Skip to comments.Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi
Posted on 03/09/2012 9:00:30 AM PST by Red Steel
(CNN) Newt Gingrich is edging out his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Mississippi, according to a new poll.
The American Research Group survey of likely Republican primary voters released Friday showed Gingrich with 35% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20% and Ron Paul with 7%.
Gingrich's margin over Romney increased slightly among those who said they will definitely vote in the March 13 primary, 37% to 30%. Santorum garnered 17% support and Paul received 5% among the same group.
The poll was conducted after Super Tuesday, when each of the GOP White House contenders picked up delegates. Romney won the popular vote in six states, while Santorum captured three and Gingrich nabbed one, his native Georgia.
Despite calls for him to bow out of the race, Gingrich has said he will remain in the contest until the convention and has also stressed the importance of wins in Mississippi and Alabama, which both vote on Tuesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
Imagine the egg on the new Governors face if Romney loses.
This news makes me day so much I can hardly describe it!!
May plan to squeeze in a few calls over the weekend and going into Tuesday.
The only ones to lose out in a Newt presidency would be the squirmin’ worms here in DC.
I wish I could show you all the Mcmansions that have sprouted up here over the past 8 years or so ... this is RINO/LIB ELITE central. So many are benefiting from the status quo, and in BIG ways ...meanwhile, the rest of the country suffers.
Newt would come in and equalize all that ...that’s why they want him out. Hold strong, Americans ...
Hey warrior guy, great post!!!!
Newt will be ALL IN through TEXAS, and thAT ALAMO thing plays well here!!
WHOO HOO, NEWT!!!
God bless America!!!
Thank you for your words of wisdom. I sincerely believe Newt Gingrich agreed with what you wrote here, and not with what too many of his supporters are saying.
14 posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 11:18:34 AM by DoughtyOne: “You know, I thought Conservatives had a high opinion of Christian values. Then one stands up and runs for the presidency, and folks all of a sudden take offense because he espouses their beliefs in public. Whats wrong with espousing the belief that abortion is wrong, and that less promiscuity before marriage is a good thing? This post in objection to Santorums values, is that what you wish to rest your hat on. Is this an admission that Balut doesnt back these values? What the heck?”
Thank you, Doughty One.
This stuff by unspun does not represent Newt Gingrich's views, as have been repeatedly stated, about the Judeo-Christian moral basis of society.
Gingrich is not being helped by the actions of a fair number of his supporters here on Free Republic.
21 posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 11:32:13 AM by unspun: “There is a huge difference between our founders vision of a Christ-informed populace participating in self governance and a policy of trying to run the entire (federalist) nation from Washington DC, to obey the dictates of a city-state located on a boot-shaped peninsula of Europe.”
This is wild-eyed stuff from the 1960 anti-Catholic campaign against John F. Kennedy.
If we've learned anything in fifty years, we've learned that the Roman Catholic Church is having enough problems getting their own members to obey the Pope. He has enough problems trying to get Catholics to “obey dictates of a city-state” without trying to get the civil government of a predominantly Protestant country to do so.
8 posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 11:09:37 AM by unspun: A third seems to want to enact Vatican dicta in America.
Please cite an example.
I don't see Rick Santorum trying to enact Vactican dicta on anything other than abortion. On that issue, I trust you agree with Santorum. Gingrich agrees with Vatican dicta on being pro-life, so does Ron Paul, and even Mitt Romney claims to agree (though I don't trust him).
Perhaps you mean contraception? Santorum doesn't want to make contraception illegal; at most, he wants to persuade other people it's a bad idea. What he does with his wife in his own bedroom is his own business and if he wants a large family, it's not my business to tell him otherwise.
As an evangelical Protestant, if I thought Rick Santorum was trying to enact Vatican dicta on things other than issues on which most conservative Christians agree, I would have a huge problem with Santorum.
What Santorum does in his own personal life with Vatican dicta is his own business and I have no problem with him being faithful to the dictates of his church so long as he doesn't try to legally enact them on everyone else.
Keep an eye on the GOP Boss Hogg types. Watch ‘em close.
I heard a Bishop Willard ad today for the first time in Mississippi, and it was all anti Newt.
Some of you Pro Santorum supporters need to do some research once in a while. Its all over the web in fact yea go to CNN. CNN is calling it an ESTIMATE.
We have explained Hard Delegates vs Soft Delegates day after day. But some of you Anti Newt keep calling us liars and now Liberals.
I pick Newt! (If he's good enough for Sarah Palin then he's good enough for me)
When it comes right down to it, Gingrich and Santorum have both spoken quite kindly of each other. Most of the animosity comes from the superpacs and supporters.
While saying that he would consider Gingrich as a VP choice, Rick Santorum calls Gingrich a true conservative who fits the bill.
Newt ahead in Mississippi and Alabama pings!
How many unpledged delegates have defected in previous primaries or what is their percentage?
Newt has proven he can move his poll numbers by campaigning in the state using the local press and getting face time to much chagrin of the Lame Stream Media and the GOP-E. He is much better at it than the rest if all other things are equal.
If he gets the nod, Santorum could do a lot worse than Gingrich on picking a VP. I know Gingrich has his personal faults and failings, but he is very smart and has ideas and plans that can turn this country away from the ruinous socialist path it is on now. We need people in power who can fix these problems, even if they are not saints in their personal lives (who is?). I know that sounds a lot like Clintonian rationalization, but at this point I must confess I am desperate enough to get Obama out of office and turn this country around that I am willing to look past those things to the more immediate and pressing need, which is to save and restore the Republic that our forefathers have bequeathed to us, and is in grave danger of being squandered and bankrupted by Obama and his socialist minions.
As a Northerner I have to sigh when I say, “Thank God for the South.”.
I’m no fan of Gingrich but honestly can’t think of anyone I’d rather see as VP to Santorum.
Here it is - snip:
"Restore our Future, the Super PAC supporting Romney, has been on the air in Alabama and Mississippi with anti-Santorum ads for days, spending nearly $3 million."
The ads are split between the two, but seeing these latest polls, they are likely switching there main attack to Newt.
How come Mississippi doesn’t care too much for Reverend Rick?
“Newt Gingrich is pro-life..., Okay, good... So is someone else.., ah what’s his name? Oh yes, Rick Santorum. Unlike Newt, Rick also urges less promiscuity outside of marriage.”
Newt did not support Spector who is pro choice; Newt did not vote for Sonia Sotomyer who is pro choice and less you forget Santorum endorsed Romney for president knowing Mitt’s liberal record. Santorum voted for title 10 funding...he talks the talk but he does NOT walk the walk.He is a sell out.
Ahh Good Question will have to do research at the state convention.
But it appears at the National convention. Defecting delegates may have given us President Harding.
Hopefully that momentum sweeps right into Texas.
I think it will. Right now, Texas is a Delegate “proportional” State. But, the State GOP is trying to change it to winner-take-all before the Primary. Man, if Newt can bag all 155 Texas Delegates......Katie bar the door.
This is incredibly transparent. First Santorum teams up with Romney against Newt in Florida. Has spent the past month stealing Newts ideas. At the beginning of ths week he was calling for Newt to drop out, knowing Newt is gaining momentum.. Now he wants Newt to be on his team. This clown is making an ass of himself.
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