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Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows
News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten

Posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up.

As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race.

New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses than earlier polls predicted.

The survey by the Austin, Texas-based Baselice & Associates firm shows Perry firmly in third place with 13 percent — trailing Gingrich’s 29 percent and Romney's 19 percent. The poll was conducted Dec. 3-4.

But the internal polling data shows that Perry’s “strongly positive” rating has jumped 6 points since the firm’s previous Iowa survey, just three weeks ago.

And, significantly, Perry’s positive rating among likely Iowa caucus-goers is at a commanding 67 percent. And a stellar 71 percent view him positively after having seen one of his commercials.

Other numbers that suggest a potential rise: Perry stands at 78 percent positive among self-identified tea party members, according to the survey.

But he also enjoys strong support among Iowa’s undecided voters, at 71 percent............

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


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1 posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
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2 posted on 12/07/2011 8:58:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
Perry TV Ad: I Can Defend Faith from Obama’s “War on Religion" …….."I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage," says Perry in the new ad titled "Strong."….

Pro-life, pro-Perry “Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up an endorsement yesterday [Dec. 6, 2011] from Kurt Wuelper, the president of New Hampshire Right to Life.

"I know that Gov. Perry unequivocally believes that life begins at conception and does not waver in his protection of the unborn, unlike some self-professed pro-life candidates," Wuelper said in a campaign release. "But more than just talking the talk, Rick Perry has shown he is a man of strong faith and strong action."

Wuelper added, "He doesn't just fight against abortion, Gov. Perry fights for life. His dedication to providing assistance to pregnant women and encouraging them to choose life makes him exactly the kind of positive leader I want in the White House."

3 posted on 12/07/2011 8:59:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I suppose he could. So could Santorum, Bachmann and Huntsman. Iowa and New Hampshire voters regularly compete with each other to see who has a more inflated sense of self-importance.
4 posted on 12/07/2011 9:01:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who wouldnt rather see a Perry-Gingrich competition, rather than one with Romney in it? .. Perry is the closest to a traditional conservative; certainly when compared to the other two.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 9:03:30 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hmmm. A states-rights federalist vs. a TR-throwback GOProgressive like Newt. That’s a no-brainer, I’ll choose the federalist.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 9:04:26 AM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m serious... I think Perry has Alzheimers or MS or has mini-strokes.

He can’t communicate.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 9:05:23 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Nonstatist

I like Perry...I hope he does move up in the polls. Seems like a smart, genuine, religious man....


8 posted on 12/07/2011 9:05:37 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Vigilanteman; Nonstatist; All

The poll shows that overall, 67 percent of respondents (75 percent leaning toward Gingrich) say they could change their minds.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 9:08:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I expect Perry will get a second look once Newt flames out.

For all of his flaws, he may be our best bet.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 9:08:19 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Reagan69

“There are already guns on campus. All too often they are illegal,” Republican Gov. Rick Perry said. “I want there to be legal guns on campus”

Gingrich stood shoulder to shoulder with Nancy Pelosi to pass the “Criminal Safezones Act” which prevents armed citizens from defending themselves in certain arbitrary locations.

I’ll take the 2nd amendment guy anyday.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 9:09:02 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Reagan69
I think Perry has Alzheimers or MS or has mini-strokes.

He has the occasional cogent moment.. Thing is,IMO, he would be a decent President, relying on an adult staff with some sort of constancy of outlook. God knows the other two will break your heart.

12 posted on 12/07/2011 9:11:03 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There is a reason someone invented the term “can turn on a dime”....


13 posted on 12/07/2011 9:11:57 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Reagan69
He can’t communicate.

When have you listened? If during debates, they aren't for communicating.

If you compare Perry to Mitt or Newt, depends if you want a smooth talker who tells you what you want to hear to a guy who tells it like it is!

I'll take the much maligned Perry.

14 posted on 12/07/2011 9:14:49 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: shield

Da proof be in da puddin’ and here be some mo’ puddin’. Fingers crossed.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 9:14:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like Perry, Newt, Bachmann, Santorum...in that order.

No MittWitt, not ever.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 9:20:03 AM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: Reagan69

I have known some mighty smart people who were top grade students but froze when they had to take a test. It happens. They dealt with it.
Perry does fine most of the time.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 9:20:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Saw this data yesterday on another forum. Glad to see News Max picked it up. Outstanding news for the Perry Team!


