Skip to comments.Polls show slight Gingrich edge in Ala., Miss.
Posted on 03/09/2012 9:40:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
MERIDIAN, Miss. A pair of new polls are giving hope to Newt Gingrichs Deep South strategy, as he stresses religion and steps up attacks on rival Rick Santorum.
The former U.S. House Speaker leads in Mississippi according to an American Research Group poll out Friday morning has Gingrich leading with 35 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 31 percent and Santorum at 20 percent.
A Rasmussen Poll of Alabama shows a dead heat: Gingrich at 30 percent, Santorum at 29 and Romney at 28.
......Santorum is best known as a strident social conservative, but while representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate he had some lapses from the conservative line that his foes have been eager to highlight. The Gingrich campaign gathered allies on a conference call with reporters Friday morning to remind them of Santorums vote against a national right-to-work law and support for big federal spending in the early 2000s.....
Santorum supporters have been urging Gingrich to drop out of the race since Super Tuesday, when Gingrich won his old home state of Georgia but no other contests. Gingrich only has wins in South Carolina and Georgia and trails Romney and Santorum in unofficial Associated Press delegate tallies, but the Gingrich campaign points out that he has a narrow lead on Santorum in pledged delegates a count that does not include delegates from caucus states like Iowa that could flip later to another candidate.
Gingrich did not mention Santorum and only briefly referenced Romneys well-funded campaign during a speech to about 200 people in Meridian on Friday morning. Gingrich did devote prominent mention to what he views as threats to religious liberty from the Obama administration and the judiciary....
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We will roll out for newt like Patton rolled through Europe.
The AJC is either lying or not paying attention. For weeks now, Newt has been stressing American energy, jobs and national security. He only mentions Obama’s war on religion in passing, if he even mentions it at all in his stump speeches.
It’s Santorum who lacks focus and is all over the map in his rambling speeches, often prone to droning on and on about religion.
Try to buy a clue, AJC. It’s the only way you’ll ever get one.
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