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Early polling shows growing support for Palin presidential bid among Republicans

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Sarah Palin is showing early signs of support among likely Republican voters in a handful of swing states that were surveyed shortly before last Tuesday’s election, a new analysis from a Democratic polling firm shows.

A Public Policy Polling report released Thursday shows that the former vice presidential candidate is leading in presidential nomination surveys in West Virginia, Texas, Maine and Wisconsin. The group has polled 12 states so far in a series of reports, and included Palin in a list of choices with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Of those, Romney is leading in five states, Huckabee in two, and Pawlenty leads only in Minnesota, his home state.

PPP director Tom Jensen said that the early results — the election is just under two years away — suggest that Palin’s strong showing in heavily Republican states does not bode well for other social conservatives like Huckabee and Gingrich, who would rely heavily on red, Southern states for key support.

“These margins are obviously very close but they nevertheless pose trouble for Huckabee and perhaps even more so Gingrich if she ends up making a [bid] because strength in the South would be vital to either of their prospects,” Jensen said in a post announcing the report.

While the poll shows support growing for Palin, Romney is the clear leader among the states that were surveyed. The former governor leads in nearly half, but does not appear to control New England, his home region. Palin snatched away Maine by a margin of five points and Huckabee trails him by only two in the state.

The poll also shows that Obama still trails behind a generic GOP candidate in swing states Florida, Minnesota, Maine and Wisconsin, all of which he won in 2008. A recent national CNN/Opinion Research survey of likely voters in both parties showed Palin trailing Obama 44-52, suggesting that while she may poll well within her own party, she lacks broad support. In that same survey, Huckabee was polled leading Obama in a hypothetical match-up 52-44, Romney was shown leading 50-45, and Gingrich was shown trailing but within the margin of error 49-47.

Jensen said that PPP plans to release similar polls from Alaska, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington next week, which will add more clarity to who Republicans may be looking to as a challenger to President Obama in 2012.

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  • DANIEL CABRERA

    THE PEOPLE’S VOICE AND THE GOOD GOVERNOR:
    ________________________________________

    A FRACTION OF THOUGHT;

    THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS A ONGOING EXPANDING EVENT THAT GALVANIZES THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND VALUES FOR ALL AMERICANS .

    DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A POLITICAL PARTY ON ITSELF FOR ITS STRONGLY GROWING STRENGHT CONVEYS THE ALL-AMERICAN INDIVIDUAL WHERE, POLITICAL PARTY ASSOCIATION OR INCLINATION ,…OR SKIN COLOUR OR RACE ARE NOT FACTORS IN THE REALITY WHICH IS PRESENTED NATION WIDE.

    IT IS THE VOICE AND SINCERE EXPRESSION OF THE SPIRIT SOUL AND MIND OF ALL TRUE REAL AMERICAN WHERE HONESTY,INTEGRITY,DECENCY, COMPASSION, AND PATRIOTISM ARE THE RULES OF ACTION,…. AND THE LEADER IS…FREEDOM!

    THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS AN ALL-AMERICA PLATFORM.

    SOMETIHNG ABOUT THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT – A REALITY to be EMBRACED by all AMERICANS for it is PLATFORM OF OUR FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND VALUES THAT MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT!
    _____

    SARAH PALIN IS THE BEST CANDIDATE…and eventually…because is going to happen…THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES WILL CALL FOR HER TO RUN FOR 2012 PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE.

    LIBERAL-DEMOCRAT FACTIONS HATE THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, AS MUCH THEY HATE GOV SARAH PALIN…and here is a fraction of the reason why;

    SARA PALIN IS ONE GOOD POSSIBILITY – IF NOT THE MOST POWERFUL ONE – FOR PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE ON 2012.

    No pretenses,…no fine print,…no asterisks,…just one of us…and THAT! IS AMERICAN!

    SHE DOES REPRESENTS THE REAL POWER OF THE PEOPLE OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY, DEFENDING THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES THAT GIVES THE CORE-PLATFORM OF THIS GREAT NATION,…AND IN DOING SO, GALVANIZES THE REAL TRUE EVERYDAY EMERICAN SPIRIT OF GOONESS, HONOR INTEGRITY AND DISCIPLINE.

