Skip to comments.Ala Ed Assoc poll...Romney 10 pt lead...GOP primary approaches(Myth 31.2, Santo 21.6, Newt 21.2)
Posted on 03/08/2012 11:39:35 AM PST by Red Steel
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Six days out from Alabama's GOP presidential primary, a new poll shows former Gov. Mitt Romney with a 10 point lead over Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
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.
Newt makes up 7 points from this poll that has been posted on FR.
"Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent."- end snip-
I’m for Newt.
Inaccurate info results from comparing and contrasting polls done by two different polling outfits, however.
More accurate to compare the same poll over time.
THere needs to be an established BASE from which to say someone rose or fell from one poll to another.
Different polling outfits do things differently, so, no established BASE exists when you start comparing them.
That said, can you tell me, is this two polls from the same outfit, one older and one new, or two different pollsters?
While Newt doesn’t like Romney, he said he would support him IF he’s the nominee. I don’t fault Newt on that, but does he not realize, by staying in the race, after winning only two contests, he is HELPING Romney become the nominee?
I posted this a few hours ago. The poll looks very bogus. No internals, etc. The report doesn’t even make any grammatical sense.
Consider the source....
The AEA -- aka The Teachers Union...
Sponsored this poll-- hmmmm....
" By: Shannon Delcambre
Published: March 08, 2012 Updated: March 08, 2012 - 10:02 AM
A new poll has been released Thursday showing how Alabamians may vote in next week's GOP Primary.
The Capital Survey Research Center did a survey of 592 likely voters in Alabama from march 5-7, 2012.
Among the results, 29.9% of voters would pick Mitt Romney, 24.7% of voters pick Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum gets 20.1%, and Ron Paul has 5.6% of those polled, with 19.8% of those polled don't know or had no reply."
Alabama will end up going for Newt. Bank it.
The AEA -- aka The Teachers Union... Sponsored this poll-- hmmmm....
The knives are out for Newt attempting to get the reverse band wagon effect.
Whether the poll is new or not wasn’t my question.
I ask if these series of polls are by the same, or by different, polling organizations.
If they are all by different orgs., no way to compare them accurately from one to the next to the next.
If any of them are by the same org. but one is older and one is newer, THERE you can see a true change.
The reason is, polling outfits do their polling differently from one another.
To compare them is like comparing apples to oranges.
That’s why I asked my question.
Red Steel, you said Newt made up 7 points between two polls you cited.
We don’t know that unless we know if the two polls he made up points in were done by the same polling outfit, one older poll, one newer.
I don’t know how to make my question more plain.
The only Alabama ones you can compare over time, to my knowledge, are the ASU ones. However, anyone pushing for Newt is not going to want to look at that set.
Sorry that I didn't answer your question.
I don't know, however some on this thread have questioned that a likely liberal association sponsored the poll or polls making it very suspect.
Red Steel, you said Newt made up 7 points between two polls you cited.
We dont know that unless we know if the two polls he made up points in were done by the same polling outfit, one older poll, one newer.
Yes, we don't know. The last one I posted on this thread shows Newt at about 25% leading Santo in a three way race. These polls are all over the place.
I still say that Newt has the best track to take Alabama in this fluid state race and I believe you do too.
Ineligible Dog Abuser and Backstabber:
"Put this thing on the roof of our car."
Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus
"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."
"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"
"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."
PolitickerNY has a report out Tuesday that
Seamus, the dog Romney famously put on the
roof of the car when the family drove to Canada in
1983, may have actually run away once the
Romneys reached the Great White North. As any
Gail Collins readers will know by now, a 2004
Boston Globe story revealed that Mitt Romney
strapped his dog's crate to the roof of the family
car, terrifying the pooch in the process. Though it
was intended as an illustration of Romney's quirky
crisis-management, pet lovers everywhere have let
it live on as evidence of candidate's cruelty.
PolitckerNY's Hunter Walker cites two anonymous
sources who say the Romney sons told reporters
off-the-record that Seamus actually ran away once
they reached Canada. Mitt Romney has said
Seamus lived long past that trip, and that he
enjoyed riding on top of the car, by way of
deflecting attacks from PETA and other animal
advocates. But expect this new development to
fuel the arguments of those who think the act was abusive.
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