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Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 13, 2011

Posted on 11/13/2011 6:21:46 PM PST by Steelfish

Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 13th November 2011

Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee.

Twenty-eight per cent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of eight percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken November 10-11. Romney was five percentage points ahead in a survey November 7-8.

'Most presidential': Almost half of Republicans believe he will be the face of the GOP, but critics still think he's too liberal Newt Gingrich, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker in the mid-1990s, solidified a recent rise among conservatives seeking an alternative to the more moderate Romney, coming in third place in the current poll with 16 per cent, Reuters reports. Gingrich, who is seen as having performed well in recent debates, was viewed as the second-most 'presidential' of the Republican hopefuls, according to the poll.

Whether or not they support him, almost half of the Republicans surveyed expect Romney to become the nominee to oppose President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the November 2012 election.

Romney, who also ran for president in 2008, has been in first or second place in polls for months and enjoys by far the most campaign funds of the Republican field. But some in his party see him as too liberal, and he has so far failed to significantly boost his level of support in polls.

The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, however, shows he is benefiting from missteps by his rivals.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 11/13/2011 6:21:51 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Mitt does half way well in one poll and the hype goes to the moon.


2 posted on 11/13/2011 6:23:17 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Steelfish

I never thought of 28% as surging.


3 posted on 11/13/2011 6:23:42 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Steelfish

And where was Willard when a fellow Republican was being attacked by the Chicago Smear Machine?
Trying to cast aspersions on Cain.

Willard, you are a looser.


4 posted on 11/13/2011 6:24:23 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: Steelfish

Yes, Romney will be the nominee as long as Bachmann, Perry, Newt, Santorum etc are running and splitting the conservative vote.


5 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:25 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Steelfish

Mitt Romney is NOT a Conservative ..
This country NEEDS a real Conservative
Mitt must not get the nomination.

THIS IS OUR LAST SHOT TO SAVE THE COUNTRY . VOTE INTELLIGENTLY


6 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:44 PM PST by sonic109 (no compromise with Marxist)
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To: Steelfish

7 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:52 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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8 posted on 11/13/2011 6:26:46 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Steelfish

propaganda.

the rinos cannot have a conservative as nominee.

and comrade obama cannot have a conservative, self-made black man as candidate.

cain would destroy the myth that holds urban blacks on the democrat plantation.


9 posted on 11/13/2011 6:26:49 PM PST by ken21
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To: Steelfish

Most people think he’ll be the nominee...but most people wouldn’t vote for him.

He’s a total statist and he’d be no better than what we have now. Worse, in fact, because then the enemy would be within the gates and there wouldn’t be any opposition to the “progressive” plan.


10 posted on 11/13/2011 6:27:09 PM PST by livius
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To: Patrick1

What, 14 % and the newt, nit wits, were so excited they were playing with them whatever.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 6:27:11 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rogue yam
A poll is taken on November 11 ~ a day when many state and local agencies are closed (as well as public schools), and all federal employees are home TO ANSWER THE CALLS FROM THE POLLSTERS.

I think that gives the results enough skew to not bother considering them useful in any way.

12 posted on 11/13/2011 6:28:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: plain talk
Yes, Romney will be the nominee as long as Bachmann, Perry, Newt, Santorum etc are running and splitting the conservative vote.

By the second week of February there will be a significant shaking-out of candidates.

It will happen surely and naturally.

There is no need to sweat it now.

13 posted on 11/13/2011 6:29:40 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: plain talk

“Yes, Romney will be the nominee as long as Bachmann, Perry, Newt, Santorum etc are running and splitting the conservative vote.”

I agree, pt, that the Conservative vote will be split but I think it’ll be mostly between Cain and Gingrich. The others will be marginalized.
Romney will be the unscathed non Conservative Republican who comes out on top. I haven’t said this before now and I am depressed.


14 posted on 11/13/2011 6:31:30 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America.)
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To: Steelfish

The media has already decided we will only have a RINO for a candidate. They will ignore and hide the threats to globalism.


15 posted on 11/13/2011 6:32:07 PM PST by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: Steelfish

Fu

FU

and

FUMR


16 posted on 11/13/2011 6:33:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rogue yam

I made this excel spreadsheet today to show Romney is still short delegates, even if he takes all the traditional blue-liberal states.

Provided the Tea Party is active at states holding caucuses, we should be okay, especially if we consolidate around a candidate early. However, Romney won’t exit, even if he doesn’t do well in Feb/Mar because of the April primaries that favor him, as well as the Jun 5 Cal/NJ primaries.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhY4oeNgAv_ldHNoWFZaaXVWZnZsdHQyQTUxclctVUE&hl=en_US#gid=0


17 posted on 11/13/2011 6:33:44 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: rogue yam
Time for Mittster to show us his "magic" underwear...kind of an LBJ moment.

