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Don't run, GOP voters tell Sarah Palin (According to CBS Poll)
The Australian ^ | 6-11-2011 | Brad Norington

Posted on 06/10/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

As Sarah Palin toys with running for the US presidency, voters have apparently made up their minds for her.

A new CBS News opinion poll shows 66 per cent do not want the former Republican vice-presidential candidate to enter the White House race.

Most informative for Ms Palin's deliberations is a breakdown of the poll results indicating 54 per cent of Republican voters and 50 per cent of ultra-conservative Tea Party supporters do not want her to seek her party's nomination.

The former Alaskan governor, who attracts considerable publicity because of her unconventional style, public gaffes and charismatic appeal among some conservative voters, said months ago she would only run "if there's nobody else to do it". Dissatisfaction with a weak field of Republican contenders to match Democrat President Barack Obama has helped keep her name in the spotlight.

Ms Palin did nothing to discourage questions about her ambitions during a highly publicised "One Nation" bus tour of eastern US states over the past fortnight. The purpose of the tour has yet to be explained.

In a sign her campaign could be over even before it starts, only 34 per cent of Republican voters and 38 per cent of Tea Party supporters in the poll want Ms Palin to seek her party's nomination.

She faces renewed scrutiny overnight when more than 24,000 pages of emails she sent as Alaskan governor will be released almost three years after they were requested by journalists and local political activists.

With much criticism over her past administration in Alaska, there is intense speculation about the contents of six boxes of emails to be released.

Ms Palin is not the only troubled Republican. The White House campaign of former house Speaker Newt Gingrich collapsed yesterday when his campaign manager and senior strategists resigned en masse.

Dave Carney, an experienced Republican strategist who was among those to quit, said the walkout occurred after a meeting in which it was agreed Mr Gingrich lacked commitment and a vision for his campaign.

The last straw after weeks of disorganisation and a shortage of funds to cover high-paid staff appears to have been Mr Gingrich's decision to take his wife, Callista, on a two-week holiday in the Greek islands when his team wanted him on the campaign trail in Iowa.

In a Facebook posting, Mr Gingrich said he was committed to "a substantive, solutions-oriented campaign" and would launch it "anew" tomorrow.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; palin2012; poll; pollingmagic; sarahpalin
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One has to admit there's a whole lot of attention being given to a possible candidate who has no chance to be elected. Then again, CBS could just be doing the conservative voters a favor by keeping them from wasting time and money on Mrs. Palin.
1 posted on 06/10/2011 9:35:27 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The perils of Newt are almost forgotten on the under card.


2 posted on 06/10/2011 9:36:40 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I call bull****!!!


3 posted on 06/10/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT by allsouthern (I csll)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Then again, CBS could just be doing the conservative voters a favor by keeping them from wasting time and money on Mrs. Palin.

Why don't we just let the MSM choose the GOP candidate to run in the 2012 election. It worked last time, right?

4 posted on 06/10/2011 9:38:31 AM PDT by frogjerk (Liberalism: The ideology of envy.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Whatta load of krap...nothing hangs out on the CBS site but a bunch of commie cranks supporting Obamajad. Everything coming out of CBS is nothing but lies and the cranks telling each other how to multiple vote on their polls by cleaning out their cookies so the site won’t recognize all their prior votes....

pfffffffffffffffffffffffft!


5 posted on 06/10/2011 9:38:53 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

CBS works for Obama. Whatever they say, conservatives should support the opposite.


6 posted on 06/10/2011 9:39:24 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("WWSP?" - What Would Sionnsar Post?)
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To: allsouthern

yeah me too, this is a pre-emptive strike by Romney


7 posted on 06/10/2011 9:40:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

LOL!


8 posted on 06/10/2011 9:40:37 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

They’re skeered of something.


9 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:03 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m missing Fred Thompson already.


10 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:22 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ever see an old vampire movie where they react to the presence of a cross? Same principle here. Pure evil just cannot abide real Christianity.


11 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:25 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (I hate posting with ipad:( too many typos!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-controlled media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.

ineluctable

12 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My BS flag is flying high!


13 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
This is all you need to know about anything connected to CBS...


14 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:40 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Tax-chick

What CBS really means is don’t run Sarah because you’ll wipe the floor with Obama.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 9:41:57 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

And one should believe these CBS poll results because....


16 posted on 06/10/2011 9:42:12 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
What! Have you been working again and failing to keep up with FR? We are told she is running and will beat Obambi like a new toy drum. My only concern is that she selects a good VP, like her new BFF Trump, to take over when she quits.
17 posted on 06/10/2011 9:42:17 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Just saying out loud that even the GOP is afraid of her!

