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Polling Conservative Bloggers On Their Preferred Presidential Candidates For 2012 (Christie 26.4%)
RightWingNews.com ^ | October 08, 2010 | John Hawkins

Posted on 10/08/2010 6:52:32 PM PDT by FTJM

Right Wing News polled more than 250 right-of-center bloggers on which candidate they'd support if the 2012 Republican primaries were today. The following 72 bloggers responded:

101 Dead Armadillos, Ace of Spades HQ, Alexa Shrugged, All That Is Necessary, The American Princess, And Rightly So, The Anchoress, Argghhhh!, Bad Example, Basil's Blog, Blonde Sagacity, Betsy's Page, Black and Right, Bookworm Room, Classical Values, Conservative Compendium, Melissa Clouthier, Dodgeblogium, Doubleplusundead, Ed Driscoll, Drumwaster's Rants, Eckernet, The EM Network, Election Projection, Exurban League, Eternity Road, Cassy Fiano, GayPatriot, GOPUSA Northeast, Guardian Watchblog, Hoosier Access, Infidels Are Cool, IMAO, The Jawa Report, Jenn Q. Public, The Liberal Heretics, Liberty's Heart, Likelihood of Confusion, Fingers Malloy, Mean Ol' Meany , Moe Lane, Mount Virtus, Midnight Blue, Moonbattery, No Oil For Pacifists, The New Ledger, Nice Deb, The Other McCain, Palousitics, Pundit Boy, Pursuing Holiness.com, QandO, Rightosphere, Right View from the Left Coast, Samizdata, Say Anything, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, The Smallest Minority, Snark and Boobs, Solomonia, Stop The ACLU, The Sundries Shack, Sunshine State Sarah, This Ain't Hell, The Underground Conservative, Weapons of Mass Discussion, Viral Footage, Wintery knight, YidwithLid, WyBlog

The bloggers voted on three different groups of candidates. The first grouping included the big name candidates that were likely to run, the second asked which of those candidates the bloggers would be LEAST LIKELY to support, and the last list was expanded out to cover 20 candidates, including some that are currently considered unlikely to run. Now, here are the results,

If you had to choose from this list, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for President in 2012?

9) Mike Huckabee: 0.0% (0 votes) 8) Newt Gingrich: 4.2% (3 votes) 7) John Thune: 5.6% (4 votes) 6) Mitt Romney: 6.9% (5 votes) 5) Tim Pawlenty: 8.3% (6 votes) 4) Haley Barbour: 11.1% (8 votes) 3) Mike Pence: 15.3% (11 votes) 2) Mitch Daniels: 18.1% (13 votes) 1) Sarah Palin: 30.6% (22 votes)

Now, let's change direction: which of the following candidates would you be LEAST LIKELY to support for President in 2012?

7) Mike Pence: 0.0% (0 votes) 7) Tim Pawlenty: 0.0% (0 votes) 7) Mitch Daniels: 0.0% (0 votes) 5) Haley Barbour: 2.8% (2 votes) 5) John Thune: 2.8% (2 votes) 4) Sarah Palin: 9.7% (7 votes) 3) Newt Gingrich: 19.4% (14 votes) 2) Mitt Romney: 20.8% (15 votes) 1) Mike Huckabee: 44.4% (32 votes)

If you had to choose today, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for President in 2012?

