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Hillary Clinton Early Favorite In 2016, No Clear Republican Leader (Christie 21%, Ryan 16%)
WMUR ^ | August 7, 2013 - 8:25

Posted on 08/07/2013 5:13:27 PM PDT by drewh

DURHAM, N.H. — It's a long time before New Hampshire's 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, but a poll shows Democrats favoring Hillary Clinton and no clear Republican leader.

The WMUR Granite State Poll finds most Democrats and Republicans are undecided — and no one's declared their candidacy. But if the primary were held today, 62 percent of likely Democratic voters would support Clinton, New Hampshire's 2008 primary winner.

Twenty-one percent of likely Republican primary voters would support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan had 16 percent; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had 10 percent.

The phone poll of 516 residents was conducted July 18-29. It had a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points overall and 7 percentage points among likely Republican and Democratic voters

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: hillary2016

1 posted on 08/07/2013 5:13:27 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

No and hell no


2 posted on 08/07/2013 5:18:05 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: drewh

I love how the media is pushing RINOs.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 5:18:28 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: drewh
Calling all Democrats, calling all Democrats....
You saw what a know-nothing, inexperienced doofus was able to do with the opportunity to run against Hillary. Seize your opportunity!
4 posted on 08/07/2013 5:18:54 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: The Unknown Republican

No Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin in this poll?


5 posted on 08/07/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

From The Red Star in Minneapolis?
LOL


6 posted on 08/07/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: drewh

That’s because they have no intention of allowing anybody but a big-government RINO to be on the list.


7 posted on 08/07/2013 5:22:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: drewh

I sure wish they would give 2016 a rest. We’re going to play he!! just getting through 2013.


8 posted on 08/07/2013 5:22:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: drewh

Thank you for this wonderful post. Fat Christie is a socialist sympathizer, Ryan is an illegal alien loving loser that fell from grace. They are going nowhere unless they repent ,on their knees for their political transgressions. This party will self destruct if it allows amnesty or obamacare funding in the House we elected. Want to bet?


9 posted on 08/07/2013 5:22:57 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: drewh

No Clear Republican Leader

No need to worry, Porky Pig Rowe and the Republican establishment will come up with some senile old fart like Bob Dole and Juan McCain.


10 posted on 08/07/2013 5:24:48 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: drewh

The race is Cruz’ to lose.

For the first time since Reagan, the RINO camp is split.

This is our chance, folks!


11 posted on 08/07/2013 5:26:38 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: The Unknown Republican

“I love how the media is pushing RINOs.”

Nominating Christie will kill what is left of the Republican Party. it will truly be an election where the Democrats win because conservatives stay home. If the Republicans decide to commit suicide by nominating Christie 2016 would be a good year for a new conservative party to field candidates nationally and at the local level. It might win a few local and state races. If it ran good candidates it would certainly be in a position to make major inroads in 2018 after two years of President Hillary.


12 posted on 08/07/2013 5:29:21 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: drewh
I'll PREDICT that after EVERYTHING is finally revealed about Benghazi that Hillary Clinton won't even be a contender.

I'm expecting the Dems to dig up another NOBODY from NOWHERE to run and replace Obozo.

13 posted on 08/07/2013 5:30:34 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: drewh

Dear New Hampshire: you are annoying enough with your self-important, premature, overhyped primary. You have made a plethora of bad choices over the years resulting from your susceptibility to media suggestion and your vanity when your coffee-slurping locals believe their own press i.e. they alone are entitled to choose the next leader of the free world.

This system may have tradition behind it but it makes about as much sense as wearing swim trunks to the summit of Everest in terms of appropriate preparation for the task at hand.

All the Live Free Or Die stuff makes for a great tagline but in the end you have lumbered the rest of us with a surplus of squishy liberals with a few rare exceptions.

That said, any poll conducted by anyone at this stage is an otherwise empty exercise in name recognition similar to ‘most admired’ polls in which First Ladies are guaranteed to appear. In the case of NH it’s a self-serving reminder that they are first - but rarely sagacious in their choices.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 5:33:11 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Paul vs. Cruz and the winner takes all!


15 posted on 08/07/2013 5:34:27 PM PDT by drewh
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remember back in Dec 07 when Hillary was a “lock” for the Dem nomination?

