Skip to comments.2012 GOP PRIMARY POLL (FReep this poll!)
Posted on 01/18/2011 1:56:37 PM PST by Josh Painter
Out of the following potential candidates, who would you vote for in a Republican Presidential Primary?
* Mike Huckabee
* Sarah Palin
* Mitt Romney
* Newt Gingrich
* Tim Pawlenty
* Herman Cain
* Mitch Daniels
* Mike Pence
Direct link to poll: http://polldaddy.com/poll/4409475/#
(In Before The Ronulans)
2,073 Total Vote
Without Michelle Bachmann, a useless poll. I know I can write her name in but that is not good enough.
I voted for the chick with the patriotic guts and the only one who can save America.
see my tagline....
Gov. Palin leads so far.
Most of the comments on the website were complaining that their favorite politician wasn't listed. Ron Paul seemed to be a favorite of many. Some dissed Sarah Palin as 'toxic' which I find unfortunate because, once again, otherwise intelligent conservatives are letting the liberal media tell them what Republican is 'acceptable' (to the left). However, I think Palin will remain the front-runner, despite not having the blessing of Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer or those who think Newt Gingrich is really a viable 2012 GOP presidential candidate but Sarah Palin is 'toxic'.
Out of the following potential candidates, who would you vote for in a Republican Presidential Primary?
Sarah Palin 23% 520 votes
Mike Huckabee 11% 247 votes
Newt Gingrich 9% 205 votes
Herman Cain 9% 199 votes
Mike Pence 9% 205 votes
Mitt Romney 8% 180 votes
Tim Pawlenty 8% 182 votes
Mitch Daniels 5% 116 votes
Other 17% 372 votes
2,226 Total Votes
Posted 2 hours ago.
Good post. I voted for Sarah Palin. They call her toxic...no you idiots, it’s the media that is toxic.
I still believe the Bushes will make Myth Romney the nominee.
Me too. I am in for Palin now. The media shows the way. What they hate the most is the best.
Exactly right. You can tell who the conservative front-runner is by the number of liberal knives sticking out of their back.
No doubt. Anyone the media hates has got to be good. Anything the media hates is good.
I chose Pence. He’s not doing that bad, behind only Palin and Huckabee.
Ping to a Sarah Palin Poll.
No direct link on thread, but go to article, then click near top of page for the poll.
Other: Paul Ryan
I think I have to reboot. *sigh*
I can’t link to the poll.
Only 1 H of R member has ever been elected POTUS, James Garfield. It is doubtful that a member of the H of R could pull it off. Let’s elect her to the US Senate first, then she could run reasonably, because not even senators have that good of a chance. (Last one before Obama was JFK)
Groan, they all suck. The lack of decent choices this cycle is just depressing. So I will just write in Rex Ryan.
So true! Let’s hope she runs. I’ll tell you one thing, the media may not know it but they are setting up the best David vs Goliath contest America has ever seen! Sarah = David with a hand. Snobama = Goliath with a teleprompter.
|Mike Huckabee||12%||360 votes|
|Sarah Palin||26%||801 votes|
|Mitt Romney||7%||230 votes|
|Newt Gingrich||9%||273 votes|
|Tim Pawlenty||8%||232 votes|
|Herman Cain||9%||268 votes|
|Mitch Daniels||5%||151 votes|
|Mike Pence||9%||290 votes|
|Total||101%||3,083 Total Vote|
“Hes not doing that bad, behind only Palin and Huckabee.”
Why won’t Huckabee go away??? He’s smooth and that worries me. The last thing we need is for him to be the candidate.
Apparantly he did well with socon voters. I don't know if he's running, but he could be a factor if he does run.
ps--I'm not a Huckabee guy, my name comes from Huck Finn. But I thought Huckabee showed a lot of skill. He made a lot of hay last time with very little money and very little name recognition. He could split the socon vote with Palin if he runs.
I think this time around the primaries will be similar to last time, with no clear leader.
Hey, I just reviewed the thread from last night when Sarah was on Hannity. That is a great thread.
President Palin, that just sounds so right!
How about none of the above? They’re all pretty good but most have flaws and you need better than pretty good to be President.
I wrote in Chris Christie of New Jersey
Good Grief! Sarah has over 1/4 the vote among 8 candidates, over 2X the vote of her closest rival, and she’s not electable? wt*? I can’t understand how the media can have so much control over the people here. Hide and watch, because you’re going to be voting for Sarah in November ‘12 as she wins in a tremendous landslide!
Mike Huckabee12%424 votes
Sarah Palin27%947 votes
Mitt Romney8%272 votes
Newt Gingrich9%312 votes
Tim Pawlenty7%262 votes
Herman Cain8%300 votes
Mitch Daniels5%168 votes
Mike Pence9%331 votes
3,565 Total Votes
I wrote her in. I think between her and Lt Col. West that would be a winning team.
remember, you have to capture independent votes as well as conservatives.
