Skip to comments.CNN/Time Poll: Romney and Santorum soar in South Carolina (Romney at 37% among "likely" voters)
Posted on 01/06/2012 10:13:31 AM PST by C19fan
Mitt Romney's numbers in South Carolina are surging, and he now has a solid lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new survey of likely GOP primary voters in the Palmetto state.
According to the poll, 37% of likely GOP primary voters in South Carolina say they are currently backing Romney
Santorum and Gingrich are battling for second place, with Santorum at 19% and Gingrich at 18%
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
Who is your candidate? Romney?
Didn't you get the memo? Perry is stupid ... and what's worse, he's from Texas. Oh, and he flew C-130's in the military. He's just an all around bad American. And he's from Texas. And he smokes Gardasil. And he's from Texas.
LOL. We’ll see about that. I’m betting Romney doesn’t even get over 25% in SC.
This is a shining sample of what the left media does best .
Creates a push poll and hope it spreads a bandwagon effect !
CNN has an awful polling history if your looking at accuracy but an
Great push poll program !
Is it something in the water? Are they all inbred? Have they all suffered DNA translocations from some radioactive source that turned then in to blithering moronic sub-humans? Lindsay graham, and now Romney? You people are sick sick sick sick!
cnn is soley owned and managed by satan.
Not to hear many on FR and in the conservative blogosphere tell it.
Who is your candidate? Romney?
Hardly. Palin was my candidate, so I got burned.
I will not be staying home on election day and I will not vote for Obama or Paul.
At this point Santorum may be our best shot, but he is already being called a "big government conservative" by people who should know better.
Something a lot of folks are forgetting is that Perry is probably the only candidate who can draw Southerners, active and retired Military veterans and, yes, Southern Democrats!
How about forgetting the polls for a few minutes and concertrate on pushing viable candidates. When the top tier gets through trashing each other in New Hampshire, the story in South Carolina and Florida might be a whole lot different.
Some people can’t see the forest through the trees....its how we got here in the first place.
Not all of them. Florida is winner-take-all.
The idea that a candidate can “win” an election with merely a plurality, even a small plurality of the vote is a symptom of a broken voting system. The idea that we would force candidates to get out to avoid “splitting the vote” simply because our voting system isn’t set up to truly capture the will of the people in a multi-candidate race is completely undemocratic.
The current voting system easily allows a fringe candidate who is only supported by a minority of voters to win the election even though the MAJORITY doesn’t want him. Either we change the system, or we get ready for that to happen more and more often as more people get wiser to how the system can be gamed against the will of the people.
All of the consternation over these multi-candidate elections could be rendered obsolete by simply modifying the voting system into something that would truly reflect the will of the people.
Here are some options for changing the voting system:
*Allow voters to pick 3 different choices from the group, all equally given one vote. This change is easiest, but still doesn’t fully reflect the will of the people.
*Allow voters to fill in a 2nd and 3rd runner-up choice, or even rank all the candidates in order of preference. This is basically instant runoff voting, which has been tried in some small elections. Some states require an actual runoff election when no candidate wins over 50% of the vote. Thats the right principle, but its cheaper to simply ask people’s second choices on paper rather than hold another election. This is probably the best option, not too difficult to understand and reflects the will of the people well.
*Have voters score each candidate, scale of 1-10, 1-5, grade A/B/C/D/F. Anything works. It makes it possible to add up how much voters like each candidate so that the winner will be the one most liked. This one represents the will of the people better than any other although it forces the voter to think a little harder.
Santorum is my choice. But I guess I would have to take a strong drink and vote Romney if he runs against Obama. Reason No. 3: Eric Holder.
And why is SC the final state?
This primary system is a farce!
I will never vote for Romney. I am not rewarding the E for shoving a liberal Republican down our throats. I'll vote 3rd party or write-in.
Good to know...
I think it would be good if in SC Newt directed his supporters to get behind Santorum in return for something similiar from Santorum. I’d almost prefer a brokered convention to Mitt because I really wonder if he has the steel for the campaign. He is very good at losing campaigns.
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