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Poll of Virginia voters favors Gingrich
Roanoke Times ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | By Michael Sluss

Posted on 12/24/2011 1:47:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a survey of Virginia voters released Wednesday.

But former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would fare better than Gingrich in a general election contest with President Barack Obama, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

Gingrich leads Romney by a margin of 30 percent to 25 percent among Republican voters, with none of the other GOP candidates topping 9 percent. In a head-to-head test, Gingrich tops Romney by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent. Virginia will hold its presidential primary March 6.

More than half of the voters who participated in the poll disapprove of Obama's job performance. But no Republican candidate has a clear advantage over the president in a hypothetical general election race. Romney edges Obama by a margin of 44 percent to 42 percent, but the survey has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

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Gingrich has surged in Virginia just as he has in national surveys.

(Excerpt) Read more at roanoke.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: corruption; elections; gingrich; newt; rino; romneyaboverules; romneydirtytrick; rovedirtytrick; teapartyrebellion; virginia; virginiaprimary
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To: elpadre

Listen, you fricken idiot, Gingrich is the LEADING Republican candidate in Virginia and the nation. They will NOT be able to keep him off the ballot!!

What part of rebellion do you not understand?


51 posted on 12/24/2011 4:07:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Poll of Virginia voters favors Gingrich
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Well then, what they have to do is band together and vote for Paul. Let Ron Paul win VA and slow Romney down and that’s the only way they can help Newt at this juncture.


52 posted on 12/24/2011 4:15:05 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Jim Robinson
I am four score and more in age, I am a combat veteran, I am a believer. I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe in the Constitution of the United States of America and I believe in law and order.

I do not believe in people who disregard and flaunt the laws of the land.

53 posted on 12/24/2011 4:15:42 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I am four score and more in age, I am a combat veteran, I am a believer. I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe in the Constitution of the United States of America and I believe in law and order.

I do not believe in people who disregard and flaunt the laws of the land.

54 posted on 12/24/2011 4:16:49 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: no dems

No, what they have to do is pound some commonsense into these RINO bureaucrats and paper shufflers!!

Rebellion is brewing!!


55 posted on 12/24/2011 4:18:10 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: elpadre

And you favor RINOs no doubt.


56 posted on 12/24/2011 4:19:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: elpadre
It tells me he didn't respect the Virginians enough to get the signatures necessary to comply with the state rules.

A statement from Newt was posted on another thread in which he stated that he had in excess of 12,000 signatures in Virginia. What we don't know conclusively is why several thousand signatures were rejected. The rules haven't changed, but the way the rules were administered apparently DID change. We need answers, but one thing is certain-it has nothing to do with whether Newt "respects" the people of Virginia.

57 posted on 12/24/2011 4:20:52 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: greeneyes

The Republican Party of Virginia did the checking.


58 posted on 12/24/2011 4:21:46 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Blame the Republican Party of Virginia for this folks. The DemocRATS in VA wanted to cut the number of required signatures in half; from 10,000 to 5,000 but the VA GOP and the Republican controlled State legislature didn’t go for it. They had the power to change it and didn’t.


59 posted on 12/24/2011 4:24:48 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: CainConservative; All

Newt/Marco 2012
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I like that but have you considered Sue Martinez, the Gov. or New Mexico as a possible VEEP?


60 posted on 12/24/2011 4:26:56 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Jim Robinson

i AGREE! BTTT


61 posted on 12/24/2011 4:30:05 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: The Cajun
If this doesn't get corrected, without thinking too deeply, I'd say vote for the crazy old loon Paul. This wouldn't help Paul any in the long run and would backfire on the GOP establishment and their boy Mittens big time.
______________________________________________________________ Oh, hell yes. The Gingrich and Perry people, in VA, need to work their butts off for the crusty, old fart Ron Paul.
62 posted on 12/24/2011 4:33:32 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rebellion is brewing!!
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Hey, I’m down for a good old-fashioned, butt-kickin’ rebellion myself.


