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BREAKING: New Rasmussen poll now has Gingrich leading Romney in S.C.
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Rasmussen

Posted on 01/19/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has now surged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of the South Carolina Republican Primary race with the vote just two days away.

The latest telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state finds Gingrich with 33% support to Romney’s 31%. Two days ago, before the last debate, it was Romney by 14 percentage points.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul now runs third with 15% of the vote, followed by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at 11%. Paul's support is steady while Santorum's support has dropped five points since Monday. At the beginning of the month, just after Santorum’s strong showing in the Iowa caucuses, he ran second to Romney with 24% of the vote.

Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to run last with two percent (2%) support. He has dropped out of the race today and endorsed Gingrich. One percent (1%) of likely primary voters like some other candidate in the contest, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The new findings come following Gingrich’s strong performance in a debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday night. Sarah Palin also signaled support for Gingrich which could have a significant impact in South Carolina. Two years ago, her endorsement of Nikki Haley transformed the race for governor. Ironically, now that Haley is governor, she has endorsed Romney while Palin is backing Gingrich for the moment.

The candidates will debate again in South Carolina this evening.

The race for the Republican presidential nomination is now nearly even nationally with Romney still on top with 30% support but Gingrich just three points behind at 27%. Santorum who was running second has dropped to 15%.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; sc2010
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To: DestroyLiberalism; onyx; Liz

It’s breakout and exploitation time!! Newt needs to bloody Romney HARD tonight and leave a smokin’ hole! As Patton said, “Like s*** through a goose! Kick some RINO ass, Newt!!


51 posted on 01/19/2012 9:44:14 AM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Palin FTW!)
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To: napscoordinator
...To be honest, it pains me to say this but I was a HUGE Santorum supporter and still would like him to be President someday, but it is Newt’s to lose and the least I can do is support him...

I am also a huge SANTORUM supporter... and I love if nothing else, that he got a chance to be noticed and not ignored 100% as Hunter was the last time around and I went down with ship supporting him...

THIS TIME THOUGH... I have to compromise too... I WILL VOTE FOR NEWT... Simply because the current OHOMO is turning out to be a real SATAN!...supporting the queers and their deprave life style... even worse than I thought. OHOMO MUST BE DEFEATED and I can "live" with Newt even thought is not a "saint" (like Rick :). RICK will keep going to bigger and better things... this man is not finished by any means... We need GOOD GUYS like that in this country... GO SANTORUM!..

So, don't feel bad!!!


52 posted on 01/19/2012 9:45:56 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: KansasGirl
Larry Sabato thinks Perry’s endorsement will get Newt 5-6 pts. even though Perry is polling lower than that. That is what he said on FNC.

It makes sense to me. Many wanted Perry at first but then ran scared at his horrible debating performances.

So they were thinking Newt has too much baggage...I guess Santorum is the only person I can stomach but he has no chance of winning.

So now that Perry said Newt is good and that he forgives him...they reflect upon themselves and go to Newt.

53 posted on 01/19/2012 9:46:13 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t know about you, but this personal life crap is getting old and smelly.

I refuse to let the MSM pick my nominee.

Also in light of Iowa Only having 120,000 people vote in a non binding beauty contest shouldn’t have very much to so with our nominee.

And in NH only 47% of the votes in our primary were republican. Why should they have so much influence.


54 posted on 01/19/2012 9:46:22 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

This would be a good time for Paul to get out. He would become a party hero because we might be able to see where his voters are going....besides hell.


55 posted on 01/19/2012 9:47:09 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: KansasGirl

No, that was all part of the staging by ABC. No make-up, bad lighting, and frumpy clothes, all designed to make Marianne look like the victim.

Can’t prove it, but I’m guessing the former Mrs. Gingrich has a bank account in the Caymans that’s gained a few more zeroes at the end of her balance.


56 posted on 01/19/2012 9:48:37 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

How come last week when the same polling showed Romney with a healthy lead, the storyline here was “Rassmussen polling cannot be trusted.” Now that the polling has flipped, is Rassmussen suddenly reliable?


57 posted on 01/19/2012 9:48:51 AM PST by BrotherJoseph
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“Santorum at 11%”

Seems a great awakening for the Santorum folks has occurred.

Will Santorum be as eloquent and graceful when he drops out, as Perry most certainly was?

GO NEWT GO......President Newt Gingrich, it’s going to happen.


58 posted on 01/19/2012 9:50:02 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: lonevoice

YAY!!! Go, Newt!


59 posted on 01/19/2012 9:50:42 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: patriot08

Santorum looks like he wouldn’t hurt a fly!


60 posted on 01/19/2012 9:51:46 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: patriot08
Hey Newton...Want an apple??

Hey Newton...How about some apple pi.

Hey Newton...

61 posted on 01/19/2012 9:52:52 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eva

I agree. And if Santorum is smart, he’d realize that it’s the only way he’ll get anywhere near the White House.


62 posted on 01/19/2012 9:53:15 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
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To: Gator113

63 posted on 01/19/2012 9:56:01 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: patriot08

Cute — except, well, Santorum looked like a bit of a nerd compared to what he looks like now.

