Skip to comments.Santorum Retakes Lead in Michigan (Santorum 37%, Romney 35%)
Posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:14 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
With a strong, successful push over the weekend to move conservatives, especially social conservatives, back to him, Rick Santorum has re-taken the lead in the latest Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll of Michigan conducted for MIRS (Michigan Information & Research Service) Sunday night. The two front runners are still in a statistical dead heat, although Romney (35%) has lost his lead to Rick Santorum (37%) while Newt Gingrich (9%) and Ron Paul (8%) are locked in a battle for third place. Eleven percent remains undecided.
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here’s a link to the data
It’s looks like Romney’s mini-debate bump may be wearing off. PPP is going to release another poll tonight, I hope they show this last minute shift also. Momentum is everything.
I encourage any and all Newt supporters in Michigan to vote for Santorum to stick it to Romney!
|RCP Average||2/23 - 2/26||--||--||37.8||35.3||12.3||10.0||Romney +2.5|
|PPP (D)||2/26 - 2/26||421 LV||4.8||39||37||13||9||Romney +2|
|Mitchell/Rosetta Stone||2/26 - 2/26||858 LV||3.3||35||37||8||9||Santorum +2|
|WeAskAmerica||2/26 - 2/26||984 LV||3.1||37||33||18||13||Romney +4|
This is a sincere request to the good primary voters in the states of Michigan and Arizona. Mitt Romney is not the “One”!!! You are throwing away your vote, if you cast it for Mitt Romney. Romney is so out of touch with the common American, that he is actually much worse of a POTUS candidate then John “Obama is a good man) McCain ever was. Obama wants to run aginst Romney.
He prays every day that Romney gets the GOP nod!!! So.......at the end of the day, a vote for Romney is not only a wasted vote, it is a vote for four more years of Obama and the destruction of these United States of America!!! Vote for Santorum or Gingrich if you care about your country, America!!!
Santorum editorial in Michigan Capitol Confidential today.
There’s one from the other guy there too.
I would probably vote for Santorum in Michigan only just to kill the Mittmentum. Since Romney will win Arizona, it’ll probably be best to “keep the race going” in Palin-speak by having a split decision on Tuesday. But we need to get back to Newt on Super Tuesday big time.
Here are how the candidates rack up in terms of ELECTABILITY compared to previous candidates, including Ds and Rs, judging how they appeal to their base and to moderates (obviously their appeal tends not to carry to the other party’s base):
Mitt Romney = Bob Dole, John McCain, John Kerry, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, Walter Mondale (unlikable, stiff, elitist candidate)
Rick Santorum = Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Pat Robertson, Jesse Jackson, Pat Buchanan (alienating holy roller candidate)
Newt Gingrich = Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, JFK (articulate, inspiring “rock star” candidate)
I concur... I would add that with the vote being so close and Newt has ZERO chance of winning AZ or MI the Newt folks can help defeat Mittens by voting for Rick Santorum.
Funny thing is over here on the West coast of Michigan in Ottawa county, my precinct seems to be covered in Santorum signs. People on my list who were supporting Newt have been asked to vote for Santorum (since newt isnt really campaigning here in Meechigan) and I have been hard pressed to find a Romney voter. Now, in the middle and Eastern side of the state, Romney has a MUCH stronger presence in the more liberal mid and Eastern parts of MI as well in places such as the I 94 corridor stretching from Detroit and passing through places such as Ann Arbor (pot smoking U of M dopeheads) Jackson (federal prison and union stronghold) Battle Creek (union stronghold) and Kalamazoo (one of the last places Elvis was sighted) From what I am hearing, Ron Paul will take several counties in the U.P. and Santorum will take the less populated counties in the upper lower peninsula and will have a stronger showing in the Western counties. Romney will probably win the state by about 3.5 to 4 points due to the entire Republican establishment being in the tank for him. He does have one hell of an organization on the ground....props to him for that. Sadly, he has purchased the organization. They are more organized like employees than enthusiastic gung ho volunteers.
