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PPP National Poll: Huckabee 16%,
Bush 14%, Christie 13%

Weekly Standard, by John McCormack

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/30/2014 9:32:29 AM

With twenty-four months to go until the first votes are cast in the Republican presidential primary, Democratic pollster PPP surveys the country and finds Mike Huckabee atop the field: Following the controversy over his ´Uncle Sugar´ speech Mike Huckabee has...taken the lead in the Republican primary race for 2016. He´s at 16% to 14% for Jeb Bush, 13% for Chris Christie, 11% for Rand Paul, 8% each for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan, 6% for Scott Walker, and 5% for Bobby Jindal. There´s been more movement than usual over the last month, with Huckabee and Bush each gaining 3-4 points,

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I saw a piece this morning saying John Kasich is the dark horse for the 2016 GOP nomination, another stating that Santorum is ready to go. The Huckabee lead is simply name recognition. Some of the lesser-knowns have time to get acquainted.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/30/2014 9:36:18 AM     (No. 9711409)

Pffft, a RINO publication talking about Dem poll of potential GOP candidates?

I´ll wait for the movie to come out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/30/2014 9:46:01 AM     (No. 9711426)

Yeah, I can just imagine Mt. Rushmore bearing the likenesses of Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. Giants, all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/30/2014 9:46:49 AM     (No. 9711428)

2016 is shaping up to be the first time since I turned 18 that I won´t vote for a presidential candidate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/30/2014 9:53:04 AM     (No. 9711442)

Why was Sarah not included??? Let´s take another poll and include her.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: aasilver, 1/30/2014 10:02:17 AM     (No. 9711457)

Political suicide if any of these are selected to be the nominee.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/30/2014 10:05:17 AM     (No. 9711466)

Lord, save us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chillijilli, 1/30/2014 10:05:40 AM     (No. 9711467)

Let´s see. We have Golly Gomer, Fats the Bully and Oh-Not-Another-One leading this poll.
How many YEARS have we had to groom a feasible candidate?
The sad truth is that we are a defensive party and don´t have a clue how to organize and play offense. Period.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pinchem, 1/30/2014 10:16:31 AM     (No. 9711484)

#3...Not voting is a guaranteed vote for the Communist Democrats. Is that really your preference? The democrats and the "hindlicking" Press will do everything they can to discourage conservatives from voting with Polls like this. Don´t fall into their trap.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: brianod1, 1/30/2014 10:17:17 AM     (No. 9711486)

No. No. No.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Abigail4, 1/30/2014 10:18:11 AM     (No. 9711491)

Sure hope Mike Pence decides to run!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/30/2014 10:21:34 AM     (No. 9711500)

And where is our beloved "Sarah Barracuda"? It´s also hard to believe the magnificent Junior Senator from America´s "Lone Star State," Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, is pulling down only 8% and Governor Huckleberry leading with 16%---This Democratic PPP Poll "smells" as "rotten" as one of Dingy Harry´s Nevada "land deals"!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/30/2014 10:25:49 AM     (No. 9711505)

Trey Gowdy....Sarah Palin...Ted Cruz Missile.

Let´s try the Dem ´strategerey´ of putting up our MOST EXTREME idealogs.

It works for them.

The ´Dole-McCain-Romney´ blitz of milque toasties was a costly lesson that we must learn from.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/30/2014 10:26:27 AM     (No. 9711506)

The three of them should just go away. We need a constitutional conservative not a me too statist.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: yuban, 1/30/2014 10:33:45 AM     (No. 9711517)

It is way too early for a poll to mean much but it isn´t too early for me to state flat out that I will not vote for Huckabee, Bush or Christie. If the GOP wants my vote then it must be a Conservative, period. I know you Moderates do not like that but guess what, I don´t care what you like or dislike. One more time, I will only vote for a Conservative. If need be, I will write him/her in.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/30/2014 10:39:00 AM     (No. 9711531)

Yes, #14, we´ve heard you say that several times. You won´t vote for just anyone. We get it. Please roll out your welcome mat for Her Hillaryness.

