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February 17, 2011

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Rev Trask

How is Morman Romney going to win the oogedy-boogedy crowd in key GOP primary states like Iowa and SC?

Anonymous

Perhaps next time you poll whether candidates are Pres or Veep material, include the third option of suited for neither. With the current setup, its difficult to figure out if being described as VP material is good (in that they think youre at least qualified for that) or bad (in that they dont think youre presidential enough.)

Anonymous

Dustin,I think you mean 12-point deficit for Palin, not 14.

Anonymous

Yes but the negatives Romney brings with him are deal breakers. He showed without a doubt in the past that he does not have the simply most important quality a President of these United States should have - and thats honesty. Romney is not a man of his word, and that is the deal breaker. You people who take polls without asking yourselves this crucial question - well its criminal. Americans could not forget that Romeny said on Tuesday what he denied on Thursday. He started in life a leader of a cult, the Mormons, and his favouurite reading is Scientology. First he was Pro-Life as a Mormon. Then he was the most Pro-Choice Governor in America, Massachusetts, where he brought in Romneycare, and now he says hes Pro-life again when he runs federally. These were, he said, his cherished, most sacred beliefs - flipping them according to where he runs: thus he is untrustworthy. His company, the Los Angeles Times revealed, was registered in the Caymans to avoid taxes! Then look what it did for a living - it lived on taking over other companies, stripping them of their assets and pocketing the cash. What allowed it to make its first purchase: pooled Mormon money. So next time you recommend someone to the office of President of the United States, please see if they say what they mean and mean what they say, where as Commander-in-Chief, our boys who put their lives on the balances, can trust the Commander in Chief. For Romneys word cannot be trusted...

vp

Do you have comparative data from four years ago? It would be interesting to see how, say, Obama and Clinton fared in response to the same question.Hillarys team obviously thought Obama vulnerable on this front, hence the 3AM ad.

Anomalous

Time to poll wisconsin?

Anonymous

Will you consider polling Wisconsin again soon to see if the chaos has more support for Democrats or Republicans? Do the Wisconsinites really think the teachers are underpaid - when the average teacher salary (for 9 months of work) was $52,644 in 2009-20010 compared to the per capita income of $39,138? (and that doesnt include the benefits) What is Gov. Walkers approval rating? What is the approval rating of the Republicans who showed up for work compared the the Democrats that ran away to Illinois to avoid the controversy?Has anything changed in the 2012 race since you last polled there in Dec. when Palin was leading?

Dustin Ingalls

Weve polled both Bloomberg and Paul as third-party candidates, and they both only helped Obama increase his lead.

The Interesting Times

I like the Anonymous commenters suggestion to include a third suited for neither option next time you poll this question.Also, next time you do a national poll, would you consider polling respondents third choice for 2012 Republican nominee, if their first two choices decline to run?Im mainly asking this because, among the four best known candidates, only Romney is considered very likely to run. One or all of the other three are likely to decline to run. Id like to see what would happen if, say, both Huckabee and Palin declined to run, if both Huckabee and Gingrich didnt run, or if both Palin and Gingrich decline to run.

Dustin Ingalls

Do you have comparative data from four years ago?No. Amazingly, this is only PPPs third even-year cycle polling nationally.I think you mean 12-point deficit for Palin, not 14.Yeah, youre right. My bad.

Anonymous

Im interested to see how these polls would shape up with a 3rd party. While no candidate has given any indication that it is a possibility, how would Palin or Paul, as a third party, fare in that scenario? I recall there may have been one conducted last year but I am not too sure.

WD

Dear Anonlymous:I just hope you actually talk to someone who knows the private equity world (especially someone who knows and understands Bain Capital), speak with someone who actually knows the ins and outs of the healthcare bill originally proposed in Massachusetts by Romney (and its disparates from Obamacare), and engaged in dialogue with a Mormon. If you have done so honestly, you may see things a little differently. Ive done all three in addition to critically reading his book, and being Mormon and an accountant. I would just hope you look into both sides of the story. Theres more than MSNBC out there.

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