Skip to comments.Rasmussen Poll National (Santorum 39%, Romney 27%)
Posted on 02/15/2012 9:30:10 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
Follow the bouncing ball. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has now bounced to a 12-point lead over Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters finds Santorum with 39% support to the former Massachusetts governors 27%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich follows from a distance with 15% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with 10%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Just over a week ago, it was Romney leading the pack with 34% after his win in the Florida Primary, followed by Gingrich 27%, Santorum 18% and Paul 11%. But then last week Santorum swept GOP caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota and a non-binding primary in Missouri as Gingrich continues to stumble in the race to be the conservative alternative to Romney.
Perhaps more tellingly, Santorum now trounces Romney 55% to 34% in a one-on-one matchup among likely GOP primary voters. This is the first time any challenger has led Romney nationally in a head-to-head match-up. Santorum also leads Romney head-to-head in Michigan.
Nationally, Romney still wins 47% to 38% paired against Gingrich and 47% to 42% running against only Paul.
(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...
Looks like Santorum is bouncing Romney right outta there.
What’s amazing is that no matter what poll you look at Rommney is always hovering within a few points of 25%. Basically, conservatives: 73% rinos: 27%
More GOOD NEWS!!!
Will the RINO elite and RINO pundits support Santorum or silently support Barry?
Santorum just stayed in there and didn't quit.
A lesson to all not to quit. Never surrender. Perry shouldn't have let the media push him out. ditto for Palin.
add Newts 15% to the 39% of Santorum and you get an absolute majority consensus forming around Santorum and against mittens of 54%
the other lesson to be learned from all this... if you don’t play you can’t win.
Palin made a big mistake
GREAT AD!!! Contrast this with how Gingrich fought back against Rombo...Gingrich came across looking angry and desperate ...Santorum’s ad NAILS the Rino while still looking presidential.... excellent
Wow!!!!Has any candidate in this cycle surpassed Romney like this?
Yep you nailed it. We Republicans have got an awesome cheerleeding squad. Some of them are literally beautiful. Too bad all the good and great players only want to cheer lead and yell advice from the sidelines, and only the bums and b-team players want to be quarterback.
Will the negative ads work this time? I’m leaning no.
Romney’s got his hands full managing those flying monkeys. You know, Karl Rove and Ann Coulter can only do so much! ;-)
I wish I wasn't so retarded about being able to post pix here like I can do with links. But I sometimes hand out these little cards to my students who are on the bubble and might be failing a class (I teach high school government & economics): It's a picture of a large bird swallowing a frog. The frog is halfway down the gullet of the bird but his hands are outside the birds mouth and locked around the bird's throat. "Never Surrender" is the quote below. I wish I could post that here.
Time to rally around the ONE CANDIDATE who can defeat Romney and draws sharp contrast between the GOP and O-Jackass.
I didn't want Santorum to give up two weeks ago, and I don't want Newt to give up now. I'll support either one, although I prefer Newt, but I want them both to fight it out and polish their skills a bit longer, if that does not increase the risk that we will be stuck with Romney as the nominee. By Super Tuesday we should have an answer.
Meaning that Newt was *never* ahead of Romney in one of Rasmussen's national polls, not even after winning South Carolina. Newt may have some exceptional qualities but electability, particularly nationwide, is not one of them.
The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can support the best remaining candidate left.
Wow. Santorum is taking cotes from not only Newt, but Romney as well.
Agreed! Gingrich made terrible strategy errors in the way he went after Romney. He actually hit on the head in SC, but in FL went back to the populist anti-business stuff, and stupid stuff like pandering to hispanics.
He should have nailed Romney simply on his political record, and why he’s a weak candidate in November. I suppose that’s why this process works...it weeds out those with bad political instincts (Pawlenty and Huntsman), and those making bad tactical decisions (Gingrich and Bachmann).
Santorum was at what 4%?
But Santorum kept going.And now he leads.
And Palin has a million times more charisma than Santorum. Palin would be so far ahead now.
Palin , Cain, Perry, Bachmann, all allowed the liberal mainstream media to push them out of this race. They should have kept going but they all quit because of the media. Never surrender.
I’m curious how Newt is so toxic to women but Bill Clinton was so loved? It’s obviously not just the cheating. Was it because Newt cheated multiple times or because of how he announced it to his previous wives.
I actually think Coulter’s defense of Romneycare really has hurt Romney with conservative voters. It opened people’s eyes to what people have to do to pull Romney over the finish line. They have to throw conservative principles aside and defend indefensible government statism in order to defend Romney’s record of big government and centralized control.
Works for me.....ping..... :)
I really like Palin and would vote for her, but the truth is she has the same problem Gingrich has. Her negatives are too high.
FReepmail Antoninus to be added or removed.
1) Clinton's pro-abortion and welfare policies appealed more to single women and 2) Clinton was younger and had more sex appeal.
More. They actually ran that scenario: "Perhaps more tellingly, Santorum now trounces Romney 55% to 34% in a one-on-one matchup among likely GOP primary voters."
It's probably still smart to have a backup option until we know what the impact the coming Romney slime campaign has on Santorum and until we know for sure how Santorum will play in southern states.
Palin made a big mistake...
...no she didn’t...she cooly and calmly calculated that she had no shot at winning the presidency and determined to stay with her family rather than run some quixotic campaign like Gingrich or Paul...
I have a theory.
Remember all those early polls that had a “Generic Republican” beating Obama?
Maybe Santorum is generic. Kind of nondescript. Maybe a blank slate to most Americans.
Sarah Palin had less of chance than Santourm?
Palin is a million times more famous than Santorum.
And Sarah Palin has more charisma than any politician that I have seen.Santorum just seems like an average guy. Palin is very pretty also!
Does the GOP Congress surrender without a shot being fired when dealing with obama and the democrats. Bet the house payment on the Vichy elitist doing what the Vichy elitist do best, back stab and collaborate.
WE need someone who “won't give up” and who just keeps on truckin”, as it were. That is probably Santorum.
Cheer leading is much safer than playing quarterback
Who else is running??
Dear Gop Establishment,
Please buy a clue. The base does not support Mitt Romney.
Santorum is an excellent candidate with inconsequential baggage, sterling credentials, honesty about his beliefs, and the ability to campaign intensely when necessary.
He now leads this campaign by double digits and with Gingrich’s numbers, 54% of the base (more if Paul counted) does NOT want Romney.
This has repeated itself time and again.
Wake up call.
Nothing anyone can say to me , parroting the liberal media ,will make me believe that Sarah Palin could beat an average guy like Santorum, nor the rest of this field, including democrat Obama the marxist in chief.
That she quit is a huge mistake . She could have easily had it all.
Nothing anyone can say to me , parroting the liberal media ,will make me believe that Sarah Palin could NOT beat an average guy like Santorum, nor the rest of this field, including democrat Obama the marxist in chief.
That she quit is a huge mistake . She could have easily had it all.
Sarah Palin had less of chance than Santourm?..
...I neither said nor suggested any such thing...
Palin is a million times more famous than Santorum...
...never said nor suggested otherwise...
Palin is very pretty also!...
...Jennifer Lopez is pretty...should she run for POTUS based on that?... Your objective in making such a silly point is???
...FWIW, I think if the GOP is stupid enough to nominate Rick Santorum, a guy I actually admire immensely, Barack Obama wins in a landslide...my personal feelings for a candidate cannot be allowd to cloud my political judgment...
For you to say that I'm comparing a conservative governor of a State to a hollywood liberal actress who is not even a politician is ludicrous.