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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."
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I’d nominate Jim Robinson. We’d know the Republic would be in able hands.
Leaving that disqualification aside, I don’t understand the fascination with her. Is it the piano playing?
But then, looking closely, so is Romney...
Gov Susanna Martinez - R-NM
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.
My money is on Martinez. She’s impressive!
How about colostomy bowell (colon powell)? He is a male version of condi... both flaming socialists and both pro abortion and both voted for obama.
Condi brings nothing to the ticket. She won’t pick up enough of the black or feminist vote to matter, and she won’t bring any enthusiasm from conservatives. Romney has too obstacles he has to overcome, getting conservatives to support him, and winning Florida.
If you get down on your knees and beg a person and state your country needs you. It is hard for them to refuse!
Condo Rice? Is this satire?
The Republican Party is a liberal party, nominating a liberal for President and considering a very liberal (Rice) for VP.
Enough is enough.
And this is how we get manipulated, we only get to pick from their list. We should ignore these useless exercises.
Santorum? Must be satire.
No she didn’t, at least not anywhere that I have seen.
The poster is confusing Condaleezaa with Collin Powel.
Powel openly supported Obama in ‘08 election, I never saw, read or heard, then or now, any advocation or admittion of voting for Obama out of Condaleezza