Maybe one of the reporters will has him about his secret name for his spouse.... No call , no entry to the celestial kingdom for Mrs. Mitt.

18 posted on 11/13/2011 6:33:53 PM PST by ptsal
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To: Steelfish

Time for a Free Republic poll, eh?


19 posted on 11/13/2011 6:34:54 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Steelfish

You have to go to the end of the story to learn Slick Willard is considered “too liberal” and he has not broken out of the field. And they say with a straight face he’s the “inevitable” nominee? That does not compute.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 6:42:36 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rogue yam

Not sure of that but hope you are right. I am a believer in primaries and let best person win etc. Where it breaks down IMO is when there is someone like Romney that can take advantage of the system and possibly get in. Plus dem dirty tricks will come into play as well during primaries.


21 posted on 11/13/2011 6:43:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk
Romney will be the nominee as long as Bachmann, Perry, Newt, Santorum etc are running and splitting the conservative vote.

You got that right. Although I expect Santorum & Bachmann to exit past SC primary. But Perry will stay in the race, Cain will stay in the race and Newt will stay until the debates are over, and Ron Paul will stay to the end. That should guarantee Romney win with 25% votes. Sad but true.
22 posted on 11/13/2011 6:45:43 PM PST by federal__reserve (Obama Vs Perry presidential debates are my worst nightmare! Those will get huge audiences.)
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To: Steelfish
I will write myself in rather than vote for this slimy eel. A vote for him is tantamount to a vote for Obama anyway, so I'd rather go down flipping the RINO Establishment the bird and vote for The Kingdom of Me.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

23 posted on 11/13/2011 6:46:18 PM PST by Viking2002 (Hippies smell.)
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To: plain talk

There’s the fact the party has open primaries in a number of states and the Left can and will pick the GOP nominee... Slick Willard, of course.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 6:47:03 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Slick Willard does not need to break out. With Cain, Perry, Newt & Paul in the race and dividing the other 75% votes, Slick Willard has a clear road to victory.


25 posted on 11/13/2011 6:47:37 PM PST by federal__reserve (Obama Vs Perry presidential debates are my worst nightmare! Those will get huge audiences.)
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To: federal__reserve

Republican Party convention delegates are chosen according to a winner-take-all system. It doesn’t matter if only a minority of the Party favors Romney. As long as he finishes first in a given state, he will get ALL of that state’s delegates. The system is stacked in Mittens’ favor. He doesn’t even have to capture a majority of the GOP vote. All he has to do is come in first on the ballot.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 6:50:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Steelfish

See what a lot of money and PR will get you. You can write your own ads.


27 posted on 11/13/2011 6:51:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish
Isn't that a silly online internet poll they're referring to? Just asking..

BTW, here's an UPDATED state by state color-coded map with the latest polling percentages, delegates, etc..

Click on each state for the FUN details or just scroll down at:

http://beta.hermancainexpress.com/activism/polling.aspx

Btw, my wife and I are flying into Iowa Monday to work in the Cain campaign as we did for Bachmann at the Ames straw poll this past summer, and of course, Huck in '07-'08. Going for THREE IOWA wins in a row -- Nicest folks in the country, those hard working Iowans. (c;P

Cain/Huck 2012 ..or Cain/Anyone except Romney, Huntsman, or Paul

28 posted on 11/13/2011 6:52:42 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: CainConservative

Easy link..
http://beta.hermancainexpress.com/activism/polling.aspx


29 posted on 11/13/2011 6:53:21 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: parksstp; plain talk

After IA, NV, NH, SC and FL have voted we will know many things that we can’t know now. I expect that the top three vote-getters at that point will be Cain, Mitt and Newt with Cain well ahead of Newt.

If that is correct then we Cainiacs can then approach our conservative brethren and start discussing with them their need for a come-to-Herman experience.

If the fact are different from this then the conversation will be different.

No, Mitt will never drop out no matter what. He will compete with organization, energy, and scads of money in every primary.

We will have to beat him long and hard.


30 posted on 11/13/2011 6:54:02 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: goldstategop
Hmmm....

Campaign Projected Delegates

Cain 986

Romney 188

Perry 45

Gingrich 37

http://beta.hermancainexpress.com/activism/polling.aspx

31 posted on 11/13/2011 6:56:22 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: rogue yam

Yup. I think Romney is unbeatable in states with open primaries. The liberals will come out and pull the lever for him because there’s no contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.


32 posted on 11/13/2011 6:56:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: federal__reserve
That should guarantee Romney win with 25% votes. Sad but true.

The only way Mitt can win with less than 30% is if three others all simultaneously and consistently poll in the low 20s (or four in the teens). That seems very unlikely to me. I don't think Ron Paul will poll that high and I think one of the conservatives will pull ahead and then draw an increasing share of the anti-Romney vote.

