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South Carolina Primary: Romney 28%, Gingrich 21%, Santorum 16%, Paul 16%
Rasmussen ^ | January 13, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 01/13/2012 8:28:30 AM PST by Qbert

Mitt Romney still holds first place in the South Carolina Primary field, while his opponents jockey for second with the voting eight days away.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in South Carolina finds Romney ahead with 28% support, but now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in second place with 21% of the vote.  Support for former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum who was in second a week ago has fallen back to 16%, putting him dead even with Texas Congressman Ron Paul who also earns 16%.

This South Carolina survey of 750 Likely Republican Primary Voters was conducted on January 12, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gingrich; romney; ronpaul; santorum
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To: Yaelle

Newt’s past is so checkered it looks like the floor of a large diner.

I’d like to know more about the particular Catholic diocese that took Newt in, which on the surface looks like a sincere move because they vet new members to try to ensure they have repented of their past sins. Is it one known for loosey goosey leftist philosophy, or does it honor the mainstream church beliefs and keep itself relatively free of scandal?


41 posted on 01/13/2012 9:10:01 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Paul could use some of the CPAs to do the math, that Cain is going to put out of work with his flat tax ideas.

Don't know the “best” position for each person, BUT woke up this morning thinking that the team approach is the answer to unite the party. Give representation to each facet of the anti-O force. Maybe each candidate and previous potential candidate could just fill out a form state which area they feel most comfortable tackling.

42 posted on 01/13/2012 9:10:54 AM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: Qbert

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43 posted on 01/13/2012 9:14:56 AM PST by baysider
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To: Yaelle

Newt is a Reagan conservative. He will govern as a conservative, he did before. This lack of trust is not warranted.


44 posted on 01/13/2012 9:15:58 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Skeez
time for Rick to drop out and endorse newt

Which one?

45 posted on 01/13/2012 9:16:54 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Timber Rattler

Nonsense, Newt would govern as a Reagan conservative like he did before. The establishment types are still mad at him because he oppose the Senior Bush on tax increases. He is a conservative hero, always has been. Clinton was being impeached for obstruction to justice for lying to the grand jury, not for having an affair.


46 posted on 01/13/2012 9:20:10 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: parksstp

Perry’s the key. I supported him and believe that he’s got the money, talent and infrastructure to win, but at some point he’s got to back out. Without coalescing around a single opponent Perry’s just helping Romney with conservatives splitting their votes.

At this point we need to prepare for Romney’s nomination.


47 posted on 01/13/2012 9:20:35 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Qbert

Perry has been the most consistent, consistently low. He needs to drop out and quit siphoning off the other votes.


48 posted on 01/13/2012 9:20:40 AM PST by montyspython ((Romney-Perry-Obama ... No Way))
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To: nhwingut

Perry is at 6% in the new Rasmussen poll, up only one point from the previous Rasmussen poll.

Both Ricks need to get out NOW to stop the Mittwitt madness. He needs to be stopped now in South Carolina before he has a chance to win SC & use that momentum to take Florida.


49 posted on 01/13/2012 9:20:57 AM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

His conversion is important aspect of his life to me too. OTOH the Bible is full of how God has used sinners to do His will. (You wouldn’t believe the number of people who have gone ballistic over my tag line!)

I’m more concerned with God’s plan....Lots of prayers to open our collective eyes. Know that if we follow it we will be blessed. Pray that someone connected to the vine will speak our loudly and clearly....We need another Aaron.


50 posted on 01/13/2012 9:22:08 AM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: Qbert

Newt appears to be moving up. GO NEWT!


51 posted on 01/13/2012 9:24:44 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Linda Frances

Well Andrea that is an interesting question. How can you know anything completely. I have been very up front with my personal life. The voters will just have to decide if they forgive me or not, God has.

So George the voters believe they can trust Obama because of his picture perfect family? Hmmm, you sure you want to phrase the question that way?

He could answer better than me, but maybe this helps a little.


52 posted on 01/13/2012 9:27:47 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: david1313
Newt is a Reagan conservative. He will govern as a conservative, he did before. This lack of trust is not warranted.


I know too many women, and some men who won't vote for someone who cheated on there spouse. Plus, aren't we the party of character? I can understand losing your way once, but twice? What if there we other times that the democrats have proof of and are holding to use against him?

53 posted on 01/13/2012 9:28:02 AM PST by Linda Frances (You rate Santorum too low. He’s as intelligent and well-informed as Gingrich; he has a terrific leg)
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To: baysider

4 +- measure of error? Put Newt and Mitt in a tie.


54 posted on 01/13/2012 9:28:34 AM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: 1010RD

Read the news, Rick Perry no longer has the money. His largest donor dropped him. Rick is out.


55 posted on 01/13/2012 9:30:42 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Qbert
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56 posted on 01/13/2012 9:31:04 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: ilgipper

Santorum... Newt needs more than 1%


57 posted on 01/13/2012 9:32:31 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: david1313

When has Newt “governed” before? And everything in his record from the last fourteen years, AFTER he left Congress, indicates that he will be a reach-across-the-aisle compromiser with the Rats, and we all know how that ends up.


58 posted on 01/13/2012 9:33:55 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: david1313

Then why’s he still in SC?


59 posted on 01/13/2012 9:40:55 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That deal would probably work for Santorum.

Not for Ron Paul ... he has principles even if they are batty.

Not for Rick Perry. Unless he’s tired of Texas (and that doesn’t usually happen) he has a better job here.


60 posted on 01/13/2012 9:49:20 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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