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Perry/Cain 2012? By The Numbers… Maybe.

by David Badash on August 30, 2011

in News,Politics

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Will we see a Perry/Cain ticket in 2012? It’s possible, according to these numbers from a just-released Gallup poll that puts Herman Cain in the lead for “positive intensity,” Gallup’s way of says how excited people are about a specific candidate. Cain gets a score of 27, putting him in the number one sot, and Perry gets a score of 25, for second-best.

Of course, a Perry/Cain ticket would ignore foreign relations issues, as neither candidate has any experience there, but it sure would shore up the Tea Party Republican fringe!

“Herman Cain and Rick Perry continue to generate strongly favorable impressions among Republicans familiar with them,” Gallup writes today. “Meanwhile, those familiar with Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul express less intensely positive opinions of those candidates now than at any point this year. The result is a clear separation of 12 percentage points between the top and middle tiers of Republican presidential candidates in Gallup’s Positive Intensity Score from Aug. 15-28 Gallup Daily tracking. The average Positive Intensity Scores show much smaller gaps between the current top- and middle-tier candidates.”

“Perry, Romney, Paul, and Bachmann rank as the top four candidates in Gallup’s latest GOP nomination preference poll, conducted Aug. 17-21. However, these four candidates’ positive intensity trends have diverged in recent weeks, with Perry holding steady or improving but Romney, Bachmann, and Paul generally declining. This is the case even after Bachmann and Paul had the strongest performances in the recent Iowa Straw Poll, though the event was perhaps overshadowed by Perry’s long-rumored official entry into the race that same weekend.”

“Perry has maintained a strongly positive image as he has become much better known among Republicans nationwide. Three weeks ago, 54% of Republicans recognized his name; now, 75% do. That has raised his recognition to an above-average level for the first time.”

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{ 4 comments }

SoapyJohnson August 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Republicans like Cain, not a shock. Another poll debunking Janeane Garofalo and her obvious racism … http://placeitonluckydan.com/2011/08/janeane-garo

lnardozi August 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Ron Paul has explained Why Austrian economics works to the satisfaction of millions or registered voters – so well I have personally spent thousands of dollars helping bring his dream to fruition. What has been touched upon less frequently is WHY we should give it a chance instead of continuing down the Keynesian road to serfdom. You may be unaware that one earner could support quite a large family when we were on the gold standard – it is only the 'progress' we've experienced that makes it so a home with two wage earners can still be below the poverty line. You may also be unaware that since the FED was established in 1913, the dollar (formerly 1/20 ounce of gold) is now 1/1800 ounce of gold. That's right, the value of a dollar has decreased 90 TIMES. There are more people on food stamps now than there were wage earners in 1913. The number of unemployed is over 22% (shadowstats.com). Where in these numbers do you see a shining ray of hope that we are doing the correct thing? These numbers could hardly be worse, even given some national disaster. They're the result of us applying the Keynesian methodology (stimulus and deficit spending) – we've been doing it since 1971. That's when we went off the gold standard, which made this spending possible. Trillions of dollars in stimuli have NOT worked. Now it's time to try something different so we can verify experimentally which course of action is the correct one. You can't know until you compare.

nkeo38 September 5, 2011 at 2:17 am

That's right. Herman Cain is #1 – The person Herman selects as VP will be fine with me. Herman has the temperament, the experience, accountable to success, honorably discharged navy vet, articulate and a patriot. Our country is blessed to have a candidate of this caliber running for president. 2012 Start packing for the move to Pennsylvania Ave because we need you to hit the ground running after the election.

deuscaritas8132 September 20, 2011 at 3:49 am

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