Skip to comments.Poll: Christie is top choice at 'brokered' convention
Posted on 02/22/2012 12:23:17 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the top choice of Republicans if the party nominates its presidential candidate at a "brokered" convention this summer, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday.
Mr. Christie is favored by 32 percent of Republicans, followed by former Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Jeb Bush of Florida with 20 percent each, the poll found. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is fourth at 15 percent.
Some conservatives are contemplating a so-called brokered Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in August, in which none of the current candidates would have gained enough delegates to win the nomination and the party delegates would be free to nominate someone not in the primary race. Respondents in the Quinnipiac poll were asked to choose a candidate who's not in the current field. Mr. Christie has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The poll showed that 48 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters believe it would be bad for the party to engage in a brokered convention; 37 percent disagreed.
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That poll only included 40% Republicans. Please explain how this question is valid when 60% of the respondents are something other than an R.
Not by me he isn’t.Why replace one northeast Rhino with another?
Fat Bitter Romney
Not my choice.
Christie Creme is also top choice to tandem skydive with in case your shut doesn’t open. Guarantees a pillow soft landing.
As a practical matter Christie probably would end up doing more to cut spending in Washington than any other Republican candidate.
More desperation from the RINO crowd.
Does anyone know of a good resource that explains how a brokered convention would actually work?
For instance, why would the candidates who made it through the primaries be excluded? And what happens to their delegates, would they simply be free to vote for anyone they choose?
What’s the point of having primaries then?
Why would we choose someone who is left of Romney?
I say BS to this poll.
Man, the guy just vetoed the gay marriage bill, balanced the budget and we’re getting a 10% across-the-board tax cut. You people striving for 100% perfection are going to end up with another four of obama.
There will not be a “brokered convention” -—
Those who claim otherwise do not understand the system.
How about if we just strive for someone who's not a gun-banning northeasterner, like Romney and Christie both are?
Says who? I say BS.
“You people striving for 100% perfection are going to end up with another four of obama.”
When it comes to supporting the U.S.Constitution...yes!
Christie is not a 100% supporter of 2nd Amendment rights. The First Amendment is worthless unless it can be backed up by the Second.
The thought of a Christie vs. Barry debate makes me smile.
I wouldn’t vote for that big mouth tub o’lard.
Might as well keep Romney if that is what people want. There is no difference.
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