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Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)
Examiner ^ | 02-19-2012 | Mike Delrio

Posted on 02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by parksstp

A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP.

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Santorum - 40 Gingrich - 27 Paul - 18 (story has wrong count) Romney (5) Total Votes - 100

This was in Coweta County. Apparentally this is a suburb of Atlanta

1 posted on 02/19/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by parksstp
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To: parksstp

Uh oh!


2 posted on 02/19/2012 2:52:37 PM PST by montag813
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3 posted on 02/19/2012 2:53:07 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: parksstp

Looks like Obama wins 4 more years.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 2:53:36 PM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: Krankor

“Looks like Obama wins 4 more years.”

Why, you think Newt will win the primary?

Santorum has an excellent shot at 0 if he’s the nominee. :-)


5 posted on 02/19/2012 2:55:34 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: Krankor

Better Santorum than “Rockefeller Republican” Gingrich, No? Try this

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1412426353001/newt-gingrich-caught-in-a-lie/?intcmp=sem_outloud


6 posted on 02/19/2012 2:56:56 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: parksstp

I wish I could say that I believed Santorum could win a national election.....


7 posted on 02/19/2012 2:57:09 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Krankor

Ridiculous. If a person can’t win their own party in the primaries they have no chance to beat Obama at all.

Obama stinks and more people than we know are not saying it, but they know.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 2:57:39 PM PST by dforest
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To: montag813

Not uh-oh. Straw poll, 100 votes.

Landmark/Rosetta Stone 2/9 - 2/9
1475 Likely Voters
Ginrich-35
Romney- 16
Santorum- 26
Paul- 5

Mason-Dixon 2/6 - 2/8
625 Likely Voters
Gingrich-43
Romney- 29
Santorum- 12
Paul- 6

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/ga/georgia_republican_presidential_primary-1602.html


9 posted on 02/19/2012 2:59:59 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (it will give you more time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: parksstp
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10 posted on 02/19/2012 3:01:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: parksstp

Newt is finished if he loses Georgia. It’s a Santorum/Romney race.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 3:01:47 PM PST by Allon
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To: Allon

It was 100 votes.

Read the whole article, not just the headline.

(I’m not saying this to you per se, but to everyone who only reads headlines.)


12 posted on 02/19/2012 3:06:22 PM PST by BagCamAddict (We need Newt in 2012.)
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To: varmintman

Really?

Please explain to me which state Santorum would lose that John McCain carried?

Please explain to me why Santorum would not pick up at least the conservative part of the vote in NC and IN that McCain lost ground on to Bush from 2004 that would be enough to carry those states?

Please tell me how picking a Marco Rubio or Allen West does not help carry Florida? Or helps compete in the SW in NM, CO (with Tancredo’s endorsement) or NV, all key battleground states.

Please tell me why Santorum cannot pick-up VA despite the fact we’ll have a key Senate race with George Allen trying to get his seat back, where Santorum will run far better outside Northern VA than McCain did, and not get blown out in Loudon or Prince William Counties?

Please tell me why Santorum can pick up on the conservative margins that McCain lost in OH?

From there, it takes one state to get to 270. A poll already came out that shows Santorum ahead of Obama in IA, and that’s all he would need to win the election. But Santorum is also running strongest in the midwest of the three candidates.

I’ve analyzed the counties and I know where the voters are. If you’re going to make a statement like that (Santorum can’t win), you’d better be able to back it up.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 3:07:23 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Allon

Allon, Newt is not losing GA. Sorry.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:23 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (it will give you more time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: BagCamAddict

vote total might be small, but I still think it’s relevant. It seems it was run by the County GOP and independent of the campaigns since the Paultards didnt appear able to manipulate it.

What I find interesting is Romney may not qualify for the 20% threshold or finish strongly anywhere in GA to get delegates. If this is the case, then Santorum won’t have to win Georgia, he’ll just need a solid 2nd and will probably get out of there with at least 35 delegates based on how GA apportions it delegates.

It’s not that Newt is in trouble in GA, it’s that if he can’t win GA with a 50% majority, he’s not going to win the bulk of all 76 delegates that everyone thinks he’ll have for winning the state. You’re looking right now at a 44-32 delegate split between he and Santorum at best. That’s not going to get the job done.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 3:14:24 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

To late! I voted for Santorum Friday!


