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Few in New Hampshire paying attention to GOP race
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 10, 2011 | STEVE PEOPLES

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; debate; gopprimary; polls
.....latest WMUR Granite State Poll..

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.

http://politicalscoop.wmur.com/the-takeaways-from-wmur-granite-state-poll

1 posted on 10/10/2011 12:56:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

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


2 posted on 10/10/2011 1:07:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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....”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.”....


3 posted on 10/10/2011 1:11:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 1:50:50 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

*snickers*


5 posted on 10/10/2011 2:03:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: trumandogz

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790451/posts


6 posted on 10/10/2011 2:08:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Could change the title to Perry and Gore: It’s Complicated


7 posted on 10/10/2011 2:14:24 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

While Cain may have endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008, Rick Perry endorsed Rudy Giuliani.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 2:23:06 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

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.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 2:34:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7SwiT7DkmU&feature=relmfu

“I’m proudly and excitedly going to campaign and work for Rudy Giuliani!”

-Rick Perry


10 posted on 10/10/2011 2:35:41 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 2:37:21 AM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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Yes Perry supported Giuliani in the GOP primary. Giuliani prosecuted our enemies with zeal, as governor dug NYC out of the mess it was in and was strong on national security. And would only appoint strong constitutional conservatives.

Get over it.

Tell me how Cain and Romney differ. People are asking

12 posted on 10/10/2011 2:43:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trumandogz

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/2007_4330326/texas-donors-on-fence-for-2008-reports-show-wealth.html


13 posted on 10/10/2011 2:50:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trumandogz

check this out

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/perry-fundraising-raises-questions-on-relief-funds-1904331.html


14 posted on 10/10/2011 2:52:46 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


15 posted on 10/10/2011 4:02:46 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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...


16 posted on 10/10/2011 4:06:52 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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....”New Hampshire allows independent voters to participate in the Republican primary, which favors candidates with support beyond the traditional Republican base.

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.

17 posted on 10/10/2011 4:29:35 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“...But only 11 percent said they have definitely settled on a candidate.”

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.

18 posted on 10/10/2011 5:07:03 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

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.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 5:14:51 AM PDT by NHResident
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To: rockinqsranch

It’s an AP story — I’m sure it’s published everywhere now.


20 posted on 10/10/2011 5:21:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NHResident

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?


21 posted on 10/10/2011 5:25:38 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: elpadre

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.


22 posted on 10/10/2011 5:27:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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“It’s an AP story.......”

Thanks. THAT just makes the article content even more dubious doesn’t it.


23 posted on 10/10/2011 5:35:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!


24 posted on 10/10/2011 5:38:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Well, there are quotes.

Take it or leave it.

It really is of no concern to me.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 5:43:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Erik Latranyi
The NH primary is the lynch pin in the establishment control of the GOP. If we can break it, conservatives might have a chance.

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.

26 posted on 10/10/2011 5:49:49 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

we are in agreement - thanks


27 posted on 10/10/2011 6:52:52 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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