Skip to comments.CNN Poll: Republicans want winner over ideology in 2012 (Huck 21%, Palin 19%)
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.
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Huck is NOT a winner.
Palin IS a winner.
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.
CNN Poll? Worthless.
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'.
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.”
If Huck or Mitt get the nod, the Pubbies lose.
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.
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.
The pubbies have to keep Obama off balance. He still is, but they are not pushing hard enough.
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.
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.
Lib polls - “winner” is a code word for Romney or Jeb Bush.
He doesn't seem slick, he seems smarmy and sleazy, like a corpulent less charismatic Elmer Gantry.
I just don't see Huckabee winning the nomination. His past opinions and stances could easily be exploited.
I really dont care at this point.
For me - its ANYBODY BUT BARRY 2012 - INCLUDING MADOFF, SCOTT PETERSON, VANDERSLOOT, OJ, ETC.
CNN is worried about this election...good.
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.
“In the primaries, I will not vote based on the MSMs projection of electability.”
No, I will vote based on my own judgment about electability. Count me in the 68%.