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US conservatives prefer Paul to Palin: poll
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/10 | AFP

Posted on 02/21/2010 7:20:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A straw poll of US conservative activists saw Texas congressman Ron Paul emerge as the preferred Republican presidential candidate to run against President Barack Obama in 2012.

Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in 2008, came in third with 7.0 percent, some way behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (22 percent), who had won the CPAC poll for the last three years.

There were boos among the crowd as the name of Paul -- a 74-year-old Texan who ran a short-lived presidential campaign in 2008 and is considered unlikely to be a serious contender for the Republican party?s nomination -- was announced.

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1 posted on 02/21/2010 7:20:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

That tells me all I need to know about CPAC and its attendees.


2 posted on 02/21/2010 7:22:07 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a pile of BS! One straw poll, and suddenly its this Texan idiot.


3 posted on 02/21/2010 7:22:40 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t know why some FReepers call Ron Paul crazy, when Obama is crazier.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 7:22:52 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: NormsRevenge

If the numbers were remotely accurate, they would be saying Paul to Romney. If 7% were accurate, it wouldn’t make sense to put a weak fourth place finisher in the headlines.

I suspect that 0% of GOProud voted for her.


5 posted on 02/21/2010 7:23:42 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: TigersEye

>> That tells me all I need to know about CPAC and its attendees.

+1


6 posted on 02/21/2010 7:23:56 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: pray4liberty

No, Obozo is dangerous. R-U-N Paul is just crazy.


7 posted on 02/21/2010 7:24:33 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

The MSM is so bitter against Palin the can’t see how politically screwed she is. Ron Paul will be 77 years old in 2012 and most likely will not run. Sarah Palin is supporting Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, for congress when nobody else will come within 100 miles of him. I wonder which candidate will be receiving Ron Paul’s support in 2012....


8 posted on 02/21/2010 7:26:19 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ron Paul’s an idiot. Conservatives, my patoot!


9 posted on 02/21/2010 7:26:48 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I won’t vote for him.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 7:27:09 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: pray4liberty

The lesser of two crazies is still crazy.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 7:27:47 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: SoldierDad

wRong Paul would actually be more dangerous than Obama, but he’s so crazy he will never get elected.


12 posted on 02/21/2010 7:27:50 PM PST by Sarabaracuda (Go Sarah!! Damn the naysaying nabobs of negativity!! Full steam ahead!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: SoldierDad

Can’t compare a strict constitutionalist to a socialist muzzie. I like Ron Paul. He’s good for the senate. President? No, not so much.


13 posted on 02/21/2010 7:28:17 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: NormsRevenge

So about 600 people were polled, that alone tells the story. The news massaging the numbers to make it look as if Paul is the front runner.


14 posted on 02/21/2010 7:28:28 PM PST by repubpub
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To: SoldierDad

This is what happens when somebody stuffs the ballot box.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 7:29:14 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: goseminoles

Meant congressman.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 7:29:35 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: TigersEye

It’s chiefly college-age kids and tinfoil hat types.


17 posted on 02/21/2010 7:29:58 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: NormsRevenge
Only one way to explain this: Democrats are behind this.

Ron Paul

18 posted on 02/21/2010 7:30:34 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: pray4liberty

The shallow parts of the deep-end are still too deep for me.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 7:31:25 PM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: BlessedBeGod

I think CPAC has been taken over by Rinos. Two sponsors this year were the Birch Society and GOProud, a gay group.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 7:31:26 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: goseminoles

I don’t much like R-U-N Paul - Libertarians are nuts.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 7:32:32 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: NormsRevenge
US conservatives prefer Paul to Palin: poll

The headline is journalism at its worst. It's false and extremely misleading. A poll of "US conservatives" was not taken in this case. A straw poll of those attending a CPAC convention was. Two entirely different things.
22 posted on 02/21/2010 7:32:52 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh please. Please tell the Paulbots to stop with this nonsense or maybe a combination of the bots and the left.


23 posted on 02/21/2010 7:35:39 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pray4liberty

Crazy is as crazy does. Just because Obama is worse for the country, does not make Paul any less bad for it.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 7:36:48 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: SoldierDad
No, Obozo is dangerous. R-U-N Paul is just crazy.

In what way? Please explain. I thought he was on our side (pro-gun, pro-life, limited government) or am I confusing him with somebody else?

25 posted on 02/21/2010 7:37:42 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: NormsRevenge

Palin’s core supporters tend to be over 40, and in rural areas, ie not the type of folks you would see at CPAC.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 7:38:32 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: SoldierDad

I don’t mind him in congress. He votes “no” on everything. He’s no nuttier than the rest of Washington. He just sticks out a little every 4 years.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 7:39:15 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Ingtar; fieldmarshaldj

I still can’t tell if Ron Paul reminds me more of Mickey Dolenz or Larry Storch.


28 posted on 02/21/2010 7:39:17 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: pray4liberty

I do not refer to him as R-U-N Paul just because - pay attention to his foreign policy positions.


