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Final results of the Free Republic 1/9/2012 non-Romney Conservative Straw Poll (see post 548)
Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/09/2012 11:15:29 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 01/10/2012 3:33:58 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

If you are looking for a conservative alternative to Romney and had to choose today between Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry or Rick Santorum, which one would you choose?

Final results of the Free Republic 1/9/2012 non-Romney Conservative Straw Poll (see post 548)

Newt 225 59.7%
Perry 77 20.4%
Santorum 75 19.9%


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KEYWORDS: elections; frstrawpoll; gingrich; newhampshire; perry; poll; santorum
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt because he is the more of the Alpha Wolf than all the rest.

You don’t used a neutered dog as a pack leader.


151 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:24 AM PST by Eye of Unk (NO Romney,NO way)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.

For many reasons. Primarily because he in my opinion is the one best able to take on the two-headed monster: the media and Obama. Plus, i think Newt is ticked off enough at the establishment that if he wins there will be a much needed shakeup in the Republican party.

I don’t dislike Perry or Santorum, but i think if Newt goes down then so too does our chances of derailing the Romney disaster.


152 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:37 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt Gingrich.........


153 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:54 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt!!!

I want someone who wants to do the work that needs to be done rather than someone who wants the office and title. I want a bulldog who will fight for what is right, knows where the bodies are buried, and knows how to get things done.

I have no doubt that Newt will stand up to democrats, the media, and establishment republicans alike to get the country going in the right direction.


154 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:57 AM PST by Amntn
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To: Jim Robinson

1. Santorum
2. Newt
3. Perry


155 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:57 AM PST by RIRed
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To: Jim Robinson

I pick Newt. Yesterday he cut thru the pious baloney for all to see. I think it will be reflected in the primary results tomorrow.

JIM...I sense that you’re wanting to bail out on Newt. Have faith, be patient. He’s the best candidate.


156 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:06 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum. That said, if Newt is the most viable non Romney candidate bythee time Texas votes, then I will vote for him.


157 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:27 AM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“Jon Huntsman”

So YOU’RE the one!


158 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:27 AM PST by Grunthor (At least he is better than Obama! Is NOT a rallying cry!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt.

I almost fell for the negative establishment narrative on him until I remembered how Newt had regularly pushed them aside in the 90’s and actually brought about the changes he promised.

159 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:32 AM PST by toddly
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To: Reagan69
Count up to post #123

Newt = 71
Perry = 22
Santorum = 23

Which is why both Perry and Santorum should respectfully bow out. Unless they WANT Romney to be the nominee, and therefore they WANT Obama to have 4 more years.

160 posted on 01/09/2012 11:45:57 AM PST by BagCamAddict (OMG = Obama Must Go. Let's stay focused on the goal.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Newt


161 posted on 01/09/2012 11:47:09 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: BagCamAddict

You could look at it the other way too. :)


162 posted on 01/09/2012 11:47:27 AM PST by laffnatu
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To: Grunthor

No PaulTards ....yet


163 posted on 01/09/2012 11:47:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Crichton

You say, about Newt: “3. Gingrich - most likely of the three to endorse gay marriage or global warming or whatever else the Left wants “ and put as your no 1: Santorum and 2 - Perry.

So, then - show us your preferred guys stance on, for example, global warming - and “Drill Here, Drill Now” that trumps this. (testimony in front of the house, 2009.) Disconcerting how most everyone - including Freepers, ignore this. Blocking GW and creating Energy independence are two of the most crucial problems threatening our survival as a free country. Please post your guys stances - in detail, not a 3-second sound clip while campaigning - on these issues. This is in testimony, on the record. Surely, Rick and Rick must have some equally strong testimony, previous to campaigning, available.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7VUg7nG3lw&feature=related


164 posted on 01/09/2012 11:48:00 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Williams

Yeah, Santorum is so pure. That’s why he tried to hoodwink everyone about his primary residence, right?


165 posted on 01/09/2012 11:48:22 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: Eye of Unk

Right: Newt is the Junkyard Dog we need to go after Obama and send him packin’!


166 posted on 01/09/2012 11:48:27 AM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry


167 posted on 01/09/2012 11:48:37 AM PST by SwatTeam
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To: Jim Robinson

Factoring in who CAN win... Newt.


