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76% of GOP now 'conservative,' pick Cruz for 2016 nomination
Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD

Posted on 09/28/2013 11:56:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

This won’t surprise Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or GOP old bull Sen. John McCain -- the largest chunk of the Republican Party is now very conservative.

According to a new PPP poll, which has Sen. Ted Cruz the top choice for the 2016 Republican nomination, those who describe themselves as “very conservative” make up 39 percent of the splintered party. Add in those who consider themselves “somewhat conservative,” and the right-leaning voters comprise 76 percent of the party.

In the new poll of 743 Republican primary voters, 1 percent called themselves “very liberal,” 4 percent “somewhat liberal,” and just 18 percent as “moderate.”

Among the conservative voters, Cruz is the leading choice for the GOP nomination. He won 34 percent of that group. But he also shows remarkable crossover as 32 percent of the “very liberal” crowd also prefer him.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2016gopprimary; conservatives; cruz; cruz2016
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1 posted on 09/28/2013 11:56:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

For the first time in more than a decade, I have something completely real to believe in. There are no lies, no posturing, no equivocation. Just the complete and honest patriotic truth. And, I would give the world for that.


2 posted on 09/28/2013 11:59:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ilovesarah2012

very liberal 1
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somewhat liberal 4
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moderate 18
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somewhat conservative 37
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very conservative 39
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3 posted on 09/28/2013 12:03:58 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

We’ll see if these “conservatives” show up at the primary polls and can find a conservative candidate’s name on the ballot that they recognize. But millions will still think “It’s Jebbie’s turn.”


4 posted on 09/28/2013 12:05:10 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Gaffer

Amen!


5 posted on 09/28/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Theodore R.

I believe people have had enough of the Bushes. I just pray they have had enough of the Clintons as well.


6 posted on 09/28/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012; Theodore R.

While I won’t be shocked if the politically tonedeaf GOP decides to coronate him, I cannot see another Bush presidency happening. Smacks too much of a dynasty, and besides, Jeb IMO simply doesn’t have the charisma for a national election.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 12:09:22 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Gaffer

Indeed. There seems to be fresh air in the room


8 posted on 09/28/2013 12:09:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Theodore R.
We’ll see if these “conservatives” show up at the primary polls and can find a conservative candidate’s name on the ballot that they recognize. But millions will still think “It’s Jebbie’s turn.”

The more dangerous meme is "He can win."

9 posted on 09/28/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

All it takes is someone to have a strong conservative conviction and follow thru. Anyone in the GOP since Reagan could have easily held this position. Cruz and Lee are the only ones at this time. Perhaps those numbers will grow. Rand Paul is too flaky to be reliable.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 12:11:32 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: ilovesarah2012

A man of character, who will probably make a few mistakes over the years, but one you can trust to be making the choices based on what he deemed to be the BEST choice at the time. Hiind-sight is always better, but wisdom comes with listening to that still small voice inside that keeps one on the right track, and being honest. Admit mistakes and seek forgiveness and be true to what you believe. Cruz knew the risks involved. He stood when he was being battered by the majority of the party. He is another Margaret Thatcher, in that sense. He’ll still be hated by those who will not want the party to hold to its party planks, but the base, the real voters know character when they see it. We are the ones whose voices count. He is a man of the people. We need to continue to pray for him. You know that the party elites, the media and the left will do everything they can to take him out.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 12:12:28 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

Unlike Odumbo, Cruz is really smart and has proved it.

Professional Experience
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Limited Liability Partnership, 2008-present
Adjunct Professor of Law, United States Court Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, 2004-2009
Solicitor General of Texas, Office of the Attorney General, 2003-2008
Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-2003
Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2001
Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team, 2000-2001
Associate, Cooper/Carvin & Rosenthal, 1997-1999
Law Clerk, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1996-1997
Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995-1996


12 posted on 09/28/2013 12:19:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Shery

no doubt he will probably make some mistakes...but ....so far, he has been flawless!!!!


13 posted on 09/28/2013 12:22:36 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ilovesarah2012

lolz

This is awesome

every TV pundit, every RINO trashed Cruz

I’d say this is victory


14 posted on 09/28/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Repeal The 17th

So how do end up with so many RINO’s??

