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Freep this Poll: Mitt Romney vs. Sarah Palin: Who do you like in 2012?
Boston Herald ^ | November 30, 2010 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 11/30/2010 7:29:19 AM PST by Josh Painter

38% - Strong-jawed Romney.

17% - Tough-talking Palin.

27% - A third choice, please.

18% - Give it up, GOP, Obama’s staying.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 11/30/2010 7:29:26 AM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

No more RINO’s! Romney’s out...


2 posted on 11/30/2010 7:31:04 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Josh Painter

Herald Pulse
Mitt Romney vs. Sarah Palin: Who do you like in 2012?

40% - Strong-jawed Romney.

17% - Tough-talking Palin.

25% - A third choice, please.

19% - Give it up, GOP, Obama’s staying.

Total Votes: 592


3 posted on 11/30/2010 7:31:24 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Josh Painter

If Romney wins the nomination, Obama gets another term.


4 posted on 11/30/2010 7:31:52 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: Josh Painter

Door number 3 for me.


5 posted on 11/30/2010 7:32:37 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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To: Josh Painter
How about Palin/Romney? Palin would get the conservative vote here, Romney would get the RINO and independent vote. Together they could garner more votes than either could probably get alone.

And then Palin would be president, with Romney a fig-leaf of moderate-ism to satisfy the GOP machine.

6 posted on 11/30/2010 7:33:57 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Josh Painter
How about Palin/Romney? Palin would get the conservative vote here, Romney would get the RINO and independent vote. Together they could garner more votes than either could probably get alone.

And then Palin would be president, with Romney a fig-leaf of moderate-ism to satisfy the GOP machine.

7 posted on 11/30/2010 7:34:02 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Josh Painter

Folks, this is the Boston Herald, for God’s sake...


8 posted on 11/30/2010 7:34:47 AM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Josh Painter

This poll is BS.

If Romney gets the nod I will actively work against him even if it means working for the other side.

Unless it’s Barry, then I will just sit out the election and let cards fall where they may.


9 posted on 11/30/2010 7:34:55 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Josh Painter

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Palin Reagan


10 posted on 11/30/2010 7:35:48 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Josh Painter
It would be sad if Mitt couldn't win a Boston poll. Could he win Massachusetts in the general is the bigger question.
11 posted on 11/30/2010 7:36:19 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Is it proper etiquette to tip after a enhanced pat down?)
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To: Celtic Cross
Maybe if there was a big prophecy of the Vice President saving the nation and the Constitution......

But even prophets know that the Vice Presidency “isn't worth a bucket of warm spit” as far as actual power.

12 posted on 11/30/2010 7:36:35 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Josh Painter

If those are the only two choices? Sarah.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 7:36:49 AM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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To: Josh Painter

RINO and Son


14 posted on 11/30/2010 7:37:29 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Josh Painter

If Romney gets the Rino nomination, Obama will be a shoe in!


15 posted on 11/30/2010 7:37:53 AM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: Josh Painter

Backstabber and spoiler Mitt Romney is unelectable.
Gov. Palin is ineluctable.

This is another fake poll.

When Romney "wins" one, he will tout it all year.

No one will vote for Romney unless they are drugged,
or part of his cheating brigade across several state lines.


16 posted on 11/30/2010 7:38:02 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Josh Painter

Romney OR Palin equal four more years of the Black Messiah.

That’s reality, not talk radio wishfull thinking.

/I like Pence, and sort of wish Christie wasn’t a dumpy little guy. Dumpy little guys will never win a national election these days.


17 posted on 11/30/2010 7:39:02 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Celtic Cross

That is a very likely scenario, similar to then Gov. Ronald Reagan choosing George H.W. Bush as his running mate.


18 posted on 11/30/2010 7:39:02 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Diogenesis

hmm I highly doubt Palin will want to use the ‘experience’ card.


19 posted on 11/30/2010 7:40:18 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Josh Painter

Forget Romney. Will NEVER happen. He is a LOOSER.

Silly Boston Folks, that dog won’t hunt or fly.


20 posted on 11/30/2010 7:40:59 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Josh Painter

If Romney can’t even win his home state he might as well save his money and welcome Madam President.


21 posted on 11/30/2010 7:41:24 AM PST by McGruff
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To: warchild9

“Romney OR Palin equal four more years of the Black Messiah.”

Yup. Same goes for Newt and Huckabee. Republicans need to get real.


