National Politics - 2016

5,129 Votes … No Consensus

“FIRST IN THE SOUTH” POLL RESULTS … || By FITSNEWS ||  Beyond a few Captain Obvious preconceptions, we didn’t have much of a sense as to what would happen a month ago when we opened up our first “First in the South” presidential primary poll.  Obviously we figured our readers would…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  Beyond a few Captain Obvious preconceptions, we didn’t have much of a sense as to what would happen a month ago when we opened up our first “First in the South” presidential primary poll.  Obviously we figured our readers would track a bit more toward the libertarian end of the “Republican” spectrum – which they did.

We also expected poor performances from socially conservative candidates … and we saw that, too.

Otherwise, though, we were a bit surprised to see our returns tracking pretty closely with the results of “real” surveys.

So … who won?

Well, of those who indicated a presidential preference at this early stage of the game, 1,047 voters (or 20.4 percent of respondents) chose Rand Paul.  That’s obviously a much higher level of support than Paul is receiving in most early public opinion polls in South Carolina – but it’s not out of the realm of possibility for his candidacy here.

Second in our poll was former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 853 votes (16.6 percent), and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker came in third with 579 voters (11.2 percent).  Both Bush and Walker have consistently topped other “First in the South” polls – so the fact they performed comparatively well in our survey makes sense.

Fourth in our survey was U.S. senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 463 votes (9 percent) – followed by home state U.S. senator Lindsey Graham, who got 301 votes (5.8 percent support) and billionaire real estate mogul with 208 votes Donald Trump (4 percent).

The rest of the field?  U.S. senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 204 votes (3.9 percent) retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 195 votes (3.8 percent), former U.S. senator Rick Santorum with 80 votes (1.5 percent) and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee with 71 votes (1.4 percent)

The other constant between our survey and the scientific polls?  Lots of indecision.

A whopping 1,128 of respondents in our poll (21.9 percent) did not pick any of the aforementioned candidates – opting for the undefined “someone else.”  That’s also consistent with other early “established” polls.

If your candidate of choice didn’t fare well (or didn’t appear on the list) fear not: We’ll be running another “First in the South” survey again in a few months …


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FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

1) thought one didn’t need to be registered in SC to vote U R poll … My bad.

2) so, how come the Hildabeast wasn’t on the list? … Too em-bare-assing?

3) do democrats get to vote? Should they?

4) [point removed in the interest of self moderation.]

SYNTwist May 4, 2015 at 7:43 pm

I have no idea how this “party registration” will work. I wonder what limitations an independent might have?

easterndumbfuckistan May 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

No party registration required in SC. We have open primaries (some are trying to change this) as it stands right now and I really don’t see it changing it. You just can’t vote in both primaries for the same election.

RogueElephant May 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

There were a couple of races in 14 that looked like there was a Dim. presence. There are a lot of Republicans that would like to close our primaries. Most other states have registration by party and SC is way overdue.

Anonymous Figure May 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

id rather be allowed to vote in both primaries. i mean seriously if one of these fuck wits is going to be the next president, i want the candidates that i think represent me the best running against each other. not the candidates that dont represent me at all.

RogueElephant May 5, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The Dims look , at this point, like it will be a Hillary cake walk. The Dims will be free to screw up our primary by voting for the easiest opponent for Hillary to defeat. You can’t be honest and be a Dim at the same time.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Well, that’s bullshit. Makes you seem almost as off the beam as GT.

You buckin’ for his job?

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm

There ya go.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Hard to tell these days, way TMI out there and very little clear

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Too many Republican pols get support from Democrat voters — especially the white ones that have money. They don’t have the same agenda as the activist black pols of lesser means. It’s a big part of the corruption. So some people on here are right. Democrats mess with Republican primaries. But they do it specifically to help their Repub cronies and the ones who are sure to support the big spending, etc., keep unions out, and not cow-tow to the “uppity Negros”, etc. This is the story of how Tom Rice got elected to Congress. Except that he had the help of Jim Clyburn — who in turn owed much to the white Dems of the District for favors done in the past. THESE are the corrupt Dems. Most of the ones who really believe what they say about social justice, etc — who are, for the most part black, are mostly not corrupt at all. I know this is complicated, and some will never get it. But when you follow the money, you will see it all, clearly.

easterndumbfuckistan May 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm

I support the Louisiana style “jungle primary” if we have to have a primary system. What I really like in Mixed Member Proportional Representation.

GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm

FITS is running away from Hill, like a Democrat from a real job offer…

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

I’ve never seen him post one word in favor of Hillary Clinton. This is the kind of shit that makes you look either crazy, stupid, or dishonest.

Maybe all three.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Sometimes what he DOES NOT post….says more than if he would have posted…(especially when FITS is so brutal toward any, and every Republican)….

Of course… the common Dumb@$$ may not get it…you’re a case in point…LMAO…

Zed May 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

I once knew a guy who bought books because of the patterns made by the spaces between the words on the pages. He read messages in those spaces.

Hint: He was a bull-goose loon.

