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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Newt is by far the best attack dog in the field. He needs to stay in and destroy Romney for a conservative to have hope of winning the nomination.
Newt is politically astute enough to realize that his attacks may not personally benefit him. In fact it could draw down his support while undermining Romney's support. The beneficiaries could be Santorum and/or Perry. Negative campaigning is a risky strategy when there are more than just two options. However, Newt is likely to do it anyway because he is so disgusted with Romney.
And how well do you think Santorum’s opposition to birth control will fly with women? Somebody tell me how, please.
When looking at our Conservative choices, obviously none are perfect. But, I don't see many chinks in Santorum's armor when compared to the other Conservative candidates.
As for Romney's support, he is a solid 25%, and likely to remain at 25%.
Newt was given every opportunity to shine in this race and he failed. He allowed Mittens to pummel him without any strong response and then went on some tangent about the judiciary for a week or two that no one cared about. This is a straight up anti Obummer economy election. Prattling on about the 9th circuit in IA made no sense as shown by his finish there.
Santorum got to where he is on his own. There is no evidence that the media had anything to do with it. If it were not for Hannity and Levin, he wouldn’t have had any air time at all. Since the media didn’t create him, they can’t destroy him. He is the strongest candidate we have by far.
I agree with your tagline, but sure about Santorum’s motivations. We may only be certain if Romney ygets elected and Santorum gets appointed to some cabinet post.
But right now, he looks like a conservative, as is Perry and Gingrich and we are running out of alternatives here.
It shouldn’t be anything close to the most important issue in this campaign. But, if women (as a group) decide that birth control is their determining factor, then we deserve a Socialist as President.
My take is a bit different. Santorum surged due to Gingrich flatlining. Gingrich flatlined for 2 reasons in my mind: (1) He had no money to fight back, (2) he’d bought that bill of goods that says fighting back is counter-productive.
So, the shift to Santorum was a logical shift. Perry could also have been a shift, but he’d played that same stupid game as Gingrich had. Refusal to fight back.
The game Bush played about everything from WMDs to Who Brought down the WTC Towers....and that Cheney says was their critical mistake.
The game that McCain played and got taken to the cleaners with Sarah Palin screaming common sense all the way and not being heard.
The hope is that Santorum has some muscle and will retaliate.
Romney’s goons have not let loose on this issue yet because they need Santorum and Newt to split the anti Romney vote. Liberals are already all over it. If Santorum ends up being THE anti Romney candidate, all heck is going to break loose on this issue because the Romney goons will go after him. Romney will keep his hands clean like he did when the Romney goons went after Newt. While many people have similar positions to Santorum on this issue, they will not risk voting for him over Romney, and risk the general election. As far as your question does the majority support the Gay agenda or not. I am hearing it is not high on people’s lists of concerns. National security and the ability to put food on the table are main concerns.
People remember his botched performances in his first couple debates. First impressions are hard to undo, and people want a candidate that debate the pants off Obama and make Obama defend HIS record and be held accountable.
Apparently, conservatives don’t want executive experience or a solid background in actually doing conservative things. They want talkers who say all the right things (Bachmann, Cain, now Santorum), not actual doers. It’s a shame.
past performance does count
Go Santorum! When the Newt and Perry supporters have to find another candidate, Rick should beat Romney handily across the south.
I believe Gingrich has the better chance to beat Romney.
South Carolina and Florida will decide the fate of conservatives. Whoever comes out stronger or pulls off a win in those two states will be the person to take on Romney.
I believe Gingrich is politically savvy enough to understand this and drop out if he loses....I do not think Santorum will drop out if he loses. If they both stay in...Romney wins and there is no calculus that will see a conservative nominated. Only wishful thinking.
All eyes on SC/Fl...NH is meaningless...I hope Gingrich leaves early for SC.
Yes yes of course, Santorum who is at 24% should drop out so that the guy trailing him by 8 points can beat Romney?
Have you met my friend “logic?”
You just need to wait for the debate. Newt will win it again.
Mitt Romney = Obama without the tan.
Did DeMint endorse Romney again?
Your Tagline is spot on.
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