Skip to comments.Poll: Rick Perry loses the tea party
Posted on 10/04/2011 6:48:05 AM PDT by MNJohnnie
The new Washington Post/ABC News poll confirms what the Florida straw poll showed last month: Rick Perry is bleeding support from activist conservatives.
In the national survey, Perrys share of the GOP primary vote has fallen to 16 percent a tie with Herman Cain and 9 points behind Mitt Romney, who draws support from a quarter of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Continue Reading
Ron Paul is in fourth place, with 11 percent, followed by Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich tied at 7 percent. Rick Santorum takes 2 percent and Jon Huntsman takes half that.
The apparent explanation for Perrys decline is what you would expect: immigration and debates. Dan Balz and Jon Cohen:
Perrys support for the Texas policy of providing in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants appears to be a significant problem in the GOP race. About two-thirds of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who backs such a policy. Among tea party supporters, nearly eight in 10 say this position is a negative factor.
In early September, Perry had a 3-to-1 advantage over any other candidate among those strongly backing the tea party, but his supported has plummeted from 45 percent to 10 percent in this group.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
on the bright side I suppose there’s always a nice cushy job at Merck waiting for you...
The Tea Party and Republicans are hungry for a winner against the Usurper. And Perry does not look like one.
Oh wait, pandering, saying what you would do without ever having to have done it, and coming up with snarky comments is what substitutes for prime time now a days.
We'll see when the quarterly donations are announced who is ready for prime time.
On RealClearPolitics, they have it reported at Romney at 25, Cain and Perry at 17, not the 16 listed above and Gingrich tied with Paul at 9 and Bachman at 7 and Santorum at 2 and Huttsman at 1.
Maybe I’m missing something.
Now we are letting Politico pick our candidates.
By the way, I like Perry and would gladly vote for him if he could beat “the one.”
Not that I wouldn't vote for him over Obamah, just saying.
When Perry was way up all of you Perry supporters were insisting "We had to back Perry because all the polls show only he can beat 0".
Don't complain now that the Perry camp's own tactics of poll watching have come back and bit you candidate.
Join in with the left and the Romney folks in trashing that too.
ABC must have the finest faux polls which Romney can buy.
CONSERVATIVES WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY.
CONSERVATIVES WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY. NEVER.
Great! Tell me about your candidates plan to secure the border and deport the 12 million illegals and build the 2000 mile fence.
I’m more concerned about his love for muzzies. Deal-killer for me.
Cain and Perry are tied. If people would stop giving Romney a pass, maybe he wouldn’t be in the lead. Perry is way more conservative than Romney.
Solyndra, Fast & Furious, a bear market, 9+% unemployment...you mean to tell me these are less important than a sign that was painted over 30 years ago?
You mean to tell me that NOBODY knew about this until last week? How come KBH or Lanier didn't bring this up in their campaigns against Perry?
Use your brains not emotions, consider the source of the poll and their reasoning
Wash Post poll and you are all of a sudden accepting the results as gospel? Tells me they are scared to death of him
Romney Bots beware the Zotz of Jim Robinson, you have been warned. He is NOT a fan, neither is he one of Ron PAul
Choose your poison wisely
Something about him bothered me, but, since I couldn’t put my finger on it, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. But when he tried to justify taxpayer subsidies for illegal aliens’ college education, he lost me.
Let's just have open borders! ...Taxpayers funded services for everyone!! Woo-Hoo!
Sounds like you'd be just fine with that?
When Conservative see people, supposedly on our side, engaging these Leftist style political tactics, we have to wonder just what you all are trying to hide.
Instead of blaming everyone else for you candidate's self destructive behavior, take a good hard look at Perry's fundamental incompetence as a campaigner.
Face it, Perry simply is not ready for the big time.
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