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2012 GOP PRIMARY POLL (FReep this poll!)
The Patriot Caucus PAC ^ | January 18, 2011 | Patriot Caucus Team

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

* Other:

Direct link to poll: http://polldaddy.com/poll/4409475/#


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; gop; poll; presidentialprimary
Vote for your candidate of choice. You can write in a candidate if your preference is not listed.
1 posted on 01/18/2011 1:56:40 PM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

IBTR!

(In Before The Ronulans)

- JP


2 posted on 01/18/2011 2:01:01 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

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Mike Huckabee
11%
235 votes

*
Sarah Palin
22%
453 votes

*
Mitt Romney
8%
175 votes

*
Newt Gingrich
10%
198 votes

*
Tim Pawlenty
8%
170 votes

*
Herman Cain
9%
182 votes

*
Mitch Daniels
5%
110 votes

*
Mike Pence
9%
193 votes

*
Other
17%
357 votes

2,073 Total Vote


3 posted on 01/18/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by Hunton Peck (I am required to warn you that this metaphor is registered as a deadly weapon in 32 states.)
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To: Josh Painter

Without Michelle Bachmann, a useless poll. I know I can write her name in but that is not good enough.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 2:02:24 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Josh Painter

I voted for the chick with the patriotic guts and the only one who can save America.

see my tagline....


5 posted on 01/18/2011 2:02:48 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Josh Painter

Gov. Palin leads so far.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 2:05:13 PM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: Josh Painter
I voted. Sarah Palin leads with 22%, 'Other' at 17% and Huckabee at 11%.

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'.

7 posted on 01/18/2011 2:05:22 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Josh Painter

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.


8 posted on 01/18/2011 2:15:45 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jim Scott

Good post. I voted for Sarah Palin. They call her toxic...no you idiots, it’s the media that is toxic.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 2:16:02 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: SandRat

I still believe the Bushes will make Myth Romney the nominee.


10 posted on 01/18/2011 2:28:36 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: toddausauras

Me too. I am in for Palin now. The media shows the way. What they hate the most is the best.


11 posted on 01/18/2011 2:32:12 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: screaminsunshine

Exactly right. You can tell who the conservative front-runner is by the number of liberal knives sticking out of their back.


12 posted on 01/18/2011 2:46:04 PM PST by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" drive progressives absolutely crazy.)
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To: Josh Painter; Al B.; onyx; Lakeshark; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK

Done!


13 posted on 01/18/2011 2:49:04 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: jdsteel

No doubt. Anyone the media hates has got to be good. Anything the media hates is good.


14 posted on 01/18/2011 2:52:43 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Josh Painter

I chose Pence. He’s not doing that bad, behind only Palin and Huckabee.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 3:08:16 PM PST by Huck (The GOP symbol should be the platypus; they speak in platitudes and they act like pussies.)
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To: Josh Painter; onyx

Ping to a Sarah Palin Poll.
No direct link on thread, but go to article, then click near top of page for the poll.


16 posted on 01/18/2011 3:10:17 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. (Run, Sarah,Run!))
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To: Josh Painter

Other: Paul Ryan


17 posted on 01/18/2011 3:11:11 PM PST by domeika
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; TheConservativeParty; Josh Painter

I think I have to reboot. *sigh*
I can’t link to the poll.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 3:14:51 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Josh Painter

Palin 2012.....


19 posted on 01/18/2011 3:20:23 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: napscoordinator

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)


20 posted on 01/18/2011 3:20:59 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Josh Painter

Groan, they all suck. The lack of decent choices this cycle is just depressing. So I will just write in Rex Ryan.


21 posted on 01/18/2011 3:21:25 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: screaminsunshine

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.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 3:22:09 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Josh Painter
Out of the following potential candidates, who would you vote for in a Republican Presidential Primary?
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
Other 16% 478 votes
Total 101% 3,083 Total Vote

23 posted on 01/18/2011 3:25:57 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Huck

“He’s 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.


24 posted on 01/18/2011 3:30:13 PM PST by llandres
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To: llandres
My impression of Huckabee last time around was that he was very clever and cagey--definitely someone with some slick talent. A smooth talker.

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.

25 posted on 01/18/2011 3:35:23 PM PST by Huck (The GOP symbol should be the platypus; they speak in platitudes and they act like pussies.)
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To: onyx

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!

: )


26 posted on 01/18/2011 3:36:58 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. (Run, Sarah,Run!))
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To: Josh Painter

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


27 posted on 01/18/2011 3:44:30 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

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!


28 posted on 01/18/2011 3:57:18 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: Hunton Peck

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

Other15%549 votes

3,565 Total Votes


29 posted on 01/18/2011 4:21:57 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 4:24:22 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

“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.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 5:17:57 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: Huck

“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. :-)))


32 posted on 01/18/2011 7:04:42 PM PST by llandres
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To: wildbill

“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.


33 posted on 01/18/2011 7:14:28 PM PST by llandres
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To: Josh Painter

Hello I’m a new member, I’m sure I will enjoy this site.
(It was recommended by a friend)


34 posted on 01/18/2011 7:21:38 PM PST by keithbo58
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To: stickywillie

“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!


35 posted on 01/18/2011 7:40:28 PM PST by llandres
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To: stickywillie

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.


36 posted on 01/18/2011 7:46:48 PM PST by llandres
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To: llandres

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.


37 posted on 01/19/2011 5:40:35 AM PST by stickywillie
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To: llandres

“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.


38 posted on 01/19/2011 5:47:43 AM PST by stickywillie
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To: Josh Painter

Duncan Hunter 2012


39 posted on 01/19/2011 6:54:22 AM PST by Kevin J waldroup ( Go Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: stickywillie

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.


40 posted on 01/19/2011 11:24:31 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

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.


41 posted on 01/19/2011 7:02:36 PM PST by stickywillie
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