Skip to comments.Romney up 10 in Alabama?
Posted on 03/08/2012 8:54:39 AM PST by Windy City Conservative
The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association, showed Romney with 31.2 percent, Santorum with 21.6 percent and Gingrich with 21.2 percent.
Congressman Ron Paul came in at just over 6 percent of the vote.
Almost 20 percent of the people surveyed said they were undecided.
Alabamians vote March 13.
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If Romney wins Alabama and/or Mississippi, it’s over.
You are right....dammit!!!
And Obama came in at 99.99%, with Romney a strong second...
A brokered convention means the GOPe have already lost control of the situation.
I have quite few friends in Alabama and they say that no way are they voting for that carpet bragger down there. As far as Santo goes he’s nothing but a whiny Yankee.
He is in the race. From the comments I am seeing, he is the choice of a sizable “ABO” faction as the “most electable.” I do not believe he is in first, the other poll showing him in second behind Santorum still seems more likely. Otherwise, it is all over for the not Romneys.
That’s the way it looks to me. Keep both Newt and Rick in the race and we have a fighting chance at the convention, notwithstanding the legions *ahem* of wholesome-looking, well-organized Romney peeps twisting arms behind the scenes.
Incredible. By that I mean, this is not credible.
There is no methodology, MOE, sample size, sample questions or any of the things a real poll normally have. This looks like some BS if you ask me.
All you need to know right there! I declare this poll as meaningful at teets on a bull.
Democrats are evil & Republicans are stupid.
“There is no methodology, MOE, sample size, sample questions or any of the things a real poll normally have. This looks like some BS if you ask me.”
Exactly, but guess which GOPe outlet is posting the poll; Real Clear Politics.
anyone who believes this needs to get their head checked. We in the South can see through Romney slick talking used car salesman shtick
Keep both Newt and Rick in the race and we have a fighting chance at the convention,
I’m not sure I can agree with this logic. The more Newt and Rick split the vote the less power either of them will have at the convention. If Newt were to drop out, AND all his votes were to go to Rick Santorum he still might not be able to win the nomination but he will go to the convention with a lot of power and decision making weight. That also might better deny Romney the opportunity to win outright.
Either way Romney will have a lot of weight at the convention, there are people who like him. Those people have a right to vote the way they want but we too have the right to vote our way. Putting all our chips on one candidate makes more sense to me. That way Rick gets a higher percentage of the vote and could become the front runner and take some of the spotlight and money from Romney. If you want to deny Romney that is the way to do it.
With Newt and Santorum both in it they both have to attack each other, not good. It makes it look like Romney is on the high ground. Romney is not an idiot, Idiots don’t make millions from scratch. We best not play him for the fool or it will be us wearing the fools hat.
If this is remotely true (whatever) Then the GOP electorate DESERVES to lose, period.
“If Romney wins Alabama and/or Mississippi, its over.”
I just came from a Newt rally and address in Jackson, Mississippi. The crowd was not packed but it was decent sized. Also, it was attended by a quite varied spectrum of ages, income levels (basing this on attire), about 5 - 7% ethnic minorities. For all the Christian Parisees out there you will be disappointed to know it was about 50% women in attendance. He made good points, all based on reason, history and LIBERTY. He emphasized that is it not our task to be the UN’s police, and that our principal obligation is to restore our own economic base, prosperity, and personal freedom. Not a bad turnout for a productive sector base on an early workday morning. We’ll see next Tuesday.
The state GOP machine is very low profile right now, but the usual suspects are aiding and abetting Bishop Willard, of course.
Wonder if they even asked anyone outside the teacher's lounges.
The Alabama GOP Forum on March 12 will be a very big deal. Of course maybe the Alabama Education Association or Mitt Romney will buy all of the tickets for the 2,500 seats and pack the hall with their supporters. That way when Newt Gingrich wins the debate the crowd won’t go NUTS, wildly cheering and such!
Santorum won the straw poll by the Tea Party group in Huntsville a week or two ago. Newt was here Tuesday, I went, Santorum here today and I’m staying home.
The 65 and older crowd really seems to be in the tank for Romney. You would think retired folks who have a lot of time to become educated about the candidates would actually do so; but they probably get their news from CBS, NBC, ABC, and Aol.com
Newt born to Pennsylvania, moved to Georgia, don’t that make him a carpetbagger?
“The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association, showed Romney with 31.2 percent, Santorum with 21.6 percent and Gingrich with 21.2 percent”
It is unclear from the above but it seems that the poll is of Alabama teachers’ union members. If that is the case I am surprised Obama was not written in as the leader in the Republican primary. No way Romney polls number one among the general populus. If he could not take Tennessee no way is he going to win Alabama. The only issue as to Alabama and Mississippi is whether Santorum or Gingrich comes in first. If Santorum wins both of them, Gingrich is a goner.
“this is not credible”
You are correct. My brother owns a BBQ restaurant and I work there with him and I have become really good friends with a bunch of the regulars.I know them well enough that we often talk politics and I can tell you the only comment I have heard from almost everyone of them is that they can’t stand Romney, and won’t vote for him in the primary because he’s not a conservative. Most people in this northern part of Alabama are 100% behind Gingrich with a few Santorum supporters. I will bet 500 bucks that Romney won’t win in Alabama.
Perhaps it’s because Romney goes after anyone who dares to criticize the sacred cow of entitlements, remember the Perry flap.
I live in Alabama , there is no way Romney wins this state anymore than he was going to win GA or SC or the Florida panhandle.
The Alabama GOP is holding a forum on Monday at 5:30 pm with Santorum and Gingrich. So far, neither Willard or Paul has agreed to attend. This could be a great forum to see some serious discussion of conservative ideas and compare and contrast Newt and Rick side by side. If you feel so moved, please call C-Span and CNN and urge them to cover this forum. I doubt Fox would carry it because Romney likely will not be attending.
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“The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association...”
This phrase in the article makes absolutely no sense. There are no internals linked to and yet the self-annointed and always quoted poll geniuses, “Real Clear Politics”, actually posts this Poll on their front page. RCP is really a GOPe site. Hundreds of people could put together a site like RCP and Drudge. They create none of their own content, and all they have to do is simple math to get their poll averages. I could keep that site current with a 4 hour work day.
You know, I have this worry, and I haven’t said anything about it because I am a worrier, and can overreact some time. But the day after super Tuesday Larry Sabato, a democrat, was on Fox saying VA had committed some illegal acts in the way they kept Newt and others off the ballot, and it could be traced directly back to the VA GOP.
I have an acquaintance in the nat’l campaign, who was in Tennesse, and he told me that all during the Tennessee campaign, their county never had their calls returned from the Newt’s TN campaign hdqtrs. He was some sort of officer in the county. He said they finally got so tired of waiting for guidance and support from Newt’s campaign, they just improvised, did their own little grassroots campaign, a very frugal but dedicated one, and his particular precinct went to Newt for 68%... he wasn’t sure of the cty numbers.
But I am wondering how possible it is that Newt’s campaign has been moled into... Newt’s state chair goes to santorum a day or so before the primary, why? Because all his dirty work was done?
Remember when one of perry’s main contributors defected to romney right before the vote?
This gentlemen who told me about his TN experience is very reliable and reasonable... I am not sure what it all means.
Regarding Romney winning in Alabama, it would surprise me too. All things considered, I thought Romney did fine in OK and TN. If Newt could replicate SC in AL and MS, well, that could shake things up.