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Rand Paul up 5 over Clinton in new poll, 'the man to beat in Colorado'
sunherald.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | DAVID LIGHTMAN

Posted on 04/27/2014 5:52:11 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has a 5 percentage point lead in Colorado over Democrat Hillary Clinton in a possible 2016 presidential matchup, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

"The road to the White House has many twists and turns, but right now, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is the man to beat in Colorado," said Tim Malloy, the poll’s assistant director. Colorado is often a swing state; President Barack Obama won it in 2012 with 51.4 percent of the vote.

The Quinnipiac survey, released Thursday, showed Paul, a Republican, up 48 to 43 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is tied with Clinton at 42 percent. Clinton fares better against other possible Republican challengers. She tops former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 45 to 40 percent, and beats former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 45 to 44 percent.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: randpaul

1 posted on 04/27/2014 5:52:11 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Small government democrat beats large government democrat. I wish we had small government Republicans amongst the leadership. Cruz and Lee can’t do it all by themselves.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Don’t get too excited about Cruz. Like every other potential Republican candidate, he will compromise with the Dems on immigration.


3 posted on 04/27/2014 6:01:15 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Sirius Lee

Heritage has Paul as one of the three best conservatives in the Senate. He is rated at 97%, Cruz is 98% and Lee is 100%.


4 posted on 04/27/2014 6:02:58 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Up until now, Hillary was the man to beat.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Far out, Catherwood.


6 posted on 04/27/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The media cannot wait to anoint either Rand Paul or Jeb Bush for the GOP…they don’t want any part of Cruz.

This week: Rand Paul:
Too many whiteys
Obama Care here to stay
Life doesn’t begin at conception


7 posted on 04/27/2014 6:08:24 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Rand Paul may be the man to beat, but he has dropped way down on my list.
First, I would never vote for someone who runs for two offices at once as he is planning on doing.
Two, He bailed on Clive Bundy without knowing the facts.
Three, Immigration.

How many more strikes should I give him?

8 posted on 04/27/2014 6:11:50 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Here at the Maine GOP state convention Rand Paul fully endorsed Sen Susan Collins.

And the unified party sang ‘kumbia’ in harmony.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 6:12:34 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The media cannot wait to anoint either Rand Paul

Open up a window and get some air.

10 posted on 04/27/2014 6:13:04 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Jim Noble
Far out, Catherwood.

--- Just roll a couple of bombers and leave them on the side table.

11 posted on 04/27/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The media cannot wait to anoint either Rand Paul or Jeb Bush for the GOP…they don’t want any part of Cruz.

Exactly. Polls this far out are meaningless ... other than seeing which gOp candidate(s) the DNC-run media intends to "use".

12 posted on 04/27/2014 6:20:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I'm not surprised the potheads in Colorado see Rand Paul as their guy.
13 posted on 04/27/2014 6:22:55 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: maine yankee

Collins has no primary opposition. She needs to be reelected so that republicans can retake the senate. Now that Reid has used the nuclear option there’s nothing stopping Obama from appointing a flaming lib to the supreme court. I think he’ll appoint Hillary when it becomes clear that she has no chance to win the presidency.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 6:23:32 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: PaulCruz2016; Servant of the Cross

Look, Rand is not going anywwhere, and the media knows it. They know Jeb is another estab loser - and even if somehow he won, he wouldn’t be damaging to their agenda.

They want no part of Cruz, or for that matter, probably either Pence or Walker either. They are lusting after a Rand/Jeb Bush fight. They want people to decide in their minds that’s what its going to be, period.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 6:24:26 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Colorado? Does anyone care?

Just one year before the 2008 election it was going to be Giuliani vs. Clinton in nationwide polls.

Two years out is just too much time on their hands.


16 posted on 04/27/2014 6:29:59 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Rand is not going anywwhere, and the media knows it”

No, that’s just wishful thinking on your part. Check the polls from 4 years ago and from 8 years ago. They were actually very accurate in predicting the outcome of the election.

Cruz will be a good VP. He is actually in hiding now because his media appearances were driving up his unfavorability ratings. His numbers don’t look very good right now.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The media wants a RINO battle between Jeb and Rand because they know they’re both going to lose to Hillary. They know that the conservative wing of the GOP is ready to bail at any time and don’t you think the MSM will do everything to exacerbate the tension between conservatives and the RINOS? It is amazing that it is going to be our generation that destroys America.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 6:37:17 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hillary is the man to beat in Colorado? I knew it.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 6:45:21 AM PDT by Williams
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Fortunately or unfortunately, the rest of the country hardly resembles Colorado.
Whole lot of states and the entire media will be up Hillary’s rather enormous posterior.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 6:52:53 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Anyone seeing any party biggies really cheering her on?? She failed within her own party...and she lost to an unknown, neat and articulate black man.

