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Ted Cruz, Rand Paul top huge Tea Party poll; Chris Christie, Jeb Bush dead last
Washington Examiner ^ | February 11, 2014 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 02/11/2014 9:25:28 AM PST by BlueStateRightist

Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul top the biggest Tea Party presidential poll yet, while moderates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are dumped at the bottom, undermining their hopes of being 2016 crossover candidates.

The online poll of 62,000 grassroots activists provided exclusively to Secrets finds that conservatives and Tea Party organizers stand fully behind the heroes of their movement, including outspoken surgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014polls; 2016gopprimary; braking; elections; poll; randpaul; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tedcruz
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How Huckabee fared so well is beyond me.
1 posted on 02/11/2014 9:25:28 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

If a strong conservative candidate can run in 2016 I can almost guarantee that there will be a ground swell of support that can defeat any dem. if we are stuck with a Bush or a Christie well, good luck.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 9:29:28 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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(s)but Christie is raise all these boatload of cash!!!!(/s)


3 posted on 02/11/2014 9:30:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BlueStateRightist

i can still hear that Liberty Bell ringing. Ever so faintly, but still ringing.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 9:32:44 AM PST by dadfly
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To: BlueStateRightist

This is it!
This is it!
We’re Gunna hava a split!
We’re Gunna hava a split!


5 posted on 02/11/2014 9:34:18 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Huckabee has a lot of support from Christians. I don’t personally think he’d make a very good candidate and don’t trust him on fiscal/small government issues, but I’d vote for him in a heartbeat over anyone on the left.

It’s not enough to simply oppose gay marriage and abortion in my opinion. We need someone who understands why the federal government needs to be pushed back toward its constitutional limits.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 9:35:34 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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We need to do this every time they come out with a libtard poll

Where was Palin on this list? If HilLIARy runs we HAVE TO run a woman

7 posted on 02/11/2014 9:38:06 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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Can we have a Tea Party primary so only one conservative goes into the full Republican primary? I don't want 6 conservatives splitting the primary vote against Jeb Bush/Chris Christie/some other Rovian puppet.
8 posted on 02/11/2014 9:38:19 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: erod

the establishment effete elites KNOW there are more conservatives than effetes in the electorate.

Grasshopper moocher vs ants.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 9:39:17 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: KarlInOhio

there was a tiny blurb in a story indicating conservatives are pushing their candidates in early primaries and screwing up establishment candidates.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:06 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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It would make sense for conservatives to have a conservative convention in late 2015 to pick their own candidate


11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:35 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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IIRC, the list had about 32 names.

I posted in the original thread that probably 28 of them couldn’t get 100 Electoral Votes in the general election.

Just because their names were listed doesn’t make them presidential material. Even the GOP’s ‘it is his turn’ doesn’t make a candidate presidential material — as seen in 1996, 2008 and 2012.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:43:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: KarlInOhio

I’m with ya on that one. Its how we got mittens last go around.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 9:43:41 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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Jeb Bush dead last. Well there’s the nominee!
I’m with Jesse on this one, “Stay out da Bushes”


14 posted on 02/11/2014 9:44:53 AM PST by jughandle
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Here are the numbers:
The results:

1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz-84 percent.

2. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul-80 percent.

3. Dr. Ben Carson-77 percent.

4. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker-70 percent.

5. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin-64 percent.

6. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee-59 percent.

7. Texas Gov. Rick Perry-59 percent.

8. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal-56 percent.

9. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley-55 percent.

10. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio-52 percent.

11. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice-48 percent.

12. Former Sen. Rick Santorum-46 percent.

13. Rep. Paul Ryan-45 percent.

14. Ohio Gov. John Kasich-42 percent.

15. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin-41 percent.

16. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence-41 percent.

17. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez-41 percent.

18. Rep. Steve King-37 percent.

19. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte-30 percent.

20. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.-29 percent.

21. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush-29 percent.

22. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie-15 percent.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 9:45:14 AM PST by matthew fuller
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To: Mr. K

I disagree that Palin would have to be the candidate if Hillary runs.

But that aside, here’s the top five in the poll -

Cruz
Paul
Carson
Walker
Palin


16 posted on 02/11/2014 9:47:18 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear. -Glenn Beck)
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To: erod
Don't worry. A whole bunch of strong conservatives will run in the primary, split the conservative vote, and help Bush on his way to the nomination and ultimate epic fail against Hillary.

We need to keep delusional egomaniacs like Santorum from running and siphoning off votes from candidates who can win.

17 posted on 02/11/2014 9:47:32 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BlueStateRightist

These polls are a total waste of time. They are meaningless. First of all, there is the little matter of the 2014 elections. Secondly, no one is yet running. All these stories do is distract people. Vote in a poll and pretend they are doing something of substance. They are not.

Let’s TP the congress this fall. Then we can discuss the 2016 elections.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 9:48:25 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: txrangerette

How about one no one is talking about (yet)? - Mike Pence.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 9:52:27 AM PST by pkajj
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To: BlueStateRightist

Do not be fooled! Do not trust Rand Paul!


20 posted on 02/11/2014 9:56:52 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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