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CNN Poll: Majority say they wouldn't vote for Palin or Trump
CNN Politics ^ | 05/04/2011 | CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 05/04/2011 2:28:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans say they would never support Sarah Palin or Donald Trump for president, according to a new national poll.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday indicates that 58 percent of the public says they would never vote for the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, with an equal amount saying the same thing about the billionaire businessman, real estate mogul, and reality TV star.

Fifteen percent of people questioned say they are enthusiastic about Palin as a candidate and around one in four say they would consider voting for her for president. According to the poll, nine percent say they are enthusiastic about Trump as a candidate, with about a quarter saying they would consider voting for him for president.

Palin has not made any major moves towards running for the GOP presidential nomination, but says she's not ruling anything out. Trump says he'll announce by June whether he'll run for the White House.

At the opposite end of the poll are two Republicans who ran for their party's nomination in the last presidential election: Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.

Fifty-three percent say they are enthusiastic or would consider voting for Romney, with just over one in four saying they would never support the former Massachusetts governor for president. Romney has formed a presidential exploratory committee and is expected to formally declare his candidacy later this year.

According to the survey, 47 percent say they are enthusiastic or would consider voting for Huckabee, with 32 percent saying they would never vote for the former Arkansas governor for the White House. Huckabee has not, to date, made many public moves towards launching a campaign, but his advisers push back anytime it's suggested that he won't run for president.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; potus; sarahpalin

1 posted on 05/04/2011 2:28:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The MEDIA is picking our canidate again...


2 posted on 05/04/2011 2:29:46 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

My Mistake, it was a Quinnipiac Survey Poll.

Apologize for it.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 2:30:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Fifty-three percent say they are enthusiastic or would consider voting for Romney,..."

LOL!!! MSM trying to pick our nominee.

4 posted on 05/04/2011 2:30:44 PM PDT by avacado
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To: SeekAndFind

FR poll: most think CNN is a communist network.


5 posted on 05/04/2011 2:31:02 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you CNN for naming the candidates Obama fears.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 2:31:02 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: SeekAndFind

A CNN poll huh? Somehow I don’t think that counts for much.


7 posted on 05/04/2011 2:31:57 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not?....they voted for Obama?


8 posted on 05/04/2011 2:32:46 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

It does not matter.

More will vote for Palin than would vote for Obama.


9 posted on 05/04/2011 2:33:01 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN said it so it must be true.

I guess that leaves Romney, Gingrich and Huckabee.

Isn’t it great that CNN is here to help us pick a strong candidate?


10 posted on 05/04/2011 2:33:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Americanexpat

And they’d all vote for Romney or Huckster.


11 posted on 05/04/2011 2:33:07 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: hflynn

They’ll vote for Trump once he forces Obama to release the photos!


12 posted on 05/04/2011 2:33:16 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: trumandogz

Where will the rest of the vote go if the majority would not vote for Palin or Obama?


13 posted on 05/04/2011 2:34:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Have either stated their running?


14 posted on 05/04/2011 2:34:49 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind
Majority Poll: Majority say they wouldn't vote for CNN OR Quinnipiac.

No, way, no how.

15 posted on 05/04/2011 2:35:03 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: SeekAndFind

We should do the exact opposite of what the PushNews PropagandaPolls tell us to do.

ALL of them....even the “respected” ones.


16 posted on 05/04/2011 2:35:15 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SeekAndFind

let me guess participation results Dems 75% Rep 5% Ind 20 %


17 posted on 05/04/2011 2:35:36 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: avacado
Without looking at internals, that result from this poll... Fifty-three percent say they are enthusiastic or would consider voting for Romney....tells me the accuracy of this.
18 posted on 05/04/2011 2:36:12 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: SeekAndFind

I said I’d never vote for McCain, but I did....


19 posted on 05/04/2011 2:38:01 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

The media also is once again trying to discredit Palin by lumping her in with Trump.

Kinda like “Majority say they won’t vote for Hitler, Stalin, John Wayne Gacy or Palin for President”


20 posted on 05/04/2011 2:38:01 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a Quinnipiac poll on a CNN report.

Nothing new, just another flaming liberal alert trying to convince conservatives not to vote for either one!!

(Which, as we all know, means that they BOTH scare the who-gollies out of liberals!!)


21 posted on 05/04/2011 2:38:34 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Consider the source.


22 posted on 05/04/2011 2:38:45 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Direct link to the Quinnipiac Poll

	        Enthusiastic     Would consider voting     Would never vote
Huckabee          13%                      34%                      32%
Romney            15%                      38%                      26%
Palin             15%                      24%                      58%
Trump              9%                      26%                      58%
Newt Gingrich      9%                      29%                      42%
Ron Paul          10%                      25%                      27%
Michelle Bachman   6%                      21%                      29%


When Republicans and independent voters leaning Republican name their 2012 presidential primary preference, Romney gets 18 percent, with Huckabee and Palin at 15 percent each and Trump at 12 percent. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have 5 percent each.

