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Unofficial (Bloggers for Paul at Hampton Inn) N.J. Straw Poll Results (Paul First, Fred Second)
Ron Paul for New Jersey ^ | September 29, 2007

Posted on 09/29/2007 1:25:35 PM PDT by Captain Kirk

%-John McCain, Sam Brownback, Alan Keyes, John Cox >1%-Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter

12%-Fred Thompson

73%-Ron Paul

(Excerpt) Read more at ronpaulnewjersey.com ...


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This was in an area of New Jersey which is considered Rudy friendly.
1 posted on 09/29/2007 1:25:42 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: George W. Bush; Extremely Extreme Extremist; OrthodoxPresbyterian

ping


2 posted on 09/29/2007 1:27:36 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk
Who took the poll?
Who was polled?
What is the standard deviation?
Was this a random sampling?
Why do you waste our time with kind of one-sided garbage?
3 posted on 09/29/2007 1:29:25 PM PDT by curmudgeonII (Dum spiro spero.)
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To: Captain Kirk
NJ likes Paul? LOL. Not an endorsement I'd want....

And I'm not singling out NJ. I won't vote for anyone with the letters NY after his/her name, either, and I live in it :)

4 posted on 09/29/2007 1:29:41 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Captain Kirk

73%-Ron Paul

What does that say about these people?


5 posted on 09/29/2007 1:29:54 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Captain Kirk; Allegra; jdm; wideawake; ejonesie22

73% is a little low for L.Ron, isn’t it? I would have expected him to get about 241%, easy.


6 posted on 09/29/2007 1:30:30 PM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Captain Kirk

So much for straw polls.


7 posted on 09/29/2007 1:30:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Captain Kirk
In the real world:
Giuliani - 45%
Thompson - 12%
McCain - 8%
Romney - 6%
Gingrich - 4%
Paul - 3%
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1299.xml?ReleaseID=1106
8 posted on 09/29/2007 1:33:39 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: lormand

L.Ron couldn’t even break 100% this time!


9 posted on 09/29/2007 1:34:06 PM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Petronski

Don’t forget to Freep this poll to help poor Ron out.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1904181/posts


10 posted on 09/29/2007 1:41:07 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: nuconvert

All eight of them?


11 posted on 09/29/2007 1:42:23 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: nuconvert

“What does that say about these people”?


They’ve always been strange up there.


12 posted on 09/29/2007 1:42:42 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Captain Kirk; Petronski
I am kind of curious, who is this group called ‘CWA’ (Conservatives with Attitude) and what makes their straw poll official?

http://www.gopusanj.com/wordpress/?p=862

13 posted on 09/29/2007 1:50:50 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: Captain Kirk

Unsubstantiated fertilizer.


14 posted on 09/29/2007 1:54:02 PM PDT by Clara Lou (I put my money where my mouth is-- Thompson '08)
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To: Captain Kirk

This is a bunch of bab streisand. Rudy won the Passaic county straw poll, and Sussex and Bergen haven’t had their straw polls yet.


15 posted on 09/29/2007 1:55:16 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL


16 posted on 09/29/2007 1:55:56 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: JerseyHighlander

See post #13, it seems this was a ‘straw poll’ conducted by some group named ‘Conservatives with Attitude’ at a Hampton Inn.


17 posted on 09/29/2007 1:56:29 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: Captain Kirk

I belong to two NJ State groups. I didn’t hear a thing about a straw poll.


18 posted on 09/29/2007 1:57:07 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
See #13. Maybe you didn’t visit the right Hampton Inn to find out about this group?
19 posted on 09/29/2007 1:57:42 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: nuconvert

It says that every one of them is wearing loafers because laces confuse and depress them.


20 posted on 09/29/2007 1:58:38 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Captain Kirk

A lot of folks are for this guy too and he is dead

21 posted on 09/29/2007 1:58:56 PM PDT by woofie
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To: curmudgeonII
Who took the poll?

Why Ron Paul of course

Who was polled?

Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul,Ron Paul

What is the standard deviation?

He doesn't have none

Was this a random sampling?

No

Why do you waste our time with kind of one-sided garbage?

Because he thinks this traitor can win

22 posted on 09/29/2007 1:59:11 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Captain Kirk

Who is the ‘official’ group that had this?

