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2012 Poll: Obama Leads Potential Foes; Huck GOP Frontrunner
Real Clear Politics CNN poll ^ | 4/13/10 | Mike Memoli

Posted on 04/13/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT by DM1

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll tests some 2012 general election matchups for the first time, and finds that President Obama leads four potential foes: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee.

2012 Presidential General Election Matchup (907 RVs, 4/9-11, MoE +/- 3.5%) Obama 53 -- Romney 45 Obama 54 -- Huckabee 45 Obama 55 -- Palin 42 Obama 55 -- Gingrich 43

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; 2010polls; 2012; 2012electionbias; 2012gopprimary; crapnewsnetwork; dnctalkingpoints; election; gop; huckafraud; huckajoke; leftistlies; morecrap; obama; pravdamedia; snakeoilsalesman; squirrelstew
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To: DM1

They structured the question to make the Republican ticket look like a TV rerun you’ve seen for the 1000th. time. Would not put much stock into it.


51 posted on 04/13/2010 1:14:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Republic Rocker

No that is what RCP says:

Favorable Ratings
Obama 57 / 41
Pelosi 38 / 50
Reid 28 / 35
H. Clinton 61 / 35
Palin 39 / 55
Romney 40 / 34
Huckabee 43 / 29
Gingrich 38 / 38


52 posted on 04/13/2010 1:14:59 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: DM1
IMHO...I believe the CNN polls are as biased and one-sided as are the FOX polls.

The real poll comes this November.

All the rest are trash.

53 posted on 04/13/2010 1:15:23 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (We are all nine meals short of total anarchy.....think about it.)
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To: DM1
I misread the title as:

2012 Poll: Obama Leads Potential Hoes; Fuck GOP Frontrunner


54 posted on 04/13/2010 1:15:27 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Sure the poll is meaningless, but I don’t love any of the named GOP challengers AS CANDIDATES. So that I am clear, I would vote for any of them, if nominated, over BHO. I voted McQueeg too. I even like Palin and Gingrich. But they carry high negatives with a sizable portion of the electorate, and we can’t afford another six-plus years of gangster leadership.


55 posted on 04/13/2010 1:15:56 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Grunthor

i dont know Huck is as damaged if not more so than Romney due to the pardon fiasco. whether he deserves blame or not he will get HAMMERED in ads for letting that guy out who killed those cops.
i would prefer someone new than this field of choices
from what i know of John Thune i like him


56 posted on 04/13/2010 1:16:28 PM PDT by DM1
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To: DM1

I don’t find it surprising that the communist candidate leads the polls on the communist network.


57 posted on 04/13/2010 1:16:58 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: DM1

THe only reason they published this: Palin was last.


58 posted on 04/13/2010 1:17:38 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: DM1

This poll is complete CRAP.Disregard all further cnn/zogby shit.It will only dishearten you.


59 posted on 04/13/2010 1:18:03 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: OneWingedShark

How is 0bama gonna run anyway,
with a state or two requiring a birth certificate
in order to be on the ballot?


60 posted on 04/13/2010 1:18:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: DM1

I like Daniels from Indiana and Otter from Idaho. I doubt either will run.


61 posted on 04/13/2010 1:18:38 PM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Grunthor

oh yeah i like Daniels too
forgot about him from what i hear he did a great job in Indiana
i am glad someone posted something a little more constructive than impugning my good name


62 posted on 04/13/2010 1:20:39 PM PDT by DM1
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To: DM1

I don’t care for anything CNN has to say. Zero probably asked them to do this story for him. To dishearten all conservatives.


63 posted on 04/13/2010 1:21:24 PM PDT by WNC mountainboy (Fed up to here with it !!!!!!!!)
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To: DM1

None of these are potential foes and 2012 is a long time away. It is worthless to post or report this. Nov 2 2010 is all that matters now.


64 posted on 04/13/2010 1:22:28 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come. Judgment Day: Nov 2, 2010)
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To: DM1

Oh, YES, let’s let the media keep picking the GOP candidates, they’ve done SUCH a great job so far!


65 posted on 04/13/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: DarthVader

how the heck is it worthless to post? people post polls on this thing everyday for crying out loud.
certainly got a lot of people talking. got you here posting a response


66 posted on 04/13/2010 1:24:10 PM PDT by DM1
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To: CaptainK
Two years before [2008]’s election was Obama ever the front runner on any poll?

