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Gallup chief: Romney support 'collapsing'
usatdy | 1/20/2012 | David Jackson

Posted on 01/20/2012 9:40:04 AM PST by TBBT

Gallup chief: Romney support 'collapsing'


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; scprimary
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Good. Hope it's a trend that never ends.
1 posted on 01/20/2012 9:40:05 AM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Be still my beating heart. Rush just talking about a brokered convention, and the desire on the part of a lot of Republicans for Palin or Cain or someone else to re-think their decisions.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 9:42:28 AM PST by LS
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To: TBBT

Good news!


3 posted on 01/20/2012 9:42:28 AM PST by DCBryan1 (I’d rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: TBBT

So, in a three way race of Newt, Paul and Santorum, who would win?


4 posted on 01/20/2012 9:42:38 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: TBBT

Romney is about to be the flavor of the month to the chagrin of Obama, Beck, the DNC, and the Repub DC Establishment.


5 posted on 01/20/2012 9:43:20 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: TBBT

Monday’s “Pile on Romney” worked. Newt will be the next GOP nominee with Ron Paul running third party. Lets hope the Acorn voter fraud team doesn’t spin the election for Obama. If it doesn’t, Paul will take a number of the democratic voters, ensuring Gingrich as out next President.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 9:43:40 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: aimhigh

Ron Paul? Are you serious?


7 posted on 01/20/2012 9:44:05 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: TBBT

I would liquidate my 401K for tickets to see Gingrich debate Obama.

He would eviscerate him.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 9:44:08 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Red Steel

Beck said he’d vote for Santorum, not Romney. (At least in the article I saw earlier today that was about anti-Gingrich argument with the caller.)


9 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:20 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: TBBT; LS

This is why Mitch Daniels is said to be re-thinking entering the race 36 hours ago, I suspect. THEY are not going to let a conservative have this nomination, if they have to throw the election to Obama. Romney’s time is UP, and they are moving on.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:49 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: LS

Cain? Really? Is there a single issue or problem that Gingrich has that Cain doesn’t have similarly?


11 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: aimhigh

—So, in a three way race of Newt, Paul and Santorum, who would win?—

Newt.

IMO.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TBBT



13 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: TSgt

Exactly my take on this. The challenge is to get Newt the nomination. After that he takes care of Obama, game, set and match.


14 posted on 01/20/2012 9:46:32 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: LS

I’m pretty sure Rush was joking about Sarah and Cain.


15 posted on 01/20/2012 9:47:01 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: aimhigh

The remainder of the race will be Newt, Romney and Paul. Newt will win, and Paul will go third party. Santorum has never been the slightest factor.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 9:47:01 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: TBBT

Don’t worry “Mitt”

The democraps voting in GOP primiries will continue to suport you


17 posted on 01/20/2012 9:48:17 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: aimhigh; TBBT

I can NOT get past the dang “Topics” requirement to post up “The Horserace for January 19, 2012”, by Erick Erickson at Redstate.com! ALL this is explained there in the column.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 9:48:27 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: TBBT

Wonderful news.

Once people learn about Romney, they hate him.


19 posted on 01/20/2012 9:49:02 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Palin and Cain need to stay right where they are.

Neither can win and both will just cause a problem for a real candidate.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 9:50:27 AM PST by Venturer
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To: TBBT

Mittens is just another Wall Streeter, used to making backroom deals using insider info.

He is unable to street fight on his own. It showed in last night’s debate.

He Needs a phalanx of Lawyers and Consultants to lead the charge, while he looks pretty ‘directing’

Mittens will crumble soon enough. He’ll stay to the end because he has Goldman and JP Morgan backing.

My prediction:

1) Mittens, Newt, and Dr. Paul will end up going into Super Tuesday with a similar number of delegates.

2) Dr. Paul will not run 3rd party.


21 posted on 01/20/2012 9:50:27 AM PST by vooch
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To: LS

Rush also said who would be the brokers? Rush also questioned, are there powerful enough party members in each state that could overthrow the primary election results?

