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Santorum Leads in Three of Five YouGov Super Tuesday Polls
YouGov ^ | March 01, 2012

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:01:50 AM PST by Steelfish

Santorum Leads in Three of Five YouGov Super Tuesday Polls by YouGov Staff in Economist/YouGov Poll and Politics

MARCH 1 2012

Romney and Gingrich lead in their home states, but trail Santorum in Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Five days before the crucial Republican primaries on "Super Tuesday" (March 6), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum holds narrow leads over his opponents in Oklahoma and Ohio and a wider margin in Tennessee.

The Oklahoma race is nearly a toss-up, with Santorum leading at 28%, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney second at 25%, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing at 20%. (These differences are well within the 8.8% margin of error for the Oklahoma poll.)

In delegate-rich Ohio, Santorum holds a six point advantage over Romney (33% to 27%, which is also within the margin of error), with Gingrich far behind at 12%. Santorum's largest edge is in Tennessee, where he leads Romney 32% to 23%, though the race tightens to a seven point margin when undecided voters are counted for the candidate they say they lean toward.

Both Romney and Gingrich lead in their home states. Romney faces little competition in Massachusetts, where he currently leads Santorum by 56% to 16%.

Gingrich leads Romney in Georgia by a much narrower 32% to 27% margin, with Santorum at 17%.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.yougov.com ...


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1 posted on 03/03/2012 10:01:55 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

C’mon, Rick! Knock Romney out then we can choose between you and Newt, a no-lose scenario.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Steelfish

Santorum is down over 25 percent in Intrade today on the Ohio prediction. He’s currently sitting at about 30 percent to Mitt’s 70 percent. Anyone know what’s going on or what has changed today? It’s a big fall from yesterday.

https://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=757102


3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:09:41 AM PST by Allon
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To: Steelfish
LOL! More “Pie in the sky” cherry picking, wishful thinking.

This reminds me of the “legitimate polls” that had the Reverend Rick over 10 points ahead in Michigan, and 18 points ahead in Ohio.

Give it up. Santorum is an Albatross! Your continued pandering for his election is destroying the rest of us along with it.

Newt Gingrich is our best hope. You will learn that lesson the hard way it appears.

4 posted on 03/03/2012 10:11:23 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Steelfish
online polls outperformed both live interviewer and automated telephone polls in the 2010 midterm elections. In both 2010 and 2008,

"Outperform" my butt. LoL.

They are not much more accurate than RUuPaul bots who spam and slam online.

5 posted on 03/03/2012 10:13:14 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish
Romney and the GOP establishment have gallons of special sauce. I'm not sure how much it matters how people vote -- the folks who count the votes want Romney to come out on top.

The government does not govern with the will of the people. Hasn't for a long time. I think that is becoming more and more obvious. I still vote -- but I think it is a useless activity. Nothing will change until after the war.

6 posted on 03/03/2012 10:18:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: Allon

“Anyone know what’s going on or what has changed today?”

PPP tweeted earlier today that Santorum is not leading in OH anymore...


7 posted on 03/03/2012 10:22:39 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What’s the new percentage, released yet?


8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:25:29 AM PST by Allon
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To: Allon

Their final numbers are not out yet.

This is their tweet from earlier today:

“Romney with a small lead on the first round of calls for our Ohio poll. Pretty clear the direction that one is headed in...”


9 posted on 03/03/2012 10:35:33 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; napscoordinator; Elvina; American Constitutionalist; CainConservative

“Newt Gingrich is our best hope”
Tell us what are you smokin’?

