Theodore's World: “Daily Caller” Survey Finds Gov. Rick Perry the “Top Choice” Among “Politically Active Conservatives”

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August 25, 2011

“Daily Caller” Survey Finds Gov. Rick Perry the “Top Choice” Among “Politically Active Conservatives”

The Daily Caller

Newly declared presidential candidate Rick Perry is now the undisputed GOP frontrunner, while Michele Bachmann’s star has started to fall, according to the latest Daily Caller/ConservativeHome national presidential primary tracking poll.

Perry now leads the field in all five categories polled this month: first choice, most electable, second choice, best at dealing with the economy, and best at keeping Washington spending under control — often by a large margin.

Perry is the top choice for 29.3 percent of Republicans, handily trouncing Michele Bachmann’s 17.0 percent and Mitt Romney’s 11.1 percent.

But Perry has not just captured the hearts of Republicans; he has also captured the minds of those who are pragmatically looking not just for a nominee they like, but for one who can beat President Barack Obama.

Asked who would do the best job with the economy, Perry is the leader with 27.1 percent of the vote, while Romney is a distant second with 14.5 percent.

The survey was e-mailed to 2,500 participants nationwide who identify as conservative Republicans and are considered likely primary voters. The majority of the panel is politically active, with 70 percent having contributed money to a campaign or worked on a campaign. Thirty-five percent of the members on the panel self-identify as part of the tea party, while 58 percent say they sympathize with the movement.

The results are based on a sample of 726 respondents surveyed from August 18 to August 21.


Wild Thing's comment.........

Interesting that they did this and also the response.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 25, 2011 05:44 AM


I think the most shocking news is that Newt still gets 5% of the votes from Active Conservatives??? :-)

Posted by: Eddy Burke at August 25, 2011 01:02 PM

Eddy, I agree so much, I was surprised to see that too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 26, 2011 12:20 AM

This looks good for next year.

Posted by: Avitar at August 27, 2011 08:35 PM

Newt has a proven track record of four years of being third in line of the presidency and doing a very good job balancing the nation's budjet. He also seems aware of a number of important trends that most of the candidates do not. His cynical political manuvers over the years is what holds him back. You just can not play politics like Dick Nixon today and not pay a cost.

Posted by: Avitar at August 27, 2011 08:40 PM