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Romney Romps Over GOP Rivals:
New Zogby Analytics Poll

Forbes, by John Zogby

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Posted By:tisHimself, 8/20/2014 11:21:25 AM

It turns out that there are some good reasons why the former Governor and GOP Presidential nominee is allowing his name to be circulated as a potential candidate in 2016. Some of those good reasons can be found in a new poll by Zogby Analytics showing him outpolling his nearest rivals for the nomination by about two to one. The poll of 315 likely Republican primary voters was conducted online on August 13-15 and has a margin of sampling error of +/-5.6 percentage points. Romney places first in the 2016 race for the nomination with 20%, followed by New jersey Governor

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toledo, 8/20/2014 11:23:23 AM     (No. 9973481)

can´t be a real poll if Christie is second. No conservative wants him and besides where is Rick Perry?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/20/2014 11:27:57 AM     (No. 9973487)

If the Dems have their way, Perry will be in prison.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 8/20/2014 11:32:12 AM     (No. 9973495)

Can you say Adlai Stevenson?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jfodoch, 8/20/2014 11:36:05 AM     (No. 9973505)

I´d vote for Romney in a flash, because he has the credentials and the background. Would he lead the way we would want, who knows, but at least he´s proven that he can.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HPmatt, 8/20/2014 11:41:13 AM     (No. 9973519)

Will not vote for him a 2nd time, nor McCain, nor Dole. If he didn´t have the fire in the belly to fight for it the first time, and we have suffered 4 more years of Obama for that, SURE AS HELL won´t vote for him again.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/20/2014 11:45:40 AM     (No. 9973538)

Obviously, OP is a Romney fan. I agree with him. But, it doesn´t matter. Mitt Romney isn´t going to sacrifice his family yet again.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/20/2014 11:49:52 AM     (No. 9973549)

I would not vote for Romney again.
We need someone tough enough to do what is necessary, which means building up the military, drilling for our OWN oil, eliminating entire government departments, and going to a flat/fair tax, AND most importantly return to the Constitutional values as the Founders intended.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 8/20/2014 11:54:46 AM     (No. 9973556)

Mitt Romney and his top advisers are adamant: He won´t run for president in 2016. August 11, 2014

I don´t know where Forbes comes up with the line that he´s allowing his name to be circulated as a potential candidate. Romney´s trying to shut down the draft Romney websites.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: reilly, 8/20/2014 12:03:33 PM     (No. 9973575)


Romney will win easily if he gets rid of Karl Rove and the old elephant insiders and lets Mike Lee run the campaign. Lee can´t be Veep because he´s Mormon, too, so we can save him for 2024.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/20/2014 12:10:25 PM     (No. 9973583)

El Foldo part deux.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/20/2014 12:18:31 PM     (No. 9973594)

Ronald Reagan, president from Jan ´81 thru Jan ´89, was the last conservative President the USA had. In those eight years he managed not only to undo the damage done by his predecessors but also laid a foundation for a strong America both in foreign affairs and domestically that lasted until the end of Bush 43, despite the stupidity of Bush 41, Clinton, and the expansion of government under Bush 43.

With history as a guide I WILL NOT SETTLE.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/20/2014 12:21:01 PM     (No. 9973599)

Beating Repubs in the primaries isn´t the issue, it´s how do we keep another corrupt, deceptive Dem from winning the presidency. Romney has not demonstrated that ability.

Romney failed in 2012´s general election after failing to beat McCain in 2008 and GWB in 2000. Romney also failed in his Massachusetts senate run and was a one term governor primarily because he gave his state RomneyCare. Mitt´s decency and success in life are great, but he lacks the ability to inspire voters.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: plex, 8/20/2014 12:25:19 PM     (No. 9973608)

So don´t support him in a primary, but be gosh if he ends up the nominee he must be elected over Hillary or Warren. Come on folks!

