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IVR Polls Texas Republicans on Presidential Choice Print E-mail
by Scott Bennett    Thu, Jun 21, 2007, 09:25 PM

IVR polls of Austin has conducted a poll of Texas Republicans to see what they were thinking about their Presidential sweepstakes.  The results without former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson were:

Without Thompson

  • Giuliani - 26%
  • McCain - 18%
  • Romney - 15%
  • Huckabee - 7%
  • Paul - 6%
  • Other Announced - 13%
  • Undecided - 15%


    With Thompson in the race the results were:

  • Thompson - 29%
  • Giuliani - 21%
  • McCain - 13%
  • Romney - 9%
  • Huckabee - 4%
  • Paul - 6%
  • Other Announced - 6%
  • Undecided - 11%

    IVR says that while only 17% of Republicans openly said they were "undecided" in the race fully 70% said they were "still making up their minds."  IVR uses automated technology to make computer generated calls.  They defend their approach here.

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    written by Stan Philmont , June 22, 2007

    Gee it looks like the candidates the Texas GOP leadership loathes (Giuliani, McCain and Romney) command about three fifths of GOP voters. Looks like the GOP leadership may have to start a new party as the libs have taken over theirs.

    written by Lee , June 22, 2007

    Republicans trying to decide on who to nominate are just "shifting the deck chairs on the Titanic". After our "favorite son" the party is going down as well.

    written by Sharon Boyd , June 22, 2007

    Fred Thompson is hardly a liberal. I don't know any GOP who support McCain. I've committed to Giuliani (hate to spell that in a hurry), but Thompson would make me happy and energize the party.

    Romney just doesn't work for me. Massachusetts? Picking a Pres nominee from Massachusetts hasn't been too successful for either party.

    written by Byron George , June 22, 2007

    Interesting poll (not found on the liberal newscast.

    The percentage of Americans with a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress is at 14%, the lowest in Gallup's history of this measure -- and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested in this year's Confidence in Institutions survey. It is also one of the lowest confidence ratings for any institution tested over the last three decades.
    How bout them democrats. Lower rating than the President.

    written by jack jett , June 22, 2007


    I didn't know the congress consisted only of democrats.
    We libs are mad that the dems don't have the balls to cut off funding to
    Mr. Bush's war.

    I am not sure what a liberal newscast is but I heard about it on CNN, MSNBC,
    and ABC. I feel certain they mentioned it of Fox.

    jack jett

    written by Bill Hixon , June 22, 2007

    We can't have Rudy cause he is too tight with the liberals and likes abortion. Now I don't want no Mormon because they don't believe in my Jesus. I'm not sure what the believe in. Thompson has been in Hollywood too long to not be a liberal. He is probably a Arnold type of conservative.

    I think Huckabee is the man to go for.
    He seems to have his values in all the right places. He's a preacher and he has lost a lot of weight, which I know is not easy to do.
    My preacher says that it would be sinful to vote for McCain because he wants to let the mexicans in and then they are going to want more money.

    We have some great candidates though.

    God Bless them all.

    Bill Hixon

    written by Steve Heath , June 22, 2007

    Ron Paul will rise steadily and will surprise every one. Ron Paul is the only candidate that can beat Hillary Clinton. Every other candidate should be excluded by virtue of their intitial support of the Iraqui war disaster, as well as their continued support of the war - and the war to come with Iran. If Republicans can't figure this out, they deserve Hillary Clinton.

    written by Right Wing Republican Volunteer , June 23, 2007


    You are a great guy but you have been breathing second hand reefer smoke!


    written by bk , June 24, 2007


    I didn't know the congress consisted only of democrats."

    Okay, I've got it. When Republicans are in the majority in Congress, bad numbers are theirs alone. When Democrats are in the majority, the bad numbers include the minority Republicans. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

    written by jack jett , June 25, 2007


    No, I think you might have misunderstood me. I think the republicans are upset with congress because of the immigration issue and that democrats are upset with congress over them not putting an abrupt stop to the war.

    So each party is pissed off at their members of congress that causes the poll numbers to be so low.

    It is not one party's poll numbers...I think there is bummed folks on both sides.

    I answered a question for you and perhaps you could answer one for me.
    I have re read many of the post on this blog, and there seems to be some really pissed off folks.

    You seem especially pissed off. I wonder why because, you are obviously a conservative and we have had a government run by conservative, some neo cons even, for the past several years. I would think you would be happy. You seem to have a particular animosity towards the GLBT community.

    What is it that angers you the most about the way the USA is run?

    jack jett

    written by TJ White , June 25, 2007

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    Most of the GOP is still in stage II of the above timeline.... they're not likely to have the guts to head for stage III after seeing what happened to Giuliani in SC when he tried it.

    written by woodrow , June 25, 2007

    Right Wing Republican Volunteer, FYI:

    Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:

    He has never voted to raise taxes.
    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
    He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
    He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
    He has never taken a government-paid junket.
    He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

    He voted against the Patriot Act.
    He voted against the Iraq war.

