Skip to comments.Pew Poll: Boys Rule, Girls Not So Much
Posted on 08/25/2011 4:39:26 PM PDT by CA Conservative
Not all conservative firebrands are created equal, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday afternoon. The poll shows that 41% of GOP primary voters said there is no chance they would vote for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, should she run for president. And two-thirds of all voters said Ms. Palin wouldnt get their vote, the highest percentage of any declared or potential presidential candidate.
Another tea party favorite, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), performed slightly better 31% of the Republican primary voters said they would never vote for Mrs. Bachmann while 56% of all voters said there is no chance theyd support her.
Its a sharp contrast with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among the GOP voters, 77% said there is either a good chance or some chance they would vote for Mr. Perry, with only 17% saying no way. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney comes in a close second with Republicans 75% said theres at least some chance theyd support him and 21% said there is none.
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The only really interesting polls are the ones in which actual voters actually vote and the results count.
Why is it automatically assumed that the female candidates named are unpopular simply because they are female and the reverse for the male candidates? I like Bachmann as a candidate and have support he, but am not ready to chalk up her polling problems to her gender. As for Palin, I am not crazy about her as a candidate, but that opinion has nothing to do with her gender.
Not surprisingly, it is usually the ones far behind in the polls that say that...
I don't think this comment was meant for me...
I’m not a candidate for office, and therefore have only a philosophical interest.
Granted the only poll that counts is still over a year away, but the polls calling the 2008 elections for Obama turned out to be very accurate. We can't just hope that the poll in 2012 turns out differently, we need to keep working at it.
Oh those sexist conservative bigots.
Republican primary voters have also latched onto (Perry's) claim that he helped create jobs in Texas.
Just a little reminder that while the editorial page of the WSJ may be mostly conservative, the rest of the paper is not.
This is also a testament to the stupidity of the Republican sheeple, as is their infatuation with a hack career establishment poseur like Perry and a country clubber like Romney.
I agree, but in the case of primaries that are still, in some cases, nine months away, I think too much emphasis on general polls is unhelpful. Most voters don’t even know who will be on their primary ballots, and a reasonable person can’t decide on his vote until he knows what the choices are.
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It should be considered (and don’t shoot the messenger here) that many of the very evangelicals that you would think would be supportive of Bachmann and Palin might also have the firmest belief that women (any woman) should not hold the highest office in the land and would prefer to have a male president over a female one.
Personally, I don’t feel that way but the numbers in these polls may reflect a strong bias against the prospect of a woman president, regardless of her views. I could certainly get behind a strong-willed Margaret Thatcher type but I do know of women who would bristle at the notion.
Surely this goes a long way toward explaining why every Palin event is over subscribed. And all those men and women flocking to hear her could not possibly be voters.
“It should be considered (and dont shoot the messenger here) that many of the very evangelicals that you would think would be supportive of Bachmann and Palin might also have the firmest belief that women (any woman) should not hold the highest office in the land and would prefer to have a male president over a female one.”
That is possible amoung older conservative evangelicals. I’m in my late 50s and would “prefer” to chose a man over a woman. However, that is only true if both man and woman are equally conservative. So, as it is right now, I would gladly vote for either Bachmann or Palin over Romney..and even Perry. Both of these ladies are, in my opinion, bonafide moral/fiscal conservatives. I know Romney isn’t at all....and I have doubts about Perry.
I don’t understand the negative attitude about Palin...it has to be more than just the MSM attacking her. Although I am sure that is the major factor.
Rich: Are you people looking at the same candidates I am?
Well they say that now. But in November 2012 if the choices are Bachmann and Obama or Palin and Obama the republicans will all vote for the republican candidate and I believe that a lot of indendents will also. Obama is so bad only the blacks and hard core progressives will vote for him again. IMO.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.
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