17) John McCain: 0.0% (0 votes) 17) Mike Huckabee: 0.0% (0 votes) 17) Rudy Guiliani: 0.0% (0 votes) 17) Scott Brown: 0.0% (0 votes) 13) Rick Santorum: 1.4% (1 vote) 13) Eric Cantor: 1.4% (1 vote) 13) John Thune: 1.4% (1 vote) 13) Condi Rice: 1.4% (1 vote) 7) Newt Gingrich: 2.8% (2 votes) 7) Jeb Bush: 2.8% (2 votes) 7) Herman Cain: 2.8% (2 votes) 7) Haley Barbour: 2.8% (2 votes) 7) Ron Paul: 2.8% (2 votes) 7) Tim Pawlenty: 2.8% (2 votes) 6) Mitt Romney: 5.6% (4 votes) 5) Bobby Jindal: 8.3% (6 votes) 3) Mitch Daniels: 11.1% (8 votes) 3) Mike Pence: 11.1% (8 votes) 2) Sarah Palin: 15.3% (11 votes) 1) Chris Christie: 26.4% (19 votes)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie; palin; pence

1 posted on 10/08/2010 6:52:36 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

Christie has to get better on the Second, stronger on the border and I think he is pro choice too. Also he is too big of a Springseteen fan.

If he gets a bit more conservative I could be there.

I wish Ken Cuccineli in VA was already a governor because he is great. He would make a great POTUS.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 6:56:46 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: FTJM

i want christie as treasurer


3 posted on 10/08/2010 6:56:53 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: FTJM

Palin / Christie?

There’s a lot of electoral college votes in Jersey and it might win it for her.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 6:59:53 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: FTJM
How about a patriot who understands the Founders' principles of liberty, the Constitution, possesses in-depth understanding of the philosophy and history of our enemies abroad and at home, and has such proven leadership abilities and devotion to country? How about Allen West?

None could debate and demolish the shallow Mao/Marxist views of Obama more readily than West. None could expose the arrogance of an empty suit with such ease as West.

5 posted on 10/08/2010 7:03:03 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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Is this joke because Christie is not a right winger or a conservavtive?


6 posted on 10/08/2010 7:03:17 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: FTJM
I'd love to see a Lindsay Graham/Olympia Snowe ticket. It would be historic. First woman VP. Plus they have so much experience at the national level.
7 posted on 10/08/2010 7:06:01 PM PDT by Saint Reagan
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To: FTJM
101 Dead Armadillos, Ace of Spades HQ, Alexa Shrugged, All That Is Necessary, The American Princess, And Rightly So, The Anchoress, Argghhhh!, Bad Example, Basil's Blog, Blonde Sagacity, Betsy's Page, Black and Right, Bookworm Room, Classical Values, Conservative Compendium, Melissa Clouthier, Dodgeblogium, Doubleplusundead, Ed Driscoll, Drumwaster's Rants, Eckernet, The EM Network, Election Projection, Exurban League, Eternity Road, Cassy Fiano, GayPatriot, GOPUSA Northeast, Guardian Watchblog, Hoosier Access, Infidels Are Cool, IMAO, The Jawa Report, Jenn Q. Public, The Liberal Heretics, Liberty's Heart, Likelihood of Confusion, Fingers Malloy, Mean Ol' Meany , Moe Lane, Mount Virtus, Midnight Blue, Moonbattery, No Oil For Pacifists, The New Ledger, Nice Deb, The Other McCain, Palousitics, Pundit Boy, Pursuing Holiness.com, QandO, Rightosphere, Right View from the Left Coast, Samizdata, Say Anything, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, The Smallest Minority, Snark and Boobs, Solomonia, Stop The ACLU, The Sundries Shack, Sunshine State Sarah, This Ain't Hell, The Underground Conservative, Weapons of Mass Discussion, Viral Footage, Wintery knight, YidwithLid, WyBlog

Well, with names like Snark and Boobs, and Blonde Sagacity, how could you go wrong?

8 posted on 10/08/2010 7:07:59 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: FTJM; humblegunner; shibumi; Eaker; 50mm; Vendome; Allegra

What do bloggers do when they run out of things to blog about?

Poll other bloggers, apparently.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 7:10:46 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Saint Reagan

Wouldn’t the Graham / Snowe ticket be historical because it would feature a woman and a gay man.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 7:11:14 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: loveliberty2

West needs to win against Klein first. I suggest everyone send him money ; )!


