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Rick Perry Leads While Voters Want Sarah Palin on the Sidelines
Sunshine State News ^ | September 3, 2011 | Kevin Derby

Posted on 09/03/2011 7:24:40 AM PDT by AAABEST

A Fox News Poll unveiled late Thursday revealed that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas held a solid lead over former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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When other candidates -- including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- were added to the mix, Perry remained in the lead. Both Palin and Giuliani have left the door open to running for the Republican presidential nomination.

Perry led that scenario with 26 percent followed by Romney with 18 percent. Palin took third with 8 percent followed by Paul with 7 percent.

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When Fox News looked at all voters, they found very little support for a possible Palin presidential campaign. Palin will be stumping in Iowa, which holds the first caucus, and New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary, over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Only 20 percent of all voters wanted Palin to run for the White House while 74 percent opposed the idea -- and the voters who wanted her staying out of the contest included a large part of her base.

A mere 25 percent of Republicans backed a Palin presidential candidacy while 71 percent were lined up against it. Even among voters who considered themselves part of the tea party movement, Palin flopped. Only 28 percent of the tea party voters supported Palin entering the race while 66 percent opposed it.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunshinestatenews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alaska; fox4rinos; fox4romney; foxfakepoll; foxnews; giuliani; palin; perry; poll; polls; rickperry; ricktherinoperry; rino; roveslittlepuppets; sarahpalin; slickrick; texas
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Perry leads GOP contenders by 22 points among Tea Party supporters (Gallup - Aug, 2011)

Only 12% of Republicans and GOP leaning independents hold a negative view of Perry (AP/GfK - Aug, 2011)

Perry beating Obama in Florida (Magellan Data - Aug, 2011)

Perry only GOP candidate beating Obama. Up by three points (Rasmussen - Sept, 2011)

Perry and Obama in statistical dead heat (Gallup - Aug, 2011)

Perry and Obama in statistical dead heat (Rasmussen - Aug, 2011)

Perry and Obama in statistical dead heat (Quinnipiac - Aug, 2011)

Obama 50%, Palin 33% (Rasmussen - Aug, 2011)

41% of GOP primary voters and two thirds of all registered voters say there is no chance they would vote for Sarah Palin (Pew - Aug, 2011)

71% of Republicans and 66% of Tea Party supporters don't want Sarah Palin to run for president (Fox News - Sept, 2011

52% of GOP voters believe a Palin run would be bad for the party (Rasmussen - Sep, 2011)


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1 posted on 09/03/2011 7:24:42 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: shield

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2 posted on 09/03/2011 7:25:27 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

So another establishment Politico wannabe pipes up. Too many counting eggs before the chicken house is even built.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,921912-1,00.html


3 posted on 09/03/2011 7:33:40 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: AAABEST

Better yet, it is like hoards already posting their bets in a ticketless lottery.


4 posted on 09/03/2011 7:35:39 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: AAABEST

Palin should have jumped in before Perry, could have been her getting the Perry buzz...now if she jumps in she would just help nominate Romney and take votes from Perry and Bachman


5 posted on 09/03/2011 7:42:32 AM PDT by chevydude26
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To: mazda77

I’m not even a Palin supporter and I want her in the race.


6 posted on 09/03/2011 7:44:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: chevydude26

I think Palin is getting more buzz than any of the candidates right now. C4P reported that 70 media credentials were issues to 32 news organizations for her speech in Iowa today.


7 posted on 09/03/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

8 posted on 09/03/2011 7:45:50 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: AAABEST

Sarah can decide on her own, why establishment and Fox news loons are forcing their own opinion on independent citizen.


9 posted on 09/03/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: chevydude26
Palin should have jumped in before Perry, could have been her getting the Perry buzz...now if she jumps in she would just help nominate Romney and take votes from Perry and Bachman

Meh, it's a long campaign, eventually movement conservatives and Tea Party folks would settle for either Palin, Perry or Bachmann as an alternative to Romney.

Palin does poll extremely badly now, even among Republicans. I don't think she is running and haven't for months, but for whatever reason the things she is doing now seem to be making her even less desirable as a candidate to most Republicans as time passes.

10 posted on 09/03/2011 7:48:05 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: AAABEST
Wow - the MSM working hard to prevent a Palin campaign. I'm not sure I've ever seen them so afraid. It's not like there are polls about how many would like to see Hillary not run, or Christy, or Ron Paul or even Obama for that matter. Maybe 70% would like to see Obama not run if only they were asked.

Once again polls as news indicates that the MSM is too lazy to engage in investigative journalism. Fredie and Fanny nothing to see there, Obama's social security number- yawn! - GE the billion dollar stimulus recipient and green power broker - no interest, the global warming con and Al Gore's financial interest - no story. Polls we want polls about events that have not taken place, like how many would like to see the Yankees not compete in the 2015 post season or how many would like to ban cat entrails on their pizza in San Francisco or how many would like to keep little green men from Mars from filling for earned income tax credit.

