If he is such a terrible candidate why does Rasmussen have him closer to Obama than Romney or Gingrich in its daily poll?
He is freepers/tea-partier’s affirmative action candidate. When a candidate has a ‘true conservative’ label, these voters will just ignore all other qualifications. This is crazy, no different than liberals!
Look at the graph of the Gallup poll.
Santorum is dropping like a rock - he lost 14 points in the last 12 days. In the same period, Newt gained 4 points. The two candidates are now just 5 points apart, 22 v. 17, and as the trend continues Newt will surpass Santorum this week.