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Mitt Romney front-runner again in Michigan, Arizona (Dirty attack ads working again!)
The Boston Herald ^ | February 24, 2012 | Joe Dwinell and Hillary Chabot

Posted on 02/24/2012 4:01:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The topsy-turvey GOP presidential season just flipped again as a new poll shows Mitt Romney has jumped to the lead in both Michigan and Arizona just days before pivotal primaries in both states.

The former Bay State governor has 40 percent of the vote to 34 percent for red-hot rival Rick Santorum in Michigan, Rasmussen Reports states today.

The survey of likely Republican voters was taken last night a day after the CNN debate where Romney went on the attack against Santorum’s record in the U.S. Senate.

Michigan holds its primary Tuesday night. So does Arizona, where Romney is also leading — 42 to 29 percent, respectively, according to Rasmussen.

Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul trail well behind the two GOP leaders.

Michael Dennehy, who helped run U.S. Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign, said the boost is partially due to Romney’s strong debate performance.

“I’m sure part of it is due to the debate,” said Dennehy. “Clearly Mitt Romney had Rick Santorum on the defense all night long, challenging his record in the Senate, especially on earmarks, and that’s an issue that base Republican voters have a passion for when it comes to cleaning up Washington.”

He added that negative ads hitting Santorum in Michigan by both Romney’s PAC and Paul have hurt the former Pennsylvania senator.


TOPICS: Arizona; Michigan; Campaign News; Polls
KEYWORDS: arizona; michigan; romney; santorum
Sounds like Rand Paul will be Milt's running mate, huh?
1 posted on 02/24/2012 4:02:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the problem that Santorum and Gingrich don’t have the money to run attack ads on Romney?


2 posted on 02/24/2012 4:03:29 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney is following the liberal communists of buying the Presidency. And with most Americans so ignorant he will probably be the nomination and King Obama will crush him. Get ready for another 4 years of America's destruction and we will never recover. We are almost a communists Country now.
3 posted on 02/24/2012 4:04:52 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Sounds like Rand Paul will be Milt’s running mate, huh? “

Boy, if they think that’s gonna pull THIS conservative into the fold, they’ve got another thing coming.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 4:05:43 PM PST by Pravious
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve seen this poll in 400 places today. It’s a debate bump, hardly the end game. Especially since the ARG poll had Santorum ahead.

But it does probably serve to try and paint Mittens as the one with momentum.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 4:05:52 PM PST by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well we know the polls have never been wrong this year. He should win in a landslide like he did in CO. OOPS.

Pray for America


6 posted on 02/24/2012 4:07:10 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wonder how Little Rickey likes the carpet bombing he benefitted from in Iowa when it was rained down on Newt.
7 posted on 02/24/2012 4:08:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe, maybe not. I’ve seen too many polls here on the ground in Michigan turn out to be totally wrong over the years.

We have a lot of out of state college students who skew the polls.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 4:08:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney is a weasel and he will lose in the Grand Old Party tradition of Dole and McCaine

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9 posted on 02/24/2012 4:12:19 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Logical me

You nailed it.

This is a nightmare.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 4:16:06 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romnut gave a speech in Detroit today. Epic fail.
Fewer than expected crowd and rousing new tax plan topic wasn’t able to capture the interest of a whole lotta folks.

Santorum campaign has gone on the attack against Mittens in Michigan, planning a much more aggressive weekend strategy. Wish he had done that at the debate but it’s never too late to take on a Moderate Massachusetts for his lies, is it?

As for Rand and Ron, they both make me sick.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 4:36:19 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Probably about the same as big Newt liked it. Which is not at all.

But I think Rick will finish about two to three times higher in Michigan than Newt’s Iowa total %.

At least I’m hoping.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 4:37:01 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Mountain Mary
"Romnut gave a speech in Detroit today. Epic fail. Fewer than expected crowd and rousing new tax plan topic wasn’t able to capture the interest of a whole lotta folks."

I was just reading about that. The stadium held 70,000, but only 1,000 showed up---some of them schoolkids bused in for appearances!

13 posted on 02/24/2012 5:00:52 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

So you would be backing Romney then? Lets get real, Santorum losing Michigan definitely doesn’t help Newt.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 5:24:31 PM PST by makomako
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To: Mountain Mary
Romnut gave a speech in Detroit today. Epic fail.

Fewer than expected crowd and rousing new tax plan topic wasn’t able to capture the interest of a whole lotta folks.

Fewer then expected? That is an understatement. He had 1200 people in a 65k+ stadium. WHAT!?!? Are you kidding me?!?! Yeah I can see him getting voters really psyched come convention time (LOL). What a loser.

This guy is a moron and total embarrassment. Why anyone would vote for this clown is beyond me.

15 posted on 02/24/2012 5:34:30 PM PST by EagleInGA (Mittens & the NJ Fat Man? Really?!?!)
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To: EagleInGA

Mitt McDole suffers from electile dysfunction


16 posted on 02/24/2012 5:40:13 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: EagleInGA; CatherineofAragon

And then his inspiring topic? Tax Reform. The kids loved it!


17 posted on 02/24/2012 7:38:12 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Wonder how Little Rickey likes the carpet bombing he benefitted from in Iowa when it was rained down on Newt.

That's what I was thinking. Not so pleasant when you're the one getting bombarded.

18 posted on 02/24/2012 11:12:51 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: EagleInGA; Mountain Mary; cripplecreek
There was a big news release about how it was a major speech and that a larger hall had to be rented....Bet it was BIG BUCKS!

Anyway a freeper can find out how much he spent on the fiasco rental of the large stadium?

19 posted on 02/25/2012 3:50:43 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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What hall? You mean the football field?


20 posted on 02/25/2012 4:01:52 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Michigan patriots, ie Newt and Rick supporters, UNITE!)
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To: hoosiermama; jenk

Sounds like Mitt may have spoken to a less than enthusiastic crowd today as well. Mark Levin tweeted about FReeper jenk’s blog posting about it.

http://jenkuznicki.com/2012/02/mitt-romney-attacks-santorum-at-afp-forum-in-troy/


21 posted on 02/25/2012 4:02:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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