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.
Christie impressed me before the hurricane hit. While other governors were saying, “We’re going to take care of you ... there are centers here here and here and supplies...” Christie had the balls to say, “Get out of Dodge. If you have family or friends ... go stay with them ... we can’t support all of you...”
I think the nominee needs to be one of the four men who have entered into and stayed with the primary process.
If someone can’t stand up in front of the GOP primary electorate and make their case then they should not be our nominee.
That’s where Rick Perry would have been strong and we all know what conservatives did to him. What specifically has Christie said against Second Amendment rights?
To misquote Barbara Bush:
Chris Christie seems happy in New Jersey. And I hope he stays there.
Oh, what a crock.
Most delegates are bound through the first ballot.
Subsequent ballots would be subject to massive wheeling and dealing and backroom deals among those representing both established candidates who came to the convention with pledged delegates and any dark horse latecomers. Swapping of favors and promises, etc.
That’s how it was done in the old days. Compromise was what gave us the unlikely duo of Kennedy/Johnson, who despised one another.
I doubt it will happen this year, but this political junkie would find it great fun.
Of course, this political junkie doesn’t really like anyone currently running and will gladly vote for a baked potato over Barry Obama. No horse in the GOP race, so nothing to lose, just a spectacle to watch.
you forgot to add in he took on the teachers unions and won big....its funny but many of the same people who love Ronald Reagan here (as I do)- a former demoKrat who gave amnesty to millions of illegals- get their panties in a bunch over Christie...
except for Sarah Palin there’s few 10000% conservatives out there and as much as I love Palin, she would not beat ayatollah obama in a national election...
Unless the Muslims asked him to spend more on them.
Ridiculous, stupid, idiotic....
Another RINO I won’t vote for!
Christie is soft on islam.
End of discussion.
Bingo - they will attack Christie while stamping their feet that Newt is pure.
I watched Christie on Piers Morgan last night. I thought he was just wrong on policy, but he’s actually really obnoxious too. And the establishment calls the current crop losers.
By ALEXANDER BURNS |
2/22/12 9:33 AM EST
The former Louisiana governor announces in a statement that he’s ending his bid for the GOP nomination, but not his presidential campaign:
Tomorrow, I will formally end my bid for the GOP nomination for President of the United States. As the GOP and the networks host debate number twenty-something this evening, they have once again turned their backs on the democratic process by choosing to exclude a former Governor and Congressman. I have decided to take my campaign directly to the American people by declaring my candidacy for Americans Elect. Also, after many discussions with The Reform Party, I am excited to announce my intentions of seeking their nomination. It is time to heal our nation and build a coalition of Americans who are fed up with the status quo and the partisan gridlock that infects Washington. Together, we will take on the special-interests that control our leaders and end the corruptive influence of money in politics so we can focus on Americas top priority jobs.
Total BS, the person with the most votes will win at convention and that will be it.
I think an issue at work is terminology. A brokered convention would be like the one in 1920 when the party bosses picked Senator Harding, something of a dark horse, over others. Now that can’t happen today.
An open convention on the GOP side would be if no one got a majority on the first ballot, then the delegates were released, and nomination were taken for vote from activists on the floor. This was tried on the GOP side in 1952, 1964, and 1968 so I’m told. I feel that it’s unlikely this year. But it’s impossible? I don’t know.
He’ll probably make Coulter his VP.
I AGREE....only if this becomes necessary. I will let the primary take its course first. I would be much happier with Christie than with Romney. I did NOT like some of his policies...but generally he hits the big issues WELL. Electing more patriots to the House and Senate will only ADD to the “insurance” that things will get done in a way to help this country.
A house divided cannot stand. We’ve GOT to agree on SOMEONE.
There is NO perfect candidate and this election is CRUCIAL.
Pray and fast for our nation.
There’s another politician I wouldn’t vote for.
Candidates who drop out release their delegates usually asking them to vote for another candidate.
At convention time the first roll call is done. The vast majority of delegates are pledged\bound to a candidate. If no one has 50% + 1 of the votes there is a short recess and then a revote. The difference being that delgates are no longer pledged or bound to a particular candidate.
At this point ANYONE can be vote for.
The last time this happened by '76 Ford V. Reagan.
In 1924 it went 103 rounds.
I am not looking for 100%, but I am wanting someone who is solid on the bigger issues.
Christie on Gun Control
In an October 2009 appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Christie voiced support for some gun-control laws:
HANNITY: Are there any issues where you are, quote, moderate to left as a Republican?
CHRISTIE: Listen, I favor some of the gun-control measures we have in New Jersey.
HANNITY: Bad idea.
CHRISTIE: Listen, we have a densely-populated state, and there’s a big hand gun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don’t support all the things that the governor supports by a long stretch. But I think on guns certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law-enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed, we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.
HANNITY: Should every should every citizen in the state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?
CHRISTIE: In New Jersey, that’s not going to happen, Sean.
CHRISTIE: Listen, the Democratic legislature we have, there’s no way those type of things listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves, but I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets, very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there.
I don’t think so but he has the category of largest choice without a doubt.
He is better than Romney though. At least he is honest about being a liberal.
I am not one to threaten to abandon my Party, but if the Repulblicans frustrate the will of the primary voters and impose Chris Christie on us, I will walk away.
I guess they have the rinos on speed dial.
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