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    Iowa poll: Bachmann by … 13?
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    posted at 9:03 pm on July 13, 2011 by Allahpundit
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    Serious question: Now that Romney has all but abandoned the state, why aren’t his supporters shifting to Pawlenty? Core Romney fans will stick with their guy, of course, if for no other reason than to deny votes to a candidate like T-Paw who poses a potential long-term threat. But what about all the Iowans who aren’t devoted Mittheads but simply prefer his more moderate managerial cred to Bachmann’s fire and brimstone? Why not get behind the only other candidate who’s (a) seriously contesting Iowa and (b) got the potential to go all the way? Mystifying.

    Regardless, clock’s a-tickin’, Tim.

    A new poll of likely caucus goers in Iowa by the Republican-leaning Magellan Strategies shows Bachmann with 29% of the vote. Next place finisher Mitt Romney has 16%. The Magellan field did not include Jon Huntsman, who is skipping Iowa, or the (so far) non-running Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani or Rick Perry…

    Bachmann’s winning big with men (she’s up 18% over Romney in the Magellan crosstabs), women (9%), seniors (10%), social conservatives (22%), fiscal conservatives (17%) and tea partiers (33%). Three percent in the Magellan survey said “other” and 24% said undecided. More women are undecided (30%) than support Bachmann (24%) and it’s the same story with seniors (27% undecided, 26% support Bachmann.)
    Pawlenty finishes with eight percent, tied with Herman Cain. But maybe you’re thinking this is an outlier? Okay: Here’s a new Iowa poll from Mason/Dixon also showing Bachmann ahead — 32/29 over Romney this time, with Pawlenty in third at, um, seven percent. At the rate she’s going here, I’m expecting T-Paw’s talking points to shift within the week from “We need to do well at Ames” to “Eh, Ames doesn’t always predict the caucus winner anyway.” Help him, Rick Perry, you’re his only vote-splitting hope!

    Here’s his new vid touting his evangelical bona fides for the benefit of caucus-goers. It was circulated via blast e-mail from his newest campaign advisor: Sarah Huckabee, daughter of you-know-who.
    This is more about Tim Pawlenty not taking advantage of Romney's and Hunstman abandoning the state. Personally think they are both stupid and should be focusing on them, if they don't it'll just give Bachmann a HUGE momentum boost going into the main thrust of the primaries, and make Romney look like a loser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
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    This is more about Tim Pawlenty not taking advantage of Romney's and Hunstman abandoning the state. Personally think they are both stupid and should be focusing on them, if they don't it'll just give Bachmann a HUGE momentum boost going into the main thrust of the primaries, and make Romney look like a loser.
    The Republican caucus in Iowa can be Hucked. She has to win in South Carolina and split the big four (IA, NH, SC, and NV) going into Super Tuesday.
     

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    I'm not at all thrilled with either front runner right now. Ones a fiscal liberal, the other... well can't call her a social liberal, but she has completely turned me off with wanting to stick her hands in social issues a conservative President shouldn't be sticking their hands into.

    I really hope that over the next several months some of the other candidates step forward and begin to shine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I'm not at all thrilled with either front runner right now. Ones a fiscal liberal, the other... well can't call her a social liberal, but she has completely turned me off with wanting to stick her hands in social issues a conservative President shouldn't be sticking their hands into.

    I really hope that over the next several months some of the other candidates step forward and begin to shine.
    The gossip on Perry is he is trying to make sure the money is there for a run.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I'm not at all thrilled with either front runner right now. Ones a fiscal liberal, the other... well can't call her a social liberal, but she has completely turned me off with wanting to stick her hands in social issues a conservative President shouldn't be sticking their hands into.

    I really hope that over the next several months some of the other candidates step forward and begin to shine.
    while I agree with you, I also take it worth a grain of salt, it sounded a lot like pandering and not something that would even get mentioned let alone pushed for during any Administration (if she should win) that she would have. the Porn industry has too much money and too much power to be taken down that easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    while I agree with you, I also take it worth a grain of salt, it sounded a lot like pandering and not something that would even get mentioned let alone pushed for during any Administration (if she should win) that she would have. the Porn industry has too much money and too much power to be taken down that easily
    Maybe so, but this is our time to get to know our candidates. Why should I support one whose going to do stuff like that, when I can support one who isn't, and still going to represent my best interests in other ways?
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    i'd rather bachman be president than romney
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Maybe so, but this is our time to get to know our candidates. Why should I support one whose going to do stuff like that, when I can support one who isn't, and still going to represent my best interests in other ways?
    yep, agree too, which is why Cain is my guy right now.


    however I would take Bachmann over Romney, Pawlenty, Huntsman any day
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