11 posted on 09/03/2011 7:48:30 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: AAABEST

12 posted on 09/03/2011 7:50:18 AM PDT by tomkat (constitutional conservative)
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To: AAABEST
"Only 20 percent of all voters wanted Palin to run for the White House while 74 percent opposed the idea -- and the voters who wanted her staying out of the contest included a large part of her base. "

Most people don't like to be played with, even by Sarah Palin. Since she's been "running" -- will she or won't she -- for the past two years, there is absolutely no reason for her not to have declared that she is officially in the race months ago.

Sarah Palin is Fred Thompson in a skirt, just better looking, more energetic, smarter, but the same tease -- and guess who is going to be left "holding the bag", her supporters who are still waiting and will still be waiting for her to jump into the race Nov 1, 2012.

13 posted on 09/03/2011 7:52:15 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: AAABEST; onyx; Windflier; rintense; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads
Gosh, I don't see any Journolist memes in that list of yours.....

None whatsoever.

14 posted on 09/03/2011 7:52:56 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: AAABEST

Same media that picked McCain, Dole, and other RINOs. I can’t believe such intelligent people as FREEPERS are falling for it AGAIN.


15 posted on 09/03/2011 7:54:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Irritating isn’t it?


16 posted on 09/03/2011 7:56:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AAABEST

The real title should be, “Rick Perry Leads While Voters on the Sidelines Want Sarah Palin”


17 posted on 09/03/2011 7:57:00 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: cripplecreek

So much so. I just want to shake these people. I am really living in the twilight zone for sure.


18 posted on 09/03/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: jennychase

I suppose they want her to walk ten paces behind as well like a good little aquaw.

Or maybe ten paces ahead strewing rose petals at his cowboy boots.


19 posted on 09/03/2011 8:05:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: napscoordinator; cripplecreek

Do you imagine that Rick Perry and Sarah Palin don’t know each other? If so your are completely wrong! They do!

John Fund got this EXACTLY right yesterday!

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fund-sarah-palin-/2011/09/02/id/409556


20 posted on 09/03/2011 8:08:52 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Clairity

What a joke! You don’t know anything about Palin if you are comparing her to Fred Thompson....she isn’t lazy and her run for the governorship is AK had her go into the outer regions looking for a vote- just this past month during the Iowa fair she was out there for 9 hours meeting and greeting people and talking to the press


21 posted on 09/03/2011 8:10:27 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: napscoordinator

Well, what the hell is she waiting for? Gimme a break!
What a leader! We need a leader now not at her whim.

Please beg me some more ‘cause I’m still considering it- Just doesn’t cut it anymre.


22 posted on 09/03/2011 8:11:17 AM PDT by tirednvirginia ( RICK'S CHICK AND PROUD OF IT!)
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To: Semper911
The real title should be, “Rick Perry Leads While Voters on the Sidelines Want Sarah Palin”

And what evidence do you have to support this? Governor Palin's polling is downright awful now and, increasingly, it seems clear that even large majorities of Republicans don't want her to run at all. Outside of her core group of supporters, where is there any evidence a great percentage of of even conservatives want her to run?

23 posted on 09/03/2011 8:12:05 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: AAABEST

:-)

24 posted on 09/03/2011 8:13:29 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Clairity
Sarah Palin is Fred Thompson in a skirt....

This metaphor works very well for me. As an early supporter of Fred Thompson in the 2008 campaign, he became a somewhat expensive disappointment to me. I wish Sarah would either get in or forget it.

25 posted on 09/03/2011 8:17:46 AM PDT by Cracker Jack (If it weren't for the democrats, republicans would be the worst thing in Washington.)
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To: AAABEST

“Rick Perry Leads While Voters Want Sarah Palin on the Sidelines”

Heads are just gonna go all “splodey” over this one.

;o)


26 posted on 09/03/2011 8:23:57 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: Longbow1969
even large majorities of Republicans don't want her to run at all.

Consider the source of the polling. Why would a corrupt machine want someone with a record of cleaning up corruption to run? Of course they don't want her to run. But the real people, on the other hand...

You should really watch "The Undefeated" -- with an open mind. She really does have a record of taking on the corrupt bastards.

It's just my opinion -- I don't want to get into it with you. We'll see soon enough, won't we?

27 posted on 09/03/2011 8:24:48 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ditto but I think for different reasons.


28 posted on 09/03/2011 8:25:03 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: Bigun

“Do you imagine that Rick Perry and Sarah Palin don’t know each other? If so your are completely wrong! They do!

John Fund got this EXACTLY right yesterday!”

Delusional. She is going to slam crony capitalists (ie-Rick Perry and friends) in her Indianola speech and then turn around and endorse him?!