No, not one.

67 posted on 04/13/2010 1:24:13 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: PghBaldy
Let's spin this data:

Favorable Ratings
Obama 57 / 41
Pelosi 38 / 50
Reid 28 / 35
H. Clinton 61 / 35
Palin 39 / 55
Romney 40 / 34
Huckabee 43 / 29
Gingrich 38 / 38

"Palin polling more favorable that either Pelosi or Reid"

68 posted on 04/13/2010 1:24:44 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: DM1
I find the poll funny, because when the 2012 presidential campaign comes around and presidential candidates will be required to attach their long form birth certificates to their applications in many states, I believe that presidential candidate Obama will be in a lot of political and legal problems, because I believe that Obama's Hawaii long form birth certificate does NOT have a doctor signature or a hospital name.

Primary Ballots: If Obama does NOT attach a copy of his Hawaii long form birth certificate to his presidential application, I believe that in many states Obama will NOT be allowed to even get his name on the primary ballots.

69 posted on 04/13/2010 1:24:53 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: DM1

It doesn’t even say who was polled. Bet it wasn’t likely voters. MSM trying to rehabilitate the O’s popularity.

The presidential election is a long way off, and some really great “dark horse” candidate may appear that would beat the snot out of O (figuratively speaking).


70 posted on 04/13/2010 1:25:22 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Obadiah

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/01/2012-presidential-poll.html

The above 2012 poll was done by a Dem polling firm before the health care disaster passed. O’s and the Dems’ numbers have steadily dropped since this poll was completed, I don’t buy CNN’s numbers, they don’t make sense.


71 posted on 04/13/2010 1:25:44 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: DM1

Huck or romney same difference. The msm commies want us to have a pubbie socialist as prez candidate that way they get a socialist either way.


72 posted on 04/13/2010 1:25:51 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: DM1
We The People Will Not Allow The Media To Choose Our Political Candidates!!!

This is another attempt by the Media to choose our Candidate, just as they chose McCain in 2008. We The People Will Have NONE Of It.

The Media wants to choose the person they know will lose to Obama. Pay them no attention.
73 posted on 04/13/2010 1:26:02 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: DM1

It is worthless because it is like making a prediction on who is going to win the Super Bowl three years from now. Total uncertainty.


74 posted on 04/13/2010 1:27:28 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come. Judgment Day: Nov 2, 2010)
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To: swain_forkbeard

And that’s the big problem.

People are falling out of favor of Obama’s policies and ideas. But his likability remains high. People like him as a person.

On the GOP side, there is no one with high likability marks, at least right now. That’s what will make 2012 very difficult.


75 posted on 04/13/2010 1:28:28 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: HerrBlucher

probably
i am hoping someone new enters the fray
i like John Thune and someone i forgot completely about Mitch Daniels
at least from what i know of them
though to be honest i am hoping that anyone who wins the R nomination wins the general in a landslide


76 posted on 04/13/2010 1:28:54 PM PDT by DM1
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To: DM1

I think people here are being naive. This is NOT going to be a slam dunk.


77 posted on 04/13/2010 1:29:05 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Red Badger
I believe this poll. When CNN calls you and ask you who do you preffer, out great multi racial President or some racist white Republican? ".....well I don't want to be called a racist."

These mainstream drive-bys are grasping at straws to buck up this guy.
78 posted on 04/13/2010 1:29:57 PM PDT by Phineas1962 (Courage!)
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To: 5thGenTexan

THe only reason they published this: Palin was last.
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What would anyone expect with the media trashing she’s received? Given an opportunity to campaign and expose her depth on issues, she will repair the unfavorables. It’s all in how they phrase the question. If they asked who would you vote for to stop reckless spending or who do you trust to defend the constitution and end big government, a completely different result would have been obtained. That is what the election of 2012 will be about.


79 posted on 04/13/2010 1:31:15 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: imahawk
Disregard all further cnn/zogby shit.It will only dishearten you.

Zogby is crap. They're the left's Rasmussen, only worse. But CNN's polling usually isn't this bad. I don't know what's up with this one.
80 posted on 04/13/2010 1:38:44 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: Deo volente

Very good.


