Skip to comments.Perry the GOP frontrunner in Ga., and nationally as well (Poll results)
Posted on 08/20/2011 6:21:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Via Jim Galloway, a poll of Georgia Republicans by Channel Two Action News and InsiderAdvantage:
Rick Perry: 24 percent;
Herman Cain: 15 percent;
Newt Gingrich: 9 percent;
Michele Bachmann: 8 percent;
Mitt Romney: 6 percent;
Ron Paul: 5 percent;
Jon Huntsman: 1 percent;
Undecided, 20 percent.
Its no surprise that Perrys doing well in Georgia, but the size of his lead is a little startling so soon after his entry into the race. The fact that Romney, the longtime frontrunner who has been in the race for months, draws just 6 percent here in the Peach State is a stark reminder of his problems with the partys conservative base.
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ALRIGHT CAIN NUMBER TWO WITH A BULLET!!!
Why are Newt Gingrich’s and Ron Paul’s names on this poll and Rick Santorum’s name is not???
Perry is that spark of enthusiasm this field has been severely lacking.
The Press is driving his name recognition ratings through the roof, with all their “controversial” reports on Perry’s positions.
It’s going to take a lot of Democrats voting for Romney to have him win the southern primaries. Undoubtedly, he has McCain’s voter list to try to swing it, however.
Santorum is not polling above 1% it seems. Neither is Palin. Like Ames, Her “write-in’s” are falling by the wayside really fast.
They also like Perry!
If they get less than 1% they don’t show in the polls.
Problem for the MSM is, those “positions” are skyrocketing his popularity.
Interesting: Why is Bachmannn so low....and where is Santorum?
Bump of interest.
I don’t know why Bachmann isn’t more popular with Georgians but she isn’t. And I guess Santorum attracted less than 1% of the vote.
Romney is a joke.
This poll right here shows that Romney as the nominee would be a disaster.
The southern base would stay home and the black turnout could see Obama take states like GA and TX.
It also contradicts the claim that Perry is not a Conservative. So far, his positions have been courageous and very Conservative.
No wonder the average American is starting to view him as the way to fix what Obama has ruined.
It would be interesting then to know a bit more about how this poll was conducted.
It does, however, seem good for Perry. At present, he is at the top of my list too.
Everyone likes their homies. You don’t think Perry’s going to win TX? Bachmann in IA? Romney in NH?
Everyone likes their homies, everyone except Tennessee that is, they were smart enough to vote against Al Gore in 2000.
The details: 425 likely GOP presidential primary voters, conducted by automated telephone interviews on Thursday, margin of error plus or minus 5 percent. Source
Most of the folks dissing Perry are pro-Romney crony-capitalist establishment RINOs.
—> You don’t think a bunch of RINO operatives have been sent to this board to create anti-Perry threads to discourage pro-Perry cause-conservatives?
They need to be ignored.
Well, he still has a 10 year record to deal with, but that is just it, we have 10 years of him to look at and weigh the good the bad and the ugly. IMO the good weighs more than the bad and ugly, and apparently from Palin’s own words, she heartily agrees, and I trust her judgement.
She may still run against Perry for prez, but she really can’t bash him now after all that praise, and Perry won’t bash her. If Sarah runs we are going to see them compete against each other for the conservative vote by bashing bambi and his commie admin, that will be a LOT of fun.
Perry’s the first actual contender among all the monthly poll meteors—Trump, Cain, Bachman, and you’re right, the polls reflect that he’s all the MSM are talking about.
But he won’t be the last, with heavy hitters still to get in.
...... >>>>Former U.S Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins will join the Texas governor at a campaign stop at Tommy’s Country Ham House in Wilkins’ hometown of Greenville, said Katon Dawson, former South Carolina GOP chairman who is leading Perry’s campaign efforts in the state.
Wilkins was a top fundraiser for George W. Bush in his critical 2000 presidential primary win over John McCain. He served as Bush’s state campaign chairman in 2004.
