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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

Newt


401 posted on 01/09/2012 3:30:51 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt! He’s the only one who could and would make mincemeat out of hussein.


402 posted on 01/09/2012 3:34:03 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: org.whodat

I’m a social and fiscal conservative. Santorum’s big-goverment record should make even social conservatives think twice.


403 posted on 01/09/2012 3:34:35 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: org.whodat

I’m a social and fiscal conservative. Santorum’s big-goverment record should make even social conservatives think twice.


404 posted on 01/09/2012 3:35:05 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BillyBoy; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; JulieRNR21; Salvation; ...

“With Bachmann and Cain gone, Santorum is the last decent conservative standing.”

That is completely true. Rick Santorum, though not flawless, is our only shot at stopping Romney. Romney will win New Hampshire, but if we’re lucky, he’ll fall short of expectations. The big danger is that in South Carolina, the conservative vote will be divided, enabling Romney to slip by with a low plurality.


405 posted on 01/09/2012 3:36:31 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: loveliberty2
Gingrich.

For once, before the light of liberty is extinguished, the world needs to hear the ideas of liberty of Jefferson and Madison debated and defended against the counterfeit ideas advocated by the current President.

Only a scholar who has the founding ideas on instant recall will be able to expose, rebuke and repudiate the siren song of "redistribution" and "helping" that Obama's foundations in "other" ideas have provided him.

Jefferson's intellect enabled him to be the one the geniuses of America's founding generation called upon to argue on their behalf against King George III.

Much has been made about the so-called "intellect" of Obama. A debate with a historian who has studied civilization's history of liberty versus tyranny, especially America's noble history, may be just the spark needed to relight the flame of passion for liberty in America's youth

Well and truly stated.

I would add just one thing - on the last line - "in America's youth...and the past few generations schooled in gov't indoctrination camps where real American history is no longer taught.

I look forward to watching O'Bumbles get Newtered.

406 posted on 01/09/2012 3:38:34 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

Perry or Gingrich. Both. I’ll take both. :)


407 posted on 01/09/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Jim Robinson

For a host of reasons, the obvious answer is Newt Gingrich.


408 posted on 01/09/2012 3:39:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


409 posted on 01/09/2012 3:42:18 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Santorum for me.


410 posted on 01/09/2012 3:43:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Jim Robinson


411 posted on 01/09/2012 3:44:38 PM PST by JediJones
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To: Jim Robinson

I will not claim accuracy.

As of post 400, here are my counts:
Gingrich - 183
Perry - 69
Santorum - 61
All - 7
None - 3
Clutter Posts - 77

There were a couple that voted for 2 people, I counted both. There were more than a few people who voted multiple times, if they were next to each other I noticed and was able to filter, that’s part of the 77 “clutter” posts.


412 posted on 01/09/2012 3:44:51 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


413 posted on 01/09/2012 3:45:27 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt - by a mile. He's clearly the most qualified guy in the race from either party to execute in the office , whether or not he is the best campaigner remains to be seen.
414 posted on 01/09/2012 3:52:14 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum for me. Bob


415 posted on 01/09/2012 4:00:42 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good job! This is a clutter post. I already voted for Newt.


416 posted on 01/09/2012 4:01:08 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt because I want to see Obama cry.


417 posted on 01/09/2012 4:09:54 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: lonestar; MrEdd
MrEdd was a talking horse... but this Edd is the South end of a horse headed North.

You know the rules (which especially apply, if you're going to go ad hominem on someone).

Ping to MrEdd.

418 posted on 01/09/2012 4:15:40 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

More than ever a tough, pragmatic conservative is needed that will viciously fight the conservative corner.

I’m undecided between Newt and Santorum.......Newt is fantastically articulate, I love the way he fights the media, the left....baggage is a but off putting, but his overall political record is not to be doubted.

Santorum is a fresh younger conservative that I think would probably fair better in the long run against Obama, maybe a VP position would be best for him now.

Perry is just too Bush 43, exceptionally likeable, but in my opinion not as articulate as he needs to be......it would be Bush 43 all over again.

In summary...........undecided

Newt/Santorum....either would be a strong candidate.


419 posted on 01/09/2012 4:15:40 PM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney is Obama Lite, Newt is a lizard, don’t know enough about Perry, so I’d go with Santorum.


420 posted on 01/09/2012 4:21:32 PM PST by Old Student (Do NOT make me get out the torches and pitchforks...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt


421 posted on 01/09/2012 4:22:07 PM PST by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

1a. Newt
1b. Perry

I like both equally for different reasons.

Unfortunately, poor extemporaneous speaking has torpedoed Perry’s chances. He’s a much better leader than he’s demonstrated nationally the last few months. Part of his appeal has more to do with his hands-off approach rather than strong executive meddling. And not just because of the political structure of the Texas system; I think it’s in his DNA. He believes more in individuals than govt. More so than any other candidates.