Hey, have we EVER seen zero’s high school pic? I don’t recall ever having seen one. We see those dope smoking couch photos, but not much else.

Newt seemed like a VERY well-rounded young man with all of his activities.


64 posted on 01/19/2012 9:56:47 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: BrotherJoseph
How come last week when the same polling showed Romney with a healthy lead, the storyline here was “Rassmussen polling cannot be trusted.” Now that the polling has flipped, is Rassmussen suddenly reliable?

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh .... you wouldn't want to point out the hypocracy ...
65 posted on 01/19/2012 9:56:54 AM PST by Scythian
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To: for-q-clinton

It doesn’t require good debating skills to be a good president. The teleprompter turd would fail on the same scale and yet, he is called intelligent because he can read.


66 posted on 01/19/2012 9:57:36 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good one.

GO NEWT GO.......


67 posted on 01/19/2012 9:58:34 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: All

Marianne Gringrich: portrait of a bitter, vengeful ex-wife who is furious that Calista could be the First Lady instead of her.

The nerve of this woman! She cheated with Newt on his first wife.

Who paid her off- Obama and his rats or Romney?

Pathetic

68 posted on 01/19/2012 9:58:34 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: CPT Clay

The corrupt media will smear any leading opponent of bo. Make no mistake, the alphabet networks and the nytimes are enemies of free people everywhere.


69 posted on 01/19/2012 9:59:08 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Gator113
I bet my life on the fact that he is at least talking with Newt. Newt might even suggest he stay until Sunday....we will never know. I still don't think he is the villain that some think...not you just generalization.
70 posted on 01/19/2012 10:00:03 AM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: TADSLOS

I think the story that Santorum has dropped so low is just as big a headline in this story.


71 posted on 01/19/2012 10:00:46 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Might wanna cool your jets there Buckeye; the Democrat media has brought out Newts ex-wife and she’s already busy stabbing him in the back.

He’s done.........you can stick a fork in him.


72 posted on 01/19/2012 10:01:30 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: patriot08

Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.....


73 posted on 01/19/2012 10:02:04 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: patriot08

Gingrich looks like the guy who always ran the movie projector.

Santorum looks like the jerk that always reminded the teacher that she had forgotten to give out homework assignments, 2 seconds before the bell.

GO-MOVIE PROJECTOR GUY-GO.....


74 posted on 01/19/2012 10:05:32 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Rich21IE

He’s just getting started. The democrats will try and stick a fork in whoever gets the nod. Not buying it...Newt will slice and dice the Kenyan Catastrophe.


75 posted on 01/19/2012 10:05:44 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: patriot08
DRUDGE: (SANTORUM'S) TRAGIC YEARBOOK PHOTOS TWEEK CAMPAIGN...

Well, if this is a disqualifier, I don't think I'll ever run for public office! :-)

76 posted on 01/19/2012 10:07:06 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Never mind.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

We all knew SC would be Newts best shot. If he did well, and he usually does, in the debates, they’d need something to knock him back.

IIRC this interview was taped before the debates, then probably shelved, ‘in case’.

What will be more telling is how widespread this story is today with the talking heads. They sure waited on the Bain to see if it got any traction first.


77 posted on 01/19/2012 10:10:02 AM PST by moehoward
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Now hopefully Newt and Rick S can sit down and talk and possibly give the other a VP spot or a high end position if we win against the MSM, establishment, the elitist, the white house and all the billionaires like Soros.


78 posted on 01/19/2012 10:11:20 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Never said it was required, but it does help win. And republican’s are tired of putting up people for debates that can’t make the conservative case for us. Newt clearly has the best chance to make the conservative case in a debate. But Perry is definitely better 1:1 and with crowds. So this could be interesting. Maybe Perry for VP. That would be interesting seeing him debate Biden.


79 posted on 01/19/2012 10:13:31 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: COBOL2Java

or it could go like this

Hell Rove you said we had this in the bag, you and the others had better get our pals like Hannity on this.

You can bet Hannity and co will be working to see if they can get the numbers back up for their elitist cross dressing homosexual pal.


80 posted on 01/19/2012 10:14:33 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Vendome

Good luck.

If he can prove his ex wife is a nut bag, then you may have something there. Otherwise the fat lady is warming her pipes with honey tea...


81 posted on 01/19/2012 10:15:40 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hmm, you may be underestimating the power of the media and the stupidity of the majority of the electorate. But....we’ll see.


82 posted on 01/19/2012 10:18:52 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Rich21IE
Hmm, you may be underestimating the power of the media and the stupidity of the majority of the electorate.

November 2008, told me everything I needed to know about the electorate.

This is a stupid country.

83 posted on 01/19/2012 10:21:01 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: vooch

RP is going to do all of that, OK do you know that he has in 30 years yes 30 years only passed one bill and that was more of a pork bill.

