Skip to comments.2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck
Posted on 08/13/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney - believed by many political observers to be a clear GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race - is virtually in a dead heat with contender Sarah Palin, according to a new CNN poll.
The poll shows Romney only 3 percentage points in front of former Alaska Gov. Palin, within the margin of error.
Its a pretty open contest, and thats interesting in and of itself, said Suffolk University political professor John C. Berg. It means the primary contest will be tighter.
Only months from the unofficial start of the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney has shown strong fund-raising and was tapped as the front-runner at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year.
But Berg said that the close poll figures could signal a tough fight between Republicans during the primary.
Theres still the desire in both parties to try to get it locked up early . . . so they can focus on attacking the other party - but thats a ways away, Berg said.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll of 1,009 adults nationwide was conducted between Aug. 6 and Aug. 10.
“Just imagine the numbers if Governor Romney were being attacked and abused 24/7 or if Governor Palin wasn’t...”
Make no mistake - - the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms will do everything they can to foist Romney on the GOP the same way they pushed for Dole and McCain. The last thing they want is a street-fighting, smashmouth conservative candidate who can beat their thug Ubanga.
Oh, that’s easy.
If Mitt is the nominee, I go fishing that day. He
is a RINO who has no firm positions and I am not
voting for any more of those - ever.
I also go to bed early that night instead of watching
election returns. I hate devastating Republican losses.
If Palin runs, I go to the polls after working and
giving and being an advocate for her to everyone I
I stay up that night to enjoy the democrat carnage.
Just imagine the numbers if a credible source and not an America hating propoganda mill commissioned the poll.
Another good point. She’s probably really 30 points ahead of Willard.
I don’t think Mitt will make it past New Hampshire. All of the other candidates will attack him in the debates because he basically invented Obamacare.
You and I think alike.
I don't think any candidate could win a single state against her.
Right or wrong, that's the way I see it.
Just imagine the numbers if Governor Romney were being attacked and abused 24/7 or if Governor Palin wasn’t...
Strange that there’s no link to the poll. I searched for the poll to no avail. Hmmm, I wanted to read its internals.
I think by 2011, the State Run Media is going to have less influence on the voters. People are waking up, are hurting, and are seeing through a lot of the crap that has been fed them for so long.
Gee 16 posts and no Palin haters yet...amazing...must be filling the bong pipe...:o)
I agree. And the msm, ‘rats and rino’s agree with you, also.
So you like Obama? He is doing a great job in your mind?
LOL. Peace brothers and sisters!
Oh, I have a feeling you will make enough time to post your daily offering of anti-Mormon threads. ;-)
This might be it, in PDF:
Romneycare will hoist him on his own petard.
We desperately need someone other than these two to break out. Romney SHOULDN’T win and Palin CAN’T win.
If it doesn’t happen I really see a scenario where GOP primary voters flock to RINO Romney in their desperation to unseat Obummer.
I’m still holding out hope that DeMint throws hit hat in the ring. I could live with Santorum, too. And Gingrich is in the same boat as Sarah - unelectable. Though I would relish the prospect of him shredding Obummer in a debate.
If Palin decides to run and has anything better than a TOTALLY incompetent campaign manager, MittCARE = obamacare Romney is TOAST on that issue alone.
I believe that Romney will put up a tough fight in the primary.... but Palin will win.
This might be it, in PDF:
More conservatives support Romney than Palin?
That’s as much as I needed to see.
A little sensitive aren’t we?
You have that correct which is one thing that always irks me in general not just with Palin vs Romney but with conservatives vs so called “moderate” Republicans. If a conservative is having a tough race it is because of “kooky conservatism” but if a “moderate” is having a tough race there is no such criticism if anything again conservatives are the target because they just don’t love gays enough, won’t compromise on abortion, or just won’t face the fact that big govt is here to stay.
All of those critiques are not based on reality but that doesn’t stop the double standard. Even conservative media icons get in on it but then again they live and work in an industry largely dominated by liberals or liberal-tarians.
