Skip to comments.Rick Perry Support Weakening
Posted on 10/02/2011 1:10:08 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Support for presidential hopeful Rick Perry is weakening with the Texas governor now in third place, a poll of conservative voters in Iowa indicates.
The poll, released Thursday by the American Research Group, had Perry in third with 14 percent of the vote, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 21 percent and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., at 15 percent, UPI.com reported.
"When Perry came in, a lot of people were leaning [toward] Perry or at least looking at him very hard," Bob Vander Plaats, the head of Family Leader, socially conservative umbrella organization, told The Hill, a Washington publication.
"The first three issues he addressed were HPV, the DREAM Act and the border fence," said former Iowa Republican Party Political Director Craig Robinson. "That shows how damaging these debates have been to Perry. He's explaining and he hasn't done a very good job of it."
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A message from her..
old poll from earlier in the week.
Perry, like all the other Anti-American open borders hacks, has blood on his hands. No Bueno. No voto.
Really? She is in the back of the pack with polling and I haven't seen her do anything to turn it around.
“old poll from earlier in the week.”
It’s the latest Iowa poll. The only thing that happened since then is that Perry is on the defensive (again) about the name of his ranch.
after perry’s poor performance recently,
should we be surprised?
Looks like a poll pushing Mittens.....
“I haven’t seen her do anything to turn it around.”
She’s been working the ground in Iowa and is back to double digits in this poll. If she wins there she’ll turn this race upside down.
Unfortunately, this is all Perry’s fault. He turned in 3 consecutive lousy debate performances where he should have been able to make adjustments after the first or second event.
I like Perry for the most part. I think he has done a decent job as governor of Texas, but his lack of preparedness makes me think he is not up to the task of winning the election.
Thank You God! Prayers are working folks. Keep them up! We must rid our selfs of the street rats Romney and Perry.
I think what’s going on here is that people are seeing that Perry simply isn’t up to standards needed to go toe to toe with Obama (or especially Hillary, as I think she’ll wind up on their ticket). No big deal, and no surprise given his history in Texas, where he may have been governor for a decade, but hasn’t even had a debate in 5 years(as I’ve read)...he basically got coronated (when Bush-43 became prez) and just keeps getting re-coronated, over and over again.
He probably really thought he’d get a coronation for the Republican ticket in 2012. Oh well...not so easy.
my wife and i thought we’d found our candidate.
He has the same problem that former President Bush had: lack of good communications skills. We need a nominee that can debate and is quick on his feet. I hope that Perry can recover some of his mojo, but his window of opportunity is quickly closing.
Republicans destroying their own. We will end up with the weakest link as a result. Bank on it.
You know, you do yourself a disservice when you spread the lies like the libs do. FR used to be better than this.
It's not his ranch but a hunting lease. The Perry's don't even own it. They just get to hunt on the land during hunting season.
A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent, and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible. The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.
Gov. Perry and his family never owned, controlled or managed the property referenced in the Washington Post story. The 42,000-acre ranch is owned by the Hendricks Home for Children, a West Texas charity. http://www.hendrickhome.com/
Perrys father painted over offensive language on a rock soon after leasing the 1,000-acre parcel in the early 1980s. When Gov. Perry was party to the hunting lease from 1997 to 2007, the property was described as northern pasture. He has not been to the property since 2006.
In 1991, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to rename old, offensive place names.
Perry and Mittens *are* the weakest link.
You would think Perry would have been bright enough to make sure something was done about the name of that ranch, or whatever it is, before running.
Good thing this came out early.
Romney “is” the weakest link but we will end up with him because conservatives are shooting everyone else down. Who’s going to beat obama-Hillary in 2012? Bachman? Cain? Santorum? Reality check.....
All this proves is that none of the polls mean a thing this far out.
What’s the name of his ranch?
After stumbling performances in the first two debates and his appalling "heartless" answer in the third, my wife and I simultaneously turned to each other and said, "He's toast!".
We thought at first Perry was the seasoned, tough conservative governor who could knock Romney and Obama off and have enough vision and drive to dismantle the Liberal juggernaut and steer America back onto course again. He has become a huge disappointment.
We are sorry about how this is turning out. We had such high hopes for him but if he is wrong on illegal immigration, he won't fix those problems - and they are among our worst. He has done a lot of good work on the Texas border with what he has, but now he is hugely suspect in our minds concerning his overall end game.
He has nearly blown his chances with conservatives who had such high hopes for him. If he doesn't right his ship, pronto, he will go down with it for sure. Sad.
I just Binged it, but I don’t believe what I saw. This has got to be some kind of viral joke. Nobody names their ranch that. Nobody.
