Skip to comments.Poll: GOP voters still not happy with choices
Posted on 06/29/2011 3:09:22 PM PDT by Rational Thought
Overwhelming dissatisfaction with the direction in which our country seems to be heading, and mediocre approval ratings for President Obama, should provide plenty of opportunity for Republican presidential candidates to find traction.
But a new CBS News/New York Times poll suggests the current field have a long way to go to impress the nation's conservative-minded voters.
While Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about the presidential elections in 2012, Republican voters remain entirely un-enthused by their current options -- they're still waiting for one of the field to step up and shine, or for a new face to spring from the shadows.
Only 23 percent of Republican voters said they were satisfied with the candidates running for their party's nomination, while a solid majority of 71 percent said they'd like to see a new face in the mix.
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So CBS, I guess we’ll have to vote for 0bama then, right?
Same here. I think that will change for me when Palin and/or Perry jump in.
Yes DeMint has plans to knock Mitchie The Kid off and the sooner the better as far as I’m concerned.
I really appreciate your honesty and agree.
You bring up a great point. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a candidate you were passionate for instead of a compromise candidate that you would vote for mainly because the alternative was worse?
Regardless of the Media’s ground rules, it’s still early. We will see what happens in the next 60 days. Things could change.
Yes, I’m well aware of Reagan’s first two attempts at running for President, and what the outcome was. I didn’t realize I would need to specify that I was speaking about his 1980 campaign. It’s also important to differentiate the differences between 1968, 1974, and 1980 with respect to the party machine in place for the GOP candidates who won those primaries. Reagan didn’t have the organization in those first two tries that he had in 1980.
True, but then, it was his exposure in the first two that allowed him to have the organization in 1980.
Former Governor Ronald Reagan of California
Former CIA director George H. W. Bush of Texas
Representative John B. Anderson of Illinois
Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee
Representative Phil Crane of Illinois
Former Governor John Connally of Texas
Senator Bob Dole of Kansas
Former Special Ambassador to Paraguay Ben Fernandez of California
Former Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota
Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut
Where’s Bob Dole when you need him? /s/
Sampled adults and yet it claims that GOP voters are unsatisfied.
Well, I am unsatisfied, because I am waiting for Governor Palin.
Part of my problem with the field is that I’ve heard no realistic appraisal of our budgetary problems, or a plan on what to do about the economy other than “cut taxes and regulations.”
For those of us who sometimes speak in mathematical terms, cutting taxes & regs is “necessary, but not sufficient” to solve our problems.
Herman Cain is the only option with the current field. Bachmann has a bad case of Foot in Mouthitis. She is going to be shredded by the MSM to point she will no longer be viable. The sad thing is she is doing it to herself. The rest of field are nothing but super RINOs, and Perry is he gets in falls into the RINO category. Unless Palin or Bolton get in, Herman Cain Gets my vote in the primary. I put up the Herman Cain signs in the front yard yesterday
Oh I’m sure you’re in Palin’s corner, just waiting for her to announce. /sarcasm
I’ve got a little project for you - find out why Palin is strategically waiting until July 27 before she does or doesn’t announce. If you already know the answer then your demand that Sarah should stop being so coy is BS.
Fox News poll today already shows Perry in second place. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/29/romney-remains-top-gop-preference-as-perry-draws-close-behind/
I'm not into numerology nor symbolic anythings.
I've said what I've said because that is what I think and believe.
Do you NOT want Sarah in the race?
I can’t see what’s not to like in this year’s field.
Bachmann is perfectly acceptable and a firecracker (though needs a little work on her presentation, as she pans flat sometimes).
Cain is also great, though gaining funding to win a primary is questionable.
Perry seems weak on immigration (both legal and illegal), but would otherwise be great (I take it that it’s a foregone he’s entering).
Pawlenty is not terribly inspiring but also acceptable.
They way I look at it, Romeny was probably the most conservative candidate in the race (with a chance) in 2008. (No, Hunter nor Tancredo ever either stood a chance) until Thompson got it. Now he stands as decidedly to the left of most of the candidtates in the race.
I’m much more pleased this year than in 2008.
Dang straight!! PALIN 2012
Sorry, CBS. Obamski still loses.
I have not yet settled on a first choice. This year’s field is, I agree, much stronger than in 2008. There are a few who shouldn’t be running under an “R”. There are a few who I’d like to see enter the race. But, of the ones that have entered the race, this election’s class is definately stronger than 2008. I’m waiting to see which one is able to seriously separate from the also-rans, and waiting to see if others might enter the race.