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Poll: Conservatives embrace Romney
Politico ^ | 1/10/2012 | MJ LEE

Posted on 01/10/2012 5:34:36 AM PST by Happy Valley Dude

Mitt Romney is the only 2012 candidate whom a majority of Republicans — including conservatives — consider an “acceptable” GOP nominee for president, according to a Gallup Poll Tuesday.

In the new survey, 59 percent of all Republicans said Romney would be an acceptable presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Just 46 percent said the same for Newt Gingrich and 45 percent for Rick Santorum, who were trailed by Rick Perry at 37 percent, Ron Paul at 29 percent and Jon Huntsman at 21 percent.

Romney is also the only candidate whom the majority of both conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans say is an “acceptable” GOP nominee — 59 percent of conservatives said the former Massachusetts governor was an acceptable Republican presidential candidate and 59 percent of moderate/liberal Republicans said the same.

Since the same question was asked in a Nov. 28-Dec. 1 poll, Romney’s overall acceptability rose 5 percentage points, up to 59 percent from 54 percent. Rick Santorum’s acceptability saw a more significant surge, moving up from 27 percent to 45 percent. Meanwhile, Gingrich’s acceptability as a presidential nominee fell among Republicans, from 62 percent last month to 46 percent in the new survey.

No other candidate except Romney enjoyed majority support among moderate Republicans. For Newt Gingrich, 51 percent of conservative Republicans said the former House speaker would be an acceptable nominee for president, but just 36 percent of moderate Republicans said the same.

Fifty-percent of conservative Republicans said Rick Santorum would make an acceptable GOP nominee, while 35 percent of moderate/liberal Republicans said the same. Rick Perry was considered an acceptable nominee by 41 percent of conservative Republicans and 29 percent of moderate Republicans.

Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman were the only candidates who were found acceptable by a greater percentage of moderate Republicans than of conservative ones.

The Gallup Poll was conducted Jan. 5-8 among 479 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.

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1 posted on 01/10/2012 5:34:40 AM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: Happy Valley Dude

because team red’s socialism is better than team blue’s socialism...

it’s no wonder this country is in the state it is in...


2 posted on 01/10/2012 5:36:25 AM PST by yantis
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To: Happy Valley Dude

I call BS.

The ranking of the conservatives in the race is this:

Santorum
Newt
Perry
Huntsman
Paul
romney

Now how can the last ranked person be supported by conservatives?


3 posted on 01/10/2012 5:36:40 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

BOHICA = Barack Obama, Here It Comes Again


4 posted on 01/10/2012 5:38:40 AM PST by Lady Lucky (It's an equine thing.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR RINO ROMNEY



Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement

Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."


5 posted on 01/10/2012 5:39:52 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator

That is thier ranking according to whom?


6 posted on 01/10/2012 5:40:07 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Happy Valley Dude
59 percent of all Republicans said Romney would be an acceptable presidential nominee for the Republican Party.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 5:41:04 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Romney is Obama.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

Why do I continually feel that the MSM (with the assistance of establishment Republicans) is trying to stampede us into a paticular nominee?

Bob Dole

John McCain

Mitt Romney (John McCain’s choice)


8 posted on 01/10/2012 5:41:52 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830945/posts

Romney has bought, and paid for the GOP nomination.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 5:41:52 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

It’s Politico....nothing more than yet another attempt to herd everyone to their candidate of choice, Willard McRomney.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 5:43:01 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Happy Valley Dude

The nomination of Mitt Romney for president will begin the final death throes of the formerly grand old party.

To my Republican friends: Don’t ever say I didn’t warn you.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 5:43:27 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Romney is Obama.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

I’ve said for years that the fault is within our little Republican primary voters, most of whom are vastly uninformed, but they are good at business.


12 posted on 01/10/2012 5:44:13 AM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for the Right Rick --Santorum-- if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: napscoordinator

Yes another Gallup poll. They called 150 telephones in Newark, New Jersey and another 150 in New York City so they could be sure to get a fair sampling of registered “conservatives” into the mix. I especially like the part where it says liberal Republicans and conservatives alike agree on Romney. It must have been McCain’s and Bush Sr.’s endorsements that did the trick.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 5:44:32 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: napscoordinator
Hi, naps.
Very good question.
It is a real problem.




