About a month ago we promoted the first round of what will be an ongoing effort to survey grassroots conservatives on the 2012 GOP nomination contest...and the first results are in!
The survey asked the following questions:
- Who is your FIRST choice for President in 2012?
- Who is your SECOND choice?
- Who are you LEAST ENTHUSIASTIC about?
- Do you support or consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement?
- How do you categorize yourself? (what type of conservative)
Given how many names were in the mix (and sort of still are), it's not surprise that things were spread out a good bit. And given that our survey is being promoted to over 200,000 grassroots conservative activists, (over 3,000 of which have participated so far), it's no surprise that it skews in a very conservative direction.
With that, on to the results!
As you can see, Herman Cain did very well, no doubt due to his showing in the earlier debates, and Palin does really well for someone who's not yet in the race. Of course Mitt does well due to name ID and being pretty much the "runner up" from 2008...along with Ron Paul and his hard core support among the psudo-libertarians among us. The other thing to note is that support is pretty well scattered among several of the different "more conservative" candidates (or potential candidates in some cases).
Also note that "someone else" beat out Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman. read more »
The first votes in the 2012 battle for the Republican nomination will be cast in just eight months!
Some candidates have officially launched their campaigns; others plan to do so in the coming weeks - and others have decided not to run at all.
In other words, the field is starting to take shape - and we want to know what conservative activists think about it.
We are surveying over 200,000 conservatives around the country to find out what THEY think., and we want your vote to be included.
Who is your first choice? Your second? Is there anyone that you wouldn't support?
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I am finding it hard to fathom why we are calling Obama a hero in the death of a terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. From all the news reports, it seems that it was our great military that carried out the mission, and put their lives on the line to protect each and every one of us.
Don't get me wrong, I am extremely glad that OBL is no longer walking the soil of this earth as the next person. I have to wonder, why now? Is this part of Obama's re-election plan? That he needs to improve his record of leadership and running this country. And what better way to do that then to take out enemy number one.
As Congress returned to Washington, DC yesterday after their two week vacation, there was not one mention on the news about the economy, unemployment, debt-ceiling or the budget.
America's problems still exist Mr. President, and you have probably added some more. We can all cheer that the mastermind of September 11, 2001 has been brought to justice, but this doesn't come without a price. We entered another country without their knowledge and carried out a military operation. Does our Commander-in-Chief not think there will be serious repercussions from this action? So much for foreign policy. I just hope that the hype from the outcome from this military action outweighs the possible fallout.
Bringing one terrorist to justice is not the makings of a great President, nor does it make him a hero. I am sure our Campaigner-in-Chief will ride out the glory in his attempt to be re-elected. Nothing has really changed in his lack of leadership to turn our nation around and be on a road to prosperity, instead of the road that we are on that very soon ends at the edge of a cliff. read more »