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Perry the GOP frontrunner in Ga., and nationally as well (Poll results)
Atlanta Urinal & Constipation ^ | 8/20/2011 | Jay Bookman

Posted on 08/20/2011 6:21:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Via Jim Galloway, a poll of Georgia Republicans by Channel Two Action News and InsiderAdvantage:

Rick Perry: 24 percent;

Herman Cain: 15 percent;

Newt Gingrich: 9 percent;

Michele Bachmann: 8 percent;

Mitt Romney: 6 percent;

Ron Paul: 5 percent;

Jon Huntsman: 1 percent;

Undecided, 20 percent.

It’s no surprise that Perry’s doing well in Georgia, but the size of his lead is a little startling so soon after his entry into the race. The fact that Romney, the longtime frontrunner who has been in the race for months, draws just 6 percent here in the Peach State is a stark reminder of his problems with the party’s conservative base.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: laraza; maldef; perry; perrytards; texican
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1 posted on 08/20/2011 6:21:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

ALRIGHT CAIN NUMBER TWO WITH A BULLET!!!


2 posted on 08/20/2011 6:24:03 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Why are Newt Gingrich’s and Ron Paul’s names on this poll and Rick Santorum’s name is not???


3 posted on 08/20/2011 6:24:53 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Perry is that spark of enthusiasm this field has been severely lacking.

The Press is driving his name recognition ratings through the roof, with all their “controversial” reports on Perry’s positions.


4 posted on 08/20/2011 6:25:03 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s going to take a lot of Democrats voting for Romney to have him win the southern primaries. Undoubtedly, he has McCain’s voter list to try to swing it, however.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 6:25:15 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: no dems

Santorum is not polling above 1% it seems. Neither is Palin. Like Ames, Her “write-in’s” are falling by the wayside really fast.


6 posted on 08/20/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Happy Rain
I have family in Atlanta and elsewhere in GA and they are all crazy about Cain. He's a straight-talker and that's what Georgians like.

They also like Perry!

7 posted on 08/20/2011 6:27:36 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: no dems

If they get less than 1% they don’t show in the polls.


8 posted on 08/20/2011 6:28:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Problem for the MSM is, those “positions” are skyrocketing his popularity.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 6:30:23 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: RoosterRedux

Interesting: Why is Bachmannn so low....and where is Santorum?


10 posted on 08/20/2011 6:31:06 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield

Bump of interest.


11 posted on 08/20/2011 6:32:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: SumProVita

I don’t know why Bachmann isn’t more popular with Georgians but she isn’t. And I guess Santorum attracted less than 1% of the vote.


12 posted on 08/20/2011 6:34:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Romney is a joke.

This poll right here shows that Romney as the nominee would be a disaster.

The southern base would stay home and the black turnout could see Obama take states like GA and TX.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 6:34:47 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: HerrBlucher

It also contradicts the claim that Perry is not a Conservative. So far, his positions have been courageous and very Conservative.

No wonder the average American is starting to view him as the way to fix what Obama has ruined.


14 posted on 08/20/2011 6:36:00 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: RoosterRedux

20% Undecided.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 6:37:22 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Obama's Fault!!)
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To: RoosterRedux

It would be interesting then to know a bit more about how this poll was conducted.

It does, however, seem good for Perry. At present, he is at the top of my list too.


16 posted on 08/20/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: RoosterRedux

Everyone likes their homies. You don’t think Perry’s going to win TX? Bachmann in IA? Romney in NH?

Everyone likes their homies, everyone except Tennessee that is, they were smart enough to vote against Al Gore in 2000.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 6:42:07 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: SumProVita
The details: 425 likely GOP presidential primary voters, conducted by automated telephone interviews on Thursday, margin of error plus or minus 5 percent. Source

18 posted on 08/20/2011 6:42:59 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Most of the folks dissing Perry are pro-Romney crony-capitalist establishment RINOs.

—> You don’t think a bunch of RINO operatives have been sent to this board to create anti-Perry threads to discourage pro-Perry cause-conservatives?

They need to be ignored.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Well, he still has a 10 year record to deal with, but that is just it, we have 10 years of him to look at and weigh the good the bad and the ugly. IMO the good weighs more than the bad and ugly, and apparently from Palin’s own words, she heartily agrees, and I trust her judgement.

