What's with Palin being included in most Republican Primary polls?

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  1. Paulie
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    She's not even a candidate, and she's the only one included that isn't.

    She's averaging 11% that could be going to the other candidates actually running. Why waste 11% of poll response? It's counter productive to an otherwise important function of politics and makes zero sense.
     
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    Probably she is going to use her leverage and throw that support behind one of the other candidates... :dunno:
     
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    if she's pulling 11% she should run She'd likely get my vote.
     
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    Yeah but that shouldn't have anything to do with conducting polls. Polls aren't to be used for gathering leverage to utilize elsewhere, they're for the candidates in the race to use for their campaigns against each other. Until she enters the race, she has no campaign and no reason to be getting any 'leverage'.
     
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    USAR begged the pollsters.
     
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    You know damn well there will be sheep out of that 11% who mindlessly transfer their support to whoever she potentially endorses, when they could otherwise be choosing someone else independently instead.
     
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    Until she absolutely says she isn't a candidate, or the filing deadlines have expired, she's still a viable candidate.

    Incidently, not all polls include her and when they don't, Perry does better.

    So the person who would benefit the most from a Palin Entry would be Romney, and it's no secret that Palin and Romney don't like each other.
     
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    Well then imagine what he could accomplish on the birth certificate issue!
     
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    It is the most important issue of our time.
     
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    We should also inclue Jon Stewart into the polls. He is not running either.
     

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