Newt has the real potential here to tip MI to Romney, but I think Romney would win MI anyway.
In the poll, Obama lags the two leading Republican rivals in the 12 states likely to determine the outcome of a close race in November:
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum tops Obama 50%-45% in the swing states. Nationwide, Santorum's lead narrows to 49%-46%.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney edges Obama 48%-46% in the swing states. Nationwide, they are tied at 47% each.
So nationally, Santorum beats Obama by 3 - right now - and he beats Obama by 5 points in swing states (you know, the states Obama must have).
Mitt beats Obama by 2 in swing states and he's even with Obama nationally. What are we to conclude by this?
The myth that Mitt is the only electable Republican is an Establishment ruse. Santorum can beat Obama, but then again, a ham sandwich will beat Obama.
Thank you, Lord - prayers being answered!
Santorum sees his popularity as a mandate that his agenda is why he is leading. His arrogant,legalistic nature will only be intensified as he gains delegates. This man is potentially dangerous, who has proclaimed that he will govern from the religious pulpit.
The MSM will band together to stop Santorum, and the gullible, ignorant public will probably follow along. And one thing about Santorum, when he encounters severe opposition or gets caught in his frequent half-truths or outright lies, he gets angry and combative and I don't mean that in a classy, Statesman's sense.
By the time the MSM is done with him, he won't have too many fans left to overlook his many contradictions. Crossing over, just for the sole purpose to keep Romney from winning, is a Trojan Horse, counter psychology move by Santorum worshipers, to trick Newt supporters into giving the momentum to Santorum for Super Tuesday. That's all it is, and it will later doom Newt. I refuse to fall for it.
Steve Mitchell polls are usually pretty good. I don’t know if Santorum will hang on here or not with the nasty robocalls and negative ads going 10-1 against him, but he still has a chance. It will come down to turnout. He has my vote.
Ambitious agenda. If he could do half of these, America’s economy would be just fine! But you can’t say Santorum is not articulating the right eco vision!
I hope and dare PRAY it works. I donated again. Even small amounts help. He’s spending his money wisely. I like his ads.
A vote for anyone but Santorum might give Romney the momentum he needs for Super Tuesday. The media will be back to The Utter Inevitability of Sir Romney, and if he wins enough delegates, and becomes our nominee, we will be forced to lose our freedom through Obamacare, something Romney has no standing to fight Obama on.
we'll see Polling was way off in all 3 contests that Rick won in MO, MN and CO. They underestimated his strength by pretty wide nargins. I don't know why that is but I hope it holds true for tomorrow.
All you Gingrich Freepers in Michigan ought to get on this site and post to urge your fellow Gingrich supporters to vote for Rick Santorum in tomorrow’s Michigan Primary!!! If Santorum bests Romney, it insures a “wide open” fight bertween Santorum, Gingrich & Romney goes on. If Romney wins Michigan, it practically destroys Gingrich chance to move forward!!! But.....if Romney loses Michigan, Newt lives to fight another day, mainly Super Tuesday for openers.
Battle of the polls??
PPP: Romney with edge in Michigan, crushing lead in Arizona
As of the latest polls I have been able to find, Newt is leading in one state on Super Tuesday - Georgia. He is third in most of the others.
What I meant to add to that was, I don’t see how he jumps that much on Super Tuesday without allowing Romney to run away with the nomination.
I fully support Newt Gingrich but his ability to rise up in the polls is dependent on Romney losing.
A Michigan loss would be important to helping Newt in the long run.
I’d vote for Santorum if I lived in Michigan just for that purpose.
The election turns on Michigan. If Romney loses, the money interests will write him off as a poor investment.
If Rick wins, Newt remains alive, too.
MIRS???? Who is paying for all these polls that are all over the place?
Unlike the other two polls, which inflate Gingrich and Paul’s support (the ridiculous We Ask America Poll has Paul at 18% and Newt and 13%, thus giving Willard a slender 4 point lead), this poll more realistically puts Newt and Paul in single digits, since both have abandoned Michigan and it is in fact a two man race.