168 posted on 01/09/2012 11:48:55 AM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Todd Palin endorses Newt

Drudge report from ABC News.

169 posted on 01/09/2012 11:49:04 AM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt without a moments hesitation!


170 posted on 01/09/2012 11:49:32 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Governor Perry. Former military, succesful governor. Likable.

Newt - although very smart he is not likable, don’t think he can win.


171 posted on 01/09/2012 11:49:50 AM PST by katnip
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To: Jim Robinson

Leaning Perry, but may have to vote for whoever is leading the non-Romney.

Wait, nevermind, I am from Virginia so I will have to vote for Paul since nobody else is on the ballot.


172 posted on 01/09/2012 11:50:47 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Jim Robinson

Well bad news for Santorum.But as long as he seems to be supporting SOPA/PIPA in congress then out the window support goes for him.

Sadly, I need a face palm. Guy seemed to have become a adequate replacement for Bachmann and now this. I can’t support anyone who will want to end the internet as we know it. In fact I can argue till I am blue that that is anti-freedom and liberty and conservatism.

So I have to now support Gingrich. The way it is going Gingrich sounds better than the others left. And yes when I was promoting Bachmann, I was lukewarm on Gingrich. But he looks better now that the options have slimmed down.

So a vote for Gingrich here.


173 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:47 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: All

1. Santorum
2. Gingrich
3. Perry


174 posted on 01/09/2012 11:52:04 AM PST by KJC1
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To: Jim Robinson

I support the Christian Conservative in the race, Rick Santorum.


175 posted on 01/09/2012 11:52:14 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry. Didn’t even support him for governor. He’s the only one left who is actually offering an interesting concept: part-time Congress.


176 posted on 01/09/2012 11:52:41 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt bttt


177 posted on 01/09/2012 11:53:37 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry


178 posted on 01/09/2012 11:53:37 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Would prefer none of the above.
Having to choose (painful...)

Perry
Gingrich


179 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:05 AM PST by monkeypants (It's a Republic, if you can keep it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

In order of preference:

Santorum, Gingrich, Perry.

Santorum is right on the issues and speaks well.

Gingrich is like the above, but has age issues. and some problems personally.

Perry is best ideologically, but an ineffective speaker.

Wish we had somebody with Santorum’s persona, Gingrich’s mind and debating ability, and Perry’s position philosophically.

But the IMPORTANT thing is ANY of them are LIGHT-YEARS ahead of the ObamaBastard. If Obama makes the campaign argument about their foibles, he wins. If they make the campaign argument about his mismanagement and treachery, they win. Simple as that.


180 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:36 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: bopdowah

In a way an old junk yard dog description of Newt is fitting.

Romney is the hyper little toy dog that wants to hump your leg.

Perry is the bloodhound that sits on the porch and won’t hunt.

Santorum, well I kinda liked the guy so I’ll call him a collie, funny thing is, I have never in my whole life ever saw an attack guard dog collie.


181 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:58 AM PST by Eye of Unk (NO Romney,NO way)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


182 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:58 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt!!


183 posted on 01/09/2012 11:55:24 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Matchett-PI

Don’t want to go off topic, but excellent anti_romney ad, Mr. Taxman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_k-0vvotQU

NO MITTENS!!


184 posted on 01/09/2012 11:55:36 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (I am angry and that is why I am #withNewt))
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To: Jim Robinson

May I vote twice? Newt 1 and Newt 2!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


185 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:04 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt. He has a track record of budget success, and right now that is about the most important issue I have. I think that he is softer on illegals than I would like, but the current congress and its likely 2013 version are not going to be passing comprehesive amnesties regardless.

I don't have any strong dislike for Perry or Santorum; I just think Newt is more up to the task at hand.

And yes, the thought of seeing The One facing down Newt in a debate truly makes me giggle.

186 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:15 AM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Jim Robinson; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; napscoordinator; AuH2ORepublican
RICK SANTORUM.

