Channel 2 poll: Rick Perry takes a quick lead in Georgia

A fresh poll by Channel 2 Action News and InsiderAdvantage shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry coming out of the chute strong in Georgia, with nearly a quarter of the Republican vote after only a week in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Undecided comes a close second at 20 percent.

More from Lori Geary and company when available, but here are the basics:

– Rick Perry, 24 percent;

– Herman Cain, 15 percent;

– Newt Gingrich, 9 percent;

– Michele Bachmann, 8 percent;

– Mitt Romney, 6 percent;

– Ron Paul, 5 percent;

– Jon Huntsman, 1 percent;

– And other candidates, 4 percent;

The details: 425 likely GOP presidential primary voters, conducted by automated telephone interviews on Thursday, margin of error plus or minus 5 percent.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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179 comments Add your comment

Michael T

August 19th, 2011
9:34 pm

I’m not the least bit surprised. The good folk of Georgia never met an idiot they didn’t like and if they’re ethically challenged, it’s all the better. Now, I’m not saying Gov. Perry is ethically challenged but if it should turn out he is, well, that’s just icing on the cake. I am; however, saying he’s an idiot.

MikeyD

August 19th, 2011
9:42 pm

Huntsman is the one man in the race who could win (due to his appeal to mainstream Americans, which will be essential to win) and also the one who would be the best president. Obama knows this, which is why he tried to send him halfway around the world, hoping he’d stay in China long enough to miss the 2012 race. Huntsman is the right man for the job.
However, Georgia’s simpletons can once again be counted on to support the worst possible option. I guess that’s what we all get for choosing to live in a state predominantly inhabited by barely-functional morons.

Kevin

August 19th, 2011
9:42 pm

@Michael T. I love how you bash the citizens of Georgia over a little poll. Oh I’m sure Obama has a completely clean record doesn’t he? God you’re so ignorant. If you don’t like Georgia then Delta’s ready when you are and good riddance.

Cutty

August 19th, 2011
9:57 pm

Par for the course with this being Georgia and all.

TIM

August 19th, 2011
10:15 pm

Rick Perry? Never heard of him. Ho hum.

Ugh. A sad day for Georgia voters

August 19th, 2011
10:19 pm

Rick Perry is just another Bush…..he’s working on getting big $$$ from the bailed out banks. FAIL
Cain? Are you serious? A tool of the Depression causing Federal Reserve. EPIC FAIL
Newt the Nut? Gag me now.
Bachmann? The Angry Palin?

There is only ONE choice, ONE man who can unseat Obama. Bring recovery. Peace. Intelligence. Constitutionalism. His name is Ron Paul. If you people don’t help him, you’ll be getting EXACTLY what you deserve……another warmongering statist who will continue to spend regular people into oblivion.

Let's secede

August 19th, 2011
10:20 pm

It worked pretty well last time.

td

August 19th, 2011
10:20 pm

Michael T

August 19th, 2011
9:34 pm
I’m not the least bit surprised. The good folk of Georgia never met an idiot they didn’t like

Didn’t the good Democratic voters of Georgia vote for Obama 4 years ago? I guess we can see how smart they were.

Top School

August 19th, 2011
10:21 pm

In the Atlanta Way…NORTHSIDE ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS were never integrated…the segregation remains within the walls of the NORTHSIDE APS schools. Team 1 – Team 2 – Team 3 …The groups are judged by the students as SMART, AVERAGE and DUMB —- WHITE, MIXED, AND BLACK. ATLANTA can’t re-segregate on the northside because they are already segregated at the middle school and high school levels. NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS are the Atlanta Way- and internal transfers hide the SECRETS IN APS.

Give me a break

August 19th, 2011
10:22 pm

This is a result for poor education. All those students who ranked almost last in national tests for decades are now voters. Kinda scary.

GSUBLH

August 19th, 2011
10:23 pm

Huntsman?!?….really? You must be joking, that guy doesn’t have a hoot in hell’s chance of coming close. Love these left-leaning/libs coming on and promoting this guy, he may (if he;s still in) win 1 or 2 primaries out West. It’s either Perry or Romney…period.

wishing

August 19th, 2011
10:23 pm

Are you better off now than you were in 1999?

beachdog

August 19th, 2011
10:26 pm

No Longer Republican

August 19th, 2011
10:29 pm

Wow that;s a surprise! Not! In Georgia all you have to do is hate gay people and say a few words about God and boom you are a hit! It doesn’t matter what real facts are.

Doris M

August 19th, 2011
10:29 pm

Rick Perry is an idiot and so are the Georgians who support him.

td

August 19th, 2011
10:34 pm

Doris M

August 19th, 2011
10:29 pm

Let me guess, Obama is the messiah?

td

August 19th, 2011
10:36 pm

No Longer Republican

August 19th, 2011
10:29 pm

Hope, change, hope, change and you Dems are getting tingling up you legs. How has the messiah worked out so far?

td

August 19th, 2011
10:39 pm

wishing

August 19th, 2011
10:23 pm
Are you better off now than you were in 1999?