Romney makes Obama's liberalism MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's ineligibility MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's IAG issues MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's Sharia issues MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's 911 Victory Mosque MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's RomneyMarriage/Gay Marriage issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's bad governmental history MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's AGW issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's liberal judge issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's ineptitude MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of the BIG DIG and its coverup.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of destroying the Mass. Constitution which makes Obama’s overturning the US Constitution MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's lying as an issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of backstabbing the GOP, itself, and is hated widely.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of narcissism which make Obama’s MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of destroying evidence while Governor, which makes Obama’s destruction of evidence also MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 5:44:34 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

15 posted on 01/10/2012 5:45:26 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

The Venus de Milo has a better shot of embracing Romney than I do.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:24 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: napscoordinator
Now how can the last ranked person be supported by conservatives?

Perhaps not all conservatives are using the same rankings as you.
17 posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:48 AM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: Happy Valley Dude

The Leftistsphere hadda do sumpthin’, ‘cause Jim took a Conservative straw poll, and the last person the Left wants to run against Obama won by a landslide.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:15 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

Correction: Capitalist Homos Tightly Embrace Blow-dried Romney


19 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: EternalVigilance

Agreed. This has been a disgraceful primary season where the voters have been thrown under the wheel of the DC RNC establishment bus. The insiders have coordinated to thrash and trash every alternative to Romney, using the same tactics we all decried in 2008 to boost Obama.

You can bet your last dollar I am voting GOP in this election regardless, because Obama absolutely must go, but my relations with the GOP is near over. Financial and otherwise.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

I’ve said this before on another thread:

I am NOT voting for Romney!!

Will I be blamed if Obama wins in November?


21 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:47 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Happy Valley Dude
The Gallup Poll was conducted Jan. 5-8 among 479 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents...(Emphasis mine)

Conservatives may well not have been a majority in this poll. The sample size was also so small as to contain a significant margin of error.

22 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:47 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: napscoordinator
Now how can the last ranked person be supported by conservatives?

Easy. The "registered republicans" contacted by Gallup are themselves the source of the label "conservative" as are the "republican leaning independents". Any of them can claim it.

The idea that the paltry number (479) of respondents of "republicans and republican leaning independents" is a valid poll is ridiculous.

23 posted on 01/10/2012 5:48:10 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (The Religion Forum is not for the faint-hearted or those not accustomed to being opposed.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude
Acceptable: meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate; capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable

Garbage .... Mitt will never be "embraced" by Conservatives.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 5:48:32 AM PST by MissMagnolia (ObamaCare side effects: headache,delayed treatment, 0 choice,sky-rocketing taxes & premature death)
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To: napscoordinator
479 people polled and we follow polls like they are Gospel.

They are used EFFECTIVELY to sway the vote, but just think 479 out of how many? ... and what version of the Gospel to these use to self identify?

The really big polls have what? 2000 people???

Stop using the polls as a gauge for ANYTHING, unless it is reflective of tens of thousands who really are legitimate voters!

The large polls, like the online Facebook, Twitter, AFA, Catholic's Online, Mark Levin, etc., etc., show a very different set of numbers.
25 posted on 01/10/2012 5:49:03 AM PST by AKA Elena (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

Preposterous. Conservatives don’t embrace anyone; they don’t even talk. They just use pictures and cartoons to communicate. ;-)


26 posted on 01/10/2012 5:49:46 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rockinqsranch
Romney has bought, and paid for the GOP nomination.

So, you are saying it is a bad thing that Romney was supporting conservative Republican candidates in 2010?
27 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:01 AM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: Happy Valley Dude

This is why smart people ignore all Free Public polls - they are tools to manipulate by using the power of conformity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQI8pZJiMe0

Its complete BS that “conservatives” are supporting Romney.

But if you follow the perception of the crowd so as to conform....

http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2010/07/21/gallup-caught-lying-about-the-generic-ballot-trend/


28 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:03 AM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: yantis

In a democracy, you don’t get the government you want. You get the government you deserve. I dumped tv in 1997, but am occasionally exposed to it. I’m appalled at what our electorate subjects it to on a daily basis. It is easy to see why we are where we are.

And why we are doomed, as much as ancient Rome was.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:22 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

The only poll I want to see is one that says there is a Republican ahead of 0bama in November.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 5:56:37 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I hear you and I agree.


31 posted on 01/10/2012 5:56:49 AM PST by MachIV
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To: rhombus
They just use pictures and cartoons to communicate...

Need to use something... anything... semaphores? morse code? to choose the not-Rotney.

This poll is valid, as it goes, given that it uses conservative types... you know, like the Diane Sawyers and Stepphie types. In other words: its useless.

32 posted on 01/10/2012 5:57:22 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Happy Valley Dude

This poll is pure garbage.

How in the world do they DEFINE conservative?


33 posted on 01/10/2012 5:58:51 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Happy Valley Dude

When ask a multiple choice question “Which best defines Conseervatism to you?” 59% of the “conservatives” who found Romney acceptable picked:

any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods


34 posted on 01/10/2012 6:02:03 AM PST by Leep
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To: Happy Valley Dude
Mitt Romney is the only 2012 candidate whom a majority of Republicans — including conservatives — consider an “acceptable” GOP nominee for president

Define: acceptable.

35 posted on 01/10/2012 6:02:03 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: C210N
Need to use something... anything... semaphores? morse code? to choose the not-Rotney.

Once upon a time, logical discussion worked - and then it got nasty.

The Gallup Poll was conducted Jan. 5-8 among 479 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.

Nope, I'm not giving a poll like this too much credence.

36 posted on 01/10/2012 6:03:07 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Happy Valley Dude

You are sounding like a Romney supporter. Is that right?


38 posted on 01/10/2012 6:04:23 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: All

Come on Freepers, fall in line. It's Romney's turn.


39 posted on 01/10/2012 6:04:42 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: Happy Valley Dude
   59 percent of conservatives said the former Massachusetts governor was an acceptable Republican presidential candidate... . Just 46 percent said the same for Newt Gingrich and 45 percent for Rick Santorum

  I'll bet they forgot to call Todd Palin.
40 posted on 01/10/2012 6:06:53 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

It’s NOT that he was supporting them, it’s WHY he was supporting them.


41 posted on 01/10/2012 6:07:09 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Happy Valley Dude
Be honest, if you can.

Romney supported Obama in 2010 and every other year.

“Why on Earth is Romney using his donors’ money
to feed ObamaBOTs working against the GOP?”


Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."


Chihuahua Romney - the One and the Only "Magic RINO(TM)":

"Obama was born in the United States"

"Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate"

"The citizenship test has been passed"


Milt Romney in 2007

Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I'm not running as the Republican view
or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.

(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)



"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan


42 posted on 01/10/2012 6:11:04 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EternalVigilance
The nomination of Mitt Romney for president will begin the final death throes of the formerly grand old party. To my Republican friends: Don’t ever say I didn’t warn you.

You did! You did! Four years ago too. Isn't this really what you want, EV? Isn't this the "long game"?

43 posted on 01/10/2012 6:16:48 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Happy Valley Dude

IMHO it’s still all about physical appearance. I think Romney polls well because people are not paying close enough attention yet. People know nothing about his record or his policies. The pollsters may be refering to him as a conservative when they call, and people who do not know any better think he looks the “most presidential” so they agree he is their choice.

Looks should not matter, but realistically, they do.


44 posted on 01/10/2012 6:17:34 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
You are sounding like a Romney supporter. Is that right?

I am a reluctant one. My number one priority is getting rid of Obama, and don't see any of the other candidates as having a realistic chance of winning the general election. I wish that were not the case, but to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, you campaign with the candidates you have.
45 posted on 01/10/2012 6:18:42 AM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: Happy Valley Dude

Those who “embrace” RINO Romney are not conservatives.


46 posted on 01/10/2012 6:23:05 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

Show me a “conservative” that embraces Romney and I’ll show you a socialist.


47 posted on 01/10/2012 6:23:14 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: Happy Valley Dude

Actually, supporters of the lying, backstabber Romney
are NOT “reluctant”.

They are enthusiastic doing their duty for their Master.


48 posted on 01/10/2012 6:25:48 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Happy Valley Dude

They didn’t ask ME!


49 posted on 01/10/2012 6:26:48 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Happy Valley Dude

I understand and sympathize with your thought processes, but disagree with you, nontheless. IMHO it will be worse for the republic to have romney as prez than obama because romney is not a conservative, but is sailing under false colors. romney will not save the situation, and conservatism will get the blame when romney’s policies, liberal as they will be, fail. I would rather failure occur while obama is in charge so the blame can be squarely laid at his and all demonrats’ feet.
Also, what’s the point of dying the death of a thousand cuts as we have been doing by being ruled by RINOs? Both RINOs and demonrats are leading us over the cliff. It’s simply a matter of speed and RINOs at the helm simply make it more palatable for many people.


50 posted on 01/10/2012 6:27:37 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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