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Poll: GOP voters still not happy with choices
CBS NEWS ^ | June 29, 2011 | Tucker Reals

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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Waiting to hear if George Pataki is in, I'm sure.

It couldn't be Gov. Palin.

1 posted on 06/29/2011 3:09:33 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

I’m waiting for Jim DeMint! :)


2 posted on 06/29/2011 3:15:00 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: Rational Thought
Waiting to hear if George Pataki is in, I'm sure.

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3 posted on 06/29/2011 3:18:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Rational Thought

When I look at this Republican field I feel like a kid in a candy store.I can’t wait to vote for th next President of the United States who will be a Republican with majorities in both Houses of Congress. Are we there yet? Let’s just keep the spirit of the Eleventh Commndment and we’ll be alright.


4 posted on 06/29/2011 3:22:19 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Rational Thought

Short of Ronald Reagan returning from the dead, many GOP voters will never be happy with the choices. And, based upon today’s standards of many GOP voters, Ronald Reagan would lose the nomination in this race.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 3:23:10 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Senator DeMint is beginnng to stake his claim to the top leadership post in the Senate.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 3:23:59 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: EGPWS

I’d like Paul Ryan or Bachmann, plus John Bolton for VP.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 3:24:22 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Rational Thought

I’m ver happy with my choice.

I’ll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.


8 posted on 06/29/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Rational Thought

Hey CBS, I think I know who voters of all stripes are even less impressed by! Obama!


9 posted on 06/29/2011 3:28:45 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: SoldierDad

Sad, but true.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 3:29:22 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Rational Thought

The GOP may not be happy with current campaigners, but so far I am happy with Michelle Bachmann. I’m afraid they will another Juan InVain on us at the last moment!


11 posted on 06/29/2011 3:30:53 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Rational Thought
Sarah is the only viable candidate to many/most conservatives.

She became a candidate just like ozero ... with a speech at a political rally.

THAT'S what galls ozero.

Sarah is better than him in every way and she came on the scene the same way ... introduced by an organization.


America has chosen her by her selection from the RNC/McCain camp.

ozero was selected by the DNC/sorros camp

Get over it ... C'mon Sarah .... announce.

12 posted on 06/29/2011 3:31:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Rational Thought

While Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about the presidential elections in 2012

This would be the headline if the parties were reversed


13 posted on 06/29/2011 3:34:56 PM PDT by italianquaker (When will Wallace ask obama if he is a flake?)
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To: Rational Thought

Another see BS lying poll telling us what we think.

Do a poll about what we think on burying see BS under six feet of dirt, scumsuckers.


14 posted on 06/29/2011 3:35:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: 4Liberty

Herman Cain is the man. He is the real tea party deal- “NOT” Bachman. It takes the right minnow to catch a big fish. Big fish are not caught by bait/flies they have already seen and escaped from or did not bite after.

Obama is like a fat cat trout sitting in a deep run at the head of a big pool. It takes a perfect presentation with the right bait to hook his ass and net him.

Only Cain has the bait Zero can relate to.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 3:36:25 PM PDT by Lumper20 (state)
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To: knarf
This isn't the first poll expressing a dissatisfaction. I fairly sure, regardless of the daily drum beat from the Media, that an undeclared Gov. Palin is the reason.
16 posted on 06/29/2011 3:38:25 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Paperdoll

“I’m afraid they will another Juan InVain on us at the last moment!”

Not this time, Paperdoll.

In Nov., 2010, we elected more than 700 patriots to state legislatures, resulting in complete control of 26 states. You will have a conservative patriot to vote for in 2012. Don’t you worry your pretty paperdoll head.


17 posted on 06/29/2011 3:42:26 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: Rational Thought

Personally, I’m one not happy with the current candidates. None of them excite me, nor do I feel the desire to campaign for any of them. I’m just being honest. Even though I want zero out of the WH, and will vote for whoever the nominee is, I’m just not thrilled.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 3:49:00 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Rational Thought

“Only 23 percent of Republican voters said they were satisfied with the candidates running for their party’s nomination”

Probably Romney voters.


19 posted on 06/29/2011 3:57:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SoldierDad

SoldierDad, Reagan DID lose the nomination, twice! He actually had the highest popular vote total in 1968, but was crushed by Nixon in primary delegates. I think what that shows is that sometimes the really good ones take some seasoning. Look at Lincoln, for example, who thought he was finished after the 1858 defeat.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 3:58:03 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Rational Thought

So CBS, I guess we’ll have to vote for 0bama then, right?


