NRSC Wants To Know Who GOPers Are Liking For President

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The GOP’s Senate campaign arm is gathering data on donors and supporters of Republican candidates by asking not about Senate candidates in 2010, but who they like for president in 2012 (and the polices they want GOP leaders to push this fall). Among the 2012 contenders on the survey? One Sen. John McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential nominee. Also gracing the list is McCain running mate Sarah Palin and dark horse contender Sen. John Thune. Not on the list are potential candidates Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).

National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Chris LaCivita emailed the group’s mailing list this weekend to ask about 2012 and the GOP agenda, telling supporters, “Your voice needs to be heard right now.”

These are critical times for America, and we appreciate your counsel. Your opinion is very important, and the answers you provide for our 2010 Proxy Ballot, as well as those from supporters across the country will help moving forward as we craft our strategy to hold Democrats accountable this November.

The survey, found here, asks for “candid” answers to six questions to “get this nation back on track.”

It also allows for 50 characters of additional feedback on “any issue you want the party leadership to address.” That’s less than a third the length of a tweet.

Here are the questions:

* 1) Do you think voters in your area are waking up to the real cost of letting Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi wreck this nation with Obamacare, “stimulus” packages, and big government takeovers?
Yes
No
Unsure

* 2) Do you support the efforts of Republicans in Congress to work for free-market solutions to Healthcare Reform and Energy independence without raising taxes?
Yes
No
Unsure

* 3) Which of the following Republicans is your first choice for the GOP presidential nomination?
Haley Barbour
Jeb Bush
Mitch Daniels
Ron Paul
Newt Gingrich
Mike Huckabee
Bobby Jindal
John McCain
Sarah Palin
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney
John Thune
Other

* 4) Which of the following Republicans is your second choice for the GOP presidential nomination?
Haley Barbour
Jeb Bush
Mitch Daniels
Ron Paul
Newt Gingrich
Mike Huckabee
Bobby Jindal
John McCain
Sarah Palin
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney
John Thune
Other

* 5) Please rank in order of importance to you personally, the following issues:

Evaluate the following statements [as] (1) Not Very Important, (2) Moderately Important, or (3) Extremely Important

Abortion (1) (2) (3)
Energy (1) (2) (3)
Jobs (1) (2) (3)
Health care (1) (2) (3)
Judges (1) (2) (3)
War on terror (1) (2) (3)
Taxes (1) (2) (3)
Second Amendment (1) (2) (3)
Environment (1) (2) (3)
Other Issues (1) (2) (3)

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