She may still run against Perry for prez, but she really can’t bash him now after all that praise, and Perry won’t bash her. If Sarah runs we are going to see them compete against each other for the conservative vote by bashing bambi and his commie admin, that will be a LOT of fun.


20 posted on 08/20/2011 6:49:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: RoosterRedux
Well,of course the Sarah Palin factor still keeps everything in flux—but as it is now Cain is pretty popular here in South Carolina too and with our “famously racist” white folk.
Our black folk,and we have more as a percentage of our population than any other state except Mississippi...well,EVERYONE knows how THEY are going to vote so they don't count anyway.
So far it's Bachman,Cain and then Perry in my circles—but Perry just got started and he's sounding pretty good.
Sans Palin of course.
21 posted on 08/20/2011 6:49:48 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Nice.....bfl


22 posted on 08/20/2011 6:50:52 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Perry’s the first actual contender among all the monthly poll meteors—Trump, Cain, Bachman, and you’re right, the polls reflect that he’s all the MSM are talking about.

But he won’t be the last, with heavy hitters still to get in.


23 posted on 08/20/2011 6:54:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RoosterRedux

WOW!


24 posted on 08/20/2011 6:55:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RoosterRedux

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/20/perry-picks-up-south-carolina-endorsement/

...... >>>>Former U.S Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins will join the Texas governor at a campaign stop at Tommy’s Country Ham House in Wilkins’ hometown of Greenville, said Katon Dawson, former South Carolina GOP chairman who is leading Perry’s campaign efforts in the state.

Wilkins was a top fundraiser for George W. Bush in his critical 2000 presidential primary win over John McCain. He served as Bush’s state campaign chairman in 2004.

Longtime South Carolina Republican campaign consultant Chip Felkel said this endorsement is a sign that Perry is on a roll in the state that has a reputation for choosing the eventual Republican presidential nominee.<<<<.....


25 posted on 08/20/2011 7:01:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RoosterRedux

bump.


26 posted on 08/20/2011 7:09:59 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SumProVita

Bachmann needs to quit sticking her foot in her mouth.


27 posted on 08/20/2011 7:14:24 AM PDT by DFG (Can We Bankrupt The Country? YES WE CAN)
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To: jonrick46; caww; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; DRey; Jeff Head; ...

ping


28 posted on 08/20/2011 7:22:00 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He is catching on here,that’s true.
I have a few issues with his record,but he is saying all the right things and saying them well since he announced.

Carolina will give him a fair shake—and after all,Alaska may be the biggest state in the Union but Texas is the biggest state in the South and that’s even better..


29 posted on 08/20/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: 9YearLurker
What other “Heavy Hitters” are you referring to?

Perry has the most executive experience than all the others combined. As well as a very positive result. He has never lost an election.

No need to claim that Palin will even enter. She won't. She would have trouble beating Perry for the nomination, since she has such a narrow base supporting her and she knows it.

30 posted on 08/20/2011 7:30:23 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

He also has a record Americans are looking for jobs, jobs, jobs, and the economy, economy, economy. This is bottom line for Americans, the rest Americans do not give a flip about.


31 posted on 08/20/2011 7:34:00 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Perry also likes to dole out state dollars in exchange for campaign contributions. But judging from your posting history I guess you think that is ok.


32 posted on 08/20/2011 7:44:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: shield
So far, Perry has caused much concern and a major stir among the MSM and Obama’s propaganda machine.

Getting that much attention in such a short time span, is a good indicator of how strong a threat Perry is to the Democrats.

Even the Palinistas are foaming at the mouth around here. The attacks are now at a fever pitch and getting nastier by the hour.

33 posted on 08/20/2011 7:48:24 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
That's because the man knows how to get under their skin. Perry plays Obama, Media like a Fiddle
34 posted on 08/20/2011 7:56:29 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Y’all really should read the comments after this article. There are some gems.


35 posted on 08/20/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
Y’all really should read the comments after this article. There are some gems.

Caret for caret, I'd put them up to some of the posts on this site, heck, this very thread.

36 posted on 08/20/2011 8:10:35 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; PSYCHO-FREEP
Let's not be short sighted here...what is the goal for 2012? ABO...which as Dr. Jack Wheeler says:

Second, the ABO - Anyone But Obama - argument is silly. The monumental damage Zero has done has momentum, inertia. It will keep going even without him. It will take a counterforce to slow it down to where capitalist repair mechanisms can exceed the rate of damage. The absolute minimum, then, for a Republican nominee is someone who can supply at least this counterforce.

snip...

