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Poll: Plurality of Republicans now say Christie shouldn’t run for president « Hot Air

Exit question: Who’s the biggest winner from that CBS poll up top? Is it really Jeb or is it Rubio? Rubio’s supposed to be DOA because of immigration reform but neither Republican voters nor indies oppose the prospect of him running. If Jeb decides to pass, he’s potentially well positioned as a center-right alternative to Paul and Cruz.

Right.  Because, as we all know, Republicans should always pick their Presidential candidates based on polling done two years before the election:

Carter leads Reagan in Poll: Pres Carter would easily defeat fmr Gov Ronald Reagan(NYT, Jan 1979)

A Gallup Poll from Dec 1978 showed Carter with a huge 57-35 lead over Reagan. Up substantially from a 52-43 lead a few months earlier.

Two years later:

1980 Presidential General Election Results

  Presidential
Candidate
Vice Presidential
Candidate
Political
Party
Popular Vote Electoral Vote
Ronald Reagan George Bush Republican 43,903,230 50.75% 489 90.9%
James Carter Walter Mondale Democratic 35,480,115 41.01% 49 9.1%
John Anderson Patrick Lucey Independent 5,719,850 6.61% 0 0.0%
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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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