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CNN Poll: Republicans Divided On VP Choice [Condoleezza and Santorum Top List]
CNN ^ | April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 10:37:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

CNN Poll: Republicans Divided On VP Choice

Washington (CNN) - Who should Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?

According to a new national poll, there's no consensus among Republicans. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday does indicate there's an ideological split that could put pressure on Romney, the all but certain GOP presidential nominee, as he tries to make his decision.

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The poll asked Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP to choose from eight names who could be among the two dozen or so potential running mates that the Romney campaign may be considering as the vice presidential nominee.

According to the survey, Condoleezza Rice is on top of the list. Twenty-six percent questioned said they would like to see Rice, who served as national security adviser and later as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, as the Republican vice presidential nominee. In second place in the survey, at 21%, was Rick Santorum, who was Romney's chief rival for the nomination until early last week, when the former senator from Pennsylvania suspended his campaign for the White House.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were each at 14%, with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin at 8%, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 5%, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell at 1% and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio at less than one half of one percent.

"Name recognition is the key," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Rice and Santorum are best known and they top the overall wish list."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condirice; condoleezza; rice; santorum
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1 posted on 04/18/2012 10:37:49 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Hahahahaha! No one mentioned there will be the VP nominee. Mark my words.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 10:46:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Steelfish

Hmm. I notice our would-be masters at CNN have left a couple of names off, but I can see why they’d never permit the little people to have that sort of choice. Now let me see, who could it be? A guy named Gingrich? Well, maybe, but I think there might be somebody else. Can’t remember the name, but I think she’s from Alaska...


3 posted on 04/18/2012 10:48:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Steelfish

BS....Another example of the media trying to “suggest” and affect an outcome of potential candidates.

Neither Santorum nor Condoleeza will be the VP choice.


4 posted on 04/18/2012 10:48:20 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: Steelfish

I don’t think I agree with the polling dudes explanation of why Rick and Condi beat the others. There is no way that Chris Christie has a name recognition problem with GOP voters. There is more to this poll result than that.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 10:50:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Stoat

Cheney/Rice 2012!

6 posted on 04/18/2012 10:52:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish

Can’t see Santorum taking it. If he ties hiomself to a RINO like Romney, win or lose he would never have a shot to be President down the road......


7 posted on 04/18/2012 10:54:43 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Liberty Valance

8 posted on 04/18/2012 10:54:52 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish

HELL NO on the first and don’t see it happenin’ on the second.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 10:55:27 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Steelfish; All

After today it should be Ted Nugent !


10 posted on 04/18/2012 10:59:07 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Steelfish

In a fit of tribalistic solidarity, Condoleeza supported Obama in 2008. She is beyond pathetic. But how quickly we forget.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 11:02:48 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Steelfish

Can’t think of a worse choice than Condi, although she could be SOS. Without Ohio in the GOP column, Barack wins. So Portman is a strategic choice. Another good choice is that lady governor of NM, to expand Hispanic voter turnout, and can’t hurt with women voters. As a governor, she has executive experience.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 11:04:25 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: Junior_G

Did she? If so, unpardonable.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 11:04:29 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Mitt will need an attack dog for his VP since he hasn’t the fortitude to bite back himself. Let’s see....I would suggest Allen West.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 11:06:11 PM PDT by raisincane (I'm an optimist...I think most people are half full of crap - Maxine)
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To: entropy12

Romney will need the evangelical south and either OH and PA. Santorum would be the preferred choice but I think there’s too much bad blood between the two.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 11:06:37 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Billthedrill

If either one of these ‘names’ is on the ‘ticket’, I will need ten years worth of duct tape to stop my head from exploding!


16 posted on 04/18/2012 11:06:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish

don’t what list they are looking at but his would be the proverbial gun to the head....


17 posted on 04/18/2012 11:07:04 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: MestaMachine
Kind of amusing, really. "This is who we will allow you to vote for. Pick one from Column B. Forget about Column A." I only get infuriated because in the case of Romney, it worked.

I'm beginning to understand how the guillotine was used with such zest in France. These guys really do have it coming.

18 posted on 04/18/2012 11:14:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Steelfish

My guess would be Rubio or West. They both have considerable upside.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 11:14:59 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Steelfish
Condoleezza Rice!!

These CNN guys are hilarious!!

They should have gone for the gusto and put Sheila Jackson Lee as the top choice.

20 posted on 04/18/2012 11:18:35 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist

They should have gone for the gusto and put Sheila Jackson Lee as the top choice.”

A vision of the Congresswoman and Romney is almost too much to conjure up.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 11:23:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Steelfish
Condi Rice is pro-choice.
22 posted on 04/18/2012 11:35:05 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Steelfish

Which Republicans? I bet both the Left and the elite or RINO Republicans are laughing their butts off at the public.