RP has done nothing whilst in power but look like a confused old frail man who seems to not even know what platform he is on.
Only a couple of weeks ago on stage he said” I am the only true Democrat on this stage running”


84 posted on 01/19/2012 10:21:40 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Eva

Agree then we would have proper conservatives in power, socially and fiscal unlike the half baked elitist lot


85 posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:48 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: All
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/05/rick-santorums-tragic-yearbook-photo/239515/

Lots of candidates have embarrassing things in their past that they'd hate to have flare up in the middle of a presidential campaign. I think we can safely conclude that we have found Rick Santorum's! At the right, cast your eyes upon the tragedy that is Santorum's high school year book photo--specifically, Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois, in 1976. (The picture is from Chris Good's compilation of high school year book photos of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates--it's not pretty, although I recommend clicking through.)

A quick office straw poll here at The Atlantic, conducted amidst uproarious laughter, confirms that this is, in fact, the single worst year book photo that most of us have ever seen. An outright disaster. I suppose it's Santorum's misfortune to have been in high school during this era. I'm pretty sure that 1976 wasn't too kind to anyone. But still. Wow--he looks like McLovin in polyester. I have yet to meet the political consultant talented enough to spin this one. My condolences to Santorum. Brave of him to have struggled through this and made something of this life.


86 posted on 01/19/2012 10:27:41 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Newt looks like Drew Carey there.


87 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:07 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Scythian


Well maybe if Ras is as skewed as those posters claim then Newt has an even bigger lead
88 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:26 AM PST by uncbob
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I’m still surprised to see Romney breaking 30 percent. Go Newt.


89 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:46 AM PST by pallis
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To: uncbob

And now that he has the lead in at least one poll do we think that maybe he will get more time in the debates like Romney has been getting


90 posted on 01/19/2012 10:34:41 AM PST by uncbob
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Problem is don’t democrats also vote in SC ?

Ras only polls GOP voters


91 posted on 01/19/2012 10:37:05 AM PST by uncbob
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To: for-q-clinton

Any opponent of Obamugabe is a friend of mine. I will not bad-mouth any true opponent of the fraudulent weasel in the WH.


92 posted on 01/19/2012 10:38:44 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: dfwgator

Marianne will look like the bitter woman she is. Good grief 11 yrs! She needs to get on with her life....but some carry their misery to the grave.

Interesting is nobody’s talking about the 6 yrs. she moved out...and left Newt dangling. She even said it was a marriage that should have never been. I saw alot while looking at Newt’s history. She’s definately a revengful woman and simply doing exactly what she said she would do in 95’ interview....she would take Newt down if he choose to run by doing this very interview.....and here she is.


93 posted on 01/19/2012 10:39:22 AM PST by caww
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To: Eva

Newt’s was a chubby nerd who was seduced by his teacher and started dating her when he was only 16. With this introduction to sex and marriage, no wonder he made bad decisions. But he had come around to understand how wrong he got it and what right looks like. Sinners can’t un-do their past sins, but they can admit them and regret them and warn others not to make them.

Newt’s sister suffers from psycho-sexual pathology as a homosexual who also tries to look and act like a man. She refuses to see the world as it really is.

That Newt has seen the light is a joy to witness. How sick to drag a man down by shrieking about well-known sins he admits and regrets and decries. NOTHING in this interview is new or novel or surprising - it is not surprising that an adulterer wanted his spouse to permit the affair to continue (it happens all the time). What is surprising and novel is that the adulteress is decrying adultery as if she was an innocent player.


94 posted on 01/19/2012 10:39:22 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: CynicalBear

Go Newt Go!!!!! all the way to WAshington and kick the bums out! We have a chance...we DO have a chance... to turn this country back on track!


95 posted on 01/19/2012 10:41:54 AM PST by caww
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To: napscoordinator
I trust Newt about as far as I can throw him and would vote for Santorum if I were a SC resident. I'm pretty pissed off that the choice has come down to Romney the RINO or the flip side of Bill Clinton but Obama is so bad I don't have a choice but to support whoever runs against him.

I'll tell you this though, Newt treats ideas like he treats wives and if an issue like global warming puts a twinkle in his eye he'll latch onto it post haste. He'll be traingulating before you can say Gingrich and will need his feet held to the fire every bit as much as Romney would.

96 posted on 01/19/2012 10:44:08 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: caww; All

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 21:19


97 posted on 01/19/2012 10:47:01 AM PST by j.argese (Newt ... the Nixon of our time ...)
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To: caww

AND didn’t Marianne start dating Newt before his divorce with wife #1 was final?


98 posted on 01/19/2012 10:47:52 AM PST by Amanda King (I'm a frustrated SC GOP voter. Federal judge ruled that we cannot have a closed primary.)
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To: KansasGirl

“Does she have a drinking problem?”

You make an astute statement. She looks so bad, I was trying to think what would make a person look like that and an alcohol problem would do it. She looks like she has no life in her. If I were in her shoes, I’d try to look great instead of looking like I was on a hang-over.


99 posted on 01/19/2012 10:48:20 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: KansasGirl
Larry Sabato thinks Perry’s endorsement will get Newt 5-6 pts. even though Perry is polling lower than that. That is what he said on FNC.

Possibly there are people who like and respect Perry, but don't pick him as their poll pick because he has such dismal numbers.

The only poll that will count is the actual primary on Saturday. We'll see on Sunday how that shakes out.

100 posted on 01/19/2012 10:48:56 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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