Skip to comments.Poll: GOP's 2012 contenders unknown, unloved
Posted on 04/21/2011 11:34:21 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
It's early yet, but the Grand Old Party clearly has its work cut out to sell the voting American public on a candidate to challenge President Obama in the 2012 national election.
A 56 percent majority of Republican voters told a CBS News/New York Times poll that none of the names officially or unofficially in the hat at this stage made them feel enthusiastic as potential nominees.
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Sarah Palin is the only one over 50% UF among RV’s.
Huckabee might be worth reconsidering after seeing these numbers.
Who in their right mind would want that job.....The Left has this country on the edge of a cliff, and in their minds anyone sitting in the POTUS the day the thing falls over, even for just a day-——it will be their fault
Never mind the decline started w FDR, accelerated w/ LBJ,Carter, Clinton, and now the coup’de grace w/ Obama
Grab the Senate with enough votes to override Veto’s and let the Left hand themselves with thier own economic morass and hang the blame solidly on Obama and the dem’cats where it needs to be.......start a massive media campaign.
Duck, the herd will be here shortly.
CBS/NYT polling is skewed to promote only Republican candidates for whom Independents WILL NOT vote. Obama is sinking among this group and is full bore out to regain his footing with them since both sides know Independents decide the next election.
And, the let the Supreme Court have a leftist majority for generation? No thank you.
I’m sick of these stupid polls when only 1 or 2 have declared their candidacy. I know the MSM is chomping at the bit to start trashing the candidates.
Most won’t announce until June. I, too, don’t understand why anyone would want this job unless its for the power and perks. There may be a few who really want to serve (Sarah) but, for the others, I question their motives.
By this time next year, the eventual nominee will be much better known, and that won't be a problem.
Sarah and Bachmann are the only two worth a dang on that list.
Col. Allen West for POTUS.
And the herd has arrived...
Any of these prospective candidates would be better than Obama. Do they have baggage? Sure, but Obama now has far more than he started with. He’s a disaster!
We all know that people usually vote their pocketbooks. The big question in my mind is: Are the productive voters who have jobs or want to work going to outnumber the sponges relying on government for their livlihood? Obama is counting on the sponges.
That would never happen. The presidential coattails are just too powerful. The instances where the party that lost the national popular vote added 6 or more (or any) seats in the Senate are not very numerable. I think it might have happened in 1996, and the GOP only gained a couple or three seats, and perhaps again in 1988 with a one or two seat pick-up for the Dems, even though they lost the White House.
Generally, when we see big swings in the Senate is when it's the party of the winning presidential nominee making big gains, like in 1980 where the GOP picked up (I think) 12 seats.
Bite your typing fingers!! Not in this life.
And we should pay attention to CBS...why?
PS-I'm not a Huckabee supporter, my name comes from Mark Twain.
I would love to know how they do that. Do tell.
The Registered voters category is VERY telling and we must learn to be realistic that they are true.