11 posted on 10/08/2010 7:15:34 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Saint Reagan

” Lindsay Graham/Olympia Snowe ticket.”
Bah!

Bob Bennett and VP Susan Collins!

Now there’s a pair of hard charging moderates who could fire-up REAL American voters!

And Bob’s got some time on his hands...


12 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:17 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: FTJM

Not sold yet, but want to hear more from Herman Cain.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 7:17:20 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf ( Return to the Constitution.)
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To: FTJM

Bloggers won’t annoint a leader, God will.

Sarah Palin will be our last, best hope.


14 posted on 10/08/2010 7:21:00 PM PDT by One Name
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To: 4rcane

Christie would also be good as Attorney General. But it would kind of a shame to take him away from New Jersey. There are decades of mess for him to clean up there.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 7:29:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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To: November 2010
Palin / Christie?

There’s a lot of electoral college votes in Jersey and it might win it for her.

Then again, her having to explain his gun-grabbing and cap 'n tax views in TX would be a hoot. LOL.

16 posted on 10/08/2010 7:31:32 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Frantzie
Did Christie really have to endorse Castle before the DE primary? That sucked. No RINO’s.
17 posted on 10/08/2010 7:32:30 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: One Name

Amen. For such a time as this...


18 posted on 10/08/2010 7:34:06 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: 4rcane

What about Christie as Sec. of Labor? LOL!!!

Actually, that might be a great fix to the country’s union problems.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 7:52:56 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: RonDog

1 COR 1:26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, [1] not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being [2] might boast in the presence of God.


20 posted on 10/08/2010 7:53:45 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Larry Lucido
What do bloggers do when they run out of things to blog about?

Poll other bloggers, apparently.

LOL,

Well put, and my thoughts exactly.

I guess a blogger has to generate some site traffic somehow to get eyeballs on those site ads to make some mooooonnnneeeeyyy.

21 posted on 10/08/2010 7:58:24 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: FTJM

Isn’t Christie the joker that endorsed Mike Castle in MD and has been actively campaigning for Meg Whitman?

No thanks.

He’s weak on the 2nd Amendment and is also weak on Cap-n-Trade, and ObamaCare.

No thanks!


22 posted on 10/08/2010 8:22:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: FTJM

Isn’t Christie the joker that endorsed Mike Castle in MD and has been actively campaigning for Meg Whitman?

No thanks.

He’s weak on the 2nd Amendment and is also weak on Cap-n-Trade, and ObamaCare.

No thanks!


23 posted on 10/08/2010 8:27:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Truth101A

Christi has stated emphatically that he has no desire to run for President. Take him at his word. Palin on the otherhand is making noises she is interested. Let’s go with the most conservative we have.


24 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:03 PM PDT by Flyover Country
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To: Truth101A

Christi has stated emphatically that he has no desire to run for President. Take him at his word. Palin on the otherhand is making noises she is interested. Let’s go with the most conservative we have.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:11 PM PDT by Flyover Country
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To: mrsmith; Saint Reagan

I can out do both of you:

Charlie Crist/Lisa Murkowski, why go moderate when you can go all lib the way!


26 posted on 10/08/2010 8:57:34 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: FTJM

What about John Bolton?


27 posted on 10/08/2010 8:59:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Larry Lucido; FTJM; humblegunner; shibumi; Eaker; 50mm; Vendome; Allegra

How apolling!


28 posted on 10/08/2010 9:09:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: One Name

:o)


29 posted on 10/08/2010 9:24:12 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Flyover Country

Sarah Palin is a great party cheer leader and we are fortunate she came along to speak out against Obama when all the Rinos were in his parade. However, I have little idea of what she would do as President.

All I know is that she is closely associated with McLame, the biggest back stabber Rino in the Senate. He even stabbed Palin in the back and that she continue to toot his horn and use his advisors is a concern.


30 posted on 10/09/2010 9:26:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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