Skip to comments.Romney leads by double digits in Florida (oh no!) Mitt 36 Newt 24 RickS 16
Posted on 01/09/2012 6:03:16 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
According to the Quinnipiac Poll released Monday, Romney leads the field among Florida Republicans with 36 percent of the vote, followed by Newt Gingrich with 24 percent, then Rick Santorum at 16 percent. Behind them, Ron Paul has the support of 10 percent of Florida Republicans, Rick Perry has five and Jon Huntsman trails with two percent. The poll also found that 54 percent of Florida Republicans say they could change their minds in the coming weeks.
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But right now the conservative vote is split. The establishment vote is unified. We conservatives can't win this way.
For you Newt supporters, I'd rather unify with your Gingrich than see Romney lose in the general.
For you Santorum supporters, I'd rather unify with your Rick than see Romney lose in the general.
And for you Perry supporters, I'm sorry but it looks like he'll be leaving soon.
I'm past looking solely at one candidate, I'm looking to preventing Obama from having a re-match with McCain. That's my #1 goal. Mitt McCain must be stopped. We already know how 2008 ended up.
Like I have been saying for days the best thing that ever happened to Romney was the Santorum surge.
Santorum doesn’t stand a chance of beating Romney, but will split off enough conservative from Gingrich to hand the nomination to Romney.
i really wish that the folks in Texas who are discussing getting behind one candidate would hurry up and do so. There is a large group of pastors and conservative leaders who are going to settle once and for all and get behind a candidate. They want to do this after the South Carolina primary, but I don’t see why they can’t do this now. I think they started discussions this past weekend.
So... you are ready to hold your nose and vote for non-Romney?
Well Newt sure did take votes away from Santorum in Iowa. I find it hilarious that you think Santorum should drop out when he has a clear win and Newt had a disastrous finish. I don't care which 3 wins but why you always have to bash Santorum is a sad commentary on you.
Exactly, been saying it as well.
Looking at the numbers here, if it wasn’t for the ‘Santorum surge’, Newt would still be statistically tied with Romney here.
Look at the national #s, Santorum can’t compete as effectively as Newt can. Santorum won in IA because he pandered his life away there for a year and was seemingly the only recourse left after Romney’s PAC blitz through IA.
Sorry, correction: Santorum technically didn’t win in IA.
Usually this is the case with me too.
Another FREE Public Poll to “help” us decide how to vote...
Santorum is a big government RINO. How any “conservative” can support him is beyond me.
But right now the conservative vote is split. The establishment vote is unified.
Happens every four years. That is how we ended up with: George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush and John McCain.
National polls don’t care when it is a state by state contest. Funny how polls are suddenly important when it supports your agenda. Anyway, I want to wait and see how Santorum does in South Carolina before he drops out or maybe even Florida. However, Newt should drop out if he does not do well in SC or FL also.
How any conservative can support him is beyond me.
I’m a Newt guy, but, when you compare Santorum to Romney........HELLO!!!
Problem is, the TX Primary has been moved from March to April b/c the Libs, Dems and NAACP have challenged the new Redistricting maps and it’s going to court. TX will NOT be part of Super Tuesday.
I vote Newt.
I think you misread the post (I did), because it was poorly written.
He/She said (to paraphrase), “I’d rather vote for Newt than see Romney lose in the General.”
What he/she meant to say was “I’m willing to vote for either Gingrich or Santorum, rather than wind up with Romney as the nominee, who will, in turn (he/she’s implying, but not clearly stating), go on to lose the general election.”
I hope that helps.