23 posted on 04/19/2012 12:05:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: xuberalles

My guess would be Rubio or West! Yes yes Yes!


24 posted on 04/19/2012 12:12:15 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: TChad

Yep, that alone should disqualify her.


25 posted on 04/19/2012 12:15:25 AM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Liberty Valance

Why would you do that to Dick Cheney?

Get someone qualified instead of a piano playing appeaser.


26 posted on 04/19/2012 12:17:31 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Steelfish

Condi Rice?

If you want an incompetent, worthless, liberal female with name recognition you might as well pick Hillary Clinton.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 12:18:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: tallyhoe

Rubio made it clear that he is not interested in VP. West would be an excellent choice, but didn’t he also state he was not interested?


28 posted on 04/19/2012 12:19:12 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: ConservativeTeen

29 posted on 04/19/2012 12:19:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TChad
Condi Rice is pro- choice abortion.

A slight edit in the interest of accuracy for you FRiend, no charge.
30 posted on 04/19/2012 12:19:55 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: mkjessup

31 posted on 04/19/2012 12:23:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish

Saudi Condi? No thanks.


32 posted on 04/19/2012 12:30:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

I’d much rather have Condi than Mitt. Worlds apart. I could actually work for that one.


33 posted on 04/19/2012 12:33:17 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish

Romney does need the south and I wouldn’t doubt that Newt will be on the short list. With Rubio a close second.


34 posted on 04/19/2012 1:10:49 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

Furthermore, Condi doesn’t want it and Santorum and Romney just don’t like each other. Rick would bring nothing to the game.


35 posted on 04/19/2012 1:13:04 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: ConservativeTeen
Yep, that alone should disqualify her.

It should disqualify Mitt, too, along with being anti-gun, pro-state run health care, etc.

36 posted on 04/19/2012 1:18:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Steelfish
If he wants conservative voters he should pick Sarah Palin or Dick Cheney and promise to self-immolate himself after the election results come in.
37 posted on 04/19/2012 1:19:56 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Socialism: Just Say No!)
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To: Liberty Valance
Your ignorance knows no bounds. You post a picture of John Bolton and Condi Rice, not even KNOWING that it was due to the failure of George W. Bush not LISTENING to John Bolton AND Dick Cheney regarding the other two legs of that 'Axis of Evil' that GWB kept prattling about, and choosing to ignore and/or appease those two terrorist nations based on the advice of the incompetent Condi Rice?

You seem to have some kind of unrequited love and affection for that pro-abortionist from Stanford, but I got a news flash for ya, your widdle heart is gonna be broken just like your big screen namesake, so take that crap and shove it into your swag bag, because nobody here on this CONSERVATIVE website is buying it.

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38 posted on 04/19/2012 1:23:41 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: mkjessup

Yea well, I’d still rather be able to vote for Condi than Mitt.


39 posted on 04/19/2012 1:26:14 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Sure, why not? You get a pro-abortionist either way. If that’s your position, you’re no conservative. Give your head a shake.


40 posted on 04/19/2012 1:27:55 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: mkjessup
Thanks
41 posted on 04/19/2012 1:31:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: xuberalles; Jim Robinson

I’d nominate Jim Robinson. We’d know the Republic would be in able hands.

Francis


42 posted on 04/19/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (This tagline space for rent.)
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To: Steelfish

She’s pro-abortion.

Leaving that disqualification aside, I don’t understand the fascination with her. Is it the piano playing?


43 posted on 04/19/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How can he even think about choosing Ms. Condi when we all know darn well she voted for Obama! This is true madness if he does this.
44 posted on 04/19/2012 12:15:47 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: mkjessup

But then, looking closely, so is Romney...


45 posted on 04/19/2012 12:18:27 PM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: Steelfish
If you think that mitt is bad... just wait until you see the feces that he picks for VP... almost guaranteed it will be a far left republican.

LLS

46 posted on 04/19/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Steelfish

Gov Susanna Martinez - R-NM


47 posted on 04/19/2012 12:24:44 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Junior_G
She is a leftist and a racist and she put skin color above ideology and voted for obama due to the color of his skin. condi is as putrid as hildebeast and anyone that promotes her had better wake up and take a trip down memory lane... like 2008!

LLS

48 posted on 04/19/2012 12:25:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: raisincane
Mitt will need an attack dog for his VP since he hasn’t the fortitude to bite back himself.

Au contraire, Romney has been scathing in his attacks on our Dear Leader. I think that is a big part of his higher "unlikable" ratings; he has a mean streak.

I'll never forget McCain going weak-in-the-knees when he had to say anything tough about Obama. I knew we'd lost right then. Romney is not my first choice for the next POTUS, but Obama is surely my last.

49 posted on 04/19/2012 12:26:40 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; entropy12; Steelfish

My money is on Martinez. She’s impressive!


50 posted on 04/19/2012 12:27:26 PM PDT by philled (“If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!")
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