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Poll Says Santorum Has Big Lead in Pa. [Santorum=45%; Romney=16%; Gingrich=9%; Paul=7%]
LancasterOnLine ^ | February 24, 2012 | TOM MURSE

Posted on 03/11/2012 9:40:40 PM PDT by Steelfish

Poll says Santorum Has Big Lead in Pa. Easily outdistances Republican rivals Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era Updated Feb 24, 2012 By TOM MURSE

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has surged to a 29-point lead over the other three Republican presidential hopefuls in Pennsylvania, a state he represented for more than a decade, a new poll shows.

And he has narrowed the gap between himself and President Barack Obama in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup among all registered voters in the state, which hasn't sided with a Republican nominee in nearly 25 years.

The findings, from a new statewide Franklin & Marshall College poll, reflect Santorum's growing support, particularly among tea party and evangelical voters, following a popular-vote sweep of three states earlier this month.

"Santorum had something the other candidates didn't, and that is a niche with social conservatives," said G. Terry Madonna, the poll director and head of F&M's Center for Politics and Public Affairs. "Even though the election was all about the economy, he continued to bring up the social issues, and that allowed him to have a core of support."

The poll shows Santorum leading his nearest rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 45 percent to 16 percent among Republican voters here. Many observers presumed Romney would be a shoo-in for the nomination, at least until Santorum won the popular votes in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri.

Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker whose campaign is being led by former Congressman Bob Walker of Manheim Township, is getting support from 9 percent of voters and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is getting 7 percent. Twenty-two percent of Republicans are still undecided, and 1 percent indicated support for another candidate.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/592199_Poll-says-Santorum-has-big-lead-in-Pa-.html

(Excerpt) Read more at lancasteronline.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: santorum

1 posted on 03/11/2012 9:40:44 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
So Santorum will likely win his home state.

Newt already won his - big.

Yet Romney TIED with Santorum in his home state (and his father's and wife's home state), before corrupt GOP operatives unlawfully changed the total.

Do we really want a nominee who can't even win his own state?

2 posted on 03/11/2012 9:44:02 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Steelfish
LoL Fishy.

This thing is a month old and one the smallish surveys I've seen in long time if ever:

The survey of 278 Republican voters between Feb. 14 and Monday has a margin of error of 5.9 percentage points.

3 posted on 03/11/2012 9:53:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

Excellent!


4 posted on 03/11/2012 9:57:16 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President)
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To: Red Steel

Yo are right. After his razor-thin losses in OH and MI, and his 51% win in AK, I guess he’s lead now over the others is in the stratosphere.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 9:58:37 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Lancaster???

“The survey of 278 Republican voters between Feb. 14 and Monday has a margin of error of 5.9 percentage points.”

Are you serious???


6 posted on 03/11/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Red Steel
Try this one on for size. 500 RV.

Pennsylvania GOP voters quit Gingrich for Santorum

7 posted on 03/11/2012 10:00:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish

I’m right about that it is a cheesy and old poll.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 10:01:42 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: smoothsailing
You forgot something - LoL.

Thursday, February 9, 2012... A Tribune-Review/WPXI-TV poll conducted Feb. 2-6

Another very old poll after Santo benefited from more than 20 million dollar of BS by lying Myth ads directed at Gingrich in Florida.

9 posted on 03/11/2012 10:06:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

http://newtjudgesyou.tumblr.com/post/17307030679/dude-you-lost-by-18-points-seriously-maybe


10 posted on 03/11/2012 10:07:56 PM PDT by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: Red Steel

The first question was likely something along the lines, “do you support Santorum?”

If not, end of survey. The results are obtained from the people who supported Santorum.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 10:11:39 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Fred

He lost in a blue state. At least he wasn’t kicked out by his own colleagues.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 10:13:17 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Red Steel

Santorum benefited in PA from lying Romney ads in FL who lost by an ocean? Huh? Gingrich lost every single major demographic in FL. And Santorum almost beat Romney in a photo finish from lying Romney ads in OH and MI.

It is you who forgot something RS


13 posted on 03/11/2012 10:18:00 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Gingrich lost every single major demographic in FL.

Ooooh is that right Fish? Newt still got over 30% of the vote in a 4 way race even after $20 million of spewing BS by Myth.

While your pal Ricky got stomped into the ground by over 33% of the vote in Florida. Ouch.

14 posted on 03/11/2012 10:26:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

Oh that can’t be right all the pundits on FR have told me Santorum will never win Pa. hmmmmm


15 posted on 03/11/2012 10:33:34 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

Rick will win a GOP primary in his home state but would lose in a rematch against Casey Jr, an empty suit nepotist legacy politician who actively bakrupted the state as State Treasurer, which is a sad state of affairs.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 10:34:25 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Red Steel

Yes, this is right. Gingrich got “clobbered.”

“The winner-take-all-contest gave the victor Florida’s 50 national delegates. Romney defeated Gingrich in just about every key area of the sprawling state: from portions of the conservative northern Panhandle bordering on Gingrich’s home state of Georgia, to the Interstate 4 corridor of central Florida; from Tampa-St. Petersburg to Orlando; from the Atlantic coastal area all the way down to the Miami–Dade County metropolitan area, with its large concentrations of seniors and Hispanics.”

