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South Carolina PPP Poll - Gingrich 34%, Romney 28%
PPP ^ | Jan. 19th, 2012 | PPP

Posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:31 AM PST by Eurotwit

Raleigh, N.C. – Newt Gingrich led Mitt Romney 34-28 in PPP's South Carolina polling last night, the first of what will be three nights of tracking. Ron Paul at 15%, Rick Santorum at 14%, Rick Perry at 5%, and Buddy Roemer at 3% round out the field. This is not a case of Romney imploding. His support has been pretty steady in the 28- 30% range in our South Carolina polling so far. But Gingrich has risen from 23% to 34% over the last two weeks, benefiting from declining support for Santorum and also from undecided voters moving into his camp. It's clear that the debate Monday night did a lot to help Gingrich's prospects in the state. 56% of voters say they watched it, and with those folks Gingrich's lead over Romney is 43-27. Romney still has a 29-22 advantage on Gingrich with those who didn't tune in. Gingrich is starting to consolidate his support with some of the more conservative parts of the South Carolina electorate. He has a 50-18 advantage on Romney with Tea Party voters. He's up 39-23 with those describing themselves as 'very conservative.' And he even has a 37-20 advantage with evangelicals.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; poll; sc2012
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Didn't see this posted. Gingrich up by 6!
1 posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:33 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit
Woo hoo!

And wait till Perry saying "I ENDORSE/TRUST/FORGIVE Newt!" which is how Christians tend to roll kicks in... :~)

THANK YOU, Texas (155 delegates) & Gov Perry!

GO NEWT!!!

Speaker Gingrich-led Republicans….the result: * Voting on each of the Contract with America items * Four consecutive balanced budgets * Over $400 billion of debt paid off * Major welfare reform accomplished * 11 million new jobs for America * Unemployment falling to under 4%.

2 posted on 01/19/2012 10:24:51 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Eurotwit

WhooHoo!


3 posted on 01/19/2012 10:25:02 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: Eurotwit

Poor Willard.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 10:25:43 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

In comes Marianne to save the day for Mitt.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 10:27:04 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Eurotwit

NEWT 34
Willard 28
Perry 4

Could actually be..

NEWT 37 :~)
Willard 29


6 posted on 01/19/2012 10:27:08 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Eurotwit

7 posted on 01/19/2012 10:27:15 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Eurotwit

Yeah, but if PPP said the sun rises in the east, I’d want a second opinion.

In this case, however, the trend seems consistent. Rasmussen and Insider Advantage also show Gingrich in the lead, but by smaller margins.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 10:27:38 AM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: Leep

Let’s wait and see what the “open marriage” claims do.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 10:27:41 AM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: All

“It’s clear that the debate Monday night did a lot to help Gingrich’s prospects in the state. 56% of voters say they watched it, and with those folks Gingrich’s lead over Romney is 43-27. Romney still has a 29-22 advantage on Gingrich with those who didn’t tune in.”

This is quite dramatic. I hope people tune in tonight and that Gingrich has another stormer :)


10 posted on 01/19/2012 10:28:36 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: CainConservative

I’m thinking it’s going to be:

Gingrich 40%
Mitt 30%
Santy 15%
Ron 10%


11 posted on 01/19/2012 10:29:56 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Eurotwit

Santorum won in Iowa, Gingrich poised to win in SC...looks like conservatives are actively and effectively resisting the push by establishment Republicans, to have RINOs rammed down our throats. My day is now brightened.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 10:31:04 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: CainConservative

Though they say this:

“Rick Perry’s exit from the race shouldn’t make a huge difference. He was only polling at
5% and his supporters were evenly divided on their second choice with 26% each picking
Gingrich and Romney. “

However this was obviously before Perry’s endorsement.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 10:31:49 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: ExtremeUnction

If there truly is a “swingers” vote, Newt gets another bump.

And if there’s a “divorced” vote, bump Newt up yet another five!

But if there’s a “I can’t stand my ex-wife” vote, Newt beats the Mormon by a LANDSLIDE!!!


14 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:14 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Eurotwit
Romney just isn't going to go much above 30% if there is a conservative alternative.

He will never be more than a slightly lesser evil than Obama!