She spent her whole career in Alaska from the Mayor’s office to the Oil and Gas Commission to the Governor’s office fighting(and defeating) the kind of cronyism that Rick Perry embodies. He might be fit to be Teas governor,although if she knew then what she knows now, she probably would not have endorsed him. She will NEVER endorse this guy in the GOP primary.


29 posted on 09/03/2011 8:25:11 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: DaveyB
LOL!!! Now, because they post a poll that shows Sarah lacking sufficient support to make her run reasonable, Fox News, the target of leftist ire for a decade and a half, is suddenly part of the MSM.

Now that's funny!
30 posted on 09/03/2011 8:25:39 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: jennychase

lol, Fox News is clearly anti-Palin.


31 posted on 09/03/2011 8:26:19 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: Bigun

Perry and Romney are working together. They’re ideological twins with intermingled campaigns. Any attacks on each other are pure show.


32 posted on 09/03/2011 8:27:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AAABEST

All who support “CRONY CAPITALISM”, please raise your hand!

You have excellent candidates who have a great track record for SUCKING UP TO and REWARDING BIG DONORS!

If you don’t like CRONY CAPITALISM but you’d rather just say you want to ignore it, than just say so!


33 posted on 09/03/2011 8:27:55 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: cripplecreek; napscoordinator
Irritating isn’t it?
 
Observe the relationship between the MSM parrots - perched out of reach in the upper right - and those they see as being beneath them; those whom the MSM believes they should decide what the truth is.

 
Evidently such an elite perch made it difficult to read and comprehend the writing on those yellow flags - the first time We came town...
 
 
And evidently it hasn't been irritating enough to toss the MSM along with the Salad...

...when...
 

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any mo... errr, uhhh... Say, who won American Idol and Dancing with the Stars tonight -- between commercials for Viagra, Sleeping Pills, and Grecian Formula?"
 
...seems to be the scripted reality playing out, thus far.
 
 
 

34 posted on 09/03/2011 8:28:33 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Semper911

“Consider the source of the polling.”

Fox News is clearly anti-Palin.

(sarcasm)


35 posted on 09/03/2011 8:28:47 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: Grunthor
I like the way that Fox News Channel is now part of the MSM and filled with "establishment" people, because they dared to poll and then relate how the people feel about Sarah Palin. LOL!!

You think a little self-deception is at play?

Can you say "cult of personality?" LOL!
36 posted on 09/03/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland

Fox News is clearly anti-Palin.

(sarcasm)


37 posted on 09/03/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: jennychase
“Sarah can decide on her own, why establishment and Fox news loons are forcing their own opinion on independent citizen.”

Nothing represents the GOP establishment better than Fox News: all RINO/all neocon ... all the time.

38 posted on 09/03/2011 8:31:42 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: AAABEST

Perry and Romney are two finger-puppets of Karl Rove.

RINOs all.

It is the time of America and not CRONY CAPITALISM.


39 posted on 09/03/2011 8:32:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Grunthor

FOX News IS anti-Gov.Palin.

They and their RINO, Sunday proROMNEY gabfests
just spend the time pimping Rove, Romney, and Obama.


40 posted on 09/03/2011 8:34:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: AAABEST
3 weeks ago 500 Palinites were clamoring that today would be the day she would announce. Let's see.......
41 posted on 09/03/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: catfish1957

Or was it 499? :)


42 posted on 09/03/2011 8:35:36 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: AAABEST

Oh please


43 posted on 09/03/2011 8:35:46 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Brices Crossroads

“Delusional. She is going to slam crony capitalists (ie-Rick Perry and friends) in her Indianola speech and then turn around and endorse him?!”

She endorsed him for Governor. Was he NOT a crony capitalist then?


44 posted on 09/03/2011 8:35:46 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

LOL!

OK! If you say so! Just hope you aren’t TOO surprised when it happens!


45 posted on 09/03/2011 8:36:26 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Diogenesis

Funny, it seems she’s on at least one of their shows every weeks. THey are giving her that kind of exposure and they don’t like her?

You logic makes no earthly sense.


46 posted on 09/03/2011 8:37:05 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: Grunthor

And Perry endorsed Al Gore for President. What does that make him?


47 posted on 09/03/2011 8:37:11 AM PDT by beandog
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To: Grunthor

No sarcasm tag needed. The powers that be at Foxnews can’t stand her.


48 posted on 09/03/2011 8:37:17 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: tirednvirginia
What a leader! We need a leader now not at her whim.

I think she has been in too many TV jobs now. Pundit, Reality star, DWTS mom, etc, that I think it's all about ratings now.

49 posted on 09/03/2011 8:37:52 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Sudetenland

“Can you say “cult of personality?” LOL!”

Cult is more accurate than religion I suppose.


50 posted on 09/03/2011 8:38:18 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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