22 posted on 11/30/2010 7:41:50 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: ari-freedom; warchild9
“Romney OR Palin equal four more years of the Black Messiah.” Yup. Same goes for Newt and Huckabee. Republicans need to get real.

Who specifically do each of you support?

23 posted on 11/30/2010 7:44:35 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: rlmorel
Folks, this is the Boston Herald, for God’s sake...

Exactly.

The liberals want us to nominate Romney.

That should tell people something right there.

NO Romney, NO Pawlenty, NO Huckabee, NO RINOs.

24 posted on 11/30/2010 7:44:58 AM PST by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Josh Painter

“Just last week on Twitter, Romney tweeted a picture of himself clad in rugged jeans and shirtsleeves as he washed the dishes.”

Lamar Alexander’s plaid wool shirt is still in its display case up at The Balsams in Pinkham Notch, maybe Mitt needs to drive his pickup up there to borrow it?

Or, maybe he should try the Algor approach and wear cotton earth-toned outdoor clothes? Maybe a photo op in a canoe.

Personally I’d like to see him try a CMP match with a black rifle and leather shooting coat, but only if he rides a Kawasaki 1100 to the match.


25 posted on 11/30/2010 7:47:06 AM PST by DBrow
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To: paulycy

Like I said in my post, I like Pence, presently, with Christie a solid second. Only Pence “looks” presidential, tho. And in the television age, that’s all that counts.

Most of the rest of the field needs to either just go away (talking to you, Gingrich), or are just more slippery lawyers, like Jindal.


26 posted on 11/30/2010 7:49:43 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Josh Painter

And the Mass Romneybots still don’t get it.

Mitt Romney vs. Sarah Palin: Who do you like in 2012?

40% - Strong-jawed Romney.

17% - Tough-talking Palin.

25% - A third choice, please.

19% - Give it up, GOP, Obama’s staying.

Total Votes: 592


27 posted on 11/30/2010 7:50:04 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Josh Painter

I guess I was wrong. I thought Romney was a laugher as a possible candidate.

I think it may be because he’s the only person anyone has heard of besides Sarah.

Someone mentioned Mike Pence and Jim DeMint. They didn’t pass the DP test. (That’s where I ask my husband if he’s heard of someone) He’d heard of DeMint but that was all; hadn’t heard of Pence.

Please, Lord, let’s not do a McCain again.


28 posted on 11/30/2010 7:51:19 AM PST by altura
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To: Celtic Cross
No. Six problems with Romney.

First, Mitt Romney cannot be trusted -- he sides with the DNC always.
He NEVER admonished anyone on his Team who
destroyed any chance of the GOP ticket winning
in 2008.

Second, he did it again in 2010, in certain states.

Third, Romney is a proven loser and embarrassment.

Fourth, RomneyCARE.

Fifth, Romney violated the Mass Constitution to institute
his gay Romney marriage.

Sixth, his dog abuse, his fake badges, and his fake polls,
walks with Martin Luther King and faux tears,
and fake endorsements are just not gonna help him.

MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.

The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”

[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006


"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


29 posted on 11/30/2010 7:52:22 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: warchild9

Thune looks pretty good. He defeated Tom Daschle and that’s not an easy feat.


30 posted on 11/30/2010 7:52:44 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Josh Painter

Boston Herald and Romney?? Give it up, its MA. Worthless poll.


31 posted on 11/30/2010 7:53:00 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: warchild9
It's going to be tough for any of the dark horse candidates to get name recognition. I am open to other true conservative candidates besides Sarah but I strongly support her if she decides to run if for no reason other than she sure has earned it under fire.

When it comes time to vote I have to go with the best conservative POTUS candidate whoever that is. Our bench is not really very deep right now. At least it doesn't seem like it.

32 posted on 11/30/2010 7:53:04 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: altura

“Someone mentioned Mike Pence and Jim DeMint. They didn’t pass the DP test.”

How many people knew who Romney or Palin was in 2006?


33 posted on 11/30/2010 7:54:31 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: paulycy

DeMint. I don’t really care who his VP pick would be, though I’m sure it’d be a good one.

As for Christie, he’s done a damn good job with NJ so far, but his stances on a lot of issues don’t really agree with me.


34 posted on 11/30/2010 7:54:56 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: ari-freedom

It would be better for the country for Thune to stay in the Senate. Sometimes, a powerful Senator has more influence over events than a new President.


