Romney retakes lead in national polls

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  • Back to the Drawing board... Holladay, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    In terms of presidential elections, I would think it safe to say perry has seen his 15 minutes of fame...thanks for playing gov!

    The reality is that Romney is unequivocally the best GOP contender we have, and the only one who Will run that sad excuse of an incumbent out of the white house.

    Romney is the main event. The others are just opening acts.

    Mitt 2012

  • twinkleberry67 Layton, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    While the polls are interesting to some extent, I dont put much credence in them minute by minute. What tells me more are the trends that develop over time. While Mr. Obamas numbers continue to steadily plummet, Mr. Romneys numbers have been fairly consistent while his competitors for the Republican nomination are rocketing up and down and all around. Just out of curiosity when it comes to elections, is there anyone out there besides me that is really tired of being stuck choosing between a liberal they dont agree with, and a pseudo-conservative who just wants to placate the left. I sincerely hope that whomever attains the Republican nomination is not a RINO. Between the leftys and the RINO's , it is no wonder our economy is in smithereens.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    From New York Times yesterday:

    "The Republican who may have the strongest shot of winning the White House, at least in the eyes of President Obama and his advisers, is Mitt Romney. Now, if Mr. Romney could only persuade Republican voters."

    In 2008, the one the Democrats feared most as Obama's opponent in the general election was Romney. Let's hope most of the early primaries will be in January and February. Go Romney!

  • SUNNY ALL DAY Saint George, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    At least until the Republicans come up with the another annoying "flavor of the month/week/day/minute".

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    blah blah blah

    Cain is coming on strong because he actually has a definite plan, has proven recent success in business and is not having to keep other politicians happy nor is he indebted (as is Romney and Perry) to big business and corporate interests. That could make this interesting.

    A person who has been running for president longer than our current president has been in office is not really news nor has he come up with a plan that will help the country.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    Prediction: Perry's failed Presidential Bid leads to defeat in the next Texas Gubernatorial Race. I expect the guy is pretty much done.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    Romney's lead is why the establishment Republicans are pushing the New Jersey Governor.

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Sept. 30, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    Seems strange to me that President Obama keeps referring to his own proposals as being inspired by Mitt Romney. We need the real thing and not an imitator. The Republicans who want Cain or Christie would want anyone who promises less and less taxes. They don't care about any thing but their money and a strong military and police force to protect them. Cain would be more attractive to them if he proposed a 666 plan.

  • BoomerJeff Saint George, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    Perry is for illegal immigration and those who are not "don't have a heart" according to Perry. But 80% of Americans want the border controlled. This is the real reason his numbers have dropped, not that he can't debate well.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    Sorry, but we already had an inarticulate Texan as President, the country needs something else. And while I don't think George-W was as bad as many folks feel, I do think his inability to talk with the American people was a HUGE HUGE HUUUUUGE part of why he is so despised. He simply can't put the problems America is facing into words that we could get behind.

    Romney's a great candidate in this regard.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Sept. 30, 2011 5:16 a.m.

    This was as predictable as tomorrow's sunrise. Perry is the proverbial bottle rocket: Flash at the start, kind of interesting to watch for awhile, rapid flame-out. IMO, Romney's support is still soft but he's running a brilliant campaign. His moving back to the front will bring in more money and support. He keeps this up, he'll be the nominee.

  • Bereal MADERA, CA
    Sept. 30, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    Romney's momentum is strong and steady! He is the one GOP candidate that can beat Obama! More than any election in decades, Americans feel the urgency to elect a president with principles, experience, and credibility. Clearly, Romney is right man that can restore our country! Go Romney!

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    Sept. 30, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    There is no debate, Perry cannot debate. This is a very noticeable weakness for Perry and his current downfall will lead to a collapse soon.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Sept. 29, 2011 11:12 p.m.


    - Valedictorian at BYU

    - Baker's scholar at Harvard (go look it up)

    - Master's degrees in business and law

    - enormously successful in private business and now worth between $200 and $300 million (compare this to many of Obama's closest advisers who have never had to turn a profit or go hungry)

    - previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces

    - put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

    - turned a loss into one of the few profit-earning Olympics (Salt Lake) in 2002

    - turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor

    - volunteer service to community as a church leader for well over 5 years (Bishop and Stake President)

    - would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)

    - looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

    - understands committment (never divorced)

    - understands morality (never had an affair)

    - understands family (5 kids)

    - willing to let all of America see his birth record and school records.

    Nope, nothing there that America needs.....

    Romney 2012