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InsiderAdvantage Poll: Gingrich Now Leads Romney in S. Carolina Newt 32 Mitt 29 Santorum 11 Perry 3
Newsmax ^ | 1-18-12 | Staff

Posted on 01/18/2012 7:48:04 PM PST by VinL

An InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Wednesday night has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now leading the Republican primary race in South Carolina.

The poll of likely Republican primary voters has Gingrich with 32 percent, ahead of Mitt Romney who trailed close behind at 29 percent.

The results are a significant reversal for Romney, who had led polls before Tuesday's Fox News debate. A poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage last Sunday showed Romney with a double-digit lead over Gingrich.

The InsiderAdvantage poll is the first major South Carolina survey after the debate. Gingrich has been crediting with winning the debate.

The poll found that support for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum is faltering, with both pulling 15 and 11 percent, respectively.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished last with just 3 percent of the vote. Three percent of those polled selected "other candidate" and 7 percent said they had no opinion.

The survey polled 718 registered Republican voters.

Read more on Newsmax.com: InsiderAdvantage

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; gingrich; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; perry; poll2012; rickperry; ricksantorum; romney; ronpaul; santorum; southcarolina; threepercentperry
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To: RC one

Uh Oh. You’re gonna git it!


51 posted on 01/18/2012 8:16:16 PM PST by 386wt ("If you want a friend ... get a dog." - Harry Truman)
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To: KansasGirl

Yes. This is an open primary, however, it is on a Saturday...will Dems really interrupt their weekend to go vote? Not as much, I think. And also the weather forecast is callling for RAIN....that usually keeps the rats turnout low.


52 posted on 01/18/2012 8:17:12 PM PST by Babsig (Newt/West 2012)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I was getting down a wee bit, now I am back to hopeful and excited!!

Eat THIS Fox news!


53 posted on 01/18/2012 8:17:40 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: DesertRenegade
—>Someone needs to give Matt Drudge a little of his own medicine. If he is carousing with young latino boys in the pool of his Miami penthouse, what right does he have to judge Newt?

It will happen because he has become too arrogant about his page of links. Ann Coulter is on twitter making crappy remarks. They are doing damage control for Romney to smack Palin power down. I would like to know who paid to have this done.

54 posted on 01/18/2012 8:17:43 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: jeltz25

Hmm...so Gov Palin says she’d vote for Newt and the Next day he takes the lead after being behind by 11 in the most recent poll. Not too shabby.
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Jeltz, don’t take this wrong- I’ve been posting for a while that Gov. Palin should come out for Newt. But, I also said that she wasn’t going to back a loser- and if she did back him- she wanted to be seen as the one given him the last push.

I think she saw the momentum, and being the uncanny politician she is-— she jumped in just at the right time! God Bless her.


55 posted on 01/18/2012 8:18:24 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

What’s that I’m hearing?

Santorum needs to pull out?

I think you owe us an apology.


56 posted on 01/18/2012 8:19:43 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: VinL

I didn’t comment in my original reply. But I agree w/ you. Tempest in a tea pot.

Go Newt!


57 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:19 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Red Steel

You have that right!

And all they have is an ex?

They are hosed...


58 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:19 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: katiedidit1

On Drudge it says the ex-wife will air Thursday night on Nightline.


59 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:31 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: magritte

Rick Perry at 3% in S. Carolina.

Oops!

The people in S. Carolina are heartless.

60 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:31 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: BenKenobi

more like your father should have pulled out. Sorry, I couldn’t resist BK.


61 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:49 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: VinL

There is no way you can call an ex-wife an October surprise. Everyone knows about the two ex-wives. Marianne is just going to come across as a bitter woman. Most people will probably have little sympathy and understand why she lost her man. That may be unfair without hearing her but stating publicly that she wants to take down Newt’s campaign gives us a glimpse of her bitterness.

But there is little surprise here. Just the same as if we were to hear some story about 0bama snorting coke and exchanging bj’s with some dude in the back of a limousine.


62 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:10 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: RC one

OUCH! That’s gonna leave a mark.

(wish I’d said that.....)


63 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: VinL
Looks like the push polls are giving way to the real polls as expected. Shocking.

Romney is going DOWN in South Carolina.
64 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:16 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Utmost Certainty that Drudge's False over-hyped Siren will Backfire... Drudge, why so foolish?