She doesn't get it!!

21 posted on 04/27/2014 6:57:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sirius Lee

you must be definining “Republican” differently than how the GOP does.


22 posted on 04/27/2014 6:59:48 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tupelo

He voted for Kerry and Hagel. 4 and 5.


23 posted on 04/27/2014 7:01:38 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Don’t worry Hillary.Your pal McCain is ramping up his support for you in Sedona. I’m sure it will transcend state lines in plenty of time for your success./sarc


24 posted on 04/27/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

“..........’the man to beat in Colorado’”....

Well that settles it. Colorado has gone overboard to the demodummies and I don’t see Paul pulling that out. I hope I am wrong.


25 posted on 04/27/2014 7:11:54 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Cruz will be a good VP.

I would very much like to see that.

I'd gleefully accept Rand Paul with Cruz on the ticket. Or Sarah in there somewhere.

I'm set to Cruz control but anyone but a RINO or a Rat...

26 posted on 04/27/2014 7:21:12 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Cruz will be a good VP.

I would very much like to see that.

I'd gleefully accept Rand Paul with Cruz on the ticket. Or Sarah in there somewhere.

I'm set to Cruz control but anyone but a RINO or a Rat...

27 posted on 04/27/2014 7:21:12 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Poll occurred over Apr 20 in Colorado. Enough said.
28 posted on 04/27/2014 7:21:13 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If this trend continues, the Dems will do a “Chris Christie” on him. (Put aside for a moment the discussion about whether or not you’d want to see Christie as the nominee.) I think it’s interesting that the demonization of Christie over “Bridgegate”, Hurrican Sandy, etc., began immediately after a number of polls showed Christie beating Hillary. Look for the same thing to happen to Paul or anyone else who starts to build momentum against Hillary.


29 posted on 04/27/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Progov
Colorado has gone overboard to the demodummies...

No, Colorado got flooded with northeast and left coast democrats fleeing the states they destroyed. A native Coloradan like me is an endangered species. As demorat run states continue to fail the locusts will come into and devastate every state in the union.

30 posted on 04/27/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
his media appearances were driving up his unfavorability ratings

Thinking about the way the PTBs like to pick election candidates, I had wondered about the seemingly sudden (to me) over exposure of Ted Cruz, since Cruz offers several unique benefits for them

Was this a natural rise or a bubble? Was it his handlers and him "making a name for himself" or was it the progressives tactically using their one stream media to shoot down a threat with early over exposure?

There are many ropes they can give you to hang yourself with and, depending on one's ego, too many cameras and microphones can work really well.

31 posted on 04/27/2014 7:43:33 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Cruz is not a media approved candidate and thus Quinnipquinipiaciac doesn’t offer up Cruz in their poll.


32 posted on 04/27/2014 7:50:34 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That’s Great!

I won’t be voting for him.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 8:03:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

As a Coloradoan I agree. We have been overrun with the leftist scum voting for disgusting people like Udall, Bennett and DeGette. Let’s not forget Hickenloopy and the entire DemocRAT cancer in Colorado.


34 posted on 04/27/2014 8:13:21 AM PDT by conservagal (Conservatives will regain Colorado!!)
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To: jpsb

Regarding Paul, it is that 3 percent that people get stuck on.


35 posted on 04/27/2014 8:15:02 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He’ll never get my votes.

I don’t support Libertarians, pretending to be conservatives who:

1. Wants to grant Amnesty.
2. Waffles on Abortion.
3. Is unwilling to take on the Gay Marriage fight or anything regarding Social issues.
4. Is unable to see how wrong Putting is.
5. Pretends to be a Tea-Party member while supporting one of the Head GOP-E and refusing to support the opposing TEA-PARTY candidate.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 8:19:11 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

nice try……four and 8 years ago at THIS stage nothing was relevant - and it never is almost 3 years out.

And even if for some reason the polls now are meaningful, it doesn’t change my main point: …that the liberal media is flat out lusting for Rand or Jeb - and afraid of Cruz. Period. End of discussion. Thanks for playing, drive safely...


37 posted on 04/27/2014 9:48:03 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: SoConPubbie

Don’t forget that just this week, he said Obama Care could not be turn back.


38 posted on 04/27/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: conservagal

…and the paulbots would have us believe this is meaningful for 2016 as a barometer…..


39 posted on 04/27/2014 9:49:22 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: McGruff
I'm not surprised the potheads in Colorado see Rand Paul as their guy.

What pot heads will any other Republican win over?

40 posted on 04/27/2014 10:15:11 AM PDT by BRL
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