63 posted on 12/24/2011 4:39:19 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: no dems

The Republican Party of Virginia did the checking.

That’s pretty broad brush. I’d like to know if the checkers were Mitt supporters, and if any one else was watching to keep the Party honest?


64 posted on 12/24/2011 4:39:19 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

It was the hierarchy of the VA GOP; i.e. the State Party Chairman and his minions. (See Post #33) Guess who they support.


65 posted on 12/24/2011 4:45:12 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: no dems
I love her but I don't think she could bring us New Mexico.

I KNOW that Rubio gets us Florida! ( ;

66 posted on 12/24/2011 4:49:44 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: CainConservative; All

I love her but I don’t think she could bring us New Mexico.
I KNOW that Rubio gets us Florida! ( ;
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True, and I’m still more of a Rubio promoter for VEEP than I am for anyone else. But being a woman and an American who is Mexican, Gov. Martinez could help with the Mexican vote nation-wide and we are losing that demographic speedily thanks to people like Michele Bachmann who want to deport 11 million people which is not practical.


67 posted on 12/24/2011 5:02:51 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Christ its not that hard to get 20K signatures why in God's good name can't a national candidate get this done?

Don't use God's name in vain. Thanks.
68 posted on 12/24/2011 5:06:56 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: elpadre
It tells me he didn't respect the Virginians enough

Oh, please stop with the drama!
69 posted on 12/24/2011 5:09:22 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: elpadre
I do not believe in people who disregard and flaunt the laws of the land.

I claim bogus - it's really your anti-Newt stance. Because your dander would be non stop about barry and you would be questioning did VA asked him to prove his natural born citizen status? Tell us now - why are you not hot on that trail with your I do not believe in people who disregard and flaunt the laws of the land. about that?

And your concern would be FOR a knowledge man who loves America willing to go through all the liberalism and rinoism tactics they throw at him in his quest to defeat this socialist and rino! It's NOT about you but OUR COUNTRY! You are either on board to go against this daily tidal wave of opposition against Newt or you are part of the problem. There is no in between. We are at war FOR our country.
70 posted on 12/24/2011 5:33:30 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The majority of voters in Virginia are otherwise going to be disenfranchised by the underhanded tactics of Romney operatives.

"Hey, Virginia Tea Party! Kiss my grits!"


71 posted on 12/24/2011 5:43:27 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Jim Robinson

-Northern- VA holds the rest of the state by the short and curlies.

Guess where 99% of them work.


72 posted on 12/24/2011 5:55:57 PM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: no dems

Next time NoVa gets some fire in the belly, tell ‘em to kindly try a little harder to free Maryland, ‘k?....:)


73 posted on 12/24/2011 6:00:20 PM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Your argument is that Newt is a Conservative and that Romney is not? Now THAT is funny.


74 posted on 12/24/2011 6:08:41 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: SatinDoll

Wait, so Romney and Paul were thrown out too and then grandfathered in. I see lawsuits being filed next week. If the VA GOP was smart, they would just say a computer was made and put the 4 with over 10K on the ballot and everyone would be made whole for the most part. A Computer check that eliminates everyone is too onerous to make it thru the courts. Also, Virginia is still under the Voter Rights Acts.


75 posted on 12/24/2011 6:49:01 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Prole
Rombot,

Newt is a Ronald Reagan conservative.

Willard is a Teddy Kennedy liberal.

You're welcome.

76 posted on 12/24/2011 6:57:32 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: ClayinVA
Also, Virginia is still under the Voter Rights Acts.

You really don't think the DOJ is going to intervene in favor of Republican voters, do you?

Eric Holder is laughing his ass off...

77 posted on 12/24/2011 6:58:40 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m all for rebellion, just don’t know what it looks like. I’m not sure what we have in choices or cards to play...I’d say Reince is an accomplice. I’d say Rove is. I hope our rebellion doesn’t include “Peroting” this thing and putting Obama back in the White House to make a point.