29 posted on 02/21/2010 7:40:23 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The CPAC has been taken over by RINOS and 20 year old “neocons”. Whatever the hell that is.


30 posted on 02/21/2010 7:41:29 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: pray4liberty
I don’t know why some FReepers call Ron Paul crazy, when Obama is crazier.

Romneys crazier than the both of them if he thinks he's getting the nomination.

31 posted on 02/21/2010 7:42:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000
Romneys crazier than the both of them if he thinks he's getting the nomination.

That Ken doll? I can just see it now... Romney/Palin, the libs would paint them as Ken and Barbie.

32 posted on 02/21/2010 7:44:49 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: goseminoles

Yeah I’m not sure what “neocons” are either.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 7:45:10 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: NormsRevenge

Misleading headline of hte year nomination.

- Jp


34 posted on 02/21/2010 7:45:27 PM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki, regarding Sarah Palin)
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To: TigersEye

This poll is total garbage and not indicative of the attendies of the conference. These goofballs gave the MSM the headline they needed to diminsh Sarah for not accepting their invitation.

Did the article even mention that only about 23% of the attendees were able to vote in the straw poll?


35 posted on 02/21/2010 7:46:00 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’ve debated a few on here. I think you have to be high school age, socially uber liberal, and fiscally conservative.


36 posted on 02/21/2010 7:47:03 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: NormsRevenge

2 things:

Only 25% of the crowd voted.

Most of the 25% were 18-34 in age.

That should tell you everything you need to know!

Attracting young people is fine .. but a lot of them are just dumb when it comes to politics.


37 posted on 02/21/2010 7:48:19 PM PST by CyberAnt (Our RIGHTS are given to us by GOD; not Congress or the President)
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To: Mengerian; mazda77
It’s chiefly college-age kids and tinfoil hat types.

According to mazda77 that's 23% of CPAC attendees.

38 posted on 02/21/2010 7:49:19 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

A straw poll of US conservative activists saw Texas congressman Ron Paul emerge as the preferred Republican presidential candidate to run against President Barack Obama in 2012.

Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian.


The straw poll isn’t representative of the Republican voter by any stretch. Of the 10,000 registered attendees the voting was done by 2395 of them. Of the 2395 48% were students and 56% were under 25 years of age. I don’t think that is representative of the Republican voter at large thus to extrapolate this poll to the Republican populace is in error, imo.

http://66.147.244.188/~conserz8/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-10-CPAC-Straw-Poll-Final-Compatibility-Mode.pdf

Paul...... 31%
Romney ... 22%
Palin......7%
Pawlenty...6%
Pence .....5%
Gingrich...4%
Huckabee...4%
Daniels ...2%
Santorum...2%
Thune......2%
Barbour....1%
Other......5%
Undecided..6%

Site says 2395 votes cast


39 posted on 02/21/2010 7:50:01 PM PST by deport
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To: TigersEye

It sure seems overrun with college kids, not that that’s a bad thing. I may be wrong about the tinfoilers, but when I went in past years, their was a high contingent of them (cringeworthy), talking about the chemtrails, mind-control radio antennas in Alaska and the Falkland Islands, etc.


40 posted on 02/21/2010 7:53:06 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: GLDNGUN
The headline is journalism at its worst. It's false and extremely misleading. A poll of "US conservatives" was not taken in this case. A straw poll of those attending a CPAC convention was. Two entirely different things.

Well put.

Bump

41 posted on 02/21/2010 7:53:21 PM PST by A message
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To: goseminoles

Well then I guess they aren’t actually conservatives. Those view are opposites.


42 posted on 02/21/2010 7:53:27 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Mengerian

Apparently it’s only 31% of 2,300+ who voted out of 10,000 attendees. So it’s not as bad as it sounded. Still, Myth Romney was a headliner there. I assume he wasn’t invited by the teenagers and tinfoilers.???


43 posted on 02/21/2010 7:57:08 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sarah doesn’t scare just the democrats - she scares the establishment GOP - they all have dreams of becoming POTUS - she’s a threat...

She’s also who we need - and the new people the Tea Party is finding - to replace the ‘establishment retreads.”

I don’t want to see the same old candidates - there’s not ONE of them I’d want to vote for.


44 posted on 02/21/2010 7:59:03 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: TigersEye

I’m not certain. Romney makes me nauseous. He’s as phony and slick as they come.


45 posted on 02/21/2010 7:59:07 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Mengerian

Ditto.


46 posted on 02/21/2010 8:01:22 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Those are no conservatives.


47 posted on 02/21/2010 8:02:18 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NormsRevenge

MSM spins..........


48 posted on 02/21/2010 8:02:57 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is a highly misleading headline. "US Conservatives" don't prefer Paul. A minority of CPAC attendees does. Paul repeatedly scrapes the bottom of the barrel in nationwide conservative polls.
49 posted on 02/21/2010 8:06:07 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: pray4liberty

Well okay, you got us.

We don’t want half crazy or full on stark raving nutters.

I’ll leave it to you to figure out who is who.


50 posted on 02/21/2010 8:09:45 PM PST by AFreeBird
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