Skip to comments.Headed for a Photo Finish in Iowa (PPP Poll: Paul-20, Mitt-19, Santorum-18, Newt-14, Perry-10)
Posted on 01/01/2012 9:31:16 PM PST by TBBT
Raleigh, N.C. The Republican caucus in Iowa is headed for a photo finish, with the three leading contenders all within two points of each other. Ron Paul is at 20%, Mitt Romney at 19%, and Rick Santorum at 18%. Rounding out the field are Newt Gingrich at 14%, Rick Perry at 10%, Michele Bachmann at 8%, Jon Huntsman at 4%, and Buddy Roemer at 2%.
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It’s going to be a Buddy Romer day on Tuesday!!
in a close caucus, the biggest whack job wins. brace yourself, my fellow freepers. in the event of a ron paul win, the coverage will not be pretty.
Go Santorum! Crush Willard in IA! (Newt will finish off the Massachusettes Lib in SC & FL!!)
IOWA: Santorum is 2nd choice of Bachmann, Newt, and Perrys voters. Interesting to see how much ship jumping there is in last 2 days
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IOWA: Santorums up 8 points in the last 5 days. Most popular candidate with 60/30 favorability:
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IOWA: Paul 20, Romney 19, Santorum 18, Gingrich 14, Perry 10, Bachmann 8, Huntsman 4, Roemer 2:
Paul’s net favorability in Iowa down 21 points this week from +13 (53/40) to -8 (43/51)
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Tea Party voters: Santorum 23, Gingrich 18, Paul 16, Bachmann 15, Romney 12. If Mitt doesn’t win that’s why!!!!
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With voters who decided in the last week: Santorum 29, Romney 17, Paul 13
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Only 3 candidates moved more than a point in the last week- Santorum up, Paul and Bachmann down
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Drudge has Romney at 24% and Paul at 22% as of 9:40pm pacific time.
Neither. It’s a caucus not an traditional election. They’re going to go and hear candidate spokesmen, talk to their neighbors, and then decide who to vote for. Des Moines Register today says 41% say they could be persuaded to vote for someone other than their first choice, it’s all up in the air.
Absolutely an amazing race filled with mediocre candidates.
Unbelievable that every single one of them except Huntsman has lead in Iowa at one point. It’s all about peaking at the right time, and Rick Santorum is doing just that. Would love to see him win. Could also live with a Newt victory.
Bachman’s done after Iowa it looks like.
Glad to see Perry not doing well. The pandering to illegals and depth in which he is out of touch on that issue is a non-starter.
There is a good chance that Santorum is going to pull this one out. Over the last several months my “Santorum 2012” bumper sticker has gone from pathetic to prophetic! :-)
Drudge is slow as always.
That poll you quote was conducted by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines on Dec. 27-30.
The primary, number-one thing I’d like to see out of the Iowa caucus is Romney as FAR down as humanly possible. That supercedes everything else as far as I’m concerned.
PPP, although a technically lib. outfit, has often been very accurate in its polling. Looks like Rick has a good shot at winning .
This CURRENT Santorum surge does looks real.
Congrats to Rick if he pulls it off and embarrasses Willard who thought he or Paul had Iowa in the bag.
The “anybody but Romney” vote is Paul + Santorum, and that’s almost double Romney’s percentage.
If the conservatives abandon Paul as the ABR and go with Santorum, he’s got it.
Perry and Bachmann look like they’re heading to very poor 5th and 6th place finishes. Which is TERRIBLE news for Willard as the conservative vote going forward to SC & FL now gets split two ways instead of four.. Woo Hoo!
Ha. The “When will Santorum get his turn to be flavor of the month?” was a joke among the media. I don’t think anyone expected it to actually happen!
I’m hoping after Iowa conservatives can unite around whoever is the strongest of Bachmann/Santorum/Gingrich, which will probably be Santorum if the polls are correct.
What are the actual results? I’m looking but can’t find any poll with Paul leading the pack.
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