Another hint: So are you.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

No hint required – he’s a paid hack. I’m not entirely certain he doesn’t work for FITS.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

That theory has been around for a long time. I don’t think so. My gut tells me no.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 10:31 pm

My gut tells me he definitely works for a hard core liberal, it may not be FITS, but ….

Zed May 8, 2015 at 1:13 am

Will’s not a liberal. He really is, pretty much, a classic libertarian. So there are issues where he is in agreement with liberals. Obviously, mainly fiscal issues. Since I am generally is agreement on those issues, and have been relating to libertarians since the ’70s, it’s no mystery to me.

Lately, though, total disgust with the extremes in both parties has me hewing to more centrist positions.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

He is playing the opposite of beliefs, that is MO.

GrandTango May 8, 2015 at 5:57 am

You, like most of the vapid and liberal FITS-minions, lack any content, other that weak attempt at TRYING to emulate me.

Keystrokes, without the intellect and the thought, are empty, as you prove.

erneba May 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Where’s Alf Landon when we need him the most?

FastEddy23 May 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm

… and we don’t have Tricky Dick Nixon to kick around anymore,either.

erneba May 4, 2015 at 7:44 pm

And Harold Stassen would make a good candidate if he was still kickin’ it.

Bible Thumper May 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Bernie Sanders works in a jam.

shifty henry May 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

(chuckling —- from the grave)

SYNTwist May 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Right now I fall into this category, but as we get closer to election, I’ll likely change my mind: “A whopping 1,128 of respondents in our poll (21.9 percent) did not pick any of the aforementioned candidates”

As I expect others will as well.

SYNTwist May 4, 2015 at 7:56 pm

This is totally OT, but I have had numerous attempts to hack my computer, email and now my alias, which is used almost exclusively on this site. Someone is trying to reset my password for this alias? Really?

This isn’t worth the headache. Most of you guys are a lot of fun – thanks for the entertainment.


shifty henry May 4, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Let’s hope it’s not anyone here. Check back with us from time to time, ’cause I know I’ll miss ya’!

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

I miss you so much I am back tonight….LOL :)

shifty henry May 7, 2015 at 9:49 pm

You sweet gal, welcome back — my spirits have been lifted!

easterndumbfuckistan May 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Set up a separate email account (yahoo mail,, gmail, etc) just for use with your Discus account. That’s what I do. There is nothing tied to this account that’s tied to any of my other accounts or me, other than a writing style and the very few personal details I give out. Someone that knew me well could probably figure out who I am, but otherwise there is nothing to tie this to me.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Thanks EDF – great advice!

GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm

A black helicopter buzzed da’ crib last night, bull-horning your password all over the hood….LMAO….It’s “Liberal-Lover”….

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 7:53 pm

da’ crib buzzing over you? I think you might find this an interesting read GT “How to Suck At Your Religion”:

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Got Christian-Haters talking for you now, because you failed at it? …

If you’re not smart enough to articulate your impressions, I’m not inclined to read those who speak for you…and feed you what to say to the people you hate….

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

There is no Christian Hating, if you read it, you might see that. I understand you are too busy making a living in someone’s basement, but….your loss.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Wish I’d seen the comment where he said somebody pays him to do this bullshit. Cannot see what possible use it could be to anyone with enough money to pay him, though. Maybe they are just eccentric — meaning totally bugfuck. So they think this shit is effective other than as an irritant and curiosity.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm

Notice he never denied it? I can likely go back and find it, but ask him. I cannot fathom who would pay him, UNLESS they are a hardcore liberal. Think….it just makes sense.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm

In a way, it’s the only thing that really does make sense. Unless he’s just fucking crazy.

GrandTango May 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm

” if you read it”…again, if you’re too F*#king stupid to express yourself, I’m not going out of my to see what your puppet-masters think of the people you hate, because we’re not a ignorant as you….

Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I don’t want to lose touch with you again.

dirty tricks r 4 kids May 5, 2015 at 8:36 am

then u shouldnt have been messin with her email?

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Nice try.

No it isn’t. It’s total bullshit.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

what the heck is up with new alias? Maybe the more of the same? I cancelled FB a couple years ago and don’t you know, I can’t even recover my email. Politics is ugly.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

I got tired of those buttholes dragging us stuff I posted years ago to “prove” this or that. Discovered I had 3 different Diqus accounts. Eliminated or altered a bunch of comments, on one, put goofy stuff in instead of what was there, then deleted it. Did it kind of randomly. But enough to make it a chore to find “dirt” on me on FITSNews. Gonna do the same with this one. The other one “The Buzzman” is much easier, if I ever want to do more of this, as it’s very new.

