Skip to comments.2 Times a Charm -- Rick Perry Takes 2nd Straight Straw Poll
Posted on 10/04/2011 5:02:00 PM PDT by shield
Despite mixed reviews from his debate performances, Rick Perry continues to lead the GOP field. Amassing over 30% of the vote Perry took the September Townhall and HotAir Republican Straw Poll.
Ron Paul's support stayed steady, taking 2nd place for the 5th time since we began polling in January. He has won the straw poll three times. Sarah Palin has also won the poll three times, but not since March.
Herman Cain finally stopped his slide, gaining slightly this month. Michele Bachmann lost support for the 2nd straight month. After peaking at 13.6% she has lost over half of her support, coming in at 6% this month. She had the biggest slide this month at 4.4 points. Rick Perry had the biggest gain with 3.3 points. After bottoming out at 1.4% in July, Newt Gingrich has modestly increased his support for two straight months. He still hasn't completely recovered from early campaign mishaps, nor has he seen the level of support he received back in March when he took 11.75% of the vote.
For the most part however, there were no radical shifts in support this month. This could be an indication that supporters are getting more comfortable with their particular candidate. As we get closer to the primaries it will be very interesting to see if support shifts or if one candidate starts to consolidate the vote.
Thaddeus McCotter dropped out of the race and was subsequently removed from the poll.
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On line polls?
At least Mittens isn’t frontrunner in this poll.
Was this tallied at the end of September?
Tallied October 3rd.
Cool. Good news for Perry.
Did you see it is not officially announced yet, but it is reported that Perry has received at least $10 million dollars in campaign donations in just these last six weeks? I checked for an official announcement on his Perry for President website, and the total is not there yet, but here is US News and World Report leaking a $10 million dollar plus donation tally for the third quarter campaign period:
What will hi Fangirls do then ,,, go back to knitting?
You can also not skew the poll. You can only vote in it one time. You find most of these other polls out are skewed and spun to get a result they must have...that Perry is third or fourth...which this poll has proven different or closer to the truth in Perry’s numbers.
I remember when the Hermanator won the Florida straw poll you Perry people were on here telling us how worthless these straw polls are!!
So I went back and checked that thread and guess what HERE YOU ARE:
Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Rick Perry in deep trouble
First off...straw polls are meaningless...if they were so right then why did Bachmann only received 1.5% when she won the last straw poll?
Now that me straighten out the headline:
Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Rick Perry Mitt Romney in deep trouble
375 posted on Sun Sep 25 2011 12:54:32 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by shield
Internet poll, ROFLOL. HEE, HEE
I heard the 10 million but also a 15 million figure. He raised it in 6 weeks compared to 3 months the others had.
These people act like we don’t know how email works, take your little email list, copy all, say go here and vote. Damn look at the acorn the blind hog found. How damn silly, run and post meaningless results as news. Now that is grasping at straws.
When it is numbers you need to have these polls are fine when the numbers go against what you are looking for the numbers are a joke. I agree polls aren’t something to gauge anyone’s perforance by. But boy when polls like this CBS comes out and it lines up with your boy...it is great when this poll comes out it sucks and is nothing at all.
An internet STRAW POLL no less. I thought straw polls meant nothing per Perry supporters.... Hmmm.
Paul in second? Come on get real.
Money can't buy you love.
Voters will figure out Rick is the only one standing between Romney and the nomintion. It will take time but it’s going to come after the vetting on TTC. All the way Baby.
Mod needs to move this garbage to chat.
Agree!!! It’s goin’ to be fun to watch.
Worse than that, here's how to manipulate the hell out of one of these "straw(man) polls"...
Muchas g'bye-byes Ricardo!
I did not have any exact amount at all and did not mean to imply it was only $10 million. Sorry if I did that. I had heard $10 million PLUS. And yes, I did hear it would be from only six weeks of campaigning since that is how long he’s been in the race and not the full 3 months we’ll see from the others who were in that long.
I was watching his Perry for President site the last day of September and was amazed to see his little ticker going up and up and up that day!
I guess we’ll all be keeping out eyes out on all the tallies for the 3rd quarter donation reporting!
