Voters Still Believe Hillary Could Take the Nomination Away from President Obama if She Challenged Him

Bookmark and Share    This past week, White House 2012 asked readers who they believed could defeat President Obama if they challenged him for the Democratic presidential nomination. Given that he has helped lead us in to the longest recession in our national history and has accomplished nothing other than expanding the size and scope of government, the question is a legitimate one but the likelihood of that happening is now nonexistent.

However, nearly 50% of WH12’s readers believe that if she chose to challenge the President for re-nomination, Hillary Clinton would be able to defeat him. That was nearly twice as many as those who believed that no one can defeat President Obama for the nomination. This was followed by 8.47% who think New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could have a shot at beating the President for the nomination.

The actual results were:

Interestingly, unbeknownst to WH12, Public Policy Polling recently took a survey of Democrat primary voters in South Carolina which asked;

“If the Democratic candidates for President in 2016 were Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Russ Feingold, Kirsten Gillibrand, Deval Patrick, Brian Schweitzer, and Mark Warner, who would you vote for?”

The results of that poll were as follows:

  1. Hillary Clinton 57%
  2. Joe Biden 23%
  3. Andrew Cuomo 5%
  4. Deval Patrick 2%
  5. Russ Feingold 1%
  6. Mark Warner 1%
  7. Kirsten Gillibrand 0%
  8. Brian Schweitzer 0%
  9. Someone else/Undecided 11%

When asked the same question without Hillary in the field, respondents gave the first place nod to Andrew Cuomo but by a margin significanty smaller than Hillary:

  1. Andrew Cuomo 15%
  2. Mark Warner 8%
  3. Russ Feingold 7%
  4. Deval Patrick 4%
  5. Kirsten Gillibrand 3%
  6. Brian Schweitzer 2%
  7. Someone else/Undecided 61%

The way I see it though,  it won’t matter who Democrats run in 2016, they will lose to the second term bid of the Republican President we elect in 2012.  And if by chance the G.O.P. screws 2012 up, it still won’t matter who Democrats run in 2016, because they will not be able to defeat Marco Rubio, the man who in that scenario will undoubtedly be the Republican nominee.

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Gore/Clinton 2012 Fading, but Hillary is Golden

Back in mid June, I wrote this.  Al Gore and Hillary Clinton would be successful primary challengers to Obama.  I think this very early prediction may need some adjusting.

Al Gore has recently joined the quickly backfiring liberal trend of charging opponents with racism in any context.  Gore, whose own father voted against the Civil Rights Act, said that global warming deniers should be treated like racists.  So, Mr. Gore, as a global warming denier myself, I’ll be expecting a gift-wrapped tie on Father’s Day.

Of course, Gore’s timing is terrible.  This is also the week that Andre Carson declared that TEA Party members would like to see blacks hanging from trees.  The constant charge of racism, especially towards a multi-racial group like the TEA Party, is getting stale and ridiculous.  At this point, Democrats who make charges of racism every time someone disagrees with them have lost credibility.

Enter Hillary 2012.  Back in June I didn’t think Hillary would have success at the head of the ticket because she lost in 2008 and has worked for Obama ever since.  In fact, hiring Biden and Clinton were probably the smartest things Obama has done politically. Now, I think she may have a better chance.

The worse things get, the more nostalgia sets in.  People start to fool themselves into thinking Hillary could be as moderate as her husband became when Newt ran Congress.  Already, 32% of Democrats are admitting they need a primary challenger.

Hillary could pull a Rick Perry, riding a wave of anti-current field sentiment and quickly becoming the front runner.  By entering the race now, she would be a fresh face.  She would carry the excitement of being something new and different.  She would bring change, the only thing more distracting to a Liberal than a shiny object.  She could offer the Democrats everything Obama has failed to deliver on, even though her similar policies would produce the same results.

If ever Hillary was going to be President, 2012 would be her year.

 

Who Won The Iowa Presidential Debate? Vote Now

With the third debate now wrapped up, who do you think won it?

Vote  now!

If you haven’t had the chance to see the full debate, you can view it here.  And for a White House 2012 assessment of the debate’s winners and losers visit here.

 

 

 

Should Republicans Continue To Question President Obama’s Birth Certificate and Citizenship?

Bookmark and Share With White House 2012s first national Republican presidential straw poll over (see results here), this week we presentyou with a poll question that deals with asn issue whicg strikes many Republican quite differently.