81 posted on 04/13/2010 1:43:04 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: DM1

Huckabee? Oh please. These guys really love pushing their crap.


82 posted on 04/13/2010 1:43:46 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: DM1

The Huck, you say?


83 posted on 04/13/2010 1:45:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DM1

lol

right.

Even the poll of all polls has obama at only 46% approval..

So they want me to believe that nearly 10% of people who don’t approve of Obama will vote for him?

ROFL


84 posted on 04/13/2010 1:46:08 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: DM1

Lordy...I have been in a hopeful state, waiting for 2012. Now..if this is really what the nation feels...we are down the drain.

My favorite would be Gingrich.


85 posted on 04/13/2010 1:49:52 PM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Grunthor
Huck couldn't beat his way out of a paper bag.

And Mit is the worst candidate we could possibly have in 2012 because of the past in regards to healthcare.

Palin is probably our only hope among the “known” candidates.

But I honestly think several new faces will enter the race and own Obama, in particular Governor Perry of Texas. A Perry/Palin ticket would destroy Obama.

86 posted on 04/13/2010 1:50:47 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: kabar
Three years is an eternity in politics. Who thought in 2005 that Obama would be the Dem candidate or that he would win?

George Soros.

87 posted on 04/13/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (GET him AWAY from the CAMERA!! They are all figuring it out!!!)
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To: DM1
i am no Romney fan but cripes he would be better than Obozo

Not by much and this poll is BS. The actual nominee isnt listed there.

88 posted on 04/13/2010 1:55:06 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: DM1

Sorry but rcp is manipulated by certain media polling and it is designed to keep the kenyan ahead. Bank on it.

LLS


89 posted on 04/13/2010 1:56:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: 5thGenTexan

I can understand her numbers, but Hillary’s surprise me. If Obama stays low in polls and gas prices increase, I would not be surprised if she runs.


90 posted on 04/13/2010 1:56:02 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Maverick68

The poll probably only included CNN viewers


91 posted on 04/13/2010 1:56:52 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: DM1

obama will never see 50% in polling or voters... man this is all bullsh!t and nothing more.

LLS


92 posted on 04/13/2010 1:57:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: DM1
Huckabee has used up his 15 minutes of fame. Arkansas isn't going to vote for him!

Front page news in todays Ar/Dem/Gaz says Janet Huckabee now calls the Florida Panhandle "home". She has a Florida Driver's license and says she is a "bona fide resident of Florida".

Yep, they still own the mansion in North Little Rock, but golly day..gee whiz..how can they divide their time between AR,NewYork and Florida?

They're renting a 4,500 sq foot Beach home in Miramar Beach (Destin Area). It's an old trick to declare residency in a State that doesn't have State Income Tax, and so The Huckster and his family aren't above taking advantage of it.

He's not going to get much support from Arkansas...but the press loves this loser.

93 posted on 04/13/2010 1:58:33 PM PDT by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: DM1

how can that many say they think the country is in the wrong direction and then have that many saying they approve of his job performance


94 posted on 04/13/2010 2:01:04 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: DM1
"2012 Poll: Obama Leads Potential Foes"

No surprise to me.

The Obamunist's volatility on Rasmussen indicates that he will probably be able to pull a rabbit out of his hat in 2012.

Not good.
95 posted on 04/13/2010 2:01:51 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: PghBaldy

So they found a sample 57% approve of Obama?? A 15 point skew. Pathetic.


96 posted on 04/13/2010 2:08:56 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Obadiah

In this poll 57% approve of Obama.


97 posted on 04/13/2010 2:10:06 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: DM1

State Run Lame Stream Media. Utter BS. How can Obama be leading? and have low approval numbers?

Pure Propaganda.


98 posted on 04/13/2010 2:14:29 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: DM1

Don’t sweat it for three reasons.
1. The election is a long, long way off.
2. Polls mean dick.
3. CNN polls mean dickless.


99 posted on 04/13/2010 2:17:15 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Here is an interesting tidbit. The polls shows only 30% of the respondents thought Sarah Palin was qualified to be President but in head to head polls she is within 4 net points of both Huck and Mitt among REGISTERED VOTERS polling 42% against 55% for Obama.

So only 30% say she’s qualified but 42% would vote for her. Hmm.


100 posted on 04/13/2010 2:21:34 PM PDT by techno
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