15 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:34 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eurotwit

FREAKING A!!!!!!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!
GO NEWT@!!@@@@@!!!!!


16 posted on 01/19/2012 10:34:22 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Eurotwit

The ex-wife’s “interview” may be responsible for Gingrich’s upward surge.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 10:35:05 AM PST by Savage Beast (Only a powerful intellect and internal moral compass can resist the incessant barrage of propaganda.)
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To: struggle

Then Santorum would drop out and the Newtmentum would be ENORMOUS going into Florida, baby!


18 posted on 01/19/2012 10:36:35 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Eurotwit

Newtron Boom!


19 posted on 01/19/2012 10:38:20 AM PST by BearArms (Arm yourself because no one else here will save you)
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To: Eurotwit

Good news. Overwhelmingly, Perry’s votes will go to Gingrich.
I am not one to judge one’s personal life, and Team Romney
and the remaining contenders will have a hard time going forward, sounding once again like
they’re working for Team Obama, should they refine their talking points on this issue, whether it’s done through surrogates of Santorum (James Dobson), or Romney (Gingrich’s 2nd wife who’s just made her statements).
Primary voters , ironically but logically, will decide just what perspective they want to put the “personal” issues in, just as they did for Clinton, when they knew he was an alley-cat going in in ‘92, and was empowered to continue his ways in ‘98 with Monica Lewinsky.
At least Gingrich made it clear he was unhappy in his first two marriages, and wanted out. He didn’t stick a cigar in an interns privates halfway through his SECOND term as President. The Clinton marriage was a sham,and was kept intact ONLY for the sake of continuing their big-time political careers.At least Gingrich looks to have done it
the way a reasonable man would have done it.
Gingrich for President!


20 posted on 01/19/2012 10:38:28 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Eurotwit

Yes!


21 posted on 01/19/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by pallis
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To: Eurotwit

Means nothing, poll would have been before the wife news broke.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 10:40:45 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

PING!!!!


23 posted on 01/19/2012 10:41:48 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: ExtremeUnction

Nah, I’m enjoying the moment. :)


24 posted on 01/19/2012 10:42:00 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: Savage Beast

That news about that interview was broken today, wasn’t it?

So if would have no impact on these polls. The same with Perry’s decision to drop out and endorse Gingrich.

The debate really seems to have made a huge impact.

Certainly, the next few days will be interesting and pivotal for the race.

Seems like I might have to stay up tonight and watch the debate.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 10:43:32 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: dfwgator

Thats only if our people “Conservatives” allow the media to scare us away from Newt and pick our next Rino loser. They can all piss off and we need to send our voice and most importantly dollars to the candidate who will squish the establishment.

I’m with Newt warts and all.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 10:44:26 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: Leep

Besides Gingrich team is doing good damage control.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 10:44:33 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: Eurotwit

The news od the ABC smear interview with the bitter ex-wife hit the news yesterday evening around 6 pm.


28 posted on 01/19/2012 10:46:52 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: ExtremeUnction
Actually, if that marriage was already, pretty much over -— There might well have been compassionate reasons such as support or income or insurance matters which would have made the idea of continuation of that marriage, on paper, for civil law purposes, not that bad an idea.

On the moral questions? I am guessing that God has forgiven Gingrich.

Some posters, here, seem to think that their own opinions are more important than God's.

29 posted on 01/19/2012 10:47:40 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: org.whodat

It certainly doesn’t mean nothing, though the ABC interview is a wildcard that has been introduced for sure.

On the flipside there is the possible Perry effect with his endorsement that has not been captured either.

The same goes of course for tonight’s crucial debate.


30 posted on 01/19/2012 10:49:46 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

We need to remember...this Marianne garbage is obviously a hit piece on Newt by the media to try and secure Romney’s nomination. Exes are often bitter and can say and make up a whole lot of malarkey. Don’t let them win, people, please.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 10:50:35 AM PST by BearArms (Arm yourself because no one else here will save you)
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To: Eurotwit

If true, it looks like Newt might be pulling away from Romney.

Is SC winner-take-all or proportional?


32 posted on 01/19/2012 10:54:51 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: BearArms

People let go with failed sexual harassment suits are bitter as well. That didn’t stop people from dumping on Cain.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 10:57:10 AM PST by Ingtar (If Cain had to bow out, so should Newt.)
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To: KansasGirl

Alright, thanks.

