Romney the Only Electable Candidate … CNN Poll Has Rick Perry in the Lead When it comes to Electability

For all those folks that said that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the only GOP candidate that was electable …. NOT SO FAST!

A recent CNN poll has Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the top of the list of Republican candidates that can beat President Barack Obama in 2012. Perry has a double digit lead over Romney. It would appear that Perry’s numbers are holding from the point when he entered the race. Several pundits said that he would have an initial surge and then come back to the pack. That has not happened. Perry’s camapign has legs and the polling data supports it.

Full poll results.

And according to a CNN/ORC International Poll, what appears to be Perry’s greatest strength – the perception among Republicans that he is the candidate with the best chance to beat President Barack Obama in 2012 – seems to be exactly what the GOP rank and file are looking for.

The survey, released Monday morning, indicates that 30 percent of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP support Perry for their party’s nomination, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 18 percent. Romney, who’s making his second bid for the White House, had been leading the list of Republican candidates in the national polls, but since Perry launched his campaign a month ago he’s jumped ahead of Romney to capture the top spot.

Rick Perry Leads in Iowa: Perry 29%, Bachmann 18%, Romney 17%, Paul 14%

Texas Governor Rick Perry is in the cat birds seat when it comes to polling in the first three GOP primary states. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Perry leads in Iowa 29% with a double digit lead over US rep. Michele Bachmann (18%),  former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (17%) and Ron Paul (14%).  If Perry wins Iowa, he will take 2 of the 3 first primary states.

Confirming a surge seen in polling across the nation, Texas Governor Rick Perry has moved into first place among Republican voters in Iowa, host state to the first-in-the-nation caucus early next year.

A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of those likely to participate in the Iowa GOP Caucus shows that Perry is the first choice for 29%. Essentially tied for second are Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at 18% and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 17%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul picks up 14% of the vote, and nobody else currently reaches the five percent (5%) mark. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Nationally, Rick perry has a near double digit lead over his GOP Presidential primary challengers; however, in the primaries its all about how candidates do in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Obviously, Romney leads in NH, he better. If you are the former governor of a sister New England state, if Romney do not win NH, he is finished. However, what if Perry comes in second in the Granite state primaries, wins Iowa as he leads in to the above poll and runs away with the South Carolina primary …  Perry is in a great spot at this point. Let’s see how he does in this weeks GOP Presidential Primary debate.

Rasmussen Poll Has TX Gov. Rick Perry Ahead of President Barack Obama 44% – 41%

Hey Barack … what do you like on your toast?

Texas Governor Rick Perry not only leads his fellow GOP 2012 Presidential challenger Mitt Romney in all of the recent polling, Perry now leads President Barack Obama as well. In the latest Rasmussen poll, Perry has a 44% to 41% lead over Obama who is sinking fast in every poll on job approval. How does an incumbent President only get 41%? One has to truly earn such poor numbers and Barack Obama has certainly done so.

For the first time this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry leads President Obama in a national Election 2012 survey. Other Republican candidates trail the president by single digits.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows Perry picking up 44% of the vote while the president earns support from 41%. Given the margin of sampling error (+/- 3 percentage points) and the fact that the election is more than a year away, the race between the two men is effectively a toss-up. Just over a week ago, the president held a three-point advantage over Perry. (To see question wording, click here.)

How bad is the situation for Obama? Even with the already terrible job approval rating, many still blame GWB for the economy. What will Obama’s numbers look like when even more shift the blame to Obama? The results will be a catastrophic landslide. Obama is already setting the bar low for unemployment saying that it will remain at 9% throughout 2012.

More discussion at American Power over Obama’s dismal polling numbers and Perry’s and Romney’s chances of defeating The One in 2012. Another discussion that comes from this polling data is the premise that only Romney is electable. Not so fast, don’t mess with Texas.  Hell, at this point Steve Perry could beat Obama.