I would like to see a good honest citizen as President. I hope the GOP considers Suzanne Martinez as First Woman and First Hispanic. A double down against the Dems.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ratslayer, 8/20/2014 12:27:40 PM     (No. 9973613)

GOP needs a 2016 candidate with a steel backbone. One who will take it to the dRats and the enemedia.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/20/2014 12:30:26 PM     (No. 9973619)

He´s only polling well because he´s not running. If he WERE running, the Dem scandal machine would be burying him like Christie (Bridgegate) or Perry (Drunkgate), and whoever else shows any interest in running.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/20/2014 12:48:12 PM     (No. 9973655)

There aren´t many folks more liberal than John Zogby, let alone pollsters,
He´s a space displacer.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: KatieJo, 8/20/2014 1:18:57 PM     (No. 9973713)

Please make this stop!!! He lost to McCain who lost to Hussein. Then he lost to Hussein directly. He can do it man, yeah, he can lose to Hillary of whichever psychopath the rats run IF we have another election.

Do "they" actually think that conservative/republican voters are clamoring for him to run again. Stuck on stupid!! No!

The ONLY hope for America is a an extremely strong, unapologetic conservative who will turn DC upside down.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/20/2014 1:25:24 PM     (No. 9973724)

The media is hoping for Romney so we will lose again. But it remains to be seen if the power brokers at the top would rather rule in hell than serve in heaven.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dwa, 8/20/2014 1:27:26 PM     (No. 9973732)

Once again Zogby and the Dems are trying to pick our nominee for us. Never fails.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: msjena, 8/20/2014 2:01:23 PM     (No. 9973792)

This poll is meaningless. Romney is just the best-known name at this point. I hope he doesn´t run again. We need someone who will stand up more forcefully to Hillary or whoever the candidate is. And we also need someone who will reach out to the conservative base. If Sarah Palin isn´t invited to speak at the Convention, I will have difficulty actively supporting the nominee.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/20/2014 2:13:38 PM     (No. 9973818)

There seems to be a disconnect by the beltway and east coasters as to the viability of a lot of republicans as presidential candidates. These polls are meant to mislead. We must have new blood to lead this country out of its doldrums/quagmire - none of the previous presidential contestants fit the bill, having lost before and will likely lose again. Don´t force the issue aimlessly throwing names from the past. It is no one´s turn - except if he or she is a new face with fire in the belly for America.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/20/2014 4:43:24 PM     (No. 9974060)

I wonder if Zogby actually even sent anybody to take the poll . . . actually not much there except Cruz and Perry. . . . maybe Romney if they a can prop his eyelids open long enough for a run at it and detach some of his RINO genes!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MHR, 8/20/2014 5:13:58 PM     (No. 9974094)

For all of you that ´will not settle´ or won´t vote if it´s Romney or not your guy...you´re handing the presidency and the future of the nation to the likes of Elizabeth Warren (an idiot almost unlike any other), or to Hillary (Obama-light-Alinsky fan).

So think about it and please reconsider, we can´t afford another Democrat and that´s what will slide into office with a 3rd party running or all of you sitting on your hands and pouting!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/20/2014 5:58:50 PM     (No. 9974159)

# 23 READ SOME HISTORY! part of barak obama´s campaign of 2008 was the promise to decrease the deficit of Bush 43. DEM LITE ALWAYS LOSES

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MHR, 8/20/2014 6:13:45 PM     (No. 9974178)

No need for caps 24

Not backing the Republican guarantees another Dem as President....look at Perot and those that stayed home last election (there´s your history).

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/20/2014 8:09:46 PM     (No. 9974329)

Perot only had an opening because President Bush own "Read my lips...." He stabbed his own reelection chances through the heart. He took sky high approval ratings during his Presidency and squandered the political capital. Threats that it is all the conservative base´s fault if weak Republican establishment guys lose won´t work anymore.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 8/20/2014 9:04:31 PM     (No. 9974380)

So of all the people listed in the poll, who do you prefer? Palin wasn´t listed. I will vote for our nominee even if he/she isn´t my first choice. Maybe the country will be more awake after the Obama disaster.

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