"Countless talk shows and speeches followed, with Sam still trailing in the polls among Republic voters. In polls pitting her against Clinton, however, they were at a virtual dead heat. While she was popular, it was unclear whether Republican voters wanted someone who appeared moderate. The conservatives wanted someone as far right as they could get, believing Obama had virtually destroyed the very fabric of the Constitution. It upset them that Sam would not take a strident tone and instead kept to the provable facts. While they liked her Reagan-like campaign rhetoric, asking voters whether they were better off after eight years of Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate, they weren't sure where Sam stood on the emotional issues so near and dear to their conservative hearts. Sam, on the other hand, had no intention of falling into the trap Mitt Romney did under pressure from the far right."