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Poll: Cornyn crushing Stockman in Texas (Cornyn at 50%, but when compared to similar poll in 2011..)
thehill.com ^ | 12/13/13 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 12/14/2013 3:23:41 AM PST by cotton1706

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has a huge lead over Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), his newly announced primary foe, according to a new survey conducted by GOP pollster Wilson Perkins Allen Research.

Cornyn leads Stockman by 50 percent to 6 percent, according to the poll. Other candidates pull a combined 5 percent; 39 percent remain undecided.

Stockman was a surprise entrant in the race earlier this week and needs to hold Cornyn to less than 50 percent of the vote to force a runoff in the early March primary. He has little funding for his campaign and — as the poll shows — isn't well-known across the state. Cornyn has $7 million in the bank and looks like he'll be in strong shape. Pollster Chris Perkins, who isn't working for either candidate, added the poll to a corporate survey he was conducting in the state. His clients include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), who's running for governor.

"With less than three months until the Republican Primary for United States Senate, John Cornyn is in a very strong position," he says in a poll memo, obtained by The Hill.

The live-called poll of 762 likely Republican primary voters was conducted from Dec. 10-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: elections; johncornyn; primarytherinos; stevestockman; texas
"It is mostly a battle of name recognition at this point, just as in the general-election numbers released yesterday, but David Dewhurst has a stranglehold in the early race for the Senate nomination. He pulls 41% to Ted Cruz’s 12%, Elizabeth Ames Jones’ 7%, and Tom Leppert’s 6%, with a huge 34% undecided. 74% of even these active primary voters are unfamiliar with Leppert, and 79% with Cruz, but only 42% cannot express an opinion of Dewhurst."

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_TX_09221118.pdf

1 posted on 12/14/2013 3:23:41 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

All we need to do is keep Cornyn under 50% in the primary!


2 posted on 12/14/2013 3:24:14 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn has been blasting ads since October, too. Stockman just threw his name in the ring a couple days ago.


3 posted on 12/14/2013 3:27:54 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: cotton1706

Cornrow is going down.


4 posted on 12/14/2013 3:32:34 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Spktyr

Stockman is a joke. Check out his asset to debt ratio. This guy owes so much money, nobody will give him a dime.


5 posted on 12/14/2013 3:42:08 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: cotton1706

Yep, “39 percent remain undecided”

That is a lot for an incumbent.

39 + 5 +6 = 50%

Sounds pretty close to me.


6 posted on 12/14/2013 4:10:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Stockman is a joke. Check out his asset to debt ratio. This guy owes so much money, nobody will give him a dime.

Many senators start their senate run very poor and steal their way to riches, look at LBJ, the klintoons, and alan grayson is such a thief, he just got scammed out of $12 MILLION.

7 posted on 12/14/2013 4:16:19 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Well then, its time to start anteing up! Unless you are plugging for Cornyn.


8 posted on 12/14/2013 4:23:33 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: USS Alaska
Many senators start their senate run very poor and steal their way to riches,.....

That's why most of them get into politics.

The new American Dream, Become a politician, get rich.

9 posted on 12/14/2013 4:27:24 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: cotton1706

Can’t say I’ve ever seen a more meaningless poll.


10 posted on 12/14/2013 4:30:20 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.)
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To: EternalVigilance

> Can’t say I’ve ever seen a more meaningless poll.

Sure you have - employment numbers, healthcare, Obama’s ratings and Obamacare website polls all the time -


11 posted on 12/14/2013 4:54:49 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Stockman is a joke.

Then go with Dwayne Stovall 'cause Cornyn/s got to go.

12 posted on 12/14/2013 5:05:21 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Spktyr

But Cornyn keeps telling us how conservative he is.

As a Texas voter, I’ll remember how he stabbed Ted Cruz in the back when I go to vote.


13 posted on 12/14/2013 5:05:39 AM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Undecided 2012
But Cornyn keeps telling us how conservative he is.

John Cornyn claims to be the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate.
Yet, as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee he
hand-selected these "Republican" candidates:
  • Arlen Specter - Democrat
  • Charlie Crist - Democrat
  • Lincoln Chafee - Democrat
  • Lisa Murkowski - Independent
Also, when he had a chance to stop ObamaCare by supporting Ted Cruz' filibuster
he FAILED
and hid behind a meaningless vote later.

14 posted on 12/14/2013 5:06:51 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: EternalVigilance

“Can’t say I’ve ever seen a more meaningless poll.”

They institute these polls to show the overwhelming strength of the incumbent, and to scare off any challengers. But that’s why I posted a similar poll from 2011, to show how meaningless it is, for the eventual winner of the senate seat, Ted Cruz, was at that time, an unknown and way down on the list. And the undecided vote was pretty close.

The primary’s in three months, and all we have to do is keep Cornyn under 50%. Then the runoff will be national news, with the establishment swinging in to protect Cornyn, and the rest of us rooting for the other guy, whoever that ends up being.