I’m on the OFFICIAL NJ State Republican Site and I don’t see a straw poll. Nor was there any talk of one at the last meeting I attended.

http://www.njgop.org/Calendar/
New Jersey Republican State Committee


23 posted on 09/29/2007 2:01:25 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: mnehrling

So this is a tempest in a tea pot?


24 posted on 09/29/2007 2:01:54 PM PDT by Grunthor (I'd be Catholic but I don't speak latin and don't wanna learn just to go to church.)
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To: mnehrling

I had a Ron Paul person show up on our MeetUp group inviting us to a Conservative With Attitude meeting in Greenwich Village NY.

NY is not NJ. And CWA is not the Official NJ Republican Group.


25 posted on 09/29/2007 2:03:35 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Deb

LOL
Are they light in the loafers, too?


26 posted on 09/29/2007 2:04:41 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Grunthor
Bloggers at a Hampton Inn?

Got enough water, coffee? Please enjoy our free continental breakfast.

27 posted on 09/29/2007 2:05:04 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: Calpernia
lol.. this one seems to be unraveling.
28 posted on 09/29/2007 2:05:47 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: mnehrling

As a SP fan I am reminded of the “Ginger Kid” episode.


29 posted on 09/29/2007 2:06:13 PM PDT by Grunthor (I'd be Catholic but I don't speak latin and don't wanna learn just to go to church.)
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To: Captain Kirk

No matter what the data shows....New Joisey always ends up a Blue State in presidential election or has since Clinton was elected.

We keep the Red States, then we’ll be fine in November 2008. As for Ron Paul, sure sure.


30 posted on 09/29/2007 2:07:10 PM PDT by Paige ("Facts are stubborn things." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: mewzilla

If anything, NJ will give you Rudy, not Ron Paul.

And NJ is so over the top angry about the Toll Road Monetization, they may not even give you Rudy when they find out Bracewell & Giuliani’s client is Cintra, the toll road purchaser.


31 posted on 09/29/2007 2:07:16 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Captain Kirk

September 27, 2007

The Garden State Straw Poll

Posted by Max Raskin at September 27, 2007 05:07 PM

From Ron Paul New Jersey

What: NJ STRAW POLL

When: Saturday, September 29, 10:30 AM

Event fee: USD18.00 per person

Where:

Hampton Inn

370 Route 9 North
Woodbridge, New Jersey
07095

There will be a New Jersey Ron Paul Rally This Saturday, Ron Paul supporter contingents are converging from all over the state.

We will be having a RALLY outside in the Parking lot of the straw poll.

Anyone ever see that movie Braveheart? We need the Highlanders to come down to this event in the “Hundreds and Thousands”. Make sure you don’t miss this, it’s a one time chance!

WE NEED EVERYBODY TO COME TO THIS ONE TO MAKE NEW JERSEY’S VOICE HEARD. PLEASE RSVP. There is a possibility the Media will be there and we need every single Ron Paul supporter in the state for this one.

Although this is not an official GOP straw poll lets take this opportunity to “Turn Lemons into Lemonade” by having all Ron Paul New Jersey supporters in one place this weekend giving us a chance to network. Our goal should be to make the Rally in the parking lot wayyyy bigger than the event inside. Apply whatever techniques play to your strengths, lets blanket the area and do what we do best.

Saturday, September 29th @ 10:30am at the Hampton Inn on Rt. 9 in
Woodbridge.

Be sure to bring your Families, Cameras, Signs, Banners, Bullhorns and anything to make this a unique Jersey event. If anyone has official campaign signs, bring them!

If you are interested in putting up signs check this event (night before the Straw Poll):
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/492/calendar/6237848/

Check with your local meetup for details, currently these groups are participating, any group not on this list make sure to schedule the event on your meetup page. Organizers let’s network offline to work out event details:

Middlesex
Cherry Hill
Somerset
Ocean
Warren

Time to start a Ron Paul Revolution, New Jersey Style!

http://ronpaulnewjersey.com/?p=31

33 posted on 09/29/2007 2:11:16 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Iowa Caucuses .. 107 days and counting--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: BunnySlippers; Captain Kirk
So much for straw polls.

Huh? They're just party fundraisers, generally for county or state parties. For fun, they take a straw poll and fax it everywhere.

Straw polls tell you who the most motivated activists are supporting but not a whole lot more. The average voter won't spend money on a local fundraiser for the party just to eat rubber chicken, listen to the same old speeches and vote in a straw poll.

