2010 Gubernatorial GOP Primary

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2010 Gubernatorial GOP Primary

For registered Republicans, two questions:

1. Please rank your top 3 choices for Governor from the following:
Steve Abbott
Bill Beardsley
Matt Jacobson
Paul LePage
Peter Mills
Les Otten
Bruce Poliquin

2. Will you support whichever candidate wins the nomination?

Peter
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Not sure yet, cant decide YES

Not sure yet, cant decide
YES

Mr. Magoo
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1. Abbott Mills

1. Abbott
Mills
Jacobsen

2. Yes - Had a chance to see most in person and anyone of them are preferable to Cutler or the democrats.

Dan Billings
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1. Abbott, Jacobsen, LePage.

1. Abbott, Jacobsen, LePage. The only candidates I have significant objections to are Mills and Otten.

2. Yes, though reluctantly in the cases of Mills and Otten. I also can't imagine a scenario under which Otten can win.

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Will a strong Cutler campaign

Will a strong Cutler campaign woo more Republicans or Democrats over to him? Will we see Barbara Merrill revisited and an unpopular Democrat elected once again?

Henry Clay
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Abbott, Jacobson, LePage as

Abbott, Jacobson, LePage as well. Paul and Matt switched spots in my mind and Beardsley is moving up in my favorability list.

Yes.

Tony Bessey
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I was looking at Otten,

I was looking at Otten, Jacobson and LePage. After the Westbrook Debate LePage disqualified himself from my vote when he spoke poorly of a person I know in conversation. This became a character issue for me because the person was an employee of Mardens and LePage did not know me from Adam. I felt sorry for him for the lack of control.

tim
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1 Lepage 2 Jacobson 3

1 Lepage 2 Jacobson 3 Beardsly

all but Mills and Otten for sure. Probably Otten and Mills not sure

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1. "undecided" 2. Yes.

1. "undecided"
2. Yes. That's the only way our state will move forward.

Robert Reed
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1. Beardsley, Abbott,

1. Beardsley, Abbott, Jacobsen
2. Yes unless it is otten, in that case i would leave my ballot blank

my apologies for not reading the fine print - I am unenrolled, former Republican

Dan Billings
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Robert: You have bashed the

Robert: You have bashed the GOP for being too focused on social issues and your favored candidate is the guy who leads every speech with his religion and who is organizing support primarily based on his strong social conservative views? I don't get it.

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Top three: LePage, Beardsley,

Top three: LePage, Beardsley, Jacobsen.

Yes, unless Mills, in which case no vote for office.

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1. abbott first. lepage and

1. abbott first. lepage and beardsley keep shifting between #2 and #3.
2. yes.

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Are we ready for this yet?

Are we ready for this yet? It's time to circle the wagons and hold off the progressives. Let me stick my neck out.

LePage 32%

Abbott 26%

Beardsley 19%

Jacobsen 16%

Mills 7%

Mike G
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Lepage first Abbott second

Lepage first Abbott second Beardsley third

Yes I will vote R since I are one, local only

Beth O'Connor
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LePage, Beardsly,

LePage, Beardsly, Jacobson

Yes.

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1. Lepage 2. Abbott 3.

1. Lepage
2. Abbott
3. Beardsley

Paul is a little rough around the edges, but I think his populist message can resonate with "the folks". Kinda like Longley redux.

Yes...unless it's Otten or Mills...in which case I will choose to go fishing (even if the weather is bad). :-)

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Abbott LaPage Beardsley I

Abbott
LaPage
Beardsley

I will not under ANY circumstances support Mills or Otten...Other than that yes I will be voting a straight Republican ticket and doing whatever I can to help with the campaigns...

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#1 Matt Jacobson (by a

#1 Matt Jacobson (by a lot)
#2 Paul LePage
#3 Bill Beardsley

And I would vote for any Republican over the Democrats and Independents.

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1. Abbott - I find him 100%

1. Abbott - I find him 100% sincere and I think he'll stand up to the lefty pressure groups who run this state
2. Jacobson - very impressed by him
3. Lepage a distant third - I doubt he will be able to govern effectively at the state level, but he has overcome challenges many times in his life.

Yes, I will vote for the GOP nominee.

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1. Paul LePage 2. Steve

1. Paul LePage
2. Steve Abbott
3. Matt Jacobson

Unless there is a major upheaval over the next few months, the GOP primary will produce a candidate that I feel most would support - given the alternative of voting D or not at all. I think a vote for Cutler will be a vote for D - so with no disrespect to Mr. Cutler, I would not consider voting that way.

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1. Jacobson 1. Abbott 3.

1. Jacobson 1. Abbott 3. Lepage a very distant 3rd

I would support any of the (R) candidates, even Otten, but I will not support Mills.

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Dan, fair question, its

Dan, fair question, its simple answer - I graduated from Husson and as an alumnus i have seen the good work he has done, I think he could do same as a governor. Same reason i would support most of the candidates regardless on their issue on certain social issues - lesser of two evils IMHO.

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Robert: I agree. It is just

Robert: I agree. It is just strange because Bill actually does what seems to upset you most about some Republicans -- he leads with conservative positions on social issues.

Robert Reed
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Dan, it was a fair question

Dan, it was a fair question and i probably deseved to be called on it, no problem here...but honestly, i wonder how many here are supporting one specific candidate who they have some type of history with but DONT agree with all their positions. You might recall I've often advocated for peter Mills based on having known him through a local board but my support on him continues to wain based on several issues.

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Issues is only one reason to

Issues is only one reason to support a candidate. In 2008, I supported Dean Scontras over Charlie Summers in the First District primary. On the issues, my own positions are closer to Charlie's than Dean's but I supported Dean for other reasons.

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I like Roger Ek's

I like Roger Ek's predictions, but I think Mills will get a lot more than 7 percent of the vote. After all, he's been running for four years.

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If you drew a circle around

If you drew a circle around Augusta, waterville, Farmington & Skowhegan, it would be interesting to find the support for Mills vs Lepage as both seem to be the front runners in that area of the state...

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1 Lepage 2 Jacobson 3

1 Lepage
2 Jacobson
3 Beardsley

Q2: No

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I was supporting Paul LePage

I was supporting Paul LePage but that ship has not only sailed but lost at sea. Now I am leaning to Beardsley but haven't ruled out Abbott or Jacobson.

Second question: I don't know.

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Jacobson LePage Abbott

Jacobson
LePage
Abbott

Yes

The Westbrook debate was my first time seeing Abbott in action. Not impressed. His response to the question: "Will you pledge not to raise taxes as governor?" made my jaw drop. He wouldn't answer the question, even when pushed. He just kept repeating "I think Maine's taxes are too high." In effect answering "No" to that question he joined the company of Peter Mills, who at least had the huevos to say "No" and give a logical answer, although one I disagree with.

Please tell me whats so to like about Abbott.

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