Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Leading Polls in Florida [Pollster: "I Think If Romney Wins This, It's Over For Newt"]
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:46:19 PM PST by Steelfish
Mitt Romney Leading Polls in Florida Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of Newt Gingrich in Florida with a nine-point lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. 'I think if Romney wins this, it's over for Newt,' one pollster says.
Fearful GOP leaders pray Newt Gingrich can be stopped in Florida
By Paul West January 27 After months of gyrating front-runners and inconclusive voter tests, a victory by Mitt Romney in the looming Florida primary would send the 2012 campaign down a well-worn path pointing the most established GOP contender toward a highly competitive race against President Obama in the fall election.
If Newt Gingrich wins, the contours of the battle would be radically different: a prolonged intraparty struggle unlike any the GOP has seen in decades, pitting the former House speaker as an insurgent force against many present and former elected officials he once led, with unpredictable consequences in November if he is the nominee.
Romney has, for now at least, pulled ahead of Gingrich in the roller-coaster campaign for Florida. An opinion survey of Florida Republicans, released Friday by Quinnipiac University, showed Romney leading Gingrich by nine points, 38% to 29%. Rep. Ron Paul and former Sen. Rick Santorum were far back, at 14% and 12%, respectively.
"I think if Romney wins this, it's over for Newt," said John McLaughlin, a veteran Republican pollster who is unaffiliated in the presidential campaign. Looking ahead, Romney has the advantage in the Feb. 4 Nevada caucuses and other, largely symbolic contests next month, including a nonbinding Feb. 7 primary in Missouri, where Gingrich failed to qualify for the ballot.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!
Quinnipiac University - bad track record ...PPPoll better but will not release if until tomorrow and might not at all.
Over??!! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
February 4, 2012
Nevada (caucus) GO NEWT!
February 411, 2012
Maine (caucus) GO NEWT!
February 7, 2012
Colorado (caucus) GO NEWT!
Minnesota (caucus) GO NEWT!
Missouri (primary) GO NEWT! ..at their caucus later when it counts for delegates
February 28, 2012
Arizona (primary) GO NEWT!
Michigan (primary) ..Willard can have these libs out of pity
March 3, 2012
Washington (caucus) GO NEWT!
March 6, 2012 (Super Tuesday)
Alaska (caucus) GO NEWT!
Georgia (primary) GO NEWT!
Idaho (caucus) ..Mormons for Willard the Lib
Massachusetts (primary) ..Libs for the Lib
North Dakota (caucus) GO NEWT!
Ohio (primary) GO NEWT!
Oklahoma (primary) GO NEWT!
Tennessee (primary) GO NEWT!
Newt’s got your over!
Just like the polls pointed to a Newt victory in SC last week, this time they are all pointing to a pretty easy Mitt victory in FL. All the recent polls are in the 7-9 point range. Of course, anything can happen in this wild roller coaster called the republican nomination. And a lot of early voting may skew poll results.
“I Think If Romney Wins This (Florida), It’s Over For Newt”
Well, we have not yet begun to fight!!
Rebellion is on!!
Go, tea party!!
Damn the RINOs, full steam ahead!!
Live free or die!!
Newt was just on Greta, and he said that even if he loses in Florida it is not over. In fact he laughed when she asked him about it, basically saying this is just the beginning.
He’s not going away without a fight.
We really need a single nationwide primary. Having a few states decide the candidate sucks.
But who has the best chance of beating “The One”?
If these "GOP establishment" types, using the Left's tactics, force a Romney candidacy, then they must be held accountable for the consequences, including the loss of liberty for their posterity.
The Fall campaign will be a battle of ideas. Romney is no ideas warrior.
Obama understands the foundations of his ideology, and he understands how to frame those ideas in a manner that is misleading and appealing to those whom he wishes to enslave to government.
Romney shows no capacity for understanding nor articulating the ideas essential to liberty, and the way he frames what he does understand does not excite passion.
Oh, how we need a Jefferson or an Adams!
I saw the results of a Gallup? poll (If memory serves...) right here on FR early this A.M. stating that Newt had a 12 point lead on Willard. These polls are as scattered as shot from an old blunderbuss!
It was over for Newt when Romney won Iowa /s.
Gosh, I really dislike you.
Newt leads nationally.
When Sanatorium drops, most of his votes will go with Newt — putting him well ahead.
Just for once I’d like to see the establishment “moderate” Republicans be forced to give in and unite behind a conservative candidate.
including a nonbinding Feb. 7 primary in Missouri, where Gingrich failed to qualify for the ballot.
WTH? Are you saying that Newt won’t be on the ballot in Missouri? I swear this could end up being a terrible campaign. How can he not get on these states? I hear there are like 5 states that he failed to make the ballot to a total of 500 delegates. How did he allow this to happen? Sheesh. We are in the most important election of our lives and a professional primary and our guy can’t even do the most basic requirement of running for President....get on 50 state ballots. So frustrating.
Missouri (primary) GO NEWT! ..at their caucus later when it counts for delegates
Good luck with that. Newt is not even on the ballot. Oh and Newt won’t win Nevada of all states. He won last time by 81 percent.
“Having a few states decide the candidate sucks.”
Especially when they are states like Florida; God’s waiting room; where the gullible old f@rts can’t wait until all the candidates have made their case, but rather just HAVE TO run out waaay early, and waste their vote by voting based on the mainslime media’s hype in favor of a Rino such as Willard.