15 posted on 12/14/2013 5:14:09 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

All people know is that Cornball is “good”; the way their TN cousins think of Lamar!


16 posted on 12/14/2013 5:19:46 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: cotton1706

Things that make you go > Hmmmmm
1) The primary is early March.
2)Arpaio forecasts prosecutions before March, the prosecutions arising from newly uncovered evidence.
3)Some Texas Law enforcement person just resigned as she did not know her Birth Certificate was a fake.
4)Stockman was an early supporter of the CCP, and prolly has a good level on who is for or agin the CCP

I am enjoying this Christmas season!!!!


17 posted on 12/14/2013 5:22:18 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: USS Alaska

and do not forget the filthy rich Joe Biden


18 posted on 12/14/2013 5:23:12 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: cotton1706

Exactly.


19 posted on 12/14/2013 5:24:24 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Stovall is impressive from his website; he might be a better choice than Stockman.


20 posted on 12/14/2013 5:27:34 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Theodore R.
Stovall is impressive from his website; he might be a better choice than Stockman.

I support Stovall but I like having Stockman in the race - as long as he stays focussed on Cornyn. Stockman is a rhetorical bomb-thrower and will get some solid hits on Cornyn. Since this is a runoff anything that tears Cornyn down is to the good.

21 posted on 12/14/2013 5:44:51 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Theodore R.
Anyone but Cornyn is a good choice. Every vote for someone else helps keep Cornyn under 50%. Stovall, Stockman, Vega, doesn't matter, vote for anyone but Cornyn.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/14/2013 5:55:31 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

50% doesn’t seem like a great number for a sitting senator.


23 posted on 12/14/2013 6:17:35 AM PST by Nickname
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To: cotton1706

Wasn’t Dewhurst leading Cruz in the early polls?


24 posted on 12/14/2013 6:37:44 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!!)
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To: Steven Tyler

They say they got irrefutable proof on Obama. Almost popcorn time.


25 posted on 12/14/2013 6:39:47 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Steven Tyler
Stockman was an early supporter of the CCP, and prolly has a good level on who is for or agin the CCP

A supporter of the Chinese Communist Party? Wow!!

26 posted on 12/14/2013 6:43:25 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Trade one scoundrel for another. Cornyn’s been there long enough to prove he’s just stealing oxygen. Time to turn the till.


27 posted on 12/14/2013 7:08:13 AM PST by FAA
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To: cotton1706

Check out Dwayne Stovall:

http://www.texansforstovall.com/


28 posted on 12/14/2013 7:24:45 AM PST by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: cotton1706
If there's a runoff, Cornyn is toast and he knows it.

And there will be a runoff.

29 posted on 12/14/2013 11:07:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Fiji Hill

LOL, Zullo, Arpaio and the Cold Case Posse


30 posted on 12/14/2013 11:40:17 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Fiji Hill

Wrong meme, Bill Clinton is a supporter of the Chinese Communist Party


31 posted on 12/14/2013 11:41:21 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: cotton1706

Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan have been panicking about their re-election prospects because their poll numbers are only 47% and 43%, respectively.

So John Cornyn, who’s polling only 50% among Republicans, should also be panicking.

BTW, no one seems to be considering the consequences of a possible Supreme Court ruling this year which would eliminate all restrictions on political campaign funding. A favorable ruling would allow Conservatives to contribute enough money to Conservative candidates to overcome the advantage moderate Republicans have who often receive large contributions from companies whose interests they represent in Congress.

However, with John Cornyn at only 50%, Steve Stockman would not need such help, especially if the hugely popular Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin agree to campaign for him.


32 posted on 12/14/2013 11:46:44 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Fiji Hill

“Wasn’t Dewhurst leading Cruz in the early polls?”

Yes, see post #1 where I put the results of a poll from 2011. Dewhurst was the overwhelming favorite, Cruz was an unknown and undecided were high. Not a perfect parallel but pretty close (though Cornyn is a known incumbent, that may help him with some, hurt him with others).

But in any case, we now have Senator Cruz, not Senator Dewhurst!


33 posted on 12/14/2013 1:52:42 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Yep. It’s early right now.


34 posted on 12/14/2013 3:37:51 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Another Stockman basher that isn’t flying a Texas flag on his home page. Can’t your guy find ANYONE in Texas to shill for him here?

Oh, wait. I looked a little further down your posts. You bash Cruz, as well.

There used to be some anti-freeper web sites for establishment republicans like you. Have they all shut down now?


35 posted on 12/14/2013 8:38:15 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Old Retired Army Guy; All
Stockman is a joke. Check out his asset to debt ratio. This guy owes so much money, nobody will give him a dime.

Those of us who are in his Congressional District know this. He won't win, but, he will help draw Cornhole into a run-off against somebody. I personally hope it is Linda Vega. Conservative female with a Hispanic surname..... Sounds like a winning combination. The Hispanic surname was a tremendous help to Ted Cruz when he defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
36 posted on 12/15/2013 5:28:03 AM PST by Din Maker
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