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Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 01/25/2011 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 02/03/2011 12:56:41 AM PST by speciallybland

So what if Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich decide not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 or their campaigns falter in the early going? Who will the GOP turn to?

That’s what Rasmussen Reports asked Likely Republican Primary voters in a new national telephone survey. Not surprisingly the best known of the eight other prominent Republicans mentioned came out on top. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani emerges as the clear leader among this group with 29% support. Tim Pawlenty, who recently stepped down as governor of Minnesota, comes in second with 17%.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: giuliani; rasmussen; rudy; rudygiuliani
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1 posted on 02/03/2011 12:56:43 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

“Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out”

Dumbest Headline Award


2 posted on 02/03/2011 12:59:01 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: speciallybland
Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out

If?

I'd be a six foot tall blonde Swedish model if I grew a foot, was blonde and Swedish.

3 posted on 02/03/2011 1:00:49 AM PST by mountainbunny
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To: Islander7

Dumbest polling award.

Idiocy.


4 posted on 02/03/2011 1:01:01 AM 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: speciallybland

Guiliani wants to be President .. he just doesn’t want to run. I guess he wants to be appointed?


5 posted on 02/03/2011 1:09:36 AM PST by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: onyx
Idiocy.

When Mittens falls on his a$$, which you know he will, the MSM will start pushing Tooty Fruity Rudy, count on it.

6 posted on 02/03/2011 1:10:10 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: The Cajun

Pro-abortion = always the media favorite!


7 posted on 02/03/2011 1:11:22 AM 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: mountainbunny
Giuliani Omegatoo is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Everybody Else Drop(s) Out

:^D

O2

(whew, html)

8 posted on 02/03/2011 1:12:46 AM PST by omegatoo (Pray the rosary every day for our country)
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To: onyx
Pro-abortion = always the media favorite!

Don't forget pro gun control.
Pro-abortion and pro gun control are my one and two hot button issues I will not compromise on.

9 posted on 02/03/2011 1:14:58 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: The Cajun

Oh, you’re right! I forgot about that. Typical NorthEast unconscionable RINO.


10 posted on 02/03/2011 1:19:07 AM 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: speciallybland
NO WAY JOSE!

I've tried to like and respect Rudy but I won't support him for president.

He is way too similar to Bloomberg on way too many issues.

11 posted on 02/03/2011 1:20:59 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: speciallybland
Speaking of contenders; this poll question ranks right up there with the top "what ifs." But it still doesn't beat the all-time best 'what if' my childhood friend came up with one day.

"What if a giant grasshopper reaches through the window and drags us out?"

12 posted on 02/03/2011 1:21:49 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Islander7

In other news, I’d be the richest man in the world if everybody gave me their money.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 1:40:44 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

He is a New Yarker. Nahhh!


14 posted on 02/03/2011 1:42:58 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: speciallybland
Romney, Palin, Huckelberry, and the Gingrinch must step aside and take one for the team.. Someone needs to put a leash on Bolton, Giuliani and the babyBush too... A dozen loads of scatter shots gets us the one till 2016.

Let three unknowns work this out. Pretarnished candidates stepping into pretargeted mass media kill zones punching the crap out of each other is a dream come true for the rats. I fully expect that we will $hit in our shorts, as that is what is required to keep this crapraft afloat for another run into the Potomac.

15 posted on 02/03/2011 1:55:09 AM PST by mmercier (a little ray of sunshine)
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To: speciallybland

That’s a politically correct way of saying the American public would choose Guliani on or around the time hell freezes over. LOL!


16 posted on 02/03/2011 2:03:03 AM PST by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2012 come quickly...)
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To: calcowgirl; Condor51; stephenjohnbanker; TommyDale
The chances of Giuliani winning the GOP presidential nomination are zilch. He'd be eaten alive by the Tea Party.

Any candidate who chooses to be aligned with the dreaded neocons-----the eternal forces of Christian-hating-------cannot be seriously considered for office at any level of government.

Giuliani's liabilities are that he's a New Yorker w/ three wives; he is for abortion, same-sex marriage, lax illegal-immigration enforcement and gun control.