Those whodoubt the validity of President Obama’s birth certificateand question where he was born, are derogatorially identified as birthers . These so-called birthers want proof that President Obama has an authentic birth certificatewhichproves he was born a United States citizen. But there are many people, including many within the G.O.P., that believe any question about the Presidents citizenship and record of his birth have been settled long ago.

This week White House 2012 asks readers to let us know if they think it is wise for the G.O.P. to pursue the issue of the Presidents birth certificate and citizenship, or whether or not it should be avoided?

Let us know where you stand. The poll closes on Sunday, April 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm EST. Click here to vote now!

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Vote In the White House 2012 National Republican Presidential Straw Poll

Bookmark and Share We are currently in to the second week of White House 2012s First National Republican Presidential Straw Poll for the 2012 election. Responses are coming in fairly steadily with 28% coming from the Northeast followed by 21.5% from the Southeast, 18.3% in the Mid West, 17.2 from the Southwest and trailing in the back of the pack is the West who make up only 15.1% of the vote. As for how the votes are breaking among the 24 candidates in this straw poll, all that White House 2012 can tell you at this time is that the numbers are producing some surprises that run contrary to popular thinking.

The impetus behind this surprise could be due to the preponderance of conservatives who subscribe to and read White House 2012. Currently 68.8 of the respondents describe themselves as conservative, while 28% are self described moderates and a mere 3.2% of brave souls consider themselves to be liberal Republicans. Another factor could be the desire to see some outsiders who could get in and change politics from the inside. But enough said on that. If these results don’t hold, neither will that theory.

No matter what the breakdowns show now, the more voters who give us their opinions, the better chance we have of coming to a conclusion which accurately measures which candidates with whom the enthusiasm lies behind. On the balot are 24 possible contenders. Each name iseither running setting up an exploratory committee or has expressed their interest in possibly running. White House 2012 is taking people like Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and others who have said they are not running for Presiden. And so those names are not on the ballot. But of the 24 major names that still might be running, there are penty of choices to choose from.

They are:

  • Michele Bachmann
  • Haley Barbour
  • John Bolton
  • Herman Cain
  • Mitch Daniels
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Jon Huntsman, Jr.
  • Gary Johnson
  • Fred Karger
  • Roy Moore
  • Sarah Palin
  • George Pataki
  • Rand Paul
  • Ron Paul
  • Tim Pawlenty
  • Gen. David Petraeus
  • Rick Perry
  • Bob Riley
  • Buddy Roemer
  • Mitt Romney
  • Rick Santorum
  • Donald Trump

Please take a moment to cast your vote in the poll and pass the link that is here http://wp.me/PVXi4-TS to your Repubican friends, and ask them to vote.

When done, the results will be broken down by region, by ideological leaning, and by who gains support if others fail to last very ong in the race. So hep us take this snapshot of the eeisting political landscape. Vote here in the National Republican Presidential Starw Poll

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71% Believe GOP Candidates Should Oppose U.S. Creation of the Libyan No-Fy Zone

Bookmark and Share As President Obama explains Americas actions in Libya and tries to avoid receiving the same type of criticism that he himself leveled against the previous President for involvement in the affairs of other nations, an overwhelming majority of White House 2012 readers say that the potential Republican presidential candidates would be wise to oppose American involvement in the enforcement of the No-fly Zone over parts of Libya

The White House 2012 poll asked;

Is it wise for any of the potential Republican presidential candidates to support American involvement in the enforcement of the No-fly Zone over parts of Libya?

21.67% of all respondents said Yes, it would be wise while 71.67% said it would not be wise. 6.67% believed that the best position for the Republican candidates for President to take is one which called for more action in Libya than President Obama has committed to.

The poll is mainly indicative of a Republican electorate weary of ongoing interventionist policies such as those we see in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many Republicans know that revisiting similar policies in another hard fought election, would probably hurt GOP chances of winning more than help. But the situation is much worse for President Obama than for any of the potentiaql Republican presidential contenders.

While Republicans may disagree with the America led creation of the Libyan No-fly zone, it is more than likely that they were never going to vote for President Obama regardless od what his on this issue was. However; many in the Presidents liberal base have expressed disappointment and anger in Obamas decision to militarily intervene in Libya. Many in that base are repulsed by what they see as a policy quite similar to that of former President George W. Bush, a position that is anathema among the left.

