Skip to comments.Few in New Hampshire paying attention to GOP race
Posted on 10/10/2011 12:56:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
LONDONDERRY, N.H. The full slate of Republican presidential candidates is descending upon New Hampshire for the first time......But only 11 percent said they have definitely settled on a candidate.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
Romney holds a 25 point lead over his nearest competitor. Romney has 37 percent over Herman Cain, who slides into second place with 12 percentage points. They are followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 9 percent, Rudy Giuliani and Jon Huntsman tied with 8 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry with 4 percent, and Sarah Palin with 3 percent. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum had 2 percent each. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer rounded out the group with 1 percent.
I posted a small amount of text because earlier — October 10, 2011 03:26 AM EDT it appeared as mostly 5 small bullet point paragraphs.
If you view it now, the article was updated and expanded — October 10, 2011 03:46 AM EDT
....”New Hampshire allows independent voters to participate in the Republican primary, which favors candidates with support beyond the traditional Republican base.
That’s among the reasons why Huntsman, considered more moderate than his rivals, is staking his political future on the state. Facing weak national polling and financial strains, the former Utah governor recently relocated his national headquarters from Florida to New Hampshire.”....
Look on the bright side, in New Hampshire, Rick Perry is polling just above the Ebola virus.*
*Please note the the margin of error in the N.H poll is 4.7% which means that the Ebola virus may be more popular than Rick Perry.
Could change the title to Perry and Gore: It’s Complicated
While Cain may have endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008, Rick Perry endorsed Rudy Giuliani.
I guess you’d also say that this is still Bush’s economy??
Almost NO ONE in Texas supported McCain in the primary.
McCain couldn’t scrape up money in Texas, as it was going to Giuliani.
But today it is Cain and Romney. It is 2011.
“I’m proudly and excitedly going to campaign and work for Rudy Giuliani!”
“Almost NO ONE in Texas supported McCain in the primary.”
By the time the 2008 Texas Primary was held, McCain had secured the GOP nomination.
Get over it.
Tell me how Cain and Romney differ. People are asking
check this out
I won’t even give a click to AJ-C. Unfortunately have found them so extremely Left that I cannot believe anything they publish no matter.
Waste of time for IMO.
Fine...Then N.H. doesn’t get to cull the herd first then...If they are apathetic, then I think another state(s) should get to do their primaries before them...
I find it disgusting that the NH GOP allows this. As the first state to hold a primary and the importance of the same, it is ludicrous that they open it to liberals.
If I were GOP Chair, I would tell NH that they will lose their starting position if they don't restrict the primary to registered Republicans only.
If NH persists, I would invalidate their delegates.
I am sick and tired of our nominee having to cater to Massachusetts liberals in New Hampshire.
I suspect that figure would hold throughout the nation. The campaigns all have a long way to go. Much will change as time goes by. I may lean to Perry but I am watching the whole field.
Debating skill is an attribute well down on my priority list. We have an incompetent president now who is a well skilled debater. It is background and experience that will tell how he/she will manage the nation and what policies and integrity to expect.
Erik - not only is the primary open to liberals, but with no certification of ID - we get MAggots from our neighbor to south plus out-of-state college ‘students’ as ‘walk-in’ voters.
When I voted in 2008, the parking lot at the polling place - a local high school had a very high number of cars with mASS. plates - I guess we had a lot of visitors that day.
It’s an AP story — I’m sure it’s published everywhere now.
If people insist on paying astronomical property taxes (and View Taxes if you have a nice view) then let them.
Tell your pols to enforce the law, since when is it our problem?
Exactly. And I will point out that Romney has been giving talks for 6 years about being president. Cain is a minister, and a radio talk show host. Bachmann is a lawyer and a legislator who uses words for a living. Newt is a former teacher and Speaker of the House. Then have all of them direct their ire at Perry during the debates and in comments to the MSM (throw in the rest of the field and it easy to see what’s going on). So if Perry doesn’t come across as the best debater, I’d like to know how that changes how he will govern.
“Its an AP story.......”
Thanks. THAT just makes the article content even more dubious doesn’t it.
How does the paper get from “only 11 percent said they have definitely settled on a candidate” to “Few in New Hampshire paying attention to GOP race”? I haven’t definitely settled on a candidate, but I’ve been paying a LOT of attention to the GOP race!
Well, there are quotes.
Take it or leave it.
It really is of no concern to me.
The problem is even if the NH primary were last in the primary order it would still get all of the MSM attention because it usually gives the GOP the moderate everyone in the establishment wants.
we are in agreement - thanks