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They've got strong feelings (re: Gallup Positive Intensity Poll)
Politico ^ | 3/29/11 | Politico

Posted on 03/30/2011 6:13:53 AM PDT by justsaynomore

Gallup has been measuring the "positive intensity" that Republicans and Republican-leaning independents feel for the presidential hopefuls. "Positive intensity" is calculated based on the difference between the potential candidates' strongly favorable and strongly unfavorable ratings among those familiar with them.

The most notable finding of their latest survey? Underdog Herman Cain, included in the poll for the first time, actually has a pretty passionate following.

Here are the 2012ers with the highest "positive intensity" scores.

Mike Huckabee: 26 positive intensity score Michele Bachmann: 20 positive intensity score Mitt Romney: 20 Herman Cain: 20 Sarah Palin: 18 Tim Pawlenty: 16 Mitch Daniels: 15

Gallup positive intensity tracking poll March 14-27


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; 2012gopprimary; bachman; cain2012; gallup; hermancain; journolist; palin; polls
I'm not sure how one measures intensity, but I know that Cain has nearly 200k volunteers now!
1 posted on 03/30/2011 6:13:59 AM PDT by justsaynomore
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To: K-oneTexas; Tucker822; Kartographer; freekitty; carmody; Dead Corpse; MsLady; Publius772000; ...

Some polling numbers for your brain - the article above plus:

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In February 2011, Herman Cain won the on-air and online presidential straw poll for WHO, Iowa’s largest talk radio station and former home to President Reagan.

In February 2011, Herman Cain won the Tea Party Patriots (Arizona) Presidential Straw Poll at their policy summit with 22 percent of the vote in a field of 14 potential candidates.

On March 26, Herman Cain won the (Iowa) presidential straw poll at Congressman Steve King’s Conservative Principles PAC Conference, with 2 1/2 times as many votes as his nearest competitor. http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2011/03/27/herman-cain-wins-tir-straw-poll-at-conservative-principles-conference/

On March 29, Herman Cain won the College Republicans’ Straw Poll in Racine, WI. http://mountpleasant.patch.com/articles/college-republicans-straw-poll-indicates-herman-cain-for-2012-presidential-run


2 posted on 03/30/2011 6:15:30 AM PDT by justsaynomore ("America must move from an entitlement mindset to an empowerment mindset" - Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore

I don’t know, I feel very negative whenever I hear the name, “Romney.”


3 posted on 03/30/2011 6:15:50 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: justsaynomore

Herman Cain has a positive following because of the gutless wonders who are running like Romney, Newt, Pawlenty et al. RINOs need not apply. Mr. Cain is a patriot willing to tell the truth unlike the other list of smiling wimps.


4 posted on 03/30/2011 6:16:14 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: justsaynomore

I could easily support Herman Cain.

I’m still holding my fire, however. Let’s see how things develop over the next few weeks.


5 posted on 03/30/2011 6:18:03 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: TSgt

Maybe they positively hate him!


6 posted on 03/30/2011 6:22:04 AM PDT by justsaynomore ("America must move from an entitlement mindset to an empowerment mindset" - Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore
At least Cain doesn't look like a loser or girly man. In any other year he might have had a chance.

(It's not fair) But in all honestly, I don't think the country is going to be in the mood for another black president for awhile.

7 posted on 03/30/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: justsaynomore

I’m finding it difficult to picture the sort of person who might have “positive intensity” for Mitt Romney.


8 posted on 03/30/2011 6:27:53 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: justsaynomore

Just who are these passionate Huckabilly followers they keep polling? If Sarah Palin isn’t qualified for the Presidency (as the MSM and a lot of FR say), then Huck REALLY isn’t. What does he know about the issue of the day: energy and economy?


9 posted on 03/30/2011 6:28:01 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Well, I respect your opinion, but frankly, the only place I ever hear that or see that evidenced is on FR.

I know several folks working on his exploratory committee across the country - Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin, Arizona, Indiana, New Hampshire and of course Georgia. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. In only 6 weeks he already has 200,000 volunteers.

Look how many Black Republicans ran and/or were elected in the midterms.

The “black thing” is really a liberal issue, not a conservative one.


10 posted on 03/30/2011 6:32:32 AM PDT by justsaynomore ("America must move from an entitlement mindset to an empowerment mindset" - Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore
I think that we have several excellent GOP prospects.

Now, I may be hoping to see Sarah Palin as POTUS (if for no other reason than watching millions of "Progressive" and RINO skulls explode); but I have to say that Herman Cain does not have her negatives (The State Run Media has yet to target him).

And the point of "negatives" is not measured here. Romney might have statistically close "enthusiasm" to Cain and others-- but there is also a large segment of the GOP base that loathes him.

