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PPP OH poll: Romney 37, Santorum 36 and fading fast
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Posted on 03/04/2012 6:48:43 PM PST by lilyfreeper

Ohio: Romney 37, Santorum 36, Gingrich 15, Paul 11

Romney and Santorum tied at 36 among Ohio election day voters, but Romney up 41-34 on votes in the bank

This seems like it could be a key stat- Romney up 40-23 with folks who decided in the last few days in Ohio.

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To: GOPsterinMA

Exactly. There was absolutely no reflection on why Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell lost on this site.

Santorum, just like them, is just an awful candidate. Outside this echo chamber, they are just a bunch of clowns who’ve damaged conservatives’ reputation.


51 posted on 03/04/2012 7:39:51 PM PST by lilyfreeper
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To: Gator113

Gator you are a classic. Go Gingrich, a national treasure.


52 posted on 03/04/2012 7:40:10 PM PST by Toespi
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To: lilyfreeper
Troll
53 posted on 03/04/2012 7:42:53 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
A new attack dog got into the fray to attack Rick, a gay billionaire gave money to attack Rick... no wonder the devil is mad his power is slipping away.

Oh, that is rich.

Now Santorum is God's choice?

Don't make me laugh.
54 posted on 03/04/2012 7:44:37 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: dforest

Hey dforest. I noticed your guy was flashing a new tan today, lookin good! Maybe if he gets that caffeine affliction under control, he will be able to overcome his brain/mouth disorder, you might then have a decent mayoral candidate in some moderate sized Pennsylvania town.


55 posted on 03/04/2012 7:46:22 PM PST by Toespi
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To: mike_9958
Remember ABO

Anyone But Obama


NO, it's Anybody but Obama and Romney.
56 posted on 03/04/2012 7:47:00 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: CaptainK
Newt, Santorium and Romney have agreed to unit behind the nominee to defeat Obama.

ABO


They can unite behind whomever they like, the problem is, if Romney is the nominee, alot of their supporters will be going elsewhere.

We won't be voting for a Progressive Liberal.
57 posted on 03/04/2012 7:50:11 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: lilyfreeper
I like Newt, would like to vote for him, but the primary objective is to keep Romney from capturing the ‘Romney Wins Ohio’ headlines on Wednesday.

Newt will win GA going away. If Romney wins OH he gets bragging rights and that is a disaster. If he had lost MI he would be damn near out of the race, but Romney squeaked through and won 1/2 the delegates. If he would ha lost by 1% he would still get half the delegates and would have been in BIG TROUBLE.

He loses OHIO and he is in HUGE TROUBLE!

We must keep Romney from winning Ohio and he only viable option is a vote for Santorum in Ohio and a vote for Gingrich in GEORGIA.

I am in Ohio!

58 posted on 03/04/2012 7:51:03 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: lilyfreeper
Santorum is the official spoiler of this primary.

I hope he's real proud of helping Mitt.

59 posted on 03/04/2012 7:52:33 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Agree. We all need Santorum to take OH. I fear when the delegates shake out its gonna make MI look tame.


60 posted on 03/04/2012 7:53:52 PM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: lilyfreeper

lilyfreeper wrote:
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Santorum is a disaster. He’s going to drag down the Newt and make Romney the nominee. This guy has no shame, I’m telling you.
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And yet Santorum is the one still statistically tied for FIRST PLACE in Ohio, so I don’t know how anyone can rationally claim he’s dragging anything down... especially given that Newt has consistently been way behind in third place and Santorum is once again being grossly outspent and maligned by the Romney and Paul attack machines.

Look, if you want Gingrich to have the best chance of remaining viable in this race, you’d best be hoping Santorum wins Ohio because a Romney win in such a key swing state will pretty much make him the presumed GOP nominee. If Santorum and Gingrich can collectively win at least four primaries among themselves on Super Tuesday (Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma), it should greatly help slow Romney’s current momentum. The Santorum and Gingrich camps really need to be cheering on each other right now!


