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GALLUP: Romney Advances Lead Over Santorum (8% point lead among conservatives)
gallup.com ^ | March 5, 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 5:46:25 AM PST by VU4G10

PRINCETON, NJ -- Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 16 percentage points in Feb. 29-March 4 Gallup Daily tracking of national Republican registered voters' preferences for their party's nomination. Romney is at 38%, Santorum 22%, Newt Gingrich 15%, and Ron Paul 12%. Santorum led Romney by 10 points as recently as Feb. 20.

Romney's current 38% of the vote is the highest percentage any candidate has obtained since Gallup Daily tracking of the race began on Dec. 1, and comes in the wake of Romney's wins in the Feb. 28 Michigan and Arizona primaries. Romney won the Washington state GOP nonbinding caucuses on Saturday, but that victory would have had only a limited impact on the latest five-day rolling national average, which extends back through last Wednesday.

The March 6 slate of 10 primaries and caucuses in the so-called Super Tuesday states has the potential to once more alter the national standings of the candidates. Romney is widely expected to lose in Gingrich's home state of Georgia, and faces a tough challenge in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Romney is likely to win in his home state of Massachusetts and the contiguous state of Vermont. The critical state will be Ohio, partly because pre-election polling shows the race there to be very close and partly because it is considered to be a bellwether state that will be important in this fall's election.

Romney's strong momentum nationally in recent days suggests that he may do better than expected in the 10 Super Tuesday states.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; newtsplittingthevote; stenchofromney; supertuesday

1 posted on 03/06/2012 5:46:26 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

I wouldnt be surprised if he won. Dang


2 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:23 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: VU4G10

FUD alert.

I smell Romney. That stench.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: VU4G10

Your a Romney not .
The dem lite stooge who created Obamacare .


4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:43 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: VU4G10

That’s depressing.

Even more depressing is voter turnout.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:53:38 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: VU4G10

what utter B’S

one can call themselves a conservative but if they have no problem with homo’s marrying, Govt health care, cross dressing and then using the other sex bathrooms, closing down religion, and big Govt then it does not make you a conservative.

Anyone who supports Romney is no where near a conservative but what they are is ignorant to a MA Gov from a liberal state in the most liberal region who has done nothing republican let alone conservative.

Shame we have so many idiots on our side which have no clue what they vote for but listen or watch the MSM and think they are being told the truth.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:57:19 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: VU4G10

These numbers sure changed abruptly in the last week. My guess is the Michigan and Arizona wins just created the aura of inevitability for the first time. Michigan did turn out to be the last stand in this cycle, and even though from a delegate perspective mitt got nicked up in his birthstate with a draw, the overall vote percentages gave him enough of a win for the right wing and MSM media to both declare him a big victor.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:57:25 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ILS21R

That is Romney strategy .
Conduct a firestorm ad campaign to destroy all the options and hope his 25-30 mods show up and at the same time wipe out the GOP base
Motivation to vote and drive down primary voting overall .
The creep is pure evil and has destroyed the GOP in the process which he hates anyways .
His Charlie Crist managers are too stupid to realize that mittens action will keep the GOP base home in November .
Romney has killed the GOP with his reckless destructive negative campaign .
Outside of Mormons no one else will work for this evil creep .


8 posted on 03/06/2012 6:06:45 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: ncalburt
That is Romney strategy

His strategy is to ramp up the "inevitability" of him winning shortly before a primary to drive down the number of people who go to the polls.

Let's see if it works in OH or not.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:03 AM PST by what's up
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To: manc

The biggest problem we have, is lazy voters, who are ignorant by personal choice. They get all of their information about political candidates from their coffee break pals, the MSM, and from what they read in the first paragraph, in News Papers and magazine clips.

They also vote by how the candidate dresses, sounds and looks


10 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:14 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: VU4G10
With all the huge swings in these polls, it's evident that voters aren't truly committed to anyone.

What strikes me is how the media and one certain (flush with cash) campaign are able to manipulate the vote.

As for this specific poll, I've watched in the recent past how the very definition of Conservatism has been altered (which would also alter these poll results). It's really funny to hear Gov. Romney explain that the implementation of an Individual Mandate is a Conservative position.

11 posted on 03/06/2012 6:25:53 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
They also vote by how the candidate dresses, sounds and looks

Even when he tries to look informal, he looks formal. Always a dress shirt, or a suit jacket when he wears a pair of jeans. He even makes stiff Al Gore look relaxed.