    COMMON SENSE, VISION AND REALISTIC PRAGMATISM ARE PLATFORMS ON SARAH PALIN
    VERY LOGICAL AND PRACTICAL THOUGHT FROM THE GOOD GOVERNOR – AND HERE IS WHY;

    The Tea Party Phenomenon IS the VOICE of the ALL-AMERICANS.It exudates the thinking , values and fundamental principles that makes our country great.

    It is an ONGOING EXPRESSION OF REALILTY….REALITY THAT IS THE STRENGHT , SIPIRIT AND MIND-ESSENCE FORM ALL OF US..and does not involve political parties of any kind for all its constituents EMBRACE AMERICAN PATRIOTISM, HONOR AND INTEGRITY..all at once as collective platform.

    THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS BASED ON THESE CONCEPTS;

    WE THE PEOPLE should elect individuals that reflect the greatness of the good people of this great country.

    Our contry needs individuals that’…

    1. FIGHT CORRUPTION

    2. DO NOT COMPROMISE -IN ANY WAY, NOR AT ANY TIME – WITH NOBODY INSIDE THE CORRUPTED ATMOSPHERE.

    3. REALLY LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE – KNOW THE ISSUES AND REAL CONCERNS FIRST HAND, FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

    4. WHEN TALK TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD ,LET THEM KNOW THE VIRTUES AND GREATNESS OF OUR COUNTRY – HOW NOBLE , KIND AN HELPFUL AMERICANS ARE…AND HOW STRONG IS OUR SPIRIT ON THE DETERMINATION DO DEFEND AND PRESERVE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES THAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY GREAT.

    5. UNDERSTAND VERY CLEAR THAT THE GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION IS ONE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE AND IS THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES WHO HAS THE FINAL WORD ON EVERYTHING.

    6. RESPECT AND PROTECT LIFE

    Because in final analysys whoever president?…is to understand that is in charge,… has the responsability, and authority,… for she/he has the POWER FROM THE PEOPLE.
    In others words,few characteristic are IMPERATIVE to be present;- GOOD CHARACTER,… INTEGRTIY,… HONESTY,… COMMON SENSE,…VISION AND DICIPLINE.

    The Republican Party slightly has been disassociating itself from the fundamentals principles and insofar, from traditionals values that make our country great….and yet, the roots of OUR GREAT COUNTRY is very much alive!

    However THE TEA PARTY EVENT could be very well be seen as re-enrgizing the Republican Party on the primeveal roots,

    So, althought is a POWERFUL MEGA-GROUP WITH LIFE OF IT’S OWN,…it might be taken as a pre-emerging of the entire AMERICAN SPIRIT, where ALL PARTICIPANTS are but ONE COMPLETE AND ROUNDED VOICE …THE AMERICAN VOICE….AN AMERICAN RISING .

    THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND GOING STRONG!

    And so here is the bottom line;

    If LOGIC, GOOD STRATEGY will be factors , SARAH PALIN IS THE BEST CANDIDATE…THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES WILL CALL FOR HER…if the GOP LISTENS TO THE PEOPLE – no partisian factors involved, just the every day strong, smart, patriotic ,hard working american – if the GOP ARE GOOD LISTENERS,…THEY WILL HAVE ON SARAH PALIN AN STRAIGHT SHOT WINNER…or perhaps, better said;…THE PEOPLE, WILL HAVE AN STRAIGHT SHOT WINNER.

    There, plain and simple.

    AND HERE IS THE 2012 /2013 FRIGHTENING ANNOUNCEMENT …for liberal-democrat factions;

    “Ladies and gentlemen, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,…SARAH L. PALIN!”

    And then somes will have a heart attack, and REALITY will slap at the faces of those someones…will they awake their ‘lethargic obamanized condition’?…your guess is as good as mine.

    Opinions welcome.

    So once again,..here is one;

    PALIN-BACHMANN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE 2012… a heck of a power on the side of the people…isn’t it?

    A POWERFUL DUETO where EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE, LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, VISION, DISCIPLINE, INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND TRUE REAL AMERICAN PATRIOTISM ARE TRADEMAKRS.

    Much more could be added….let’s stop at this point.

    So everyone out there, do research,and then tell me all about it.

    And now, again,…opinions welcome.

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana