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Poll: GOP's 2012 contenders unknown, unloved
CBSNews.com ^ | 04/21/2011 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto

Posted on 04/21/2011 11:34:21 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

It's early yet, but the Grand Old Party clearly has its work cut out to sell the voting American public on a candidate to challenge President Obama in the 2012 national election.

A 56 percent majority of Republican voters told a CBS News/New York Times poll that none of the names officially or unofficially in the hat at this stage made them feel enthusiastic as potential nominees.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; barbour; daniels; gingrich; giuliani; huckabee; huntsman; palin; pawlenty; polls; primary; republican; romney; santorum; trump
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To: NJ_Tom
"One exposure to Sarah will convert the majority of them!"

You do realize that Palin leads all comers in the undecided/unknown category, right? That is to say, of all the people possibly running for the GOP nomination, Palin is EASILY the most recognized person, even a full 10-points ahead of Trump - a guy with his name on buildings literally all over the country, and on broadcast TV every Sunday night.

I would love to know how the person who is the best known with the most cemented opinion is going to "convert the majority of them".

At least 82% of the American public knows Sarah Palin and has already formed their opinion. Have you ever heard the term, "you don't get a second opportunity to introduce yourself to someone"?

51 posted on 04/21/2011 1:07:13 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Isn’t it just exhausting defending CBS/NYT polling, RCP, who average liberal over Republican polling 5/1?


52 posted on 04/21/2011 1:10:10 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RockinRight
"The others fall somewhere in the middle."

I think that's true. If I'm Bachmann, Pawlenty, Barbour, Daniels or even Santorum, while I'm not happy with where I am, at least I'm comforted with the fact no one knows who I am also. At least there's MUCH room for improvement.

If I have high disapprovals and 80+% of the country knows who I am already, I know I'm toast.

53 posted on 04/21/2011 1:11:14 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: RitaOK
No, what's exhausting is seeing the same reflexive hostility to any poll that doesn't provide the desired results. Whenever one of these polls comes out that doesn't tow the desired line, the feedback is predictable.

Does the CBS poll lean to the left? Sure it does. Is it an outlier? Nope, not even close.

54 posted on 04/21/2011 1:15:05 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

“I, like many Americans would vote for the devil himself before I would not vote or vote for the fraud obama. Stay home...and not vote in this next election borders on treason IMHO...”

We were talking about primaries, no?
Thanks for the HO though.


55 posted on 04/21/2011 1:42:16 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: RockinRight
Huckabee might be worth reconsidering after seeing these numbers.

Or we could just keep the one we have.

56 posted on 04/21/2011 1:55:29 PM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Agreed.

I will vote for Gadaffi / Mubarak over Obama in 2012 if given the chance and choice.


57 posted on 04/21/2011 2:13:07 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: OldDeckHand

No, what’s exhausting is seeing the same reflexive hostility to any poll that doesn’t provide the desired results. “ =============

I get it. You’re preaching to a choir member, but these polls have dang well earned every bit of the “reflexive hostility” and “the predictable feedback” by conservatives and most FReepers. The hostility and the commentary feedback
in this case is simply not a flaw. That’s my only point here.


58 posted on 04/21/2011 2:23:44 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: GlockThe Vote

” I will vote for Gadaffi / Mubarak over Obama in 2012 if given the chance... “ ===========

Someone cleverly posted “No MuBarack 2012” elsewhere. Something like that. Very bang on.


59 posted on 04/21/2011 2:27:45 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Huck

“Shows you how the freeper community doesn’t represent the GOP voters at large.”

This is true, FR is a Conservative site, not a Republican site. Conversely, the GOP doesn’t represent a majority of Americans, just look at how well the establishment GOP candidates tend to do in national elections...


60 posted on 04/21/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RockinRight

Huck is never going to be worth reconsidering. He is pro immigration and he’s a tax raiser. Letting that guy out of prison so he could kill again was not real good judgement either. I would take Trump all day long over Huck or Mitt.

Besides its early. Wait until we actually have a GOP nominee that is going head to head with Soetoro and gas is $6 a gallon, nobody has a job and inflation is running 10%-15%. At that point its Barry’s fault. I don’t think he will be able to get elected dog catcher. All we have to do is run someone totally the opposite of Barry. It cannot be Obama lite which is what McStain was.


61 posted on 04/21/2011 2:51:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: OldDeckHand

CBS, NYT???

Are we worried?

These guys are our enemies, do we let them select our candidates?


62 posted on 04/21/2011 3:32:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: RockinRight

>> “Huckabee might be worth reconsidering after seeing these numbers.” <<

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We could just keep Obama and save our selves the trouble.


63 posted on 04/21/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Boogieman
Conversely, the GOP doesn’t represent a majority of Americans

That's true. The urban areas and the coasts are predominantly Democratic. And even in red state areas like the south and the plains, a lot of socons go for the likes of Huckabee. A lot of people don't pay close attention.

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to pay attention at all. I already know how I'm going to vote. I guess I kid myself that it makes a difference if I pay attention. In truth, I may just be wasting precious time.

64 posted on 04/21/2011 3:44:18 PM PDT by Huck (We must have universal healthcare. -- Donald Trump.)
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To: OldDeckHand

CBS and NY Times together, now there`s a honest bunch...ROLL EYES.


65 posted on 04/21/2011 3:46:03 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012, please lord)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yeah cuz exit polls have been so reliable these past 10 or so years. Every time exit polls differ from REAL polls (i.e. the actual votes) dems scream the election was stolen. And the exit polls are always way off.

Cindie


66 posted on 04/21/2011 4:19:34 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: reefdiver
Got to keep an open mind, CBS can't be relied upon to deliver the facts. They got history, unfavorable to conservatives. Can't let the media select our candidate, again.

Wise post.

67 posted on 04/21/2011 6:49:13 PM PDT by FreeReign
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