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2 Times a Charm -- Rick Perry Takes 2nd Straight Straw Poll
Townhall.com ^ | 3rd October 2011 | Townhall Presidential 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.



TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: heartless; mittensucks; perry; perryleads; presidential; strawpoll
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1 posted on 10/04/2011 5:02:06 PM PDT by shield
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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.

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2 posted on 10/04/2011 5:04:38 PM 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: shield

On line polls?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 5:04:47 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

At least Mittens isn’t frontrunner in this poll.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 5:07:17 PM 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: shield

Was this tallied at the end of September?


5 posted on 10/04/2011 5:09:38 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: casinva

Tallied October 3rd.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 5:10:58 PM 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: shield
It's nice to see something positive.
7 posted on 10/04/2011 5:16:08 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: shield

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:

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/10/04/perry-donors-say-hes-raised-10-million


8 posted on 10/04/2011 5:16:58 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: shield
Rick Perry is gonna end up like the Dallas “Cowgirls” did Sunday, losing out because of this own stupid mistakes.

What will hi Fangirls do then ,,, go back to knitting?

9 posted on 10/04/2011 5:17:28 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: casinva

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.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 5:18:38 PM 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: shield

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:

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Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Rick Perry in deep trouble

To: iowamark

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2783302/posts?page=375#375

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ROFL!


11 posted on 10/04/2011 5:20:15 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Cain you hear us NOW?)
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To: shield

Internet poll, ROFLOL. HEE, HEE


12 posted on 10/04/2011 5:20:20 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: casinva

I heard the 10 million but also a 15 million figure. He raised it in 6 weeks compared to 3 months the others had.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 5:20:43 PM 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: Meet the New Boss

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.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 5:24:11 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

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.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 5:24:58 PM 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: org.whodat

An internet STRAW POLL no less. I thought straw polls meant nothing per Perry supporters.... Hmmm.

Paul in second? Come on get real.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 5:25:36 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: shield
Manufacturing "good news" eh?

Money can't buy you love.

17 posted on 10/04/2011 5:25:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: bwc2221

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.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 5:26:36 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: CSI007

Mod needs to move this garbage to chat.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:06 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: RitaOK

Agree!!! It’s goin’ to be fun to watch.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 5:30:25 PM 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: CSI007
An internet STRAW POLL no less. I thought straw polls meant nothing per Perry supporters.... Hmmm.

Worse than that, here's how to manipulate the hell out of one of these "straw(man) polls"...

  1. Drop dime on Townhall for a poll
  2. Get notice of polling time
  3. Spam email list notifying known supporters
  4. Close poll soon thereafter
Then blare by any means possible, "We WON!!!"

Muchas g'bye-byes Ricardo!

21 posted on 10/04/2011 5:30:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: RitaOK
I am ready for the TTC. Is there anything else to add?
22 posted on 10/04/2011 5:31:41 PM PDT by bullypulpit (Go see The Rick Perry Report at http://rickperryreport.com/)
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To: shield

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.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 5:34:22 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: org.whodat

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.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 5:34:39 PM 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: shield

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.


25 posted on 10/04/2011 5:36:24 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: shield

Palin isn’t even running so why is she in this poll?


26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:36:58 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: casinva
I just saw another estimate of 15 million and also saw the 10 million. I thought I read his fund raising numbers would be out the end of the week.

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.

27 posted on 10/04/2011 5:40:17 PM 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: shield
This is an Internet poll one easily rigged, as this one was. If there is a poll of the same nature for Cain ask to have it moved. But to try and compare this Internet poll to a professional poll is more than childish.
28 posted on 10/04/2011 5:41:56 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Reagan Man

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.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 5:44:41 PM 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: ari-freedom

Why is Christie in the poll?


30 posted on 10/04/2011 5:45:53 PM 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: org.whodat

CBS was an internet poll and so is FoxNews. You haven’t downplayed those polls.


31 posted on 10/04/2011 5:46:54 PM 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: shield

“Why is Christie in the poll?”

because it’s a silly poll


32 posted on 10/04/2011 5:49:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: shield

I just voted twice. Used two different gmail addresses.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 5:49:52 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("This Is Hermain Cain!" has moved up to #8 in Amazon books. Release date: Oct 4)
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To: shield

GREAT POST....

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.


34 posted on 10/04/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: shield
The mainstream media does not influence me. Constructive criticism is always good, however. This has been on my mind for a while now. I understand Perry is prepping for the Dartmouth debate.

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.

35 posted on 10/04/2011 5:55:33 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: org.whodat; shield
[These people act like we don’t know how email works, take your little email list, copy all, say go here and vote.]

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.

36 posted on 10/04/2011 6:07:28 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
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To: shield
I was never a Perry fan. My preface was for Palin, but lacking her comittment for a run, I was for Cain. No longer. Cain has shown his true colors with his playing the race card against Perry. It was a race card no matter how many supporters will deny it. He has shown that he knows how the MSM works, but in this case, he went hook, line and sinker with it.
37 posted on 10/04/2011 6:12:57 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: potlatch
People freepmail each other over polls? I never got the Perry memo either, then. Gee, just think, he won the poll without a lot of Perry FReepers knowing about it. Hmmm. Wonder what that could mean....?


38 posted on 10/04/2011 6:13:22 PM PDT by Oceander (abo 2012 - anyone but obama in 2012)
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To: Oceander
Of course, considering the poll results in general - Ron Paul in second place! - I rather doubt if there's much validity to these results. That goes for all of them, including Perry.


39 posted on 10/04/2011 6:15:55 PM PDT by Oceander (abo 2012 - anyone but obama in 2012)
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To: Oceander

[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.


40 posted on 10/04/2011 6:23:31 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
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To: shield

The only polls I pay attention to are professional , are the straw polls done in person. We all know this is a bogus one.


41 posted on 10/04/2011 6:34:30 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


42 posted on 10/04/2011 6:35:41 PM 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: potlatch

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.


43 posted on 10/04/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: potlatch

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.


44 posted on 10/04/2011 6:41:22 PM 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: org.whodat

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.


45 posted on 10/04/2011 6:42:52 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: shield

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.


46 posted on 10/04/2011 7:10:49 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Perry will need a VP with more foreign policy experience...

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.

47 posted on 10/04/2011 7:14:35 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: shield
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.

You're doing it wrong then or it's keeping your email cached or something, I just voted three times. Three different email addresses on different devices.
48 posted on 10/04/2011 7:15:07 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: shield

Santorum and Huntsman finished below Undecided?

LOL. Give it up fellas.


49 posted on 10/04/2011 7:15:16 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: org.whodat

[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.


50 posted on 10/04/2011 7:17:59 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
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