WRT national security, fuhgeddabatit. The very same political posturing that got Giuliani elected as NYC mayor wprevent him from becoming president. Taking a left-wing stance was necessary to enable him to win in America's bastion of liberalism. Such a history will not sit well om 2012. A sudden about-face would be a clear and futile case of extreme political pandering.......a candidate whose core convictions are subject to political whims.

In this Age of the Tea Party, among Rudy's huge liabilities is his personal life. Rudy's love life reads like a sordid tale from an X-rated paperback romance novel. Mayor Rudy, while a married man and father of two, got involved with his third and present wife, escorting her publicly, and insisted his lover move into Gracie Mansion while he was still married.

As for party loyalty, forget it. Rudy once endorsed a radical liberal Democrat--Mario Cuomo--over Cuomo's Repub opponent--who won.

Most egregiously, Rudy looked the other way when his patronage appointee Russell Harding --Liberal Party's Ray Harding's son, now in jail for government fraud----was stealing from the city's Housing Development Corp. and enjoying kiddie porn and gay vacations with his gay pals on the taxpayers dime.

Rudy would hunt down every gun, of every type, in every household in the USA and melt them down into scrap metal. Rudy doesn't need a gun. Like all rich liberals, he's got armed guards to protect him.

Rudy's vulnerability is his close relationship with Bernard Kerik. Perhaps Rudy ought to tell voters how he plans to use failed HomeLandSec appointee Bernie Kerik's personal, business and political expertise to help him win public office (poster laughs uproariously).

17 posted on 02/03/2011 2:26:39 AM PST by Liz
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To: The Cajun

That, and pro-homo as well. I wonder if Rudy will wait until the Florida primary to make a move again.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 2:29:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: speciallybland
Presidential material? Don't think so ...


19 posted on 02/03/2011 2:47:56 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: speciallybland
He's got a speaking engagement coming up in San Diego next month and I'm already sick of his voice on the radio ads.

POTUS Rudy? No thanks!

20 posted on 02/03/2011 2:58:06 AM PST by newzjunkey
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To: Islander7

ya beat me too it


21 posted on 02/03/2011 3:14:12 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: speciallybland

Wouldn’t vote for him with a gun to my head!!


22 posted on 02/03/2011 3:22:55 AM PST by dalereed
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To: speciallybland

Such polls are only about name recognition, not about policy or fitness to hold the office. I don’t think that any prospective candidate ought to be either encouraged or discouraged by something as vapid as a poll that basically asks, “Which of these guys have you heard of?”


23 posted on 02/03/2011 3:27:55 AM PST by babble-on
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To: speciallybland

“Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out”

Good grief, if enough people drop out I’D be the front runner.

By the way, I’ve just announced my candidacy just in case enough people drop out...


24 posted on 02/03/2011 3:31:17 AM PST by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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To: speciallybland

MICHELLE BACHMAN


25 posted on 02/03/2011 3:32:08 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: speciallybland

MICHELLE BACHMAN


26 posted on 02/03/2011 3:32:13 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: CapnJack
Presidential material? Don't think so ...

But he's got a cigar! Clinton had a cigar. Clinton was president. Of course, he was far from presidential.


27 posted on 02/03/2011 3:33:24 AM PST by aruanan
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To: speciallybland

Is this satire?!? Guiliani ran such an incompetent campaign in 2008 it was farcical that he was ever considered a viable candidate.


28 posted on 02/03/2011 3:48:43 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: speciallybland

Maybe he could be a leading GOP contender if he were actually a Republican.


29 posted on 02/03/2011 4:41:14 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: speciallybland

I figured it out... scotty rasmussen smokes crack... explains everything.

LLS


30 posted on 02/03/2011 4:41:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: speciallybland
From 2006, still apropos...

High Infidelity What if three admitted adulterers run for president and no one cares?

