Who will lose votes because of Perry entering the race?
I think Romney and Bachmann have the most to lose with a new contender.
Perry in the race may help lift Ron Paul's numbers by spliting the neocon vote,
What do you think?
- Anonymous8 years agoBest Answer
I think all the Republican candidates are fools.
Secessionist Texas Governor Rick Scary Perry said in his book he’s against the 17th Amendment. Which is what gives We the People the right to vote.
Perry has stood against hardworking Texans from his initial arrival in the Governor’s Office. Texans HATE him! From the murder of an innocent man, to extremely high homeowner and health care insurance rates; skyrocketing college tuition and forcing eminent domain to grab Texans’ land, puts Perry as the worst Republican to lead Texas in recent history.
Texans pay the highest homeowner insurance rates in the nation, an average annual premium of $1,409 per year, and nearly twice the national average of $804. (Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
Perry permitted the industry to double overnight the premiums paid by Texas homeowners and refused to rein in exorbitant rates from his biggest campaign contributors. (Source: Mcblogger.com)
A February 2009 survey showed that 85% of Texans supported regulation of the insurance industry – yet Rick Perry and Texas Republicans fought insurance reform efforts during the 2009 legislative session. (Source: Hill Research Consultants)
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs – run by Perry’s hand-picked political appointees – has still, four years after Hurricane Rita, only distributed one-third of the reimbursements that Texas homeowners along the coast are due. (Source: Houston Chronicle)
March 2009 Rick Perry rejected $555 million in federal stimulus money that would have expanded unemployment benefits for Texans during Bush’s financial collapse.
Perry had to reverse this decision and ask the federal government for a $170 million loan with interest, so that benefits could get paid. (Source: Think Progress) In 2003 Perry also asked for this loan only one other time, in 2003.
Perry did not want to provide help to 45,000 out-of-work Texans including part-time employees like single mothers, college students and senior citizens. It would have avoided the unemployment insurance tax hike for all Texas businesses. Perry already increased taxes on businesses in February 2009 when he replaced the Franchise tax with the Margin tax, the first corporate income tax in the history of Texas. The Margin Tax IS an income tax on corporations. (Source: OpEdNews-John-Basel)
Texans’ utility rates skyrocketed 64% between 1999 and 2007, families in Houston and Dallas pay the highest utility rates in the entire nation. (Source: Associated Press, Dallas Morning News)
• Utility deregulation has given rise to prepaid electric providers. These providers are sometimes run by convicted criminals who market to “poor, sick, and disabled” Texans and charge consumers rates up to 50% higher than average. (Source: Dallas Morning News) Texas Democratic Party
• Some Texans on fixed incomes are forced to choose between paying their electric bill and buying groceries. Meanwhile, money in the System Benefit Fund – which was created to help low-income families pay their utility bills – continues to be diverted away from its intended purpose. Since 2002, more than half of all the money collected for the System Benefit Fund has been spent on things other than reducing utility rates. (Source: Dallas Morning News)
Rick Perry’s campaign contributions: (Source: Project Vote Smart)
• 2000 – $4,056,424
• 2002 – $20,674,811
• 2004 -$10,299,759
• 2006- $20,199,539
• 2008 – $10,147,128
Significant financial support came from Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources (Big Oil), Lawyers & Lobbyists, Health and Transportation.
Perry also came out in favor of blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants in 2006
- aaron bLv 48 years ago
I think Romney will lose some votes as well as Bachmann. It will be interesting to see what happens. I think his coming in will end the hopes for 3 or 4 of the lower tier candidates such as Pawlenty, Santorum, and Huntsman.
- chinLv 78 years ago
Hopefully there aren't too many voters that are so ideologically confused that they were actually deciding between Ron Paul and Rick Perry when their positions couldn't be more different.
- Old FolksLv 78 years ago
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- PoBoyLv 78 years ago
I'm going with Bachman on this one.
According to Fox News [poor source, admittedly] independents are "flocking" to Romney. Not a chance on the River Styx that independents will do anything in response to Perry save regurgitate.
- Anonymous8 years ago
in no particular order Paul, Santorum, Pawlenty, Bachman, Cain will drop first but probably not until after the first of the year.
oh yeah and some guy named Hunts...something
- Anonymous8 years ago
exactly right. Romney down, bachmann down (not as much), huntsman and pawlenty and gingrich doNe. Paul, cain up a bit.
- StephenGLv 78 years ago
Splitting the vote is good
- ThomasSLv 78 years ago
Perry will gain votes - and given the present candidates...
- Anonymous8 years ago