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Gallup: Huckabee, Paul, Perry, Ryan Lead GOP Pack for 2016
News Max ^ | July 18 2014 | Melanie Batley

Posted on 07/18/2014 10:07:29 AM PDT by PoloSec

A new poll identifies four potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 who stand out in the crowded field of viable contenders.

In a Gallup poll conducted July 7-10 of 1,013 adults, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry were the best known and best liked of 11 candidates tested.

More than 60 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they are familiar with each of these politicians, and they all have net favorable ratings of 40 percent or better.

Huckabee has slightly higher familiarity and net favorability rating than the other 10 potential Republican candidates tested, the survey said.

Among those both least known (under 55 percent) and least liked (under 30 percent) are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have slightly higher favorability ratings but hover below 60 percent in familiarity.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both have familiarity ratings of over 65 percent but their net favorability ratings are below 30 percent, with Christie having the lowest favorability rating of all the possible candidates tested.

"Less than 70 percent of Republicans and Republican leaners nationwide are familiar with any of the 11 potential GOP candidates tested, even though several actively campaigned for the Republican nomination in 2012, one was the 2012 vice presidential nominee, and others have been visible in the news in recent months," Gallup said in a statement.

The organization also noted that none of the GOP candidates has the same level of name recognition as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vice President Joe Biden.

"This suggests that many Republicans have not yet turned their attention to the next presidential

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary

1 posted on 07/18/2014 10:07:29 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Huckabee??? Why the Hell do they keep adding that nanny-state snake oil salesman to these polls. The others I can understand but not Huckabee.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: PoloSec

And Michelle Bachman won the Iowa straw poll for 2012


3 posted on 07/18/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: PoloSec

Gallup: Huckabee, Paul, Perry, Ryan Lead GOP(e) Pack for 2016 ......................there, fixed it.................


4 posted on 07/18/2014 10:10:37 AM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Name recognition and he’s got a TV show..................


5 posted on 07/18/2014 10:11:21 AM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Huckabee is acting like a candidate.

If he’s likely to be on the ballet, might as well include him in the hypothetical polls. They’re about as worthless as a $1 bill anyway.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 10:13:19 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: PoloSec

Adults.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 10:14:44 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoloSec

What a bunch of losers!!


8 posted on 07/18/2014 10:16:06 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: PoloSec

Very odd strategy for saying who is on top:

“More than 60 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they are familiar with each of these politicians, and they all have net favorable ratings of 40 percent or better.”

(skip)

“Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have slightly higher favorability ratings but hover below 60 percent in familiarity.”

Sounds to me like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are in the lead, actually. Meanwhile on the bottom:

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both have familiarity ratings of over 65 percent but their net favorability ratings are below 30 percent, with Christie having the lowest favorability rating of all the possible candidates tested.”


9 posted on 07/18/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: PoloSec

Tired, desperate retreads. Looks like the GOP wants another 4 more years of being the party out of power.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 10:16:52 AM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: PoloSec

The GOPc will unite around the current governor that runs the best campaign.

Christie, Perry or Walker will be the candidate.

Senators Paul and Cruz will present their message, but a seasoned governor will previl


11 posted on 07/18/2014 10:19:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

None of them excite me.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 10:19:59 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: PoloSec

It looks like our side will be coming in second again in 2016. Winning second place is like kissing your sister.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 10:19:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: newzjunkey

Perry has show some leadership but the rest are just useless.

Huckster is just in it as a power play money grab.

paul is just an extension of the kookpaul and the nutty paulistas.

Ryan? NO THANKS to much dc insider. big disappointment.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 10:20:00 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PoloSec

i like cruz and I guess walker if i figure out what some of his other positions are


15 posted on 07/18/2014 10:20:51 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: PoloSec

Huckabee...no.

Paul...no

Ryan...no

Perry...maybe

Cruz...YES!


16 posted on 07/18/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: PoloSec

Draft Jeff Sessions.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: PoloSec

Paul is the only candidate that would sign laws to permanently ‘neuter’ the power of the President - just sayin ...


18 posted on 07/18/2014 10:26:52 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: PoloSec

Lead the GOP pack for what? Sacrificial lamb?


19 posted on 07/18/2014 10:27:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: PoloSec

Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee? Elisabeth Warren, high cheek bones and all, will be our next president.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 10:28:27 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: PoloSec
Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry

I wouldn't want any of these, but what about the little Republican primary voters? They can select real losers.