Yes I am but it has nothing to do with the President or a government. Getting an education, working hard, not doing drugs, staying married and making the right choices have a great deal to do with it. What is your excuses for not being better now?

td

August 19th, 2011
10:41 pm

Ugh. A sad day for Georgia voters

August 19th, 2011
10:19 pm

If only we needed a domestic President and the rest of the world did not matter then I would be a huge Paul supporter.

greg

August 19th, 2011
10:45 pm

Guvna Goodhair is the man. He will be the GOP nominee.

cs

August 19th, 2011
10:47 pm

Gag. Mr know it all who knows nothing is leading. Lets see, he knows about jobs yet Texas which has no corporate taxes or income taxes still has unemployment rate of 8.2%. Meanwhile, socialist Vermont has corporate taxes and income taxes and a 5% unemployment rate. Looks like we need what works in Vermont. Remove Texas from the fedeal teat with all its military bases and military/fed contracts and unemployment would be 25%.

jimmie

August 19th, 2011
10:52 pm

i’ll take a christian over a commie any day! maybe he’ll stick it to he fags too!

freddie

August 19th, 2011
10:53 pm

here here jimmie…time to get the commie out and a true leader in!

td

August 19th, 2011
10:55 pm

cs

August 19th, 2011
10:47 pm

Isn’t not great to be able to play with numbers. Texas grew by 20% in the last 10 years and Vermont by 2.8%. It is not hard to have a low unemployment rate when the population increase did not keep up with the retirement rate.

dixiedemons

August 19th, 2011
10:56 pm

Another failed bank in Georgia today… Georgia leads the nation in bank failures and in FDIC bailout money. It is a good thing the state does not have to pay the bailout money back. The Georgia GOTP will support anyone that promotes no govt regulation.

freddie

August 19th, 2011
10:56 pm

rickie rocks!!!

freddie

August 19th, 2011
10:57 pm

bailout = eco stimulus per ojama

yuzeyurbrane

August 19th, 2011
10:59 pm

Not surprised. Good fit for many Georgians. It says more about Georgians than Perry’s qualifications to be a good President.

Red

August 19th, 2011
11:01 pm

Ahhh…the love and tolerance from the Left. Feel all that hate coming from the “tolerant” crowd. I love all the people from other states that come here and then hate on Georgia as well. Obviously you tolerate it enough to live here. It can’t be too bad here.

No Longer Republican – facts? What about over 9% unemployment? Inflation? Gas prices? More wars? Diving stock market? Downgrade in credit? Higher debt than any time in history? No solutions in sight? Facts are stubborn things. Right now “Hope and Change” failed and made us worse. Making peace with the Muslim world failed. We’re not leaving Afghanistan until 2024. We’re all in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and soon Syria.

Soon the smartest President ever will be finishing his Canadian built bus tour to all 58 states. He’ll say we can build a few more bridges and all will be right with the world.

freddie

August 19th, 2011
11:02 pm

yuze

if you could spell your name, you might be taken seriously dickweed

Bootnewt

August 19th, 2011
11:05 pm

Palin, Bachmann and now Perry: Ignernt by choice!

Centrist

August 19th, 2011
11:10 pm

Which is worse – a religious fanatic who prefers back alley abortions or a socialist whose credit card limit gets raised whenever he wants it? Some choice we have.

Chairman Mao

August 19th, 2011
11:12 pm

Centrist: Need to take some remedial government classes, bud. That credit card limit that just got raised was Congress’s credit card limit, not the President. They ran up the bills, not him. He’s just the poor schmuck who is stuck with paying the bills.

td

August 19th, 2011
11:14 pm

Bootnewt

August 19th, 2011
11:05 pm

Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Socialist by choice. I think I will take my chances with you perceived lack of intelligence any day.

Question Man

August 19th, 2011
11:15 pm

Aren’t your juxtaposed stories about Rick Perry being ahead in GA and about his support for teaching creation science tantalizing? How low can Georgia sink?

td

August 19th, 2011
11:17 pm

Centrist

August 19th, 2011
11:10 pm

I think I will take the religious fanatic any day over the social justice socialist.

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:20 pm

centrist, et.al.

There is no ’socialist’ in the race so pretend you are adults and save that term for American Citizens who have earned it.

If you can look at parry (with an A for America) and not fall into uncontrollable laughter when thinking of him in charge of the country most likely to step back into the forefront as a bastion of Civilization, I wonder if we don’t need some sort of quiz for voters to make sure they understand where they live and what the laws are here.

As for those with no input other than to bash the first President since Franklin D. to inherit such a mountain of poop and have the ‘loyal opposition’ rush to lock up all the shovels, I hope you grow up someday.