CNN/ORC International Poll Has Texas Governor Rick Perry in Front … Lead Over Romney To 13 Points, 27% – 14%

Another poll and another lead for Texas Governor Rick Perry. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll of Republicans and independent voters has Texas Governor way out ahead of the GOP Presidential challengers. With 27% of the vote, Perry nearly doubles second place former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll of Republicans and independent voters who lean towards the GOP, Perry now sits atop the list of Republican presidential candidates, with strong support from most demographic groups.

Full poll results here (pdf)

The survey, released Monday, indicates that 27 percent of Republicans nationwide support Perry for their party’s nomination, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s making his second bid for the White House, at 14 percent. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin follows at ten percent, with Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at nine percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who’s making his third bid for the presidency, at six percent. Every one else listed on the questionnaire registered in the low single digits.

One poll is just a poll, two is interesting, three is a trend. The CNN poll follows two other polls, Gallup and Rasmussen, that have GOP Presidential challenger Rick Perry way out ahead of his fellow Republicans. Add the Magellan poll as well.

So why has Rick Perry vaulted to the top of the GOP list? It’s not that he is just the flavor of the month, even after being attacked by Democrats and the MSM, he has shown that he has staying power. Maybe his appeal is because many Americans believe that Washington, DC should be made inconsequential. Maybe its also because Americans know that a President should have executive leadership skills, have successfully run a state and created jobs. Something that the incumbent Obama has failed to do.

Rick Perry, a successful governor of a large southern state that did not create any form of Obama-Romney care … he is Obama’s worst nightmare.

Only 37% Job Approval in Florida and Think President Barack Obama Deserves Reelection in 2012

In the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama won Florida 51% to 48% and picked up an important  27 electoral votes. That was then, this is now. If early polling in Florida is any sign of things to come for 2012, Obama and the Democrat party are in serious trouble in this swing state.

Yes, it is early in the polling season and things could change; however, President Barack Obama finds himself in a deep hole in the battle ground state of Florida.   A recent MAGELLAN poll has only 37% believe that Barack Obama should be reelected, while a whopping 57% believe he should not be. The poll also has Floridians at 37% job approval for Obama, while 57% disapprove. How does one come back from a 37% reelection number?  Its early, but this polling is so dismal, one has to take notice especially when the polling sample was 42/39/19, Democrats/Republicans/Independents.

Do you think that Barack Obama deserves to be re?elected, or do you think that
Barack Obama does not deserve to be re?elected?
Deserves to be re?elected ……………………………………………… 37%
Does not deserve to be re?elected ……………………………….. 57%
Undecided/No opinion …………………………………………………….. 6%

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Surges into the Lead in Latest Gallup Poll

Texas Governor Rick Perry to the head of the pack …

The latest Gallup poll has Texas Governor Rick Perry surging into the lead in the GOP race for the Republican nomination for president with 29%. Similar to last weeks Rasmussen poll, Rick Perry has a double digit lead in Gallup, far outpacing Mitt Romney 17%, Ron Paul at 13% and Michele Bachmann at 10%.  The American Spectator has some nice geographic analysis.

Perry crushes Romney in the South 39 percent to 12 percent while trailing the former Massachusetts governor by just one point in the East. Perry has also taken a toll on Bachmann, who does no better than tying Paul in any region of the country and trails all three of them in the Midwest, even though that’s where she does best. Perry also beats Romney 33 percent to 16 percent among conservatives, while Romney has a single-digit lead among moderate to liberal Republicans.

Perry seems to have traction in the polling since he entered the GOP race on August 13. Quite interesting how well the Texan polled in the East against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Interesting indeed, don’t mess with Texas.

Brian in a Blue State

More Polling Trouble for Obama … Loses to Romney and Tied with Perry in Gallup Poll

What Barack Obama did on his summer vacation, played golf, went to Martha’s Vineyard and saw his polling numbers completely collapse.