And, no, the other two choices are NOT "just fine". With Bachmann and Cain gone, Santorum is the last decent conservative standing. Can't trust Perry or Newt and both of 'em would lousy candidates against Obama in the general election (albeit for opposite reasons -- Perry's a clean-cut family man but a doofus on the campaign trail, Newt's slick and polished on the campaign trail but a slimeball in private and has endless skeletons in his closet)


SANTORUM / MARTINEZ 2012



187 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:19 AM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry


188 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:19 AM PST by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Jim Robinson

1.Governor Rick Perry...if his message would stop being distorted, it would be THE message of Tea Party.

2.Newt Gingrich. I would vote for Gingrich second just based on his knowledge of Washington. Other than that, there is nothing that appeals to me and nothing to prove he wouldn’t still search for his own idea of a fulfilled life.

3. Rick Santorum. I would vote for Santorum based on his potential alone. I would hope for an immediate crash course in leadership because he has no experience.


189 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:36 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: TLI

Newt, Perry, a winning ticket.

Between the two they will change Washington.


190 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:36 AM PST by Faith-Hope
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To: Jim Robinson
Perry because he has executive experience with excellent results.

Perry has created a climate in TX where TX has close to the top economic growth in the country.

We don't have to wonder if Perry can do it--he's already proven he knows how to do it.

Perry is a veteran and the current Commander in Chief of the TX National Guard.

Perry has signed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and to require a minor's parents to consent for an abortion.

Perry has signed badly needed tort reform legislation to control runaway lawsuits--loser pays.

Gov Perry is strongly pro-Second Amendment.

Gov. Perry has vetoed $3 billion dollars of proposed spending and has stopped every tax increase in its tracks.

Gov Perry has already taken on the EPA because he knows burdensome regulations makes it difficult for business to create jobs. Gov. Perry also knows the absolute necessity of America drilling for, and producing all forms of our own energy. It is the economic engine which will jump start our economy and free us from dependency on foreign oil.

Perry is the complete package.

191 posted on 01/09/2012 11:58:25 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry. All the way.

I like Newt too, but Perry trumps Newt on executive experience.


192 posted on 01/09/2012 11:58:33 AM PST by havoc54
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To: Inspectorette

Yeah, his poll numbers have literally fallen through the floor. At the speed of light, yet.


193 posted on 01/09/2012 11:58:48 AM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Jim Robinson

Rick Perry all the way!


194 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:11 AM PST by tirednvirginia ( A)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt, most definitely.


195 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:36 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Jim Robinson

1. Newt, no doubt.

2. I like Santorum but Newt has the fire in the belly, and the ability to use the bully pulpit like no one else in the race.

3. I like Perry, but he will be portrayed as W 2.0 so electability is a huge problem. Also, see #2.

4. Although it is not a popular position, I would vote for Romney if mass lunacy strikes the Republican party and he winds up as the nominee. 4 years of “management” would be better than 4 more years of “fundamental change.” (But I pray I don’t have to make that choice.)

5. Ron Paul. See the last part of point #4.


196 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:48 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm gung-ho with Perry. If things don't go his way, then I will probably support Newt over Santorum. I have some serious issues with Newt, mainly Medicare D and him supporting the federal mandate to purchase health insurance. However, between him and Santorum, I believe that he has a stronger chance to go beat Romney.

All of that being said, I still think Gov. Perry is a rock solid conservative, with the least baggage, with a strong record as governor, and with complete respect for the 10th Amendment. Also, I will gladly vote for Perry, Santorum or Newt over Romney.

We shall see what happens!

197 posted on 01/09/2012 12:00:09 PM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Jim Robinson

1.Governor Rick Perry...if his message would stop being distorted, it would be THE message of the Tea Party.

2.Newt Gingrich. I would vote for Gingrich second just based on his knowledge of Washington. Other than that, there is nothing that appeals to me and nothing to prove he wouldn’t still search for his own idea of a fulfilled life.

3. Rick Santorum. I would vote for Santorum based on his potential alone. I would hope for an immediate crash course in leadership because he has no experience.


198 posted on 01/09/2012 12:00:23 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gov. Rick Perry, with Newt a relatively close second and then Santorum.

(I guess Tim Tebow would be in there somewhere if he was running - lol)


199 posted on 01/09/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: ZULU

Perry is preferable to Gingrich on social security and environment issues.


200 posted on 01/09/2012 12:00:57 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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