But regardless of President Obamas position on the issue, contrary to the advice that White House 2012 readers offer in this poll, most contenders in the Republican presidential field believe that not only should the United States should be involved in the creation of the No-fly Zone over Libya, they criticize President Obama for not having acted earlier and more decisively than he did. Indeed some like Mitt Romney attack President Obama for what he describes as the Presidents relinquishing our leadership roll in the world to the French, who were the first to take on Kaddafi and who were in the lead on creating the No-fly Zone. A similar opinion has been shared by many other potential contenders such as Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich. Haley Barbour is one of the few who articulated extreme reluctance for our involvement in Libya.

The issue is one that might play a significant roll in the GOP presidential nominating contest. It is one that could fuel the isolationist, Ron Paul, libertarian, element within the Party and help swing a .small but winning plurality over to candidates like Barbour who were not quick to pull the trigger on Libya.

While that issue will continue to play itself out, this week’s White House 2012 poll quickly changes topics and moves from the international political arena to domestic election politics and asks whether or not Fred Karger, the first candidate to make his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination official, should be allowed to participate in al the upcoming Republican presidential debates.

Karger is openly gay, the first openly gay person to run for President in either major Party. Yet some forums, such as a recent Iowa Faith and Family forum, refused to allow Karger to participate because he is gay. This week’s poll asks whether or notsuch future treatmentof Karger should continue as time goes by or if he should be allowed a place in the debates. Click here to take the poll

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Christie, Gingrich, Daniels and Romney Top New Jersey Presidential Straw Poll

Bookmark and Share At a gathering of Republican candidates, campaign managers, staffers and grass root activists, White House 2012 and Building the New Majority sponsored New Jerseys first Republican presidential straw poll for the 2012 election and the winner was their own Governor, Chris Christie.

Of the 196 voters who participated, 19.8% named Governor Christie their first choice for the Republican presidential nomination. Coming in second was former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich with 12.5%, followed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 9.4% each, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee 7.3%, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush 6.3%, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty 5.2%, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tied at 4.2%.

The Garden State Republican Presidential Straw Poll consisted of 25 of the most often mentioned names and likely contenders in the emerging Republican field. Due to the large size of the still developing field and the likelihood that some, if not many of those names on the ballot may not run, or may not make it to the New Jersey primary, unlike most traditional straw polls, the White House 2012/BTNM ballot also asked New Jersey Republicans who their second choice for President was. The big winner here was Mitt Romney who was the second choice of 20.8% of voters. This conclusion is quite important given the fact that Governor Christie has repeatedly denied any interest in running for President in 2012.

Following Romney in this second choice category was Sarah Palin, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, each with 8.3%, Mike Huckabee 6.3% and Mitch Daniels 5.2%.

Click here to read raw numbers

A third question on the ballot asked voters to describe their place on the ideological scale within the Republican Party. None of the respondents described themselves as liberal but 75%, or 144 of the participating voters called themselves conservative, and the remaining 48 (25%), described themselves of moderate.

Among self described conservatives, a majority of 15.3% named Chris Christie as their first choice for the presidential nomination and 23.6% of them named Mitt Romney as their second choice for the nomination. As for moderates 33.3% of them also declared Christie to be their first choice but their second choice for the nomination was Rudy Giuliani who took that position with 25% of the vote from moderates.

See complete results below this post

The poll was conducted by White House 2012 and Building the New Majority amongNew Jersey Republicans who participated ina recent seminar sponsored by Building the New Majority and the Family PolicyCouncil that took place in Parsippany, New Jersey.

While these results are by no means a sure sign of how the New Jersey Republican presidential primary will turnout less than a year from now, it does offer a good glimpse at where the energies and enthusiasm of the activist base of the states G.O.P. lie. These results demonstrate to me, that at this stage in the game, if Chris Christie is true to his word about not running for the nomination, Mitt Romney looks good in New Jersey. Romney worked the Republican base and Party activists pretty well in 2008, and while minds are by no means made up yet, his efforts of the last campaign for president are giving him a slight advantage in New Jersey in the coming election.

As indicated by the numbers, the results were influenced by a largely conservative vote, but a strong conservative influence is likely to dominate New Jersey’s actual presidential primary. How much has yet to be seen.

The Raw Numbers

Who is your FIRST CHOICE for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination?

Who is yourSECOND CHOICE for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination?

Do you consider yourself to be a liberal, a moderate, or conservative Republican?

