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2016: Cruz, Rand Lead Tea Party Presidential Poll; Christie, Jeb Bush Last
Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2014, 10:48 AM PDT | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/11/2014 6:32:42 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) lead an online Tea Party presidential poll while Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comes in dead last. 

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is second to last with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, the failed 2012 GOP presidential candidate who is now associated with the conservative-bashing  "No Labels" group that is a refuge for those in the bipartisan permanent political class. The Washington Examiner reported that grassroots conservatives also strongly support Dr. Ben Carson, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. 

Cruz has the support of 84% of those polled online. Paul got the support of 80%. Christie got the support of 15% while Bush and Huntsman received 29% each. 

It should be noted that the online poll of 62,000 activists for TheTeaParty.net and the conservative group Contract from America is not scientific, but it nonetheless gives a good snapshot of the sentiment of Tea Party activists 

“There’s a resounding message in these poll results for the Washington establishment. This is not a survey of casual Republicans or sometimes voters. These are activists who pound the pavement, make the phone calls, and cast their votes in every election every year,” Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.net, said. “They have a message for the candidates of status quo Washington: We are coming for you. We will beat you. And we will send you packing from the halls of power,” he added.

Here are 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.

[...]

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.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ballotboxstuffing; cruz; tedcruz; texas

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

 

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

 

"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

 


1 posted on 02/11/2014 6:32:42 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; infool7; SunshinesStormySummerSon; Ditter; PistolPaknMama; Blue Collar Christian; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:33:27 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: onyx

Sarah ping!


3 posted on 02/11/2014 6:34:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Bushies here will be very disappointed .


4 posted on 02/11/2014 6:35:40 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

I say, “waaaaaaah!”. Jr Bush is what got us obama.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 6:37:36 PM PST by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: Sarajevo

Amen. He and Karl Toyko Rove.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 6:41:39 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Stay Out d’ Bushes!”

“You Want Hope, Get A Rope!”


7 posted on 02/11/2014 6:42:59 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion; LibLieSlayer
POLLED online? Huh?
I think Col. West likes the combo he posted on his FB page.



Col. Allen West just wrote, "IMHO: This is pretty accurate.
If you agree with me, please watch the video at this link."








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8 posted on 02/11/2014 6:51:51 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
BOOYAH!!
9 posted on 02/11/2014 7:05:13 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

Yeah baby!


10 posted on 02/11/2014 7:09:11 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx


11 posted on 02/11/2014 7:09:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like them, too!!!!
Look, I’m easy-peasy when it comes to our very finest TEA Party Conservatives.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 7:11:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ayotte? In a Tea Party poll?


13 posted on 02/11/2014 7:11:15 PM PST by Mach9
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To: SoConPubbie

I nearly a third of Tea Party movement people favor Jebbie, the Tea Party is already infiltrated with fifth columnists.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 7:15:25 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.
I nearly a third of Tea Party movement people favor Jebbie, the Tea Party is already infiltrated with fifth columnists.

It's early and the numbers of conservatives unwilling to play the "Lessor of two evils" game has swelled since the 2012 Romney debacle.

Add in the talk show hosts talking like "never again" and all of the Tea-Party centric publications like Breitbart and TheBlaze, etc. and it's looking pretty bleak for the business-as-usual crowd over at the GOP-E.

You also have to consider the fact of the troubles that people like GOP-E Rove are having raising money.

Me thinks the tables have turned.
15 posted on 02/11/2014 7:24:30 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

As bad as Huntsman.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 7:35:12 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: onyx; Windflier; 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds Good to Me!


17 posted on 02/11/2014 7:38:16 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion; Windflier

You betcha!
Why not win with the best?


18 posted on 02/11/2014 7:40:14 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Why not win with the best?

Absolutely. I just voted for Sarah in a different 2016 Presidential poll. She's still a contender.

19 posted on 02/11/2014 7:42:32 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: SoConPubbie

Yuk. I want Scott Walker who has proven himself with results. Crus is a good talker and has not done a thing to prove that he can have results. Even his filibuster resulted in nothing. Scott Walker all the way!!!!! Well that is if we want to win the Presidency.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 7:47:41 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Huntsman at 29%? No way. The poll’s gotta be flawed.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 8:00:18 PM PST by MNnice
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To: SoConPubbie

A Walker/Cruz ticket would work.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 8:01:25 PM PST by MNnice
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To: MNnice
Huntsman at 29%? No way. The poll’s gotta be flawed.

Look at Huntsman's total as "static". The poll didn't force anybody to make a specific selection. Therefore, it's actually a laundry list of everybody that the respondent would be willing to support.

Those who checked Huntsman were essentially checking "all of the above".

All of which makes the even lower totals for Bush and Christie even more damning...

23 posted on 02/11/2014 8:09:04 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Mach9

Ayotte deserves kudos for winning a senate seat in liberal North East.

BOOOO to very bad candidates who lost senate seats in reliably red Indiana & Missouri.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 8:16:41 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: okie01

It is not 29% out of 100%.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 8:17:41 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: entropy12
It is not 29% out of 100%.

What is it then?

26 posted on 02/11/2014 8:23:26 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: entropy12
BOOOO to very bad candidates who lost senate seats in reliably red Indiana & Missouri.

