Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Only a small number of Tea Party patriots were polled here, but the findings are still worth noting. Governor Palin is the leading choice for president in 2012, ahead of other names being bounced around in 2012 talk. Her commitments to fiscal responsibility, national security, energy independence, and support of military are, no doubt, among the reasons common sense people are desperate to see a Palin presidency. Her refusal to sit down and shut up, despite the vitriol hurled her way, also set her well ahead of the pack.
Alex Pappas of The Daily Caller reports:
A new study of the Tea Party movement released on Wednesday shows former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the leader among the conservative, grassroots activists when it comes to their 2012 choice for president.
Among the “229 Tea Party supporters” surveyed by the Sam Adams Alliance, Palin brought in 23 percent when up against 19 other candidates, according to the report. It is the first of three studies commissioned by the free-market non-profit group to analyze Tea Party activists before November’s midterm elections.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney followed with 9.2 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took in 8.7 percent and Newt Gingrich garnered 7.7 percent of Tea Party activists’ support.
Read more here.
(h/t Whitney Pitcher)