After FL he said 47 more states to go and please tell us what state he has since won? This is a 2-man race. MI would have gone to Santorum and Romney would have been kaput had the candidate for “permanent moon-based colonies” in eight years and $2gas/gallon had not split the conservative vote. Enuf of this Napoleonic complex. Romney needs to thanks Gingrich if he wins the nominee. Bachman, Cain, Perry, Pawlenty, all had the common decency to quit. Time for Gingrich to do so.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 10:53:58 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Santorum overwhelmingly won Michigan with Election Day voters. It was the absentee ballots cast by people before the Santorum Surge that put Romney over the top Michael Voris’ The Vortex: Santorum and The Vote Like it or not, Rick Santorum is our best chance this year at turning back toward restoring the Constitution this year.
11 posted on 03/03/2012 11:19:23 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Don't know if you heard the news just yet, but Newt Gingrich's campaign co-chair in Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield and 3 top delegates in Tennessee has resigned his position on Newt's campaign and is giving his support to Rick Santorum and is calling on other candidate supporters nation wide and Newt Gingrich supporters to give their support to Rick Santorum.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 11:37:40 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

So?

Good riddance. That does not mean a thing, other than these fools are like Santorum’s other ignorant supporters.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 11:40:54 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Steelfish
You need to seek help for deluded mental condition of yours.
14 posted on 03/03/2012 11:43:11 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: American Constitutionalist

If you are wondering why Little Ricky’s popularity is tanking across the nation, it’s because they are starting to learn more about him;

Rick Santorum’s Voting Record
As you decide which candidate is worthy of your vote in the primary, Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to review the positions of all of the candidates on controversial issues. Here is Rick Santorum’s voting record on some key issues. Each vote linked to senate.gov roll call record.

NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

Guns
Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

Reform
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

Taxes
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Waste
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy
Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 11:48:13 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Kenny

Romney isn’t going anywhere, they know that Santorum will continue to bleed votes from their only real threat-Newt.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 12:08:11 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Steelfish
If Newt dropped out you would have two big gov't defenders running against one another.

What a choice!

17 posted on 03/03/2012 12:10:11 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Steelfish

Here’s to hoping for a one-two Newt-Santorum punch to knock that SnippyMcRomneyCare back to Massacheusestan...


18 posted on 03/03/2012 5:02:49 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; American Constitutionalist; CainConservative; Elvina; Kenny; napscoordinator; ...

You keep spamming this same stuff that looks straight out of an anti-Santorum website or more like from Moveon.org.

Except for GA where Romney and Santorum together poll more than him, Gingrich is coming is dead last in all the other elections. He has become a useful idiot for Romney, where he splits the conservative vote and Romney keeps winning like he did in MI and WA.

Why is this occurring? Because as Romney so well exploited this in FL, is that Gingrich is “unstable”- he shoots off crazy stuff like having permanent moon-based colonies in under eight years or $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world demand and energy markets and is a supporter of cap-and-trade to combat global warming, a proposal that will cost trillions of dollars, and talks grandiose stuff regardless of the political realities of divided government.

His idea of hauling in judges to explain their opinions before Congress (BTW, they do argue their dissents or lead opinion in making the ruling they do and we have courts of appeal) was so laughable under a constitution that requires a separation of powers, that not one single conservative scholar or politician embraced his idea. Instead he was roundly ridiculed, and he’s backed away.

After Santorum’s trifecta he should have done the decent thing and withdrawn. Romney would have lost MI and we’d have a whole different ball game. But thanks to psycho-freeps like you who repeatedly post anti-Santorum spam, we now are all but resigned to a Romney nominee.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 9:40:12 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I think you have the wrong person. I never said anything against Santorum, maybe you saw a post quoted that I was responding to.

I agree with you, Newt is selfishly letting the left use him to deflect Santorum. I’m thinking some of the money that’s going to Newt is also from those who want Santorum out of the way.

I said it before, Rick is being Palinized. No other candidate in this race has undergone the baseless attacks that Rick has from the press. Just this morning, hitting him on charitable contributions? Seriously? When have they asked Romney one damn personal question period? When have they hammered Romney on any issue?


20 posted on 03/04/2012 11:41:16 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Kenny

Well said.

Santorum would have had this all wrapped up by now if Gingrich had withdrawn from the race after Santorum’s trifecta win. Just a Santorum win in MI would have Romney’s game plan collapse in complete disarray.


21 posted on 03/04/2012 2:42:18 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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