Because they all run portraying themselves as conservatives


15 posted on 09/28/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

It does make me smile.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ilovesarah2012.
In the new poll of 743 Republican primary voters, 1 percent called themselves “very liberal,” 4 percent “somewhat liberal,” and just 18 percent as “moderate.” Among the conservative voters, Cruz is the leading choice for the GOP nomination.

17 posted on 09/28/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Among the conservative voters, Cruz is the leading choice for the GOP nomination. He won 34 percent of that group. But he also shows remarkable crossover as 32 percent of the “very liberal” crowd also prefer him.”

Just goes to show the GOPe Karl Rove propaganda outpost is total BS when they say real conservatives cannot win.

People want a LEADER. Cruz is that leader.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 12:31:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

” the GOPe Karl Rove propaganda outpost is total BS “

“Rollover Rover?”


19 posted on 09/28/2013 12:37:43 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is really good news in the midst of a lot of dreary establishment GOP dribble.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 12:57:49 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Viennacon

“But he also shows remarkable crossover as 32 percent of the “very liberal” crowd also prefer him.”

It’s easy to actually like a leader who can actually LEAD and tell the TRUTH.


21 posted on 09/28/2013 1:00:18 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Beating Crispy Christy in the polls? This will make Coulter furious.


22 posted on 09/28/2013 1:04:40 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: ilovesarah2012

TED CRUZ:

23 posted on 09/28/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Gaffer

a lot of libertarian leaning Republican and Independents who don’t want to be identified with the RHINO party or the Christian conservatives.


24 posted on 09/28/2013 1:20:05 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: marsh2

What’s wrong with Christian conservatives???


25 posted on 09/28/2013 1:23:45 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: esoxmagnum

Not anymore. Ann abandoned Crispy a while ago over immigration. Bob


26 posted on 09/28/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

I did not know that. Any articles or such that I can read?


27 posted on 09/28/2013 1:41:25 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Unlike Odumbo, Cruz is really smart and has proved it.

Professional Experience
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Limited Liability Partnership, 2008-present
Adjunct Professor of Law, United States Court Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, 2004-2009
Solicitor General of Texas, Office of the Attorney General, 2003-2008
Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-2003
Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2001
Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team, 2000-2001
Associate, Cooper/Carvin & Rosenthal, 1997-1999
Law Clerk, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1996-1997
Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995-1996

This is info the "news" media will never let out. We must do it ourselves. Spread the word.

I'm not convinced, though (yet), that the purists who call themselves Repubs and/or conservatives, who would never vote for anyone who is not an exact clone of themselves, will go for Cruz. They'll find one thing about him they don't like and will sit out the next election, just like the last, and then Clinton will be the next Prez.

28 posted on 09/28/2013 1:42:51 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Gaffer
For the first time in more than a decade, I have something completely real to believe in. There are no lies, no posturing, no equivocation. Just the complete and honest patriotic truth. And, I would give the world for that.

You're not alone. We've been starving for a long time.

29 posted on 09/28/2013 1:43:17 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GeronL
So how do end up with so many RINO’s?? Because they all run portraying themselves as conservatives

But now we know...

30 posted on 09/28/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He would have my vote!!


31 posted on 09/28/2013 2:00:46 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: mtnwmn

He won’t get mine.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: GeronL

That is the truth. Right after voting for cloture, which enabled Reid to fund Obamacare, they are all out proclaiming they voted against Obamacare. They lie pretending to be conservatives to get into office. They lie about what they do to stay in office. They know if they were ever forced to tell the truth, they would be out of office in a heart beat.

The Linda Grahams, John Cornyns, Mitch McConnells, Johnny Isaksons, Thad Cochrans and Lamar Alexanders of the GOPe should be placed on notice — their time is up.


33 posted on 09/28/2013 2:24:14 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: ilovesarah2012

If people of most persuasions (except the lunatic Left) listen to Ted Cruz they will like him. He has common-sense positions that are spoken in plain English by an unpretentious man. He’s a no-brainer nominee for 2016 who will dispel the notion that conservative beliefs are “extreme”.


