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Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney
Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett

Posted on 04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida.

A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday.

The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds a 50-43 lead over Romney/Rubio, a 51-40 advantage over Romney/Scott and a 50-40 lead over Romney/West.

PPP’s last Florida polls testing Obama vs. Romney showed the president with a 1-point lead in December and September.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012election; allenwest; bush; bushdynasty; disaster; election2012; florida; gendergap; jebbush; kenyanbornmuzzie; marcorubio; mittromney; poll; rickscott; romney; whatanidiot
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1 posted on 04/20/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh yeah right.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Good. Let 0bama think that.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 9:09:14 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: rogue yam
I guarantee you I won't be voting for that lying prick.

Let the commies own the collapse.

That'll be the day, I go to the voting both and cast a ballot for a crazy cultist coward from Kolob.

No Thanks.

4 posted on 04/20/2012 9:09:30 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: nickcarraway

“President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.”

I hope they really believe this is true.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 9:10:58 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: nickcarraway

This is such BS. They are trying to engineer the ticket.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 9:13:06 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: nickcarraway

How nice. Too bad obomney isn’t going to be our nominee.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 9:13:16 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: JLS

“President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.”

I hope they really believe this is true.


I hope the GOPe does to.. Maybe (not likely) they will see Milt for the looser he is.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 9:13:16 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: nickcarraway

Any poll that doesn’t do specifically likely voters can be dismissed out of hand.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 9:19:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: nickcarraway
Harold Stassen is the VP pick for me.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 9:20:05 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rogue yam

Can’t he at least try to pretend that he wants a conservative as the veep instead of a RINO like Jeb— come on Mitt


11 posted on 04/20/2012 9:26:20 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
Who is?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

12 posted on 04/20/2012 9:27:12 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: Rome2000

Your tagline is laughable. (Unless Santorum’s “mission” was to keep dividing up the Conservative Vote and giving Romney pluarlity victories until he realized he would lose his home State of PA and dropped out.)


13 posted on 04/20/2012 9:56:41 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
How nice. Too bad obomney isn’t going to be our nominee. ______________________________________________________________ Really? Hot damn!!! That gives me some relief. I've been thinking all this time that RINO-Rom would be the nominee. Tell us quick; who is going to be the nominee. I'm waiting with bated breath.
14 posted on 04/20/2012 10:02:01 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: nickcarraway; All

“The Great American Panel” on Hannity tonight, seemed to think that Jeb Bush would help Romney carry Florida easily. Reading between the lines, I think it’s because he is highly popular and with a Hispanic wife and speaking Spanish, he will pull away a lot of the Hispanic vote from Obama.

WHAT SAY YE, FREEPERS???


15 posted on 04/20/2012 10:06:49 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: nickcarraway

blah blah blah....no internals to see how skewed the representation is and 700 voters is a meaningless demographic. Polls will be going crazy between now and election day. The only poll that has a chance of counting is the one where you go and cast your ballot


16 posted on 04/20/2012 10:08:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: nickcarraway; All

If this nation reelects Barack Hussein Obama as President, we deserve what we get. Let the good times roll.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 10:10:14 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: nickcarraway

No. Not Jeb Bush, not Tony Bush, not Mary Bush. No. Never.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 10:12:39 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: no dems
Jeb might help in Florida, but he might be a drag elsewhere because of his last name.

Of course since Obama will be running against Bush anyway again this year, I don't know if will do any additional damage to have a Bush on the ticket.

It didn't work for the Democrats in 1924 to put William Jennings Bryan's brother on the ticket. Of course Bryan himself had lost three times running for President.

19 posted on 04/20/2012 10:13:52 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Jay Santos CP

And no Reggie Bush (he’s too young anyway).


20 posted on 04/20/2012 10:16:37 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, I believe the DEMOCRAT POLLSTER. I always follow the advice of democrats.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 10:23:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: no dems

“WHAT SAY YE, FREEPERS???”

I don’t think many accursed Lamanites are going to be fooled even by an authentic token, far less a vicarious token by marriage who is also fat, chipmunk cheeked and a moral coward. The greying teletubbie look may soften the jewelry filching mortician look of the ticket, but that would be about it.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 10:32:35 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Jay Santos CP

Stay out the Bushes.

Remember: “its Bush’s fault”?

With Bush as a VP it will be anti Bush rhetoric Déjà vu ad nauseam.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:16 PM PDT by garjog
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To: no dems

NO MORE BUSHS!!!!!!!

I’m not voting for vp if bush is it.

The only smart thing jesse jackson ever said.........................................................................................................................................................................................STAY OUT THE BUSHS!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


24 posted on 04/20/2012 10:34:42 PM PDT by Chainsawj (Looks like I have NOBODY to vote FOR, I'll just vote againest the dems.......AGAIN.)
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To: Psalm 144

“jewelry filching mortician look of the ticket”

Nice. You capture the Romney campaign well.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 10:35:07 PM PDT by garjog
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To: nickcarraway
Where is Barf Alert. Jeb was good for our state and fixed a lot of stuff the “He Coon” messed up, but this is an idiotic suggestion.
26 posted on 04/20/2012 10:45:30 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: nickcarraway

There is no chance that Rubio would help Romney with Fl’s sizable Spanish population. And I’ve got pet alligators to sell the pollsters at PPP. Bob


27 posted on 04/20/2012 11:06:16 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Absolutely not. No more Bushes. The MSM would love another Bush.


