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Huckabee enjoys best net-favorable opinion with GOP voters
The Hill ^ | 01/10/2011 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 01/10/2011 5:57:21 AM PST by speciallybland

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee enjoys the highest net-favorable impression with Republicans among potential candidates for president, a new poll said Monday.

Huckabee is the Republican candidate with the largest margin between Republicans' favorable and unfavorable impression of him, a Gallup poll found, while other candidates struggled with low recognition rates.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich enjoys a 24 percent net-favorable rating at 24 percent, the poll found, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 23 percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 22 percent, Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) at 19 percent, Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) at 18 percent, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) at 17 percent, Sen. John Thune (S.D.) at 17 percent, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour at 15 percent, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty at 13 percent and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels at 11 percent.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; garyjohnson; gingrich; huckabee; johnson; mikehuckabee; mikepence; mittromney; newtgingrich; palin; paul; pence; president; romney; ronpaul; sarahpalin


1 posted on 01/10/2011 5:57:28 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Nope.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 5:58:12 AM PST by Celtic Cross (FREEPING ONE YEAR +2!!!)
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To: speciallybland

Where are they polling? Arkansas?....................


3 posted on 01/10/2011 5:59:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Celtic Cross

The Left and by inference, the MSM is trying to pick our candidate for 2012........again............


4 posted on 01/10/2011 6:00:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: speciallybland

I want to hurl every time one of these makes it onto FR. They are so predictably propagandistic.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 6:00:10 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

It’s simply the Left’s old tactic of trying to pick our candidate for us.
They do this every election cycle.............


6 posted on 01/10/2011 6:01:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: speciallybland

I know a huge number of GOP voters and I don’t know one that has the Huckster in the top 20.


7 posted on 01/10/2011 6:02:38 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: speciallybland
ineluctable

8 posted on 01/10/2011 6:05:11 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ('If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Celtic Cross

*CTS

(*consider the source)


9 posted on 01/10/2011 6:05:37 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: speciallybland

Stick a straw hat on his head, shove a pork chop in his mouth and keep him in Arkansas!


10 posted on 01/10/2011 6:05:40 AM PST by IbJensen ("How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"-A. Hitler)
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To: speciallybland

A two-time accomplice to murder? I don´t think so.


11 posted on 01/10/2011 6:06:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Red Badger
Yep!

They are trying.

My answer--No! No! No!

vaudine

12 posted on 01/10/2011 6:06:33 AM PST by vaudine
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To: Red Badger

“The Left and by inference, the MSM is trying to pick our candidate for 2012........again............”

That is correct, thus the favorable polling for Huckabee, Romney, and Daniels-the left, which includes the MSM, is terrified of Palin and any other true Conservative, and they are not giving up their efforts to pick our ‘12 candidates.


13 posted on 01/10/2011 6:07:31 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: speciallybland
So who is the Constitution party running for President? Cause I ain't voting Huck.

/johnny

14 posted on 01/10/2011 6:09:32 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: speciallybland

Sarah Palin has more bitter enemies than Huck, but share about the same number of raving friends.


15 posted on 01/10/2011 6:10:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: speciallybland

Pure hogwash!

I don’t know a single conservative Republican who supports Huckadoodle.

The ex-Gov of Arkasas has more baggage than Michelle Obama on a trip to Spain.


16 posted on 01/10/2011 6:10:31 AM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: Red Badger
The Left and by inference, the MSM is trying to pick our candidate for 2012........again............

Exactly right. IMHO, Huckabee would have never made it above 5% in '08 unless the MSM hadn't put on an 'all out' effort to prop him up as a serious candidate. Every vote Huckster got was taken from Fred, whom the MSM feared greatly.


17 posted on 01/10/2011 6:11:45 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>> Sarah Palin has more bitter enemies than Huck, but share about the same number of raving friends.

Good observation.

“If you don’t have any enemies, you don’t have any character.”


18 posted on 01/10/2011 6:14:07 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: speciallybland

If Huckabee or Romney are the nominee, the odds of Fauxbama getting a second term go up greatly. I the republicans steal defeat from the jaws of victory by putting up one of these schmucks, the party as a whole needs flushed.


19 posted on 01/10/2011 6:15:52 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: speciallybland

Don’t want Gomer Pyle running the country


20 posted on 01/10/2011 6:20:39 AM PST by Captain PJ
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To: Red Badger

They seem to be determined to pick our candidate for us, and of course this candidate will show up ion Iowa and New hampshire and it will be written in concrete long before the rest of America gats a chance to be a part of the choice.

We need all primary’s to be on the same day or we will continue getting RINO’s picked for us by the RINO leaders of the party.


21 posted on 01/10/2011 6:25:43 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Red Badger

Pretty predictable with Huckabee all over Fox News.


22 posted on 01/10/2011 6:34:03 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: speciallybland

Gingrich, Huckabee, Romney. A pox on the lot of them! Or is that inflammatory hate speech?

Under no circumstances will I vote for any of them.

Palin is my personal choice right now but I’ll have to learn more about the rest of them.


23 posted on 01/10/2011 6:34:16 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: speciallybland

Oh Sh%T, we’re in deep doo-doo with these GOP knuckle heads.


24 posted on 01/10/2011 6:40:29 AM PST by gitmogrunt
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To: Servant of the Cross

Sweeney Todd could make a lot of sausage out of Huck!


25 posted on 01/10/2011 6:42:18 AM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I did not see any one on the list that I would give a second thought to other than Palin, right my vote would be none of the above....


26 posted on 01/10/2011 7:23:15 AM PST by westvalley
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To: SatinDoll
I want to hurl every time one of these makes it onto FR. They are so predictably propagandistic.

I want to hurl every time someone condemns a poll just because it doesn't show what they want to see. It's so predictably illogical.

And mind you, I find Huckabee the most loathesome candidate in the poll myself, and I also don't personally know anyone who would remotely support Huckabee.

But, I accept the unfortunate reality that myself and the Republicans I know aren't REMOTELY representative of the country at large.

There are just too many polls showing Huckabee as popular at the moment for it not to be largely true. There's this great mass of Republicans and Republican leaners (presumably in the Midwest/South) that like him, but they're not FR posters.

27 posted on 01/10/2011 7:25:20 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: speciallybland

There is no truth left in America... not in the dim party... not in the republican party... not in the media... not in the government.

LLS


28 posted on 01/10/2011 7:25:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: speciallybland

If this is true, then we truly are the stupid party.


29 posted on 01/10/2011 7:32:09 AM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: speciallybland

I have debunked this gallup poll twice. It is bogus.

LLS


30 posted on 01/10/2011 8:02:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That scene was better done with Capone.

31 posted on 01/10/2011 10:01:15 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Howie66

“I know a huge number of GOP voters and I don’t know one that has the Huckster in the top 20.”

Ditto. These alleged “polls” are hilarious.


32 posted on 01/11/2011 2:58:08 PM PST by SallyH
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