MrLiberty

August 19th, 2011
11:20 pm

Perry was head of Al Gore’s campaign in Texas during his presidential run and then switched parties to get elected governor.

Perry issued an executive order forcing all teenage girls to have to get the Guarasil vaccine for HPV (at state expense). His chief of staff previously worked for Merck the vaccine manufacturer and they contributed heavily to his campaign.

Perry issued over 10 billion in bonds and opened a 20 billion dollar line of credit for the state. Previously the state had avoided this kind of debt.

Perry attended two meetings of the Bilderberg group (google them if you don’t know who they are). One of those meetings happened when he was governor and his attendence was in direct violation of federal law.

A recent C-SPAN gathering of folks to hear Perry speak shows a Bank of America representative coming up to Perry to shake his hand and in the video you can hear him say “Bank of America – we’ll do everything we can for you.”

Ron Paul is the right man for GA and the country. Eventually the republicans will figure that out. Perry is just another big government neocon warmonger. Aside from Paul, that’s all the current republican field consists of.

MrLiberty

August 19th, 2011
11:21 pm

You can easily verify all of these facts about Perry online.

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:23 pm

liberty,

As we can verify what a dangerous little kook paul has been his entire do-nothing career.

td

August 19th, 2011
11:26 pm

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:20 pm

“I wonder if we don’t need some sort of quiz for voters to make sure they understand where they live and what the laws are here.”

Yes, yes, yes. A basic voter test to determine if you are smart enough to vote. How about the same test we give to immigrants to become citizens or the HS graduation test? We may have found an issue we agree on.

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:28 pm

td

I am more interested in that people understand there is no imaginary friend in control of the Country and no superstitious novels that define the law.

Red

August 19th, 2011
11:30 pm

honested – you do know the ‘inherited’ line is a load of crock right? You do know the Democrats, to include Senator Barack Obama, were responsible for this as well right? Blame Bush is outdated and just a lousy effort to distort fact. Obama is a big boy and knew what he was getting into. He knew the situation. He ran saying he could fix it. He implemented his plan and it immediately failed. He swore up and down his stimulus would not allow unemployment above 8% and it went above 10%. And since then, building bridges and bailing out banks and auto industry did nothing.

You liberals need to grasp what taking responsibility means. Once Obama raised his right hand and took the oath, this was his watch. His plan is what created the current situation. Bush’s failures did not create 9% plus unemployment. It did not create record breaking debt. It did not create record breaking government. It did not create almost $4 gas prices (which Bush was blamed for connections to Big Oil – strange Bush is not in office and this is the price of gas), etc. You can only keep blaming other people for so long. Man up, grow a pair, and take responsibility. My five year old has better sense than to keep blaming his sister for all the ills that happened years ago. Again, Obama knew what he was getting into. If he cannot put on the big boy pants and fix it, let someone else do it. Stop whining about how bad Bush was. Excuses don’t fix economies.

td

August 19th, 2011
11:32 pm

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:28 pm

I am more worried about the people that can not tell you that we have 2 bodies in the Federal Congress and the state has a separate government.

td

August 19th, 2011
11:33 pm

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:28 pm
td

I am more interested in that people understand there is no imaginary friend in control of the Country and no superstitious novels that define the law.

At least those people have demonstrated they can comprehend something above a 5th grade reading level.

MyPatootie

August 19th, 2011
11:35 pm

Those in GA choosing Perry better think twice about that. Go to NumbersUSA and look at his positions and grade on illegal immigrants. He’s definitely another George W Bush when it comes to that. Looks like he may even be worse than W when it comes to illegals.

td

August 19th, 2011
11:37 pm

Red

August 19th, 2011
11:30 pm

He/she and that ilk will never except responsibility for anything. This is the reason they are so opposed to reading the bible or any other lititure that talks about right and wrong.

cookieman

August 19th, 2011
11:42 pm

You libs please tell what part of the last 3 years that you liked enough to have it repeated the next 4?

Red

August 19th, 2011
11:43 pm

Speaking of immigrants it appears our beloved President cares less what the other equal branch of government says and is setting his own immigration law or lack of enforcing the current law. Obama could care less that our system of government has three equal branches of government with checks and balances. He chooses not to enforce immigration law and lets illegals roam free unless “they break the law” – well duh. But he just thinks the violent ones killing people are the only ones breaking the law.

So to the ones saying how they’re worried about Perry doing this or Bachmann doing that….I’m worried that we have a current president who has no regard for the Constitution and just picks and chooses whatever he wants to do regardless of what Congress says. He ignores Congress. Who’s to stop him from doing the same with the judicial branch?

honested

August 19th, 2011
11:43 pm

red,

Didn’t the teapotties in DN2 (Do Nothing Congress #2) take such an oath as well.

Why do they disregard the interests of the American People to such an excessive degree?