Two Minnesotans, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachman, get 4 percent each.

"This measurement is deceptive, because some who rank high have little upside due to their high negative," said Brown. "Many of the relative unknowns could have large upsides if they can get out their messages, since they will not have to erase a bad first impression. It is always easier to make a good first impression than to change an existing negative one.

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23 posted on 05/04/2011 2:40:33 PM PDT by deport
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To: SeekAndFind

The majority of the undecided will swing to Palin.


24 posted on 05/04/2011 2:44:26 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN who????


25 posted on 05/04/2011 2:45:19 PM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would sure hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.

I think that is what this liberal poll is saying.


26 posted on 05/04/2011 2:48:01 PM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: SeekAndFind

The group think comments on CNN are hysterical.


27 posted on 05/04/2011 2:49:27 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Me too, actually I voted for Palin, but, in reality, it was a vote for MeCain. And I have regregreted it ever since.


28 posted on 05/04/2011 2:52:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

Those polled were not characterized by CNN, which means they weren’t “likely voters,” the crucial criteria. If they had been, CNN would have been sure to mention it because it enhances the value of the report.

That said, temperamental, fickle, lightweight Sarah Palin, who unceremoniously abandoned her office in little Alaska because the heat in the kitchen got too hot, is not suited for the Oval Office, where the flames are several orders of magnitude more intense. Even though the CNN poll may not be fully reliable, we can be sure the American people, to their credit, have sussed that much out.


29 posted on 05/04/2011 2:52:41 PM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: UB355; RoadTest

According to the survey page:

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1595

From April 26 - May 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,408 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research.


30 posted on 05/04/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: deport
It is always easier to make a good first impression than to change an existing negative one

Unless that "negative impression" is the deliberate fabrication of a hostile press. Illusions are fragile things, and can be dispelled quite easily with truth. Palin can and will shine through the lies when the campaign starts in earnest.

31 posted on 05/04/2011 2:53:49 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think we all need to remember the Canadian election, and the polls telling us that Harper's party was loosing support..and then look what happened! They tried to discourage conservatives with the polls..fortunately it didn’t work
32 posted on 05/04/2011 2:56:04 PM PDT by mknj (Western Civilization is worth defending)
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To: SeekAndFind

MY Poll: Majority say they wouldn’t watch CNN if it was the last station on air

Ratings would tank even more if airports, gyms, etc. weren’t forced to air it by a bunch of lunatic liberals who want to imposse their views on the rest of the world.

Try getting CNN turned off at the gym. A bunch of damn cry babies.


33 posted on 05/04/2011 2:57:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: beckett

Memes like that have a diminishing market. Nice try though.


34 posted on 05/04/2011 2:57:41 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: SeekAndFind

98% of people never watch cnn.


35 posted on 05/04/2011 2:58:03 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN lies, Big time !


36 posted on 05/04/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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37 posted on 05/04/2011 3:05:52 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone please post the pegged BS meter!


38 posted on 05/04/2011 3:07:11 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: kcvl

My Poll: CNN voted second most likely network to make me want to throw my shoe at the TV. (MSNBC of course coming in first)


39 posted on 05/04/2011 3:10:01 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: SeekAndFind
Polls this far out are pure garbage.

Until a campaign is run by real and declared candidates very close (a week, maybe a month) to a real election they mean nothing.

The early polls in 2007 thought that Rudy would be battling Hillary in a close race. The early polls in 1979 said that Reagan could never be president. The early polls in 1991 said that GHW Bush could never be beaten.

Stupid.
Stupid.
Stupid.

40 posted on 05/04/2011 3:29:59 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: SeekAndFind

BS


41 posted on 05/04/2011 3:33:50 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

do they think they are being subtle linking Palin to the celebutard?


42 posted on 05/04/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

and they want Rommney


43 posted on 05/04/2011 3:43:20 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday indicates that 58 percent of the public says they would never vote.
44 posted on 05/04/2011 3:53:41 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Take the poll again when gas is $6.50 a gallon.


45 posted on 05/04/2011 4:01:26 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there a federal program I can apply for, since, I am clearly in a minority.

I suppose the irony, here, is, whoever, I would vote for, would abolish such a program.


46 posted on 05/04/2011 4:17:54 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is the Lame stream media. Lying again.


47 posted on 05/04/2011 4:35:38 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Springfield Reformer
Hope springs eternal for without it we'd be in the doledrums all the time.
48 posted on 05/04/2011 4:40:42 PM PDT by deport
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To: timestax

49 posted on 05/04/2011 6:29:29 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: trumandogz
“More will vote for Palin than would vote for Obama.”

True enough, but I would add that while the Palin vote consists of legal American citizens, obama’s votes are much more varied. His is heavily weighted to include the dead vote, the illegal vote, the thrice vote, and the out-of-state vote.

50 posted on 05/04/2011 7:31:30 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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