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%.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanresearchgroup.com ...
Why would a so called indoctrinated student vote for the most anti establishment anti government candidate? Not really following you here.
Santorum lost support to someone. Some of it had to be to Paul, plus Perry regained 7% during the same week. Romney only dropped 2%.
But it does look like this poll is overstating Santorum's drop in support, so it's also likely overstating Paul or Perry's gains.
—He is dead on on domestic policies but his foreign policies are chilling and irrational.—
Hey, I’m with you. I just don’t think we have anything to lose. :)
—As I said, I would vote for Mickey Mouse if the GOP nominated him.—
I wouldn’t. If Hitler ran against Satan himself, I’d not vote.
The debate Monday is going to be huge. Who is hosting it? Fox? Fox is in the tank for Romney, right? That sucks but nothing can be done about it.
—a politician can’t actually do anything—
That’s what I’m hoping for.
People took a closer look and found him lacking, maybe like I did.
You mean say something like this in his inaugural address?
Heads would explode.
“Children’s lives would be harmed if a woman was president, Santorum coalitions director Jamie Johnson wrote—WOW”
Anyone seen the written comment by Johnson?? Link?
If this is true, I expect Santoum to crash and burn REAL fast.
I am really NO fan of RP, but if it’s him vs romney, I’m with you.
Sure, there should be no problem with a candidate that is praising traitors, published decades of racist vile loony newsletters, blamed the US for 9/11 and panders to the Truther kook fringe, sympathizes with the Occupy parasites, participating on conspiracy nut shows, worked closely with Soros and Barney Frank, is supported by Democrats, foilhats, white supremacists, and the fringe of society, trashes of the US Constitution, promotes dope use, promotes dangerous isolationism and the gutting of US defense and support Iranian and terrorist nukes?
What could possibly go wrong?
Tell me vooch, there always has been, is now and always will be a dominant world military power. What nation or group would you like to see become that power in Paul gets his way with gutting ours?
As I mentioned in an earlier post. I’m not a fan of RP, but I’ll pick him over Romney. Your post makes good points and, coupled with what I said above, gives you a sense of where I am regarding Romney.
CNN will host.
Maybe Newt has changed and maybe not, he is my second after Paul, but clearly Paul has been a constitution conservative his entire time in D.C. Consistency over the long haul, even when unpopular, means something.
Not sure when this comment was made, but Bachman responded to it. It may be a dated comment, but nonetheless, STUPID comment.
True....a Catholic Yankee is a hard sell down here.
A few years back was smack dab in the middle of his 15 years of living off his connections as a govt establishment insider.
It is impossible, IMO, for a lover of American history and our constitution to sit back and watch America be destroyed.
I respect your opinion, but imo Newt has been doing exactly that ever since he left office (when not promoting global warming & health care entitlements) and ran for president to help his book sales and feed his ego.
What a great speech, I can see Paul making such a speech and yes heads would explode. Wouldn’t it be great to have a free country again?
Why would GOP women be voting for Romney?
Oh Ok, thanks, not sure if that is any better then Fox at this point.