(CNN) – Americans overwhelmingly say talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is currently the most influential conservative, according to a new poll.
In the new survey conducted by CBS' "60 Minutes" and Vanity Fair magazine, 26 percent of those sampled identified Limbaugh as the leading conservative, followed by fellow media personality Glenn Beck at 11 percent.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin followed close behind with 10 percent each.
The only Republican who currently holds office to make the list is House Minority Leader John Boehner, who registered 4 percent in the poll.
The poll of 855 Americans was conducted November 6-8 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Rush Limbaugh is indeed the truth to conservative lies.
WOW!!! What a wonderful list. I can just bet that Democrats everywhere will be laughing them selves silly. And this is the projected leadership of the Repub;ican Party...............HA
So let me see if I can understand this. Only "has beens" and folks who have never held office are considered the most influential conservatives. Well, as they believe in smaller government, not being a member of it definitely qualifies them. Of course, Cheney would have more credibility to me if he would forego his government pension and Secret Service protection!
So the Republican party is Conservative.......so who does that make their leader........Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Cheney and Boehner........that says it all........good bye GOP
This is great news for liberals.
Nothing thrills me more than to know the leaders of the now defunct Republican party are Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, and Sarah Palin. Pass the Oxycotin, turn up the pacemaker, and let's watch the Wasilla Hillbillies on the tv box!
And since the cons are in charge of the republiklan party, ergo, Lush is the defacto leader of the party of NO which advocates failure for President Obama and therefore, this great country.
It is human nature to gravitate towards the negative and nasty, why I am not sure. Perhaps it is because they get more of a reaction from negativity than from something positive. Think about it, if one should ask themselves, which would I read first, a headline that is negative or a headline that is positive or neutral, most if they are honest will gravitate to the negative, and that is what RUSH is all about.
rush and glen-2012
what??? you mean conservatives are led by mouth piece celebrities and retired fearmongerers?? well, i for one, am shocked.
Speaking of Glenn Beck, what's up with these rumors I keep hearing that he raped and killed a young girl back in 1990? Is this true? I mean, I don't want to believe it but he doesn't deny it, and hasn't even addressed it. We want answers, CNN. Have a nice day!
I will personally will draft Limbaugh / Glen Beck to run for president and VP in 2012!....com'on right wing NUTS, com;on do it for the good of Americans; and save us all from this marxist socialist Chinese owned American constitution!!!!
No kidding, seriously. Lol!!!
Off topic but I thought missy's 432 page missive was supposed to rocket to the top of all the best sellers list.
Checked the NYT lists yesterday and found Boohoo Beck at number 9 but "Going Rogue, an American LIE" was nowhere to be found.
I even checked the fiction category.
This is no surprise we knew he was the head of the GOP party.
Heaven help the Repubs if those are their top four leaders! Better yet, heaven help us!!
In other news, the sun rises in the east, and a year has 12 months.
This just in: Each year has 4 seasons!
Well I guess that's settled.
We really need a third party because none of these people are good for America, especially Rush. They are evil, using tactics like fear, lies, temper tantrums, and hate to stir the pot of the feeble minded GOP followers. God help us if any of these contenders take top office or if the GOP gets their way.
What liberals THINK they want and what we are getting are two totally different things when it comes to health care.
If this bill was just about expanding Medicaid to cover an additional 30 million or so, it wouldn't be 2000 pages long, and it wouldn't cost $849 billion.
This is another spending bill, it has nothing to do with your health.
And all you liberals bashing industry, whether it’s insurance of banking or even pharmaceutical, where do you think jobs come from?
Hahahahahahahahahaha! They deserve him.
That proves that Rush is the head of GOP and all republican must answer to him.
I thought Rush was an entertainer ?
The ONLY person actually holding office comes in at 4% ? Wow.
I guess we really know where the folks that were sampled get thier info from. Rush & Glenn.
This is nonsense. Ron paul is the only conservative(real one) that has any credibility left in the republican party. I'm not sure why the media always promotes these half-conservative RINOs like Palin and Rush. Ron Paul has a voting record, anti-illegal war, individual liberty platform that hasn't wavered in the winds like some of these other so called conservatives.
No wonder the Republican party is such a mess...