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Poll: Christie as VP helps Romney the most, Rubio would hurt candidacy
Daily Caller ^ | 4-19-2012 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:13 PM PDT by Bratch

Marco Rubio may not be the dream running mate for Mitt Romney that he has been made out to be. The results of a Public Policy Polling poll released Thursday indicate that with Rubio as a running mate, Romney would actually lose traction against President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

If he picks Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush, however, he becomes a stronger candidate.

In a head-to-head match up against Obama, Romney currently trails the president by a 49-46 margin. But the poll found that the right running mate could boost his chances.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012election; christie; election2012; gope; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newjersey; rinos
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Setting the table?
1 posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Romney is chosen to LOSE. He is ineligible,
and fortunately, not the candidate as yet.

Romney’s behavior is hated by women, by small businesses,
and those that know him.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bratch

Who the heck did they poll?......Ann Coulter?


3 posted on 04/20/2012 6:03:33 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Bratch

Romney has not been nominated although he acts like he is. Arrogant.

I dislike him intensely.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Bratch

After Christie lowered the flag for the snortin’ singer??? No thanks !


5 posted on 04/20/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Bratch

From a polling company that wants the GOP to lose.

Wouldn’t trust it at all. Makes no sense.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Bratch

Romney and Christie deserve each other.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 6:12:38 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Bratch

Jeb Bush being mentioned on local radio today too. (FL)

I don’t know how I can be happy with anyone mentioned...maybe nothing will help.

The numbers mentioned seem to be at odds with recent ones quoted. Maybe just discount this story completely?


8 posted on 04/20/2012 6:15:55 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: fatnotlazy

Romney and Christie deserve each other.

The rest of us don’t. But... Anybody is better than the current White House interloper.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 6:18:11 PM PDT by Afterguard
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To: Bratch

A Northeast RINO-RINO ticket is insane


10 posted on 04/20/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Bratch.
...with Rubio as a running mate, Romney would actually lose traction against President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. If he picks Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush, however, he becomes a stronger candidate.
If all that mattered was the evisceration of Romney's public career, the ideal running mate for him would be Ron Paul. That would also eviscerate what's left of the latter's public career.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 6:28:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Diogenesis

How is he ineligible?


12 posted on 04/20/2012 6:29:13 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Bratch

Socialists will tear Christie apart, fat roll by fat roll. I can see it now! LOL


13 posted on 04/20/2012 6:33:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Bratch

Rubio has not given his convention speech yet that will introduce him to the American public.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 6:35:31 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Bratch

Chris is for amnesty for illegal immigrants, while Mitt is, also, moving in this direction. Amnesty for illegal immigration, just by itself, will be enough to ruin the U.S. as a country, possibly forever, and all other pro-leftist junk added will make the entire U.S. even worse, for the long-term!


15 posted on 04/20/2012 6:37:31 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You are absolutely correct.

From a PPP survey of 900 “American voters”—in other words, adults.

The poll is crap.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 6:39:15 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Bratch

First, Romney is not the nominee.

If Romney gets the nomination it still won’t matter, because he is never going to see the inside of the White House.

Now if he really wants to impress his base, he should pick a running mate consistent with his beliefs.

His VP needs to be a half white, half black, homosexual transvestite whom he personally married to an hispanic that had undergone a sex change operation right after her last abortion. It would also help if this choice had actually been a T. Kennedy democrat all of his life, except for the last few years.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 6:40:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bratch

18 posted on 04/20/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bratch

All of the mention VP possibilities are for amnesty for illegal immigrants! The U.S. is finished, so what do conservatives do next?


19 posted on 04/20/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Sacajaweau

“After Christie lowered the flag for the snortin’ singer??? No thanks !”

I’m with you there; that alone says volumes about him. By contrast, not a peep out of Trenton about the untimely death of Davy Jones. Nope, no racism there...


20 posted on 04/20/2012 6:45:17 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Bratch
Poll: Christie as VP helps Romney the most, Rubio would hurt candidacy

Poll: Americans Ignorant of Meaning of Natural-Born Citizen, Rubio Ineligible

Some FReepers, too.

21 posted on 04/20/2012 6:45:45 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

$upport and vote for Newt.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Bratch
The president is limited to two terms. However, the vice president isn't.

Whoever/Cheney 2012. He has the heart for another dozen terms.

It started out sarcastic, but upon further thought I like it.

23 posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Bratch

Jeb Bush gets you Florida, married a Latina and speaks Spanish. That doesn’t hurt IMO.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Bratch

Jeb Bush gets you Florida, married a Latina and speaks Spanish. That doesn’t hurt IMO.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy
Jeb Bush gets you Florida, married a Latina and speaks Spanish. That doesn’t hurt IMO.

Rubio gets you Florida, married a Latina, speaks Spanish and doesn't come from a family that tried to ruin the country.

26 posted on 04/20/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Bratch

Marco Rubio has said no many times, he doesn’t want the job. Don’t want Christie.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 7:16:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Bratch

It would be difficult for team Romney to find a republican running mate further to the left than Romney himself - but that won’t stop them from trying.


28 posted on 04/20/2012 7:21:44 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Bratch

I don’t want Rubio.

I heard on Foxnews that Jeb Bush is now on the list, and that he’s thinking about it. I would prefer Ryan, but I think Rubio would be a distraction. If not Ryan, then Bush might be the best choice.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 7:22:17 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: A CA Guy
Jeb Bush gets you Florida, married a Latina and speaks Spanish. That doesn’t hurt IMO.

Allen West gets you Florida, Tea Party Conservatives, and trumps the Race Card.