35 posted on 11/30/2010 7:55:39 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Josh Painter

Palin 2012:

1) people need to stop believing she is unelectable....every GOP candidate according to the Media is UNELECTABLE

2) stop putting Palin or any other GOP on the pedestal...they ALL have faults and NONE are pure as snow...we are not progressives who worship our party leaders like the 2nd Coming, we are conservatives who recognize their faults.

3) No ONE can fire up the base like Palin can and the GOP will need the base to win in 2012

4) This is not 1980 and and there is no Reagan in the wings...but Palin is close


36 posted on 11/30/2010 7:56:23 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Josh Painter

Am wondering who Sarah likes. . .


37 posted on 11/30/2010 7:57:37 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: Josh Painter

Am wondering who Sarah likes. . .


38 posted on 11/30/2010 7:57:41 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: Svartalfiar

As someone who pretty much supports Sarah by default I’d still like to know a LOT more about other candidates. DeMint gets a lot of recommendations here on FR. Can he mount a good national campaign? Does he have the resources?


39 posted on 11/30/2010 7:57:54 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: warchild9

We really need to replace Obama and that’s the bottom line. We need someone who is a conservative and can speak in complete sentences.


40 posted on 11/30/2010 7:59:15 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: ari-freedom

Decent point. I knew but only because I hang out here way too much.

But Palin? Nobody knew her. That’s why I’ve never complained about her endorsement of McCain. He put her on the map. But what happened after that is all Sarah.

I’m just not sure a nobody knows person can engender enough support in a year an a half. We’ll see.

I’m for Sarah, but would be open to another candidate who was really conservative. He would also have to be fearless, activist and charismatic. She is.


41 posted on 11/30/2010 8:00:23 AM PST by altura
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To: ari-freedom

I would vote for Madoff/Vandersloot over Obama in 2012 if it comes to that.

I am not staying home and voting GOP regarldess. Yes my first choice is Sarah, but I have two words - Kennedy, Ginsberg


42 posted on 11/30/2010 8:00:49 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: paulycy

Palin’s a sure-fire loss. When the time comes, the media will go hog-wild for the Black Messiah, and Palin shot herself in the foot forever when she quit her office in Alaska for spurious reasons. And there’s always Tina Fey.

Palin is speaking more coherently these days, and she reads those scripts written by her four speechwriters really well (momma grizzly—who’s making this stuff up?). However, there’s no way.

Out here, the bedwetters are still crazed for the BM, mostly because of his color. Hillary is the wild card. She IS vulnerable to a “dark horse” Republican. I want to see her take her boss on. Again.


43 posted on 11/30/2010 8:01:29 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Josh Painter

Interesting that ‘strong-jawed’ Romney wins. . .given that he speaks ‘mealy-mouthed’ on many critical Repub issues. Seems to say this voting bloc not so different than the Dems - choosing image over reality.


44 posted on 11/30/2010 8:01:39 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: ari-freedom

We’ve got to be careful. The attitude of “anyone but W” got us Obama. The attitude of “anyone but Obama” could get us in 4-8 more years of trouble. the Republic is teetering on the edge, now.


45 posted on 11/30/2010 8:03:58 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Josh Painter; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Palin v. rinoromney.
You know what to do...

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

46 posted on 11/30/2010 8:04:07 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Vendome
Unless it’s Barry, then I will just sit out the election and let cards fall where they may.

Your vote for certain; but not voting - "if it is Barry" - is a vote FOR not only Barry, but all his like-minded ilk and of course, Soros and the rest of the world's Marxist Leadership. The Election as it was two years ago; so much bigger than 'one' man.

47 posted on 11/30/2010 8:06:05 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: trisham

Update. Sarah is now up to 31% only a couple of points behind Mitt.


48 posted on 11/30/2010 8:07:31 AM PST by Emerson C
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To: trisham

Update. Sarah is now up to 31% only a couple of points behind Mitt.


49 posted on 11/30/2010 8:07:34 AM PST by Emerson C
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To: trisham

Herald Pulse
Mitt Romney vs. Sarah Palin: Who do you like in 2012?

33% - Strong-jawed Romney.

31% - Tough-talking Palin.

21% - A third choice, please.

15% - Give it up, GOP, Obama’s staying.
Total Votes: 910


50 posted on 11/30/2010 8:09:35 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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