Well, I will vote for whomever heads the GOP ticket. There are several I would prefer to see, but if primary voters decree otherwise, then I´m there in the polling booth on election day pulling the GOP lever, anyway. The alternative is unthinkable. Or ought to be.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/30/2014 10:43:50 AM     (No. 9711544)

#10, that is my ardent hope as well. Pence has the credentials and the experience. He has also been a broadcaster, which means he knows how to handle the press. Indiana has been fortunate to have him as its governor.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/30/2014 11:19:32 AM     (No. 9711607)

When the least preferred person is on top I tend to think the poll is bogus and the opposite is the case. This means Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal are the ones the left fear the most.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: yuban, 1/30/2014 11:40:05 AM     (No. 9711665)

Wow, that was fast. #15, are you stalking me? LOL. Already blaming Conservatives for HRC winning in 2016. How quaint. I will continue to state my choice, Conservative, for the nominee since evidently many in the GOP can´t read or hear.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/30/2014 11:46:10 AM     (No. 9711678)

#15, I see your point and without the benefit of any previous history, I would totally agree with you. I am worried (and almost certain) that all we are really discussing here is how soon the US disappear as we have know it. One tactic is to try to slow the fall and preserve it for a few more years. A second tactic is to thy to reverse the trend. The trend may not be reversible, but I would like to be able to look my progeny in the eye one day and tell them that I did everything I could to insure a good life for them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: judy, 1/30/2014 12:01:22 PM     (No. 9711730)

I´m tired of reading polls that only poll dems. Sounds like the democrat non win dream team, Jeb, Huck & Christie. They still don´t get why Romney, McCain, & Dole lost. You have to be inclusive & conservative to win. Romney´s big mistake was not including the TP & libertarians & listening to Rove. There is no difference between the dem party & Huck, Christie, & Jeb. No way Jeb or Huck could beat Hillary, Christie maybe.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: absalom, 1/30/2014 1:42:21 PM     (No. 9711951)

Gallup has shown that even at the nadir of Obama´s popularity, GOP party identification continues to drop; a death knell. Yet the usual suspects never tolerate a discouraging word about their ´moderates´. It´s always more of the rally round bromide. Cold reality is that Bush 1 ushered in Clinton, Bush the buffoon ushered in Obama and along w/McCain, and Romney all are progressive lefties who governed accordingly. Now Elmer Gantry, the Jebster and Lard Butt are on offer, just more of the same, and the refrain is rally round, yet again. Really? What a hoot.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/30/2014 2:11:38 PM     (No. 9712017)

Don´t you worry, #3. Nothing can stop me from standing in line in rain, snow or whatever to vote for the lesser of two evils. It´s what we Republicans do. After all, the GOP told us they love us and has promised that it will never beat us up again.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/30/2014 2:18:59 PM     (No. 9712028)

Last time I checked, it takes a lot more than 16% to win a primary.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: starboard, 1/30/2014 4:19:46 PM     (No. 9712182)

Look at the positive side. Anytime you can mess with the Democrats head is a good thing.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Blizzard, 1/30/2014 4:22:04 PM     (No. 9712185)

I had McPain and Mitt forced on me the past 2 elections. If the GOP nominates another RINO, I´m voting for whomever the Libertarian candidate is. End of discussion.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 1/30/2014 4:41:30 PM     (No. 9712205)

Who sponsored this poll --- the DNC

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Reply 27 - Posted by: judy, 1/30/2014 5:07:28 PM     (No. 9712241)

The RNC does not want primaries, so who knows who they will select, again. Worked real well for their previous selections of Romney, Dole & McCain.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: oldsfc, 1/30/2014 8:06:18 PM     (No. 9712465)

#8, what is worse, a leftist Democrat or a leftist Republican? The end result is the same.

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