16 posted on 02/19/2012 3:15:07 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude
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To: parksstp

I hope either Santorum or Gingirch are left standing alone to confront Mittens. If Santorum blows away Mittens in Michigan and blows away Gingrich in Georgia, he is the conservative alternative to Romney. Unless ONE of them - Gingrich or Santorum prevails, it will go to a brokered convention where the establishment RINOs will select Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 3:15:24 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Santorum is a major turn off. He reminds me of the busy body neighbor who wants to stick his nose in your business. YUCK.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 3:17:43 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Those polls are way too old.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 3:20:47 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Pretty sure Rick has caught Newt in Georgia.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 3:22:23 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: lone star annie

If you’re talking about this weekend, Santorum wasn’t even talking about Obama’s Christianity; only that Obama is suppressing religious liberties w/ his secular “theology”.

I have to agree.


21 posted on 02/19/2012 3:24:15 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

I keep checking RCP and various sites for the latest info. I’m shocked there isn’t more polling going on.

According to PPP’s twitter feed, latest Michigan poll will be released tonight at sometime between 10-11. It is projected to be much closer than the 15 points it showed about a week ago when PPP was the only firm showing Santorum with that kind of lead there. Most other polls have it a 5-6 point race, which is what I expect.

AZ comes out tomorrow. From what they said, looks like Mitt may be a point or so ahead. This could be very close.

Washington comes out on Tuesday where Santorum has a double digit lead according to previous info.

I hope more poll information comes out, especially for GA. I suspect that if Newt is ahead, it’s by no more than 2-3 points.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 3:25:28 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

Bingo on all counts!

Santo/Rubio works for me, too.


23 posted on 02/19/2012 3:27:17 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: parksstp

PULL OUT, ROMNEY!!!!


24 posted on 02/19/2012 3:28:12 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: parksstp
Teddy Kennedy is that you ? no, wait, it's Newt Gingrich.


25 posted on 02/19/2012 3:28:53 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: parksstp

26 posted on 02/19/2012 3:29:02 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: lone star annie
Because Obama or our current government would never stick their noses in our business. /sarc

Seriously, we're all smarter than buying into that MSM talking point. And as for winning the general, in my humble opinion, Santorum has a MUCH greater chance than Romney or Gingrich.

27 posted on 02/19/2012 3:29:30 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: parksstp

I don’t put much credence in this small, local straw poll. (Another Georgia straw poll within the last few days had Ron Paul winning.)

There hasn’t been a poll out of Georgia in the last few days. The next Georgia poll will be a much better indicator than this straw poll.

The latest polls indicate that Newt is leading in Georgia, but that Rick is gaining. Will Rick catch him?

If either Newt or Rick wins Georgia, it will help to stymie Romney’s efforts to win the nomination. On Super Tuesday, Romney will probably win Massachusetts, Vermont, and Virginia. If he is limited to those three, that will be a blow to his campaign. (Ohio, North Dakota, and Tennessee will be big.)


28 posted on 02/19/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: parksstp
In some of the polls from Georgia, is has Rick Santorum only 26 to Newt's 35... so Santorum is closing in on Newt even in Georgia in some polls..
No wonder Newt's supporters are in panic mode.
29 posted on 02/19/2012 3:33:04 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: parksstp

I’m guessing PPP will have Rick up by the RCP average.

All in all (Washington, Arizona, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma etc..) it’s looking quite promising for the grassroots.

Did you see this from my Okie friends?

SoonerPoll Oklahoma 2012 GOP Primary Survey

Rick Santorum 39% (2%)
Mitt Romney 23% (14%)
Newt Gingrich 18% (33%)
Ron Paul 8% (4%)
Undecided 13% (24%)


30 posted on 02/19/2012 3:36:19 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: parksstp

Rickaboooooooooooooom!

31 posted on 02/19/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: parksstp

My understanding is that a two-term US senator has to really work at getting blown out of his third election, i.e. it isn’t basically easy to do.