Hey, don’t let the facts get in the way of the yellow journalism and WaPo smear machine.
Look at my previous post up thread for more information.
Whats the name of his ranch?
Perry doesn’t have a ranch and never did.
All I did was Bing it. I didn’t even mention what popped up.
“You know, you do yourself a disservice when you spread the lies”
Lies according to who?
You posted a press release from the Perry camp but this article tells a different story:
Exactly what I feel! Conservatives are getting FAR TOO picky for their own good...we might lose an easily winnable election because of that.
I figure if the guy agrees with me 90% of the time, I’ll support him.
Bachmann coming back?? LOLOLOL
It wasn't "his ranch". I'll be charitable and assume you simply don't understand what a hunting lease is, and aren't deliberately lying.
This is a smear job plain and simple. The article is rehashing what the WaPo said. The person it’s going to backfire on is Cain because he played the race card.
Should I say, I will not vote for an IRS lawyer, Or Maybe I’ll stay home that day, rather than vote for an IRS lawyer?Or maybe “I’d as soon Zero get back in as vote for an IRS lawyer.”
I’d probably at least leave the house that day to vote for her if it came to her or Zero, but maybe I could wreck the car or something before I made it to the polls.....
I’d take any other of the candidates over Bachmann, except Romney.
I would be skeered to bing that up. There are some vile peeps out there.
See post #27.
What you just wrote may or may not be true.
Nobody disputes that it was a hunting lease. Perry didn’t own the ranch,
“The person its going to backfire on is Cain because he played the race card.”
And the Perry supporters are playing the victim card.
I hate to burst your bubble but if it turns out that Perry has been going there for over 20 years and the name was only changed in 2008, he is finished.
I don’t find this particularly offensive but I remember George Allen.
Which has turned out to be a lie.
Bachman hs nowhere to go but up!
Just like before. Sickening to see, these malcontents really want Mittens?
Perhaps another RINO, Christie, will replace Perry after all.
I still stand by Perry. Not because he is a good debater, but because he is a good man. Those who want good debaters should go listen to Slick Willie. He has done a great job as governor here in Texas, not perfect, but he has been here a long time, so a few minor mistakes are part of the game. And, of course they weren’t mistakes in many people’s eyes, but you cannot please everyone, all the time.
I’d still like to see Palin get in the race, but I suppose that is not to be. Or I’d like her to sign on as veep with Perry.
I doubt if I could ever support Romney, and since Bachmann was an IRS attack lawyer I can’t support her either. I could vote for Cain, although I doubt he will be the nominee, and I could vote for Newt, if he gets the nod, although that seems unlikely, he’d be MUCH better than what we have now.
Did you read the very last paragraph where it mentioned the word under the faded paint part?
This is a hit piece. It’s yellow journalism at it’s worst.
the type of journalism that relies on sensationalism and lurid exaggeration to attract readers
[C19: perhaps shortened from the phrase Yellow Kid journalism, referring to the Yellow Kid, a cartoon (1895) in the New York World, a newspaper having a reputation for sensationalism]
Yellow journalism, in short, is biased opinion masquerading as objective fact. Moreover, the practice of yellow journalism involved sensationalism, distorted stories, and misleading images for the sole purpose of boosting newspaper sales and exciting public opinion. It was particularly indicative of two papers founded and popularized in the late 19th century- The New York World, run by Joseph Pulitzer and The New York Journal, run by William Randolph Hearst.
Primarys are to weed out the weak condidates, its not eating our own, its vetting the people running. Some open their mouths and constantly stick their feet in it...Perry seems to be just that....The more he talks the more he exposes his true feelings.....they don’t paint a pretty picture of him....
“Rick Perry support weakening’’. Hallelujah prayer works!!!
It is NOT HIS RANCH! It is a hunting lease. You know, people go there to hunt. Hunting is big in TX. This article was written by someone who did not have the correct information as usual.
Your comments are ill informed and incorrect. He is not an open borders governor in opinion. They are open because Obama will not perform the federal duties. He has blood on his hands? What kind of idiotic comment is that?
What a slanted piece of garbage! This is NOT PERRY’S RANCH! It is a hunting lease. You know, people go there to hunt but don’t own the property. Boy you are doing your best to get someone else elected, I just haven’t figured out who yet. It is too bad that you have to engage in lies and slander to express your opinion.
So, apparently, it is Bachmann that you support. She shot herself in the foot by the vicious shrill attacks on Governor Perry and then continued. She will not get enough votes to win. The other problem is that she lacks the experience needed to serve as President. She should try being a Governor of a state first. We already have an unqualified President in the WH now.
Agree with you 100 percent. We will wind up with a candidate that can not beat Obama. Too bad Republicans can’t see the big picture.