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Poll Watch:Gallup 2012 GOP Favorability Survey Giuliani,Palin,Romney enjoy broadest popularity
Race2012 ^ | 8/2/2011 | Kavon W. Nikrad

Posted on 08/11/2011 4:02:18 PM PDT by curth

August 2, 2011 Poll Watch: Gallup 2012 Republican Favorability Survey

Ratings of 2012 Contenders Steady in July: Giuliani, Palin & Romney enjoy broadest popularity

Favorability Ratings

* Rudy Giuliani 70% * Sarah Palin 65% * Mitt Romney 62% * Ron Paul 50% * Michele Bachmann 49% * Newt Gingrich 48% * Rick Perry 40% * Tim Pawlenty 36% * Herman Cain 35% * Rick Santorum 31% * Jon Huntsman 22%

Positive Intensity Score (Strongly Favorable minus Strongly Unfavorable)

* Herman Cain +25% * Rick Perry +24% * Rudy Giuliani +19% * Sarah Palin +16% * Mitt Romney +15% * Michele Bachmann +14% * Tim Pawlenty +9% * Ron Paul +8% * Rick Santorum +7% * Jon Huntsman +5% * Newt Gingrich +1%

Name Recognition

* Sarah Palin 96% * Rudy Giuliani 89% * Mitt Romney 84% * Newt Gingrich 84% * Ron Paul 77% * Michele Bachmann 76% * Rick Perry 54% * Tim Pawlenty 54% * Rick Santorum 50% * Herman Cain 46% * Jon Huntsman 40%


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; gallup; giuliani; palin; president; romney

1 posted on 08/11/2011 4:02:26 PM PDT by curth
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To: curth

Why does anyone give a flying F about Rudy? He’s not running, he’s not going to run, there is NO clamor for his candidacy whatsoever.


2 posted on 08/11/2011 4:08:09 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: curth

Giuliani, seriously?


3 posted on 08/11/2011 4:10:44 PM PDT by lawley
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To: Grunthor

He’s very seriously looking at running. John Bolton is considering it as well.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 4:11:29 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Grunthor
Why does anyone give a flying F about Rudy?

I wondered the same thing. What the heck does Rudy have to do with the 2012 election? Just throwing his name into this poll casts a pall of suspicion on the whole project. He's completely irrelevant.

5 posted on 08/11/2011 4:11:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Grunthor

He shouldn’t even be listed. In fact only candidates should be listed. The only poll that matters is the one on election day, and if you are not a candidate you cannot win. Pretty simple really.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 4:14:33 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = If you give it away, more will come. Whose hand will be in your wallet next?)
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To: curth
GOP Favorability Survey Giuliani,Palin,Romney enjoy broadest popularity

Rudy is popular with New Yorkers and those who appropriately admire his handling of the 9/11 attacks, and there are a lot of them, not that it matters since he is not running.

Sarah is popular with patriotic Americans, particularly Tea Party Americans who care about our children having a functional country that is not bankrupt, and there are a lot of them.

Mitt is popular with RINOs and with Dems who want to mess with our primary, and there are a lot of them.

The real question: Are there enough decent Americans who will vote in 2012 that we can choose our own nominee, or will the far left choose who runs against their "messiah" again?

7 posted on 08/11/2011 4:16:47 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Sudetenland
He’s very seriously looking at running. John Bolton is considering it as well.

And neither has even the slightest chance in hell of winning the nomination.

There is no room in the race for Giuliani, Romney already dominates the RINO/moderate wing of the party. It's why Huntsman can't get any traction.

And Bolton says all the things on foreign policy, but he looks like a walrus and the election is likely going to focus almost entirely on the economy which is not his area of strength.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 4:18:24 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Would Guiliani take votes from Romney?


9 posted on 08/11/2011 4:20:23 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = If you give it away, more will come. Whose hand will be in your wallet next?)
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To: Netizen
Would Guiliani take votes from Romney?

Sure, he'd siphon some off. And in the interest of making sure Romney doesn't win the nomination that could be good. He might even split the RINO/moderate vote with Romney, but there is still not path to victory for him. Giuliani is remembered fondly for his response to 9-11 and that would buy him a warm reception, but at the end of the day he is pro-abortion (and pro-gay marriage I believe), and those positions are simply unacceptable to the bulk of Republican primary voters.

10 posted on 08/11/2011 4:31:19 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Sudetenland

My vote is already ‘positively’ accounted for but I’d vote for Rudy before these clowns ....Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Tim Pawlenty Herman Cain Rick Santorum Jon Huntsman John Bolton.

What the h*ll have they ever done for our country to be serious about running?


11 posted on 08/11/2011 4:32:44 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: curth

Ratings of 2012 Contenders Steady in July: Giuliani, Palin & Romney enjoy broadest popularity ............................................... Damn it! When is the Fat lady going to sing? Enough already. I am so totally confused with all these surveys and polls. I don’t know what to believe. I’m still going with Palin even though I’m flexible.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 4:33:18 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team are 2012's dream)
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To: curth

Ratings of 2012 Contenders Steady in July: Giuliani, Palin & Romney enjoy broadest popularity ............................................... Damn it! When is the Fat lady going to sing? Enough already. I am so totally confused with all these surveys and polls. I don’t know what to believe. I’m still going with Palin even though I’m flexible.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 4:33:37 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team are 2012's dream)
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To: Longbow1969
Giuliani is remembered fondly for his response to 9-11

Right, to the country he is remembered like that but not to those who ever lived/worked/visited NY. He's remembered for doing the impossible in restoring it.

