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Among TRUE CONSERVATIVES, NEWT TAKES IT AT 46%, ROMNEY LAST AT 11%
Fox News ^ | 1/31/2012 | Fox News

Posted on 01/31/2012 5:48:18 PM PST by time4good

I came home and was totally bummed by the results so far. I looked for anything on FR to cheer me up. Finally I succumbed and went to the former-other favorite website Drudge and begrudgingly clicked on the 'Landslide' article - blah blah blah and there, at the very bottom - I found my glimmer of hope: In a positive sign for Gingrich, exit polls showed evangelical voters trending for the former House speaker. The exit polls showed Gingrich with 40 percent among that group, and Romney with 36 percent.

But the margin was wider for Romney among seniors and Hispanics. Half of the seniors polled were supporting Romney, while 35 percent backed Gingrich. Romney also led Gingrich 56-29 percent among Hispanic voters, the largest minority in the state, exit polling showed.

Voters overwhelmingly went for Romney among those who said winning in November is the most important quality in a Republican nominee. But for voters who valued "true conservative" credentials as their top quality, Gingrich led with 46 percent, followed by Santorum at 26 percent and Paul at 16 percent. Among those voters, Romney was last with 11 percent.

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It ticks me off that the masses are so blind. But we true conservatives really do know the difference. There is NO reason that Rush should not eat some crow tomorrow and admit what he is always spouting that conservatism wins every time - EXCEPT WHEN THE LIES ARE NOT DENOUNCED BY THOSE WITH A MEGAPHONE!!
1 posted on 01/31/2012 5:48:25 PM PST by time4good
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To: time4good

A local radio guy here in LA said that there was a poll that showed 51% of Florida Republicans described themselves as moderates. Only 29% said they were Conservatives.

If that’s true, Newt never had a chance.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 5:51:15 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: time4good

This is immensely encouraging


3 posted on 01/31/2012 5:51:32 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: time4good

If Rush tells us to support Romney to make sure that Obama doesn’t win, we’ll know he has really jumped the shark.

You are probably having trouble finding posts cuz we are all engrossed in watching Fashion Police on E. At least I am. :-)


4 posted on 01/31/2012 5:52:10 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: time4good

It’s over. If Gingrich can’t win a major state like Florida, he won’t win the nomination. And I voted for Gingrich.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 5:58:10 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well, it would be if evangelicals were a majority in the country

but they aren’t

so it isn’t


6 posted on 01/31/2012 6:00:35 PM PST by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Mountain Mary

Limbaugh has said he wants the fight to go on for months.
He has said he will vote for whoever is the nominee in November.
I used to feel that way but I will not vote for Romney, ever.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 6:01:39 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: AlmaKing

I hope not. But, if Romney wins the primary, Obama likely wins the general.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 6:02:04 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: time4good

We true conservatives need to devise a strategy for November. I just heard Mittens say that he will have a united party at the National Convention in August. I take huge exception to that.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 6:03:39 PM PST by bergmeid (ABR 2012)
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To: AlmaKing

It is NOT over, Alma. Not by long stretch.

This was a winner take all state. The next primaries are proportional ... Newt can run up delegates as fast as Mitt.

If Santorum drops out, that could shake things up. If Newt changes his game any, that could change things up. Newt is up nationally and up with high margins in some states.

This is an ETERNITY in politics until the nomination!!


10 posted on 01/31/2012 6:03:54 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: AlmaKing

Gingrich is not leaving the race.
A candidate needs over 1000 delegates and Romney has about 75, there is a long way to go.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 6:04:43 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Mountain Mary
jumped the shark

Interestingly, that episode of Happy Days was on one of my Direct TV stations this evening.

I turned the channel. (But it brought back dumb memories. :>)

12 posted on 01/31/2012 6:05:46 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: time4good

We need to send a SERIOUS nessage to all RINOs. Supporting them blindly against Obama will get us bupkis in the end.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 6:06:12 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: time4good

Interesting that Gingerich took almost all of the “old Florida” counties right up through the center of the state from the Everglades north across the Panhandle. Many of those counties called “cracker” country by the LSM. The conservative base holds. Just not enough of us in the big city population areas of transplanted yankees.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 6:06:19 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: time4good

This isn’t over until someone wins 1,050 delegates.

And if its Romney, I ain’t voting


15 posted on 01/31/2012 6:06:41 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: time4good

Which proves what Ive been saying..true conservatives will NOT vote for Romney in the general election, it will be just like 2008, McCain didnt get enough Conservative votes and neither will Romney, gee you would have thought people would have learned their lesson by now and stop nominating liberals with R’s next to their name


16 posted on 01/31/2012 6:06:59 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

The fact that evangelical “true” conservatives could even consider Newt shows how huge a hypocrites they are. This man has cheated on two women that we know of while flaming Clinton.