Its no secret that the GOP elites would love to see conservatives go away. They despise us as much as rats.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 9:43:10 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The poll was *** fake but accurate ***

Courage CBS ... Courage.


19 posted on 06/10/2011 9:43:15 AM PDT by ThE_RiPpEr.
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
One has to admit there's a whole lot of attention being given to a possible candidate who has no chance to be elected.

But, let's leave Mitt Romney out of this.

20 posted on 06/10/2011 9:43:24 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

‘As Sarah Palin toys with running for the US presidency, voters have apparently made up their minds for her.

A new CBS News opinion poll shows 66 per cent do not want the former Republican vice-presidential candidate to enter the White House race.

Most informative for Ms Palin’s deliberations is a breakdown of the poll results indicating 54 per cent of Republican voters and 50 per cent of ultra-conservative Tea Party supporters do not want her to seek her party’s nomination.

The former Alaskan governor, who attracts considerable publicity because of her unconventional style, public gaffes...’

Stopped reading right there. Beclowned again they are.


21 posted on 06/10/2011 9:44:52 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
SEEBS... you are all lying MF’ers and the truth is not in you. I think that President Palin will do something about our so called journolistas being nothing but propagandists.

LLS

22 posted on 06/10/2011 9:45:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sarah should put her hat in the ring and all the Republican candidates should duke it out in a series of debates so we can winnow down the field to a candidate most likely to win and lead the country.

To win over independents that everyone seems so worried about, just ask them the 64-trillion dollar question: “Are you better off now that you were in 2008?”. Keep hammering away at Obama’s lies, mendacity, and incompetence.

Obama has such an abysmal record that he should be easy to beat, unless most American voters are already brain-dead media-fed zombies.


23 posted on 06/10/2011 9:45:37 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Tax-chick

CBS is just afraid that since Palin will have no chance against the president next year conservative values will not receive a fair hearing in 2012. CBS News is well known to have always had the best interests of the conservative movement in mind.


24 posted on 06/10/2011 9:45:58 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well that clinches it for me. We need to throw the towel in because the ‘polls’ are really reliable. /s


25 posted on 06/10/2011 9:46:33 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: antiRepublicrat

If you miss Fred Thompson... just paint a wall and watch the paint dry.

LLS


26 posted on 06/10/2011 9:46:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Oh, hey, well if a reliable, staunchly conservative agency like CBS says this, Palin should definately just slink away.


27 posted on 06/10/2011 9:47:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
CBS could just be doing the conservative voters a favor by keeping them from wasting time and money on Mrs. Palin.

The day we start following CBS Polls this country is lost. I hope you are being sarcastic with your comment or you just jumped into the fire. You might want to clarify your statement.

28 posted on 06/10/2011 9:47:23 AM PDT by McGruff (Ed Rollins. About as a political dirty trickster as there is.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
And one should believe these CBS poll results because....

Because CBS has a long tradition that even if their news is fake, they will still defend its accuracy.


29 posted on 06/10/2011 9:47:39 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The whole thing is loony... Why would anyone not want a possible candidate NOT to enter the primary? They clearly don’t have to vote for her, that’s their choice. How would her running effect any of them, unless she won.


30 posted on 06/10/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Other headline: MSM meme started


31 posted on 06/10/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: McGruff

CBS News is our friend. I so miss Dan Rather. Katie Couric was the only thing keeping me from sliding into total depression.


32 posted on 06/10/2011 9:50:08 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If not Palin, who?

Who has been the strongest voice for Conservatism in the last 3 years?

Of the major potential GOP nominees, who most aggressively challenged Obamacare?

What potential candidate had the most influence over the GOP’s 2010 election success?

What candidate has over 3 million facebook followers and thousands, if not millions, chomping at the bit for her to announce just so they can donate to HER campaign?

What candidate can claim two best selling books?

What person in the GOP is more equipped to offer REAL solutions when it comes to a sound domestic energy policy?

Who offers the greatest hope to radically change the course of this nation back towards a Constitutional Republic?

Is there any candidate with any more proven executive experience shaking up an entrenched bureaucracy?

I could go on, but hopefully you get the point.

The “anybody but Sarah cult” is alive and well at See BS.


33 posted on 06/10/2011 9:54:16 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Has any- EVER - seen the corrupt MSM do a poll suggesting some Democrat should not run for office? Anyone? EVER?

They are corrupt to the core.

I whole-heartedly support a Palin run!

34 posted on 06/10/2011 9:54:31 AM PDT by Obadiah (If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Palin needs to face the fact that smart political marketers rate Palin’s average ambient negative Q-Factor adjusted for likely voters among key swing districts adjusted by a weighted average adjusted for Electoral College strategic leverage as much more problematic as that of Duncan Hunter.