30 posted on 04/20/2012 7:26:00 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
Allen West gets you Florida, Tea Party Conservatives, and trumps the Race Card.

Might let me hold my nose and vote for Mitt. I will anyway to keep Obama off my TV and Appointing another wise Lationo to the Supreme Court that can't pass the bar exam.

31 posted on 04/20/2012 7:39:21 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Perdogg
How is he ineligible?

Good question. I've heard the answer but forgot. Something like, Mitt's father was born in Mexico of U.S. citizen parents so Mitt is ineligible.

My own grand father, of many generations ago, fled religious persecution from France around 1690 and came to the U.S. (Huguenot), hence, I'm not eligible either and furthermore, I believe France might owe me some reparations.

Mitt is ineligible because he's a liberal liar.

32 posted on 04/20/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Graybeard58
"How is he ineligible?"

Well, one of the reasons is that he does not yet have 1142 delegates - but after California votes, he'll likely be close, but may still not have 1142 - maybe that is why some call him 'ineligible.'

GOP voters have to let their three state members of the RNC (that would be the Chairman of the state GOP party, and the 'National Committee Man' and the 'National Committee Woman') that they are quite unhappy with the performance of the RNC in this election, and demand to know if they are supporting what the RNC has done so far in this election.

If GOP voters don't hold their feet to the fire, then they can do anything and get away with it - with presumed support from their state GOP registered voters.

33 posted on 04/20/2012 7:59:22 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Bratch

Christie would turn off the deep south — the others, not quite so much.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 8:02:59 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Brilliant

Ryan will be secretary of the treasury under a Romney admin. No way will he be VP


35 posted on 04/20/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Bratch

This article reminds me of the odoooor of El Toro’s droppings.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 8:37:09 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Bratch

Hillary as VP would move the ticket further right than Christie.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 8:40:32 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Bratch

Any mention of Bobby Jindal?


38 posted on 04/20/2012 8:45:02 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Brilliant
I like Dick Cheney, but his own drawback as a VP was that he wasn't someone who could be a plausible Presidential candidate later (because of his health problems). Jeb Bush would have the same problem--the country won't elect a third person from the same family within a few decades.

I don't think Rubio would be a good choice--would look too much like pandering for the Hispanic vote, and he needs more experience.

Allen West can be demonized too easily after his comment the other day about Communists. He needs more years in public office before being a credible Presidential or Vice Presidential choice.

Bob McDonnell, Rob Portman, or Paul Ryan all look like choices which would strengthen the ticket.

39 posted on 04/20/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Bratch

“Public Policy Polling” is a liberal, leftist organization that polis for Daily Kos, among other leftists.

They have been polling that in the WI recall, Governor Walker was losing badly.....until they had a poll the other day that actually polled likely voters. The new poll miraculously shows him winning against any Dem candidate. (the KOSiacs are flummoxed with this new poll)

Why are we giving PPP any credibility when it comes to Republicans?? They can’t keep their own crap straight.


40 posted on 04/20/2012 8:58:18 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Bratch
Romney/Christie 2012? Oh sure, that sounds like a winner:

41 posted on 04/20/2012 10:31:27 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: fatnotlazy

“Romney and Christie deserve each other.”

Despite many defects, Christie is the better man by far, and actually has opposed leftists on occasion. That said, I don’t think he wants to be copilot on a Kamikaze mission.


42 posted on 04/20/2012 11:02:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Bratch
Nothong like TWO anti-gun RINOs to top the ticket.

Oh. This is the Republican ticket.

Well, I'm going to keep my guns as long as I'm breathing. Might as well keep my vote, too.

43 posted on 04/20/2012 11:09:08 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Allen West can be demonized too easily after his comment the other day about Communists.

What are they going to do? Turn in their CPUSA cards and whine?

Compare him to McCarthy? (who was right!)

Someone with the guts to call it as it is is a good first step to getting America back on the right track. If we can't/won't see where we are, we'll never get the course corrections down.

44 posted on 04/21/2012 12:48:48 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Verginius Rufus

The problem with Rubio in my mind is that he’s said repeatedly he won’t do it, which suggests to me that he’s got skeletons. The rumor I’ve heard going around the media is that he’s had affairs.


45 posted on 04/21/2012 5:56:42 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Bratch; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; socialismisinsidious; GailA; potlatch; ...
Just tossing out a "trial balloon" here:

Please feel free to comment on the pros and cons of John Bolton as the GOP VP candidate.

46 posted on 04/21/2012 6:16:06 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Bratch

When did Mitt get the nomination? I thought the GOP fix was in on Hussein.


47 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:16 AM PDT by bgill
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To: justiceseeker93

Bolton would add certain strengths, but might have been a better choice for a more conservative nominee than Mitt. Mitt needs someone very much a tea party type - maybe West, maybe Rubio, maybe DeMint, etc.

(Something like a DeMint-Bolton ticket would have been awesome though)


48 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:52 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: All; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; seekthetruth; surfer; seenenuf; Bizzy Bugz; prairiebreeze; ...
If Romney is the nominee, my choice for Veep would be Cong. Paul Ryan.

No baggage, smart, appealing, conservative, experienced money man, from a heartland state, energetic, articulate, tough, seasoned campaigner.

Jeb Bush's name was thrown up in the air like a flag to see if anyone will salute. I don't see any big rush to salute. To me, he's warmed-over soup....plus, puh-leez, let's stay outta da bushes.

Leni

49 posted on 04/21/2012 6:38:05 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: justiceseeker93

I’d give Bolton the Secretary of State job.


50 posted on 04/21/2012 6:49:51 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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