Skip to comments.CNN/Time Poll: Race for South Carolina tightening
Posted on 01/18/2012 1:38:33 PM PST by TBBT
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - With three days to go until the first-in-the south primary, Mitt Romney remains in the lead in the Palmetto State, but according to a new poll, his advantage over Newt Gingrich is rapidly shrinking.
A CNN/Time/ORC International poll indicates that 33% of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters say they are backing Romney, with 23% supporting Gingrich. The former Massachusetts governor's 10 point advantage over the former House speaker is down from a 19 point lead two weeks ago. According to the survey, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is at 16%, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is at 13%, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands at 6%.
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"Gingrich appears to be the only candidate with momentum as the race in South Carolina enters the final few days," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Support for Romney and Santorum appears to be slipping, and Paul and Perry seem flat. Gingrich, however, has gained ground and cut Romney's lead in half since early January."
Nearly all the interviews were conducted before the Palin's Tuesday night remarks and before Monday night's presidential debate. Most pundits agree that Gingrich had a strong performance at the debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. At the same showdown, Romney came under attack by his rivals for hedging on whether he would release his tax returns.
The poll in South Carolina was conducted for CNN and Time magazine by ORC International from January 13-17, with 505 voters who are likely to vote in the Republican primary questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Momentum, momentum, momentum...
This is YOUR LAST CHANCE to defeat Romney, folks.
It’s your choice.
Either your gather under ONE candidate, or it’s over.
Some notes (I already read the internals)
1. The most conservative part of the state is the Lowcountry (area between Charleston and Savannah). The internals by region list Lowcontry numbers as N/A.
2. Poll was conducted the 13th through the 17th. Only one day was after the debate.
Given those very large disadvantages/biases, I’d say Newt is doing pretty well only down 10.
Since this a 4 day poll it doesn’t tell us as much. Did Gingrich’s gains occur in the last two days indicating a stronger surge, or was it a smaller steady increase over the 4 days?
The poll also Santorum starting to slide... When did that occur?
“Either your gather under ONE candidate, or its over.”
“we all gotta back Noot”.
Why not be honest about it?
I’m backing Santorum. He’s earned my vote. Newt has not.
Gingrich is the only choice...warts and all...and wow, he does have warts.
Romney, at heart, is a big government liberal who will accomodate the Democrats and take the government into insolvency. He will do it slower than Obama, but he will do it.
Gingrich will fight. He will fight Obama and like Lincoln followed Stephan Douglas around until Douglas agreed to a series of debates...Obama will have no choice. Without a teleprompter The One is history.
Please, South Carolina, vote for Gingrich.
“The poll also Santorum starting to slide... When did that occur?”
Do I have to post the old polls - again?
He was at 16 before.
Then you are voting for Romney...
“According to the survey, which was also released Tuesday, Romney stood at 43%, with Santorum at 19%, Gingrich 18%, Paul 9% and Perry at 2%.”
Did you miss this, TBBT?
Santorum’s second in FL.
Tell me which one has the conservative viewpoint?
First of all... Are you a S.C. resident?
. . . just like you are voting for Obama.
We need all conservatives to coalesce around our leading conservative in South Carolina to defeat the establishment’s RINO!!
Don’t let RINO Romney leave South Carolina with the big MO!!
Go, NEWT!! Take the wind out of Romney’s sails!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
You heard it right here folks. If you vote for anyone other than Newt - you’re supporting Romney.
I’ve noticed that the polls move when the spotlight switches to the state having the primary. I imagine that will happen in Fla too.
“Im backing Santorum. Hes earned my vote. Newt has not.”
Then I’m sure you will be very happy when Romney loses to Obama, as well, then?
HOPEY-CHANGEY! (And all that crap.)
I’m in TX.
The who you are going to vote for is irrelevant.