Skip to comments.Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)
Posted on 02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by parksstp
A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP.
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This was in Coweta County. Apparentally this is a suburb of Atlanta
Looks like Obama wins 4 more years.
“Looks like Obama wins 4 more years.”
Why, you think Newt will win the primary?
Santorum has an excellent shot at 0 if he’s the nominee. :-)
Better Santorum than “Rockefeller Republican” Gingrich, No? Try this
I wish I could say that I believed Santorum could win a national election.....
Ridiculous. If a person can’t win their own party in the primaries they have no chance to beat Obama at all.
Obama stinks and more people than we know are not saying it, but they know.
Not uh-oh. Straw poll, 100 votes.
Landmark/Rosetta Stone 2/9 - 2/9
1475 Likely Voters
Mason-Dixon 2/6 - 2/8
625 Likely Voters
Newt is finished if he loses Georgia. It’s a Santorum/Romney race.
It was 100 votes.
Read the whole article, not just the headline.
(I’m not saying this to you per se, but to everyone who only reads headlines.)
Please explain to me which state Santorum would lose that John McCain carried?
Please explain to me why Santorum would not pick up at least the conservative part of the vote in NC and IN that McCain lost ground on to Bush from 2004 that would be enough to carry those states?
Please tell me how picking a Marco Rubio or Allen West does not help carry Florida? Or helps compete in the SW in NM, CO (with Tancredo’s endorsement) or NV, all key battleground states.
Please tell me why Santorum cannot pick-up VA despite the fact we’ll have a key Senate race with George Allen trying to get his seat back, where Santorum will run far better outside Northern VA than McCain did, and not get blown out in Loudon or Prince William Counties?
Please tell me why Santorum can pick up on the conservative margins that McCain lost in OH?
From there, it takes one state to get to 270. A poll already came out that shows Santorum ahead of Obama in IA, and that’s all he would need to win the election. But Santorum is also running strongest in the midwest of the three candidates.
I’ve analyzed the counties and I know where the voters are. If you’re going to make a statement like that (Santorum can’t win), you’d better be able to back it up.
Allon, Newt is not losing GA. Sorry.
vote total might be small, but I still think it’s relevant. It seems it was run by the County GOP and independent of the campaigns since the Paultards didnt appear able to manipulate it.
What I find interesting is Romney may not qualify for the 20% threshold or finish strongly anywhere in GA to get delegates. If this is the case, then Santorum won’t have to win Georgia, he’ll just need a solid 2nd and will probably get out of there with at least 35 delegates based on how GA apportions it delegates.
It’s not that Newt is in trouble in GA, it’s that if he can’t win GA with a 50% majority, he’s not going to win the bulk of all 76 delegates that everyone thinks he’ll have for winning the state. You’re looking right now at a 44-32 delegate split between he and Santorum at best. That’s not going to get the job done.
To late! I voted for Santorum Friday!
I hope either Santorum or Gingirch are left standing alone to confront Mittens. If Santorum blows away Mittens in Michigan and blows away Gingrich in Georgia, he is the conservative alternative to Romney. Unless ONE of them - Gingrich or Santorum prevails, it will go to a brokered convention where the establishment RINOs will select Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie.
Santorum is a major turn off. He reminds me of the busy body neighbor who wants to stick his nose in your business. YUCK.
Those polls are way too old.
Pretty sure Rick has caught Newt in Georgia.
If you’re talking about this weekend, Santorum wasn’t even talking about Obama’s Christianity; only that Obama is suppressing religious liberties w/ his secular “theology”.
I have to agree.
I keep checking RCP and various sites for the latest info. I’m shocked there isn’t more polling going on.
According to PPP’s twitter feed, latest Michigan poll will be released tonight at sometime between 10-11. It is projected to be much closer than the 15 points it showed about a week ago when PPP was the only firm showing Santorum with that kind of lead there. Most other polls have it a 5-6 point race, which is what I expect.
