush waiting in the wings. Too bad that tragedy short-circuited the Thurmond 2012 campaign (”Strom, we hardly knew ye!”).
Ain't democracy great?
Gov. Palin has massive support.
RESULTS Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!
Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown, and Rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Mitt RomneyCARE, Ron Paul, Huckabee, or Pawlenty .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no)
Less widely reported is the same regarding Romney.
Hence, RomneyBOT attacks on anyone demanding BHO's bc.
Gingrich is also the same imbecile who referred to Rush and other Conservatives as “irrational” for wanting Obama’s destructive policies to fail.
That’s true. That’s also irrelevant, unless some court agrees that that means he is not a natural born citizen. That just isn’t going to happen.
You’re still trying to flog that one? Persons born outside the United States to two US citizen parents have always been citizens of the United States at birth. That has been the case going back to the Naturalization Act of 1790.
Both Mitt Romney’s parents were citizens from the time they were born. Mitt Romney is a natural born citizen even under the Vattel standard you guys are pushing, let alone the actual natural born citizen standard that any American court would apply.
No. Romney is not a natural born citizen and is not eligible.
His imposition of RomneyCARE and the rest makes him unqualified.
His attacks on Gov. Palin show him to be a poor loser and
Why do you like him?
I don’t like Romney. I think he’s a typical spineless politician and his championing of RomneyCare by itself is enough for me never to vote for him.
That has nothing at all to do with whether or not he his constitutionally qualified to be President, which he is. The fact that you won’t give any incoherent explanation as to why you think he isn’t suggests to me that you have no idea what you are talking about.
Romney is also not qualified.
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
What you said is not accurate.
Your accusations are a poor substitute for accuracy.
Romney is not eligible since he is not a natural borne
US citizen (like Obama).
Romney was born in Detroit to two American citizens. I realize Detroit resembles Mombassa today, but in 1947 it was still an American city.
Mitt Romney was born in the United States. Both his parents were United States citizens. Mitt Romney’s mother was born in the United States - that makes her a United States citizen under the 14th Amendment and at common law. Mitt Romney’s father was born in Mexico, but both his parents were United States citizens - that makes him a United States citizen by statute duly enacted by Congress under its power “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization” enumerated in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.
Please point out what is inaccurate in the above paragraph. How is Mitt Romney not a natural born citizen?
"Romney's grandparents were polygamous Mormons who fled the United States with their children because of the federal government's opposition to polygamy. His maternal grandfather was Helaman Pratt (18461909), who presided over the Mormon mission in Mexico City before moving to the state of Chihuahua and who was the son of original Mormon apostle Parley P. Pratt (18071857). Romney's uncle Rey L. Pratt (18781931) would in the 1920s play a major role in the preservation and expansion of the Mormon presence in Mexico and in its introduction to South America. Romney's parents were Gaskell Romney (18711955), who was not polygamous, and Anna Amelia Pratt; they married in 1895 in Mexico. A more distant kinsman was George Romney (17341802), a noted portrait painter in Britain during the last quarter of the 18th century.
George Wilcken Romney was thus born in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua one of the Mormon colonies in Mexico on July 8, 1907, to American parents. George had three older brothers and would gain two more brothers and a sister.
Where is his father’s bc. It appears they were Mexican.
Right now, Gingrich is the only name I feel I could vote for for president. And I have so many reservations about him. The lesser of evils....again it seems.
I feel much the same way...but who is left to vote for?
Yes. She had breast cancer. He is also the one having an affair with his intern during the Clinton impeachment...yet...he is the only name I see I could vote for...as I said...another election with the lesser of evils to vote for.
I’m hoping Chris Christie or Jan Brewer runs. Those are the only ones I could get excited about. They’ve shown their bona fides as Governors.
I will do some more research on Christie. Brewer is not a favorite of mine. But who asked me? I am already saying uncle on Gingrich. I tried..to overlook the fact he is still Newt..But amongst the other names...I like Huckabee. I do not want him as my president. And no way would I vote for Romney. He is sleazy. Nor the others. What a conundrum. Hopefully we come up with a decent name that will appeal to mainstream voters. If not, we are doomed. I hate to sound dramatic..but doomed we will be.
I don’t look forward to the next elections, afraid we are going to have another hard choice.
Reagan, “Yes I do Sam... I was once a dim-O-rat”.
I’ll take Newt.
Talk about picking your poison.
One of reagan’s greatest achievements was he made it cool to be a republican and very un-cool to be a democrat(I don’t get this with palin). He was the republicans’ antidote to nixon.
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