Some of the effect might already be captured in this and the Rasmussen polls.

It doesn’t seem to be any actual “news” in the interview, but an emotional tv-interview might still have an impact. Knowing the media, they will probably be running with the interview and its aftermath until the polls close.

The debate tonight might be crucial for Newt to limit the damage and influence the media’s talking points.


34 posted on 01/19/2012 10:59:02 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Actually, was listening to the transcript. SHE said he asked for wanted an “open marriage” when he really only asked if it were to be ok if he kept a mistress.

Big difference. Open marriage means — can I do it with whomever I want.

Anyway, it’s over. Newt chose a different woman and stuck with her, so who am I to judge. How do I know how Marianne was treating Newt at the time ...maybe their marriage was just a total sham and Newt needed love in his life. I know the feeling of how that can be. Newt succumbed to temptation .... not unlike a lot of people do.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 11:12:02 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: lonevoice

More good news!


36 posted on 01/19/2012 11:13:34 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: CainConservative

The polls HAVE to come in line with the truth or they will be showing their true bias colors.

If you add Perry’s 6% to Newt it will put in up to nearly 40%!


37 posted on 01/19/2012 11:15:02 AM 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: Eurotwit

God speed South Carolina.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 11:17:47 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BearArms

I was watching FOX Just a minute ago and heard Megan say “this interview seems to tell you more about the ex-wife then it does Newt Gingrich.”

WOW! That is right! That is what she said.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 11:19:52 AM 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: Eurotwit; TitansAFC
WooHoo! South Carolina!

GO NEWT!!!

The Place for Conservatives
WooHoo!!


40 posted on 01/19/2012 11:25:11 AM 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: RockinRight
This morning, around the time of the Perry announcement, a Fox reported stated that he had visited a Romney event today and the Romney people seemed VERY depressed.

Good! Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of missionaries.

41 posted on 01/19/2012 11:26:10 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Eurotwit

Wow! And this doesn’t include Perry dropping out. Newt’s probably up by at least 10 in reality!

NEWT!


42 posted on 01/19/2012 11:27:08 AM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT/PERRY or NEWT/SANTORUM or NEWT/PALIN 2012!)
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To: onyx

F New Hampshire. South Carolina may save the country!


43 posted on 01/19/2012 11:27:22 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Savage Beast
The ex-wife’s “interview” may be responsible for Gingrich’s upward surge

Yeah. The thought process might be "what a shrew, I'da left her too".

44 posted on 01/19/2012 11:29:33 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: onyx

WHOOO! HOOO! TOOO! YOOO! TOOO!

(Go NEWT!)we knew you could do it!


45 posted on 01/19/2012 11:31:00 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ConfidentConservative

Americans just don’t care about 20 years in the personal past of Newt Gingrich, any more. I am not at all worried about this. If anything it will help Newt gain support and recognition for being honest and unafraid to tell the truth.

America really wants this in a President. Especially these days.


46 posted on 01/19/2012 11:36:26 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: org.whodat

>Means nothing, poll would have been before the wife news broke.

Yep.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 11:39:43 AM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: BloodAngel

That’s right! We now have two credible candidates ready to go.

Mitt’s “historic win” in Iowa has evaporated.

His support in South Carolina, the GOP bellwether, is evaporating.

His checkered past has been fully exposed by the McCain opposition research.

A new hit book on Mitt called “The Real Romney” just came out with juicy tidbits of his own, like how Mittens threatened to excommunicate a pregnant woman for not putting her child up for adoption.

Sarah Palin and Rick Perry back Newt. So does the Tea Party.

Now is the time to strike. Let’s push Newt over the finish line! GO NEWT!!


48 posted on 01/19/2012 11:40:48 AM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him all too well.)
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To: CitizenReporter

Did you send Bill a note telling him you were sorry about the Lewinsky comments yet. Got to get with the new republican moral majority, swinging is ok.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 11:46:30 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never had made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Yeah, I agree with you.

Newt had his Daughters and his Grandkids with him on stage, It was very obvious they love their Dad/Grandpa.


50 posted on 01/19/2012 11:47:49 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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