An interesting new poll up over at the Instapundit’s place. By interesting I mean simple – no bells and whistles; no bullshit and bias. Just the the names of potential candidates for the Republican nomination in 2012 and a box for you to click – no email addresses and no zip codes. And since most non-blogging lefties have never heard of Instapundit in spite of his being among the most influential right-wingers on the planet… I’d say it’s probably far less left-saturated than most you would find elsewhere. Conservative/libertarian/republican polling – plain and simple. Just the way I like it.
Mitt Romney’s camp is reporting that it raised $18.25 million in the last quarter putting him well ahead of his fellow GOP hopefuls in terms of fundraising for the last three months. No other candidate even approached half of that according to figures released by their respective camps with all but Michele Bachmann having already released their totals.
Results of a new Gallup Poll show a “generic Republican” leading President Obama in the race for the White House. Forty-four percent of registered voters say they are more likely to vote for “the Republican Party’s candidate” and 39% for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, according to Gallup’s June update. The current five-percentage-point edge for the generic Republican is not a statistically significant lead, and neither side has held a meaningful lead at any point thus far in 2011.
As a general rule, polls of any kind are nothing short of worthless; except that is (0f course) when we happen to like the results. Like anything in life, they’re subjective – both in the way their conducted and in the way they are received. The one below is certainly no exception; and it would be a stretch to say it even remotely falls into the category of one that I happen to “like.” It examines the 2012 field of Republican candidates in the wake of respective decisions not to run announced by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. It paints a picture of a still very undecided Republican electorate still searching for a legitimate “front-runner.”
Can a brother get a spot? Mitch Daniels gets 16 stitches after getting injured at the gym. Come one Indianapolis! We can’t have the moneymaker getting dinged up before this guys throws his hat in the ring. We’re already looking at a late-summer/early fall announcement – at best; if ever. And now the Hoosier Governor’s got 16 stitches in his noggin?