Skip to comments.Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary(Romney 27%, Santorum 24%)
Posted on 01/06/2012 6:17:53 AM PST by Rational Thought
What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had one percent (1%) support among likely South Carolina Republican Primary voters now is running a close second there with 24% of the vote.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Palmetto State finds former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still in the lead, earning 27% support from likely GOP Primary Voters, up from 23% in early November. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in third with 18% of the vote, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 11%.
Bringing up the rear are Texas Governor Rick Perry with five percent (5%) and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman at two percent (2%). Another two percent (2%) of these likely primary voters like some other candidate, and 11% remain undecided
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“You don’t think people understand not having a job, being underemployed or watching their investments crumble?”
Do you not understand that all this will be blamed on Republicans???? And that it will be believed and voted upon? Obama will come out smelling like a rose this year to many of the above. I know Dems who have lost in the markets. . . big. They’re still voting for him. If you think we can win because the economy is bad, you’re dreaming. It’s gonna take much more than that.
“There are a lot of conservatives on this website who would emphatically disagree with you.”
I know. I know. I can read.
“Yet, here you are on a conservative site telling us we must support him or lose.”
Based on my understanding of human nature, more than political issues. But go on pretending it’s about politics.
“We were told by the likes of you that we had to support McCain because he was the one who could win in November.”
I wasn’t in that group. Never, never wanted McCain. No charisma. No conservatism. Lose. Lose. But yes I did vote for him. Had to.
“Just look at the FR front page for evidence. Here’s what you’ll find:
“ObamaCare = RomneyCare = CommieCare. NO Romney! NO WAY!!”
Seen it. Every time. So what? Other than a veiled attempt to convince the lurkers against voting for Romney because he is not conservative instead of the real reason, it doesn’t mean much to me. But it does say volumes about the level of hate directed to Romney on this site. I’ve seen that before. Nothing new there.
“They said Reagan couldn’t win. They said W couldn’t beat Gore. I’m sure glad we don’t listen to they.”
So now you are “they”, but you have it wrong just like “them”. It’s not about issues, although the speculation and pontification about a presidential election and it’s candidates issues makes tons of money for MSM, the talk show hosts, political analysts and others. It’s a joke now. Everybody’s just SO smart. . . except most of the people who will be voting. The Dems know this. But we don’t.
You are underestimating the level of domestic cuts that Kasich and Gingrich kept sending up to Clinton. They were significant cuts that were bloody Hill and partisan battles.
That sounds JUST LIKE ( not shouting just massive emphasis ) what we need right freakin’ now ~!!
Kasich is my Gov and he’s done a helluva job so far.
Prey tell then, what is the "real reason" FR advises voting against Romney? I thought it's because he's really not all that much different than Obama, but now I'm eager to hear the "real reason". Please expound.
So now you are they, but you have it wrong just like them.
You're not making sense again. The "they" in 1979 were the ones who said a "real conservative" like Reagan couldn't win. Just like you're saying we shouldn't vote for the most conservative candidate today. "They" ain't me, "they" is you.
Anyone who thinks he's saving his kids or grand kids by electing Mitt Romney president isn't using his brain. Nationalized healthcare, abortion, gay marriage, liberal courts, higher taxes, and the expansion of the nanny state will not save your offspring. Unfortunately, there are enough people not using their heads, like you, and too many conservatives splitting the vote, to ensure a conservative runs on the Republican ticket. Mitt Romney/Barack Obama...what the hell is the difference?
But you don't give a rats ass about a conservative pedigree. All you want is charisma. Used car salesmen don't have charisma. It's something very different. You are hopelessly confused.
Looks like Newt is playing spoiler to keep a real conservative out of the nomination.
Looks like 4th place Newt is costing us this nomination by staying in the race at this point.
does this mean I won’t have to fear being banned for not liking Newt?
And I repeat myself.
Romney has a 30 point lead in NH and has for months, same way with Gingrich in SC. Are we to believe that if Newt has won Iowa he would now be leading Romney by 20 points in NH!
the problem is that We conservatives have to rally around one candidate before the South Carolina Vote or Romney will win this nomination by default! With Santorum at 24 % Newt at 18% and Paul the votes are being slit.. We need 1 One Candidate to beat Romney.. As long as there is three Romney wins. Period!!!!!
It ain’t just Newt playing spoiler...
but we conservatives have this problem!!! you have 4 conservative vying for the conservative vote so we need to rally around one candidate to beat Willard!!! Whom shall we pick huh? You better choose pretty soon cause you can’t let Willard win SC!!! If he does he will win the Nomination!!! I’m a Newt guy but I would rally around Santorum!!! Perry ain’t going anywhere and neither is Paul I don’t think!
Up until April 1, all Republican primaries divvy up their delegates proportionately. After that date, they can choose to be winner-take-all or proportional.
In 2008, the early primaries were all winner-take-all -- which gave McCain the lion's share of the delegates, though he never broke 38%.
Because of the proportional sharing of delegates nobody is going to be able to "pull a McCain" in the early primaries -- including Romney.
Consequently, we don't have to select a single conservative candidate...yet. We can continue to watch Santorum, Gingrich and Perry perform and make our determination accordingly.
Not until April 1 do we need to coalesce around a single candidate...
by the time the dragged out election gets halfway through, the liberal media and Republican socialists will have their fix in and I wont even have a choice
he doesnt need more than 25 percent
I believe that Newt has no intention of becoming president and is just a Republican insider riding Shotgun for Romney , to draw votes off of any conservative and insure a win for the Big Government Republican insider choice, Romney
“We conservatives have to rally around one candidate before the South Carolina Vote or Romney will win this nomination by default!”
But, at the latest, we need to coalesce around the leader after SC and Fla. That lets Sant/Ging battle it out to see who will be the strongest in two key states.
The GOP E despises Gingrich...it’s been an assault from Rove and every other pundit against Gingrich for a month now.