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Republicans see Cruz as party leader (Dems pick target)
PPP ^ | November 01, 2013

Posted on 11/01/2013 9:15:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai

PPP’s newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their party’s leader. 21% picked Cruz to 17% for Chris Christie, and 15% for John Boehner. Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators we tested- Rand Paul got 9%, John McCain 7%, and Mitch McConnell only 4%. Mitt Romney at 8% and Sarah Palin at 4% were the other people we tested.

Numbers PPP will release next week show Ted Cruz would be an exceedingly weak Presidential candidate in the general election. The good news for the GOP is that even if the party base sees Cruz as their leader, Democrats and independents actually see Chris Christie, who has far broader approval, as the leader of the Republican Party these days. …

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: Ohio; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; gop; johnboehner; liberalagenda; mitchmcconnell; mittromney; newjersey; ohio; ppp; sarahpalin; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 11/01/2013 9:15:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How could anyone think Christie is anything but the leader of the line that leads to the buffet line?


2 posted on 11/01/2013 9:17:16 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: qaz123

Consider the source. This is the Democratic Party speaking.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This will definitely drive the GOPe nuts


4 posted on 11/01/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai
Numbers PPP will release next week show Ted Cruz would be an exceedingly weak Presidential candidate in the general election.

It sounds like the commie libs down at PPP can't get their numbers the way they want them yet. I imagine it is tough to get anyone to say Senator Cruz would be a "weak candidate" after the way he kicked their "messiah's" @$$ during Barry's government shutdown.

5 posted on 11/01/2013 9:20:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Olog-hai

“John McCain 7%”

Bogus poll. No way McLame is above 2%.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 9:20:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

The reason why they are obsessed with this theme is that they dread the 2014 elections when Dems get wiped like they did in 2010.

They see it clearly now. They are trying to escape..mentally.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 9:21:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Viennacon

It is PPP, after all.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 9:22:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Today Sharpton played a tape of Romney in campaign making a joke about Christie trying to waddle down the airplane isle on a video clip on TV.

That was funny! Not bad Mitt!


9 posted on 11/01/2013 9:24:13 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

All most people have heard of Ted Cruz is the non-stop litany of libs getting on TV and smearing him as an extremist or whatnot. It’s the same as people who “hate” Limbaugh but will tell you they never listened to him. The difference with a presidential election, Cruz gets to present himself to the public directly and not through a filter. The convention speech and the debates are more important than anything that comes before. Cruz’ family story will be compelling, his speech will be powerful, and he will wipe the floor with his opponents in the debates. We can even look at the Dem side for how polls years in advance mean little...Hillary had very low poll numbers in years past, but became a popular figure as she started running for office. But not only are polls meaningless now, they’ll be meaningless up through at least Spring of 2016.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 9:25:23 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Olog-hai

True. But Christie showed his cards and he’s not what people thought/think he was/is, IMHO.

Just another Northeastern, RINO like King. Good for some one liners here and there, but thinks he knows whats better for folks than they do.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 9:26:00 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They would throw everything they have at Cruz. It would make what they did to Palin seem like adulation.

However, the debates would be a pleasure to watch. I would love to see Cruz humiliate Hillary, Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Sebelius, or whoever they dredge up.

12 posted on 11/01/2013 9:29:42 PM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: oldbrowser

Remember though they tried to smear Romney as a “conservative extremist” too. So even if you believe the RINOs are more electable, it’s not worth nominating one, because the Dems will attack him just the same.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 9:31:03 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.

Steve Schmidt: GOP plan for Ted Cruz? Canada
politico.com | November 01, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
Posted on 11/01/2013 8:44:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3086627/posts


14 posted on 11/01/2013 9:31:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: JediJones
Remember though they tried to smear Romney as a “conservative extremist” too.

Anybody that is not a wild-eyed communist radical is a conservative extremist from their vantage point.

15 posted on 11/01/2013 9:38:01 PM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Olog-hai

Stop believing or buying this BS.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 9:53:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

I do neither. This is what the Dems are claiming. PPP is their in-house “poller”.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 9:56:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: sickoflibs
The Democraps were the only ones in the Congress to vote for the enabling legislation that CZAR B.O. signed into law. It should be called DEMOCRAP-CARE and hung squarely around the neck of every Democrap who voted for it!

CZAR B.O. is only the Goebbels of the Democrap Party who reads the lines that are written for him on a teleprompter and to be a fund raiser. Look at all the scandals that he knows nothing about, until he reads about them in MAD Comics.
18 posted on 11/01/2013 10:09:02 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9
RE :”The Democraps were the only ones in the Congress to vote for the enabling legislation that CZAR B.O. signed into law. It should be called DEMOCRAP-CARE and hung squarely around the neck of every Democrap who voted for it”

They are saying the ACA was a conservative idea proposed by the Heritage Foundation and tried by Romney and that's why it doesn't work.

They say its proof we need single payer a real Dem idea.,

19 posted on 11/01/2013 10:35:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually, PPP is middle-of-the-pack in accuracy, and at least in the 2012 Presidential race (like most pollsters) had a slight Republican bias.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/which-polls-fared-best-and-worst-in-the-2012-presidential-race/?_r=0

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As for current polling, it seems reasonable to me; this is a party (and a country) split asunder.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 10:39:35 PM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: Olog-hai

Could be because he is a leader! A much needed thing today but really scary to the media...


21 posted on 11/01/2013 11:26:29 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: Olog-hai

I really don’t give a flying ______ what the D@mned Democrats think. Let them stir their own cesspool.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 11:29:09 PM 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: Olog-hai

The Democrats are picking who they want to run against, just like they did with Dole Mccain and Romney.


23 posted on 11/02/2013 4:05:07 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Olog-hai

Exactly. They are telling who they fear—and who they don’t. They want Christie to be the nominee—because he’s less attractive than the Old Hag. They want a candidate that Hillary! can beat.


24 posted on 11/02/2013 4:12:55 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Olog-hai

Virtually every poll showed Ronald Reagan a bust for the GOP...Democrats were dancing in the streets when he won the nomination.....reporters were aghast and saying “I don’t know anyone who voted for him” after he shellacked “Jimmuh” Carter!!!! Ted Cruz is an unknown to most....when he starts to speak in an election and shows what a leader he is the people will follow him. If what they say is true how do they explain this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQA4ww_AnQw


25 posted on 11/02/2013 6:57:27 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Olog-hai

PPP has connections to the commie propagandists at the Washington Post.


26 posted on 11/02/2013 6:59:25 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

. . . and you’re citing the NYT. Even worse, Nate Silver.


27 posted on 11/02/2013 7:46:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like the DNC want Christie real bad because they can beat him. Folks in the South and West will not vote for a GOP Liberal.


28 posted on 11/02/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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