Skip to comments.Santorum Is Faring Better in Swing States, Romney Nationally [Beating Obama Is Santorum!]
Posted on 03/18/2012 6:02:24 PM PDT by Steelfish
Santorum Is Faring Better in Swing States, Romney Nationally MAR 18, 2012 BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The latest Rasmussen poll of likely general election voters in the core four swing states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina shows Rick Santorum leading President Obama by 4 percentage points (48 to 44 percent), while Mitt Romney trails Obama by 4 points (46 to 42 percent) an 8-point swing.
The disparity in these four states is far greater among independents. Romney edges Obama by 4 points among independents (44 to 40 percent). Santorum, meanwhile, is handily beating Obama among independents by 22 points (56 to 34 percent).
The poll was taken from March 10th to 15th. In the average of Rasmussens national polling taken in that same window, Romney led Obama by 1 point (46 to 45 percent), while Santorum trailed Obama by 4 points (47 to 43 percent). So, at least based on this polling, Santorum appears to be running stronger in key swing states than nationally, while Romney appears to be running stronger nationally than in key swing states.
Of course, this election wont be decided by whether the Republican nominee manages to achieve more respectable margins of defeat in California, New York, and Massachusetts. Rather, if the GOP nominee holds up in the four slightly GOP-leaning swing states (those that Rasmussen polled), the odds of winning the presidency would shift very much in his favor.
If he were to lose in even one of those four, the advantage would swing to Obama. Moreover, if the GOP candidate loses in either Florida or Ohio (the two largest of the four), then hed almost have to win in Pennsylvania (a nearly must-win state for Obama) Santorums home state.
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NEWT, Time to quit.
does this mean that seemingly straight and true santorum is secretly a “swinger.” HOld the presses, the whole Obamaite world wants to know.
Two-State Newt is determined to find a third state out there yet, like the old story Reagan used to tell about a pony in a pile of manure and the optimistic boy.
NEWT, Time to quit.
Hate to say it - because I don’t care for the man - but every sign points toward an affirmation of George Stephanopolis’ statement that its going to be Romney/Santorum.
That is what I believe is going to happen.
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