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Final results of the Free Republic 1/9/2012 non-Romney Conservative Straw Poll (see post 548)
Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/09/2012 11:15:29 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 01/10/2012 3:33:58 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

If you are looking for a conservative alternative to Romney and had to choose today between Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry or Rick Santorum, which one would you choose?

Final results of the Free Republic 1/9/2012 non-Romney Conservative Straw Poll (see post 548)

Newt 225 59.7%
Perry 77 20.4%
Santorum 75 19.9%


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: elections; frstrawpoll; gingrich; newhampshire; perry; poll; santorum
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To: Jim Robinson

1st - Newt

2nd - Santorum

3rd - Perry


251 posted on 01/09/2012 12:20:37 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Ravenstar

you opine: “Santorum, cant trust Newt after his globaloney warming stints with Pelousy. If he is sooooo inteligent then why would he not look up the DATA, the real data! Their models DONT work!”

He DID “look up the data.” Why don’t YOU look up the data on the results of that, It’s been out there 3 years now. I’ll save you time and effort - posting link below. (BTW, you misspelled intelligent - LOL)

If Freepers are so intelligent - why do so many continue to ignore Newt’s 2009 testimony in the House - ON the record. (Match that to any of the other candidates per-campaign.)

Now you have the facts - it will be interesting to see if you ignore them and continue posting half-truths - are you an honest Freeper or a deliberate Half-Truther?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7VUg7nG3lw&feature=related


252 posted on 01/09/2012 12:21:14 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: loveliberty2

A brief analysis of the replies here indicates a three-way tie.


253 posted on 01/09/2012 12:21:33 PM PST by Palladin (Vote for Rick Santorum: He is a REAL Catholic.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


254 posted on 01/09/2012 12:22:12 PM PST by carmody
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt, though I would like to hear him say he'll build more Federal prisons,.... for the new DemoRat convicts.
255 posted on 01/09/2012 12:22:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt and no other candidate comes close to having his abilities.


256 posted on 01/09/2012 12:22:59 PM PST by Old Badger (I still like Palin because she will tell like it is!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt


257 posted on 01/09/2012 12:23:05 PM PST by ne1410s ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: patriot08
but I’m wondering if it will take a Newt Gingrich to bring down the Marxist/Muslim in debate.

I honestly don't think it will be that difficult to go after Obama. McCain was such a p*ssy and refused to remotely go after him. He's attacked republicans harder. I fear Romney will be the same way.

However, I don't think Santorum, Perry, nor Newt would have a problem at all calling him out.

The only problems I foresee are if Newt goes after Obama on Obamacare and TARP. Obama will simply respond that Newt supported it, too, and that he was just following his lead on the matter. Other than that, I think Newt would school him.

People need to remember that when Obama's off of that teleprompter, he's extremely vulnerable. That also shows us how bad of a candidate McCain was.

258 posted on 01/09/2012 12:23:19 PM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Palladin
three-way tie.

Using Democrat math??

259 posted on 01/09/2012 12:23:51 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt


260 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:26 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum


261 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:26 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt
hamds down


262 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:59 PM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt. No doubt about it.


263 posted on 01/09/2012 12:26:13 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: dangus
Rick Perry is an Al Gore-worshipping confederate.

Do you truly believe Rick Perry worships Al Gore?

264 posted on 01/09/2012 12:27:43 PM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: drypowder

you say; “holding me nose because of his political history I’d still have to vote for Newt.”

you don’t LIKE his record?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/12/14/newts_past_and_future_leadership_112396.html

which other candidates have a better one?


265 posted on 01/09/2012 12:27:52 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum


266 posted on 01/09/2012 12:27:52 PM PST by llmc1
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To: dangus
Rick Perry is an Al Gore-worshipping confederate.

Pure horsesh*t.

"Al Gore has gone to hell!" ~Rick Perry

267 posted on 01/09/2012 12:28:00 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

What is your opinion of Santorum after he made this statement:
‘Trim Social Security now even if painful’

http://www.fox28.com/story/16464484/santorum-trim-social-security-now-even-if-painful

When Santorum’s statement was posted in a thread on FR (with some 400 replies), as reported by AP, many said it was not true. He could not have said that.
What do you think?


268 posted on 01/09/2012 12:28:00 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum is just OK. Like Perry, but Newt’s The One.


269 posted on 01/09/2012 12:29:03 PM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The real conservative Santorum.


270 posted on 01/09/2012 12:29:23 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry, for all the obvious reasons.


271 posted on 01/09/2012 12:29:27 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


272 posted on 01/09/2012 12:30:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

NEWT!!


273 posted on 01/09/2012 12:30:52 PM PST by mh
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To: Jim Robinson
I have to say Newt, as I believe he has the best chance of not only beating Obama but in reworking the Federal Govt., downsizing it and reworking it for the 21st Century.

Regards,

TS

274 posted on 01/09/2012 12:31:12 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Jim Robinson

NEWT!


275 posted on 01/09/2012 12:32:23 PM PST by b9 (I see smart people.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt. Strong command of the issues, thick-skinned battler who will not be thrown off his game by the media.


