Skip to comments.Clemson Palmetto Poll finds Gingrich (38%) momentum growing, most S.C. GOP voters still uncommitted
Posted on 12/19/2011 3:11:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Just one month before the states Jan. 21, 2012, presidential primary, Newt Gingrichs popularity is increasing, yet most South Carolina voters are still unsure of who is the best GOP candidate to support.
Thats the finding of the second Clemson University 2012 Palmetto Poll of a sample of 600 South Carolinian voters. The S.C. presidential primary is expected to draw 600,000 voters early next year. The telephone poll was conducted from Dec. 6 to 19.
With the demise of Cains candidacy, which was high in our November poll, Gingrich has risen in popularity, said Clemson University political scientist Dave Woodard. This surge is being reflected nationwide as well.
All respondents said they will vote in the primary, however only about one-third (32 percent) indicated they have decided on a candidate to support.
It appears most voters are keeping their options open and do not want to say their current choice will be their final one in the primary, said Clemson political scientist Bruce Ransom. The approaching primary is still not at the forefront of attention from the electorate. Candidate commercials are competing with holiday advertising and bowl game excitement here.
Among respondents who had chosen or were leaning toward a candidate, the December Palmetto Poll showed Newt Gingrich (38 percent) leading the field, a noticeable surge over his third-place (10 percent) finish in the November Palmetto Poll. Mitt Romney (21 percent) stayed basically at the same level he was a month ago, and Ron Paul (10 percent) moved up from his November poll rating.
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Yup, SC is where the rubber meets the road.
Man, I have trouble believing these polls.
They are done so many different ways and most are done with a goal.
In before Neuters arrive to flame the thread and proclaim that it means nothing.
We all know how accurate polls are.
Damn, looks like one beat me.
But...but...but, Karl Rove and the rest of the establishment say we need to run a srong moderate! ;-)
Screw you Rove...and Go Newt!
They’re not accurate at all. The only accurate polls are those recorded in the polling booth (and even they may be inaccurate what with only some of the dead voting, etc). Polls before then are simply used to try to sway the undecided. And I certainly hope that the majority of the undecided eventually start breaking toward Newt and away from Squish McRomney.
But but but Newt’s star is fading! /sarc
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GO NEWT GO........ he’s going to beat Romney, win the presidency and stop Obama’s War on America. Oh, and he’s gong to make Karl Rove cry. ;>)
In about 3 weeks the States that matter will be starting to vote and they are: Florida: Gingrich +18.2 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/fl/florida_republican_presidential_primary-1597.html
Pennsylvania: Gingrich +17.0 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/pa/pennsylvania_republican_presidential_primary-1594.html
Don’t think anyone will really care what happened in Iowa or NH, these are some of the States that matter. Anybody got anything on Ohio, Texas, Illinois and Indiana?
“Yup, SC is where the rubber meets the road.”
South Carolina is where the RINOs and Mitt Romney start to derail. Newt will carry the South and snowball from there. Go NEWT!
Yes. But. Will Newt’s support still be there in S.C. if he does poorly in Iowa?
Put it this way, we have a real popular bumper sticker down here. It says: "WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN HOW YOU DID IT UP NORTH!"
That goes double for New Hampshire.