Anyway, thanks for providing the poll numbers from townhall.com here.
It sure makes more sense with Romney down where he is. I’ve never met anyone who likes Romney except for the media outlets and their journalists. I guess Romney’s camp is possibly the one commissioning some of these other polls then? That’s OK if you don’t know, and don’t feel you even have to reply to that. Guess I was just thinking out loud.
IF that is the case then all polls should be in chat. I am following the lead by Herman Cain’s poll at CBS. It is front page news. So if this is moved...Herman Cain’s also needs to be moved.
Okay. Guess this is some good news for Perry.
I see Romney and Cain are everywhere. The Governor needs to make a few appearences and answer some questions. Otherwise his campaign will go nowhere.
Palin isn’t even running so why is she in this poll?
Yes, I think these numbers are probably more inline with the real numbers. I agree Mittens numbers are false...and the way Cain is being pushed by the MSM, I'm started to believe the same about him.
Don’t start believing the bad BS being put out by the MSM...against Perry. Perry is in Texas prepping for the debate, he’ll be in Iowa next week.
Why is Christie in the poll?
CBS was an internet poll and so is FoxNews. You haven’t downplayed those polls.
“Why is Christie in the poll?”
because it’s a silly poll
I just voted twice. Used two different gmail addresses.
I still like him the best.although I am very fond of Cain.
Perry will need a VP with more foreign policy experience..although Perry/Cain would drive the Dems nuts.ha.
At the same time Romney was on with Huckabee and I heard he made a visit to msnbc, along with a visit to Hannity. Cain has been all over the place. Aside from that Derry NH townhall forum last Friday, it seems the Governor has taken a hiatus from all public appearances. After Florida, he's been incognito. I don't see that as a good startegy. Just my opinion.
You are mistaken, I'm on the Perry ping list and have NEVER received a FReepMail to vote on anything. In fact I didn't even know about these polls.
On the other hand, a month or two ago I accidentally received a FreepMail from Palin supporters that was asking everyone if they had any success on digging up dirt on Perry about a certain topic!! They forgot that I was supporting Perry.
So - I can see what goes on behind the scenes, and it isn't pretty. I can honestly say that the Perry supporters “I know” here do not connive behind the scenes.
I also remember a big thread about a Hot-Air Poll that Palin won and they were sooo excited.
[he won the poll without a lot of Perry FReepers knowing about it. Hmmm. Wonder what that could mean....? ]
Yup, must mean there are just a LOT of people out there who like Perry, lol.
The only polls I pay attention to are professional , are the straw polls done in person. We all know this is a bogus one.
Actually, I had forgotten I had voted in that poll since it was up for a month...so I went to vote and it stopped me and wouldn’t let me vote. I had used a different email address to and it still wouldn’t let me vote.
ROFLOL, did I say freep mail??? No I did not say freep mail, you do know the staff has a list of contributors and supporters and more than one has an email address. The year is 2011, not 1911. LOL, you are funny.
NO...I’m not going to use the ping list in FReepmail to get anyone to vote in a poll. IF we can’t be honest and up front what can of people are we? I will not act like the libs or DU’ers and do underhanded crap. I consider those types low lifes...count me out of that completely.
Why don’t you move your funky ass to chat. You jump these threads every time you can. Get lost scum bag. I would love to see you in person. You must be pathetic.
I know you don’t shield, and that’s why I wrote what I did.
Often people accuse others of doing things that they do themselves.
Which of them wouldn't need a VP with strong foreign policy ... but all of them would beat what we have now! At least our friends and enemies would know who they are.
Santorum and Huntsman finished below Undecided?
LOL. Give it up fellas.
[you do know the staff has a list of contributors and supporters and more than one has an email address. ]
I may be ‘funny’ but you are snide and ugly acting all the time and everyone knows it. If your way of ‘winning’ something is by tearing down others then I just feel sad for you.
And - I have no idea of what ‘staff’ you are talking about as I don’t belong to any organized Perry group. I post my graphics and try my best to post factual information and I do it on my own without pinging a bunch of people to back me up as so many others do.