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Bachmann top choice in fair poll

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Minnesota congresswoman was the first choice for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination among Plymouth County fairgoers.

The Plymouth County GOP conducted an informal poll of visitors to the party's booth at the fair last week, according to county GOP co-chairman Don Kass.

Michele Bachmann received 22 percent of the vote from 380 people filling out the postcard-sized fair poll, Kass reported.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the second place choice with 19 percent support.

Ron Paul rounded out the top three with 15 percent of fairgoers' votes.

Others who received votes and their percentage support were:

* Herman Cain-8 percent

* Rick Perry-7 percent

* Sarah Palin-7 percent

* Tim Pawlenty-7 percent

* Undecided-7 percent

* Rick Santorum-3 percent

* Newt Gingrich-3 percent

* Chris Christie-2 percent

* Rudy Giuliani-less than 1 percent (three votes)

* Donald Trump-less than 1 percent (two votes)

Nearly half of those who filled out the debt ceiling solution portion of the fair poll -- 45 percent -- did not want to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances, the survey showed.

Other responses and the fairgoers support were:

* Cut spending only and raise the debt ceiling-30 percent

* Compromise -- raise taxes, cut spending and raise the debt ceiling-21 percent

* Undecided-4 percent

* Raise the debt ceiling now and worry about the debt/deficit later-0 percent (two votes)

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It figures she would be choosen, hope she gets the nomination, we need fresh ideas

-- Posted by jack'sworld on Thu, Aug 4, 2011, at 3:47 PM

No thanks, I'd rather spend another 4 years with Obama.

-- Posted by bzemom on Thu, Aug 4, 2011, at 4:47 PM

We truly can't afford another 4 years of Obama---not sure she is the answer, but our country is in such a mess. Maybe we better elect someone that has voted more than "present".

-- Posted by on the line on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 11:46 AM

Still would like to see her in a debate with our present President, that would really be interesting.

-- Posted by jack'sworld on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 1:23 PM

I would like to see all of them out of Washington and people put there that know how to run their OWN bank account and know how to work with people with out costing everyone.

-- Posted by giblem on Sat, Aug 6, 2011, at 9:22 AM

I have to think that the ones that vote for Michele Bachmann are not yet familiar with Dr. Ron Paul. He is the TRUE conservative candidate that has the record to back it up. Bachmann cannot win nationally. RON PAUL 2012!

-- Posted by djruden on Mon, Aug 8, 2011, at 8:57 AM

Ron Paul has some very good strategies and answers to problems. So far he has my vote.

-- Posted by Michael Lamb on Mon, Aug 8, 2011, at 11:52 AM

The Libertarian Paul does have some very good Republican ideas but I doubt he can be elected, partially because he would be going on 77 by inauguration day.

His other ideas include eliminating the Federal Reserve, the CIA and the departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy and Commerce. While we all have some beefs with those agencies, I'd prefer to fix them, not totally abandon them.

Paul not only wants to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan (good), he wants to bring ALL American troops home from all around the world. That alone loses my vote.

Bachmann? Interesting, but?!

-- Posted by donpaulin on Mon, Aug 8, 2011, at 2:16 PM

I voted for Santorum. He's every bit the conservative that Bachmann is without the goofy misstatements. Ms. Bachmann is, however, infinitely more qualified for the job than the clown that now occupies the office. Hell give me a phone book and I'll find at least 300 names of people who would make a better President than the Community Organizer.

-- Posted by machiavelli on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 7:35 AM

I'm for Bachmann because the rest of the field is filled with people that have no chance of getting elected. It's sad but true.

-- Posted by jack'sworld on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 10:29 AM

Mrs. Bachmann got 22%. If you total the undecided and those that are not running, it was 23%. This tells me that it's early and there is a very long race ahead of us.

I like a lot of what Mrs. Bachmann has to say but that is a long ways from out right wanting to vote for her as the GOP standard bearer.

However, if she wins the nomination I will happily vote for her, support her, work for her election and donate money to her election. But I will do the same for any GOP candidate over Bobo, the Post Turtle.

-- Posted by a777pilot on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 3:07 PM

777....I agree totally.

-- Posted by machiavelli on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 6:04 PM

Interesting poll recently. Majority of people think that all in Washington should be ousted. Those from their state though were okay.

I agree that maybe a clean slate there may be what it is going to take to get things straightened out. At least it would put the scare in those that are not up for relection this time around.

As for the president they only have one vote and there are few things they can do without the approval of a bunch of others.

When it comes down to it money is probably the winner.

-- Posted by giblem on Wed, Aug 10, 2011, at 1:25 PM

Surprisingly, I was able to hear about the reporter who spent 4 days with Michele Bachmann and her staff on her campaign. This website offers the text, podcast, or ability to listen online: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/09/139084313/... as part of Terry Gross' Fresh Air program dated August 9, 2011 interview with New Yorker Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza.

I found it interesting to hear more of her background and where she is coming from. My vote hasn't changed.

-- Posted by Michael Lamb on Wed, Aug 10, 2011, at 2:25 PM

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