32 posted on 02/19/2012 3:38:09 PM PST by varmintman
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To: georgiagirl_pam

That’s why I said if. The same thing applies to Mitt in Michigan. Both of them will need to win those states to beat Santorum, who has replaced Newt as the OBM candidate.


33 posted on 02/19/2012 3:39:37 PM PST by Allon
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To: CainConservative

They are the latest ones but never the less NEWT WILL WIN GEORGIA.


34 posted on 02/19/2012 3:39:59 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (it will give you more time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: CainConservative

BTW, saw your guy in GA yesterday introducing Newt and telling the crowd why NEWT IS THE ONLY ONE!


35 posted on 02/19/2012 3:41:29 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (it will give you more time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: georgiagirl_pam
Kinda HAS to or he drops out to join the Santorum team.


36 posted on 02/19/2012 3:46:12 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

I bet turnout is down in Va. Primary voting with only Romney and Ron Paul on the ballot. That is unless a lot of ticked off people vote for Ron Paul to send the establishment a message.


37 posted on 02/19/2012 3:47:00 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: parksstp

OMG! OMG! OMG! WOW! WOW! OMG! OMG! OMG!

It’s over, it’s all over.... 100 people have spoken and now IT’S ALL OVER.... OMG!

You Santorum folks are as phony as a $3 bill. I am starting to think that I need to quit saying that Paul is the nut.... that crown seems to have been stolen from him.

LMAO...

Coweta County GOP Straw Poll Results:

Santorum 40

Gingrich 27

Paul 6

Romney 5

Palin 1

Jeb Bush 1

Other 5

Und. 3

100 Votes Cast.... LMAO @ you folks. I’ve seen more people than that at a local car wash.


38 posted on 02/19/2012 3:48:38 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: varmintman

“I wish I could say that I believed Santorum could win a national election.....”

Santorum can’t win on his own; none of our candidates can. But never underestimate the power of prayer. Basically, it’s all we’ve got. I truly believe that Obama, Pelosi, M. Waters, MSM, etc., are controlled by Satan. (Hear the things they say, the lies they tell, the cadence of their voices that makes a decent person’s skin crawl, how they make good sound bad and vice versa; watch the things they do.) Only God’s power can defeat Satan.


39 posted on 02/19/2012 3:50:32 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: georgiagirl_pam
They are friends of many years.

But will soon BOTH be friends of Ricks.


40 posted on 02/19/2012 3:50:40 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Amen.


41 posted on 02/19/2012 3:53:36 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

I doubt that statement.


42 posted on 02/19/2012 3:54:38 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Gator113

That’s one busy car wash you have.


43 posted on 02/19/2012 3:55:33 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: parksstp

Oh noez

The Hare lost to the Santa Bunny


44 posted on 02/19/2012 3:57:54 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Allon
Newt is finished if he loses Georgia. It’s a Santorum/Romney race.

Here fixed it...

Newt is finished if he loses Georgia. It’s a Santorum/Romney race Santorum/Obmaneycare Ticket...

It that ain't enough to make ya gag a maggot I don't know what is...

45 posted on 02/19/2012 4:00:21 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Gator113

Okay,

how about this one from last night’s Akron GOP Dinner. About 1,350 voted. Santorum 74% Mittens 15% Paul 6% and Newt 5%

Cincy blog is a blocked source, but the story came out today.


46 posted on 02/19/2012 4:02:37 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: American Constitutionalist

LOL, does look a lot like his pal ted.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 4:06:25 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Krankor

Santorum’s doing a hell of a job fighting the entire mainstream media, Democrats, Establishment Republicans, and fickle conservatives.

He’ll do just fine in the General.


48 posted on 02/19/2012 4:10:42 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: parksstp
I keep checking RCP and various sites for the latest info. I’m shocked there isn’t more polling going on.

Or they don't like the results and don't post. OK, color me a conspiratory nut.

49 posted on 02/19/2012 4:18:20 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: American Constitutionalist
No wonder Newt's supporters are in panic mode.

Just a couple of months ago, only the news junkies were paying attention. When actual voting started in early January more and more started paying attention. The current polls probably mean more than similar polls just two months ago.

Santorum has the Big Mo, currently.
50 posted on 02/19/2012 4:22:34 PM PST by TomGuy
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