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2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck
The Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2010 | Hillary Chabot

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.

“It’s a pretty open contest, and that’s 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.

“There’s still the desire in both parties to try to get it locked up early . . . so they can focus on attacking the other party - but that’s a ways away,” Berg said.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll of 1,009 adults nationwide was conducted between Aug. 6 and Aug. 10.


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Just imagine the numbers if Governor Romney were being attacked and abused 24/7 or if Governor Palin wasn't...
1 posted on 08/13/2010 9:39:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Just imagine the numbers if Governor Romney were being attacked and abused 24/7 or if Governor Palin wasn’t...”

Excellent point.


2 posted on 08/13/2010 9:41:26 PM PDT by carmody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 08/13/2010 9:43:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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
know.

I stay up that night to enjoy the democrat carnage.

ampu


4 posted on 08/13/2010 9:43:53 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just imagine the numbers if a credible source and not an America hating propoganda mill commissioned the poll.


5 posted on 08/13/2010 9:44:18 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Another good point. She’s probably really 30 points ahead of Willard.


6 posted on 08/13/2010 9:45:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

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.


7 posted on 08/13/2010 9:45:37 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In a poll of registered Republicans he isn't close.


8 posted on 08/13/2010 9:46:28 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BHORom


9 posted on 08/13/2010 9:46:32 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Lancey Howard

Werd.


10 posted on 08/13/2010 9:56:34 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

You and I think alike.


11 posted on 08/13/2010 10:01:58 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LOL. The accompanying photo - no bias there.


12 posted on 08/13/2010 10:02:52 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
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 know. I stay up that night to enjoy the democrat carnage. ampu

Good plan...:o)

13 posted on 08/13/2010 10:03:04 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can't imagine that anyone can beat Palin for the GOP nomination should she decide to run.

I don't think any candidate could win a single state against her.

Right or wrong, that's the way I see it.

14 posted on 08/13/2010 10:03:29 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just imagine the numbers if Governor Romney were being attacked and abused 24/7 or if Governor Palin wasn’t...


Youbetcha!


15 posted on 08/13/2010 10:03:47 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Strange that there’s no link to the poll. I searched for the poll to no avail. Hmmm, I wanted to read its internals.


16 posted on 08/13/2010 10:04:39 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: FrankR

Perfect!


17 posted on 08/13/2010 10:05:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Mariner

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.


18 posted on 08/13/2010 10:06:39 PM PDT by unkus
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To: onyx

Gee 16 posts and no Palin haters yet...amazing...must be filling the bong pipe...:o)


19 posted on 08/13/2010 10:06:44 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: Mariner

I agree. And the msm, ‘rats and rino’s agree with you, also.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 10:07:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; piytar; azishot; RedMDer; Species8472; Gator113; chris_bdba; snowrip; Chunga; ...
FYI & FWIW SARAH PALIN PING LIST "ping"

"CNN" 2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck

21 posted on 08/13/2010 10:09:21 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

So you like Obama? He is doing a great job in your mind?


22 posted on 08/13/2010 10:10:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Niteflyr

LOL. Peace brothers and sisters!


23 posted on 08/13/2010 10:11:52 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

24 posted on 08/13/2010 10:12:54 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
If Mitt is the nominee, I go fishing that day.

Oh, I have a feeling you will make enough time to post your daily offering of anti-Mormon threads. ;-)

25 posted on 08/13/2010 10:15:18 PM PDT by Ripliancum ("As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free")
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To: onyx

This might be it, in PDF:

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/13/rel11d.pdf


26 posted on 08/13/2010 10:16:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Ripliancum
There you go again, trying to deceive readers with the conflating of individuals and mormonISM. Never in all the years I've been reading amoreperfectunion's posts have I read an 'anti-person post. Now, I have read numerous anti-mormonism posts and make a multitude of them myself! But you, in your sleazy apologetics way try to impugn the poster by deceptive conflating of individuals and the ISM, the non-Christian ISM of Joseph Smith.
27 posted on 08/13/2010 10:20:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romneycare will hoist him on his own petard.


28 posted on 08/13/2010 10:23:27 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

Hank


29 posted on 08/13/2010 10:28:39 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Where's the diversity on MSNBC? Olbermann, Schultz, Matthews, Maddow.....all white males!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Palin decides to run and has anything better than a TOTALLY incompetent campaign manager, MittCARE = obamacare Romney is TOAST on that issue alone.


30 posted on 08/13/2010 10:28:55 PM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe that Romney will put up a tough fight in the primary.... but Palin will win.

Palin 2012


31 posted on 08/13/2010 10:29:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This might be it, in PDF:


That poll is junk science. 22% of conservatives will vote for Obama or are leaning Obama?

More conservatives support Romney than Palin?

That’s as much as I needed to see.


32 posted on 08/13/2010 10:29:21 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: MHGinTN

A little sensitive aren’t we?


33 posted on 08/13/2010 10:30:18 PM PDT by Ripliancum ("As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BS


34 posted on 08/13/2010 10:30:21 PM PDT by STD (Witnessing Another Greek Tragedy as Our Chief Executive Implodes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


35 posted on 08/13/2010 10:33:59 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Ripliancum

Why yes I am, you little cult worm.


36 posted on 08/13/2010 10:34:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

You never disappoint.


37 posted on 08/13/2010 10:35:07 PM PDT by Ripliancum ("As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free")
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

We desperately need someone other than these two to break out. Romney SHOULDN’T win and Palin CAN’T win.


So the media says! The 2012 election will be a referendum on Obama. Whoever we run can win if they are willing to be critical of Obama and oppose his socialism. So far Palin is the only one who has shown any interest in doing that.

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.”


38 posted on 08/13/2010 10:36:36 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Thane_Banquo

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.


39 posted on 08/13/2010 10:40:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Ripliancum

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.


40 posted on 08/13/2010 10:40:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ripliancum; aMorePerfectUnion
And you always take the hook! LOL

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.

41 posted on 08/13/2010 10:41:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: excopconservative

Jim DeMint is perfectly willing and capable of opposing Obamunism.

Hank


42 posted on 08/13/2010 10:41:11 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Where's the diversity on MSNBC? Olbermann, Schultz, Matthews, Maddow.....all white males!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


43 posted on 08/13/2010 10:45:23 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: onyx
Mitt Romney embarrassed himself in Iowa in 2008 when he accused the local radio hosts of taping him with hidden cameras.

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.

44 posted on 08/13/2010 10:46:02 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Gator113
"I believe that Romney will put up a tough fight in the primary"

Did you see the video of him in manning the grill today? What a buffoon!! That alone will sink him.

45 posted on 08/13/2010 10:46:16 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: MHGinTN
You are really on a self righteous high horse tonight. What gives?

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.

46 posted on 08/13/2010 10:47:09 PM PDT by Ripliancum ("As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


47 posted on 08/13/2010 10:49:24 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Maelstorm
Romney is a follower of the wind,....(and another puppet yo-yo in the hands of the Mormon Organization).... he is a Machiavellian chameleon...(slimmey and slippery)... politician who found conservatism as a vehicle not a preference.

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.

48 posted on 08/13/2010 10:49:27 PM PDT by caww
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To: excopconservative; 2ndDivisionVet

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.


49 posted on 08/13/2010 10:51:23 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: moehoward

No, I missed it.


50 posted on 08/13/2010 10:53:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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