There was an interesting report I read from the event itself:

"On a side note, Rudy's speaker (Bill Spadea, who is a great speaker, by the way), in an attempt to sell his candidate, brought up the fact that Rudy had people in NYC arrested for jaywalking.... and then defended the policy! Interestingly enough, Mr. Spadea admitted that he admires Ron Paul and that his own father will probably be voting for the Dr. Paul."
But still, Spadea's dad voting for Ron Paul is just interesting and fun at this point. But I have read repeatedly that there are some very very aggressive RP supporters in NJ & NY. In NY, their Meetup has opened its own office. I think they want to try to beat Rudy in NY state, relying on upstate NY where he isn't popular and where most of the Republican voters in the state are. And I think that's pretty interesting too.
34 posted on 09/29/2007 2:14:25 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Calpernia
And NJ is so over the top angry about the Toll Road Monetization, they may not even give you Rudy when they find out Bracewell & Giuliani’s client is Cintra, the toll road purchaser.

Well, well, well.

A pox on both candidates, anyway :)

35 posted on 09/29/2007 2:15:19 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: George W. Bush
I think they want to try to beat Rudy in NY state, relying on upstate NY where he isn't popular and where most of the Republican voters in the state are. And I think that's pretty interesting too.

FWIW, looks like FDT seems to be pretty popular in this Upstate neck of the woods. Paul looks like a loony, and Rudy McRomney just provoke the gag reflex.

36 posted on 09/29/2007 2:18:24 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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I see the mod fixed the title.


37 posted on 09/29/2007 2:19:43 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: Captain Kirk; lormand; dighton; elhombrelibre
Aw, what the hell? I'll post it one more time before I go to bed. ;-)


38 posted on 09/29/2007 2:24:13 PM PDT by Allegra (The Surge Works While the Democrats "Betray Us.")
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To: mewzilla
FWIW, looks like FDT seems to be pretty popular in this Upstate neck of the woods.

For being unrepresented, at least from what we can tell, Fred did well. After all, they turned the parking lot into a statewide RP rally so of course he was going to do well.

Yet, Fred managed to get 12% and Giuliani seems to be in negative numbers despite having a good spokesman on the spot which almost always helps.

One of the best ways to stop Rudi is to show he's weak in NY or NJ.
39 posted on 09/29/2007 2:26:14 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Allegra
It is the opposition to the WOD that keeps Kirk on Paul's side.


40 posted on 09/29/2007 2:28:51 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: Captain Kirk
Wasn’t it the Democrats who used to create polls that agreed with them?
41 posted on 09/29/2007 2:34:14 PM PDT by badpacifist (They say your head can be a prison Then, these are just conjugal visits.)
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To: nuconvert
73%-Ron Paul What does that say about these people?

Ah, maybe that there are an awful lot of anti-American cowards in New Jersey.
42 posted on 09/29/2007 2:37:58 PM PDT by rideharddiefast
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To: Captain Kirk

The more I hear this guy, the more I’m convinced he’s off his meds


43 posted on 09/29/2007 2:42:29 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: Captain Kirk

LOL!


44 posted on 09/29/2007 2:56:49 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: George W. Bush
And I think that's pretty interesting too.

Raising ONE MILLION DOLLARS in less than a week in pretty interesting, as well. Those Paul 'spammers' have got some cash...

45 posted on 09/29/2007 3:06:37 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Petronski
73% is a little low for L.Ron, isn’t it? I would have expected him to get about 241%, easy.

LOL!...I support Paul...but that is funny.

46 posted on 09/29/2007 3:09:52 PM PDT by KDD (A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse)
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To: who knows what evil?
Didn’t Rush Limbaugh raise $3.1 Million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society in just three hours?

(just like a little perspective on the numbers.)

47 posted on 09/29/2007 3:10:38 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Looking at the counters on the sites, it seems that Ron Paul is in an neck to neck fund-raising race with Bill Richardson.
48 posted on 09/29/2007 3:15:23 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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To: mnehrling

Possible, but Rush has a much broader base of support than Paul,and I doubt contributions were limited to $2300. How much did Rush kick in, for example? I’d be curious to see how other candidates have done in the past; excluding corporate contributions. Paul’s money is ALL coming from individuals. Maybe this is no big deal...I don’t have anything to compare it to...


49 posted on 09/29/2007 3:18:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
#48 is a good comparison, he is running up there in the Bill Richardson number territory.
50 posted on 09/29/2007 3:19:43 PM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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