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FreeRepublic Opinion Poll #177 - (Duncan Hunter vs Fred Thompson) - Question for FR Staff
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Posted on 04/06/2007 3:20:46 AM PDT by davidosborne

Free Republic Opinion Poll: Who do you support in the GOP presidential primaries?

Composite Opinion
Fred Thompson 43.8% 3,311
Duncan Hunter 12.1% 912
Rudy Giuliani 10.6% 802
Newt Gingrich 10.1% 767
Ron Paul 6.8% 512
Tom Tancredo 5.5% 414
Mit Romney 4.6% 351
Undecided/pass 4.2% 315
Other 1.3% 99
John McCain 1.0% 76
100.0% 7,559
Member Opinion
Fred Thompson 45.6% 1,474
Duncan Hunter 15.0% 484
Rudy Giuliani 10.0% 322
Newt Gingrich 9.5% 307
Undecided/pass 5.4% 173
Mit Romney 4.8% 154
Tom Tancredo 4.1% 132
Ron Paul 3.9% 126
Other 1.2% 39
John McCain 0.6% 20
100.1% 3,231
Non-Member Opinion
Fred Thompson 42.4% 1,837
Rudy Giuliani 11.1% 480
Newt Gingrich 10.6% 460
Duncan Hunter 9.9% 428
Ron Paul 8.9% 386
Tom Tancredo 6.5% 282
Mit Romney 4.6% 197
Undecided/pass 3.3% 142
Other 1.4% 60
John McCain 1.3% 56
100.0% 4,328

KEYWORDS: duncanhunter; fredthompson; spartansixdelta
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To: leadpenny
Oh the horror!

It's worse than that. The poll asks "Who do you support..." instead of the correct "Whom do you support..."
Sure leaves a mark. :(

51 posted on 04/06/2007 7:12:31 AM PDT by Graymatter (FREDeralist)
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To: Sturm Ruger
“They’re already playing it. Just google “Duncan Hunter Randy Cunningham” and you’ll see what I’m talking about. And it’s not just CommieRat hate sites, either. It’s USA TODAY, Sign On San Diego, The WaPo (which was so effective in destroiying George Allen), etc.”

I think IIRC that those are old articles and it died out when they didn’t find anything that would stick to Hunter.

This is from Wikipedia on Hunter, and they lean far left...

“3. Hunter and Cunningham, along with more than 100 members of the House and Senate – Republicans and Democrats – accepted money from ADCS Inc. owner Brent Wilkes, former MZM Inc. president Mitchell Wade, their relatives, employees or political action committees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign watchdog group. In December of 2005, Hunter directed that the contributions he received from Wilkes and Wade be given to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.[28] “We had options,” said Bruce Young, treasurer for Hunter’s re-election campaign. “We could keep the money, send it back, send it to the government or send it to a charity. We just felt that because of the situation, we would rather not have the money.”[29]”

They found there is no there, there.

52 posted on 04/06/2007 7:19:56 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: davidosborne

In my opinion, such polls as these border on being silly and a waste of time. Think for a minute of all the things that might happen before the next primary (no man knows the hour). We should be more concerned with what the current Congress and President are doing with this country.IMDO

HE IS RISEN. See you all tomorrow at Sunrise.

53 posted on 04/06/2007 7:29:59 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; davidosborne
I wonder, how many posters didn’t vote in the poll?
I didn't and I'm not a complete newbie. Right now I'd vote for Fred - I want a President that will "act" like a conservative. ;-)

Still its early ... Hunter was hit as a spender by a San Diego observer - that's my only question about him at the moment but I confess that as a procrastinator extraordinaire that I'm not closely following all these candidate campaign threads ...

54 posted on 04/06/2007 8:30:20 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here. ;-)
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To: davidosborne
I doubt that I am the only “number cruncher” out there.. especially when the only arguments I hear against Duncan Hunter is that he can’t win because no one knows who he is.. to which I say it is too early to make THAT argument.. but it is NOT too early to discuss which way folks are leaning this early in the game... IMHO..

While I personally favor Thompson, I've never believed in the whole "no one knows who he is" knock on Hunter.

Most candidates for the last few cycles start off that way.

Howard Dean was an unknown and wound up making an impact until he self destructed, John Edwards was only a name because Gore considered him as VP and he has turned that into a career.

Steve Forbes at one time was not considered anything viable, but Bush took him seriously enough to build his tax plan with Forbes being on his mind. The nomination isn't going to be given in a few days, these guys have loads of time to get name recognition and campaign and become viable.

Hunter can be a player and be viable if he works at it and his supporters do alot to get him name ID.

55 posted on 04/06/2007 9:39:24 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: davidosborne
While the question that you pose is interesting, I'm not sure what it would gain us in terms of advancing Mr. Hunter's candidacy. Even if there were a little prestige at Free Republic in being more popular with people who've been here the longest, that prestige on Free Republic isn't likely to translate into many votes. I'm even skeptical of whether there's any real prestige in having been a member for a while.

I think the real secret for Mr. Hunter will be in people promoting his candidacy in small ways in there regular lives. College students could buy Duncan Hunter campaign buttons at and put a button on their bookpacks. People could buy a T-shirt at where part of the proceeds of the sale go to the campaign. They could then wear the T-shirt to gun shows, to festivals, to the gym, when they're jogging, and at other times when they'll be around people. If people see the name, they'll think that this guy must have some sort of following and maybe some of them will do a little reading.