Most significantly, the trend lines are in Santorum’s favor and Mitchell Rosetta Stone is the only one of the three polls taken last night to have polled on Thursday night so they can examine these results and compare them to those they got on Thursday to show the trend. 858 voters is a large sample with a better than average indicia of reliability.
As I said Saturday, polling an open primary state is hard becasue you don’t know what your pool of voters will look like. But the trend lines should be very encouraging to Santorum supporters.
And Romney does measurably worse in Open Primary States. I think Mittens is gonna lose Michigan by 6 to 8 points with the undecideds (11% in this poll) breaking heavy for Santorum and the Gingrich supporters going to Santorum to drive a stake through Romney’s chances.
On 23 August 1984, President Reagan spoke to an ecumenical prayer breakfast in Dallas, Texas.
I believe that faith and religion play a critical role in the political life of our nation and always has and that the church and by that I mean all churches, all denominations has had a strong influence on the state. And this has worked to our benefit as a nation.
Those who created our country the Founding Fathers and Mothers understood that there is a divine order which transcends the human order. They saw the state, in fact, as a form of moral order and felt that the bedrock of moral order is religion.
The Mayflower Compact began with the words, In the name of God, amen. The Declaration of Independence appeals to Natures God and the Creator and the Supreme Judge of the world. Congress was given a chaplain, and the oaths of office are oaths before God.
James Madison in the Federalist Papers admitted that in the creation of our Republic he perceived the hand of the Almighty. John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, warned that we must never forget the God from whom our blessings flowed.
George Washington referred to religions profound and unsurpassed place in the heart of our nation quite directly in his Farewell Address in 1796. Seven years earlier, France had erected a government that was intended to be purely secular. This new government would be grounded on reason rather than the law of God. By 1796 the French Revolution had known the Reign of Terror. . . .
In 1962 the Supreme Court in the New York prayer case banned the compulsory saying of prayers. In 1963 the Court banned the reading of the Bible in our public schools. From that point on, the courts pushed the meaning of the ruling ever outward, so that now our children are not allowed voluntary prayer. We even had to pass a law we passed a special law in the Congress just a few weeks ago to allow student prayer groups the same access to schoolrooms after classes that a young Marxist society, for example, would already enjoy with no opposition.
The 1962 decision opened the way to a flood of similar suits. Once religion had been made vulnerable, a series of assaults were made in one court after another, on one issue after another. Cases were started to argue against tax-exempt status for churches. Suits were brought to abolish the words under God from the Pledge of Allegiance and to remove In God We Trust from public documents and from our currency.
Today there are those who are fighting to make sure voluntary prayer is not returned to the classrooms. And the frustrating thing for the great majority of Americans who support and understand the special importance of religion in the national life the frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance, freedom, and openmindedness. Question: Isnt the real truth that they are intolerant of religion? [Applause] They refuse to tolerate its importance in our lives.
If all the children of our country studied together all of the many religions in our country, wouldnt they learn greater tolerance of each others beliefs? If children prayed together, would they not understand what they have in common, and would this not, indeed, bring them closer, and is this not to be desired? So, I submit to you that those who claim to be fighting for tolerance on this issue may not be tolerant at all. . . .
There are, these days, many questions on which religious leaders are obliged to offer their moral and theological guidance, and such guidance is a good and necessary thing. To know how a church and its members feel on a public issue expands the parameters of debate. It does not narrow the debate; it expands it.
The truth is, politics and morality are inseparable. And as moralitys foundation is religion, religion and politics are necessarily related. We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect, and our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit theyre sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.
A state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens; the more decent the citizens, the more decent the state. If you practice a religion, whether youre Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or guided by some other faith, then your private life will be influenced by a sense of moral obligation, and so, too, will your public life. One affects the other. The churches of America do not exist by the grace of the state; the churches of America are not mere citizens of the state. The churches of America exist apart; they have their own vantage point, their own authority. Religion is its own realm; it makes its own claims.
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions. . . .