34 posted on 09/28/2013 2:42:30 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ilovesarah2012
What is this "are now conservative" garbage? More like, we're still where we were, and the leadership of the party swerved left with Bushes, Roves, and McMavericks.

I am not "now" conservative any more than I'm "now" more male than I was last decade.

35 posted on 09/28/2013 3:03:57 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: ilovesarah2012
Unlike Odumbo, Cruz is really smart and has proved it.

And unlike dumbo, I'll bet you any amount of money that Cruz' life is an open book, with no sealed or hidden records.

36 posted on 09/28/2013 3:14:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Americans are generally Christian and don’t like non-stop lies out of their .gov. Cruz is interested ONLY in the truth, and he loves America... people are starting to grok that poshitus HATES it.

Cruz, running on ROLLBACK, will kill Thighness. Just make it clear he plans to UN-DO everything that has been done to America, and watch the landslide.


37 posted on 09/28/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: ASA Vet
He won’t get mine.

I think I know where you're coming from, but I believe with all my heart that Ted Cruz would pass the Framers' test with flying colors.

He's exactly the sort of patriot they had in mind for the office of President when they wrote Clause 5.

38 posted on 09/28/2013 3:19:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: txhurl
Cruz, running on ROLLBACK, will kill Thighness. Just make it clear he plans to UN-DO everything that has been done to America, and watch the landslide.

I don't see any obstacle in his way.

He won't make the mistake of playing prevent defense. He proved that a couple of days ago.

And neither Krispy or Jeb can stop him.

All that's left is an all-out media attack. But that won't sway conservatives. And Cruz is smart enough to use it for his benefit.

No. Nothing can stop him now.

It's time for the Collaborators to just get out of his way.

39 posted on 09/28/2013 3:28:40 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Windflier

I won’t go there on FR anymore. Do what you want, but words have meanings.


40 posted on 09/28/2013 3:36:06 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Buh-bye!, GOP-E! You brought this on yourselves, and I relish the taste of your tears.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 4:04:17 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Carter gave us Reagan. Obama gives us Cruz? That would be awesome.


42 posted on 09/28/2013 4:19:18 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Windflier; ASA Vet

Not sure what y’all are referring to but, if there is an issue, the dems won’t let it pass like the GOP!


43 posted on 09/28/2013 4:36:12 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Gaffer

It’s the first sign of hope for Christians and conservatives I’ve seen in years and years.


44 posted on 09/28/2013 4:36:56 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: Theodore R.

They managed to find a “severely conservative” choice last time...


45 posted on 09/28/2013 4:38:33 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ConservativeDude

He seems smart enough not to forget how to count to 3 like Perry...


46 posted on 09/28/2013 4:40:22 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Theodore R.
We’ll see if these “conservatives” show up at the primary polls and can find a conservative candidate’s name on the ballot that they recognize. But millions will still think “It’s Jebbie’s turn.”

Well, you see, the way it works is this:

Republican low-information voters: "I really like Cruz! He speaks my values! I could vote for him!"
GOP Establishment: "Congratulations! We've chosen Jeb Bush!"
Republican low-information voters: "Oh, OK. He's got an 'R' after his name, right? So that's all that counts!"

47 posted on 09/28/2013 4:49:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Cruz vs Hillary is not a good idea... The media will easy just paint him as another white male the GOP is running against the poor harmless female... You guys do know that over half the country does not vote based on policy or reputation, right?


48 posted on 09/28/2013 4:49:46 PM PDT by Epsdude
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To: Epsdude

Easily*


49 posted on 09/28/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT by Epsdude
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To: Epsdude

Run a Conservative and it really won’t matter who the DIM/LIB/Commies run. The LIB/DIM/Commie person could be 1/2 black, 1/2 latin, a woman, lesbian tranny in a wheel chair who has AIDS and is an orphan. If a real Conservative runs against the DIMs, people who have hesitated to vote will come out and flush the LIB/DIM/Commies down the drain. So many Conservatives will vote that we might, just might, have a chance at saving Free America.


50 posted on 09/28/2013 4:54:57 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Rehabilitation Camp?)
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