What does such a rebellion look like? Do we have some lawyers on our side?


78 posted on 12/24/2011 7:50:22 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: SatinDoll

Supposedly, for the first time, a computer was used to verify signatures and addresses on the petitions, and all were thrown out becasue so few matched EVEN those of Romney and Paul. So, Romney and Paul were grandfathered in becasue they were on the 2008 ballot.”

This is the first I heard of this little nugget. Where did you hear it from, and direct source, RPV, LSM, other?


79 posted on 12/24/2011 7:59:10 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: CainConservative

I was for Cain, then when he dropped out, I also realized that Bachmann, Perry and Santorum are also fizzled out. Gingrich has more baggage than a 747 flying to Paris, so Romney is all I have left to root for since he can actually rally women to back him in November. As i have said many times, women will vote for Romney over Obama, thereby getting rid of the menace of Obama. Gingrich will not have the same support from women because many (if not ALL) will know about his cheating come NOV 2012 once the media and Chicago machine slime him with the facts about his bad behavior and his marriages. Please read my post history before embarrassing yourself any further with your unfair and absurd assumptions about me.


80 posted on 12/24/2011 8:07:30 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: muawiyah

Not to worry. 0bamao/hulder will have his BPer’s there to keep the peace. /s


81 posted on 12/24/2011 8:16:16 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: greeneyes

It was on this thread:
How do you like those ballot restrictions now? [TEA Partyers unite against this RINO fascism!!]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2824696/posts

As I recall, you may have been on that thread. Were you?

It’s mentioned late in the posts and if I recall, not sourced except from someone from VA. That is why I used the term, ‘supposedly’.

I was surprised at how many people on that thread claimed they have worked on petition drives just like this one in the past. They were suspicious of why, now for the first time ever, is the GOP using a computer to match names with addresses.


82 posted on 12/24/2011 9:11:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: elpadre
This Virginia primary rule, as I have read, has been on the books for more than ten years

Maybe so but this is the first time they used a computer to verify names and it is very suspicious how Gingrich and Perry's did not qualify and Romney's and Paul's did.

83 posted on 12/24/2011 9:31:37 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: SatinDoll
Yeh I was on the thread. Just thought you might have had an authoritative source.

While I do find it suspicious when things suddenly change, I also would also think it strange if addresses weren't checked. You know any old tourist could sign a petition.

I also read on one of the threads that None of the candidates qualified due to the address discrepancies, but they decided to certify Romney and Paul cause they qualified last year.

I mean who knows at this point what has really happened? If I was a verification volunteer, I would sure want some witnesses from each candidate to observe just for my own protection, if nothing else.

I also didn't know that Virginia was still under some sort of civil rights order that the Justice department has jurisdiction over. Sounds like the Dems keep this state in a constant state of turmoil and legal battles.

84 posted on 12/24/2011 9:33:46 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

seriously if they know that all they have to do is get 10000 signatures and it will not be checked, then they just have to put any tom dick and harry signatures on it and they will be in!
If they check the signatures, they should check them all, not just those with under 15000!

Demand they check Romney and Paul’s too, if that is the case!

Gingrich and Perry should demand a list of the ‘rejected signatures’ to see if they are legitimately ‘invalid’ - those who do the counting cannot be trusted!


85 posted on 12/25/2011 7:27:00 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: no dems

How about Newt/Ryan 2012


86 posted on 12/25/2011 5:58:48 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I could live with a Newt/Ryan ticket. I love Paul Ryan, But, I really believe we need Marco Rubio on the ballot. We need to cut into the DemocRATS margin of the Hispanic vote and Rubio can carry FL for us. There are 3 States, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida: No candidate has won the White House w/o carrying 2 of those 3.


87 posted on 12/25/2011 6:21:45 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: no dems

Very good point. I could definitely live with Marco Rubio too. Whatever it takes to beat this SOB


88 posted on 12/25/2011 8:03:47 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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