Most important is to get Obama the hell out of there. Put up viable candidates or we are doomed.
“remember, you have to capture independent votes as well as conservatives”.....Like when we ran McCain so he could reach across the aisle? Going to the center for votes is a myth. 15,000,000 Conservatives refused to vote for McCain because he was from the center. When we run a strong Conservative, or on Conservative principles, we in in landslides. Remember Reagan, ‘94 and last November? Running a moderate/independent is a recipe for disaster. Run a strong Conservative, who can be easily contrasted to the democrat, and voters come out of the woodwork for the Conservative.
“I think this time around the primaries will be similar to last time, with no clear leader.”
You could be right, a lot of divided loyalties, I’m afraid. To your comment about MH making a lot of hay last time - indeed. He stayed in there long enough to force Romney out, then promptly conceded himself. I’ve always thought he and McCain struck a deal. No, I don’t think MH’s a bad person, just way too liberal and politically correct for my tastes. He does have talent - as I said, he’s very smooth, the consummate diplomat (or politician) - handles questions and verbal challenges deftly, as evidenced on his tv show and virtually all appearances he makes on any network.
For your screen name explanation, thanks. I must confess my heart skipped a beat when I first saw a reply to my post from Huck. I thought, could MH be a FReeper? Then I said, Naaaaw. :-)))
“I wrote in Chris Christie of New Jersey”
You’re really gonna catch it for that one :-) I always liked CC myself, then I started reading/learning more on here, after his tv appearance Sunday. I still like his guts, budget cutting and standing up to the unions as he’s been, but was greatly disappointed to learn he sides with Bloomberg in support of the ground zero mosque and that he’s evidently pretty muslim-cozy.
Hello I’m a new member, I’m sure I will enjoy this site.
(It was recommended by a friend)
“When we run a strong Conservative, or on Conservative principles, we win in landslides. Remember Reagan”
A very interesting interview with RR’s (good) son, Michael, last night on Hannity. In talking about now vs. then, he spoke of what a uniter his dad was, his talent for bringing differing sides together to accomplish things, BUT how he probably couldn’t get the nomination today or be elected, because he wouldn’t please conservative purists. His famous 80/20 philosophy likely would rile them.
We have to remember who the enemy is, folks, and no staying home in ‘12 by any of us who don’t get the candidate of our first choice. That could’ve made a difference in ‘08 and would for sure in ‘12.
Don’t get me wrong, my heart sank when Juan McCain won the primary and calling him a moderate is putting it mildly. But would I rather have seen him in the White House than the one we got? Hell, yes. I knew what a danger BHO was before the election. Would all those who didn’t, but see it now, still give away their votes to him by staying home sulking? I hope the answer to that is HELL, NO!
PS - the main reason McCain lost, at least by as much as he did, wasn’t because he was a “moderate” - it was because he ran a crappy, seemingly half-hearted campaign and spent as much time being Obama’s cheerleader as being his opponent. He either wimped out or some kind of evil deal was made.
I agree mclame ran a cr*ppy campaign, but the fact remains that 15,000,000 Conservatives stayed home instead of voting for a freight train to socialism as compared to a rocket ship to socialism. Everytime we run a moderate, or have been acting like moderates in congress, we lose. Everytime we run a strong Conservative, or on Conservatives ideals in off year elections, we win landslides. You can set your watch by it.
“His famous 80/20 philosophy likely would rile them.” Voters rushed to vote for Reagan because of his Conservative Philosopy, he later took 80% because Americans put democrats back in Congress, and 80% was all he could get in the end game because of that Congress. In ‘12, particularly with Sarah as the POTUS Candidate, we will have everything, including Congress. Americans are sickened by democrats, and the evil democrats are now showing everyday us who they fear most, and that person is Sarah Palin.
Duncan Hunter 2012
McCain didn’t win for anyone. The whole problem with McCain was he was a bad choice from the get go. You are twisting what I said into your own argument for Palin.
There are other very conservative people who would be acceptable to us conservatives and not shunned by the independent votes.
It is not a Palin or nothing here. She is so hated by the left that they will take independents who vote at the last minute to the democratic ticket through straight smears.
The problem with Palin is she is so hated by people that it is ingrained in them now through the media. They don’t have a reason and can not articulate one thing that they dislike about her, but they would never vote for her.
this is not about us liking her or thinking she would be best. It is purely to get Obama and the left out of office.
We have to make sure that the republican ticket will win and Palin is so hated by so many that there will be a very high turn out against her.
Much like the 2010 election, people were not voted in but rather people were voted against. This is how most elections happen.
We need to make sure that our candidate has a better appeal than Obama who is still very high in the likability polls. People may not like his policies, but they like HIM. It is clear from almost every poll out there. People are generally stupid. They will not look at policy, they will vote with their gut. If they like someone they will vote for them period.
We’re going to have to agree to disagree. It’s not my nature to align myself with the words and ideas of rinos and democrats. I’ll go with history and my growing gut.