Skip to comments.Tea Party Nation poll shows 52 percent will vote for Romney if he is GOP nominee (Look out Pubs!)
Posted on 10/22/2011 5:32:31 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Most self-affiliated members of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest national organizations for the grassroots conservative movement, would vote for Mitt Romney as president if confronted with a choice between him or President Obama, according to a poll of members released to The Hill on Friday.
The group surveyed its members this week in an informal poll posted at the groups website. The question asked was: If Romney is the GOP nominee, what will you do in the general election?
Fifty-two percent of about 1,150 respondents said they would hold their nose and vote for Romney if he becomes the GOP nominee, while 23 percent said they would vote for an unspecified third-party candidate. Twelve percent said they would not vote in the presidential election at all if the choice is between Romney and Obama.
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Mitt Romney's nomination to the GOP candidacy would depress the base by 48%. This is huge. How can Romney win with half of his base gone just like *snaps fingers* that?
This is half of “Tea Party Nation” not half of the bloomin’ GOP.
Conservatives are principled.
I’m of the opinion that we conservatives outnumber the republicans.
Why else would Chris Christie have had to tell the GOP numerous times that he wasn’t running? He was being repeatedly begged behind the scenes by the establishment.
The republicans are not convinced Romney can win the primaries, and thought Christie could fool us better.
Half the Tea Partiers is still a big number of people sitting home not voting — or voting 3rd party.
Romney’s nomination is a sure win for Obama.
I’m one of them. In a contest between Romney and Obama, I will definitely vote for Romney. A third party candidate would hand victory to Obama and accomplish nothing else.
I propose that all of the Independent TPers, hold their noses, and register in the GOP prior to the primaries in their states.
If we don't we could end up splitting the conservative vote enough to allow Mitt to slip through.
Just like mclame did.
Well, I guess the question is, how much of the GOP is made up of the Tea Party? If Romney gets 85% of the GOP votes, and 50% of the Tea Party votes, will that be enough to beat Obama? I don’t know.
I know I’m one of the 48%. I will not vote for Romney. I believe he will do more damage than Obama. At least if Obama is President the GOP Senators and Reps act like Republicans. They won’t do that if Romney is President.
I got burned by the GOP enough with mccain.
A minimum 25% decrease in the turnout of the most likely GOP voters is the end of a campaign no matter how you look at it.
‘Tea Party Nation’? Anything like ‘Red Sox Nation’? Sure hope not...born losers.
Which leads me to wonder: if you were a German and could go back to 1932, who would you vote for in the Weimar elections? The Nazis or the Communists?
Conservatives are principled
Principled but stupid, that's a great combination......
Romneys nomination is a sure win for Obama.
My fear as well. Herman Cain is looking better every day. Even a Newt candidacy is starting to sound good.
I remain one of the 75%ers - that "anyone but Romney" coalition.
Who is the lesser of two evils? /s
I guess Obama’s getting another term. Maybe we need to hit rock bottom before people learn. Let me go see how much dried rice and peanut butter I have...
what we need is a TEA PArty march on GOP headquarters
NO MORE DEMOCRAP-LITE CANDIDATES!!!!
Unfortunately, there are PLENTY on here who will vote for WHOEVER the (R) is, and we get RINO after RINO after RINO, from the Establishment Elite and promotion via the State-Run-Media. Those who hold their nose and vote for the "chosen one" are counted on by the Republican Party to get their hand-picked Candidate through the Primary.
IF real Conservatives would NOT VOTE FOR THE RINO's, they'd get the message.
Following this statement, you can count on those that say "wasted vote" on 3rd Party, "handing the White House to Obama", etc....they will vote for whomever they're told.
Those 12% better get their collective azzes to vote...especially for the Senate candidates & House. There is no reason to sit at home.
As a conservative I will consider it best to just stay home if Romney is the candidate of any party.
Damn right...shout it out loud!
If you would vote for Rommney, why not just vote for obama? Other than their skin color and religious preferences, as the comparison chart Jim Robinson posted, their political philosophies are the same. I am in the group that will not vote ror Rommney under any circumstances. If you, the Republican Party, or the man in the moon want for obama to have a second term,with all that implies, nominate Mitt Rommney.
If Mitt is the nominee, I will vote for him.
On abortion, he said that he was wrong in the past. I can accept a man admitting that he was wrong.
On his healthcare bill in Mass, he had no choice. It was all the work of the liberals in the state legislature. He vetoed a lot of what was sent to him but he basically had no choice because he was in the most liberal state in the union.
I didn’t think much of Mitt before but I’ve talked to conservatives in Mass so I now have a better understanding of his history. I am okay with him now. Mitt was about as conservative as you could be in a state like Mass. ROMNEY IS STILL NOT MY TOP CHOICE BUT I’LL SUPPORT HIM 100% IF HE’S THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE.