35 posted on 06/10/2011 9:58:24 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I would love to see Sarah run, if only to watch the ruling class elites and there ho’s in the media (and D.C) squirm. Should Sarah get the GOP nomination the man behind the curtain would be in plain view with no where to run and hide. That in an of itself would be a great gift to the nation.

The ruling class is close to full panic mode just thinking someone outside there circle, someone with a history of taking them on and winning is contemplating making a go of it.

Taking this poll at face value (which I don't, CBS after all) is that Sarah has 36% of voters locked up and only needs another 15%. That should be doable, given Obama's terrible handling of all things presidential.

36 posted on 06/10/2011 9:58:24 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: yldstrk

This story is by Brad Norington, Washington correspondent for an AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER! Is he a Romney bot? The whole deal is BS though!


37 posted on 06/10/2011 10:01:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I think it’s MY time and MY money and I’ll spend it any way I please without someone else trying to convince me against my better judgment that I’m making a mistake.

If you want to talk about no chance of being elected, you should mention huckabee(depending on the day of the week you ask him), gingrich, guiliani or romney. All without a prayer of ever entering the White House without being on a guest list.


38 posted on 06/10/2011 10:01:33 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“One has to admit.... “ uh, no, one doesn’t have to do any such thing. Especially based on a poll conducted by ANYONE from CBS.... if CBS told me water was wet, I’d have to check it out for myself to be sure.... because CBS cannot be trusted.

“....CBS could just be doing the conservative voters a favor by keeping them from wasting time and money on Mrs. Palin.”...

You know, these jokers are taking a whole lot of TIME trying to convince Republicans, Conservatives, Independents and everyone else that Gov. Palin has no chance of winning.

Knowing the MSM as we do, that should tell us that she is the one, the candidate that THEY think can motivate and excite enough folks to show up on election day.

A lot of people don’t like her, true... but I believe that, by the end of a Palin campaign, a whole lot more will be HAPPY to vote for her.

I don’t see ANYONE else from ‘our’ side, declared or undeclared.... who can MOTIVATE people in numbers large enough to kick the abomination that is Obama out of the people’s house in 2012. I just don’t see it happening.

I could be wrong, this is all my own perception of things, based on what is said in MY world and among MY friends. We will see.

pattyjo


39 posted on 06/10/2011 10:02:43 AM PDT by pj_627
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To: Blue Jays
Blue Jays Sarah Palin!
40 posted on 06/10/2011 10:13:01 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Hopefully Sarah has her own pollsters.


41 posted on 06/10/2011 10:15:53 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Has there ever been a poll about whether or not Mitt should run?


42 posted on 06/10/2011 10:16:59 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Old Media want the GOP to pick Mitt for Brains as the nominee because they know they can demonize him, especially being a Mormon, and grease the way for Obama’s second term. The more they tear down Palin, the more inclined I am to believe that she can beat Obama and they know it. After her performance on last weeks Fox News Sunday I say she could be 10 times the President that Obama is now after 2 1/2 years of flubbing.


43 posted on 06/10/2011 10:20:42 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: The Bronze Titan
Communists Bull Sh1t
44 posted on 06/10/2011 10:22:38 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-controlled media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.”

But they ARE begging the GOP to nominate her! They’re using reverse psychology; they know their approval is the kiss of death, to us conservatives. If they really feared her, they would ignore her.

OK. Gotta buy tinfoil. /s


45 posted on 06/10/2011 10:32:05 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Run, Sarah - on your own schedule and according to your own strategy. Run and Win.


46 posted on 06/10/2011 10:32:52 AM PDT by karnage
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To: karnage

They want Perry to satiate Palin supporters...but he will give us a national DREAM ACT and guest worker program for all the invaders. He is not an enforcement candidate.


47 posted on 06/10/2011 10:45:15 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: allsouthern

Me, too!


48 posted on 06/10/2011 10:54:59 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

ROTFLMAO!!!

OMG!!!

That is too funny.

These guys will make anything up.


49 posted on 06/10/2011 11:20:09 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
this is total BS

If she runs... and turns out to be the idiot that the press claims she is... no harm no foul, because she wont get the republican nomination anyway, and a better candidate will beat Obama in 12.

If she runs... and turns out to be amazing, all the people being polled right now saying they would NEVER vote for her will changed their minds, and Palin will DESTROY Obama in 12.

It's THAT simple.

THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE TO PALIN RUNNING.

50 posted on 06/10/2011 11:27:59 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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