21 posted on 06/29/2011 4:01:29 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Catsrus
Personally, I’m one not happy with the current candidates. None of them excite me, nor do I feel the desire to campaign for any of them. I’m just being honest. Even though I want zero out of the WH, and will vote for whoever the nominee is, I’m just not thrilled.

Same here. I think that will change for me when Palin and/or Perry jump in.

22 posted on 06/29/2011 4:02:11 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes DeMint has plans to knock Mitchie The Kid off and the sooner the better as far as I’m concerned.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 4:03:11 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: Catsrus

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.


24 posted on 06/29/2011 4:03:43 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: LS

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.


25 posted on 06/29/2011 4:05:16 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

True, but then, it was his exposure in the first two that allowed him to have the organization in 1980.


26 posted on 06/29/2011 4:17:50 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

1980 republican candidates for President

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

27 posted on 06/29/2011 4:22:20 PM PDT by danran72
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To: Carl LaFong

Where’s Bob Dole when you need him? /s/


28 posted on 06/29/2011 4:27:30 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Rational Thought
Waiting to hear if George Pataki is in, I'm sure.
It couldn't be Gov. Palin.

LOL.

Sampled adults and yet it claims that GOP voters are unsatisfied.

Well, I am unsatisfied, because I am waiting for Governor Palin.



POSITIVELY PALIN

29 posted on 06/29/2011 4:30:24 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Rational Thought

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.


30 posted on 06/29/2011 4:35:09 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Rational Thought

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


31 posted on 06/29/2011 4:44:39 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Rational Thought
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32 posted on 06/29/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Georgia Girl 2
That would be at least a step in the right direction.
33 posted on 06/29/2011 4:55:28 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: knarf

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.


34 posted on 06/29/2011 4:57:19 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("Truth Is A Stubborn Thing")
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To: xjcsa

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/


35 posted on 06/29/2011 5:00:26 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: torchthemummy
Welll .. I have no clue what you're talking about.

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?

36 posted on 06/29/2011 5:02:31 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SoldierDad

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.


37 posted on 06/29/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: onyx

Dang straight!! PALIN 2012


38 posted on 06/29/2011 5:39:05 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: Rational Thought

Sorry, CBS. Obamski still loses.


39 posted on 06/29/2011 5:45:32 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: CaspersGh0sts

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.


40 posted on 06/29/2011 8:44:56 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Rational Thought
"a new CBS News/New York Times poll"

Wow!

41 posted on 06/29/2011 8:47:51 PM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes especially if we get the majority back in the Senate Jim DeMint would be terrific as Majority leader.


42 posted on 06/29/2011 10:04:10 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: Calusa
Let’s just keep the spirit of the Eleventh Commndment and we’ll be alright.

The Eleventh Commandment is null and void during the primaries. There is nothing wrong with a knock down, drag out fight. It toughens the eventual nominee.

43 posted on 06/29/2011 10:08:22 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: danran72; 50mm; Lady Jag; Old Sarge; darkwing104; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Allegra; Outlaw Woman; ...
This is the n00b that reminded me of pissant.

danran72


44 posted on 06/30/2011 10:34:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: danran72; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; 50mm; stephenjohnbanker; SunkenCiv; paulycy; humblegunner; ...
H/T Arrowhead1952

Retread troll, possibly pissant, takes one step over the line and ends up as flash roasted Viking Kitty chow




Bye pissant

45 posted on 06/30/2011 11:22:45 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

4th of July fireworks zot....oooooooo......


46 posted on 06/30/2011 2:20:26 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I was thinking Michelle’s VP.....I told my dentist today I would do cartwheels!!!!


47 posted on 06/30/2011 2:22:16 PM PDT by geege
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To: onyx

Hi Onyx, I got this nifty Sarah video by email, don’t know if you’ve seen it, but knew you’d like it!

http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/video/video/show?id=2600775%3AVideo%3A4424996&xgs=1&xg


48 posted on 06/30/2011 2:58:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: LUV W

Actually, those are troll brainwaves. You can see how they think, LOL!

They do look like fireworks, don’t they.


49 posted on 06/30/2011 3:21:25 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

I guess that shows us the very moment they go up in smoke from the Zot. Great timing. ;)

(it’s the most activity their brain has ever shown before!)


50 posted on 06/30/2011 4:26:19 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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