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Poll: Santorum opens up double-digit national lead over Romney [week-old poll]
thehill.com ^ | 02/20/12 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 02/26/2012 4:00:06 PM PST by VU4G10

Rick Santorum has opened up a double-digit lead over rival Mitt Romney in Gallup's latest daily tracking poll.

The survey finds Santorum with support from 36 percent of registered Republicans nationally, topping Romney at 26 percent.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) follows at 13 percent, with Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 11 percent support.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 02/26/2012 4:00:08 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Santorum is fading, he is losing his momentum.. Sarcasm..


2 posted on 02/26/2012 4:04:38 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: VU4G10

I prefer Newt but I have to say Santorum seems to have the ability to weather some pretty good missteps. I think he will win AZ and MI Tuesday.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 4:05:39 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: VU4G10

02/20/12.............Romney is now 5 points ahead in the same poll officially out today.

Santorum29%-2 Romney31%+1 Gingrich15%-1 Paul11%-


4 posted on 02/26/2012 4:06:19 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Honestly is this guy the best we can do?

He will get slaughtered i a general election.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 4:06:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Honestly is this guy the best we can do?

He will get slaughtered in a general election.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 4:06:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Read the date of the poll genius........ (week old, before the Arizona debate)


7 posted on 02/26/2012 4:08:27 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: VU4G10

8 posted on 02/26/2012 4:10:03 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: mylife

I think the better question is if this is the best electorate we have?


9 posted on 02/26/2012 4:10:06 PM PST by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: VU4G10

After watching the debate on wednesday, its clear to me that Newt is the only one who is capable of leadership.

Mitt and Ricky looked like bickering children.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 4:10:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VanDeKoik

Well the electorate sucks.
Read my tagline.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; All

N E W T O R U M ..44%

Willard the Liberal ..31%

Uncle Racist Nut ..11%


12 posted on 02/26/2012 4:12:51 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: toddausauras

Ditto.
I sent Santorum $100 but wouldn’t mind if he were Newt’s VP pick.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 4:19:47 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Well, you're both wrong!

Today's National Republican Gallup five-day moving average to yesterday shows Romney ahead by two points, with three post-Arizona debate days in the moving average. Two days from now, when the remaing two pre-debate days drop off, Romney should be ahead by around eight points, based on straight line extrapolation.

This is not what I would wish for, just reality.

14 posted on 02/26/2012 4:22:59 PM PST by Kennard
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To: VU4G10; All

What time is it? (A) Secret Service time..

1 minute ago

Rick Santorum to receive Secret Service protection

(CNN) - CNN can confirm that GOP presidential candidate Senator Rick Santorum will receive Secret Service protection this week according to a source familiar with the situation.

At this time, rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the sole candidate who currently receives Secret Service protection.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 4:23:20 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: mylife

Couldn’t agree more. My best friend who lives in PA. called me the day after the debate. She said she had to walk away from the TV several times, because of Rick’s painfully embarrassing performance.

He is the least Presidential acting of all the candidates IMHO. The thought of him on the world stage literally makes me cringe. I would have thought we had been embarrassed and humiliated enough without seriously considering another lightweight.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 4:27:56 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Kennard

But with a Michigan delegates WIN Tuesday coupled with a Washington state win a few days later, Rick’s RIGHT back on top.

And that’s the reality we can ALL wish for and likely receive.

GO SANTORUM!


17 posted on 02/26/2012 4:27:56 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Appomattox in Virgina.... Robert E. Lee’s surrender.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 4:30:54 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’m hearing that Rick will be getting a ton of Democrat votes in Michigan. I don’t think the significance of that has occurred to his supporters yet.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 4:33:36 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: conservativejoy

I want to like the guy, but I just dont.

He seems rigid and petulant


20 posted on 02/26/2012 4:37:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The Arizona debate will be long forgotten after Tuesday genius...

Gen Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox in Virgina.

21 posted on 02/26/2012 4:39:20 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: CainConservative

We’ll show them. Hang in there. This Romney feller can be taken down a few notches. I for one will relish it.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 4:40:27 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: VU4G10
Dude. This poll is a week old.