61 posted on 03/04/2012 7:54:55 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Kenny
I think it's people like you who constantly run him down who are giving Romney the nomination. Santorum was doing fine, surging in all the polls until all the Newt people, GOPe, and media pummeled him before MI.

Yea, let's just discount Santorum's missteps in all of this.

It's us Freepers that have done all the damage.

You have got to be kidding.
62 posted on 03/04/2012 7:55:11 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Unless it is Romney against Obama. Believe me, Romney would not sue states over voter ID and perks for illegal aliens or retain Eric Holder, etc.


63 posted on 03/04/2012 7:56:26 PM PST by Dante3
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To: lilyfreeper

*sniff*sniff*


64 posted on 03/04/2012 7:58:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: lilyfreeper

Newt has come in dead last how many times now????


65 posted on 03/04/2012 7:58:57 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“If Santorum and Gingrich can collectively win at least four primaries among themselves on Super Tuesday (Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma), it should greatly help slow Romney’s current momentum. The Santorum and Gingrich camps really need to be cheering on each other right now!”

Finally someone gets it. Mittens is the enemy.


66 posted on 03/04/2012 7:59:19 PM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Conservatives cannot stop Romney by going it 2 ways.

Please vote Newt on Super Tuesday. Stop artificially building up Rick. He was getting dems voting for him in Michigan for pete sakes and they are still at it to cause trouble. Why are people on our side so naive. The ruling party is winning as we don't unite behind Newt. Newt has the experience and the right policies plus he can deal with the media and stand up to Obama.

67 posted on 03/04/2012 7:59:21 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: lilyfreeper; Clintonfatigued
Christine O’Donnell makes Sharron Angle look like a genius by comparison. Also, if the election in NV wasn't fixed (remember the power went out election night), Angle, warts and all, would have won.

Santorum is a tool; he's a Republican John Kerry.

68 posted on 03/04/2012 8:00:26 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Jim from C-Town wrote:
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I like Newt, would like to vote for him, but the primary objective is to keep Romney from capturing the ‘Romney Wins Ohio’ headlines on Wednesday.

Newt will win GA going away. If Romney wins OH he gets bragging rights and that is a disaster. If he had lost MI he would be damn near out of the race, but Romney squeaked through and won 1/2 the delegates. If he would ha lost by 1% he would still get half the delegates and would have been in BIG TROUBLE.

He loses OHIO and he is in HUGE TROUBLE!

We must keep Romney from winning Ohio and he only viable option is a vote for Santorum in Ohio and a vote for Gingrich in GEORGIA.

I am in Ohio!
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Agreed! I’m pulling for Santorum to win Ohio and for Gingrich to win BIG in Georgia so that both can collect some badly needed delegates to keep pace with Romney and hopefully eventually overtake him! THEN we can have a good old-fashioned spirited contest between the two remaining conservatives left in this race!


69 posted on 03/04/2012 8:02:14 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: GOPsterinMA

I tried to warn FR about Christine O’Donnell, whom I’m sure is a decent person but was a completely incompetent candidate. I realize that Mike Castle left much to be desired, but at least he would have won.


70 posted on 03/04/2012 8:02:21 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Correct. We can’t let our choice of candidates get in the way of our common goal of defeating Mitt Romney. The GOP is dangerously close to nominating one of the founding fathers of socialized medicine in the U.S. as the its candidate.

He signed socialized medicine into law. He said on TV that he was “glad” that Obama was copying Romneycare. And just recently, we learned that he advocated Obama to adopt the individual mandate on a national level! He, like Obama, is a morally bankrupt political opportunist who can’t be reasoned with or “pulled to the right” once in office.

Santorum may be an awful candidate, but on this occasion, he’s a USEFUL awful candidate, just like Ron Paul in Virginia.


71 posted on 03/04/2012 8:03:23 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I do believe they said the same thing about Abe.


72 posted on 03/04/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: SoConPubbie

No, Freepers didn’t do all the damage to Rick but negative hurtful comments whether to Newt or Rick don’t help. Especially when combined with the media, Romney, and libs hits.