And that's really the issue. Whenever we have to make an important real world decision, it's always weighing the assets against the liabilities. It's never all of the former and none of the latter. For me, Perry's assets - particularly for the fight we're in - overwhelm his liabilities.

We need a president who wants to turn the terrorist enemies of America into mulch, who's a climate skeptic's dream, who says, "Mr. Obama talks a lot about jobs, but the only job he really cares about is the one he's got," whose electoral strategy is "to keep your boot on your opponent's neck until after the election and all the votes are counted."

We need a president who tells the press in interviews and writes in print that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are "bankrupt," that they are "Ponzi schemes." Who writes that two "great milestones on the road to serfdom" for America were the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments.

37 posted on 08/20/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Judging from your posting history, personal attacks and demagoguery are ok. Anything to degrade a threat to your opinionated hyperbole.

But then, most of have grown to expect that from your group and what you say does not matter. The results of what Perry is, is clearly showing in the polls whether you like it or not.

38 posted on 08/20/2011 8:17:11 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: shield
Wow, that is a great article to which you linked. Has that been posted here at FR...if not it should be.
39 posted on 08/20/2011 8:22:03 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Of course Perry doesn’t have more executive experience than all the others combined. Palin and Romney both have plenty of executive experience. And I think you’re very wrong about Palin not running or having a narrow base, but we will see.


40 posted on 08/20/2011 8:22:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RoosterRedux
It's a Jack Wheeler article...it's no freebie at his site. When you become a member you have to sign an agreement not to post his articles any place...so now and again I post snippets from his articles...I can legally do that.
41 posted on 08/20/2011 8:29:34 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield; All


42 posted on 08/20/2011 8:51:17 AM PDT by potlatch (The landlord is in place,...... and the lease may soon expire.....)
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To: RoosterRedux

I was just thinking what we need in 2012 is John McCain. :)


43 posted on 08/20/2011 8:54:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I was just thinking what we need in 2012 is John McCain. :)


44 posted on 08/20/2011 8:54:58 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Claiming Palin has executive experience of the kind that is adequate to manage the World's largest economy and Military/National Security system, is laughable.

Her very short Gubernatorial career from a state with only 663,000 people and being a Mayor of a town with barely 7800 residents, is hardly what can be boasted about as “major” executive experience.

Remembering the 2008 elections, the biggest complaint the electorate and the MSM had was Palin’s lack of experience. Nothing has changed since. In fact, because she has been out of office for more than 2 years will become a much bigger issue.

45 posted on 08/20/2011 8:55:21 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: potlatch

Very nice...keep it up!!!


46 posted on 08/20/2011 8:59:50 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
"She would have trouble beating Perry for the nomination, since she has such a narrow base supporting her and she knows it. "

I'm a Palin fan, but I'm really beginning to wonder if she hasn't "waited" her way right out of contention.

47 posted on 08/20/2011 9:01:29 AM PDT by daler
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To: shield
Thanks! ;)
48 posted on 08/20/2011 9:02:44 AM PDT by potlatch (The landlord is in place,...... and the lease may soon expire.....)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Fortunately, she knows better than that it is the role of the government to manage the economy. The wisdom of the voters has long been that serving as governor is the best preparation for the presidency. And the size of the state isn’t really an issue. She got more substantial done in the her 2 1/2+ years as governor than Perry got done in his 10 years—and not nearly only because AK’s guv is a true executive position, while TX’s is not.

The GOP Establishment is now excited about a Christie presidency when he’s had far less political and executive experience than Palin’s had, which exposes that the complaints about Palin’s experience were actually trumped up all along.


49 posted on 08/20/2011 9:31:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nhwingut
The southern base would stay home and the black turnout could see Obama take states like GA and TX.

Uh, that ain't gonna happen. There is no way in hell that Obama wins Georgia. In fact, there is no way Obama wins ANY state that McCain won in 2008. If Georgia voted for McCain in '08, then they will gladly vote Romney, Paul, or any other GOP nominee in '12.

50 posted on 08/20/2011 9:41:38 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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