I don't know one person even considering Romney - it is very clear he's the GOP 'your turn' good old worthless piece of sh*! boy who the media is working to push, also. I hope he gets heckled at every event his hair and empty suit shows up in.
14 posted on 08/11/2011 4:45:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Windflier
I hope he runs to take votes and $$$ from Romney.

*Shrugs shoulders*

15 posted on 08/11/2011 4:48:56 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: curth

Then Gallup is significantly at odds with Fox:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2762342/posts


16 posted on 08/11/2011 4:52:01 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: presently no screen name
Right, to the country he is remembered like that but not to those who ever lived/worked/visited NY. He's remembered for doing the impossible in restoring it.

Yeah, I'll give you that. Don't get me wrong, I like Giuliani and know he's done some amazing things. I'd certainly vote for him over Hussein. The problem is I can't vote to nominate a pro-abortion candidate for President. If he somehow won the nomination and my choice was Giuliani or Hussein, he'd get my vote, but I do have a choice in the primaries and there is no chance Giuliani would be it. I am fairly certain the vast majority of Republican primary voters are of the same mind when it comes to this issue.

17 posted on 08/11/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: curth

Who can believe any poll that has Rooty at the top? LOL


18 posted on 08/11/2011 4:56:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Signalman

I am trusting Fox less and less these days.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 5:07:21 PM PDT by Josephat
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To: Signalman

Just about every poll out there is at odds with Fox


20 posted on 08/11/2011 5:12:40 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: Longbow1969

Heard somewhere that Rudy would consider running only to knock off Romney if he thinks Romney is getting too much traction.
Don’t know why but evidently there’s bad blood between them.
That is the rumor I heard.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 5:12:46 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Lakeshark
I hope he runs to take votes and $$$ from Romney.

His entry into the race would certainly seem to hurt Romney more than anyone else. They'll both be vying for the votes of the same clueless Republican and centrist voters.

22 posted on 08/11/2011 5:15:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I’m still going with Palin even though I’m flexible.

Steady on, friend. She'll be jumping in soon enough.

23 posted on 08/11/2011 5:21:16 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Longbow1969
but I do have a choice in the primaries and there is no chance Giuliani would be it.

Me, also - my vote is sealed and no one can grab it from me. I'd like to see Giuliani as AG - that's where he belongs and not the Presidency. He went after the mob the likes never seen before - he'd have no problem but delight in going after this admin. That's where his strength is and very very few have that strength. He's not presidential material and very very few are - yet, far too many think they are.

They think showing they have conservatives values and/or a good speech or two is enough. They talk about what they will do but have NO proof they ever did it even on a smaller scale.
24 posted on 08/11/2011 5:21:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Signalman

Fox actually bothered to ask the question of the full spectrum of voters, rather than this GOP-only poll. Freepers don’t elect the President, neither do Republicans only. It takes winning the majority of ALL voters to win the presidency, and there is no way in hell that Ms. Palin will ever be able to do that regardless of how loud the cheers are for her on this forum.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: Longbow1969

I wouldn’t vote for him, just wondered if he could help finish off Romney by taking votes from him.


26 posted on 08/11/2011 5:36:32 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: DryFly

Have to agree. i love Palin and the way she sticks it to Obama but know deep in my heart she cannot win against Obama.
I do think, if she doesn’t run for Senate, she would be a great person to run the Dept of Energy. Would love to see her in the administration.


27 posted on 08/11/2011 5:39:23 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: IceAge

Don’t be so sure...Woody Woodpecker could beat the Kenyan
in an election, if it were held today.


28 posted on 08/11/2011 5:49:45 PM PDT by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: IceAge
Don’t know why but evidently there’s bad blood between them.

First of all, mitt knows his mask doesn't hide anything from Rudy. No one likes a wuss punk and that's Romney - he's the guy who has his peons do the dirty work while he walks around showing his clean hands as the good guy. That sh*! don't fly with a NY'er with street smarts - who comes from a 'what you see is what you get'/no frills -like Rudy. Rudy took on better con men than Mitt when he took on the mob - he can smell them before they turn the corner - it IS his strength.

Now I understand a bit why there is talk of Rudy maybe running. If that's true, I can see the wisdom of some here saying he would take votes from Romney and running on that strategy makes good sense. He wouldn't be the only one running for strategic purpose and not running expecting to win. Politics is ugly and the less media interference we allow, the better we will thrive - for they only stir the pot of deception, IMO.
29 posted on 08/11/2011 6:32:01 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: DryFly; Signalman
Freepers don’t elect the President

That means you, also. Remember that and those that camped out and those who sold out Sarah's event were not freepers! So eat your own and the media's words. Propaganda reigns on Fox, too. Gasp!
30 posted on 08/11/2011 6:37:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: IceAge

Don’t be so sure...Woody Woodpecker could beat the Kenyan
in an election, if it were held today.


31 posted on 08/11/2011 6:52:13 PM PDT by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: DryFly; IceAge
Fox actually bothered to ask the question of the full spectrum of voters, rather than this GOP-only poll.

FOX also polled registered voters instead of likely voters and sampled democrats at 43%.

32 posted on 08/11/2011 9:38:32 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: curth

If Rudy & Romney are still polling this high, then there are a lot of voters who still love them some RINO. We may have a bunch of squeaky-wheels on our side, but conservatives remain in the voting minority and we need a majority in both houses plus the oval office to get things done with any (relatively speaking) speed.

We still have a looooong way to go before this ship even *starts* to right itself. Dear LORD, I hope this poll is rigged and not a true representation of the voting public.


33 posted on 08/12/2011 4:45:51 AM PDT by jaydee770
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