Skip to comments.Rick Perry’s Support Skyrockets Among Church Goers
Posted on 08/27/2011 6:00:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Texas Governor Rick Perry is polling very well at the national-level. In fact, the longest-serving Texas Governor recently won a Gallup poll of Republican and Republican-leaning independents.
Perry pulled in a larger percentage of the vote than former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.). Perry won the Gallup poll with 29 percent of the vote. Romney took second place with 17 percent of the vote. Paul grabbed third place with 13 percent of the vote and Bachmann took fourth place with 10 percent of the vote.
This is the first Gallup poll to survey Republicans and Republican-leaning independents with Perry as an announced candidate. In July, a Gallup poll found that Perry had 18 percent of the vote as an unannounced candidate. Perry took second place in this poll, trailing Romney by 4 percent.
In the latest Gallup poll, Perry also finished strong among church goers, especially weekly church goers. Among those surveyed who never or seldom attend church, Perry took first place with 24 percent of the vote. However, when Gallup surveyed those who attend church on a monthly basis, Perrys support jumped to 27 percent. Perrys support skyrocketed when Gallup surveyed those who attend church on a weekly basis. In this instance, Perry grabbed 34 percent of the vote. Romney, who took second place under this condition, trailed Perry by 18 percentage points.
The Gallup poll also revealed that Perry has strong support among the elderly. Perry took in 40 percent of the vote when those surveyed were 65 years of age or older. In this instance, Romney pulled in 16 percent of the vote.
Despite his support among monthly and weekly church goers, Perrys religious beliefs have put the GOP candidate in some hot water in the past. On August 6th, Perry held a prayer rally in Houston, Texas. During his prayer rally, Perry called on God to help those who cannot see the light in the midst of all the darkness. As many as 30,000 people attended Perrys prayer rally.
However, not everyone was impressed by Perrys prayer rally. Some were concerned that Perrys prayer rally was a sign that the Texas Governor wont be able to appeal to a broader audience of Republicans who want a candidate who can defeat President Obama.
Regardless of the popularity of Perrys prayer rally, the Texas Governor remains extremely popular among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are church goers.
All this proves is that a certain group of naive people, who should know better, continue to follow false political flags.
No Knock, Oceander. I was adding to your post #31 in response to post #30.
Thank you for your reply.
Perry will have to make his case to you and the country.
I’m putting as much out there about Perry as I can find (and trying to keep spinners and such, more “honest” than not).
In the end only God knows a man’s true heart.
Let’s pray He guides our choice.
This is a very noble point, but not a path to success. Milton Friedman explains why.
I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office.
If there's one thing that can be said about Perry's mistakes, is that once the people speak, he backs off and does the right thing. For our system of government, that's the best we can expect. If we're not vigilant on whipping our politicians into line, then even the most pure of heart will just be passing lights on our way to ruin. If we are vigilant, then there is nothing we can't do.
But she quits. That is not a good trait for POTUS nor a conservative one at that.
Perry has 30 years of public service on his side. There’s plenty to check him out on. He is the most experienced candidate in the race as far as governing and executive experience goes.
We can be certain that in a decade long career as Governor, Perry has had many opportunities to make the hard choices. To put principle above politics.
The idea that he has not had these opportunities, again and again, is an impossibility.
The name I will give you is the name you already mention—Palin. What did she have to gain when she blew the whistle on Randy Ruedrich? Nothing but principle. What did she have to lose? Money, lots of it, and political power.
Palin chose to go with principle.
I believe that his books tell us a lot about his thinking. (as he said in Fed UP, he’s risked sabotaging any run for the Presidency by writing a book calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme and advocating overturning of the 16th Amendment.) In the last chapter, he’s included concrete suggestions about how to overturn the move to big, centralized government that’s bankrupting our country and taking freedoms from individuals.
In real life, this year he put the ultrasound bill, the “Choose Life” license plates, the Sanctuary Cities and the voter ID bills on the emergency list which allowed them to be fast tracked. the only one that did not pass was the Sanctuary cities bill, even after being added to the Special Session.
