Perry Strong in New Hampshire and Other Polling News


The fallout from the weekend is starting to be better understood as new polls come in showing placement of the Republican candidates among key primary and battleground states.  As winner of the Iowa straw poll, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann should have gotten a bump in new polling, but the declaration of candidacy of Texas Governor Rick Perry the same weekend seems to have not only buffered much gain, but suppressed some of her support.

In July, Bachmann had a solid second place showing in the New Hampshire polling, coming in at 12 percent to frontrunner Mitt Romney’s 35.  But the recent polling from the state now has Romney at 36 percent and Perry at 18 percent, with Bachmann dropping to 4th place with 10 percent, putting her now behind Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  Bachmann and Perry are tied at 20 percent each in Wisconsin, with Romney coming in at third with only 13 percent.  And in even worse news for Bachmann, Perry is now leading in Iowa, 29 percent to 17 percent.

The lack of a bump and the Perry erosion is no doubt painful to the Bachmann campaign, as all Republican candidates are no doubt giddy over new numbers released showing that 71 percent of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling the economy.  What looked like a long shot for a Republican this cycle is starting to become more in reach every day.


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Patricia J.
Patricia J6 years ago

More double speak from the GOP.Not really in a position to say comment here, coming as I do from a country where thePowers that Be have their snouts firmly entrenched in the State
coffers, happily lavishing billions on luxurious mansions,cars and appointing their
innumerable relatives to all the top positions in government, finance etc.,while every street corner is lined with beggars and the majority of their brethren live in conditions of abysmal
poverty. Even so, I am dumbfounded at the mindboggling callousness and avarice of those candidates aspiring to the next leaders of America .Methinks Big Chiefs Perry,Rowney and co. speak with forked tongues, on the one hand promising the people a better future and improved economy ,though overtly planning to impose yet further budget slashes and increased taxes on the already hopelessly over burdened working class while ensuring that
their own guilt edged nests are pretty well well feathered and that they reamain exempt from
any legislation that will - God forbid- affect their wellbeing or bulging bank accounts in any
way.Sound to me like some sort of perverted, fiendish remake of the Rocky Shoppe of
Horrors, with an insatiable li'l Audrey screeching for yet another ounce of flesh. And will
these shameless bloodsuckers be voted back into power. You bet your last bottom dollar
they will, but folks, if you think you're between a rock and a hard place now, you ain;'t seen
nothin' yet!.....

Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

Suggested bumper sticker: "Slick Rick is a greasy on-the-take pr....k"
Obama 2012!!!!!!!!

Laurie A.
Laurie A6 years ago

Perry is anti-gay marriage (wants to make it unlawful nationally) and he's against a woman's right to abortion. In the past said he was ok with both (just not waving any rainbow flags or floating pro-choice banners), and then he flipped to his current messages. No integrity, no compassion, the usual out for himself politician. Bad news if he (or any of the other republicans) gets elected. Obama, get your act together, man!

Dan B.
Dan Brook6 years ago

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-education, union busting, Medicare and Social Security slashing, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

Glenn M.
Glenn Meyer6 years ago

Cutting spending on, so called, entitlements is ineffective for addressing the deficit. Cutting programs that support the low and middle class will further strain both who don’t even receive lower prices as a result of the U.S. job losses and create a disconnect that will end in another financial collapse. The justification for attacking government benefits as opposed to raising taxes is the creation of jobs. But where?

Corporations have over-powered our government which now believes that out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs is inevitable and necessary with expectations that the middle class should fall on their swords. It is the underlying cause of the financial collapse and borders on national security with the loss of our middle class tax base. Yet, this nation does nothing, not even demand it be restricted by whatever method. International businesses are doing the UN-AMERICAN activity of destroying U.S. salaries, U.S. businesses that hire in the U.S., and as an end result, destroying the U.S. marketplace while still demanding BUSINESS ENTITLEMENTS and protections for themselves.

Infrastructure spending and tax breaks will not replace enough jobs to keep up with the hemorrhaging loss of U.S. jobs from out-sourcing over seas. Neither party will do anything about it unless we begin grass roots efforts to protest out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs. If nothing is done we will deserve what we get and it will get a lot worse before it gets better

Sylvia M.
Sylvia M6 years ago

Jennifer S.

I agree! I was quite surprised to read that about New Hampshire!

Patrick F.
Patrick f6 years ago

Perry stinks in ANY state

Rob K.
Rob Keenan6 years ago

Speaking of Goodhair's oil industry friends,the $11 million in donations he's recieved from that indusrty may help explain his completely uninformed scepticism about the human contribution to global climate change.

Jennifer S.
Jennifer S6 years ago

I'm disappointed in the people of New Hampshire-I thought they had more sense than this.