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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 ...


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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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To: erod

(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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To: BlueStateRightist
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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To: BlueStateRightist
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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To: BlueStateRightist

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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To: BlueStateRightist

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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To: BlueStateRightist

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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To: BlueStateRightist

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 Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: matthew fuller

Huckabee?! This Christian sure wouldn’t vote for him, but maybe it’s just the Southern Baptist vote he’s gathering. ;)

Go, Ted!!


21 posted on 02/11/2014 10:22:38 AM PST by madison10
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To: BlueStateRightist

WE need to get to the primaries and make SURE they don’t “give” us a Christie or Bush type this time!!


22 posted on 02/11/2014 10:25:10 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: erod

Agreed. We’ve been trying to tell the National GOP party this since it was McCain V Bush in 1999.

They don’t listen and then sound betrayed when we don’t fall for their betrayal.

Want conservatives to stay home in droves? Run RINO’s.

Want us to flood the polling places? Run real candidates.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 10:32:26 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Paul and Huckaphony are Shamnesty pros.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 10:33:18 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Best news I’ve had all day!!


25 posted on 02/11/2014 10:43:00 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: madison10

I believe that his #6/7 showing will work to convince him to run. He is very low on my list of preferred candidates.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 10:43:32 AM PST by matthew fuller
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To: BlueStateRightist
Interesting concept. 22 candidates, matched head to head 11 times so that each one
faced each other and then working out the percentage. Or that is how I understand
the process. If so against the field Cruz and Paul did excellent.
27 posted on 02/11/2014 11:05:39 AM PST by deport
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To: BlueStateRightist

Maybe Bush can rise if he becomes even more liberal. /s/


28 posted on 02/11/2014 11:13:33 AM PST by DPMD
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To: BlueStateRightist

How Amnesty Liberal Rand Paul keeps getting support is flabbergasting. Don’t folks realize he is not a Conservative!!

We will screw up 2016 because folks have no clue what a conservative really is


29 posted on 02/11/2014 11:36:05 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SeminoleCounty

We will screw up 2016 because folks have no clue what a
conservative really is

***************

I think you have the concept correct in that each person or
group have a differing definition.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 11:51:28 AM PST by deport
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To: BlueStateRightist

Well at least ONE of the top two is constitutionally eligible to be president or vice president.

Well at least ONE of the top two was born in America.

Rand Paul


31 posted on 02/11/2014 11:56:04 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Dead Corpse
Want conservatives to stay home in droves? Run RINO’s.
Want us to flood the polling places? Run real
[conservative] candidates.

We've been shouting that on blogs, forums, comment sections, YouTube videos, elections, and in online polls such as these, for years now.

No, the GOP-e doesn't want to hear it, but I think we're getting through. It's why Boehner dropped the amnesty bill from consideration recently. It's also why we've heard such weird rhetoric out of the old bulls in the RINO caucus.

They're scared to death of the Republican base, which is increasingly TEApublican, but there isn't a damn thing they can do about it. We're coming for their worthless hides, and they know it. A few of them are going to wise up and get on the rebellion train.

32 posted on 02/11/2014 12:06:03 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: upsdriver
These polls are a total waste of time. They are meaningless.

I beg to differ, friend.

These polls serve to put the RINO establishment on notice as to the mindset of the base. That's very valuable, in terms of steering their thinking, and in fortifying the growing patriot rebellion.

33 posted on 02/11/2014 12:10:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

If we don’t get through, then this “grand experiment” is over and it will end in fire and death. For a lot of us.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 12:16:07 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


35 posted on 02/11/2014 12:18:14 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Money controls the Electoral College, not voters.

It’s in the Constitution.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 12:27:05 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Dead Corpse
If we don’t get through, then this “grand experiment” is over and it will end in fire and death. For a lot of us.

It would also end in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness for many, many more.

I take your point, though. We must get through to our political leadership and they must obey our will, or there's going to be turmoil like no one's seen in this country since 1861.

37 posted on 02/11/2014 12:31:48 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I'd argue that this is more like 1774 that 1861, but the point is valid either way.


38 posted on 02/11/2014 1:12:38 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse
I'd argue that this is more like 1774 that 1861, but the point is valid either way.

I agree with that too. I've actually made the same point frequently here.

39 posted on 02/11/2014 1:19:20 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Then we are in very good company...

FReegards.


40 posted on 02/11/2014 1:29:12 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Go, Ted, GO!!


41 posted on 02/11/2014 1:29:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Bushbacker1

Rand Paul 2016!


42 posted on 02/11/2014 1:31:03 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BlueStateRightist

if Paul and Cruz maintain the top two positions throughout the Primaries,and both acquiring well over 50% of the votes, we can pretty much see a cruz/paul ticket, you can assume that they will likely be keeping a deal where whoever wins,the other is VP. but they also need to keep West as the next Secretary of Defense.


43 posted on 02/11/2014 1:33:51 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: faucetman

“Well at least ONE of the top two is constitutionally eligible to be president or vice president.”

Bingo.

They both should run. Obama and Harper will be gone soon.


44 posted on 02/11/2014 1:34:10 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: faucetman
Well at least ONE of the top two was born in America.

You DON'T have to be born in America to be an American citizen. You have to be born to an American citizen. This has been hashed over many times.

45 posted on 02/11/2014 1:35:41 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Top 5 all look good to me, but I’ve been thinking Walker may be the best bet. He’s shown he’s willing to stick to tough decisions in the face of overwhelming criticism. Plus he’s a governor so he has executive leadership.


46 posted on 02/11/2014 1:38:38 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: unixfox
This has been hashed over many times

Chumming the waters for the NBC-birther crowd?

Watch out for incoming Venn-diagram spam!

47 posted on 02/11/2014 1:40:30 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Steve King (R-IA) is every bit as solid as any of them.

I tried to take their “poll” a few times during the recent weeks. IMHO, their head-to-head format is flawed. Why make me choose between John Huntsman and Jeb Bush? Or, Condoleeza Rice and Chrispy Chreme?


48 posted on 02/11/2014 1:59:24 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: CitizenUSA

Many Christians, like myself, won’t vote for Huckabee. He’s a rino backer. We also have low info voters. They believe everything the rnc says, so ignorantly vote for rinos.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 2:00:01 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: txrangerette

I cannot believe that people here refuse to believe that a WOMAN candidate (ANY woman on either side) will not draw a substantial portion of female voters.

I know several women who have stated they have never voted but would go out and vote if a woman ran (they did not care which party)

If it was HilLIARy against any man, she will win.

If it is HilLIARy against Palin, Palin will win in a landslide.


50 posted on 02/11/2014 2:39:11 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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