28 posted on 04/20/2012 11:26:32 PM PDT by TChad
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To: nickcarraway

Like Al and Jesse said: “Stay out da’ Bushes.”


29 posted on 04/21/2012 12:16:32 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: no dems

There is this common misconception that “Hispanics” are some huge megablock of voters who all vote alike.

Nope.


30 posted on 04/21/2012 1:26:56 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: nickcarraway; Jim Robinson

I vote in Florida. And in 2000, my vote was part of the few hundred that decided the fate of America.

I know my vote counts, as it’s in one of the few ‘close’ counties in Florida that flip the state from blue to red and vice versa.

In 2008, I couldn’t stomach the idea of McCain and so, left the Presidential block on the ballet empty. Florida went blue, then, and witness the result.

It’s now 2012, and Jim says to vote 3rd party.

My vote will be one of the few that absolutely matter in the election. I guess I should do my duty and vote 3rd party - or leave that portion of the ballet empty. Four more years of Obama is okay. I mean, what could he do that Romney wouldn’t do, too?

After all, $5 trillion in debt in just four years... eh, no big deal.
Shutdown of the coal industry... eh, big whoop.
End of cheap power (electricity, oil)... nothing that Romney wouldn’t do, right?
Over 60% of all our newly issue debt bought by the Fed, with the resultant inflation *NOT* being tracked (by the Fed, who is causing it)... who cares!

Yes, I have seen the light. FUMR!

Enjoy the next 4 years, everyone!


And yes, I am being sarcastic. But at the same time, I will leave the Presidential portion blank. I just wanted to let everyone ponder the reality of what that *WILL* mean.

Most don’t live in an area that is such a political pivot-point, so can afford a protest vote. So here’s an actual chance to truly ponder what you’d do in a situation where your vote is a critical decider.

No more rhetoric.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 1:51:38 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Chainsawj
I’m not voting for vp if bush is it.

You get a ballot in which you can vote for a ticket's VP choice?!?

Wow, what state is that?

32 posted on 04/21/2012 1:53:47 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: nickcarraway

Bambi will not win Florida, even the Blacks hate him


33 posted on 04/21/2012 2:39:53 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: nickcarraway
There is no way Obama is up 5%, or by any amount in Florida. Show me the sample!

Mike

34 posted on 04/21/2012 3:14:55 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: nickcarraway

Funny how there is talk about senarios of hillda beast entering the race with zero and we now see the same with Romney and another Bush. All in the family


35 posted on 04/21/2012 4:06:17 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: nickcarraway
Here's the scam PPP runs:

They poll a wish. They simply make it up.

Then, a few days before the election, they poll reality and actually report real results.

Then they can point to the election results, and their polls, and claim that in the end they are credible.

Neat scam.

36 posted on 04/21/2012 4:13:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: nickcarraway

Another Bush?

How insane can they be? Even the word “bush” stirs up the progressives and liberals like kicking a bed of fire ants.

If Romney selects a “Bush” it’s all over before it begins.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 4:21:52 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: nickcarraway

The GOP is determined to give the country over to Soros again.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 4:51:54 AM PDT by bgill
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To: no dems
America does NOT deserve what it gets, and has gotten, from vicious Team Romney.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



39 posted on 04/21/2012 4:57:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media “vet” the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.

This “election” will be a non-election...featuring the state approved “candidates”-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

” Democratic pollster”..........when do the RATS ever tell the truth??? They continually try to deflate our optimism, just as they did with Reagan.


41 posted on 04/21/2012 5:08:37 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: gogogodzilla

Gogogodzilla, good post. Your vote is critical in Florida.

I would encourage you to not leave the presidential portion blank, and instead hold your nose and vote for Romney. What good will it be to hold the House, possibly take the Senate, and then leave Obama in place to veto the legislation that is sent to the President? Also, an Obama Supreme Court pick will be around for a long time.


42 posted on 04/21/2012 5:34:02 AM PDT by Bladerunner
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To: Diogenesis; no dems

Uhhh... Yeah. Diogenesis, you’re wasting your breath on nodems but I enjoyed your post. Thanks for the info.


43 posted on 04/21/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: nickcarraway
Then we can hear about Reagan Voodoo Economics from the VP again.
44 posted on 04/21/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth; no dems
This is too important NOT to try.


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

President Ronald Reagan


Romney-Imposed Gay Marriage (through Threats against Clerks)
And Romney Death Panels and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
Imposed by the carpetbagging, backstabbing “Milt” Willard Romney.



45 posted on 04/21/2012 5:45:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway
So...a cr@p sandwich with a side of d@@cshbag? Glad I'm not a republican...I can vote with their ballot though. Expect a "write in" at this rate.
46 posted on 04/21/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: nickcarraway

Dick Cheney 2012

he’s tanned, rested and ready


47 posted on 04/21/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: nickcarraway

Did they ask about Bob Dole? There’s a real grassroots push for the guy right now.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 8:20:43 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: bgill

“The GOP is determined to give the country over to Soros again.”

The are determined to obliterate the TEA Party.


49 posted on 04/21/2012 8:40:37 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: mo

Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media “vet” the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.

This “election” will be a non-election...featuring the state approved “candidates”-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.

******************

Yes, momentous and profound decisions like this:

(A) Comrade Vochenko “The Party is the Light of the State!”

OR

(B) Comrade Chenkovo “The Light of the State is the Party!”


50 posted on 04/21/2012 8:44:39 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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