21 posted on 07/18/2014 10:29:06 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Signalman
perry and a vp that can carry a borderline state.

Fond Memory....Gore didn't carry his own state and THAT cost him the election.

22 posted on 07/18/2014 10:29:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tennmountainman
None of them excite me.

Three of them disgust me and the other one...the other one...hell, I can't remember what the other one does!

23 posted on 07/18/2014 10:29:58 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: PoloSec

Of that group, the only one worth anything is Perry.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 10:39:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PoloSec

Unacceptable.


25 posted on 07/18/2014 10:40:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: PoloSec

Perry is easily the best of that lot, which is not saying much. Walker, are you going to get into this thing, or not?


26 posted on 07/18/2014 10:44:47 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I agree. The others I can understand, but Hucksterbee I cannot. Don’t get me wrong, I actually think Hucksterbee has a pleasant personality and is made for tv.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: PoloSec

Perry is the only one in that group that floats my boat.


28 posted on 07/18/2014 10:52:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PoloSec

And in other polls, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie are ahead.

Add in all the wannabe retreads from 2008 and 2012, and it just shows up what shape the GOP is in — little substance. What do they have to run on — that is believable?

These ‘ahead’ polls go from the most liberal GOP members to the more moderately conservative.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 10:56:05 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Pollsters like divisiveness among conservative ranks. All potential candidates may bring a share of it.

Huckabee and Santorum bring it best.


30 posted on 07/18/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PoloSec

I say again. Palin, Cruz, or LOSE.


31 posted on 07/18/2014 11:05:00 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Pelham

Jeff is awesome, seasoned, intelligent and dignified.

What I like best about Jeff is he argues the merits of any case he brings, and gives due respect for his hearers, appealing to their reason and NOT THEIR PITCH FORK, not to inflame their passions and outrage, not for himself, but for the case at hand, itself.

He reminds me of a teacher or professor who truly is interested in educating his students by systematically citing the history, examples and evidence that prove his case.


32 posted on 07/18/2014 11:14:03 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

He really is what we ought to have in a President.

Which is surely why the GOPe would never support Jeff Sessions.


33 posted on 07/18/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: longtermmemmory

Perry has shown some bluster. He is charming and knows how to talk to the base. Then he wonders off the open range to go break bread with the more liberal big boots and big money in the big cities.

Any real action in Texas has to be forced down his throat.

This is necessary for the UN-doing one of his hair brained schemes he routinely latches on to that benefits the Chamber of Commerce types.


34 posted on 07/18/2014 11:24:53 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

it can be forced.

the rest are just useless. red shirts of the enterprise. no better than president ensign red shirt.


35 posted on 07/18/2014 11:35:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Signalman

Huckabee...no.

Paul...no

Ryan...no

Perry...maybe

Cruz...YES

I agree.


36 posted on 07/18/2014 11:36:58 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: PoloSec

No, HELL No, Maybe, and No.

Ted Cruz for President!


37 posted on 07/18/2014 11:40:04 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: VRWC For Truth

I am with you.
Palin-Cruz Cruz-Palin or lose
I will not vote for another RINO ever again.


38 posted on 07/18/2014 11:41:15 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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To: PoloSec

The bottom line is this:

It’s Ted or w’ere Dead!


39 posted on 07/18/2014 11:48:56 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: longtermmemmory

You’re right about the rest, but Cruz comes way head and shoulders above them all.

If Cruz got through the primary into the general, could he get through to the middle mush and the disenchanted Left enough to take down Hillary?


40 posted on 07/18/2014 11:53:10 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PoloSec

Ted Cruz. Enough said.


41 posted on 07/18/2014 12:39:51 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: PoloSec

“of 1,013 adults” No poll that asks a political question should bother polling anyone other than registered or likely voters.


42 posted on 07/18/2014 1:57:08 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: PoloSec
In a Gallup poll conducted July 7-10 of 1,013 adults, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry were the best known and best liked of 11 candidates tested.

Have all these announced their intentions to run in 2016? If not all, then why are obvious names left off the poll, hmmm?
43 posted on 07/18/2014 2:22:01 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: bert
Christie, Perry or Walker will be the candidate.

Senators Paul and Cruz will present their message, but a seasoned governor will prevail.

Any candidate for president regardless of party ought to have executive experience, preferably as a governor, and we could do far worse than Perry or Walker. I would have no trouble casting my vote for either man.

44 posted on 07/18/2014 2:30:08 PM PDT by Drew68
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