Without God, there is no virtue, because theres no prompting of the conscience. Without God, were mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that were one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
I watched Romney speak at a couple events in Michigan on CSPAN over the weekend. He may win, but it won’t be because he inspires anybody. I can’t believe he connects with anybody. He always ends up back at his only real argument “vote for me, I can win”. I guess he did have the addendum, “and I grew up here”.
we’ll see Polling was way off in all 3 contests that Rick won in MO, MN and CO. They underestimated his strength by pretty wide nargins.
Interesting. Two of the three were caucus states and I think that is harder to poll and MO was a nonbinding statewide straw poll with their caucus to be held in Mar. It will be interesting to see how MI turns out.
Here are the polls and results for Romney this season
Iowa polls 22% results 24% (MOE)
New Hampshire polls 37% results 39%(MOE)
South Carolina polls 28% results 27% (MOE)
Florida polls 41% results 46% (Underpolled 5%)
Nevada polls 50% results 50% (perfect)
Minnesota polls 24% results 16% (over polled 8%)
Colorado polls 37% results 34 (MOE)
Missouri polls 32% results 25% (over polled 7%)
I know this is about Romney the RINO and Santorum but have you noticed how FOX after all their attacks against him are now trying to pretend Newt is not even in the race?
It’s like he doesn’t even get a mention anymore , guess FOX thinks their hit job has done the job
And even attempting to compare Santorum to the Greatest President and Executive Master of our time, is a great insult to his image and good name. So don't even try.
The interesting thing about Michigan is that delegates are awarded two for each Congressional district winner plus two for the popular vote winner - Romney could conceivably win the popular vote but lose or tie the delegate vote.
Keep praying. The LDS Rombots will be out in masses here in Arizona tomorrow. It is frustrating to say the least!
If you have Republican friends here in Arizona please call or email them to vote for Rick Santorum.
Pray for a miracle!
yep, that is actually the most likely outcome
I’m not sure about your assessment, which seems to be the consensus of most Freepers. I’m beginning to think it will be the best thing for Gingrich if Santorum LOSES, and loses big tomorrow. First, according to conventional wisdom, Romney is supposed to get big momentum from his wins going into Super Tuesday. But the majority of Super Tuesday delegates come from the South, where Romney is DETESTED. On the other hand, is Santorum squeaks out a win in Michigan, lots of Christian conservative voters in the South will see it as confirmation that Santorum is God’s choice. I am also fairly certain that, no matter what Santorum voters may say, they won’t return the favor and support Newt in the South. Look at what happened in Florida. Santorum had pulled out, right? But I heard NOTHING from his voters about all getting together and voting for Newt. As far as I’m concerned, Newt really owes Rick nothing.
Psycho (may I call you by your first name?) I’ve noticed you have a real hatred for people of faith who won’t vote for your candidate. You attack to the point of destroying someone. Your hatred is real and obvious.This is still a country where all citizens, including presidential candidates, can freely speak of their faith. If you think it turns people off, tell Newt to stop too.
I believe that faith and religion play a critical role in the political life of our nation Ronald Reagan.
A brokered convention might hail the beginning of a permanent 3rd party. And I think it will be a combined effort between Newt and Sarah Palin. We will see, but this insane party deserves what it is about to get. (Santorum morons included!)
I sympathize with the 11%. It will be interesting to see how they break but this cannot be helping Romney.
Thanks for posting that, cripplecreek. Santorum laid out definitive ideas to right the economy, focussing primarily on the American dream of home ownership for this editorial. Romney primarily laid out his qualifications as justification that he would reduce joblessness......but not with definite details.
Interesting comparison of the two candidate’s proposals.
Save your sanctimonious judgment for your own life and self. I have mine covered just fine as it is.
You love the “hate” label and use it freely, yet nobody is more hypocritical or false in that belief than are those who always point fingers at all others whom they view to be morally inferior, based on their narrow doctrine or belief.
Nobody is more destructively biased or rigid in their opinion than you. You just illustrated that fact in how you passed judgement on me. So take your self righteous indignation elsewhere.