Skip to comments.How much air is left? Polls are mixed on whether there's room for more GOP candidates
Posted on 08/17/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT by martosko
Normally, by mid-August the presidential field would be set. But the 2012 cycle is anything but normal: Rick Perry entered the race this weekend, and he may not be the last. Paul Ryan is reportedly pondering a run. Sarah Palins bus tour is up and running again. Rudy Giuliani has said hell make a decision by September. And Karl Rove is suggesting Chris Christie could still be a welcome addition.
Polling, too, suggests that several of those possible candidates could have an impact on the race.
In the Daily Caller/ConservativeHome tracking poll, Chris Christie has sat at or near the top of the pack since the beginning. In June, before he was removed from the poll, 15.2 percent of likely Republican primary voters said he was the most electable candidate, outperforming everyone except for Mitt Romney. And 14 percent named Christie their top choice for president, tying him with Sarah Palin, behind Herman Cain, but ahead of Mitt Romney.
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When’s the last time the field was set by mid-August?
I’m with you D-fendr....either both Congressional Houses and/or a good President. As for the R nominees, put them all in the mix and let’s vote....can’t do much worse than the Mitt.
I agree. Perry’s act is fooling a lot of people right now, but I don’t think he’ll wear well.
This writer is just a year out of college as a comparative lit major, so I guess she should be excused. But how instructive is a NH poll when NH is a RINO friendly state that Mitt has had a home in and campaigned in for years and that is part of the MA media market? It really isn’t very instructive on a national level at all.
Levin’s Daily Temperature Poll
Who would you prefer for the Republican nomination for president?
Sarah Palin 68%
Chris Christie 32%
Total Votes: 5354
But he can`t beat Palin