Before you start yelling that I am a Mittens guy, I am not I like Santorum. Newt is toxic and would suffer the worst defeat in a presidential election ever. I know many good conservatives in my circle who would stay home if he were the nominee.


17 posted on 01/31/2012 6:07:14 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: GR_Jr.

A lot of Conservatives didn’t vote in the primary. Do you remember who elected Reagan? Conservative Democrats.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 6:07:41 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: AlmaKing

Not so, read post 14.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 6:08:09 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: GR_Jr.

Florida is at least 65% retired Massholes running away from Estate taxes. 6 Months and 1 day of residency is all it takes per year. They come back here and vote twice.

If FLA wants to be a true “bellweather” state, they’ll knock of all of this early voting crap and require actual citzenship.

New Yawkahs do the same in spades... they are the truly deranged, nasty “committed” Lieberals.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 6:09:20 PM PST by acapesket
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To: bergmeid
I will NOT vote for Mitt Romney. Hopefully Gingrich will pull this out. Otherwise I'm looking for a third party candidate.
21 posted on 01/31/2012 6:10:37 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: GeronL

In the general election I plan to write in Newt and vote conservative for everybody down all the way to local dog catcher. Screw Mittens and the horse he rode in on.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 6:11:02 PM PST by bergmeid (ABR 2012)
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To: svcw

Romney needs 1,245 delegates. Yes, there is a long way to go. He only won in NH and Fla. 2 out of 4 is not a mandate..the fight is just beginning


23 posted on 01/31/2012 6:12:25 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: acapesket

Florida is nothing like the rest of the US and has more in common with California than fly over country.

Mitt will have his night, and will do well in the Mormon heavy states coming up in February, but in March the smile will be wiped off his smug face when the race shifts back to the South.


24 posted on 01/31/2012 6:12:47 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: bergmeid

Willie Mitty’s like minded ;iberal Daddy only got 40 votes at the convention to conservative Goldwaters 800

The spectre of his Dadddy’s defeat is hanging over Romney Jr like the Sword of Damocles


25 posted on 01/31/2012 6:12:53 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney has stolen the primary in Florida from the man the people really want and need ???)
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To: svcw

In order to win Fla a lot of Romney was exposed and it was ugly, no more nice guy nice family looks presidential, that was pulled aside and no going back. It will only get worse for him. Don’t you know a lot of early voters would like to have it back.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 6:13:42 PM PST by maranatha (Texas really is unlike any other place)
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To: time4good

So a “true conservative” is someone that agrees with Newt’s position for the last several years that there should be an individual mandate?

You shouldn’t be confused that the above question means I supported Romney.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 6:17:39 PM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: time4good

A 4% “win” among evangelicals? That’s no win.
That’s a split vote of no impact.

Beat Obama.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 6:17:39 PM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: time4good

In other words there are very few voters looking for a true conservative in FL and that small group really like Newt.


29 posted on 01/31/2012 6:18:20 PM PST by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican for Palin)
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To: LibsRJerks
This is an ETERNITY in politics until the nomination!!

As for Florida? ....Next!

30 posted on 01/31/2012 6:18:20 PM PST by caww
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To: time4good

One of the problems with seniors is they remember Newt all too well. My folks don’t have a favorable view of Newt.

But then they don’t care for Romney either.

Most of the senior probably voted for who they thought could win. The TV experts tell them and thats what they do.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 6:18:30 PM PST by dforest
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To: svcw

Short of Satan himself entering the race, this feels very much over.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 6:18:30 PM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: bergmeid

Lets just make the old saying “all politics is local” true if Romney is the nominee.

Primary the rinos (the supporters of the credit card increase in August), sweep the house and senate elections.

A conservative/Tea Party majority in both houses means a liberal president can go along or pout.

I’m ready for a government shutdown/showdown. Let freedom ring on election day.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 6:18:48 PM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: maranatha; katiedidit1

You both are correct.
It is going to get bloody, and Gingrich is the man to do it.
Romney let everyone know who he really is, and that is good.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 6:19:40 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: time4good

is Floriduh an OPEN PRIMARY???????

GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 01/31/2012 6:19:55 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: AlmaKing
"... It’s over. If Gingrich can’t win a major state like Florida, he won’t win the nomination. And I voted for Gingrich."

Might as well throw in the minor states too: In Nevada, we're a caucus state and Romney will flat out destroy Gingrich here if it ever gets that far. Ron Paul may even beat them all.

36 posted on 01/31/2012 6:20:01 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: AlmaKing
Yup, throw in the towel. It's over......NOT!

A poll showed 51% of Florida Republicans described themselves as Moderates. Only 29% say they are Conservative......this was Willard's state all along.

