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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:54 PM

Clinton, Christie Lead First Polls Of 2016 N.H. Primaries (She's blowing them all out of the water)

http://news.yahoo.com/clinton-christie-lead-first-polls-2016-n-h-151225849--politics.html

Twenty-one percent of Republicans in the state favor Christie as the party's nominee in four years. A cluster of prospective candidates trail Christie but still crack 10 percent: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (14 percent), former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (13 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (11 percent) and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (10 percent).

Ryan and Rice enjoy the highest name recognition among Republican voters in the state and that helps give them both a favorability rating above 80 percent. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, on the other hand, is viewed favorably by only 48 percent of his fellow Republicans in New Hampshire. Along with Paul, only former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are viewed unfavorably by more than 20 percent of New Hampshire Republicans.

Democrats, meanwhile, overwhelmingly back a Clinton candidacy, providing further indication that the party's nomination in 2016 is likely hers if she wants it. The poll shows that 60 percent of New Hampshire Democrats give her nod, creating miles of separation from the other seven candidates included in the survey. After Clinton, only Vice President Joe Biden who cryptically told reporters on Election Day that he wasn't voting for himself for the last time reaches 10 percent.

Polls have routinely shown Clinton to be the most popular member of the Obama administration, and a separate PPP survey showed her as the prohibitive favorite to win the next Iowa caucuses. So dominant is her current standing in the party that PPP asked New Hampshire Democrats who they would support if she weren't in the 2016 field. With Clinton out of the picture, Biden emerges as a mild favorite with the support of 26 percent. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (15 percent), newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (11 percent) and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (9 percent) trail Biden. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner all fail to break 5 percent.

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Reply Clinton, Christie Lead First Polls Of 2016 N.H. Primaries (She's blowing them all out of the water) (Original post)
DonRedwood Nov 2012 OP
Kurovski Nov 2012 #1
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #2
Dawgs Nov 2012 #3
standingtall Nov 2012 #4
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #13
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #5
graham4anything Nov 2012 #6
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #7
graham4anything Nov 2012 #8
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #9
graham4anything Nov 2012 #11
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #12
BlueStater Nov 2012 #10

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:57 PM

1. Oh gosh. Already?

I feel queasy.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:59 PM

2. If any polling firm

calls me about 2016 right now I think I'll chuck my phone into the fucking river.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:20 PM

3. Goody. I wish this shit would never end. n/t

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. I don't care if Hillary says she isn't running in 2016

She will do what's best for the country, and be our next Presidential nominee. Just imagine Bill, and Barack given speeches at the 2016 Democratic national convention. It's going to be sweet.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

13. Imagine the speeches. And it is time for a woman. Women need to flex some muscle!

Women vote, women win. SImple as that. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:22 PM

5. Bookmark it. 2016: Kirsten Gillibrand. nt

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:34 PM

6. please. She is not even #4 in NY state alone but this explains your other post

 

Hillary will be president

then there is Andrew, then there is Caroline, then there is Kirsten.

btw-can someone explain why Kirsten was flanked by Al D'amato at her first inauguration and what he was doing up there? One of the biggest baddest republicans of NY ever?

he stood right next to her



and Andrew, well we will never forgive him for smearing Ed Koch with the line
"vote for Cuomo not the homo" in his fathers race against Koch a while back

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:53 PM

7. It explains my other post that quoted Hillary Clinton herself

stating she was not running for President. Yeah, I have some anti-Hillary hidden agenda. I voted for Hillary in the primaries, I was quite disgruntled when she lost and it took me quite a while to warm to President Obama. I've been a fan of Hillary's for a long time and thought she was a wonderful co-President during the 80's, she was part of the reason I voted for her husband. She's fought valiantly for women's rights and I hope when she retires, if she doesn't run in 2016, that she DOES continue that fight for women's rights--we could have no better champion.

Point is, I'm not the only one speculating that Gillibrand will run in 2016, no matter whom she's hanging out with in photo's.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:00 PM

8. No sitting senator should run. We need to get to 60, not lose seats.

 

and if not for a rightwing smear (by D'amato and Patterson), Caroline Kennedy would have gotten that seat and been headed for the White House by now

IMHO

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:03 PM

9. Caroline Kennedy decided not to run because her kids didn't want her to

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-05-05/news/17922402_1_victoria-reggie-kennedy-caroline-kennedy-joe-kennedy

Citing an unnamed family adviser with deep roots in the clan, Kennedy author Edward Klein wrote that daughters Rose and Tatiana, 18 and son John, 15, confronted their mom with concerns over how the Senate bid had changed her usually placid demeanor.

"Her children felt like she was becoming a different person - one they didn't like much," the adviser is quoted as saying in an excerpt of Klein's new book "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died."

"They had never heard her talk so tough," the adviser said. "They told her that, if she was getting this worked up getting the job, they didn't want to see what she would be like in the trenches of a political campaign."

The sobering sitdown was a "wakeup call" for Kennedy, 51, who within hours would call Paterson to end her already rocky, quasi-campaign for Clinton's seat.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:31 PM

11. The daily news???they backed Mitt in 2012. As bad as the NY post in 2012

 

Btw, I also meant to add mike bloomberg to the NY list

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:51 PM

12. Here ya go... Is HuffPo better for you?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/24/caroline-kennedy-clinton_n_148671.html

Or the NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/nyregion/23caroline.html?_r=0

Or ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/01/source-caroline/

Or NBC Nightly News


I actually found the Daily News article to be more informative and less inflammatory than others.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

10. I'll vote for who I want and not let the media select my candidate for me, thank you very much. N/T

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