11 posted on 03/30/2011 6:40:11 AM PDT by Lysandru ((Former Wrestler))
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To: Lysandru

And think about THIS::

The msm will NOT be able to use the “race card” against Cain withouh looking totally hypocritical!!


12 posted on 03/30/2011 6:49:00 AM PDT by Rca2000 ( The Obama regime.....and all that goes with it .."All part of the "big plan"......)
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To: justsaynomore
Mike Huckabee: 26 positive intensity score Michele Bachmann: 20 positive intensity score Mitt Romney: 20 Herman Cain: 20 Sarah Palin: 18 Tim Pawlenty: 16 Mitch Daniels: 15

Cain and Daniels are the only ones on this list that have a chance in hell. I feel positively nauseous thinking about Huckabee or Romney getting the nomination. Disaster.

13 posted on 03/30/2011 7:04:36 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: justsaynomore
Tim (the yawn) Pawlenty supporters have as much intensity as supporters of dynamic Sarah Palin? Somehow I doubt this.
14 posted on 03/30/2011 7:07:28 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Howie66
From what little I have from and about Cain, I could support him easily, Bachman and Palin the same. Not so crazy about Huck, Romney and the others. Newt is brilliant and a good speaker but he blows in the wind, meaning he would do what ever he had to do to please those on the left. I want someone who will stand up to them. Never the less I will vote Republican in the 2012 election.
15 posted on 03/30/2011 7:14:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Lysandru

The trend for every election and candidates for this stage of the race is mostly Name Recognition. Few people know much about any candidate and tend to respond to names they have been hearing on a regular basis. But if you ask them what that candidate stands for or believes in, they have no clue.

Hard core politics wonks like the kind who post here, are not very good sources to base actual statistics on. They are rather warped strongly in one direction or the other, in comparison to the general voting public.

Which explains the outrage and disbelief that is displayed here when the general public opinion polls show the enemy (Or candidates they do not like) in the lead.


16 posted on 03/30/2011 7:18:05 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: TexasFreeper2009
(It's not fair) But in all honestly, I don't think the country is going to be in the mood for another black president for awhile.

His color has nothing to do with it, but the fact is, {while I like Herman} he has never run for any office.

Some will say that we need a true outsider, and while he has run private companies, dealing with congress is a different basket of snakes.

He can't fire congress.

All that being said, if Herman is the pubbie candidate, he not only has my vote and my money but also my hard work.

17 posted on 03/30/2011 7:18:44 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Howie66

same here


18 posted on 03/30/2011 7:19:55 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: justsaynomore

“Positive intensity” is calculated based on the difference between the potential candidates’ strongly favorable and strongly unfavorable ratings among those familiar with them.


19 posted on 03/30/2011 7:21:16 AM PDT by deport
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To: justsaynomore

de poll:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/146864/Huckabee-Continues-Lead-GOP-Positive-Intensity-Tracking.aspx


20 posted on 03/30/2011 7:24:30 AM PDT by deport
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To: Rca2000

When did doing something that makes them look totally totally hypocritical ever stop ‘MSPMS’?


21 posted on 03/30/2011 7:28:27 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Ditter

I like your thinking.

My top three are the same as yours.

I wouldn’t vote for Newt as dog catcher even if my county were over-run with Chihuahuas. Same for Huckster and Pawlenty or Romney.

Trump needs to run as a democRAT since he supported Present Stroker in 2008.


22 posted on 03/30/2011 7:29:24 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: justsaynomore

I like the Hermanator.


23 posted on 03/30/2011 7:52:35 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Howie66

The only reason I would even give Newt the time of day is because I heard him speaking to a group of college students about government years ago. It was on a station like C-Span or something. The questions from the students really showed him to be alert and quick on his feet, with incredible knowledge about the constitution. In a debate he would wipe the floor with our current president. That being said, I think he would give in to the leftist eventually.


24 posted on 03/30/2011 8:04:38 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Prokopton

After watching TPaw on Hannity last night the only intensity I had was slight nausea. Bachmann and Cain are the brightest stars on my horizon.

Memo to Mitt: Sometimes no means Hell no.


25 posted on 03/30/2011 8:29:29 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: justsaynomore
In general I agree completely. BUT, just like W tarnished the Bush name for any future Bush's (Jeb) that might have wanted to run, I believe that Obama has done the same for other black candidates, at least in the short term.

It's not fair to Jeb, and it's not fair to other possibly “great” black conservative candidates, but that's just the feeling I get in my gut.

26 posted on 03/30/2011 8:58:50 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: justsaynomore

Cain is on fire in Iowa! Go to http://2012iowacaucus.com the official website of the Iowa Caucus and vote Cain...he is winning already by a long shot over Huckabee and others...he has also won the Iowa Republican Straw Poll last month in Des Moines!


27 posted on 04/09/2011 2:21:51 PM PDT by ivorytowerintl
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