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Who Tops Cruz in Early Iowa 2016 Poll?
dailycaller.com ^ | 12/16/2013 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 12/16/2013 1:44:43 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll.

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, sits at the bottom of the pack. Just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans say they have a favorable view of him, compared to 17 percent who hold an unfavorably view. Despite frequent trips to the state in recent months, he is still not well known to many Republicans: 37 percent still say they are unsure of what they think of Cruz.

Cruz is tied with another Senate Republican: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who is also viewed favorably by just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans. 15 percent say they view him unfavorably. Rubio’s role in crafting a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate earlier this year has been cited as a mark against him by some Iowa Republicans.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; chrischristie; cruz2016; florida; ia2016; iowa; marcorubio; paulryan; tedcruz; texas; wisconsin
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1 posted on 12/16/2013 1:44:43 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This poll doesn’t mean much. Iowa is a RINO state.


2 posted on 12/16/2013 1:46:04 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Paul Ryan was there recently being promoted by Branstad.

I doubt after Steve King and Ryan go to war on amnesty he will survive in Iowa. Maybe in the Iowa Democratic primary.


3 posted on 12/16/2013 1:46:35 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Not to worry I think there is a Freeper from Iowa that has it all locked up.....


4 posted on 12/16/2013 1:50:00 PM PST by deport
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To: mosaicwolf

He’s gotta ‘splain the wife’s Goldman Sachs deal before I jump on board.


5 posted on 12/16/2013 1:51:26 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll.”

Iowans huffing too much ethanol?


6 posted on 12/16/2013 1:51:42 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Mr. Amnesty and Bankrupter, who lost a debate to Joe Biden?

I don’t think so.


7 posted on 12/16/2013 1:52:39 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I will not vote for Ryan if he gets the nomination


8 posted on 12/16/2013 1:53:24 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

So, you’re voting for Hillary.


9 posted on 12/16/2013 1:56:42 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

That’s right, by God. Let’s trash talk any Conservative who isn’t perfect, just to show how pure we all are. Sure, that’s how we end up with the likes of John McCain and Mitt Romney, but 8 more years of socialist statism is a small price to pay.


10 posted on 12/16/2013 1:57:22 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Farnsworth

Rand Paul will win the nomination.


11 posted on 12/16/2013 1:57:49 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: mosaicwolf

This poll doesn’t mean much. Iowa is a RINO state.

Too many idiot farmers on the subsidy teat....


12 posted on 12/16/2013 1:58:54 PM PST by GraceG
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

no, I’ll vote libertarian and waste my vote. i’m not going to vote for a collaborator. I’d rather not, but unless a good non backstabbing republican runs, my vote will got to someone else.


13 posted on 12/16/2013 1:59:45 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The fix is in:o(


14 posted on 12/16/2013 2:00:01 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’ll get to the polls so fast I’ll redshift just to vote for him.


15 posted on 12/16/2013 2:00:57 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth
I’ll vote libertarian and waste my vote.

Same thing. Either way you vote RAT.

So, did you vote for Obama last time?

16 posted on 12/16/2013 2:02:58 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: mosaicwolf
This poll doesn’t mean much. Iowa is a RINO state.

The Republicans in Iowa, especially those who participate in the caucus, are very willing to buck the GOP-E. Last time around they picked Santorum, despite his lack of money. Before that, they went with Huckabee over McCain. In '88, George the Elder finished near the back of the field despite being Reagan's VP, with Pat Robertson as second.

Admittedly, Iowa is soft on someone who serves the farm lobbyists. So, yes, her voters salivate at Bob Doles and Tom Harkins alike. Also, Iowa is going to be a touch less hawkish than northeastern Republicans on foreign policy. Iowa is an important caucus state (no open primaries there!) with no more RINO-ism than 90% of the other states.
17 posted on 12/16/2013 2:04:18 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Farnsworth

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a D or R, as both are stoking the fiscal train wreck that’s a comin’. One is just feeding the engine fire a little less fuel......and neither seem to understand or want to utilize the brake.


18 posted on 12/16/2013 2:09:39 PM PST by yadent
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To: Farnsworth
I will not vote for Ryan if he gets the nomination

Neither will I. I didn't vote for him the last time either.

19 posted on 12/16/2013 2:10:21 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Farnsworth
"I will not vote for Ryan if he gets the nomination.

Yeppers, always better to let a DemoRat win.

20 posted on 12/16/2013 2:11:46 PM PST by celmak (A voice from the past)
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To: yadent

The candidates will be Christie and Clinton Media has decided

We’ll be here three years from now sorting those
Who
Want to start a conservative
Party


21 posted on 12/16/2013 2:13:07 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Here’s what Ted Cruz should do about Iowa:

First, nothing. For the next eleven months, he should spend as much time as possible campaigning for Conservative candidates running in next year’s elections. Those whom he helps to elect will support him both in Congress and in the 2016 presidential primaries.

After next November, he should begin campaigning in Iowa, including making it clear in a reasonable, polite way that he does NOT support the use of ethanol in gasoline.

Iowa corn farmers would turn against him for that, of course, but others in the state and around the country would admire his courage. And, if he loses the Iowa caucuses, it won’t mean anything, since opposing ethanol is considered a loser in Iowa, but if he does reasonably well there in spite of being anti-ethanol, it would be considered a victory.

Because of Ted Cruz and his courage in leading a government shutdown to defund ObamaCare, for the first time in decades it’s not completely delusional to believe a potential Republican presidential candidate exists who is courageous enough to take on the Iowa ethanol interests and to not only survive but prevail over his frightened, business-as-usual opponents.