  1. Conservative 144 75%
  2. Moderate 48 25%
  3. Liberal 0 0

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Rick Santorum Sends A Message To New Jersey Republican Straw Poll Voters

Bookmark and Share As White House 2012 and Building the New Majority conductsa presidential straw poll of New Jersey Republican grass root activivsts, candidates, campaign managers and staffers, former Pennsylvania Senator and likely presidential candidate Rick Santorum, has sent them a message which credited New Jerseyans with starting in 2009 what he called “the American Renaissance” Santorum writes:

“What New Jersey gave, the rest of America is taking. Each of us needs to step forward and stand tall for what we know to be true, that America is the most uniquley exceptional nation in the history of the world, not just b ecause of what we have accomplished, but for who we are as a people and all that we aspire to be.

The American renaissance started here [New Jersey] in 2009, and the rest of the country picked up the flag last year. But we must continue to fight by electing a new President in 2012 and electing a new Republican Senate majority”

You can click on the image below to read the complete message.

White House 2012 will is conducting a straw poll at a conference sponsored by Building the New Majority, a statewide organization that identifies, developes and empowers candidates byfocussing in onthe development of candidates for local, county and state offices through direct contributions and grassroots support in order to help rebuild the New Jersey Republican organization from the ground up. The White House 2012/ Building the New Majority Garden State Republican Presidential Straw Poll will be the first of its kind in New Jersey for the 2012 presidential election and should give a sense of where the Party’s base currently stands on the evolving Republican presidentiall nominating contest.

Results of the poll will be released on Saturday, March 26, 2011, the second day of the Building the New Majority conference.

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Should the G.O.P. Presidential Contenders Support Military Intervention in Libya?

Bookmark and Share As President Obama leads America into military action against Moamar Quadaffi, this week White House 2012 asks readers if it wise for any of the potential Republican presidential candidates to support American involvement in the enforcement of the No-fly Zone over parts of Libya?

With ongoing intervention in Iraq and war in Afghanistan that are both based on a policy of preemption, the question is an important one. In recent years, the ongoing efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have given rise to bi-partisan yearning for a non-interventionist foreign policy, that would allow the United States to avoid being the worlds policeman. The issue is one which drives the loyal support of such potential candidate as Ron Paul, whose followers will play an important role in determining the Republican presidential nominee.

So in this particular situation, what would be the wisest and most beneficial position for a Republican presidential candidate to take on Libya?

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Can Mitt Romney Successfully Argue Against Obamacare with Romney-Care?

Bookmark and Share While Mitt Romney is in many regards, considered a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, he has come to carry, rightfully or wrongfully, some heavy baggage that prevents him from actually being the frontrunner for the nomination.

The most heavy is his creation of Massachusetts’ healthcare plan which he put together and pushed for the passage of through the state legislature. That healthcare plan is often considered a precursor to Obamcare, the Administrations signature government program which 62% of Americans want to repeal. Repealing Obamacare is even the number issue of any potential Republican candidate for President, including Mitt Romney.

So White House 2012 has asked readers if Mitt Romney can convincingly argue against Obamacare by claiming he would repeal it and that he would never usurp the constitutional power of states with a federal takeover like Obamacare?

Governor Romney argues that although he would change some parts of his state healthcare plan for Massachusetts, his plan was a good start. But Romney goes on to say that he would never pass a one size fits all law, that usurps the rights of the states. As a result, White House 2012 believes that Mitt Romney will run for the Republican presidential nomination with a campaign that emphasizes states rights. But with Romney-care hanging around his neck and with candidates from Haley Barbour to Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty, hammering Romney on this issue, can Mitt arguments overcome the negative connotations that stem from his state healthcare law?

According to White House 2012 readers, 61.63% believe that Romney cannot convincingly argue for states rights and against Obamacare. 22.09% believe that he can successfully overcome the arguments against his state healthcare law and another 16.28% believe that he might be able to do so.

These results indicate that not only is Romney-care the biggest hurdle for Mitt to have to overcome in 2012, a predominant number of Americans may not be willing to buy into any strong stand for states right that his potential campaign may try to make.

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This week White House 2012 asks readers whether or not it wise for any of the potential Republican presidential candidates to support the decision to have the Unites States enforce a No-fly Zone over Libya?

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White House 2012 to Co-Sponsor New Jersey’s First 2012 Republican Presidential Straw Poll

Bookmark and Share White House 2012 is proud to announce that it has arranged for the creation of New Jerseys first Republican presidential straw poll of the 2012 election cycle. Together with Building The New Majority , White House 2012 will co-sponsor this straw poll on Saturday, March 26th, 2011.

