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CNN Poll: Republicans want winner over ideology in 2012 (Huck 21%, Palin 19%)
CNN ^ | 02/08/2011 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 02/08/2011 10:34:48 AM PST by Rational Thought

"Republicans are divided on their choice for the GOP nominee in 2012, but they are united in their desire to see Obama ousted from the White House," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

The survey indicates that the race for the Republican nomination is still wide open, with Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney all clustered at the top of the pack. Twenty-one percent of Republicans and independents who lean Republican say if Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, decides to run for the White House, they would be likely to support him for their party's presidential nomination, followed by Palin, the former Alaska governor & 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, at 19 percent, and Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican presidential contender, at 18 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huckabee; presidentialpoll; sarahpalin
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Early polls are meaningless, yet this poll seems to contradict all the PPP polls being posted here by Mr. Ant.

PDF of the poll here;

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/02/07/rel2e.pdf

1 posted on 02/08/2011 10:35:00 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought
These Republicans are not true blue conservatives like the Tea Partiers.

Huck is NOT a winner.

Palin IS a winner.

2 posted on 02/08/2011 10:37:27 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Rational Thought

We do want to win, but what is the point if the party nominee does not represent our views?

I vote my heart in the primaries, and if I lose there (I usually do, haven’t won since Reagan’s 2nd campaign), then I hold my nose and swing on the elephant’s tail.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 10:37:41 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Rational Thought

CNN Poll? Worthless.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 10:38:18 AM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: Rational Thought
I keep saying watch out for Huckabee. This guy has TALENT. He drew strong numbers as a virtual unknown. He created a lot of buzz and free publicity in creative and cagey ways. He's a slick talker who doesn't seem slick. He seemed to appeal to a lot of socons last time. He's a contender.

I believe the timing is all wrong for Palin. In fact, I'm not even sure she'll run. In that scenario, I believe Huckabee beats Romney and becomes the nominee, and could win.

PS--My name comes from Twain, not Huckabee. I'm not endorsing him, just sayin'.

5 posted on 02/08/2011 10:39:04 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: Rational Thought

Repeat after me... “In the primaries, I will not vote based on the MSM’s projection of ‘electability’. I will vote for the candidate who most reflects my views.”


6 posted on 02/08/2011 10:39:04 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Rational Thought

If Huck or Mitt get the nod, the Pubbies lose.


7 posted on 02/08/2011 10:39:07 AM PST by RexBeach (I used to be indecisive. But now I'm not so sure.)
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To: Jim 0216

Their competing convention speeches show the differences between them. Huck is media smooth, like Clinton; Palin is hot. The best speech besides hers was Rudy’s. I can see him as her VP, and he would take it. My guess is that he can see himself as her Cheney.


8 posted on 02/08/2011 10:40:53 AM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Jim 0216

I also think things like CNN polls are created in such as way as to try to discourage true conservatives. CNN is part of the problem not part of the solution, so maybe we should consider the source and continue on.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 10:40:53 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: pgyanke

The pubbies have to keep Obama off balance. He still is, but they are not pushing hard enough.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 10:42:33 AM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: RexBeach

I completely agree. I like Herman Cain right now. I was a ‘Fredhead’ last time around, Huck and Mitt were never top of my list.


11 posted on 02/08/2011 10:43:41 AM PST by sweet_diane (Adoption, the beautiful choice!)
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To: Rational Thought

Bottom line: the MSM/Cultural Marxist/Progressive machine WANT people like Huck to win but they’re scared to death of Palin. She shines the light on them the way Reagan did and the cockroaches flee for their lives.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 10:44:59 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: pgyanke
Yes! We need tee-shirts.
13 posted on 02/08/2011 10:45:44 AM PST by sweet_diane (Adoption, the beautiful choice!)
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To: Rational Thought

Lib polls - “winner” is a code word for Romney or Jeb Bush.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 10:47:14 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Huck
Huckabee has a TALENT for pardoning murderers and saying it is “Unchristian” to deny illegal aliens benefits.

He doesn't seem slick, he seems smarmy and sleazy, like a corpulent less charismatic Elmer Gantry.

15 posted on 02/08/2011 10:47:16 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: pgyanke
Absolutely! One can hope that Republican voters learned their lesson from an “electable” candidate such as John McCain.

I just don't see Huckabee winning the nomination. His past opinions and stances could easily be exploited.

16 posted on 02/08/2011 10:47:31 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

I really dont care at this point.

For me - its ANYBODY BUT BARRY 2012 - INCLUDING MADOFF, SCOTT PETERSON, VANDERSLOOT, OJ, ETC.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 10:50:01 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Rational Thought

CNN is worried about this election...good.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 10:50:54 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: RexBeach

Huck is a worse RINO than Mitt, IMHO. Mitt, at least, had the sorry excuse of representing a far left constituency. They both should become Democrats and challenge ObaMao.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 10:51:19 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pgyanke

“In the primaries, I will not vote based on the MSM’s projection of ‘electability’.”

No, I will vote based on my own judgment about electability. Count me in the 68%.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 10:51:28 AM PST by nbenyo
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