65 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:44 PM PST by show
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To: tsowellfan
Seems like I remember Drudge was a Freeper once?

Yes, as was Luciane Goldberg, her son, and many others. That was before the night of the long knives, when many who were with us from the beginning when the main thread was still known as the WhiteWater discussion, ended up resigning for other places.

Much blood was spilled that day. In the end, to their shagrin, Jim left things as they were.

In time the bad blood was left behind, but as usual you never look at those you had big fights with the same again.
66 posted on 01/18/2012 8:23:06 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: trumandogz

Umm, why?

“Because they are hurting Newt”.

Doesn’t seem to be the case, now does it?

“Because they are running for their ego”.

Also doesn’t seem to be the case.


67 posted on 01/18/2012 8:23:57 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: VinL

PO’ Ol’ Perry.

He sure is an ***hole. /s

I watched that debate. He rocked the house.
What gives?

Newt has been making hay for days off of Perry asking for Mitts tax forms.

Perry was first out of the gate to Whack Obama on the “keystone pipeline decision” today

I just don’t get it.


68 posted on 01/18/2012 8:24:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DesertRenegade

Drudge says he isn’t gay. David Brock and a landscaper say he is. I’ll go with Matt on that one.


69 posted on 01/18/2012 8:25:03 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Miss Didi

Isn’t that convenient for the Newt bashers? will not give him much time to respond. The news channels will be airing it 24/7 on friday and saturday...just in time to try and bring Gingrich down.


70 posted on 01/18/2012 8:25:03 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: VinL

In tommorow night’s debate, Newt to ask Romeny POINT BLANK why his operatives are ABC News (and the rest of the traitorous US news media) are trying to destroy EVERY SINGLE CHALLENGER to his nomination.


71 posted on 01/18/2012 8:25:26 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: txhurl

Like Gordon Gecko.


72 posted on 01/18/2012 8:25:42 PM PST by BagCamAddict (Since the Ricks aren't going to drop out before SC, we need to do it for them: VOTE FOR NEWT.)
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To: VinL

I was somewhat facetious there. don’t really think she had all tha mcuh to do with it. I don’t think any endorsement really matters all that much.

Except a Gov or Sen who controls a machine. They matter. But out of state or natl figures really don’t/

Was definitely joking about the Piper endorsement. Although, Piper did seem pretty popular back at The Villages in 08. Maybe she’s the secret weapon for FL. Take that Jeb Bush.

But this does show her timing and judgment. She did it when it would be most effective.

Look at Romney and how he played Haley a month ago. It’s old news already. Now, if Romney had siad “thanks, Governor, but lets hold off and you can announce it right befor the primary when it will have the most impact” that’d have been the smart play.

Same with Christie. he’s old news by now.

Who does Romney have left to play? Jeb? W? Cheney? Huckabee?(I can’t see Huck doing it based on 08).

But she did have good timing with this.


73 posted on 01/18/2012 8:26:04 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: RC one

Hey no worries. I got a sense of humor.


74 posted on 01/18/2012 8:26:14 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: VinL

I imagine the polling was concluded before a) Sarah Palin said she’d vote for Newt and b) Marianne Gingrich’s story was ‘leaked.’ The change has everything to do with Newt’s performance in Monday night’s debate.


75 posted on 01/18/2012 8:26:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: trumandogz

True conservatives must immediately shout and holler for Perry to gracefully drop off. Romney has been coasting on a divided vote. Had Bachmann dropped off, Santorum would have handidly won Iowa. It would have slowed Romney’s momentum in NH and by now either Newt or Santorum would surge if Perry drops.


76 posted on 01/18/2012 8:27:07 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: BenKenobi

Paul and Santorum are close though! :-)

You know I had to do that!


77 posted on 01/18/2012 8:27:41 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: VinL

Rick, your a nice guy! Get out of the race!


78 posted on 01/18/2012 8:28:30 PM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: mylife

mylife,

I saupport Newt, but Rick Perry has been a class act imo. This time around, he just seemed like a kid whose father was forcing him to go out for football, and he really didn’t want to. I mean that respectfully.

He’s still young. I think he’ll have his day...when HE decides he wants it.


79 posted on 01/18/2012 8:28:55 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: EDINVA

was done tonight, post-Palin.