The poll will be taken on the second day of a two day Republican seminar/conference at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany New Jersey. The event is sponsored by Building the New Majority and the New Jersey Family Policy Council. Its focus is on training candidates, campaign staff and grassroots Republican activists, how to run winning campaigns without comprising their values. Attending the event will be New Jersey Republicans who range from Party leaders, state committeemen and future candidates, to their staffs and grassroots activists within the GOP and even the TEA Party movement.

White House 2012 will be overseeing the straw poll and providing ballots that will rotate the order of the names of the Republican presidential contenders that will be on it.

While it is too early to declare a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, White House 2012 hopes to provide some insight as to not just who New Jersey Republicans are leaning towards but also the type of candidate they are favoring. Making the White House 2012 straw poll different from other similar ones, is the addition of a second choice among voters. This helps to better predict trends, especially in the case of a first choice, not entering or dropping out of the nomination contest by the time New Jerseys primary rolls around.

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Republicans Support Big Cuts in Spending Even If it Forces a Government Shutdown.

Bookmark and Share Last week White House 2012 asked readers if Republicans should hold out for significant spending cuts and risk the Presidents vetoing of a budget that would force a shutdown of the federal government. Had the House Republicans and Senate Democrats not brokered a deal last week that passed a continuing resolution which delayed the inevitable by two weeks, we could have easily seen a shut down already.

But the possibility for a government shutdown still exists and according to the White House 2012 poll conducted between Sunday, February 27th and Sunday March 6th, readers overwhelming support Republicans sticking to their guns and forcing Democrats to go along with significant budget cuts even if itforces a shutdown of the federal government.

82.46% of respondents believe that Republicans must hold their ground, while a mere 17.54% believe that they should do all they can to avoid a such a disruption of government.

The poll proves two things.

First, the majority of White House 2012 readers are conservatives, at least fiscally. (Thank goodness for that). That would account for the enormous lean towards cuts. But it also shows that there is unity within the G.O.P. on the issue of federal spending. Republicans clearly stand united in a small government model which believes in less government, less debt and more freedom.

This week White House 2012 asks readers if Mitt Romney can overcome his creation of a Massachusetts healthcare plan that was seen as a precursor to Obamacare, by using the argument that he would never usurp the rights of states by adopting a one-size-fits-all healthcare program for all the states.

The healthcare plan that Mitt Romney was instrumental in creating and passing when he was Governor of Massachusetts, is seen as the largest hurdle for him to overcome in his anticipated run for the Republican presidential nomination.

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White House 2012 Poll: Budget Cuts or a Government Shutdown? Which Would You Prefer?

Bookmark and Share On Tuesday the House and Senate will take up a continuing resolution that if passed, will keep the federal government open for another two weeks. But with $61 billion in Republican budget cuts on the table, the issue of a government shutdown may quickly return in mid-March.

This week, White House 2012 asks whether you believe that Republicans that when the time finally comes, should they stand firm on forcing the President and Democrats to make truly deep, significant, cuts in the budget, or should they back down if the President threatens to veto their proposed cuts and force a government shut down?

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Last week White House 2012 asked readers whether or not they believed the rash of angry union protests against collective bargaining restrictions and entitlement cuts will hurt Republicans in 2012.

Nearly half of the respondents believe the protests will help Republicans in 2012, while almost 32 % believe it will hurt then ands 11% think it is too early to tell, while little more than 8% do not see the protests making any difference to Republican chances of electoral victory in 2012.

The poll is most likely indicative of Republican sentiments which oppose the protests to begin with. Such sentiments are expected to produce a backlash against those who doing the protesting and the totals reflected in this poll are indicative of that. In the end, the large union protests that we are seeing play out in Wisconsin and other states are essentially firing up the conservative base of the the G.O.P. a base that will want to fight back by voting at the polls against what they see on their T.V. screens.

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Will the Union Protests Against Entitlement Cuts Hurt or Help Republicans in 2012?

Bookmark and Share It started in New Jersey where teacher unions tapped into unions all across the nation to protest Chris Christie in Trenton in the tens of thousands. Now the unions have marched on Madison where they are protesting Wisconsin Governor Scott walker in numbers even greater than those that raised their fists against Governor Christie.

Both repeated demonstrations are the result of decisive moves by responsible, fiscally conservative Republican leaders who have decided to touch the third rails of politics entitlement programs.

