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RR: 46% of GOP Primary Voters Who Favor Palin Might Back Third-Party Option If She Isnít Nominated
Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 30, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 01/30/2011 10:33:33 AM PST by parksstp

Nearly half of the Republican Primary voters who support Sarah Palin say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for a third-party candidate if she does not win the GOP presidential nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; elections2012; freepressforpalin; palin; presidentialelection; sarah; sarahpalin; smellthefear; thirdparty; waronsarah
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I think this is a little overboard and overlooks the word "Might". If an actual conservative other than Palin wins the nomination, the primaries are somewhat clean (no unforgivable personal attacks), and even Sarah herself can endorse the eventual nominee and advocate for them as a true conservative, then I don't see the mass exodus. However, it seems like when people were answering this question, they assumed Palin not getting the nomination must have meant another RINO would get it, which in case would lead to another political disaster for the GOP. But for now, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt at this point to work it out. Even if Palin, DeMint, Thune, and whoever have to work it out beforehand to ensure the conservative vote doesn't split in the primary, so be it.
1 posted on 01/30/2011 10:33:36 AM PST by parksstp
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To: parksstp

I would definitely vote third party if some 0bama clone like Romney got the nod, but I can accept a conservative other than Palin.


2 posted on 01/30/2011 10:35:14 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: parksstp

How about we just simply let the media pick our candidate.

With ‘polls’ like these...that seems to be their intent anyway. This is a joke and TOTALLY MEANINGLESS. But there might be a few people here that take the bait and start screaming at each other.


3 posted on 01/30/2011 10:36:41 AM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: parksstp

I call BS on that headline, her negatives are 33%.


4 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:05 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: parksstp

It’s rapidly approaching the time when if you don’t stand up for your principles, all will be lost.

If someone else throws his/her hat in the ring that shows the same depth of character and commitment to principle then, yeah, I’ll happily vote for them.

Until then, I am behind Sarah.


5 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:34 AM PST by turfmann
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To: pnh102

If Palin gets the nomination, I will definitely vote third party. Same goes for if some RINO clown, like Romney, gets the nod.


6 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:45 AM PST by vivalaoink
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To: parksstp

This is why I think the “Palin or nobody” people are just as bad as the Rudy McRomneys.

A pox on both camps.

As if the only choices are between two different competing groups of amnesty queens.


7 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:48 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp

This is why I think the “Palin or nobody” people are just as bad as the Rudy McRomneys.

A pox on both camps.

As if the only choices are between two different competing groups of amnesty queens.


8 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:59 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp

The GOP’s hostility towards Conservatives does not go unnoticed.

A day of reckoning could be upon the Republican Party.


9 posted on 01/30/2011 10:38:05 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: parksstp

In other words

46% of GOP Primary Voters Responsible for Zero Second Term.


10 posted on 01/30/2011 10:38:33 AM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: vivalaoink; All

Why do you support Ron Paul???


11 posted on 01/30/2011 10:39:56 AM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
This is why I think the “Palin or nobody” people are just as bad as the Rudy McRomneys.

Just as bad as the "anyone but Palin" crew that shows up here.

12 posted on 01/30/2011 10:41:15 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: pnh102

Oh, good. The third party nut cases gave us Bill Clinton when they voted for Ross The Nut Perot.


13 posted on 01/30/2011 10:42:39 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: pnh102

Whatever designated loser the MSM/GOP establishment offers up.


14 posted on 01/30/2011 10:44:36 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I am not a Palin or nobody but I plan to write her name on the ballot if I feel she hasn’t gotten a fair shake from the Gutless Old Party people who attempt to control these elections. So far I haven’t seen one iota of support from the Republican Party for her. The only support I see is from people like me who believe in her. If the GOP begins to acknowledge her as a viable candidate and are willing to back her then I will be satisfied. I am sick of Romney, Hick-abee being shoved down our throats. When Cheney, Bush, the Newt et all begin to speak up for her then I might believe the party would back her. Until then...for me, it is Palin or no one.


15 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:07 AM PST by imfrmdixie (A MOUNTAIN CAN BE MOVED....ONE SMALL STONE AT A TIME.)
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To: JimRed
Just as bad as the "anyone but Palin" crew that shows up here.

Yeah, I agree. It cuts both ways.

Look people, it's WAY to early to anoint ANY candidate or potential candidate as our pick in 2012. There are plenty of fine conservatives out there in addition to Palin, and I vote for letting any of them who want to have a crack at it too, instead of just fixating on Palin lie we're all a bunch of obsessive-compulsives.

16 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:18 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp
I'm damned sure NOT going to vote for another John McCain!

This is engraved in stone, they can take it to the bank!

It doesn't absolutely need to be Sarah but if the nominee isn't reasonably conservative no way will I vote for them.

17 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: righttackle44

The cycle of history repeating itself is getting shorter and shorter......usually, the people who engage in the “repeat behavior” were not around the first time it happened.


18 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:56 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (We had it wrong the whole time. Khrushchev actually said, "We will Barry you!")
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To: parksstp
I support Palin and I might not accept any substitutes.

I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Newt, Mitt or Rudy. If the GOP nominates one of those three, then I will write in Ted Kennedy's name. ;-)

19 posted on 01/30/2011 10:46:09 AM PST by Walts Ice Pick ("I'm not going to shut up!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: righttackle44
Oh, good. The third party nut cases gave us Bill Clinton when they voted for Ross The Nut Perot.

George HW Bush was responsible for Perot. He and his minions ran a terrible campaign, and Bush 41 didn't take an interest in his own re-election until it was too late.

20 posted on 01/30/2011 10:46:09 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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