73 posted on 03/04/2012 8:06:07 PM PST by Kenny
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To: SoConPubbie

No, Freepers didn’t do all the damage to Rick but negative hurtful comments whether to Newt or Rick don’t help. Especially when combined with the media, Romney, and libs hits.


74 posted on 03/04/2012 8:06:23 PM PST by Kenny
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To: SoConPubbie

No, Freepers didn’t do all the damage to Rick but negative hurtful comments whether to Newt or Rick don’t help. Especially when combined with the media, Romney, and libs hits.


75 posted on 03/04/2012 8:06:29 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Christie at the beach

It’s ironic. Much of Rick’s support was an ABO bubble built up after he helped Romney take down Newt in Florida.


76 posted on 03/04/2012 8:06:43 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Sorry. I meant an ABR bubble.


77 posted on 03/04/2012 8:07:51 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: org.whodat

Perhaps, but, there is no comparison between Lincoln and Santorum.


78 posted on 03/04/2012 8:09:50 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yes you did.

Castle would have pulled a Jeffords if possible, but he would have been somewhat usefull until more reinforcements arrived this year.

Now a Marxist will hold that Senate seat for forever.


79 posted on 03/04/2012 8:10:11 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Cato in PA

I agree with you on this point. I’m rooting for Santorum to win OH on Tuesday. Newt is too far behind. We really need to slow down Mittens... Both Santorum and Newt are on life support for the moment.

Having said that, I really really hope Santorum would drop out after super Tuesday.


80 posted on 03/04/2012 8:12:14 PM PST by lilyfreeper
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To: lilyfreeper

If you look at the numbers, Newt doesn’t have a chance of winning. But he has been attacking Santorum viciously, and it looks as if the result of that is that he may hand another state to Mitt.


81 posted on 03/04/2012 8:14:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kenny

A few people on a message board aren’t going to make a huge difference...if we had that much influence over the entire voting public (or even the party) 0bama wouldn’t be president now. People are simply getting to know Santorum better since he’s been in the spotlight. Personally, I find him to be rather whiny & self-centered and I’m not sure he has the backbone to stand up to 0bama. That’s my opinion after watching the debates and seeing the candidates on the stump. It’s the candidates responsibility to impress us enough to want to support them.

Cindie


82 posted on 03/04/2012 8:15:35 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: lilyfreeper

If it wasn’t for Newt, Santorum would have won Michigan and Washington. Thanks to Newt and his dismal 4th place win in most states, we will be stuck with Romney instead of the most principled, moral, family values candidate in 30 years. Newt knows this and is working with Romney to ensure he wins.


83 posted on 03/04/2012 8:20:24 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Steelfish

Hey conservatives get to have a candidate also, I like JR’s endorsed candidate.


84 posted on 03/04/2012 8:24:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum Catholic “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he said)
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To: CaptainK

Sounds just like Newt. He is wise, smart, witty, and effective. Ricky? No comment.


85 posted on 03/04/2012 8:24:45 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: Cicero

Where and how has Gingrich been attacking Ricky viciously? I’m in Ohio and have seen no such thing. If Santorum “hands” another state to Romney it is because of the ridiculous statements he has made, his inability to finish a thought or sentence and his senate voting record.


86 posted on 03/04/2012 8:25:41 PM PST by Toespi
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To: napscoordinator

Rick had Michigan wrapped up. He bombed the debate, had a series of foot in mouth moments and backtrack moments, and then couldn’t get enough liberal Democrat union votes to pull it out.

How about Rick’s team up with Romney that cost Newt Florida?


87 posted on 03/04/2012 8:25:41 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Kenny

We didn’t have to do anything. Little Ricky just opened up his mouth and out poured the democrat ads. People are finally finding out just how shallow he is and how little he brings to the table. They are beginning to see why he lost by 20% in his last election to a man with room temp IQ.


88 posted on 03/04/2012 8:26:38 PM PST by redangus
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To: jwalsh07

It’s the New Math. ;)


89 posted on 03/04/2012 8:31:49 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: lilyfreeper; All
You know, I've never had a problem with Newt or with Santorum. I would be happy to vote for either one of them. I'll never vote for Romney.