I don’t think so either. And if somehow a brokered convention were to happen that was put forth by the DC Belt way Establishment, they would obviously put some moderate as their candidate...the fastest way to Loserdom. Any BS brokered convention would possibly lead to a new conservative party being formed.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 9:51:37 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: TBBT
I am deeply saddened..../s
23 posted on 01/20/2012 9:52:13 AM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalblcRwIdtaa)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Ron Paul supporters are amassing delegates, posing as Romney supporters where they can, and it will begin at our precinct level. Many of us will not even attend our neighborhood precinct meeting on Election evening to sniff out what is happening. They move into the county convention as committed, and onto the state conventions as commmitted, and to the National Convention, where only on the first ballot they must remain committed. On the second ballot, they break for Paul. I just can’t get the column posted that explains it on Red State.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 9:53:58 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: JDW11235

I’ve been listening to Beck for sometime, I think he’s now promoting Santorum as a stalking candidate to keep the conservative votes split, which is favorable to Romney.


25 posted on 01/20/2012 9:54:56 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: RitaOK

And the liberals of the party would throw it in a heart beat. They are the modern day Vichy.


26 posted on 01/20/2012 9:57:26 AM PST by sarge83
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To: Red Steel

It’s possible. Santorum’s not popular in any capacity, so that would make sense. Besides every beef I have heard him say he has towards Newt is entirely applicable to Santorum (and Romney as well). I think if Beck is rooting for anyone, it’s Ron Paul, because Beck’s a libertarian, and has said he guarantee’s there’ll be a 3rd party run if Gingrich is the nominee. I think he’s rooting for Paul, not Romney.


27 posted on 01/20/2012 9:57:57 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: TBBT
Romney should never have run in 2012.

"Conservatives" on FreeRepublic and talk radio - Rush & Co - are in large part to blame. In 2008 they rallied around Romney to "Stop McCain", only to give legitimacy to this fraud for another run.

The idiocy of short term thinking!

28 posted on 01/20/2012 9:58:31 AM PST by Crichton
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To: Red Steel
And if somehow a brokered convention were to happen that was put forth by the DC Belt way Establishment, they would obviously put some moderate as their candidate...the fastest way to Loserdom.

The likely candidates would be Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie - maybe Paul Ryan, but I doubt it.

Any of those three are both more conservative and far more electable than Romney or Newt. Santorum may be more conservative but Daniels/Christie/Ryan are much better bets in the general election.

29 posted on 01/20/2012 10:02:50 AM PST by Crichton
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To: TSgt

We all want to see that, TSgt.
But knowing Bam for being the coward that he is, he would not debate Newt.


30 posted on 01/20/2012 10:03:09 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: TSgt; TBBT

The pay-per-view gate for an Obama vs. Newt debate could probably buy us a new aircraft carrier!! LOL


31 posted on 01/20/2012 10:04:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: TBBT

This is good news! And from Gallup, too!


32 posted on 01/20/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Red Steel
I agree...Santorum will become a foil for Romney if he stays in past his last place position in SC..
33 posted on 01/20/2012 10:05:52 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: TBBT

34 posted on 01/20/2012 10:07:27 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Crichton

There won’t be any brokered convention to overturn the primary elections so the point is moot.


35 posted on 01/20/2012 10:07:27 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: JDW11235

I heard Beck talking this morning about how he could never vote for Newt and he would be happy to start a 3rd party and campaign for the person if it is Newt who wins the nomination. I also heard Mark Levin a few weeks back say that if anyone runs 3rd party he will trash them. I thought he was talking about Trump or Ron Paul at the time but now I think he probably knew Beck was tossing the idea around.


36 posted on 01/20/2012 10:08:16 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: Jewbacca
Once people learn about Romney, they hate him.

This was proven in the Weekly Standard's "Overestimating Romney" article from December 19th. It's just been a matter of praying enough people would get the message in time.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/overestimating-romney_611846.html?page=2

37 posted on 01/20/2012 10:11:03 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: JDW11235
Beck said he’d vote for Santorum, not Romney.

Becks true agenda is quite transparent. For several weeks he has gone overboard trashing Gingrich, but his true agenda is quite transparent. He is using Santorum as a front to hide his relentless attacks on Gingrich thereby paving the way for his bud Romney. He knows Santorum cant win.

And Beck does this all the while telling his listeners to make up their own minds. Its disgusting...despite all the good things Beck has done I no longer trust him. He is dead to me now.