The other thing folks can do is send the campaign a contribution. If he has more money, he can do more traditional campaigning. With people looking at fundraising so much, a big jump in the second quarter will give him momentum this summer.


56 posted on 04/06/2007 9:56:36 AM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: nctexan
I've been "paying attention" for quite a while. The only thing that I knew about him five months ago was that he was a congressmen from somewhere that had a Marine son in Iraq.

Well, lots of people believe they are paying attention. Where were you when Hunter brought out the battle against Dubai ports, Chinese operating Long Beach,MFN status for China, property rights, Gitmo food, the stupid census forms, 20 years of fighting to secure the borders and country and much much more?

57 posted on 04/06/2007 3:46:25 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Sturm Ruger
They’re already playing it. Just google “Duncan Hunter Randy Cunningham” and you’ll see what I’m talking about. And it’s not just CommieRat hate sites, either. It’s USA TODAY, Sign On San Diego, The WaPo (which was so effective in destroiying George Allen), etc. Duke Cunningham is the albatross that Hunter will forever have around his neck, just as Fred’s friendship with McCain is extra weight for Thompson to carry.

Oh please, those dots don't even connect. None of those sources has ever been able to point out any bribes or wrongdoing by Hunter. He was a congressman from the same area as Cunningham, both strong on military and that's about it.

If you had anything you'd post it, so don't insinuate.

Here's information on 'porkers' and Hunter ain't there.

Here's the list since 2001 of the porkers of the month. Lots of R's and D's there, but no Duncan Hunter or House Armed Services Committe, which he headed .

They do show as porkers among many:

Tommy Thompson, Sen. Robert Bennett, Sen. Joe Lieberman , Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison , Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) , Sen. John Thune,Reps. Tom DeLay , Sens. Hillary Clinton , Sen. Larry Craig

DUNCAN HUNTER (R-CA) Personal Financial Disclosures Summary: 2005 Agreements for Future Employment: 0

Compensation: 0

Gifts Received: 0 (Amount: $0)

Payments to Charitable Organizations in lieu of Honoraria: 0 (Amount: $0)

And Thompson did support MCCain and his CFR.

58 posted on 04/06/2007 3:57:17 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: AuntB
"Where were you when Hunter..."

Reading FR, watching FOX news, watching CSPAN, listening to Rush, reading a fair number of newspapers and conservative blogs.

Don't try to give the impression that Hunter had more than minimal coverage on the national scene... I agree that he may have accomplished some very worthy things, but he had not put himself into the position of national prominence that we would like now.

I love his values and positions, I admire his work, but I still question his effectiveness in communicating his message and making things happen on the big stage.

I sincerely hope that he can find a way to turn it up, but he's been in the 1-2% space for months now... and that's gotta change.

59 posted on 04/06/2007 4:13:52 PM PDT by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: traderrob6
Net cost of legislative agenda for most recent legislative year
--Duncan Hunter -$16 billion

And how much of that was for Defense supplementals and Border-Enforcement and Fence supplementals that Clinton and Bush have significantly neglected, refusing to request....h'mmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

I would bet almost all of it.

Hence, they are not "legislative agenda" so much as Duncan Hunter being responsible for JOB # 1 protecting the country. Enforcing our laws. Protecting us. Not your ridiculous rating.

By way of contrast, Hunter's ACU rating is 100%. I will take Human Events rating, and the Center for Security Policy's any day of the week.

Now, it is also interesting to note that Duncan Hunter routinely sponsored a serious proposal...every single implement a civilian sector cut of the bureaucracy by 25,000 employees annually. How did Fred Thompson vote on that?

Anyways all that aside...I'm curious about your name tag. Is that what you do for a living?

60 posted on 04/06/2007 4:51:16 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: DB

lol, McCain is lower than “Other”

61 posted on 04/06/2007 5:09:12 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: AuntB

I have not been paying attention. Just like everyone else. If Hunter is serious he needs some press.

Is that right, no. But that is how the system works.

We can tout, rant and praise, but the truth is we are singing to the choir.

62 posted on 04/06/2007 5:30:24 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: traderrob6

The NTU confuses military expditures with pork. QED.

63 posted on 04/06/2007 5:48:04 PM PDT by rmlew (It's WW4 and the Left wants to negotiate with Islamists who want to kill us , for their mutual ends)
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To: davidosborne

Hunter put his life on the line for the USA
Hunter is not an actor he is the real thing
Hunter went into politics and did not quit.

64 posted on 04/06/2007 6:05:47 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: davidosborne; mcmuffin; M Kehoe; Matchett-PI; oldglory; MinuteGal; Bob Ireland; 3D-JOY; ...
David, I wish to go on record once again, as being for the:


...ticket! .............................. FRegards

65 posted on 04/06/2007 8:49:30 PM PDT by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: hadaclueonce
If we really are the "CHOIR" here we are NOT all on the same sheet of music.. LOL

The reason I like FR so much is because we are a "conservative" family that have different routes to the same destination.. the destination being a GOP victory in 2008...



66 posted on 04/07/2007 1:01:09 AM PDT by davidosborne (
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To: davidosborne; gonzo

“Hunter-Thompson” BTTT!

67 posted on 04/08/2007 6:10:51 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Where did the party GO(p)?)
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To: davidosborne

I agree!! there is a new poll up today, and if I had to I could hold my nose and vote Fred, but I would rather not. I would like to see an identical poll, with Hunter at the top.

68 posted on 10/14/2007 6:11:58 PM PDT by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
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