Skip to comments.Perry takes lead in new Iowa poll; Update: Perry has double-digit national lead in PPP poll ?
Posted on 08/23/2011 10:06:03 AM PDT by RobinMasters
A couple of caveats are in order before we start looking at this poll. First, it comes from PPP, a Democratic pollster which has had its fair share of difficulties in sampling Republicans. Its also early in the race, as Rick Perry just starts getting vetted and Sarah Palin hasnt yet begun to campaign, if in fact she decides to campaign at all.
Still, this is a rather dramatic result:
The race is pretty close four ways in Iowa but Rick Perry is the new favorite among Republican voters in the state. Among announced candidates hes at 22% to 19% for Mitt Romney, 18% for Michele Bachmann, and 16% for Ron Paul. Further back are Herman Cain at 7%, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum at 5%, and Jon Huntsman at 3%.
If you throw Sarah Palin into the mix the numbers are pretty similar with Perry at 21%, Romney at 18%, Bachmann at 15%, Paul at 12%, and Palin registering at only 10%.
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That right there should scare any Establishment GOP candidate running in 2012. The people are ANGRY. DC better wake up to that fact instead of thinking this is politics as usual.
Undistinguishable. Right. /s
RomneyCare, according to Wiki, is
The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law (sobriquet: "Romneycare") enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL) who are not eligible for Mass Health (Medicaid). The law also partially-subsidizes health care insurance for those earning up to 300% of the FPL.
Where is the equivalent health insurance reform law that Perry has enacted which is so close to RomneyCare as to be indistinguishable?
Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.
Public Policy Polling. I don’t believe any poll they publish.
"With the signature of Gov. Rick Perry today, Texas has joined three other states stating their intention to enter into a health care compact.
The compact, which would challenge the authority of the federal government to dictate the terms of the federally and state funded Medicaid program, was part of a wide-ranging health care reform bill, Senate Bill 7, passed by the Texas Legislature in its recently concluded special session.
Georgia, Oklahoma and Missouri have already signed onto the compacts movement, with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signing a bill into law on Thursday.
The law establishes Texas, along with the other three states, as pioneers in an uncharted use of Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution which allows states to enter into agreements that, with the approval of Congress, cannot be abridged by the federal government. There are more than 200 state compacts currently in effect, nearly all of them related to commerce.
LOL....might as well just add the Caucus designation to the Palin threads...make it official.
hmmm...22% for the guy that just announced vs 19% for the guy who's been campaigning for 3 years. Weak? Sure...whatever.
[Romney]who is HIDING for the most part."
Romney says new US Fed stimulus would risk inflation--Aug 22
Mitt Talks Libya and U.S. Job Creation with Neil Cavuto--Aug 23
Romney to roll out jobs plan in Nevada --Aug 23
Romney announces plan to build big ass house--Aug 21 (yeah I made this one up)
Doesn't exactly look like the schedule of somebody who is "hiding" to me.
"Perry might consider finally getting some traction against Romney."
I guess if somebody insist that the grass is purple even though it's obviously green there isn't much you can do. I would say though that Perry is well on his way to tractioning himself right into the White House.
As far as calling Perry a RINO, I guess the only option some people on the losing end of a political campaign have to them is to resort to name calling.
You really need to keep that PDS in check.
Didn’t realize you had such ‘thin skin’
on a thread you claim to own.
Which criticism bothers you, as a PerryBOT, the most?
Perry’s helping Mexico’s making Open borders?
Perry’s Gardasil-supporting PerryCARE?
Reports of his allegedly helping Sharia and Islam?
Perry’s Failure to defend Gov. Palin from the MSM and RINOs?
That’s certainly *a* health care bill. Doesn’t really look like RomneyCare, though. Or is anything that touches health care now RomneyCare?
The queer rumors have been pushed for a decade it seems.
Romney or someone (Paul?) even took out an ad in the paper trying to find sexual skeletons.
Unlike Obama, no one has ever come forward.
You are correct. I get tired of the old saw, "The polls are rigged", or "the liberal pollsters trying to pick our candidates for us". The major polling companies have no interest in "fixing" polls. A bad record on polling means no business. I would dare anyone here to show me where the major polling companies are systemically wrong in their poll results.
The Dems in Texas have been digging for years.
Amongst Perry's opposition was the Rove managed Kay Bailey campaign. I firmly believe that if the well Texas connected Rove would have discovered credible dirt, he would have dished it. And if Rove had anything, you can bet it is already in Romney's hands. True or not, expect Romney's flying monkeys to be working overtime to take out any perceived threat...without his fingerprints on any of it, of course.
Perry rocks! and is far more conservative than Bush ever was.
And remember Bush gave us 2 fantastic surpreme court judges, and Perry will do the same.
RICK PERRY 2012!
I don’t care for Perry much, but I have to admit, the first time I saw him, about a year ago, I thought, “this guy is going to be our next President”.
That will change once the fight begins. I DO believe that she polls poorly now, but that’s not a political death sentence. Esp. when the perception will be shattered by reality once she enters, and she starts saying things that people can relate to on a daily basis.
If it doesn’t happen, America will have to settle for a weak facsimile, Perry or Romney, who will preside over America’s continuing decline. Not much to get excited about, that’s for sure. Bob
I think Rollins is a bigger sleeze threat than Rove.