Newt got slimed by Romney’s henchmen but the door’s still slightly ajar for him. Anything can happen.


422 posted on 01/09/2012 4:26:24 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Jim Robinson

423 posted on 01/09/2012 4:27:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TitansAFC

Newt Gingrich. Best debater, best chance to defeat Obummer.


424 posted on 01/09/2012 4:31:46 PM PST by order66.exe
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum


425 posted on 01/09/2012 4:32:33 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry!


426 posted on 01/09/2012 4:33:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry/Newt = ideal ticket


427 posted on 01/09/2012 4:33:54 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: RC51

FYI

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/gingrichs-unimpeachable-conservative-credential/


428 posted on 01/09/2012 4:34:18 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

Perry


429 posted on 01/09/2012 4:34:49 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry


430 posted on 01/09/2012 4:35:14 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: Jim Robinson
Was Santorum...now Newt

As Todd Palin pointed out...Newt's ENTIRE staff walked out and he rescrambled from nothing...no money...to become an upper tiered candidate.....scrappy little bastard. We need more like him

431 posted on 01/09/2012 4:37:25 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Tagline for rent: Inquire within!)
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To: Jim Robinson

noot


432 posted on 01/09/2012 4:38:24 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Interesting, Charles. Thanks for counting.

I was wondering how it was going.

Looks like Newt is big winner around here and Perry has moved in front of Santorum.

Nobody else matters.


433 posted on 01/09/2012 4:39:11 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt.


434 posted on 01/09/2012 4:39:32 PM PST by perplyone
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To: Revolting cat!; All

Here’s our results through post 423:

Newt......... 188 60.5%
Perry.......... 59 19.0%
Santorum.... 64 20.5%


435 posted on 01/09/2012 4:46:47 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt, Santorum, and Perry in that order, although Santorum disappointed me today in his support of SOPA.


436 posted on 01/09/2012 4:49:04 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Jim Robinson

This NH resident will be voting for Newt Gingrich tomorrow.


437 posted on 01/09/2012 4:49:20 PM PST by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: FryingPan101

1.Governor Rick Perry...if his message would stop being distorted, it would be THE message of Tea Party.


DING, DING!

That’s WHY his message is being distorted or quashed altogher,
see the last ABC debate.

And he’s talking about doing things he’s ALREADY DOING IN TEXAS. This is not RHETORIC. It’s implementation of successful policy in the other 49 and whacking DC to bits.

Perry!


438 posted on 01/09/2012 4:52:29 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Jim Robinson

100% with Newt.


439 posted on 01/09/2012 4:52:51 PM PST by untwist
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To: Jim Robinson

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich


440 posted on 01/09/2012 4:56:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Amntn
I've been very disappointed that the republican house that we elected last year has not lived up to expectations. The reason for that is the establishment republicans ignoring us, as usual, and silencing the new members we put in office.

Spot on. The majority soon tucked their tails in and are subservient to the Establishment - except for one or two who don't have a back-down bone in their body - the most staunch of them COL. Allen West.

This is why I am exited about Newt's saying he'd like West for VP.

What a team that would be. Unbeatable.

And the RATS couldn't even use the one ruse left in their arsenal - "RACIST"

I smile just thinking of O'Bumbles having to debate Newt and 'Plugs' trying to keep his head above water with Col. West -

It would b a show that the country would be totally tuned into 0

441 posted on 01/09/2012 4:58:44 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

The results of this poll should be published. We need a good headline.


442 posted on 01/09/2012 5:01:38 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: dynachrome; Jim Robinson

1 Santorum
2 Perry
3 Gingrich


443 posted on 01/09/2012 5:02:18 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Y’know, Santorum has a 16 year record, and he did nothing to earn the bizarre tag “big government conservative”. Never did he try to jam crazy mandates down the people’s throats, a la Perry, or get sucked in by global warming and other internationalist hoaxes like Newt. Do you know that Newt wants to make Puerto Rico a state?
I’d vote for either of them over Romney, but I have bad news: Perry, and especially Newt, will be BIG disappointments, and Santorum would be a shockingly good surprise. Bob


444 posted on 01/09/2012 5:02:32 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: lonevoice; Jim Robinson

Newt all the way.


445 posted on 01/09/2012 5:05:15 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: lonevoice; Jim Robinson

Newt.


446 posted on 01/09/2012 5:06:08 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: TheOldLady

Perry/Newt = ideal ticket

I agree


447 posted on 01/09/2012 5:06:49 PM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Boardwalk

The results of this poll should be published. We need a good headline.


True - the only unFReepable poll ever published.


448 posted on 01/09/2012 5:07:48 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: alstewartfan

I’ve been looking at Santorum’s record and he does have some big-government votes and policies. I’ll compile a list for you if you’d like to review and discuss it.


449 posted on 01/09/2012 5:08:32 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Santorum, Newt will be triangulating before the paint dries.


450 posted on 01/09/2012 5:08:32 PM PST by jwalsh07
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