Skip to comments.POLL: Paul surges, Santorum Plunges in South Carolina (Drudge Headline)
Posted on 01/13/2012 11:40:02 AM PST by traviskicks
Mitt Romney leads the South Carolina Republican presidential primary with 29%. Newt Gingrich is in second place with 25% and Ron Paul is in third place with 20%.
Paul has gained the most and Rick Santorum has lost the most since the last American Research Group survey on January 4-5. In that survey, Paul was at 9% and Santorum was at 24%.
Gingrich and Romney are tied among self-identified Republicans with 29% each, followed by Paul with 18%. Paul leads among independents and Democrats with 29%, followed by Romney with 27%, Gingrich with 12%, and Rick Perry with 11%.
Gingrich leads among those likely primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party with 28%, followed by Romney with 24%, Paul with 20%, and Santorum with 11%. Romney leads with 33% among those saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, followed by Gingrich with 23%, and Paul with 21%.
Gingrich leads among evangelical Christians with 40%, followed by Perry with 15%, Romney with 13%, Santorum with 12%, and Paul with 10%. Among likely voters saying they are not evangelical Christians, Romney leads with 48% and followed by Paul with 33%.
Gingrich leads among men with 29%, followed by Paul with 23%, Romney at 18%, and Santorum with 14%. Among women, Romney leads with 38%, followed Gingrich with 22%, and Paul with 18%.
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I gotta admit that I always thought it would be interesting to see what someone like Ron Paul would actually do as president. There is not much on which I disagree with him.
At this point, it can’t hurt.
In 2008 Romney with 94%
In 2012 Romney with 100% (the other 6% were excommunicated for disobeying their bishop)
After month of consideration of the candidates, they all suck. For the first time in 7 presidential elections, I will be not be voting for the GOP nominee.
As I said, I would vote for Mickey Mouse if the GOP nominated him. And if Ron Paul is nominated, he pretty much will be Micky Mouse.
He is dead on on domestic policies but his foreign policies are chilling and irrational.
If Santorum slides, one can only hope that Newt is the beneficiary. It certainly won’t be Paul.
Hmmmmm, the polls today seem to be somewhat scattered. There appears to be alot of fluidity in them. Anyways it appears Newt has a real shot to take South Carolina. We need to stop Mitt. GO NEWT!
By the time the others finish bloodying each other up, I wouldn't be surprised if Paul turns out to be the last man standing.
Translation: To the extent that we know (and voters are playing with pollsters to a greater extent than usual, so pollsters don’t really know), everyone except Romney’s solid 25-30% is hoping and praying to find someone who can stop Romney. Perry was up, Bachmann was up. Santorum was up. Newt was up. Cain was up. When those temporary bursts of popularity go back down, Romney does not get their support. Conservatives have agreed that anyone willing to run is MUCH better than settling for Mitt, and they are vetting the options as they try to choose the most electable non-Mitt option. I just hope and pray that we make that choice after no more than three more primaries, so that the non-Romney option can gather more delegates than the big government, inside-the-Beltway, RINO option.
I imagine a Paul presidency would be very similar to when Jesse Ventura won the Minnesota Governors race as an independent. Basically he quickly discovered that a politician can't actually do anything without one of the major parties supporting him and twisted in the wind for four years and wisely choose not to run for a second term.
Can anyone really tell me the difference between Mitt and Barack other than one is half white while the other is maybe 95% white? The GOP is about to elect yet another Bob Dole as it’s torch bearer that will promise to continue the policies of his predecessors (Bush Sr./Clinton/Bush Jr/Obama). There really is no difference and hasn’t been for a long long time. Meanwhile the only candidate that truly does support going back to a constitutional federal government is shunned for having “scary foreign policy views”. Oh well time to close our eyes, stick our fingers in our ears and shout LA LA LA at the top of our voice in order to convince ourselves that “this time it really will be different”. Good luck with that.
“After month[s] of consideration of the candidates, they all suck.”
“For the first time in 7 presidential elections, I will be not be voting for the GOP nominee.”
I’ve not yet been able to vote in 7, but I may very well be in the same boat there, as well. We’ll have to see how things shake out, I guess.
I wanted to thank you for putting the thirty-thousand.org in your tagline. I’ve been thinking more and more about it, and at about 3AM this morning, I thought it was time to replace my tagline (first time in my years here on FR). I had forgotten to, but remembered thanks to you. Thanks for the new tagline!
Paul got about half of the 18-29 year old vote in NH. The final phase of high school and college indoctrination is complete. Not long before we may have to say adios to the USA as you have known it.
I am surprised when he literally remains standing during a debate with his eyebrows in tack.
it seems as though this freeper site has been reduced to indifference. And they are content to let the GOP deteriorate into Romney and ronPaul factions.
I will not. I’ll stick with the NEWT-SANTORUM crowd for all 50 primaries/caucus. Even if Rick Perry is the only one left.
Now the pollsters seem to be in a full blown PANIC; the disarray is about trying to resurrect all that Romney/inevitability business. Period.
Very true. It would have been the same for Perot, had he won in ‘92. If you want to see the effectiveness of a Paul presidency, use his run-in with Vermin Supreme as your reference.
There is one thing Paul can do that would really mess up the establishment and roll back tons and tons of red tape. End the state of emergency FDR declared in 1933. I think Paul could use the threat of doing just that to help him enact a do part of his agenda. He can do that all by himself with the stroke of a pen making all executive orders since 1933 null and void.
>> Bachmann was up.
Bachmann is no longer running.