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Romney, Palin clear leaders for 2012 GOP presidential primary
Sify News ^ | October 1, 2010

Posted on 10/01/2010 12:53:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin are the clear leaders of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday.

Romney and Palin were the only potential candidates to earn more than 15 percent in the poll, with Mike Huckabee trailing not far behind. The three former governors were the only candidates to receive more than 10 percent, with Romney receiving 19 percent, Palin getting 16 percent and Huckabee at 12 percent.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came in fourth in the poll, getting 9 percent, reports Politico.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the only other potential candidate in the field to get more than five percent, receiving seven percent in the poll.

Both Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour each got three percent in the poll.

The survey of 906 Republicans was conducted September 25-26 with a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.


TOPICS: Parties; Polls
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Who are these so-called "Republicans" that they're polling?
1 posted on 10/01/2010 12:53:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you have poll numbers on another leader?

If so, who?


2 posted on 10/01/2010 1:14:54 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No thanks....... DeMint 2012 !!!!!!!


3 posted on 10/01/2010 1:16:17 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hucksterby’s participation as Romney's stalking horse will split the conservative vote and give us what we don't need.
4 posted on 10/01/2010 1:16:46 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Halgr

I don’t understand the question.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 1:40:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I looked at the poll’s internals (it’s a Gallup).
Romney won heavily in the East. Sarah did well in the South. The Huckster did well overall: his TV show.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 1:42:10 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: catfish1957
No more legislators!
7 posted on 10/01/2010 1:44:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All RINOS must be weeded out of the GOP, asap, from now on! All of the ongoing open primaries are, also, greatly harming the opportunities of ending “RINO Republicanism” quicker! Conservatives must, always, hold ALL of the incumbent/candidate RINOS “feet to the fire”!


8 posted on 10/01/2010 2:01:21 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: onyx

I’m in CA and the disenchanted (with Obama) Dems and Independents I know seem to be leaning heavily towards Romney. I know most on FR don’t want to hear that, but the Romney fans I’m referring to are here in Los Angeles.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 2:12:39 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So far, NOBODY can understand the question, or the series of questions put forth. As of now, the answers provided do not matter.

I say Rush Limbaugh should be the candidate, except he says he cannot afford the cut in pay that a run for office and serving would entail.


10 posted on 10/01/2010 2:17:35 AM PDT by alloysteel ("If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.")
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To: catfish1957

“No thanks....... DeMint 2012 !!!!!!!”

Ditto! (I wonder if the poll allowed choosing DeMint as an option? These ‘polls’, IMO, ultimately determine our choices.)


11 posted on 10/01/2010 2:39:39 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: catfish1957
DeMint....NOT one of the 12 options given!

"Gallup, in a poll conducted Sept. 25-26, asked Republicans and Republican-leaning independents which of 12 possible candidates they would be most likely to support for the party's nomination. All 12 candidates are thought to be seriously considering a run for president, and many of them have already visited Iowa and New Hampshire, the states holding the first nominating contests. In addition to the 12 named candidates, 1% of respondents volunteered the name of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, in his first year as governor of the state, has become a prominent GOP figure, though he is not expected to run for president in 2012."
12 posted on 10/01/2010 2:50:43 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is a push poll of some kind. These groups are trying to shape opinion instead of finding it. Watch how many “Romney is this or that” between now and presidential cycle.
Romney is trying to get out in front of the parade. Too bad he is a clown car!


13 posted on 10/01/2010 2:54:31 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve never been polled in my entire life; now I get two calls within 24 hours...told them to get lost.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 3:06:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give it up, Newt. You and your baggage are just muddying the waters.


15 posted on 10/01/2010 3:37:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin, Zone 4 to 5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney - About time.
Let the GOP finally take pride in RomneyCARE,
forced RomneyMarriage, and the internecine attacks on
Gov. Palin and her children by RomneyBOTs for Obama.


16 posted on 10/01/2010 4:00:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is a gun grabber and started socialized Medicine in Mass. He’s another McCain.


17 posted on 10/01/2010 5:03:18 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh brother !


18 posted on 10/01/2010 5:11:43 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: CaliforniaCon
I’m in CA and the disenchanted (with Obama) Dems and Independents I know seem to be leaning heavily towards Romney. I know most on FR don’t want to hear that, but the Romney fans I’m referring to are here in Los Angeles.

Why would conservatives pick a national candidate that appeals to kalifornicators?

If he/she sells in LA, they wouldn't get a second look in fly over country.

19 posted on 10/01/2010 5:25:30 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Kimberly GG; catfish1957; All

Jim DeMint isn’t included because he has said he is “absolutely not going to run.” To make his point, he asked the Values Voters straw poll to hold out his name from the ballot.

DeMint: “No plans” to run for President (Again says It’s a “no,” “absolutely not” going to run)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2593841/posts

“...GRETA: Is that a no?

DEMINT: It’s a “no”. I’m not going to run for President.

GRETA: Absolutely not going to run for President?

DEMINT: I’m not going to run for President...”

You folks are really going to need to come to terms and find someone else soon, because we’re less than a year away from when the campaign season essentially starts.


20 posted on 10/01/2010 8:31:32 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Mike Pence's Amnesty plan is the '86 Amnesty with a trip home tacked on." - The Heritage Foundation)
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To: sickoflibs

You rang?

;-)


21 posted on 10/01/2010 3:58:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everyone should just chill out about Newt. I ocncede that even he thinks he’s gonna run for president at this point but there’s no way he actually will. Newt brings good ideas and bad ideas to the discussion, and if we take on some of his good ideas we will all prosper from his presence on our side.

Remember how this works. Two years out, everybody alive is their OWN political party. The night before the 2012 election, we will each of us be in one camp or the other (or not matter at all). These polls are basically worthless.


22 posted on 10/01/2010 9:30:25 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
IMHO Palin is clearly in the driver seat. Huckabee is not going to run. If he gets behind Palin, then she is clearly the front runner in Iowa. Then with her early Ayotte endorsement, she is well poised in NH. In fact McCain made a point on Hannity tonight to remind everyone the Palin endorsed Ayotte! Then in South Carolina, Palin will have Nikki Haley's endorsement.

Also, Palin went out on a limb and supported Rand Paul when all others would not. Since Ron Paul will not run because of his age (although he looks better than men 1/2 is age), the Paul family will support Palin. That put Ron Paul's numbers in Palin's column.

23 posted on 10/01/2010 10:40:20 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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