That said, I've been really turned off, for a long time, by very many of the Newt supporters on this site and elsewhere.

Ya'll are more abrasive, fanatic, and disagreeable than even the Paul-bots are.

You really are not doing your candidate (who is polling at half of what Santorum is) by being such constant a-holes.

90 posted on 03/04/2012 8:32:19 PM PST by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: lilyfreeper

Add that candidate Hoffman in NY to that list. Great conservative but disaster as a candidate. Which confirms my belief that a winning candidate is better than a losing candidate regardless of conservative purity. After they lose an election, they have zero power to push any conservative legislation or agenda. Newt probably recognized Hoffman was a disaster and refused to back him.


91 posted on 03/04/2012 8:32:39 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: steve86

Now, now...that statuette that stands along side of him with the Jessica Rabbit hairdo is REALLY HOT!


92 posted on 03/04/2012 8:35:31 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: lilyfreeper; CainConservative; All

Unless Newt’s latest surge came come to fruition by Tuesday, Ohio goes to Romney. I suppose that in order to defeat Romney, one should be rooting for Santorum in Ohio; but because of Santorum’s ballot/delegate problems in Ohio, a two-man race between Mitt and Rick ensures Romney gets the victory no matter what.

We’ll have to wait another day and a half on Ohio. If Newt doesn’t rise enough, it would be better for Santorum to win, even though he can’t really win, just to deny Romney the headline.

On the other hand, TN seems to be a three-way-tie, if we are to believe the polls, and Newt is the legitimate best option. Newt has no delegate or ballot issues there, and Santorum does.

Strategic anti-Romney voting, if we could ever get it, goes like this right now:

Santorum in Ohio,
Newt in Tennessee,
Paul in Virginia,
Santorum in Idaho,
Newt in Alaska,
Santorum in Oklahoma (likely, but old polls, so hard to tell)
Newt in Georgia,
Paul in Vermont,
Your choice in North Dakota,
Forget Massachusetts.

This could all change in two days, I suppose. We’ll see........


93 posted on 03/04/2012 8:36:38 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: Kenny; lilyfreeper

Since Newt Gingrich is the freerepublic candidate, it isn’t really our place to not speak in behalf of him.


94 posted on 03/04/2012 8:44:59 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum Catholic “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he said)
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To: Christie at the beach

Santorum is OK with a Romney or an Arlen Specter Presidency, and Santorum was no fan of President Reagan, so Santorum wins no matter what, as long as it isn’t Gingrich.


95 posted on 03/04/2012 8:48:46 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum Catholic “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he said)
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To: lilyfreeper

We saw this coming-Huckabee redux.


96 posted on 03/04/2012 8:55:52 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: mike_9958

That’s my take on it too. Nobody will convince me any of our candidates will be as bad as Obama. I voted at the WA caucus Saturday for somebody some here will approve of, but come November I don’t give a GD who our candidate is, I will be voting for him, to send that disrespectful A-hole back to Chicago

That is the Prime Directive


97 posted on 03/04/2012 9:00:41 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: fortheDeclaration

Huckabee didn’t hurt anyone, if anything he helped us defeat Romney that year.


98 posted on 03/04/2012 9:17:54 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum Catholic “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he said)
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To: lilyfreeper
You're happy Romney might win? You're the one helping Romney if you can't see Santorum must win Ohio in order to prevent him from winning the nomination.
99 posted on 03/04/2012 9:31:31 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Steelfish

No need to get angry because what’s going to happen is going to happen.

McCain was in better shape four years ago at this time than Romney is now.

But Romney has the GOP Establishment and the power of the political machine behind him.

They smeared Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Newt and Santorum to get him this far.

My angst is aimed at them.

The insiders and elites want to shove their national health care (Obamacare-Romneycare) down our throats.

Old Mitt will have the states administer the system after he
“repeals Obamacare” as he says.

Business wants a bailout from their healthcare costs and the political insiders of both parties oblige (Romneybama or Obamaromney).

Their money pumping up the smear machine on all Romney challengers had made this situation a reality period.


100 posted on 03/04/2012 9:57:12 PM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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