Thursday, September 15, 2011


It's not often that I agree with Fox Nation, but if a new Florida poll is correct, this is an accurate summary of the results:

The story:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has surged into a lead over his GOP rivals in the key state of Florida, according to a new poll.

The poll, conducted by Insider Advantage for the Florida Times-Union, shows Perry leading the field with 29 percent support. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney comes in second with 20 percent support. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a distant third with 9 percent. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has 8 percent...

If you click on the link in that quoted excerpt, you learn that, not surprisingly, Romney leads Perry among Floridians aged 65 and over, 30.9% to 22.6%.

But if the other numbers are accurate, the vote in the 18-29 group of Republicans is ridiculously one-sided. It appears that 46 Republicans that age were questioned, and Perry has the vote of 67.2% of them -- while Romney's percentage is zero. (Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and "no opinion" got the rest of the young Republican vote. No one else was picked.)

Is this some sort of data-entry glitch? Or do young GOP really dig Perry's Social Security talk? If so, watch out, Granny.