Skip to comments.Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows
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 months 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 Gingrichs 29 percent and Romney's 19 percent. The poll was conducted Dec. 3-4.
But the internal polling data shows that Perrys strongly positive rating has jumped 6 points since the firms previous Iowa survey, just three weeks ago.
And, significantly, Perrys 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 Iowas undecided voters, at 71 percent............
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
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."
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.
Hmmm. A states-rights federalist vs. a TR-throwback GOProgressive like Newt. That’s a no-brainer, I’ll choose the federalist.
I’m serious... I think Perry has Alzheimers or MS or has mini-strokes.
He can’t communicate.
I like Perry...I hope he does move up in the polls. Seems like a smart, genuine, religious man....
The poll shows that overall, 67 percent of respondents (75 percent leaning toward Gingrich) say they could change their minds.
I expect Perry will get a second look once Newt flames out.
For all of his flaws, he may be our best bet.
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.
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.
There is a reason someone invented the term “can turn on a dime”....
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.
Da proof be in da puddin’ and here be some mo’ puddin’. Fingers crossed.
I like Perry, Newt, Bachmann, Santorum...in that order.
No MittWitt, not ever.
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.
Saw this data yesterday on another forum. Glad to see News Max picked it up. Outstanding news for the Perry Team!
Hope springs eternal...
I got to hand it to you Cincinatus .. :) you are a loyal follower and I admire that, good luck.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
He’s back in the double digits at 11%, so there IS hope! :)
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.
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.
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.”
” 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.
Yeah, especially when he's dumbfounded, you should be used to that look by now, its his most common reaction.
” 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.
I like Newt and Perry in that order.
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.
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.
I need to go kill a bear.
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.
I like that expression. It's real.
I've seen similar expressions on three and four-star generals when working through a challenge.
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.)
That's a very good point.
That’s the expression you get from Perry when asking for his name.
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