12 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:39 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
They also vote by how the candidate dresses, sounds and looks

Yep. Exhibit A: Barack Hussein.

13 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:46 AM PST by Shelayne
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To: VU4G10

I also won’t be surprised if it reverses by the end of the week.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 6:35:50 AM PST by Ingtar
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Forget post of the day, you crafted THE POST OF THE YEAR!!!

“...ignorant by personal choice...”

That’s poetry, FRiend! Bravo to you!


15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:36:15 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Romney runs against Barry Soreto and loses 40 or more states.
Mark it down.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:56:19 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: ILS21R

We always have the option to pick up our ball and leave the GOP and go third-party in the fall.

Upside is that Mitt will come in a distant 3rd. and the GOP will go the way of the Whigs.

Downside is it will getcha 4 more years of Barry on a 42% plurality.

But after watching this debacle, I could honestly go either way.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 6:58:17 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: VU4G10

I am not going to vote for Romney. Yes, I know - I don’t care. I’m NOT going to vote for Romney. Period, end of sentence.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:13 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: VU4G10

I am not going to vote for Romney. Yes, I know - I don’t care. I’m NOT going to vote for Romney. Period, end of sentence.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:13 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

Newt is our only hope now...hopefully Newt will be the “Comeback Kid” tonight.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:56 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: NKP_Vet
I respectfully disagree. As much as I despise Romney (there are years worth of my anti-Romney statements here on FR), I can see him gutting out an EV win. When people are paying $5+ for a gallon of gas, Soetoro can't recover from that. Of course, I won't be voting for Romney under any circumstance.

That being said, he would be a GHWB-type of “Republican” president and do little to remove the damage Soetoro was unleashed.

Disclosure: I'm a Newt backer, and a Perry backer before him.

21 posted on 03/06/2012 7:19:36 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“was” should be “has”


22 posted on 03/06/2012 7:20:45 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: JaguarXKE
"I am not going to vote for Romney. Yes, I know - I don’t care. I’m NOT going to vote for Romney. Period, end of sentence."

Same here. I'm in Virginia; my husband called a moment ago and said he just cast his primary vote for Ron Paul. I'll be doing the same thing a little later.

23 posted on 03/06/2012 7:25:52 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

This is what gave us Rick Santorum. People fooled into thinking he was actually winning meaningful contests, and was a viable candidate. They are in for a rude awakening.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 7:31:30 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VU4G10

Newt rising in Ohio, 24% in the poll with largest sampling of Likely Voters.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 8:47:56 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: cookcounty

Newt could be a winner-take-all in Georgia. 50% is easily within his reach.

Also, he’s rising in Tennessee and putting serious effort in Oklahoma.

Any thoughts on Alaska, anyone? I’m predicting that as a roughly 4-way tie, 25-25-25-25%, which would be quite weird. They actually do have a fair amount of delegates (27).


26 posted on 03/06/2012 8:54:28 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: cookcounty
Newt winning the Super Tuesday delegate count tonight is not impossible. Rick will almost certainly finish third.

Romney: 139. Virginia (49), Massachusetts (41), Vermont (17), Idaho (32) = 139

Newt: 232. Georgia (76), North Dakota (28), Tennessee (58), Oklahoma (43), Alaska (27) = 232

Rick: 66. Ohio (66), maybe.

There will be stragglers here and there, which will pretty much cancel each other out, though Mitt is guaranteed all of Virginia's 49. Newt will lose more at the margins than Romney, so after final adjustment:

Newt 206, Romney 168, Santorum 67, Paul 13

Ron Paul is weak in the south and will get nothing out of VA, GA, OK or TN. His only hope is ID, ND, VT and especially, AK.

27 posted on 03/06/2012 9:25:11 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: dfwgator

Newt is my guy too! In a perfect word, I would need to be considering Newt, but Romney isn’t even a starter for me. Santorum is ok, but would get his head handed to him in a debate with Bamby. Newt would play with Bamby like a mouse plays with a catnip-filled toy!


28 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:04 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: dfwgator

Newt is my guy too! In a perfect world, I would need to be considering Newt, but Romney isn’t even a starter for me. Santorum is ok, but would get his head handed to him in a debate with Bamby. Newt would play with Bamby like a mouse plays with a catnip-filled toy!


29 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:26 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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