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Santorum Takes 18-Point Lead Over Romney in Tennessee
Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 01:40 PM | Henry J. Reske

Posted on 02/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PST by DannyTN

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has moved into an 18-point lead over rival Mitt Romney in Tennessee. Registered likely and early voters favored the former Pennsylvania senator over the former Massachusetts governor 38 to 20 percent, a poll by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions found.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; santorum; santorum2012; southernvote; tn2012

1 posted on 02/27/2012 12:27:04 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Huckabee won in ‘08


2 posted on 02/27/2012 12:34:45 PM PST by babble-on
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To: DannyTN

Talk about taking the wind out of some people.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 12:34:45 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: DannyTN

So, maybe another poll showing the soc cons not liking Romney’s mormonism; not so much as being inspired by Ricky’s bold economic plans to turn the country around. We are heading for a loss. I see why the establishment is going nuts; sorta funny (they caused it), though shows we need a new candidate.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 12:36:41 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: DannyTN

Impossible, Santorum’s social conservatism is killing me.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 12:37:22 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: DannyTN

Good news.

The Evangelicals don’t like Romney.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 12:38:00 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Christie at the beach
So, maybe another poll showing the soc cons not liking Romney’s mormonism

Or could it be because Romney was rapidly pro-abortion and signed gay marriage into law in Massachusetts?

Why do you have to attack other conservatives by using a lame liberal argument?

7 posted on 02/27/2012 12:39:43 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: babble-on
"Huckabee won in ‘08"

Which was better than voting for McCain, who lost the general election.

8 posted on 02/27/2012 12:43:04 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Kazan
we cannot win on social issues alone.
9 posted on 02/27/2012 12:46:07 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: DannyTN

Looks like most of this poll was taken before the AZ debate. Feb 16-22

Debate Feb 22


10 posted on 02/27/2012 12:49:11 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: DannyTN
Woo hoo!


11 posted on 02/27/2012 12:58:46 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

Another picture of Rick...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wDknt8RdyY&feature=share


12 posted on 02/27/2012 1:05:28 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: DannyTN

Sice, although I’d vote for Romney in the bat of a gnat’s eyelash in the general but don’t really like him, this is the election that counts. As a Tennessean, I’m waiting until election day to see whether Newt or Rick is ahead of Mitt and plan to vote for the one who’s ahead.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 1:17:16 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Christie at the beach
we cannot win on social issues alone.

Santorum isn't running on just social issues. He spends most of his time talking about the economy.

14 posted on 02/27/2012 1:22:24 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: libstripper

” - - - although I’d vote for Romney in the bat of a gnat’s eyelash in the general - - - . “

I am curious, what would change if Romney beat Obama?


15 posted on 02/27/2012 1:24:41 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: DannyTN

YES! Great job Rick. Hopefully you take out Romney tomorrow.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 1:24:54 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Irish Eyes

So this poll is over a week old. Way back then, (an eternity in this political year) even I was thinking Santorum might not be so bad!


17 posted on 02/27/2012 1:25:20 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Christie at the beach

we cannot win on social issues alone.

Have we tried it before with the Presidency? I don’t believe so at all. We have tried the economic types with zero interest in social issues and lost many times. So let’s give this a chance and we might surprise everyone. I think it is a priority to get our country back on track with morals and principles. I would not fight for Rick as much as I do if I thought this country could afford to go down the values slide much more. I mean how much more evidence do you need to see how principles have gone down the drain? I mean another child just killed his classmates again just today. We have Maryland passing gay marriage. CBS is producing another tv show called partners about boyfiends and girlfriends and their problems (same sexes). I mean our country is a mess with regards to social issues and if we don’t get straightened up we are over. JMHO.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 1:29:56 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: DannyTN

Them thar hills in Tn are crawlin’ with sorry moderates.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 1:38:57 PM PST by gitmogrunt (Newt 2012)
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To: Kazan
I think Rick copies Newt on many occasions. Newt has been given

the highest praises for his economic plans by many/even from

sides who are not supporting him. Newt is trying to do damage to the ruling powers. I like that so we can get our-power back to change the moral decay. Newt will help tremendously.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 1:44:31 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: Kazan
I think Rick copies Newt on many occasions. Newt has been given

the highest praises for his economic plans by many/even from

sides who are not supporting him. Newt is trying to do damage to the ruling powers. I like that so we can get our-power back to change the moral decay. Newt will help tremendously.

21 posted on 02/27/2012 1:44:38 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: DannyTN
Santorum Takes 18-Point Lead Over Romney in Tennessee

I'll do a little jig if Santorum beats Romney by that much in Michigan.

22 posted on 02/27/2012 3:28:44 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: libstripper

I’m voting for Newt no matter what next Tuesday.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 3:34:05 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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