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Rasmussen Poll Ohio (Santorum 42%, Romney 24%)
Rasmussen ^ | 2/16/12 | staff

Posted on 02/16/2012 9:36:15 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to ride his polling momentum into Ohio where he leads Mitt Romney by nearly two-to-one in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Republicans in the state.

The new statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Santorum picking up 42% of the vote to Romney’s 24%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws 13% support, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul picks up 10%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

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KEYWORDS: churchlady; freeperheadsexplode; ohio; poll; rasmussen; santorum; whiner
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WOOT!

see ya Romney!

1 posted on 02/16/2012 9:36:25 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Super! Mitts in the pits. To stay, I hope.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 9:39:00 AM PST by dforest
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To: TexasFreeper2009

can newt hold off ron paul?

we need to get this over with...get on to obama....this primary season is killing us

lets get a guy and get him out there..


3 posted on 02/16/2012 9:39:30 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’d be glad to help you out but they frown on voting in two states in these parts. (well my conservative brethren do anyway)


4 posted on 02/16/2012 9:40:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: skaterboy

So true. Time to take on Obama.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 9:41:15 AM PST by dforest
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Good

Times.

Are.

Here.

(^ :


6 posted on 02/16/2012 9:44:15 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: skaterboy
.this primary season is killing us

The Left thought the same thing in '08 and look how that turned out. I'm not worried.

7 posted on 02/16/2012 9:45:51 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: cripplecreek; writer33

That reminds me,should I check and see if my Dad’s still on the voter rolls in Detroit? He passed away in 2010, wonder if he’s still listed or not.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 9:50:15 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“The Left thought the same thing in ‘08 and look how that turned out.”

Exactly! Hussein got elected. I’m worried.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 9:53:35 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Springman

I always check my voter registration status as elections approach.

No surprises.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 9:54:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Do you think negative ads are backfiring?


11 posted on 02/16/2012 9:58:34 AM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Wow! Ohio. This is some impressive news. Go Rick.

Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

12 posted on 02/16/2012 9:59:20 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m surprised. Here in Dayton, I haven’t seen much excitement for Santorum (certainly not any for Mitt).


13 posted on 02/16/2012 10:00:18 AM PST by LS
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To: TexasFreeper2009

14 posted on 02/16/2012 10:07:14 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“WOOT!

see ya Romney! “

Well said!

Woohoo!


15 posted on 02/16/2012 10:09:38 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“In a potential Election 2012 matchup, the president posts a 47% to 43% lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. If former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is the Republican nominee, the president leads 47% to 41%.”

Considering how many wrong decisions Pres. Obama has made, I’m amazed at this. The media is waiting for this primary to be over so they can REALLY attack the nominee.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 10:17:24 AM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: All

Conventional thinking is that the longer the primary drags on, the more it hurts the eventual nominee because they’ve had to fend off criticism from primary opponents as well as spend money to run against primary opponents.

That’s true, however, let’s just say one of the GOP candidates has already wrapped up the nomination. At this time, the media (who works on behalf of the Democrats), would only have to focus on demonizing, demagoguing, belitting, caricaturing 1 person. At this time, they still have to divide that time between mainly 3 people.

I’m kinda thinking that the longer the primary process, the better. Believe me, the media is going after the GOP candidates pretty hard right. Just think what it will be like when there’s only one to focus on.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 10:17:33 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: All

Conventional thinking is that the longer the primary drags on, the more it hurts the eventual nominee because they’ve had to fend off criticism from primary opponents as well as spend money to run against primary opponents.

That’s true, however, let’s just say one of the GOP candidates has already wrapped up the nomination. At this time, the media (who works on behalf of the Democrats), would only have to focus on demonizing, demagoguing, belitting, caricaturing 1 person. At this time, they still have to divide that time between mainly 3 people.

I’m kinda thinking that the longer the primary process, the better. Believe me, the media is going after the GOP candidates pretty hard right. Just think what it will be like when there’s only one to focus on.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 10:17:55 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: All

Conventional thinking is that the longer the primary drags on, the more it hurts the eventual nominee because they’ve had to fend off criticism from primary opponents as well as spend money to run against primary opponents.

That’s true, however, let’s just say one of the GOP candidates has already wrapped up the nomination. At this time, the media (who works on behalf of the Democrats), would only have to focus on demonizing, demagoguing, belitting, caricaturing 1 person. At this time, they still have to divide that time between mainly 3 people.

