Skip to comments.Perry, Bachmann lead in July Daily Caller/ConservativeHome Tracking Poll
Posted on 07/14/2011 2:49:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and the as-yet-undeclared Texas Gov. Rick Perry have unseated Mitt Romney as the front-runners in the latest Daily Caller/ConservativeHome Tracking Poll.
This time the survey asked five questions: Who is your top pick for president? Who is the most electable? Who is your second choice? Who would do the best job handling the economy? And who would do the best job reducing spending in Washington?
Having finally conceded that Chris Christie and Paul Ryan are actually serious when they say theyre not going to run, we removed them from the ballot. We added Rudy Giuliani, who looks to be heading in the opposite direction.
Perry and Bachmann have set a new bar for the poll, garnering support in the range of 25 percent in the categories of electability and top pick.
This suggests that more Republican voters are becoming engaged in the race as they find candidates who actually excite them, as opposed to voting for the best option in a fairly unexciting field.
Its indicative that while a large margin has consistently considered Romney to be the most electable candidate (a pragmatic metric), he has never particularly caught fire as voters top pick (a more idealistic metric).
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They’ve led in quite a few polls, since Bachmann announced.
Obviously the Daily Caller and Conservative Home have Palin Derangement Syndrome.
Who is your top pick for president?
Who is the most electable?
Who is your second choice?
Who would do the best job handling the economy?
And who would do the best job reducing spending in Washington?
Any other questions?
Why isn’t Sarah Palin the most electable?
That’s my list too.
I think if you were outside of Texas you would understand better how excruciatingly Perry looks and sounds like a parody of W. And you might understand how unelectable that still is in 2012.
They use some goofy handpicked ‘panel’ from yougov.com participants.
Perhaps voters will look at his record of job creation in his 10 years as governor of the most productive state in the union and his message of States rights over his accent.
If you ever saw Perry standing next to Bush you would know how silly your comment is.
Bush is only 5’11 and has a sort of silly look about him with a halk type nose.
Perry is MUCH taller and looks like a hollywood leading man.
Perry looks about as much like Bush as Richard Gear looks like Adam Sandler
If they looked that carefully they’d see that he had less power in his state than practically any other guv in the country and that most of the growth-friendly environment in Texas predated his tenure.
It’s unfortunate and unfair, but his manner of speaking and gestures were associated with mental slowness in other parts of the country from before W’s time in office. And in another loop of bias, it feeds into his vulnerability for having governed as part of a God Squad when such is also not a positive association for many other parts of the country.
My beef with him is not the above so much as his globalist/amnesty/TTC tendencies, but I don’t think that’ll get through to most of the voting public.
I didn’t mean to suggest that Perry looked like Bush at all. I was referring to his gestures and manner of speaking. Close your eyes, listen to Perry, and you might think you were listening to a Bush impersonator from SNL.
You are correct. Our economy is in the tank and we are looking at facts and figures not mannerisms and accents.
Perry was born and raised in Texas, and even went to Texas A&M ! He is Texan through and through, and once he becomes president you will soon see the difference.
In Texas we have a saying about guys like Bush... “all hat, no cattle”
opps, Bush wasn’t a lawyer, but the rest stands.
I give him as good a chance as Romney or Palin to get the nomination at this point and I think they are the only three with a chance for it. But Obama couldn’t be happier than to face an echo of W in the general election.
Because the RINO wing of the GOP seems to hate her as much as the Democrats do.
Perry has enough RINO in him to get the support of the "moderate" wing and enough Tea Party in him to get the support of the conservative wing. Plus, he's the only one running with a 10-year history of successful executive experience in office, something that will sell extremely well when contrasted with four years of Obama.
The only thing Palin has over him is name recognition and she's more steadfastly conservative (if you overlook her campaigning for McCain) - which is why she's my first choice. But, in terms of who is the surest bet in the field to be sworn in come January 2013, I think it is Perry.