18 posted on 12/07/2011 9:21:40 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hope springs eternal...


19 posted on 12/07/2011 9:22:56 AM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I got to hand it to you Cincinatus .. :) you are a loyal follower and I admire that, good luck.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

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21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:27 AM PST 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: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry may be the GOP’s comeback kid. He’s getting better in the debates, and his record as governor, overall a very successful record, still stands. When the voters take a serious look at Newt’s personal baggage and Romney’s flip-flops etc., Perry may be the one standing tall at the end of the race.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Reagan69
I’m serious... I think Perry has Alzheimers or MS or has mini-strokes. He can’t communicate.

Having seen Perry in numeropus interviews, speeches and ads it's clear to me that you have NO idea what you're talking about and just chose to be negative for the hell of it. That crap is really getting tiresome. Or maybe it's youy who has alzheimer's.

23 posted on 12/07/2011 9:25:00 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Reagan69

I want to like Perry, and I do from a personal perspective. But it would be painful to watch him debate Obama.

McCain was bad enough. I could only take 10 minutes of one of the debates, when I groaned, rolled over, and went to bed, with this sinking feeling that all was lost.


24 posted on 12/07/2011 9:26:11 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: lonestar
I'll take the much maligned Perry.

ME TOO!!!

25 posted on 12/07/2011 9:26:31 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of course. If the narcissists in Iowa and New Hampshire actually stayed committed to anybody, they would cease getting the media attention which they so crave.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 9:29:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lonestar
I know there are those that say he would be a disaster debating Obama. The answer to that question is just don't debate him.
27 posted on 12/07/2011 9:29:29 AM PST by Faith-Hope
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To: Signalman
Right observation. Pelosi put Newt's full ethics committee report out yesterday.
In the Matter of Representative Newt Gingrich--Ethics Report
28 posted on 12/07/2011 9:30:09 AM PST 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: rightwingintelligentsia
I want to like Perry, and I do from a personal perspective. But it would be painful to watch him debate Obama. McCain was bad enough. I could only take 10 minutes of one of the debates, when I groaned, rolled over, and went to bed, with this sinking feeling that all was lost.

Sen. McCain would not GO AFTER Obama tooth and nail on the campaign trail.

Gov. Perry will. When the Bush-Rove-Hutchison Machine set up a 2010 Primary challenge against Perry, he came from 20pts back and finished 20pts ahead. Now Kay and the Texas establishment is withholding their support from Gov. Perry but that will change.

29 posted on 12/07/2011 9:31:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
But it would be painful to watch him debate Obama.

1. It's painful to watch Obama, anytime.

2. Perry would love to debate Obama...it would come naturally. Obama has been attacking Texas since he was sworn in! Perry does not like Obama!!!

30 posted on 12/07/2011 9:34:00 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: shield

He’s back in the double digits at 11%, so there IS hope! :)


31 posted on 12/07/2011 9:34:57 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll take Perry over another old D.C. insider, especially one with enough baggage to fill the Titanic.

Weren’t Dole and McCain enough to demonstrate that people don’t want those types of candidates?

Expectations for Perry in a debate with Obama would be very low, probably even lower than those for Dubya.

No one will watch the debates anyway and people realize that got slick talked in 2008 and won’t fall for it again.


32 posted on 12/07/2011 9:50:36 AM PST by randita (I'm not a percentage. I'm a free person.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Bump!


33 posted on 12/07/2011 9:50:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Reagan69
"WTF did I just say...?"


34 posted on 12/07/2011 9:55:09 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: montyspython

Rick Perry has a very expressive face, doesn’t he?

It will be great for artists and pundits.

He’s human, not plastic.

He doesn’t spend all his waking time thinking about the cameras but rather on national and economic security for the country.


35 posted on 12/07/2011 9:58:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Reagan69; Jim Robinson; Cincinatus' Wife; AnAmericanMother

Of course Governor Perry *can* communicate!

When Rick Perry does make a mistake, it’s not about the basics of God, Life and marriage.

Each dropped or added “g” or “s” is amplified because that’s the media theme. It’s the only theme they allow. It’s worse than white noise, drowning out the ads, interviews, personal statements, and small group speeches -— much less his actual record of governing.