AZ comes out tomorrow. From what they said, looks like Mitt may be a point or so ahead. This could be very close.
Washington comes out on Tuesday where Santorum has a double digit lead according to previous info.
I hope more poll information comes out, especially for GA. I suspect that if Newt is ahead, it’s by no more than 2-3 points.
Bingo on all counts!
Santo/Rubio works for me, too.
Seriously, we're all smarter than buying into that MSM talking point. And as for winning the general, in my humble opinion, Santorum has a MUCH greater chance than Romney or Gingrich.
I don’t put much credence in this small, local straw poll. (Another Georgia straw poll within the last few days had Ron Paul winning.)
There hasn’t been a poll out of Georgia in the last few days. The next Georgia poll will be a much better indicator than this straw poll.
The latest polls indicate that Newt is leading in Georgia, but that Rick is gaining. Will Rick catch him?
If either Newt or Rick wins Georgia, it will help to stymie Romney’s efforts to win the nomination. On Super Tuesday, Romney will probably win Massachusetts, Vermont, and Virginia. If he is limited to those three, that will be a blow to his campaign. (Ohio, North Dakota, and Tennessee will be big.)
I’m guessing PPP will have Rick up by the RCP average.
All in all (Washington, Arizona, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma etc..) it’s looking quite promising for the grassroots.
Did you see this from my Okie friends?
SoonerPoll Oklahoma 2012 GOP Primary Survey
Rick Santorum 39% (2%)
Mitt Romney 23% (14%)
Newt Gingrich 18% (33%)
Ron Paul 8% (4%)
Undecided 13% (24%)
My understanding is that a two-term US senator has to really work at getting blown out of his third election, i.e. it isn’t basically easy to do.
That’s why I said if. The same thing applies to Mitt in Michigan. Both of them will need to win those states to beat Santorum, who has replaced Newt as the OBM candidate.
They are the latest ones but never the less NEWT WILL WIN GEORGIA.
BTW, saw your guy in GA yesterday introducing Newt and telling the crowd why NEWT IS THE ONLY ONE!
I bet turnout is down in Va. Primary voting with only Romney and Ron Paul on the ballot. That is unless a lot of ticked off people vote for Ron Paul to send the establishment a message.
OMG! OMG! OMG! WOW! WOW! OMG! OMG! OMG!
It’s over, it’s all over.... 100 people have spoken and now IT’S ALL OVER.... OMG!
You Santorum folks are as phony as a $3 bill. I am starting to think that I need to quit saying that Paul is the nut.... that crown seems to have been stolen from him.
Coweta County GOP Straw Poll Results:
Jeb Bush 1
100 Votes Cast.... LMAO @ you folks. I’ve seen more people than that at a local car wash.
“I wish I could say that I believed Santorum could win a national election.....”
Santorum can’t win on his own; none of our candidates can. But never underestimate the power of prayer. Basically, it’s all we’ve got. I truly believe that Obama, Pelosi, M. Waters, MSM, etc., are controlled by Satan. (Hear the things they say, the lies they tell, the cadence of their voices that makes a decent person’s skin crawl, how they make good sound bad and vice versa; watch the things they do.) Only God’s power can defeat Satan.
But will soon BOTH be friends of Ricks.
I doubt that statement.
That’s one busy car wash you have.
The Hare lost to the Santa Bunny
Here fixed it...
Newt is finished if he loses Georgia. Its a
Santorum/Romney race Santorum/Obmaneycare Ticket...
It that ain't enough to make ya gag a maggot I don't know what is...
how about this one from last night’s Akron GOP Dinner. About 1,350 voted. Santorum 74% Mittens 15% Paul 6% and Newt 5%
Cincy blog is a blocked source, but the story came out today.
LOL, does look a lot like his pal ted.
Santorum’s doing a hell of a job fighting the entire mainstream media, Democrats, Establishment Republicans, and fickle conservatives.
He’ll do just fine in the General.
Or they don't like the results and don't post. OK, color me a conspiratory nut.
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