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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 05:04 PM
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Perry Watch: Obama would trounce Rick Perry in a national presidential match-up
I know these numbers would change when/if he announces, but just for fun I thought I'd share.

Theres a little bit of good news and a lot of bad news for Rick Perry in the newest national presidential poll.

At 10 percent, Perry places fourth among potential GOP presidential contenders behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (25 percent), Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (14 percent) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (12 percent).

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Now the bad news: President Obama would trounce Perry, 50 percent to 37 percent, in a general election match-up. While Perry fares well among Republicans, he trails among Independents, 46 percent to 36 percent, and receives almost no support from Democrats.

Perry matches up worse against Obama than either Romney (who trails by 6 points) or Bachmann (10 percent). But he doesnt do as badly as Palin, the former 2008 VP nominee, who would lose by 19 points to the Democratic incumbent.

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/07/perry-watch-oba... /
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 06:22 PM
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1. We Can Hope, But I'll Be Nervous Through Election Night
I had hoped that the long nightmare of right-wing government was over after the November, 2008 elections, but what happened nation-wide with the so-called Tea Party and what happened in Texas (The Republicans tightened their death-grip on Texas and Democratic voters stayed home in droves) makes me wonder if this nightmare is going to continue another ten, twenty, thirty years.

Nevertheless, I will be out campaigning for Democrats. As disappointed as I've been by Democratic timidity in the face of right-wing thuggery and Republican bullying and discouraged as I've been by voter apathy, I have no choice but to campaign for Democrats if I want an America I can be proud of and an America I can be proud to bequeath to posterity.

:dem:

:patriot:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 09:54 PM
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2. Please let those independents stay informed
If they know this early that Perry is a fake, that bodes well for us. I'm just concerned about the R money that will rain on the R candidate even if it is Perry.

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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 08:37 AM
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Talking Points Memo 7/14/11
Rick Perry Hype Yet To Show Up In IA, NH Polling

Rick Perry's generated plenty of buzz nationally for his ongoing flirtation with a presidential bid, but his polling in the early states has yet to match the national hype.

Polling on Perry is still only beginning to trickle in from Iowa and New Hampshire, but the handful of surveys out there show him peaking in single digits.

An American Research Group poll in Iowa this week has him at just 2%, and the crosstabs don't look any better among likely caucus-goers and self-identifying Tea Partiers. That puts him well behind top tier candidates like Michele Bachmann (25%) and Mitt Romney (20%), potential candidate Sarah Palin (10%), and others, and about even with Tim Pawlenty (2%), Jon Huntsman (2%), and the undeclared Rudy Giuliani (2%).

"There aren't people clamoring for Rick Perry in Iowa at the moment," ARG president Dick Bennett told TPM. According to Bennett, unreleased polling in New Hampshire has so far generated similar results.

"Low single digits at best," he said. "I can tell you there's no groundswell for him there, either."


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 03:47 PM
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5. Can We Pray For A Ground-sinkhole for Ricky's out-of-state base? n/t
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TEXASYANKEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 03:19 PM
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4. Good!
I've heard several pundits opin that Perry would do well because he would be the only "southern" candidate. That may well be for pundits. But I have to think that the average voter is simply not ready for another Texas Governor as President.
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