33 posted on 11/13/2011 7:00:32 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Steelfish

I will not vote for Romney in the primary, nor will I vote third party in the general. In other words, if he is the Republican nominee, I will vote for him....but I pray it doesn’t come to that.


34 posted on 11/13/2011 7:00:50 PM PST by AlwaysThinking (Pray, Christian 2 Chron 7:14)
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To: goldstategop

I don’t think there is a sufficient number of ‘Rats who think that tactically and are willing to get of their butts.

Some, yes, but not enough I don’t think.


35 posted on 11/13/2011 7:03:33 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Steelfish
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination RCP Average

RCP Average 10/31 - 11/10

Romney Cain Gingrich Perry

22.5 22.0 14.2 9.8

And we know where the lion's share of Perry voters are going if/when he drops out after IA, NH, or SC....

36 posted on 11/13/2011 7:04:01 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: CainConservative

And we know where the lion’s share of Perry voters are going if/when he drops out after IA, NH, or SC....


80% Gingrich, 20% other...


37 posted on 11/13/2011 7:06:32 PM PST by magritte
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To: Steelfish
Far more voters see Romney as presidential than those who feel the same way about his Republican rivals, with 34 per cent in the poll saying he is the most presidential candidate in the field.

Romney is the GOP candidate most like Obama, most like Clinton, and most like Jimmy Carter. I might be tempted to describe Mitt as "the most presidential" based on those comparisons, but it would not be a compliment.

38 posted on 11/13/2011 7:06:40 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Steelfish
Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yeah the same poll that told us in 2004 it was going to be "President John Kerry" the day before election day Nice try but nonsense

39 posted on 11/13/2011 7:14:07 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: CainConservative

Gingrich, cause just like their candidate they are GOP bots who will do exactly what their party master’s tell them to do.


40 posted on 11/13/2011 7:15:27 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Steelfish

The interpretation by the writer is internally inconsistent. If Newt is rising as an ‘alternative’ to Mitt, then when Newt doesn’t get the nomination, most of his support will go to Cain. If Mitt has 28%, Cain has 20%, and Newt 16%, then by the extreme assumption that all Newt’s support goes to the anti-Mitt, Cain ends up with 36%. Cain wins.


41 posted on 11/13/2011 7:25:23 PM PST by Chaguito
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To: Chaguito

Make that “...when Newt drops out...”


42 posted on 11/13/2011 7:29:20 PM PST by Chaguito
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To: Patrick1

Perhaps he’s “surged” from 25%, which might mean it’s within the margin of error.


43 posted on 11/13/2011 7:55:14 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: magritte
60% Cain

30% Newt

A few percentages to Romney

Cain is the anti Washington DC candidate as his Perry.

Newt is Wash DC.

44 posted on 11/13/2011 8:04:16 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: rogue yam

This newspaper is notorious for being wrong. Been to England many times and the British don’t trust it, either. I don’t waste my time on it.


45 posted on 11/13/2011 8:10:04 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Steelfish

This same poll had Romney up 5 on 7-8 November (last weekend). I’m not buying it.


46 posted on 11/13/2011 8:14:19 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Steelfish

I just can’t even comment on these Romney leads anymore! BS


47 posted on 11/13/2011 8:21:24 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Steelfish

I will not vote for Mitt if he is the chosen one.


48 posted on 11/13/2011 9:09:11 PM PST by stockpirate (Real hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags.)
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To: rogue yam

A lot of people are going by debate performance. Most objective reviewers will award Gingrich and/or Romney as winners of almost all of the debates.

Add that to the Fox News RINOS indirectly hawking him by bad mouthing all the other candidates. And of course all the other presstitutes want the GOP to nominate the “least conservative” candidate just in case their leg tingle daddy loses. I don’t really believe the hype that says that the dimcraps believe Romney would be the easiest to defeat.

Rest assured, when/if Romney gets the nomination, the presstitutes, dimcraps, other libs, and a number of Freepers will go/have gone after him like a fly on $h1t.

Romney is not in my top four of GOP choices (Palin, Cain, Gingrich, Bachmann, and Perry were/are all better), BUT I would support him over Obama any day of the week in spite of all the negatives about him daily postulated herein, many of which I agree with.

May I see a show of hands of those who think he is no better than Obama?

Also, for those that live in “battleground states” may I see a show of hands of those that will sit out the election if he is the nominee?


49 posted on 11/13/2011 9:35:57 PM PST by secondamendmentkid
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To: Steelfish

Romney can’t more then 25% of the GOP vote, so where is all of this hype coming from that he is surging in the polls?


50 posted on 11/13/2011 10:48:42 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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