Romney if given the harsh critique of Palin would be dust. Look at the state he left Massachusetts in regard to a huge growing health care liability. He is also soft on illegals and turned a blind eye to sanctuary cities in the state while gov. We could go on with his back and forth support for “cap and trade” saying, ‘I’m convinced it is good business. The key problem with Romney is where Palin may be a novice in some areas (though I’d be hard pressed to identity any Republican that leads the media around on a chain better) Romney is a follower of the wind, he is a Machiavellian chameleon politician who found conservatism as a vehicle not a preference.
Also we have liberal Mark Kirk struggling against a corrupt Chicago Democrat while the Conservative running for governor is leaving his liberal opponent in the dust but it is humble conservative Sharron Angle who is called “kooky” and “out of the mainstream” yet she is in a neck and neck dogfight with the leader of the Senate Reid after rising from obscurity to win in a state Obama carried with 55% of the vote and then there is Rand Paul who is running consistently ahead of Conway and Toomey who is also doing the same while “moderate” Republicans are struggling even with huge bank accounts to carry them to power.
I just get tired of the game playing and it is purposeful.
It is meant to unfairly deflate conservatives to a second tier status. You have grass roots fueled candidates winning like Rand and Angle and suddenly they are “scary” but you have soft candidates like Kirk who hide their way to win the primaries and then still perform badly and its just mainstream politics. The people are being played the fool.
Palin is only unacceptable because the powerful have attempted to make her so. They fear her and that is the reason we should not.
Why yes I am, you little cult worm.
You never disappoint.
We desperately need someone other than these two to break out. Romney SHOULDNT win and Palin CANT win.
We will not win if we run a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney who will just stand there and say, “But, Mr. President, I beg to differ with you about how to accomplish reducing the debt by raising taxes.”
I don’t trust Mitt or those who run his campaigns. He shouldn’t make it past the primaries but I know far too many Republican idol fans of his who won’t be swayed by his not so conservative actions.
Romney has no chance.....his religion will do him in as everybody knows...not to mention his support for abortion. Besides if Dems. move Hitlary to the front you can be certain they will pick Palin over Romney against her.
You tried to impugn the character of a fellow Freeper, who is IIRC also a minister, by implying he attacks indiivuals called Mormons. He does no such thing, and he always addresses the ISM not the individuals. So yeah, I'm sensitive about that, cult worm. You're one of the more sleazy of your genre.
Jim DeMint is perfectly willing and capable of opposing Obamunism.
The good ol boys who run the Republican party better listen and listen good.
There is no way I am voting for Romneycare mitt.
It’s political suicide if he wins.
The reason there is a ground swell and tea party is because of Obamacare, and they are running Romney?
If it is Romney vs. Obama, we will absolutely know that the Republican hierarchy is in bed with the left to bring us into socialism.
He spent a tremendous amount of money on glossy brochures and automatic calls.
Jan Mickelson, WHO 1040 AM Des Moines morning host questioned him on his religious beliefs, and Mitt Romney bubbled over onto the griddle.
Afternoon host Steve Deace, the self-described Bible-thumping zealot, beat the war drums around Romney-in-the-boiling-pot for months.
Iowa Republicans nominated the Palin pick who is likely to be governor when the candidates come to woo the caucuses.
Regarding the photo comparison: do voters favor a millionaire who's got that Crisco-eating grin, or the mad-as-hell-and-not-going-to-take-it-any-more realist.
Did you see the video of him in manning the grill today? What a buffoon!! That alone will sink him.
Anti-Mormon is a common phrase that describes the actions of those who actively oppose the Mormon religion. If an anti-Catholic had a problem being called that, what would you have him called? How about an Anti-Baptist? Anti-Methodist?
You are being as sensitive about this as a progressive being called a liberal.
Take a chill pill dude.
PS. I will vote for anyone but mitt.
Even Newt. Even Huck. Anyone who has a shred of republican credentials.
I voted for McCain and that hurt. But I won’t vote for Romney.
Plus the trail of wind that follows him will guarantee us a loss in the run for President. He is the Demorats choir boy and will sing whatever tune they give him to sing.
If that’s the poll in the pdf, and I guess it is, I agree with you...lol.
“22% of conservatives will vote for Obama or are leaning Obama?”
IMPOSSIBLE! CNN talked to liars or “school teachers”...LOL.
No, I missed it.