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/02/01/Romney-Clobbers-Gingrich-in-Florida-Blood-Feud.aspx#page1


17 posted on 03/11/2012 10:38:30 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Red Steel

I didn’t forget anything.

Here’s all the R primary polling done thus far in PA

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/pa/pennsylvania_republican_presidential_primary-1594.html#polls

Take your pick.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 10:39:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

And all those old polls mean bupkis since the Pennsylvania Republican presidential primary is Tuesday 24 April 2012.

I’m not saying that Santo doesn’t have the inside track of winning PA, but if he gets any active competition in PA the polls will tighten. And besides, a month and a half is an eternity during this primary election season.


19 posted on 03/11/2012 10:49:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish
“The winner-take-all-contest gave the victor Florida’s 50 national delegates. ..."


I guess you haven't heard from Ricky, your leader, say all those delegates are not going to Myth Romney: Your "fearless leader" says,...

- - - - - - -

-snip-

Citing Romney's victories in Florida and Arizona, Santorum told reporters, "The idea that Mitt Romney is going to get 50 delegates out of Florida, that's just simply false."

"The rules are very clear at the RNC. Arizona and Florida are not all going to go to Romney," he said following a speech at the Battleship USS Alabama pavilion. "We are going to have a proportional allocation in both those states. Why? Because that's what the RNC rules said, and the RNC is going to be forced to play by the rules whether or not Arizona and Florida want to."

-end snip-

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57394546-503544/santorum-disputes-romneys-delegate-count/

We know that Newt since he came in 2nd in FL will take a good amount of the Florida delegates. Ricky with 13.35% of the FL vote, may get one or two. ;^)

20 posted on 03/11/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

At least Rick ran again - unlike mittens, who knew he was going to lose governorship. What a gutless wonder he is. PA has been blue for many years. They now have a Republican governor. Is it possible the state will go red this election cycle?


21 posted on 03/11/2012 11:05:46 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Steelfish
GO RICK SANTORUM!! STOP ROMNEY and GRAB THE NOMINATION as the leading Conservative in the race!

22 posted on 03/11/2012 11:51:25 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If you are a Newt or Romney supporter, don't waste your time on posting to me. Save it. Zip it.)
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To: Steelfish

How many delegates will come out of Pennsylvania for Santorum?


23 posted on 03/12/2012 12:02:01 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: montag813

I don’t know that any moder American President has ever won the presidency but first lost his own home state in the primary. Mitt Romney’s piss-poor if not deplorable Michigan performance in Daddy’s state (and his growing up state), where he outspent Rick by gazillions, had the hold GOP Party Infrastructure behind him, ran merciless spots and robocalls, and still just eeked out a victory, speaks volumes of that sad man.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 12:03:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If you are a Newt or Romney supporter, don't waste your time on posting to me. Save it. Zip it.)
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To: Steelfish
Talk about "Conservative Revolution"!

Somewhere today I heard on the radio, that after Newt Gingrich had seized the speakership of the GOP (good job!), he squandered it and that within 2 years he had the position threatened by a Conservative (attempted) Political Coup'd'etat movement within the caucus, a Conservative Revolution if you will, by Conservative GOP Members of the House, since the Speaker had swerved too far away from principles and shaved off numbers of GOP elected to subsequent congresses....that this coup failed because of being tipped off by Dick Armey.

COULD THIS BE TRUE??

25 posted on 03/12/2012 12:11:50 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If you are a Newt or Romney supporter, don't waste your time on posting to me. Save it. Zip it.)
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To: Mozilla

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum participate in the Alabama Republican Presidential Forum
March 12, 2012 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm CT
Alabama Theater
1817 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL, 35203
Note: This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 2,000 people.

COVERAGE ON CSPAN 5:30pm Central 6:30pm Eastern


26 posted on 03/12/2012 4:27:16 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Red Steel
Gingrich lost Florida do to his own disaster in a debate that was the most entertaining in a long time. Newt looked like he was scared out of his wits when Romney gave it to him on owning Fanny-Freddie stocks. It was Newt saying “Damn he found out. I was trying to keep that under wraps.” That was the worst debate performance since Perry and his Oops.
27 posted on 03/12/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Mozilla

72 delegates total. I would imagine that Rick will get most if not all of them.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator
Newt looked like he was scared out of his wits when Romney gave it to him on owning Fanny-Freddie stocks.

Incorrect. Newt was taken back by all the lies that Romney said in the debate and he hesitated in calling out his lies. in the debate. Like it says on this Sludge headline here:

Drudge Newt takes on Romney

29 posted on 03/12/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Romney and Obama have asked me to thank you and Newt.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Hello to you too Sun. Santo is about to lose tomorrow in Alabama and Mississippi. Romney and Obama are grateful for Santo voters for pulling votes away from Newt.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 11:11:42 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: All; Red Steel

“Romney insists on trying to destroy Newt Gingrich over the same false, trumped-up ethics charges just like Democrats did. He’s acting exactly like a power hungry Democrat who is willing to say anything to get elected ..”

excerpt http://www.therightscoop.com/new-romney-ad-smears-newt-over-old-ethics-charges/

Romney joins the Dems, with their trumped up charges, even though Newt was was never found guilty of ethics violations.
but yet, Newt is helping Romney.

Come on, Newt. Let your country come before your ego, PLEASE!


32 posted on 03/12/2012 11:18:03 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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