Two tests that stand out are death penalty cases, one during President Bush’s term and one in the last month. Governor Perry successfully - and fairly quietly - stood up to pressure by the two Presidents to yield to international law rather than the law of Texas.
1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
And your statement is nothing but a complete departure from reason.
He kicks dogs, too. And pulls chairs out from beneath elderly women. And LAUGHS while he does it.
Well, would an intelligent, reasonable person observe that Perry helped the RATs plant the ACORNs that have turned our economic infrastructure upside down - and would they conclude that his doing so was an ERROR?
Would an intelligent, reasonable person observe that Perry helped legitimize La Raza’s attempted self-whitewashing as a “civil rights group” (instead of what it IS - a leftist racist organization with a violent past) - and would they conclude that his doing so was an ERROR?
Quack, waddle - Hope and Change, RINO style.
He’s trying to ride Tea-Party coat tails through the big puddles of RINO pi$$ he’s left through every bit of his political career. FAIL.
The Tea party is not a bag of (D)epends for RINOs.
Let me put it this way:
The Trans Texas Corridor
The voters told him, not just no, but HELL NO. So he dropped the subject and it is dead.
The Guardisal [sp] issue.
The voters told him, not just no, but HELL NO. So he dropped the subject and it is dead. BTW, it already had and opt out written into the bill.
The voters told him, not just no, but HELL NO. He tried to give a letter to zero on the tarmac at ABIA, but was ignored by the
I agree, Friedman’s comments you provide are very relevant to this and Perry seems to fit his description of a “wrong” person.
And if we take Friedman’s logic further, we must conclude that the best scenario, even though such a political climate has been established, is to have the right person in the highest office. It’s a double whammy for conservatism and against corruption.
Meanwhile the “wrong people” can carry on as Friedman describes, in the positions of more diluted power such as in seats of Congress.
Because if the political climate changes while Palin is President, we know she will continue to do what is right even though it isn’t popular.
Yes, and this supports the idea that Perry is very similar to the politician Friedman describes, as quoted in post # 45.
If FR were around in 1980, you would have attacked “Rino Ronnie” Reagan with the same intensity you are attacking Perry.
When you attack Perry without stating how much better your preferred candidate is on the issue being discussed, you appear to be some DU nutcase.
And just who would that be?
Do you really expect an answer? It seems every time a new candidate gets a jump in the polls, the circular firing squad jumps into action on FR. Just because those posters don't like one or two issues, they try to destroy said candidate.
The "He worked for al gore" - back 25 years ago when there wasn't a single (R) holding statewide office, and now there is not a single (d) holding a statewide office. People changed when the dims bolted left in the 80s and 90s.
He is politically incorrect. Known for it.
Are you aware he wrote an entire book upholding the values of the Boy Scouts, including their right to not allow gays to participate in their organization? He was himself an Eagle Scout.
In some circles this would be a no brainer. To the media and the wider political world it is so non pc that it is scandalous.
Just an observation: You need more info on him and that is not hard to find. Then you need to be more analytical in seeing where it is that his actions meet the criteria you keep speaking of.
There is more that meet your criteria than you seem to know about or realize even if you know about it. It is scandalous in many circles to uphold the Boy Scouts. It is much more usual these days for even so called conservatives, and certainly so called Republicans, to start kowtowing to the gay agenda, for instance.
Anybody reading this, I’m assuming Rick Perry is still against gays serving openly in the military, while not making that a campaign issue because, what can he do about it now?
A whole slew of people have caved on that one, including Donald Rumsfeld among many others.
No she doesn’t quit.
She fires up the left more than anyone since Reagan, because they know she is the only one who values principle above personal gain.
She ignites the left so much that they will be sent in hordes from the highest levels of the Democrat party to assault her with “ethics” charges. Charges that can be applied only by the laws of Alaska.
If Palin hadn’t resigned it would have cost the people of Alaska millions of dollars in legal costs, and untold amounts of time in administrative function.
Politicians, except for Palin, don’t resign unless there’s a scandal involved. The Alaska office of Governor is one of the most powerful in the country. Do you realize what kind of person it takes to let go of that kind of power?