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Poll: GOP voters like Huckabee most, say he's best qualified
The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 29, 2014 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/30/2014 12:39:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee the most and consider him the best qualified potential GOP presidential candidate among the major contenders. But, as with the rest, they aren't psyched for him to run, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com survey.

Some 72 percent of Republicans like Huckabee, a Fox host and conservative populist. That beats Sen. Rand Paul, at 66 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 62 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 60 percent.

And 51 percent of Republicans also view him as qualified to be president, more than the rest again.

But as previous Economist/YouGov.com polls have shown, there is no GOP groundswell of support for Huckabee or the others. Only 34 percent want him to run, slightly behind Paul at 36 percent. By comparison, the group's survey of Hillary Clinton found that 69 percent of Democrats want her to run.

His strength is his honesty, said the survey release. “By more than four to one (65 percent to 15 percent), Republicans say he is more likely to say what he really believes than to try and tell people what they want to hear. More than half – 52 percent – agree that he is more honest than most people in public life.”

A word bubble of the things people said of Huckabee in the survey included “honest,” “intelligent,” and “trustworthy.”

But some of his main selling points--his evangelism and conservative views--could be a drag.

“Huckabee’s religion, considered as a positive by those who like Huckabee, also has a negative side for those who don’t. So does his ideology,” said the survey release.


TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2016; bush; gopestablishment; huckabee; liberalagenda; polls; rinofest; rinos
What?!
1 posted on 04/30/2014 12:39:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think this is just pre-primary name recognition stuff, once the real thing starts tightening up, all this meaningless polling will be revealed as just pre-season filler.

I don’t see these polls showing us the reality that we will be seeing in 2016.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 12:43:32 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who are they asking? those eight ladies who attended Bingo Sunday Brunch at the Huckabee Residence? I don’t know of anyone who considers Huck to be on the short list of the final four we will be choosing from. Huckabee seems too tame, too domesticated, must I say it? He seems too neutered to present any sort of challenge to the Dem corruption machine. Ever six to eight months, Huckabee says something foolish, that he usually ends up walking back a few days later. The man has a habit of making unforced errors.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 12:46:59 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, how many of the others can play the bass guitar?


4 posted on 04/30/2014 12:49:59 AM PDT by punchamullah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 04/30/2014 12:50:23 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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i’m not sure I know the definition of a wet noodle, but this guy sure looks like one.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 12:51:45 AM PDT by willywill
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To: lee martell
Who are they asking? those eight ladies who attended Bingo Sunday Brunch at the Huckabee Residence?

Careful. Those eight old ladies rile easily.

http://oi57.tinypic.com/10g0hmv.jpg

7 posted on 04/30/2014 12:54:24 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They forgot to ask me, I wouldn’t vote for Huck period!


8 posted on 04/30/2014 1:00:38 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckster ? The moron who single-handedly turned Arkansas from a GOP-trending state into a one-party Democrat one, that moron ? The moron who was pimping illegal slave labor to keep Tyson factories manned ?


9 posted on 04/30/2014 1:04:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: lee martell

Fox News watchers. They are the conservative equivalent of low information voters.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 1:06:47 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Huckster?


11 posted on 04/30/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Monmouth78

You are wrong. I disagree with the Talking Points someone has given you on Fox news watchers being Low Info Voters. The reality is quite the opposite. Tea Party voters tend to be more informed than the average voter, and far more informed than the democrat voters, who tend to vote and believe as their Media Masters tell them to vote and believe.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 1:28:35 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee is a social conservative and sometimes economic liberal.

He's the perfect fit for southern conservatives.

13 posted on 04/30/2014 1:40:27 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a very powerful stupid streak in the R/C community. This will guarantee a President Hillary... Or worse.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 1:49:16 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t let the Media choose our candidate.
From now until the election they will poke us and slap us to see how much we’ll take.
Huckabee is a Progressive RINO and the media knows it.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 1:59:56 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: South40

Hahahaha!!


16 posted on 04/30/2014 2:37:15 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s ridiculous. He better keep his day job.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 2:40:38 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just what we need, the NutriSystem primaries featuring the Huckster and ChristieKreme. Romney was a piker when it comes to keeping the base at home if those two get past February in 2016. Of course, they could just be Jeb’s stalking horses...


18 posted on 04/30/2014 2:48:17 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who are these half-wits!

I wouldn't elect him to be dog catcher!

19 posted on 04/30/2014 2:58:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

... Best qualified to steal the white house furniture.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 2:58:35 AM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

This voter has not been polled. Huckabe, NEVER At times can’t even bear to watch him on FOX. Believe he is a capable fellow, but not a true conservative.....a RINO of the first degree.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 3:41:26 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No thanks.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 3:43:08 AM PDT by kalee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What?!”

My thoughts exactly. The Huckster needs to stay out of it, just like Jeb. Neither is going to set the electorate on fire, or most likely even get elected.

I think the time is right for someone who actually believes in smaller government.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 4:30:37 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He had a commercial here in SC supporting Lindsey Graham.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 4:32:44 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who are these people being polled? Huckabee would be a disaster. He is the (cartoon) caricature of the Republican legislating your bedroom.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 5:12:32 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yes, but most qualified for what? as a preacher in a poe dunk country church? I agree.

As a candidate for president? ... LOL not.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 5:24:11 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hucka♪...Hucka♪...Hucka♪...Burnin Lard!♫
27 posted on 04/30/2014 5:24:36 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: South40

The only hitch with your picture posted on this thread is...
I LIKE those minions! (Huck no longer.)


28 posted on 04/30/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: freerepublicchat
Huckabee is a social conservative and sometimes economic liberal. He's the perfect fit for southern conservatives.

WHAT?!

Did I say WHAT?!

I meant to.







(WHAT?!)
29 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:42 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: South40

Lol! You just so happened to have a gif with count em, eight feisty ladies in their flowered Sun Hats! Made to order!


30 posted on 04/30/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

I have had that image of the old ladies for a while and when I saw the reference to “eight ladies” I thought of it. I have used it before. :-)


31 posted on 04/30/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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