31 posted on 02/03/2011 4:49:04 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: speciallybland

It is obvious the party machinery is behind Romney. That machine gave us McCain last time, even in my home state, Oklahoma, where I thought for sure the Huckster would have some pull. Guiliani could help siphon votes from Romney the way Fred Thompson siphoned votes from whoever the hell he helped take out in the primaries - I don’t remember - but he siphoned enough votes off a contender to give us Queeg.

I do not know who I want yet. Not Huckabee, Not sure about Palin or Bachman. Turned off by Pawlenty (sp?). For now, I spectate - it’s a long road.


32 posted on 02/03/2011 4:57:09 AM PST by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: speciallybland

Hey—if no one else runs , I’ve got it locked up!!


33 posted on 02/03/2011 4:59:59 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Liz
Scott Rasmussen
Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out

That is one of the most STOO-PID Headlines I've ever seen.

Fruity Rooty Julie-Annie has less of a chance at being the 'front runner' than I do of winning the Pentathlon in the next Olympics. Or winning the upcoming Daytona 500 in a Chevy Volt.

And I can't can't my make my mind up if Scott is mocking Rooty, or he's shooting for a job from Rooty in any campaign. I HOPE it's the former. Or Scott needs some 'series' mental help.

34 posted on 02/03/2011 5:12:49 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Condor51

Giuliani is Leading GOP Contender If Front-Runners Drop Out-——headline, story and propaganda written by the pukeneos.

Although, I agree with your take——Rasmussen is mocking the ambitions of Going Nowhere Rooty.


35 posted on 02/03/2011 5:25:34 AM PST by Liz
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To: speciallybland

“War Certain if No Peace.”
“Peace Certain if No War.”


36 posted on 02/03/2011 5:43:57 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why act surprised?)
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To: speciallybland

Weird story...what if the first 8 guys dropped out...who’s the nominee then...Duncan Hunter??


37 posted on 02/03/2011 5:48:50 AM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Islander7
Not This
38 posted on 02/03/2011 7:37:19 AM PST by Josh Painter ("There were a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech." - Sarah Palin)
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To: speciallybland

What a headline! And I’m the Olympic High Jump Gold Medalist! ... if everyone else drops out excepting those without legs.


39 posted on 02/03/2011 7:39:24 AM PST by bvw
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To: Islander7

Dumbest survey award. Reduces it to plain old name recognition in a completely unrealistic scenario. Rasmussen is usually better than this, but he’s been contorting the reporting of some results to highlight the anti-Palin, as opposed to the pro-Palin, in them. If the guy really is Republican, it must be a tepid version of Republican indeed.


40 posted on 02/03/2011 7:46:41 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx
Pro-abortion = always the media favorite!

Yeah, Rudy is pro-abortion and has absolutely no chance.

I wonder where Mitt is on abortion this week?????

41 posted on 02/03/2011 7:52:48 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: 9YearLurker
Rasmussen is usually better than this, ...

Correct me if I'm off base here. Aren't polling outfits contracted to conduct a poll? I mean, do they sometimes poll on their own to see what the landscape really looks like?

42 posted on 02/03/2011 9:16:20 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

I believe they to differing degrees and mixing the two together do both.


43 posted on 02/03/2011 10:43:14 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Liz

Judi is very saddened by your predictions, LOL


44 posted on 02/03/2011 11:35:54 AM PST by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: Retired COB
I wonder where Mitt is on abortion this week?????

HAR!

^5


45 posted on 02/03/2011 12:35:45 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: calcowgirl

Snicker.


46 posted on 02/03/2011 2:36:22 PM PST by Liz
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To: speciallybland

I’ve always liked Rudy, and think he’s very competent. But his pro-abortion position is a deal breaker for me.


47 posted on 02/03/2011 2:56:09 PM PST by Bridesheadfan
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To: Liz

Giuliani was already eaten alive by the Tea Party. We just weren’t called the Tea party yet!


48 posted on 02/04/2011 5:02:50 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: Islander7

Giuliani leads if all the other contenders are struck by lightning on February 30th.


49 posted on 02/04/2011 5:04:14 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: speciallybland

I guess we will not win again if all we have is crap.


50 posted on 02/04/2011 5:08:02 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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