I’m kinda thinking that the longer the primary process, the better. Believe me, the media is going after the GOP candidates pretty hard right. Just think what it will be like when there’s only one to focus on.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 10:17:55 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I giggle with glee every time I see Romney fall in the polls. I will need some serious medication this fall when I watch Obozo’s numbers begin to plummet.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 10:18:03 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Springman
That reminds me,should I check and see if my Dad’s still on the voter rolls in Detroit? He passed away in 2010, wonder if he’s still listed or not.

My mother died in 2003 and voted in 2004 and 2006 and after three trips to the court house and her local precinct, and much bitching and writing to my congress critter, her name was finally removed.

I may have to check again this year, she may have pulled a Newt, and is alive again.

21 posted on 02/16/2012 10:19:23 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Also add to this that Obama cannot win without Pa. Pa. is sick of Obama and in a depression like Ohio and will vote for one of they're own.

GO SANTORUM!


22 posted on 02/16/2012 10:22:20 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The best part is the 8% undecided wont cover the difference between Romney and Santorum even including the margin of errors.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 10:23:47 AM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: FerociousRabbit

So you honestly believe Rick Santorum can beat Obama...? I just don’t see him having any popular support in the general election. Obama will coast to victory. I wish I was as optimistic as some on this site. :-|


24 posted on 02/16/2012 10:24:24 AM PST by ruschpa
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“In a potential Election 2012 matchup, the president posts a 47% to 43% lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. If former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is the Republican nominee, the president leads 47% to 41%.”

There is more than ample reason for people to be fed up with Pres. Obama and yet these are the numbers. It’s very disheartening.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 10:25:36 AM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: TexasFreeper2009

If true, then our “Saint Rick” could yet be a factor in the race. I am surprised at the opposition to him on this forum. I have wondered if he is not benefiting from organized Italian American political efforts but have seen nothing on that.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 10:26:54 AM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: GodfearingTexan

Well, on one hand, it’s easy to be disheartened. On the other, there’s something that tells me not to lie down and take it — FIGHT IT.

Time for ALL conservatives to rally, at some point, around ONE man. Then EVERYONE, and I mean everyone get out and work for this person — campaign, drive out the vote!

This is what dems do — they fight, tough and scrabble — they drag out everyone living and not living ...they do this, and we don’t do it.

Time to get in there and FIGHT FOR IT, and work for it — I believe it CAN be done, but the candidates can’t do it alone, not with the relentless attacks from the media. There has to be a populist backlash against all of it.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 10:30:40 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: All

28 posted on 02/16/2012 10:32:08 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: ruschpa

Newt or Rick can easily beat Obama as long as they don’t get off message — jobs, economy, debt, foreign policy, government intervention, government waste, broken promises, obscructionist Senate, Constitution trampling, rinse and repeat.

These are things that energize conservatives and a large number of independents.

Stay far, far away from any and all social issues. It is the only thing that ever energizes the Democrat base and turns many independents away.

There is a reason Obama is declaring war on the Catholic Church. He is trying to change the debate to motivate his base. Ever since the debate changed he began rising in the polls. If the Republicans can just stay on msg they can win.

As soon as they stray, they hand the election to the Marxist in Chief.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 10:39:15 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I really miss George Bush, warts and all.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 10:40:00 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Guess where I live, and guess who I’m gonna vote for. :)


31 posted on 02/16/2012 10:40:00 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Millions of us do.

Just talking to a lock repairman at our house this morning and he said the exact same thing as you did, Charles.

Leadership, Integrity, Morality, Grace, Patriotism, Class, Humor.....

I miss all those things.

32 posted on 02/16/2012 10:42:11 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Romney never had a high level of support. All along, his only hope was to split the conservative vote so that he would get a plurality.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 10:44:33 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Romney is obviously Obamas Plan “B”...
Rick must be Obamas Plan “C”...

Anything to keep Newt from becoming President..

Looks like the Democrat Party is surely Sodom...
Because it is looking like the republican party is Gomorrah..

America is quite Doped UP and is salivating over Porn in a hundred venues..
Some even think WEED is not DOPE.... and HOMOS do not perform Sodomy..


34 posted on 02/16/2012 10:46:40 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: FerociousRabbit
Stay far, far away from any and all social issues. It is the only thing that ever energizes the Democrat base and turns many independents away.

So, if a debate moderator or reporter asks Santorum: "do you favor gay marriage and abortion?"; should he say "yes", or "no comment", or what?

35 posted on 02/16/2012 10:48:31 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I think you miss the way America was when he was President. I know I sure do, but America was not the way it was BECAUSE of him. It was the way it was from what happened on 9/11. And what Bush did after. He doubled spending, the size and scope of Government and got us into two wars at once, instead of winning the first one, before starting the second.