276 posted on 01/09/2012 12:32:37 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Avoiding Obama by replacing him with Romney is like avoiding a Ford by replacing it with a Mercury)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt


277 posted on 01/09/2012 12:32:53 PM PST by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: TruthFactor
Newt has what it takes to take Obama and the left down.

AND the Republican Establishment - which is now infiltrated with Socialists.

Which is why they are all coming at Newt like the Hounds Of Baskerville.

We get in there and fight with and for him - and our very survival - or live under Socialism.

That simple

278 posted on 01/09/2012 12:33:20 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt, best chance of beating Romney, and then on to Obama.
the other two need to get together and throw their support behind Newt, and Michelle Bachman should do the same. Denco
279 posted on 01/09/2012 12:33:26 PM PST by denco
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To: Palladin

Nope...

It’s Newt by a landslide among Free Republicans. : )


280 posted on 01/09/2012 12:33:32 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


281 posted on 01/09/2012 12:33:32 PM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: TitansAFC

#100


282 posted on 01/09/2012 12:34:06 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Eye of Unk

BINGO


283 posted on 01/09/2012 12:34:14 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: pacpam

Excellent quote! I will vote for Santorum. He’s the only conservative left.His speech on Iowa Caucus night was outstanding.I hope you were able to see it.

Cheers!


284 posted on 01/09/2012 12:34:50 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


285 posted on 01/09/2012 12:34:58 PM PST by Tigermoth ("...in order to form a more perfect union.....and secure the blessings of liberty..")
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt. Baggage be damned, seems they all have baggage. Put the person in there who has the ability to convince the voters he can do better than Obama, cause I don’t think the others can.


286 posted on 01/09/2012 12:35:35 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Perry by far.
287 posted on 01/09/2012 12:35:50 PM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt


288 posted on 01/09/2012 12:36:15 PM PST by 352Bill
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To: Amntn; All
Newt!!! I want someone who wants to do the work that needs to be done rather than someone who wants the office and title. I want a bulldog who will fight for what is right, knows where the bodies are buried, and knows how to get things done. I have no doubt that Newt will stand up to democrats, the media, and establishment republicans alike to get the country going in the right direction.

IN a nutshell.

Disconcerting that more people, especially Freepers, don't understand this.

289 posted on 01/09/2012 12:36:31 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rick Santorum. I know he’s awful in debates, but comes off as presidential in town hall meetings. I support him but am afraid he might not do well against Hussein.

Mitt (Glove) Romney: A one-termer when they see he’s Obama lite.

Newt (salamander) Gingrich: Too much of a crybaby whiner.

Rick Perry (George Bush the third) Need I say more?

Jon Huntsman. Did you know he’s Mitt’s 4th cousin?

Ron Paul. Look at his goofy body language. What a nut. I’ll vote Obama if he’s the nominee.

Buddy Roemer. Who?


290 posted on 01/09/2012 12:36:42 PM PST by Greg123456
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt!


291 posted on 01/09/2012 12:37:40 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Jim Robinson

Absolutely Newt! There is no other.


292 posted on 01/09/2012 12:38:05 PM PST by caww
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To: RC51
Perry (Conservative Doofus)

Now that's funny.

293 posted on 01/09/2012 12:38:18 PM PST by wbill
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To: Jim Robinson

Absolutely Newt! There is no other.


294 posted on 01/09/2012 12:38:28 PM PST by caww
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To: Jim Robinson

Absolutely Newt! There is no other.


295 posted on 01/09/2012 12:38:37 PM PST by caww
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To: Jim Robinson
1. Santorum - Reasonably conservative, who is about the only one talking with any level of honesty about the biggest spending problems we have: Social Security and Medicare.

2. Gingrich - just because he can make the libs howl in agony. Pretty sharp, but the photo ops with sniveling whackjobs (i.e., Nanzi Pelousy) don't help him a bit.

3. Perry - Halfway decent governor who had the good graces to keep his hands out of my pocket as much as possible.

4. Romney - About the best thing we can say about this joker is that he's not really part of the Chicago Democrat Mafia.

5. Pat Paulsen - A more effective speaker than TOTUS, and in his current condition, he can't do much harm.

6. Jim Thompson - In your heart, you know he's the right man for the job.

7. Ron Paul - C'mon...are you kidding?
296 posted on 01/09/2012 12:38:49 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: org.whodat

The real big-government, social conservative Santorum.


297 posted on 01/09/2012 12:39:08 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt, Perry or Santorum

Given the current field, I'd say any of the three would be acceptable. Each has flaws, but none so fatal as to be in Romney territory.

At this moment, I'd probably take them in the order listed. But close enough that I could easily change my mind.

298 posted on 01/09/2012 12:39:17 PM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: cizinec
Perry. Didn’t even support him for governor. He’s the only one left who is actually offering an interesting concept: part-time Congress.

You do know, of course, that this is just a gimmick to set himself apart?

He - and you should - know this wouldn't have a snow-balls chance in hell

299 posted on 01/09/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt!


300 posted on 01/09/2012 12:42:19 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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