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Medina loses ground in latest poll on Texas governor race
The Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/23/2010 | DAVE MONTGOMERY and ANNA M. TINSLEY

Posted on 02/23/2010 3:50:42 PM PST by LA Woman3

AUSTIN – Insurgent candidate Debra Medina has lost some ground in the Republican governor's race after a controversial radio interview about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a new poll that also shows that Gov. Rick Perry would easily prevail in a potential runoff against his leading challenger, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Perry led Hutchison 40 percent to 31 percent, while Medina had 20 percent, according to the survey of likely voters in next Tuesday's Republican primary.

The survey also showed former Houston Mayor Bill White with 59 percent over his six rivals in the Democratic governor's race, well above the majority threshold he needs to avoid a runoff.

Houston hair care magnate Farouk Shami, White's most visible Democratic rival, had 12 percent.

The poll, conducted Friday through Sunday by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C., was the first to gauge the impact of Medina's remarks in a Feb. 11 radio interview with conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

Under questioning by Beck, the conservative GOP activist did not immediately disavow a theory that the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Medina quickly sought to clarify her remarks and said she was set up by opponents.

But the latest survey showed that Medina has dropped 4 points since a poll two weeks earlier and may have been irreparably hurt by the remarks, said pollster Tom Jensen. "Our polling suggests that the Glenn Beck interview is really hurting her," Jensen said in a telephone interview.

Medina, who espouses a message of limited government and state sovereignty, bounced out of obscurity with successful performances in two debates and at one point appeared to be closing in on Hutchison for second-place behind Perry.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: medina; paulestinians; texas; troofers; truthers

1 posted on 02/23/2010 3:50:42 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: DallasBiff

Ping!


2 posted on 02/23/2010 3:51:33 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Hattie; BuckeyeTexan

Medina Ping!


3 posted on 02/23/2010 3:52:51 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

She’ll probably blame the Bush administration.


4 posted on 02/23/2010 3:52:57 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

She should demand to see Barky’s birth certificate. That’ll help her numbers.


5 posted on 02/23/2010 3:54:44 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: LA Woman3
Debra Medina has lost some ground in the Republican governor's race

I can't imagine why!


6 posted on 02/23/2010 3:56:03 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: LA Woman3

I said, Wait, slow down, love, not so fast says,
I’ll be seein ya
That’s why I found you don’t play around with the
Funky Cold Medina

Ya know what I’m sayin
That Medina’s a monster, y’all

Funky Cold Medina


7 posted on 02/23/2010 3:57:34 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: LA Woman3

I was polled on this Sat night. Amongst the questions about who I would vote for between Hutchison and Perry, was the question...do you think Medina actually thinks the Bush Administration was behind the 9/11 attacks...


8 posted on 02/23/2010 4:00:11 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: ari-freedom
Funky Cold Medina

Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head!
9 posted on 02/23/2010 4:14:28 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

Houston hair care magnate Farouk Shami,””

I hope and pray the Lone Star state is not ready for a moon-god worhipping Mohammedan in the same office once held by Sam Houton.


10 posted on 02/23/2010 4:15:02 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: Republic of Texas
She’ll probably blame the Bush administration.

She actually thinks the Beck interview was set up by the Perry campaign.
11 posted on 02/23/2010 4:16:04 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: humblegunner

LOL!


12 posted on 02/23/2010 4:16:41 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: DallasSun
Did you see this thread?

Medina Senate Run?
13 posted on 02/23/2010 4:20:12 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: DallasSun
I was polled on this Sat night. Amongst the questions about who I would vote for between Hutchison and Perry, was the question...do you think Medina actually thinks the Bush Administration was behind the 9/11 attacks...

I would answer YES, her interview on Glenn Beck is all the proof you need. Unless you are a kool-aid Medina worshiper.

Someone posted on another thread that Medina is also a candidate for the US Senate in Texas? If that is true it proves that Ms. Medina is nothing more than a media whore who wants her Cindy Sheehan moment.

Maybe Ms. Medina can go camp out in front of Crawford, Texas with the other loons and blame Bush for 9/11 and everything else wrong on planet Earth.

14 posted on 02/23/2010 4:33:32 PM PST by Dengar01
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To: Republic of Texas

She’s a crack pot!


15 posted on 02/23/2010 4:56:07 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
She’s a crack pot!

Yet some of her looney supporters are still supporting this truther here on this website. Truely embarassing.

16 posted on 02/23/2010 5:01:26 PM PST by Dengar01
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To: Dengar01

FWIW, In my part of TX, everyone I know voted for Perry already in early voting. Even though KBH has been here twice stumping, I don’t think she has much support, except with UT alums.

Weirdly enough, I realized that if Osama bin Laden had attended UT, there are people here who would vote for him soley on that credential.


17 posted on 02/23/2010 5:12:56 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Dengar01

Her facebook page was hilarious today. Apparently truther ringleader Alex Jones turned on her today for agreeing with Mark Davis in a radio interview that truthers are despicable so now they’re against her too.

I would imagine 20% is the max she might get unless there’s a lot of widespread voting by Dems for her because they figure they can beat her in November.