Add to that, his effort to initiate TARP and the Bailouts of the MEGA Banks, was a fatal error that wound up forcing Obama into office. For that, I can no longer view him as even a moderately fair President.

36 posted on 02/16/2012 10:49:48 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Love your tagline! I’ll pray that right now! :)


37 posted on 02/16/2012 10:50:43 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ruschpa

I am excited to see that Santorum seems to be kicking Romney’s a$$, but I don’t believe that either Santorum or Romney can win against Obama.

I support Newt and I believe that if he were to win the presidency, he would be our best bet for turning our country around, however, I am no longer convinced that this country cares about it’s survival.....

I know that I am being pessimistic, but I find myself wondering less about what next November will look like, instead, I wonder what she will look like 4 years later.


38 posted on 02/16/2012 10:52:23 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

But...but...I didn’t think that Santorum had a ground game past Iowa. /s

Go Rick!


39 posted on 02/16/2012 10:56:32 AM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: skaterboy

A long primary is a good thing if solely for the publicity, exposure and building up name recognition. Obama was a household name by the time the primary was over. I can guarantee you if the name Barack Obama showed up on the ballot with little warning no one would have voted for him. As long as the media coverage isn’t devastatingly negative, it’s a plus to keep the candidates’ names in the news.


40 posted on 02/16/2012 10:59:52 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: Gator113
The Santorum supporters here are too busy crowing and celebrating victories that have not actually happened, to hear much of anything else.

But if they think the MSM hates Newt, just wait till they hear what the Left has in store for the “Reverend Rick” in the coming days. Just google “Santorum” and you will find out that there is a whole new definition of “NASTY” coming out against him.

41 posted on 02/16/2012 11:01:56 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: skaterboy

Amen to that.

Unfortunately, all four will be biting and chewing each other until the Convention.


42 posted on 02/16/2012 11:14:03 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Gator113

It amazes me how you can see in front of you the guy that can take Romney out. What does Newt have 13%? He is not going to take Romney out.

Santorum can. Santorum ain’t the cool guy, but neither is Newt.

I am embarrassed at conservatives around here for rejecting a gift and thinking that they know better than the people who are voting now. People are choosing Santorum for a reason. It must be a good one or they would reject him.

I can’t imagine how great it would be if we got behind a winner, bolstered him up to go against the degenerate, America hating Obama.

I used to think we could beat Obama if we nominated an arrogant jackass. I think people are looking for a decent and honest person they can trust, not another arrogant jackass.


43 posted on 02/16/2012 11:14:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: Sans-Culotte

“So, if a debate moderator or reporter asks Santorum: “do you favor gay marriage and abortion?”; should he say “yes”, or “no comment”, or what?”

In a debate or interview they should answer the question and move on. They should not, however, make it the central theme of their campaigns, ads or stump speeches. They just need to attack Obama on things that most Americans can agree on. Spending, the debt, etc.


44 posted on 02/16/2012 11:15:38 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: ruschpa

None of them generate much excitement overall, but Santorum does energize the conservative base more than the others.

It appears Gingrich has run his course and is losing relevancy, except to draw support from Santorum. Plus, Newt is double-digits behind Obama in every swing state. His negatives are way too high to be competitive.


45 posted on 02/16/2012 11:22:52 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Nothing new here. The “media” would be doing the same to any conservative nominee.


46 posted on 02/16/2012 11:26:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Now if we could just get the idiot to drop out.....</sarcasm>
47 posted on 02/16/2012 11:27:29 AM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: Theodore R.
I am surprised at the opposition to him on this forum.

It is not him they oppose but the God that he declares.

48 posted on 02/16/2012 11:34:27 AM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: FerociousRabbit
Stay far, far away from any and all social issues. It is the only thing that ever energizes the Democrat base and turns many independents away.

Nonsense. There's a reason Democrats try to keep gay marriage referendums off of the ballot, especially during an important election. Those issues energize the conservative base. Obama is trying to make birth control the issue, because abortion is an increasingly loser issue for the libs. I don't think we want to be talking about birth control per se, but abortion and gay marriage are winning issues for us. This episode with the church needs to be played out as Obamacare giving the government control over our lives. If they came for the church on this, who will they come after next? And what's to stop a conservative president from stepping in and deciding to ban birth control if they have this much power over health care? The argument can be made to both sides of the aisle.

49 posted on 02/16/2012 11:39:05 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

50 posted on 02/16/2012 11:40:10 AM PST by agrace
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