He’s made some mistakes, but none like Cain’s “Government shouldn’t be involved at all in the family’s decision, but should make abortion illegal,” or Gingrich’s more recent “Life begins sometime, maybe it’s successful implantation, maybe not.”

Jim Robinson removed one of my threads and I was waiting to be banned for days, because for months, Cain couldn’t tell us what he meant about abortion.

Gingrich’s revised “life begins at conception” is unconditionally accepted.

But Perry’s excellent interviews, consistent position on life, marriage and freedom to practice our religion get drowned out by the shouts about “Perry can’t communicate.”


36 posted on 12/07/2011 10:01:02 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: Nonstatist

” Who wouldnt rather see a Perry-Gingrich competition, rather than one with Romney in it? .. “ <<<

I share your sentiments! I wish Rick well in these first three primaries, because I trust him in governance. These primaries are surely the opening gate to the future of the race. Thankfully, he has the early money available to try to buck the bridle off through South Carolina.

Traditionally, after South Carolina the game begins to get set, having been winnowed down to usually two very real potentials, a couple of power houses teaming against one another for the finish.

God be with us.


37 posted on 12/07/2011 10:01:31 AM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Rick Perry has a very expressive face, doesn’t he?"

Yeah, especially when he's dumbfounded, you should be used to that look by now, its his most common reaction.

38 posted on 12/07/2011 10:02:49 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; Cincinatus' Wife

” I got to hand it to you Cincinatus .. :) you are a loyal follower and I admire that, good luck. “ <<

Women like CW forged this nation. I second what you said, TF! And God bless CW. What a Marine.


39 posted on 12/07/2011 10:04:22 AM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield; Arrowhead1952; mylife; All
Perry's New Ad on Faith

It's linked to Facebook, so hope
everyone can view it. It's a good one!
(sorry if it's already been linked here)
40 posted on 12/07/2011 10:04:31 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

YYEEEAAAHHHH!


41 posted on 12/07/2011 10:05:32 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Bobalu

I like Newt and Perry in that order.


42 posted on 12/07/2011 10:05:45 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll take Gov. Perry’s straight-talking “bumbling” over the TeleprompTerKid any day. I think Alfred E. Obozo would freeze up himself at Gov. Perry’s shoot-from-the-hip comments, especially on topics deemed “taboo” inside the beltway. I think the pResident is the one who will be babbling in a debate, especially if TOTUS refuses to attend.


43 posted on 12/07/2011 10:12:23 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Retired Greyhound
For all of his flaws, he may be our best bet.

He is flawed, he's made some mistakes and he sure isn't great at those debates (although there has been a marked improvement), but IMO he is the most conservative with the best leadership record.

As of now, he's got my vote.

44 posted on 12/07/2011 10:14:50 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: RitaOK

Oh my!

I need to go kill a bear.

LoL


45 posted on 12/07/2011 10:16:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think you can put a stuffed squirrel on the end of a stick to debate 0 with little child hiding behind the podium to make chirping noises each time the stuffed squirrel is asked a question, and the stuffed squirrel will beat 0 in the election.


46 posted on 12/07/2011 10:17:04 AM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum)
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To: montyspython
"WTF did I just say...?"

I like that expression. It's real.

I've seen similar expressions on three and four-star generals when working through a challenge.

47 posted on 12/07/2011 10:18:56 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: nanetteclaret

P.S. How many people remember that Obozo had to have TOTUS attend the gathering of school children so that he would know what to say? The pResident can’t even speak to children without TOTUS there to tell him what to say! And people think he would do better than Gov. Perry? Not possible! Plus, I guarantee if Obozo tried that little “third finger” thing he’s done with so many others, he will be really sorry, because Gov. Perry has his number and knows he’s a punk! Besides that, I don’t think the pResident would debate Gov. Perry, because that would open him up to all kinds of questions about the things Gov. Perry has been fighting him on in Texas (EPA, border, etc.)


48 posted on 12/07/2011 10:23:57 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: nanetteclaret
I think Alfred E. Obozo would freeze up himself at Gov. Perry’s shoot-from-the-hip comments,

That's a very good point.

49 posted on 12/07/2011 10:26:43 AM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum)
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To: Allegra

That’s the expression you get from Perry when asking for his name.


50 posted on 12/07/2011 10:26:43 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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