We have every right to have control over what we’ve posted in the past. But Disqus will only “anonymize” our posts, meaning take away the user name and avatar. They keep whatever was posted “for purposes of continuity.” Fuck their continuity! Again, we have every right to control what we’ve posted. So … if you ever want to do this, be sure to delete whatever you don’t want it to say all your posts. Even delete it, all except for period — that kind of thing. Then when you delete the account it will be like …

Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm


Zed May 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm

… where the comment used to be.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 9:42 pm

I understand what you are saying, but I am being hacked, or at least attempts at hacking. My alias was a spoof, but email was not. Any further attempts to hack my accounts will result in me finding a FBI field office.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

It been a log time since there’s been a serious hacking attempt on my email. You’re right, politics is ugly.

Speaking of ugly, that one person you said turned out to be just as I said she was … got a message today from someone in Horry GOP asking if she could trust her. I said HELL NO!!! She said “That’s what I thought.”

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Hell no!

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Hell, I can’t even get disqus to “anonymize” my posts, can’t delete the account? Someone spoofed it, knew my email address and sent an email to reset, which takes 72 hours? I have deleted my alias 3x, but nothing has happened and it is still live? Crazy!

I don’t blame you at all, at least I know who you are.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm

This won’t be the only name I’ll be using. This is just a step in the process of scrubbing much of my history with this account. Next step will be to delete entirely,after doing as much editing as I want. Screw anybody who doesn’t like it. .

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

I could really give a rats care who sees my silly comments, with one exception, someone is determined to hack my accounts. Only a couple know that email address, you are one. I know the other one (my husband excluded, he was with me when it happened).

Karl WTF his name is – I’ve never dealt with, but I am totally fed up with the hacking or better said, attempts at hacking.

I have tried to help build this site, but who the hell needs this kind of crap in their life? I love the comments and talking to REAL people, but Zed, beware…..I am telling you….beware.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Karl is the moderator, webmaster, account executive, etc. He’s cool. No worries about him.

SYNTwist May 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Interesting enough – I never changed my comments except to edit for error. You can’t even delete a comment on this site and that is due to site moderation. Makes you not want to come back.

I find it very interesting that those who fight so hard against the government and intrusion whether it be patriot act, wire tapping, reading emails etc. are the very ones most likely to hack you.

They only believe in it when it serves THEIR purpose. You know me well enough to know, I call it like I see it. If you are honest with self, you will see it too.

Zed May 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Well, you actually can delete a comment, through editing, as i said. I like Sic, but whether he or Karl want me to delete what I’ve said in the past is immeterial. See comment about about our absolute right to control what we’ve posted. As long as you still have access to an account, you can wipe out who comments using the “two periods” method I outlined. Then delete the account. It will eventually no longer bear the original user name. It will say “Guest.”

GrandTango May 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Where’d T-rav and Tom Ervin place???…Last I heard FITS told us they were locks….LMAO…..

And: FITS followers are MOSTLY liberal…not Libertarian…as he claims. He has a Liberal-Tarian following, but the bulk is liberal….

And that’s why Jeb was second with Walker and Cruz behind him…

Liberals figure they have a shot w/ Jeb. If the GOP Primary voters let Democrats pick the nominee, they will try to nominate Jeb…

But I think the Conservatives will show up this time. They have 2 or 3 GREAT candidates to choose will get ahead at some point and stay there….

So FITS, you’ll lose again…No Jeb. No moderate…We tried it your way w/ McCain…and it was not only a disaster…it has resulted in a disaster for our nation…

vicupstate May 5, 2015 at 8:23 am

Yeah right, Liberals want another Bush in the White House. Stop sniffing glue dumbass. Lindsey Graham is the Great Liberal Hope in the GOP primary. Sure he is a warmonger, but they all are except Rand Paul. Plus he has been the go-to man for the Supreme Court votes and such.

GrandTango May 5, 2015 at 9:46 am

I think the Nov. 4 vote showed we’ll move as far away from liberals and failure and disaster as we can. We cannot afford not to…

You should be very P!$$#d w/ the GOP nominee, if we are to begin to heal, and fixed this nightmarish mess the Democrat Party has made.

fc May 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

I can only name 5 conservatives that post on here.I can name 20 RINOs and 20 socialists….not surprised by poll….

GrandTango May 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

Sounds accurate to me, fc….

vicupstate May 5, 2015 at 8:19 am

10 candidates and None of the Above is the winner. Even Republicans can’t stomach this bunch of clowns.

Lindsay getting embarrassed in his home state, shows there wasn’t a lot of D’s or I’s voting in this.

fc May 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

Lol…just like in 2014 mid terms when you didn’t pick ONE race correctly….not ONE…you even had Kasich losing at one time and he won by 30 points….you are clueless….

vicupstate May 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

It is you that is clueless. I correctly predicted the NH senate race in 2014 and NEVER said that Kasich would lose. I said we wasn’t a lock to win, several months before the election.

You on the other hand correctly predicted that Michele Bachmann would be President. Followed by predictions of a President Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rich Santorum and Mit Romney.

Reese Bobby May 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Merkin Muffley for president.

SYNTwist May 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Wow! Thanks Will. I see my comments were scrubbed and my account recovered. I really appreciate it. No sarcasm intended. I want to contribute, but I don’t want to be hacked left and right. I know as a moderator you personally removed my comments – thank you.


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