22 posted on 12/16/2013 2:15:38 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: morphing libertarian

There was a big story in USAToday talking about how effective Hillary was in getting DiBlasio and McAwful elected last month.

Having said that, though, she was “inevitable” in Jan 2008 also. The important part is to watch where Axlegrease, Gibbs, and Plouffy wind up.


23 posted on 12/16/2013 2:16:11 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: morphing libertarian

Zotting


24 posted on 12/16/2013 2:16:23 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: nascarnation

Doesn’t the defender of Benghazi have her own people


25 posted on 12/16/2013 2:18:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Since McCain and Romney both LOST, were votes for them wasted, especially R votes out of CA and NY??


26 posted on 12/16/2013 2:18:42 PM PST by yadent
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To: morphing libertarian

That’s what I mean.

If Axlegrease, Gibbs, and Plouffy show up in another camp, watch out Hillary.

These guys re-elected a POTUS with 8% unemployment, $4 gas, surging food prices, and trillion dollar deficits forever.

Something I said would be impossible.


27 posted on 12/16/2013 2:20:17 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: mosaicwolf

Yep. Iowa was one of 10 states which Dukakis carried in Bush I’s 40 state sweep in 1988.


28 posted on 12/16/2013 2:21:25 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nascarnation

Got
It but what other dem is there. Bloomberg?


29 posted on 12/16/2013 2:28:51 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: BarnacleCenturion
RE :”Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, sits at the bottom of the pack. Just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans say they have a favorable view of him, compared to 17 percent who hold an unfavorably view.”

Of course, Paul Ryan balances the budget in 10 years while cutting taxes and ‘protecting’ medicare. No pain all gain.

And he's so agreeable like a puppy dog. Look at that smile.

LOLO

30 posted on 12/16/2013 2:29:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

no Mr. B52.....


31 posted on 12/16/2013 2:29:15 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: nascarnation

Until the full effects of ObamaCare are felt in the economy, the effects of the Fed’s continued manipulation of our currency, the government’s continued debt accumulation, in essence if exponential math finally says ENOUGH of this crap before 2016, IMHO we don’t yet know who will be the nominees....probably the best liars though.


32 posted on 12/16/2013 2:30:05 PM PST by yadent
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To: yadent

It’s rigged anyway, Dems have rigged the elections, why even vote


33 posted on 12/16/2013 2:30:44 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Mr. Lucky

“That’s right, by God. Let’s trash talk any Conservative who isn’t perfect........”

And what other purpose do these interweb boards serve, may I honestly ask?

GW Bush, Scott Brown, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan come immediately to mind.


34 posted on 12/16/2013 2:31:35 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: morphing libertarian

Lizzy Warren is one, although currently she says she’s not running.

But remember in 2007 NOBODY knew who Baraq Obama was.

A lot will depend on whether the Chicago mob thinks the Clintons can properly carry on the Baraqqi regime onslaught.


35 posted on 12/16/2013 2:31:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: fwdude

He was the only reason I voted for Romney. Now after all his floundering, waffling and capiticulation, I can’t in my right mind vote for him


36 posted on 12/16/2013 2:32:00 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: yadent

No, only in states where they might have won, had the LICs gone to the polls.

In every case, they could have helped down ticket as well.


37 posted on 12/16/2013 2:32:25 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: celmak

it’s either RAT or RAT lite, two sides of the same coin.


38 posted on 12/16/2013 2:32:55 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Iowa Republicans must have dung for brains.


39 posted on 12/16/2013 2:34:22 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: yadent

Yeah in 2007 Baraq Obama was about as well known as the mayor of Kokomo, Indiana.

I think the real key for 2016 is who the Chicago mob lines up with.


40 posted on 12/16/2013 2:34:28 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Iowa?????I-o-wa!!!!Is that close to Wis-con-sin??????


41 posted on 12/16/2013 2:36:41 PM PST by ontap
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To: truth_seeker
Oh, I dunno, maybe they could serve the purpose of allowing grass roots conservative to actually coalesce around messages or candidates instead of doing the statists’ dirty work for them.
42 posted on 12/16/2013 2:39:35 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Farnsworth

I Cannot argue with your sentiment, for I feel the same way. However it is a tad early to be going out on a limb.

Third party however may prove to be the only option available, but that is a few years down the road.


43 posted on 12/16/2013 2:53:42 PM PST by DanZ
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Throwing rocks this early will piss-off everyone


44 posted on 12/16/2013 2:54:52 PM PST by DanZ
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To: BarnacleCenturion

IA would probably be for Boehner if he would run.


45 posted on 12/16/2013 2:59:54 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ignore Des Moines Red Start polls. The bird will get more use out of them.


46 posted on 12/16/2013 3:00:16 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Farnsworth

“I’ll vote libertarian and waste my vote.”

Maybe not a waste. At least in Arizona, a party needs a minimum number of votes to field a candidate for office in the next election. Last year, Gov Brewer signed a law to make it more difficult for 3rd parties to get on the ballot - the 2 major parties will have no problem. I’m not a believer in holding my nose to vote for a candidate. If you vote for ****, you can’t be surprised when that’s what you get.


47 posted on 12/16/2013 3:03:22 PM PST by spaced
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To: DanZ

Early!

I’m still PO’d from the last election.


48 posted on 12/16/2013 3:03:43 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ryan is a dead RINO walkin’!


49 posted on 12/16/2013 3:09:32 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
"So, you’re voting for Hillary."

Hillary is no slam dunk. Watch out for Elizabeth Warren as the RAT's fall back position!!

50 posted on 12/16/2013 3:11:24 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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