If the “Tea Party Nation” doesn’t support Romney if he’s the nominee, they can all kiss my #$#^. The “Tea Party Express” had a similar attitude and got us 6 more years of Harry Reid. They cost us Delaware’s senate seat. I can name a few others but I am not going to waste my time.
Instead of pouting about not getting 100% of what I want, I’d rather get 75% than 0 (0=obama). I am going to support this nation by voting against obama.
the election will not only be decided by the tea party, it will also depend on how many independents flee Obama
OTOH, I would vote for Mishka "The I Love You" Dog if she were the nominee, as well.
In fact, if Mishka "The I Love You" Dog came down with rabies and bit me on my weenie, I would still vote for Mishka "The I Love You" Dog if she were the nominee.
0 must go.
But let's see if we can keep Romney from being the nominee.
The one who didn't start a world war and murder six million innocent people?
. . in an informal online poll . . .
I am a member of our local Tea Party Patriots and we never received any notice about this unscientific poll. I am at a loss to figure out what I would do, but the best overall alternative is to vote in a conservative Senate and House with the numbers to make them veto proof in addition to having the numbers to start their own under oath investigations made public.
They, the establishment, think that 2010 was historic? The internals for 2012 must be incredible for the cause of We The People. How does one account for all of the continuing Permanent Political Class establishment critters who are announcing they will not run again this time in addition to the rising number of primary challengers?
What the hell is Tea Party Nation?
I guess if it comes to obama vs. romney, you don’t really have much of a choice. If you vote for romney, all you will get is obama’s alter ego. Two sides to the same coin they are. If you’re really unlucky, obama gets re-elected, and makes romney his VP, or vise-versa.
Most people would vote for Mr. Bean if confronted with the choice between him and Obama. LOL!!!
Let it burn and write the whole thing off. Eff em!
I consider myself a member of “Tea Party Nation” as I’ve donated to candidates and attended rallies and will somewhat happily pull the lever for Romney if he’s the nominee. Wile he’s my second to last choice amongst the republicans, he is lightyears preferable to O. I don’t believe though, that Romney’s nomination is a fait accompli. New Hampshire is only one state and he’s got to succeed in the South.
That must mean that Stalin gets a free ride, eh?
Oh yeah ... NOW I remember, a vote was taken and tin cans passed around amidst the drums drumming and speakers bloviating and "the tea party" hired a spokesfirm to handle it's PR.
I don't really need the /s, DO I ?
Plus one. I WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES VOTE FOR SLICK WILLARD.
Been there, done that, got the T shirt. Not again. Let the whole thing BURN
This principled and informed conservative will never vote for Romney, nor any other RINO.
The better to live with my own conscience.
DONT BELEVE THIS “NEWS” STORY
THEY MADE UP THEIR OWN POLL AND ARE REPORT?ING IT AS ?NEWS
The Republican candidate will have to take The South. There is NO WAY Mitt will poll high in The South. Herman Cain would sweep The South, since we still have enough sense to know a conservative from a liberal.
I read this exactly the opposite.
If 52% of self-proclaimed Tea Partiers would say NOW that they would support Romney, and then you throw in the rest of the GOP, and then the beloved independent vote....that is sort of a Romney landslide.
The time to beat Romney is now, because the GOP nominee be it a conservative a moderate or a liberal is going to the White House.
I think the real question is: Under what circumstances would Mitt win the nomination?
We all know that the LMSM is pushing Romney, and they are behind most of the polls that somehow have Mitt ahead in the polls. Furthermore, the libs are salivating at a Romney-Obama race, wherein the socialist with the most money wins.
Last I heard, it is still up to the Republicans to name their nominee, not the Lame Stream Media.
“vote...especially for the Senate candidates & House.”
Amen! We must take back the Senate; it is our only hope to turn things around.
I would definitely prefer Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Bachmann, or Palin.
My first choice is Cain/Gingrich.
Sue Lowden or Danny Tarkanian would have sent Reid packing. Angle said too many off the wall things. Both she and O’Donnell made me cringe on occasion because of some of the things they would say. Sorry but that’s the truth. They made themselves easy targets to be defeated. We can blame it on Newt or Rove but they’re the ones that made themselves easy candidates to be defeated.
Nevada wanted to dump Harry but the Republicans put up the wrong candidate. Sue Lowden or Tarkanian would have given conservatives 85% of what we wanted and sent Harry packing. Instead, we got 6 more years of Harry Reid.
What the heck does Romney offer other than a slick haircut? He was ineffective (or worse) in MA. He had no coat tails in the state elections, was liberal down the line and introduced Romneycare. His one plus is that he made lots of money and was apparently effective in one Olympics.
One half of the normally 100% that would vote for the clown at last resort. Whoop dee friggin do!
I was going to reply but why bother....Enjoy Zero’s 2nd term.
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