80 posted on 01/18/2012 8:29:53 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: CynicalBear

I wanna see how far we can push Mittens down.

Wouldn’t you like to see him come in under 20?


81 posted on 01/18/2012 8:30:12 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: upchuck; VinL; TitansAFC; DJ MacWoW

That’s precisely what’s going on!

I hope Newt is given ample, ample time during tomorrow night’s debate!

GO NEWT!!!!


82 posted on 01/18/2012 8:30:34 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: jeltz25
Huck will NEVER endorse Willard the $50 Abortioner!

But he will endorse..

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2

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1

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83 posted on 01/18/2012 8:30:44 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: WeatherGuy

Yes, Gingrich could get out in front of this during the debate to smack it.


84 posted on 01/18/2012 8:31:01 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: VinL

In the last few minutes there’s been more than 20 points of differential between Gingrich and Romney on Intrade for the SC race.

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85 posted on 01/18/2012 8:31:19 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: jeltz25

Jeb Bush and Huckabee have already endorsed Mittens.


86 posted on 01/18/2012 8:31:40 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: P-Marlowe
GO NEWT GO NEWT GO NEWT GO NEWT

If his Ex wacks him it's his own fault. Newt's a pig.

87 posted on 01/18/2012 8:32:10 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: BenKenobi
>> Wouldn’t you like to see him come in under 20?<<

Oh wouldn’t that be sweet! The talking heads would be apoplectic.

88 posted on 01/18/2012 8:32:39 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: BagCamAddict

OK, who the hell is Gordon Gecko? It’s not like I can google or wiki him.


89 posted on 01/18/2012 8:32:49 PM PST by txhurl (EVERYONE is losing their virginity in this election. -Marty60)
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To: OneVike
Yup, I also remember Tony Snow here until he got the job at the WH.

Wasn't Hannity also a Freeper? I know he was (and probably still is) a lurker.

90 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:21 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: WeatherGuy

Newt to ask Romeny POINT BLANK why his operatives are ABC News (and the rest of the traitorous US news media) are trying to destroy EVERY SINGLE CHALLENGER to his nomination

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Hopefully, he won’t have to. All these conservative radio folks- Rush et al— should be calling this one and nailing Romney-— just like they did to Newt on Bain.

And frankly, if they do, that will help Newt-—i.e. “Newt took the lead in the polls, and now Romney and the Establishment pull this stuff”. The motivation is too transparent now!


91 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:33 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

I could be wrong, but I think the base seriesly dislikes Romney. All your base are belong to us!!


92 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Gator113

Newt is a pig.


93 posted on 01/18/2012 8:34:05 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: Red Steel

Certainly Newt knew this was coming at some point. I believe he will respond effectively.


94 posted on 01/18/2012 8:34:09 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: ExtremeUnction
Newt's a pig.

And Romney is a saint. /s

So who are you going to vote for?

Paul?

95 posted on 01/18/2012 8:34:23 PM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: mylife

“Perry was first out of the gate to Whack Obama on the “keystone pipeline decision” today

I just don’t get it.”

I don’t get it either. I like Rick Perry and could support him but he is just not getting votes. So I have to say GO NEWT GO!


96 posted on 01/18/2012 8:35:02 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: VinL

At this point, I would say that it is reasonable to ask Perry and Santorum to drop out and endorse whomever they are going to endorse (I suspect that will be Newt).


97 posted on 01/18/2012 8:35:22 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Utmost Certainty
I don’t think this Marianne story will have much effect. If anything, I think the tactic might backfire. Given that it was how many years ago, plus she’s an EX-wife…

It's already backfiring.

Conservative women who are commenting about this story on my Facebook news feed, are 100% opposed to Newt's ex pulling this crap right before the vote.

98 posted on 01/18/2012 8:38:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CynicalBear

I’m a big believer in shock and awe. Why leave it to chance, when we can totally nuke him?


99 posted on 01/18/2012 8:38:06 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: mylife

The LSM has virtually ignored Perry since the first debate, that’s why. Every good and great moment he has had since then has been ridiculed and/or ignored. He is still by far the most appealing candidate in the race, but the establishment, both RINO and conservative simply won’t have it.


100 posted on 01/18/2012 8:38:16 PM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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