Entitlements programs including the lucrative benefit packages offered to state employees, are busting the budgets of states all across the nation. And with a rash of newly elected TEA Party supported, Republican governors now in office, many are beginning to tackle these problems as they try to get a handle on their state budgets. New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Texas and a dozen more states are finally addressing the problems of out of control deficits and the keeping of promises that pandering political leaders of the past made but that taxpayers cant afford.

As a result, union leaders have unleashed their flocks and ship protesters by the bus loads to state capitals through out the nation. The recent rush of these protesters into and around the Wisconsin state capital bordered on getting out of hand and is but a small sign of a more intense national environment that risks pitting taxpayers against those who provide taxpayers with their services.

With this in mind, in light of the rising and predominant concern of getting our fiscal house in order, White House 2012 asks you how you feel these demonstrations will play out in the 2012 election year. Do you think it will hurt Republican, help Republicans, have no effect at all or it is too early to tell? Let us know in these weeks poll which you can take by clicking here.

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Voters Don’t Believe Sarah Palin Will Run for President

Bookmark and ShareLast week White House 2012 poll readers were asked to offer their opinions on whether or not Sarah Palin will run for President.

By a large 12.30% margin, voters do not expect the former Governor and Vice Presidential nominee to run for President in 2012. While over 52% believe she will not run and nearly 41% think she will not, almost 6% of respondents see the little discussed chance of Sarah Palin running as a third Party candidate as the most likely scenario for her.

This week, White House 2012s poll focuses on the latest national phenomenon of mass massive union demonstrations against the attempts by republican Governors to get a handle on entitlements and state budgets. We ask whether or not you believe these demonstrations will help or hurt the chances of a 2012 White House victory for Republicans.

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Will Sarah Palin Run? Take the White House 2012 Poll

Bookmark and Share As the evolving Republican presidential field slowly begins to take shape, one of the most watched for decisions is that of Sarah Palins. The possibility of her entry in to the G.O.P. nomination contests has many wondering how she would or could impact on their own possible candidacies. One of the most critical aspects of Palins entry in the race is the attraction that the TEA Party movement has with her.

The TEA Party was a major decisive factor in the 2010 midterm elections and anyone hoping to win an election in 2012 is looking at doing so with the help that winning the TEA Party over to their side. But if Palin becomes a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, many of those voters may stay in her camp. If she doesnt run, whom those voters will flock to, or how many candidates will share support from the movement, is up the air.

Even if Palin doesnt run, she will be a factor in 2012. If she decided to back another candidate, that could be an incredible boost to them in the primaries and caucuses. But another school of thought is that Sarah Palin runs but not as a Republican. As explained in a recent White House 2012 post, the thinking is that Palin may wait until a likely Republican nominee begins to emerge and if it is not one that Palin can enthusiastically get behind, she may become a late entry in to the 2012 presidential election as a TEA Party backed independent candidate.

No matter what Palin does, it will impact on the 2012 election. So this week, White House 2012 asks you what you think Sarah Palin in 2012. Do you think she will run? Do you think she will sit out the race? Or do you think Sarah Palin runs, but as a third Party candidate?

Let us know. Take this weeks White House 2012 Poll.

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White House 2012 Poll Has Paul Winning CPAC Straw Poll

Bookmark and ShareAccording to a poll of White House 2012 readers, Ron Paul is predicted to be a favorite among the conservative conferencevoters in the CPAC 2011 Straw Poll. But the prediction of the White House 2012 is that it will be close withMitt Romney not far behind. Paul pulls ahead of Romney with a 2.22% lead. 22.96% for Paul to Romney’s 20.74%.

In a relatively strong showing, White House 2011 survey participants predict CPAC voters will place Mitch Daniels in third place with 11.11%of their vote, followed by Newt Gingrich in 5th place and Herman Cain in 6th place.

The poll askedreaders;

Of the potential candidates on this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference ballot, who do you expect to be the winner of the CPAC Straw Poll?

CPAC is expected to release the results of their actual straw poll on Saturday, February 12 at 5:15 PM EST.

But while we to seee how accurate White House 2012readers werein their prediction, WH2012 has another question for you.

Do you think Sarah Palin will run for President?

Take this week’sWhite House 2012 pollhere and tell us if you think will actually run, not run, or run but as a Third Party candidate?

Poll closes Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at 12;00 PM EST.

For results of previous White House 2012 polls visit here

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