Then some unknown guy named Baraq Hussein from Kenya came in and stole the kishka.....


16 posted on 08/07/2013 5:38:29 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

I will write in “Bozo the Clown” before Christie or Ryan.

NO MORE RINOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 08/07/2013 5:39:58 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: drewh

I my be wrong, but it’s my take the Left isn’t as thrilled with Hillary as the media would love us to think.

Obama is going to rub off on a lot of Democrats starting in 2014. By 2016, the loathing of this guy will all but destroy the Democrat party.

That response to the Obama appearance on the Leno show last night opened my yes. Out of hundreds of comments, on one I saw was even remotely neutral about Obama. No defenses, and hundreds of blistering negative comments.

This guy is not popular with anyone right now.


18 posted on 08/07/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain.)
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To: drewh

Hillary can’t pass the physical. You can love her. You can hate her. It doesn’t matter. She can’t pass the physical.


19 posted on 08/07/2013 5:40:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: drewh

This early the polls are only reflecting name recognition.


20 posted on 08/07/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nascarnation

True. At the same time, Rudy Giuliani was considered a “lock” for the GOP nomination.


21 posted on 08/07/2013 5:42:15 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: nascarnation

By all rights, it’s Rimshot Joe Biden’s “turn” to be president.


22 posted on 08/07/2013 5:42:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: richmwill

I remember the smartest guy I know telling me in Jan 08 “there’s no way Americans are gonna vote for a guy named Baraq Hussein for President”


23 posted on 08/07/2013 5:43:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Hell, I don’t have the money, but if we we’re little with RINO’s I would run as a Independent just to keep the RINOS out. NO more friggin RINO’S and Karl Rove backed candidates!


24 posted on 08/07/2013 5:45:57 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think Hillary will crush SlowJoe and Cuomo by March 2016.

But I was completely wrong in 2008. I didn’t realize that the Chicago political mob had the info on Arkancides and could blackmail the Clintons.

BJ and Hillary couldn’t use their vaunted private detective force to publicize the truth about Obama.


25 posted on 08/07/2013 5:46:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Seems to me that Hillary won’t have much to brag about on the campaign trail. Obama has been a failure and Americans are waking up to that fact and and Hillary is thoroughly complicit in that failure. After another 3 years of his “fundamental transformation of America”, I think Americans are going to be hesitant to vote for anyone promising to deliver more of the same.


26 posted on 08/07/2013 5:47:12 PM PDT by RC one
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To: drewh

Throw Trey Gowdy in there and see what happens.


27 posted on 08/07/2013 5:50:10 PM PDT by struggle
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To: drewh
Given that almost 50% of adult Americans don't pay a penny in income tax, and given the increasing numbers on various forms of government programs for the redistribution of income, we may have seen our last Republican president...ever.

I hope I'm wrong.

28 posted on 08/07/2013 5:55:29 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: fhayek

Check this vanity DU thread:

Why on Earth should we nominate a presidential candidate who voted for war with Iraq?

Last edited Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:43 AM USA/ET - Edit history (2)

It was a colossal disaster, and completely avoidable. Most elected Democrats voted against war, but not the ones who wanted to look “presidential” - Hillary, Biden, Kerry, Edwards, and the rest of that crowd.

Looking “presidential” in exchange for hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Why would we trust one of these people with our future?


29 posted on 08/07/2013 5:55:52 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: drewh
Paul / Cruze! Cruze / Paul!
30 posted on 08/07/2013 5:58:40 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: nascarnation

Do the anti-Clinton forces within the Democratic Party have anyone who could be even a half-way plausible opponent for the nomination in 2016? Hillary may have as much opposition as Obama had in 2012.


31 posted on 08/07/2013 5:59:38 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kip Russell

Given the demographic trends, I think you’re correct.

The only confounding factors I can see would be

1) markets finally puke on money creation making entitlements too expensive to continue at present levels

2) a 3rd party candidate (would have to be a liberal analog of Ross Perot, egotistical, famous and rich) lets us win with a plurality.
Bloomberg is one possibility, but he’s tight with the Clintons and would never oppose Hillary.