Longtime South Carolina Republican campaign consultant Chip Felkel said this endorsement is a sign that Perry is on a roll in the state that has a reputation for choosing the eventual Republican presidential nominee.<<<<.....
Bachmann needs to quit sticking her foot in her mouth.
He is catching on here,that’s true.
I have a few issues with his record,but he is saying all the right things and saying them well since he announced.
Carolina will give him a fair shake—and after all,Alaska may be the biggest state in the Union but Texas is the biggest state in the South and that’s even better..
Perry has the most executive experience than all the others combined. As well as a very positive result. He has never lost an election.
No need to claim that Palin will even enter. She won't. She would have trouble beating Perry for the nomination, since she has such a narrow base supporting her and she knows it.
He also has a record Americans are looking for jobs, jobs, jobs, and the economy, economy, economy. This is bottom line for Americans, the rest Americans do not give a flip about.
Perry also likes to dole out state dollars in exchange for campaign contributions. But judging from your posting history I guess you think that is ok.
Getting that much attention in such a short time span, is a good indicator of how strong a threat Perry is to the Democrats.
Even the Palinistas are foaming at the mouth around here. The attacks are now at a fever pitch and getting nastier by the hour.
Y’all really should read the comments after this article. There are some gems.
Caret for caret, I'd put them up to some of the posts on this site, heck, this very thread.
Second, the ABO - Anyone But Obama - argument is silly. The monumental damage Zero has done has momentum, inertia. It will keep going even without him. It will take a counterforce to slow it down to where capitalist repair mechanisms can exceed the rate of damage. The absolute minimum, then, for a Republican nominee is someone who can supply at least this counterforce.
And that's really the issue. Whenever we have to make an important real world decision, it's always weighing the assets against the liabilities. It's never all of the former and none of the latter. For me, Perry's assets - particularly for the fight we're in - overwhelm his liabilities.
We need a president who wants to turn the terrorist enemies of America into mulch, who's a climate skeptic's dream, who says, "Mr. Obama talks a lot about jobs, but the only job he really cares about is the one he's got," whose electoral strategy is "to keep your boot on your opponent's neck until after the election and all the votes are counted."
We need a president who tells the press in interviews and writes in print that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are "bankrupt," that they are "Ponzi schemes." Who writes that two "great milestones on the road to serfdom" for America were the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments.
But then, most of have grown to expect that from your group and what you say does not matter. The results of what Perry is, is clearly showing in the polls whether you like it or not.
Of course Perry doesn’t have more executive experience than all the others combined. Palin and Romney both have plenty of executive experience. And I think you’re very wrong about Palin not running or having a narrow base, but we will see.
I was just thinking what we need in 2012 is John McCain. :)
I was just thinking what we need in 2012 is John McCain. :)
Her very short Gubernatorial career from a state with only 663,000 people and being a Mayor of a town with barely 7800 residents, is hardly what can be boasted about as “major” executive experience.
Remembering the 2008 elections, the biggest complaint the electorate and the MSM had was Palin’s lack of experience. Nothing has changed since. In fact, because she has been out of office for more than 2 years will become a much bigger issue.
Very nice...keep it up!!!
I'm a Palin fan, but I'm really beginning to wonder if she hasn't "waited" her way right out of contention.
Fortunately, she knows better than that it is the role of the government to manage the economy. The wisdom of the voters has long been that serving as governor is the best preparation for the presidency. And the size of the state isn’t really an issue. She got more substantial done in the her 2 1/2+ years as governor than Perry got done in his 10 years—and not nearly only because AK’s guv is a true executive position, while TX’s is not.
The GOP Establishment is now excited about a Christie presidency when he’s had far less political and executive experience than Palin’s had, which exposes that the complaints about Palin’s experience were actually trumped up all along.
Uh, that ain't gonna happen. There is no way in hell that Obama wins Georgia. In fact, there is no way Obama wins ANY state that McCain won in 2008. If Georgia voted for McCain in '08, then they will gladly vote Romney, Paul, or any other GOP nominee in '12.