Skip to comments.2012 Michigan Republican Primary: Romney 38%, Santorum 36%
Posted on 02/27/2012 7:39:07 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
Front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a virtual tie with the former Massachusetts governor up by just two points as the Michigan Republican Primary race comes down to the wire.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan, taken Sunday night, finds Romney will 38% support to Santorums 36%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remain far behind with 11% and 10% of the vote respectively. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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Santorum is coming back!
Santorum has outperformed polls in just about every state, I hope this trend continues.
Santorum is a fiscal conservative.
National Taxpayer Union career scorecard:
They are not counting the Newt supporters. Many will probably vote for Santorum since Newt left the state.
Can any Michigan freepers tell if Romney’s been carpet-bombing their state with negative ads?
I would hope the Santorum bashers would cool their jets long enough to allow Santorum to deliver a knockout blow to Romney in Michigan. If Mitt gets the boot, then Santorum and Newt can go head-to-head and let the best conservative candidate win.
From last poll...
I would vote for Newt.
It’s all gonna come down to turn out. You Santorum supporters in MI ... not a 1 of you can fail to vote. Get the word out! Give ppl rides to the polls. We can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEP! Santorums go the big MO! in Michigan!
Come on everyone we can DO this!!!!!
Mitt MUST be stopped!
You have got that right. I hope the Newt people will cross to Santorums side in Michigan to give him a win over Romney. Romney is carpetbombing Santorum in Michigan and so is Ron Paul. If you notice, Newt is not bashing Santorum. He knows it would only hurt the goal of taking Romney out.
Every poll right now is showing the Michigan primary to be a dead heat, though the momentum in each appears to be swinging back in Santorum’s direction since the debate last week. Santorum has also been outperforming his poll numbers in recent primaries and if recent history repeats itself could be enough to put him over the top tomorrow night. At worst, Romney wins Michigan by the skin of his teeth, though that will widely be seen as a black eye for the governor given the high expectations for him in his home state.
Right now, I’m feeling pretty good about Santorum tomorrow night and going into Super Tuesday.
People against Santorum aren’t bashers.
Are people against Newt, “bashers”, in your book?
Oh, of course not.
And that discrepancy is called two faced, double standard, self serving drivel, etc...
If I’m a Michigan resident and Newt supporter, I’m voting Santorum on Tuesday.
Here’s the RCP average for Santorum and his final results.
Iowa RCP: 16.3
Iowa Final: 24.6
New Hampshire RCP: 11.5
New Hampshire Final: 9.4
South Carolina RCP: 11.8
South Carolina Final: 17.0
Florida RCP: 13.0
Florida Final: 13.4
Nevada RCP (only two polls): 9.5
Nevada Final: 9.9
Colorado RCP (only one poll): 27
Colorado Final: 40.3
Minnesota RCP (only one poll): 33
Minnesota Final: 45
Missouri RCP: 45
Missouri Final: 55.2
A Santorum vote in Michigan is ultimately the only way to help Newt.
I’m hoping Sarah Palin will go on Fox News tonight and deliver one of her “if I were a Michigan voter, I’d probably vote for Santorum to keep this process going” endorsements. If she does, I’m convinced that will give Santorum the edge he needs to chalk up Michigan in the win column!
Sorry I can’t do that as much as I try.
I am having as many problems with those supporting Rick as with Rick himself.
1. Give it up, Rick Santorum is not Ronald Reagan, not even close. He can not communicate like Ronnie and he does not have his persoanl warmth. Can he get better, yes. Can he get enough better to win. He hasn’t yet.
2. You can not turn Rick Santorum into a fiscal conservative no matter how hard you try. Admittedly there are not many true fiscal conservatives around. Ron Paul is the closest we have and he disqualifies himself with a naviee view of radical Islam. So support him but stop trying to tell me he is something he ain’t.
3. Rick’s rise in the polls is due to a lack of anyone that his supporters deem worthy. Hey, I am with them on Romney, I will not support him either. But they build up Rick in their minds because they are desperate for someone to come in a save the day. Can Rick do that, I have grave doubts.
4. Rick’s supporters see family values as having 1 wife and a nice family, supporting pro life positions and traditional marriage. I concur and it is Rick’s strong suit. Is it enough to get him elected. Not if he does not learn a better way of telling people who disagree with him why he will be their President too. Yes, that is important.
5. Rick Santourm’s baggage is just as heavy as all the rest of the candidates, just different. Like it or not, Rick has said things in the past (most of which I agree)that sound extreme. Not because they are, but because of the way he says them.
6. Ricks raise in the polls was impressive but very sharp. He can fall just as quickly.
Liberal and establishment trolls are making a big push to defeat Santorum in Michigan. They want Romney to win.
A vote for Santorum in Michigan is a vote for America and against the socialist takeover of our country.