    He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
    He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

    written by Jeremy Temple , June 26, 2007

    Judging by those numbers it's very clear many people don't know who Ron Paul is. That will change...

    written by J. H. , June 26, 2007

    I don't understand why people on each end of the "left/right" spectrum brush off Ron Paul. I would think the democrats who have been sold down the river on the pledge to stop the war would give him consideration because of his absolute opposition to it and his promise to end it and bring them home. The republicans could support him on his opposition to unlimited illegal immigration and the North American Union just for starters. It seems like everyone could support him on his pledge to abolish the IRS and the income tax. What's wrong with not having endless wars on most everything and neverending inflation of our money supply which in the end will only bankrupt the country.

    written by Ryan C. , June 26, 2007

    Great to see Ron Paul's support unwavering even with Fred Thompson! That's something none of the other candidates can say.

    His base in Texas is only growing. Rudy McRomneyson can fight with each other over the shrinking pool of Bush/Iraq War Republicans.

    written by Avery , June 26, 2007

    J.H., Ron Paul has a lot of support on both sides of the aisle. The problem is that the MSM tries to cast him as a wacko.

    written by Jason , June 26, 2007

    I agree. Ron Paul is the only major player not on the Council of Foreign Relations, which is trying to bring about a North American Union.

    written by George Whitfield , June 26, 2007

    I was really impressed by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas in the first three debates. His dedication to the US Constitution makes him the best hope for peace, prosperity, and freedom for Americans.

    written by Marvin , June 27, 2007

    Ron Paul -- first he was less than 1%, then he was 1%, then he was 2%, and now he is 6%. Love it.

    written by James , July 04, 2007

    I don't understand why so many Republicans are against Ron Paul. He's pro life. He's pro small government. He's pro gun. He's wants to get rid of personal income tax. He was one of the first to support Reagan in '76 when no one took him serious. He actually was a close personal friend of Reagan's.

    Is Iraq really more important to you than all of the other issues you, likely, agree with Ron Paul on combined?

    written by tsoldrin , July 15, 2007

    What I see from this is that the neocon republican candidates are diluting each other. This will greatly benefit Ron Paul's candidacy... it may well be enough to put him over the top. Also, as anti-war sentiment grows, Paul will certainly be picking up 100% of those voters.

    written by Jeremy , July 26, 2007

    I can say that I was a GWB fan for a while but I've come to realize that bad and wrong decisions have been made and too many of our liberties are being taken away. After a lot of research, I am voting for Ron Paul. I don't agree with all of his positions, but the man is honest, doesn't flip flop on his positions and isn't controlled by special interests. If he doesn't make it past the primary, I'm either voting for whoever the democrat nominee is or I'm going to write in Ron Paul's name.

    written by Rudy G , July 26, 2007 lets look at these polls:

    1st. Republican Winner at MSNBC Reagan Library Debate... Ron Paul - 84% Ron Paul - 50%

    2nd. Republican Winner in Fox News South Carolina Debate...
    Fox News Text Message Poll - 40,000 voters: Mitt Romney with 29% followed by Ron Paul with 25% to Rudy's 16% (and mind you that was on Rudy's network). poll: Ron Paul - 51%, Romney - 22%, Giuliani - 21%

    3rd. Repubican Debate Winner - CNN in New Hampshire... - Ron Paul - 53% - Ron Paul - 67% - most visited website in May of ALL GOP websites.

    Ron Paul - #1 candidate on YOUTUBE with over 22,000 subscribers - next closest is Barack Obama with less than 10,000.

    Ron Paul - #1 Republican on,, and

    Ron Paul - received the highest percentage of donations last quarter from military personnel of ALL presidential candidates.

    Ron Paul - the ONLY Republican who's vowed to bring our troops home NOW!

    Ron Paul - truthful, smart, savvy, conservative, statesman, doctor, and freedom fighter. Join the revolution.

    Find out what so dynamic about this man, Ron Paul.

    written by Matt, Austin , July 27, 2007

    Ron Paul is a true conservative. As a life-long republican he has my vote!! I'm sure as heck not voting for another fale conservative who want s to restricy my gun rights, grow government, and limit my liberty!

    written by brent miksell , July 30, 2007

    Ron Paul has the distinction(argueably) of being the only candidate I would support. This presumably will not insure his election(at last count there several millions of other voter with an equal voice).

    Enough of my attempts at humor. Ron Paul stands alone in his level of personal & policy integrity. The others are out of conventional political stripe. He in his unassuming direct manner stands out. This is one dark horse worth supporting.

    written by Ben , August 20, 2007

    Ron Paul has my vote! Check out this website for info on his actual poll numbers... - interesting stuff indeed!

    written by AnnaMADDEN22 , June 01, 2010

    Set your life easier get the loan and all you need.

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