From the Washington Post - top 3 contenders right now:
Huckabee - 21%
Palin - 19%
Romney - 17%
. . . .I couldn't care less, just so long as whoever it is loses.
Im not american, but I wouldnt be anywhere near ms palin. You might find that internationally, the world might find her a bit too All american.
No, I just cant see it.. she doesnt have the strength or resilience of Hilary, nor the media nouse, she is nowhere near the woman that Madeline Albright was/is and I wouldnt even compare her to the current US presidents wife. There is no comparison in diplomacy, style or character.
Where are your great American women? You must have some good ones there. Women of character and substance, of intellect and honour???
I'd vote for Serena Williams before I even thought of Palin.
Internationally respected, style, has given back to others,.. probably understands US foriegn policy and diplomacy much more than Ms Palin.
Hey Salt, the good all American women really don't have the "balls" for the job. Besides, most women like being honest more than being dishonest.
That's quite a list of great women. I see Hillary Rodham Clinton is on it.
I wish I could find the poll results I saw just the other day. It showed Romney as #1 GOP choice, Palin #2 and Huckabee #3. Percentages were almost exactly same as this poll, just Romney and Huckabee switched.
Also from Washington Post (Gallup poll) today (1/20/11):
In very good news for President Obama’s 2012 presidential reelection prospects Gallup’s daily tracking poll has the President at 51% approval today for the first time since mid May of last year.
But that’s not the only good polling news out today for the President.
PPP’s new poll says that the President has widened his leads against the likely GOP challengers. In fact PPP says that Obama is at his strongest position for reelection since 2009!
Obama 55% Sarah Palin 38%
Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 39%
Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 44%
Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43%
For a bonus this time around PPP included Michele Bachmann, GOP congresswoman from Minnesota (liar), and the President tops her by a landslide margin of 51% to 33%.
Even Rasmussen Reports (who were proven to have a very strong Republican bias in the last election) has good news for Obama. They say he has his highest ratings since April of 2010 (-7 strong approval minus strong disapproval and 49% overall approval.)
Probably best to wait on the glee til the fat lady sings.
I thought Rasmussen was right on the money for the 2008 election? Read the end of page two:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/12 … Page2.html
I think Ras sometimes gets a different outcome because he polls only likely voters, which includes a lot of older whites, as the above article states.
What surpises me is that Palin is even in the polls. The Republicans are having some serious credibilty isses lately (within the last few years). They's do better with a sock puppet over that ding bat Palin.
Paul, I was surprised that Palin polled that well, also.
"The Republicans are having some serious credibilty isses lately (within the last few years)."
Yeah, winning the house sure shows a majority of Americans are having issues with them.
The Gop has the tea party to thank for the house
They ran as Republicans, they got Republicans to vote for them.
The tea party isn't so large that they did this on their own.
Jim: The tea was large and loud enough to distract the people away from the GOP's mosf recent failures the last 10 years. Most tea party members didn't believe the GOP when they said they Got it, after not getting it the last decade. We got a two party system most Republicans would vote Tea party rather than Democrat. The tea party saved the GOP from defeat in the mid term elections. The GOP has done a good job reinventing itself.
"most Republicans would vote Tea party rather than Democrat."
Isn't that what I said?
Jim: They had to vote Gop or democrat or not vote which would be a vote for democrats. The tea party would vote Palin rather than democrat. The tea party endorsed the tea party not the republicans party even though they were republicans. If the tea party didn't exist some other loud distraction would have had to be created. the republicans needed a weapon of mass distraction base on disinformation and they got it with the tea party. The tea party needed a platform and they got it in the Gop. I said the GOP would have been defeated if not for the tea party. Isn't that what I said. Are we both right or are we both wrong.
Would it be making too much sense to comment that Presidential polls at this point are pretty much meaningless? Two years is forever in political circles, plenty of time for Obama to screw up again or for an exciting fresh face to come out of the GOP (I'm not holding my breath).
I think it's quite simple....if the economy recovers, Obama gets re-elected. If not, he is history...
I liked Huckabee over Mccain and Romney last time. Seems like a nice level headed dude.
There's no difference between Tea Party and Republican. The TP is just an effort to rehabilitate the Republican name after Bush.
I disagree. Most TP members I know are farther right than many Republicans I know. Most of the TPers I've talked to are more like Libertarians.
Maybe among the people you know that might be true, but in terms of their polling on social issues, TPers are exactly the same as Republicans nationwide.
Appealing to the libertarian streak among conservatives was never going to be a real crowd-pleaser; social conservatives dwarf them.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/141098/tea-p … -base.aspx
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/ … y-marriage
It sure does look to be a crowded field, especially if you count the many declared "non-candidates" who are likely to jump in.
Here is one person's ranking. I like his naming of the candidates!
http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/17/thedc … -rankings/
Good to see good news. You soon learn, that the polls are run by marketing companies with an objective of their own. Sometimes to lull the voters and politicains into thinking life is rosy, so they wont listen or work through something. Sometimes to create a particular desired outcome, depending on who has commissioned the survey, how it has been written and what its objective is. And then you have people who fib to the surveyer and survey interviewers who purposely change the answers given.
So add all these factors together and the way the surveys are worded, said and percieved by the person answering them.
I did survey interviewing for awhile and found that I would think the question meant this.. and about 2 hours later I would realize that someone else might percieve that it could mean something else entirely.
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