Even if, say, it was over for Newt... do they think for one minute that it would then be “over” (ie., clear sailing) for Romney and the GOP?
They still haven’t figured us out.
So far we have only heard from 3 states, 4 counting Fla, there are 46 states still to hear from so this is no where near over. It fact it is just getting started. relax get some beer and popcorn it is going to be a long fight.
Not any more than it was over when the Japs had us stymied for a while in the Battle of the Bulge! ;o)
But if Newt wins, we will be told that Florida was irrelevant, then the next state up will become the "must win" state for Newt. However, Romney doesn't have a "must win" state apparently, I guess he can lose the next 10 in a row and still be the presumed nominee by the media.
“Over” my ass. FL is only 50 delegates. And the elites don’t make the rules any longer.
Romney will not get a free pass in those states, Paul in on the ballet too.
New Hampshire-Blue State- Romney
South Carolina- Red State- Newt
Florida- Purple State at Best
I mean they even got half there delegates taken away, I am sick of have 4 states determine the fate of the rest, and once the other states have had enough, we are in for some bad times my friends.
They can’t kill us.
We won’t capitulate or surrender.
We’ve had enough, and they won’t know what to do!
It’s not in their consultants play book.
Rock on Free Republic!
FL is a huge symbolic prize. Winning, particularly sizeably, will put Romney back on track and give him the momentum to have this all wrapped up neatly for Super Tuesday. It's just the psychology of these things.
February has almost no debates and Romney-friendly territory like Mormon-heavy Nevada and Michigan where he was born and daddy was governor.
The only real chance of keeping this nomination battle going is to rob Romney of a win in FL.
Palin warned similarly in her Facebook post today. She and I agree -- ongoing competition and vetting makes the nominee stronger.
If you want Santorum or Paul and don't like Newt, but live in FL and want to see Romney not seize the nomination after just four states, vote Newt to put him over the top.
Deny the establishment their victory. Fight back.
Mitt won't be on the primary ballot in Missouri.
But...it's a meaningless primary. Only a straw vote. The delegates will be assigned by a caucus scheduled for March -- in which Gingrich will participate.
How is it over for Newt. He will only be down by 30 or so delegates? I’m sick of this Brainwashing B.S.
We have the VOTES! Not Romney! We just need to get Santorum to take one for the team! Gingrich has earned this moment. If you don’t know the history of Newt Gingrich then you need to do some homework and find out. Rick’s time can come later.
in which Gingrich will participate.
God- should He so choose.
He may be looking to see what kind of spine and spirit we have, though.
We know how the Book ends; we just don’t know when and where and how soon it ends.
I intend to fight and advocate until I breathe no longer.
If Newt doesn’t contest every single primary and caucus I would lose all respect for him. Let’s see how much of a fighter he is. I have already accepted that Romney will pull out FLA but there’s a long way to go after that and some very favorable stretches for Newt.
Is fla a winner take all state? If so then yeah everyone needs to vote Newt.
For the life of me I cannot understand what is going on. When did we give the power to nominate our President to an elite group?
Why are they fighting the will of the people?
What the crap has happened?
And do they think we are so stupid to vote they way they command?
Are we Americans and will we put up with this?
I am getting angry
I think they believe Gingrich’s momentum will be slowed if he loses FL, funds would dry, and its all over.
Florida and Ohio are two very important states because they can go either GOP or democrat. And both have large electoral votes.
That pic I posted in post #2 REALLY has me pissed!!
What are the chances of the THREE of them having a meeting FOUR DAYS before the Florida primary??????
Tell me now how it DOESNT look like a conspiracy against the Tea Party and Newt.
Get Romney nominated, NO MORE conservative Tea Party backed candidate.
Set Romney up like a Little League T-Ball for Obama to hit outta the park in November, and THEN Jeb gets his 2016 shot with the Tea Party officially dead.
(....oooops..forgot my Reynolds Wrap cap.....)
Gallup is accurate, but a national poll should not be compared to a state poll.
The lame-stream media is going to run with Romney’s unreported Swiss bank account all weekend, so that will take Myth down some..
1. Newt IS on the MO caucus ballot that COUNTS
2. Newt is polling very well in Nevada home of Adelson who’s already given Newt’s camp $10 mil.
3. Newt loses a chance at VA delegates ONLY. Period.
‘I think if Romney wins this, it’s over for Newt,’
That is exactly what I said, word for word, at the end of last night’s debate.
Ping to my post #38.
OVER? there are 46 states left sfter florida and three other candidates with plenty of fire in their bellies. This ain’t over.
“So far we have only heard from 3 states, 4 counting Fla, there are 46 states still to hear from so this is no where near over.”
Yeah, it will be, if Newt loses.
If Newt loses Tuesday, the other states don’t matter, the meme will have been set, and the money will dry up.
Yeah, but FL lost half of their total delegates (was 100, now only 50) which is a good thing if Willard squeaks out a win.
Remember, TX has over 150 delegates which will go to Newt :)
Enough already with the pings Jim. I have asked nicely to be removed from your ping list.
I can read the news on Newt...
But santorum won Iowa not Willard.
Romney is a technician. Gingrich is a philosopher.
They have power and since they got that, they have money (see: “Crony Capitalism” by Sarah Palin 09/11 Indianola, Iowa).
They can lift and empower and enrich who they choose.
We threaten that. When there’s enough to go around and our future seems secure, we tend to work and sleep and tend to our lives and families.
When things get uncomfortable for us, we start to get riled up....