Newt won big among Conservatives 45% to Ricks 23%, to Paul's 13% and Romney’s 11%

Wait until we get to the states where 50% + of the Republican electorate is Conservative (the south, OH, WY, ID, MT UT, KS, NE, ND, SD, and even PA and OH). Romney wil drop faster than a stone in a well.

Pick your self back up and FIGHT! Don't let the condescending prick ORomney win.

GO NEWT!

37 posted on 01/31/2012 6:20:05 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: AlmaKing
In 1976, Gerald Ford beat Ronald Reagan in Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Florida, and Illinois before Reagan edged him out in North Carolina. In the end, neither candidate had enough delegates to secure the nomination outright and it came down to a vote at the GOP Convention.

Don't get too discouraged; Newt still has a very real chance at winning the nomination, or at the very least taking it to the floor of the Convention.

Super Tuesday is still six weeks away (March 6), so I won't start getting worried until after that date. Between now and then we have votes in Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. Then on Super Tuesday, we have votes in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia, with Wyoming holding their caucus from March 6-11.

38 posted on 01/31/2012 6:21:23 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: acapesket

EXACTLY!!! You figure in all these factors ...then look at the Romney vs. non-Romney vote of 52 to 47 and you MIGHT get a truer picture of where things lie.

This early voting stuff is fraud-LITE.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 6:22:47 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: GR_Jr.

Does anyone know if the Florida primary was an open primary or closed?


40 posted on 01/31/2012 6:22:49 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: AlmaKing

Oh for heaven’s sake - it’s only one state. There are 46 more to go and Newt will win many of those.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 6:23:54 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: ducttape45

closed


42 posted on 01/31/2012 6:24:14 PM PST by PatriotGirl827 (Lord Jesus, direct my mind, possess my heart, transform my life)
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To: time4good
This Florida vote would have helped Newt for sure, but it's not over. I am with Newt, take this all the way to the convention. The GOP-e, Rove, Morris and the belt way will tell you it's over, but if Newt can take enough delegates to keep FlipFlop Moderate Romney, who lost 17 races out of 22 in his life time as a politician, from getting the nomination, it will go to the convention. Santorum hasn't left nor has Paul, so why should Newt get out?

Also, Romney doubled down and played dirty Ted Kennedy negative ads to win Florida. He learned from the best while he was Taxachusetts Gov. This is far from over, let it continue and lets not give Romney a free ride. Lets make him spend his money.

43 posted on 01/31/2012 6:24:15 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: ducttape45

Open. So I bet a good number of RATS voted for Willard.


44 posted on 01/31/2012 6:24:25 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: USAFJeeper

Santorums numbers are way down. He won Iowa on a fluke and he got a free pass. The other candidates are not running ads or attacking him. He is a huge earmark KING..even voted to fund the National Endowment for the Arts and increase their funding. He was named as porker of the month by citizens against govt waste and they are a taxpayer watchdog group that ususally name dems. NO to Little Ricky..he should go home to his daughter and family. GO NEWT!


45 posted on 01/31/2012 6:24:39 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: time4good

They just ran that stat on CNN too....

I don’t believe it but I’m watching freakin’ CNN- watched fox for a second - Brit Hume came on and that was about that - click*


46 posted on 01/31/2012 6:24:48 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
"... Between now and then we have votes in Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. Then on Super Tuesday, we have votes in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia, with Wyoming holding their caucus from March 6-11."

"YEAAAAGHHH!"

-- Howard Dean, 2000.

(Same results for Gingrich, I expect.)

47 posted on 01/31/2012 6:26:26 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

We shall see.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 6:31:03 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: katiedidit1

And Newt isn’t a Washington lizard? He is a huge slimeball, and I say that as a Georgia resident now. People here would have to think before pissing on Newt if he was on fire. The people who know him best.

The same slug who sat on a park bench with San Fran Nan, who attacked Ryans budget? Tell me real conservatives are not putting their hopes in a Freddie Mac “consultant” who profited as the housing market guttered. A philandering bore who spouts every “moon colony” idea that he thinks of.

Help get Santorum back in the fight, don’t settle for this piece of work.


49 posted on 01/31/2012 6:34:35 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: AlmaKing
[It’s over. If Gingrich can’t win a major state like Florida, he won’t win the nomination. And I voted for Gingrich]

It is not over. In 1976 Reagan didn't start winning till N. Carolina. He came within a handful of votes of winning. Newt has already won S. Carolina. He needs to get back on message. Economic growth, reduce debt, anti Obama.

He spent too much time on defense. Let the Super Pacs handle the negative stuff. When unfairly accused, explain it once quickly, then laugh it off kinda like Reagan, there they go again with the inaccurate statements, and pivot to get to the message.

50 posted on 01/31/2012 6:34:41 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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