Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Determining Factor In VA GOP Primary
Posted on 08/06/2011 1:05:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A new survey by Public Policy Polling simply concludes, "The Presidential primary in Virginia depends greatly on whether or not Sarah Palin enters the race."
Palin has enough support that were she to enter or absent would be decisive in the votes the rest of the field secures. If Palin stays out of the race, Michele Bachmann, who appeals to the same Tea Party faction that Palin champions, would take the lead with 21% followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney at 18%.
If Palin does run, she'll chip away at Bachmann's base and push Perry into the lead with 20%, followed by Romney at 16% and Bachmann falling to third at 15%. Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman remain unaffected by Palin either way. Each candidate maintains his respective position, roughly, no matter the circumstances. (Full survey).
In neither case does Palin lead, but by choosing to not join the GOP candidates she could determine the race. Virginia's Republican primary is usually held in the first half of the season, often in mid-February.
The GOP candidates will duke it out, but their goal is a shared one: defeating President Obama. And here all declared or probable candidates share a similar fate as well: defeat in November 2012.
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We don’t nominate or elect people for the presidency with only the House of Representatives on their govermental resume. Only once, in a freak four-way race, has that ever happened.
You’re such a drama queen. Get a job.
As a disabled veteran, I’m in similar straits as the owner of this site. Would you tell him to “get a job” as well?
Pretty soon it will be Valantine's Day? Really? You know that how?
You're as bad as the people who said that she would enter the race on July 4th or August 1st.
You're post is hypocritical.
Please don’t ping me anymore, you are a waste of my precious time here on Earth. Thanks!
I didn't realize that Trademark had resumed her bus tour. :)
“in which case your initial comment regarding this article is nonsense.”
No, your comment is nonsense. You’re like a “progressive” academic who argues himself in circles, caught like a rat in a maze of peripheral micro-logic, and is never able to see the most important aspects.
Progressive academics, better known as intellectual fools.
The important point of this circumstance is that a leftist polling entity is forced to acknowledge Palin’s influence, in spite of the fact that the premise held by leftists is that Palin has no influence.
As a third place spoiler. She's Huckabee.
Would you care to revisit this matter about a week or two after Palin formally declares her candidacy?
Remember, when Palin is officially in the race, scrutiny of her record will go way up and voters by the millions will come to realize something very important. That her executive ability to manage debt as Governor compared with that of Romney, Pawlenty, Huntsman and Perry makes Palin look like a genius while they all look like idiots.
So—can you demonstrate how Huckabee’s record was anything close to Palin’s?
If Palin gets in the race, and if Perry also gets in, and if the two of them plus Bachmann all make it to the VA primary (I don’t know when it is), then we can revisit this poll, as if we’ll remember by then. If this poll is correct, that would help Perry defeat Bachmann. That’s fine with me, actually.
“since when does conservatism mean whining and making excuses?”
It doesn’t. Your problem is you don’t know the meaning of the terms you use.
“Making excuses” means shirking responsibility and accountability. (In other words, it’s what liberals do.)
Are you starting to understand now how your post # 32 is very stupid? I don’t want to have to connect the dots for you.
But Bachmann has nothing to run on, when you hold her record up to Palin’s and take a good look at both of them.
You’re incorrect. But it’s not worth discussing, and techincally I’d have to ping you know who to comment on it, I said I’d piss off instead. So let me do that.
Just make sure you go learn, on an intelligent level, the meaning of “whining and making excuses.”
It is also getting increasingly annoying that while they clearly treat Palin as an unannounced candidate, they keep treating Rick Perry as if he has already announced.
What if neither Palin NOR Perry are in the race? Since that is the case right now, wouldn’t it be nice if they could at least bother to check for THAT outcome?
And most important, go learn Palin’s record. She’s really good with fixing debt problems.