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Says a poll found him the only Republican candidate who could beat Barack Obama in Texas -- and by eight points.
"The average Republican voter thinks there should be some revenue as part of this deal."
Says recent polls show Americans agree with Republicans that the federal debt ceiling should not be raised and the debt and deficit should be dealt with mostly by cutting spending.
"The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues."
"Eighty percent of the American people support an approach (to federal budget problems) that includes revenues and includes cuts."
"The American people don't want us to raise taxes."
Says Gov. Chris Christie’s "poll ratings have been going up."
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers? … Fox viewers, consistently, every poll."
Roughly 700 Georgians die needlessly each year because they are too far from a trauma center.
The Massachusetts health care plan is "wildly unpopular" among state residents.
"The people of Rhode Island don't want same-sex marriage."
"Polls show that Floridians don't want to repeal the Affordable Care Act."
"CNN did a poll recently where Obama and I are statistically tied."
"Large majorities" of the public "oppose major changes to Medicare" and favor higher taxes on the wealthy.
Says Gov. Rick Scott's approval ratings are up.
"Public sentiment in favor of collective bargaining and in favor of the unions has actually gone up as these governors, I think, have overreached and gone too far and tried to destroy the labor movement."
Says Travis County, home to Austin, is the most liberal county in the United States.
The majority of people in polls do "not support Obamacare."
Poll results from the past 35 years show that State of the Union speeches "do not move" presidential approval numbers.
Obama’s mid-term approval ratings are similar to other presidents who went on to re-election.
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