While you're at it, don't overlook the GOP establishment candidates who lost Montana and North Dakota.

27 posted on 02/11/2014 8:35:44 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

You could vote for multiple candidates...

Look at the votes received by Cruz, Paul, Palin....they add up to way over 100.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 8:37:27 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: okie01

I have nothing against any republican of any faction if they are GOOD candidates.

I will take any republican who can win. I follow Ronald Regan’s mantra to voe for the most conservative who can WIN.

A wiining candidate is one who is politically astute, has enough money to get his/her message across, has lot of of charisma and knows lot about issues including the Bush doctrine (a gotcha question but a good candidate would not look like deer in head lights).


29 posted on 02/11/2014 8:42:01 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: napscoordinator
Yuk. I want Scott Walker who has proven himself with results. Crus is a good talker and has not done a thing to prove that he can have results. Even his filibuster resulted in nothing. Scott Walker all the way!!!!! Well that is if we want to win the Presidency.

Walker has issues with Amnesty and Open Borders:

YouTube Link: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, in his own words, endorses a path to citizenship for Illegal Aliens in July of this year.

As far as Cruz not accomplishing anything, he single handedly unmasked those in the Party who talked conservative but failed to walk the walk.

He's also rock solid on the issues, something Walker fails on with his Open-Borders Comprehensive Immigration Reform support.
30 posted on 02/11/2014 8:46:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: entropy12
You could vote for multiple candidates...

I know.

Which is why I qualified my original post as follows:

The poll didn't force anybody to make a specific selection. Therefore, it's actually a laundry list of everybody that the respondent would be willing to support.

Those who checked Huntsman were essentially checking "all of the above".

And 29% of the 100% said they could support Huntsman -- which is implausible. And which is why I characterized the number as "static" -- i.e., the "don't know", "no preference", "haven't thought about it" segment of the sample.

31 posted on 02/11/2014 8:52:33 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

If I was voting for 5 candidates, Huntsman could be the 5th choice easily. Huntsman would make a better president than Obama by a factor of 10. But that is not saying much.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 8:56:11 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: tennmountainman
The Bushies here will be very disappointed

Wow! Very shocked to hear that Tokyo Rove is on this forum.

Who knew?

But tell me, who is the other Bushie on this forum?

33 posted on 02/11/2014 10:12:33 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: napscoordinator
Yuk. I want Scott Walker who has proven himself with results. Crus is a good talker and has not done a thing to prove that he can have results. Even his filibuster resulted in nothing. Scott Walker all the way!!!!! Well that is if we want to win the Presidency.

His filibuster brought attention to the epic fail that is Obamacare.

Republicans got a BIG political boost on the back of the publicity the filibuster brought, and then the establishment GOP squandered the boost by not capitalizing on the momentum and pushing for repeal.

Scott Walker is about as far down the conservative totem pole as I'd be willing to go. He's barely acceptable as a conservative.

34 posted on 02/12/2014 12:39:26 AM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: okie01
Those who voted for Huntsman... were voting for "all of the above"

I agree with you, but I think it has to be the case that many poll participants don't know who Huntsman is. I'd almost vote for Hillary in a presidential race against Huntsman.

35 posted on 02/12/2014 1:04:52 AM PST by j. earl carter
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To: Washi

the establishment GOP squandered the boost by not capitalizing on the momentum and pushing for repeal.

The House voted for it to repeal 43 times. I think that the Senate is the problem. However, Obamacare did not go away. Cruz gave us a little attention about equal to Wendy down in Texas. Scott Walker was put through a test when he was up for recall and passed with flying colors. If Cruz could accomplish SOMETHING I would be on his side but he and Obama both have the gift to gab without providing any accomplishments.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 3:55:00 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: entropy12

Hey! Boehner has all those “winning candidate” qualities you mentiom. Do you like him?


37 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:47 AM PST 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: SoConPubbie

You betcha!


38 posted on 02/12/2014 4:34:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t care what anyone says. I think Huntsman is going to surge soon!

(just kidding...)


39 posted on 02/12/2014 8:52:33 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes I like Boehner as one of the REPUBLICAN congress critters taking Speakership away from NANCY PELOSI.

I do NOT like him as Speaker of the House.
We should replace him with someone from Tea Party.

I am not one of your 100% my way or the Highway person.
I succeed in life by choosing the best option available.
Not necessarily my most desired option.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 10:07:45 AM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: entropy12
I am not one of your 100% my way or the Highway person. I succeed in life by choosing the best option available. Not necessarily my most desired option.

Gotcha. So in politics, you're OK with GOP incrementalism - after all, it's the best option available, not necessarily the most desired option. Make sure your seat belt is fastened!


41 posted on 02/12/2014 11:58:45 AM PST 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: j. earl carter
I agree with you, but I think it has to be the case that many poll participants don't know who Huntsman is.

That's exactly why Huntsman identifies the "static" level.

42 posted on 02/12/2014 12:50:21 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: COBOL2Java

Absolutely and positively the RINO’s are much better than the hard left socialists such as Barack Hussein Obama. Not one of them voted for Obamacare, the biggest fraud perpetrated on American public who work for a living.

I would prefer if there were 100 senators in the image of Senator Cruz. But reality on the ground is Reid is the majority leader. I and all rational thinking people have to deal with it.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 2:47:40 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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