32 posted on 08/07/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Ted Cruz will be star speaker at Iowa GOP dinner this fall
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/08/05/ted-cruz-will-be-star-speaker-at-iowa-gop-dinner-this-fall/article


33 posted on 08/07/2013 6:00:26 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Hillary Clinton is a very ill old broad with more baggage than a railroad porter.


34 posted on 08/07/2013 6:00:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: drewh
Hillary Clinton Early Favorite In 2016

Sort of like announcing whats the best roadkill.

35 posted on 08/07/2013 6:01:19 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: struggle

“Throw Trey Gowdy in there and see what happens.”

There is a real household name.


36 posted on 08/07/2013 6:02:50 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Verginius Rufus

I think the Clinton machine can shred most all potential challengers.

Baraq had the “nuclear weapon” of the Chicago mob and was able to completely neutralize their most valuable asset. Ironic that Hillary had the FBI files but the Chicago mob had the scoop on Arkancides.


37 posted on 08/07/2013 6:03:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

Hillary Clinton and her driver were cruising along on a country road one evening when an ancient cow loomed in front of the car.

The driver tried to avoid it but couldn't. The aged bovine was struck and killed. Hillary told her driver to trek up to the farmhouse to explain to the owners what had happened, while she stayed in the car, wanting to avoid trouble at all costs! About an hour later, her driver staggered back to the car, with his clothes in complete disarray. He was holding a half-empty bottle of very expensive wine in one hand, a rare huge Cuban cigar in the other, and was smiling happily, smeared in lipstick!

"What the hell happened to you?" demanded Hillary.

"Well," the driver replied, "The farmer gave me the cigar, his wife gave me the wine and his beautiful two daughters made wild, passionate love to me."

"My God, what did you tell them?" Hillary asked?

The driver replied, "I just stepped inside the door and said to them, 'I'm Hillary Clinton's driver and I've just killed the old cow.' The rest happened so fast I couldn't stop it."






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38 posted on 08/07/2013 6:04:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nascarnation
I fully expect the United States to adopt some form of Euro-socialism in the next 50 years. We're already partway there...but by 2050 our top marginal tax rate will likely be in the 50-75 percent range.

Can we survive such an economic system? Sure...depending on your value of "survive". While Europe certainly sees its share of economic crises, it's not as if they've seen their economies utterly collapse in the last 50 years. However, things that occur regularly in such countries such as crippling public sector strikes and massive redistribution of income are, I'm afraid, not too far in America's future.

39 posted on 08/07/2013 6:12:40 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: relictele
NH has an open primary as I recall. But the re
Al problem is they are overrun with Massholes and VTvermin. Indigenous population didn't have a chance.
40 posted on 08/07/2013 6:28:08 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: drewh
Looking forward to voting for either of them. One thing to ALL conservatives, coalesce around ONE candidate very early. Conservative voters have been split far too often. Let’s get behind one candidate early...like before the election.
41 posted on 08/07/2013 6:37:41 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: drewh

I’m curious to see who Hussein will back in the next election: Her Horribleness OR Plugs Biden? It will be interesting.


42 posted on 08/07/2013 6:37:46 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: drewh

I predict that Hillary will not live to see the year 2017.

Lately, she looks ravaged by disease. She doesn’t take as good care of herself as her lecher husband does. She drinks like a fish.

Her heart and liver will not hold out during the campaign in 2016.


43 posted on 08/07/2013 6:41:29 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: Kip Russell

yeah, and by then, the only real capitalist country will be communist China!


44 posted on 08/07/2013 6:42:32 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
yeah, and by then, the only real capitalist country will be communist China!

They've certainly discovered that making money is fun.

45 posted on 08/07/2013 7:07:44 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: drewh

Double Tubs Christie?


46 posted on 08/07/2013 7:12:12 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: drewh

Old bag.


47 posted on 08/08/2013 3:58:04 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: drewh; St_Thomas_Aquinas

Cruz is my Senator and I voted for him and donated to his Champaign.

Cruz’s father was naturalized in 2005. Cruz was born in Canada. Ted is NOT a natural born citizen and is not eligible to run for President.


48 posted on 08/08/2013 7:15:24 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: drewh
Christie == Bush == Bustard votes Constitution Party.

Deal with it, RINOS.

49 posted on 08/08/2013 7:18:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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