The conventional wisdom has been that Michele Bachmann is the Tea Party favorite. Polls on TPN have shown Michele Bachmann to be the favorite. But now Gallup has come out with a poll that shows something completely different.
From USA Today:
Tea Party supporters back Rick Perry for the GOP presidential nomination, giving him a strong double-digit lead in the latest Gallup Poll over rivals Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.
Perry is the choice of 35% of the Republicans and GOP-leaning independents who consider themselves supporters of the small government, anti-tax movement. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, and Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman who founded the House Tea Party Caucus, were each the choice of 14% of Tea Party supporters.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose libertarian views have attracted a following in his three presidential bids, was the only other GOP candidate to rank in the double digits, as the choice of 12% of Tea Party supporters.
Nearly six in 10 Republicans in the Gallup survey consider themselves Tea Party supporters.
Overall, Perry is the top choice for the GOP presidential nomination, surpassing Romney by 12 percentage points in the Gallup Poll.
Given Perry's lead among Tea Party supporters, it's not surprising to find the Texas governor as the top choice for those voters who say "government spending and power" is the most important issue to them. He's the choice of 31% who say "government spending and power" is the most important issue, followed by Romney with 17%.
Perry has clearly surging but what will happen after Perry goes through a couple of debates?
We will see.
Sure, I've never denied being a supporter, but I also consider it a resposibility to support the millions who has supported him as well as supporting the State officials who drafted laws that most support and that Perry signed.
I do not think that just because he has intered the race he should be the frontrunner, however, should one consider those running, I certainly look at qualification, the polls just might be be reflecting same. Should the people allow theselves to accept everything they read as facts, this party has serious problems. The polls are clearly indicating that all of this crap some are throwing out isn't sticking and the only thing is those indiviuals are being nutralized and defined to what they rerepresent.
Here's a new discussion that you might wish to comment on.
Perhaps some will disagree. But it is a different approach...
Here are some interesting voting statistics for Texas:
In 2008 there were 12.7 million registered voters.
In 2008 there were 17.7 million of voting age.
In 2010 Perry (R) received 2.7 million votes and won the governor's race.
In 2010 White (D) received 2.1 million votes.
What's wrong with this picture? Nearly 8 million people did not vote.
Thank you, Dan. I'm with you. Not everyone from Texas has scales on their eyes.
Why did it ever come down to this? Greed, worldliness, a lack of faith looking to man not God.
Lawrence, please get off that DNC website.