Santorum is down by at least 10 points by now.

23 posted on 02/26/2012 4:43:51 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: mylife
Words of wisdom from Beverly Perlson of The Band Of Mothers:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2851667/posts

24 posted on 02/26/2012 4:53:54 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: VU4G10

After his debate,..Goodness, no wonder the people on Palin’s facebook are a having a fit that Ricky is getting away with his voting record along with pleading with her to either get in or to endorse Newt. Don’t tell me that everyone is excited by Ricky. There was a tweet on Twitter earlier from a former journalist saying Mitt or Rick could not beat Obama; for us to study the words of the candidates. People need to slow down and save our country; Newt is giving us warnings.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 5:01:06 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: mylife
...its clear to me that Newt is the only one who is capable of leadership.

Unfortunately for you, he is incapable of winning an election.

26 posted on 02/26/2012 5:10:38 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Christie at the beach
There was a tweet on Twitter earlier from a former journalist saying Mitt or Rick could not beat Obama

WOW! A twit from some nobody saying Rick won't beat Obummer. Well. Now there is something we should all listen to. I am writing Ricks campaign right away to tell them to drop out. It is all over, obviously.

27 posted on 02/26/2012 5:15:15 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Kennard
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You know, it's "not" that Willard "carpet bombed" Newt in Florida and now santorum in Michigan with negative TV ads ...


It's that so-called "conservatives" and "christians" and "republicans" BELIEVED Willard's nauseating crap in the first place ...

and voted for that "Evil Mormon" (carefully chosen words) turd ...


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28 posted on 02/26/2012 5:22:50 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: CainConservative; conservativejoy

Should Santorum pull it off in MI, this would be seismic. This a 2-man race. It’s gonna be Santorum or Romney. Gingrich is painfully making it easier for Romney to win in both AZ and MI. Santorum exudes a sense of stability and is not given to making erratic and bombastic comments. It’s not just the economy, it’s the culture stupid. Let the NEA and NPR go private, build up America’s manufacturing heritage in the digital age, end sanctuary cities.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 6:40:19 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

The numbers you posted show a 2-point lead, not a 5-point lead.

Here’s some other Gallup numbers:

December 16: Gingrich 37%, Romney 22%.
January 14 : Gingrich 14%, Romney 37%
January 24 : Gingrich 31%, Romney 27%.
February 26: Gingrich 15% (-22), Romney 31 (+9)

In GOOD news for conservatives, Santorum is statistically tied with Obama (49%/48%)


30 posted on 02/26/2012 7:00:25 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: conservativejoy

I think they understand — it means the democrats think Romney would be the strongest candidate in November, so they are trying to stop Romney by picking Santorum.

The question is, do you agree with them, or are you happy that they are helping us stop Romney.

Because it seems like too many people here at FR are losing sight of the “stop Romney” part of the equation.


31 posted on 02/26/2012 7:03:42 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Steelfish

Not sure I understand your post. Gingrich has not campaigned in either Michigan or Arizona to give Santorum the edge in the “not Romney” vote. He certainly is not waging this strategy to help Romney.

Dems are voting Santorum in Michigan because they think he will be easier to beat than Romney.


32 posted on 02/27/2012 1:26:27 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: conservativejoy

If so, the Dems are in for a big surprise. Santorum as nominee will energize the base, sweep the south, and carry most if not all of the rust-belt states and won’t be carrying the RomneyCare albatross around his neck. He is in today’s USA-Gallup leading Obama by a point or two.

But none of the polls or articles I’ve seen has referenced Dems voting for Santorum- so what’s the source for this?


33 posted on 02/27/2012 1:34:45 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Huffington Post was sponsoring a sort of Operation Chaos. It seems to really be big in the Detroit area. I heard about it on radio (local talk radio). Memphis is a big Democrat stronghold, and I listen to a station from there.

The rest of my area of the state is strongly Republican.

I think once we are through tomorrows races, Santorum’s record is going to get a real airing in the South. His strong support of unions and big spending are not going to play well with a lot of southern conservatives.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 3:05:18 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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