18 posted on 02/23/2010 5:20:45 PM PST by jaguar21
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To: jaguar21
Her facebook page was hilarious today. Apparently truther ringleader Alex Jones turned on her today for agreeing with Mark Davis in a radio interview that truthers are despicable so now they’re against her too.

I would imagine 20% is the max she might get unless there’s a lot of widespread voting by Dems for her because they figure they can beat her in November.

Well I have been having a lousy day and you sure made that day turn around. Someone pass me the popcorn!

19 posted on 02/23/2010 5:29:57 PM PST by Dengar01
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To: jaguar21
So Medina is like John Kerry.

"I was a truther before I voted against it, so therefore I'm not a truther."

20 posted on 02/23/2010 5:31:40 PM PST by Dengar01
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To: LA Woman3

“She actually thinks the Beck interview was set up by the Perry campaign.”

Yes, and I suppose she thinks her incoherent response was also a Bush set-up.

geesh, I almost supported this lady.


21 posted on 02/23/2010 5:35:41 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: LA Woman3

There’s still a lot of yard signs for her around Fort Worth.


22 posted on 02/23/2010 6:56:53 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz
There’s still a lot of yard signs for her around Fort Worth.

I actually saw a couple of Farouk signs in my neighborhood!! Now that is disturbing!!
23 posted on 02/23/2010 7:02:09 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

I’m amazed she’s over 10%. Kinda scary.


24 posted on 02/23/2010 7:03:40 PM PST by Tolsti2
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To: Tolsti2

It is scary. She had not been vetted before the Beck interview.


25 posted on 02/23/2010 7:07:27 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3
They must have polled her turnout at the Stockyard Coliseum last Sat. Feb 20th in Ft. Worth


26 posted on 02/23/2010 7:15:47 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- EARLY VOTING FEB 16 - 26..... Vote today.)
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To: LA Woman3

I think it’s just general frustration and that same hardcore libertarian crowd that tends to fall for politicians that promise the world.

Only thing I like about her is not that she’s against needing a license for CCW. As long as we’re shall issue though, it’s not that drastic to go for a total unknown. I don’t believe her when she says she’d totally cut property taxes. The only way to do that would be to massively hike sales taxes (awful) or start an income tax (inconceivably awful). This state basically has no debt and taxes really are fairly reasonable, so I just don’t see a major need to screw with taxes now.


27 posted on 02/23/2010 7:17:11 PM PST by Tolsti2
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To: deport

A picture is worth a thousand words....


28 posted on 02/23/2010 7:23:27 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

This will kill any chances she’ll have at least for sometime of being elected on a statewide basis, imo.

Q12 Do you think Debra Medina believes the Bush
administration played a role in the attacks of
9/11? If yes, press 1. If no, press 2. If you’re
not sure, press 3.
Yes ................................................................. 21%
No ................................................................... 50%
Not Sure.......................................................... 29%

Complete questions/numbers at the following link:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_TX_223730.pdf


29 posted on 02/23/2010 7:25:43 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- EARLY VOTING FEB 16 - 26..... Vote today.)
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To: deport

Thanks for the information!


30 posted on 02/23/2010 7:34:10 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: Dengar01
Someone posted on another thread that Medina is also a candidate for the US Senate in Texas?

No open US Senate seat in Texas this year, Dengar. KBH did say she'd resign, win or lose the governors race. We'll see.

31 posted on 02/24/2010 6:47:00 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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For God's sake, has anybody really looked into her platform- her background? Has this woman even been vetted?

She wants legalized drugs.

She backs gay marriage.

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She has not spoken to her elderly parents for YEARS. They had to find out she was runing for governor of Texas by reading the newspaper!

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/medina-hailing-from-beeville-learned-political-skills-on-229907.html?srcTrk=RTR_95609

What does this say about this woman's character?

And rumors are begining to surface about husband Noe's past associations.

Take a look at some of the statements she has made: "It’s a shame isn’t it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas?’

"Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family?”

"Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture.”

"I believe we too often get into race when it’s immaterial.” (Obummer, is that you?)

I don't believe for one minute Medina's propaganda about wanting to strengthen the border!

La Raza probably has her in their back pocket!

At 3:30 on this video Medina says, 'Why were there no police killed on 9 11?' http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/politics&id=7274692

This idea that Beck (or anybody else) sabotaged Medina is absurd. If you can’t answer “did the govt have anything to do with the 9/11 attacks?” you're not be fit to run for dogcatcher.

Glenn Beck has once again helped the tea-party stay in the Republican mainstreamby by weeding out dangerous fringe thinkers like Medina.

Medina is NOT representative of the Tea Party movement. She USED them- latched herself on to them. She’s a hard core Libertarian who has realized that the Libertarian Party will never win anything and that the only possible way to get herself into office is to do what Ron Paul did and wrap herself in the Republican cloak in hopes that it will fool enough of the voters enough of the time. Thank God Glen Beck outed her in time.

Retrieve your sombrero from the ring and go home Senora Medina. You're Texas toast. .

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32 posted on 02/24/2010 7:56:48 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

That’s photoshopped. La Raza in this case is a radio station. You can see where someone tried to change it to the extremist group with the wrong typeface.


33 posted on 02/24/2010 4:51:00 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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