Skip to comments.Poll: Santorum opens up double-digit national lead over Romney [week-old poll]
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.
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Santorum is fading, he is losing his momentum.. Sarcasm..
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.
02/20/12.............Romney is now 5 points ahead in the same poll officially out today.
Santorum29%-2 Romney31%+1 Gingrich15%-1 Paul11%-
Honestly is this guy the best we can do?
He will get slaughtered i a general election.
Honestly is this guy the best we can do?
He will get slaughtered in a general election.
Read the date of the poll genius........ (week old, before the Arizona debate)
I think the better question is if this is the best electorate we have?
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.
Well the electorate sucks.
Read my tagline.
N E W T O R U M ..44%
Willard the Liberal ..31%
Uncle Racist Nut ..11%
I sent Santorum $100 but wouldn’t mind if he were Newt’s VP pick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appomattox in Virgina.... Robert E. Lee’s surrender.
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.
I want to like the guy, but I just dont.
He seems rigid and petulant
We’ll show them. Hang in there. This Romney feller can be taken down a few notches. I for one will relish it.
Santorum is down by at least 10 points by now.
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.
Unfortunately for you, he is incapable of winning an election.
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.
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.
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%)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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