More bad polling data for President Barack Obama. The latest Gallup poll in a hypothetical match up between GOP contenders has Obama losing to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Obama tied with current Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Obama within the margin of error with US Reps. Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann. Making matters worse, Obama loses Independents to all contenders except Bachmann. Making matters even more worse than that, the incumbent President does not poll at 50% or above against any challenger. In a dead heat against a challenger when the incumbent polls below 50% … the incumbent loses.

President Barack Obama is closely matched against each of four possible Republican opponents when registered voters are asked whom they would support if the 2012 presidential election were held today. Mitt Romney leads Obama by two percentage points, 48% to 46%, Rick Perry and Obama are tied at 47%, and Obama edges out Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann by two and four points, respectively.

Is it that shocking that Obama is viewed in such a bad light? Not at all. Not when Obama has a job approval in the low 40′s and an economic job approval rating in the 20′s.

Brian in a Blue State

Daily Commentary – Friday, August 19, 2011 – Texas Governor Rick Perry – Will He Run?

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry – Will He Run? He he is and he has risen to #1 in the Rasmussen poll.

Daily Commentary – Friday, August 19, 2011 – Texas Governor Rick Perry – Will He Run?: Download

Romney Still Leads in the NH Journal Survey … Perry Now Second in the Granite State

Romney still top dog in NH … But Perry is in Second.

The former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney still holds a large leads in New Hampshire with 36%, according to the NH Journal Survey, with Texas governor Rick Perry (18%) second, Ron Paul (14%) third and US Rep Michele Bachmann (10%) fourth. Of course Romney is going to fare well in NH, fellow New England state, or at least he better. If he ever fell to second or third place in any Granite state poll, it would be time for him to drop out of the race.

On the ballot Romney remains in a strong position. He leads all candidates with 36% of the vote. However, Perry, making his first appearance in the NH Journal poll, debuts with a strong 18%. Ron Paul continues to impress despite relatively little media attention with 14%. And Bachmann earns 10%. All other candidates were in single digits.

Among all voters surveyed Romney remains very popular with a favorable rating of 66% and an unfavorable rating of 24%. Perry also has a significantly favorable image ratio of 51% F / 27% U.

This is a strong showing for Rick Perry in NH.

Full poll can be seen HERE.

As reported at The Hill, Republicans are torn over Perry and Romney as to who would be the better GOP candidate to take on Barack Obama in 2012. This is hardly a bad thing. An honest and public debate to determine who would be the best principled candidate to take on Obama is exactly what is required. Let the GOP candidates hone their skills and present their message and vision to America now, because trust me Obama, his smear minion and the complicit MSM are going to go after the GOP candidate like no one has ever seen in political history. An incumbent President with such miserable poll numbers on the economy and other key political issues will have to attack his opponents, or as Obama refers to them as “his enemies”, because there is no way he can run on his record.

Texas Gov Rick Perry Jumps to the Lead in GOP Presidential Primary Poll … Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%


The American public  was waiting for some one to emerge from the GOP primary candidates cast of many to beat Barack Obama … looks like Texas Governor Rick Perry is that individual.  PERRY SKYROCKETS TO THE TOP OF THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY PACK! A note to Barack Obama, while the Obamamessiah takes a lame bus tour and talks of jobs, Rick Perry in Texas has created them.

Governor Rick Perry has splashed on to the seen and to the top of the GOP primary Presidential candidate polls. Following Perry’s announcement on Saturday in South Carolina, the Texas governor has vaulted into the lead according to the most recent Rasmussen poll. No wonder Obama and his minions were already taking shots at him. Perry has a double digit lead over second and third place GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Michele  Bauchmann. It would appear that the announcement in South Carolina of a strong governor of a state who has executive experience and has created jobs trumps Bauchmann’s winning of the Iowa Straw poll.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.

Check out Rick Perry for President.

Its the first GOP Presidential primary poll since Ames, Iowa and it was a doozy. It was obvious to many that the GOP electorate was not really warming up to Romney. They were just waiting and so many were holding their breath and waiting for Perry to enter the race and enter he has,  Hey Barack, let’s see you talk your way out of the failure of your job creation against Perry.

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