BTW, I am not a cheerleader for Gingrich. There are many things about him I don't like. But, considering the current crop of GOP eunuchs he is the only one with the balls to take the fight to the media and Obama. We just might win with Gingrich because he is not afraid to say what most of us are thinking.

38 posted on 01/20/2012 10:11:32 AM PST by suijuris
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I am starting to stamp my foot here. LOL! Can’t seem to get a comment on #24, from the Redstate article, where Rush likely got his information in the first place! Can’t get the dang original article posted for some reason. “The Horserace January 19”, by Erick E.


39 posted on 01/20/2012 10:14:15 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: TBBT
When asked if he would release all of his tax returns like his father did, Milt said "Maybe"... laugh, laugh, chuckle, chuckle.

Wrong answer, Milt, but thanks for playing.

40 posted on 01/20/2012 10:14:48 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; heylady
What Beck said today posted on another thread.

"Beck just said about who he would vote for, “Better the Devil you know, (Obama) than the Devil you don’t know”(Gingrich)."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2835412/posts?page=140#140

41 posted on 01/20/2012 10:16:03 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I lost most of the respect that I had for Beck a few weeks ago, and it is totally gone now. He is a putz.


42 posted on 01/20/2012 10:17:28 AM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: Crichton

Actually, I think Romney had a chance. If he would have publicly stated that in hindsight Romneycare was a mistake, promised he wouldn’t do it again, and promised to repeal Obamacare, I think more people would have forgiven his other flip-flops. But the bottom line is most people don’t trust him to repeal Obamacare because of his stubborn defense of Romneycare. I think that was his deal breaker and the reason he could never get over 25%.


43 posted on 01/20/2012 10:17:28 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: suijuris

I too support Newt. I still don’t think that Beck support Romney, but Ron Paul. Either way, it probably don’t matter because Newt’s going to win. (I don’t “love a single candidate” but of the two that I don’t loathe, one’s an ok choice, and the other’s dangerous).

I quit supporting Beck when he made fun of people who questioned Obama’s patently false birth forgetificate. I catch him here and there, but there’s zero logical reason to think he support Romney (although there are logical reasons for why he won’t openly trash him), but I realize people are entitled to their own opinions, based on their own understanding, etc. So that’s just mine.


44 posted on 01/20/2012 10:20:51 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Red Steel

I know you didn’t ping that to me, but thanks for posting it. I quit supporting Beck after his “Birther” comedy act. Not again!


45 posted on 01/20/2012 10:23:19 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: JPG

I think his answers on the tax returns are just killing him. Those boos represent it and even FOX and Romney’s best media allies seem to be unable to defend his answers on those. I think it also lends retroactive credibility to the attacks on Bain, because it now seems there’s something in his financial career he wants to hide. Luckily the media’s continued to bring up Bain in the debates, which is certainly indicative of what they’d do in the general election. I still believe it was absolutely necessary that his opponents brought up Bain, because his business career is the one thing about him that is really seen as the positive quality in the minds of voters.


46 posted on 01/20/2012 10:24:26 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: TBBT

Please let it be.

Off topic, but is anyone else finding FR to be slow? It’s my third try at posting on this thread.


47 posted on 01/20/2012 10:31:31 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: TBBT

Ah, folks are finally realizing what many of us know...RINOmeny is a vapid dork.


48 posted on 01/20/2012 10:31:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: JDW11235

Sorry no, they rail on Dr. Paul in pretty much every segment. They say he is “dangerous”, a “kook” all the other pablum you hear spewed everywhere. I hate to derail the thread but there are reasons, real reasons why his message is reverberating with people. He may not be right on everything but to dismiss him entirely is to dismiss the chance to accept into the platform the ideas that will work and get his supporters to come into the fold and vote republican in Nov.

Too many people are letting their personal distaste for his foreign policy get in the way of a real opportunity to change the way our government spends money and manages the economy as well as increase the size of the republican party. Especially attracting voters in the younger generation. Also, please spare me the drug user references, let’s just assume you said them shall we?


49 posted on 01/20/2012 10:34:37 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: JDW11235

Well, that sold me....... on NEWT. Beck is so 2011.

Santorum is obviously a nice guy, but like many have noted, he just doesn’t act Presidential. His little speil about “i do my own taxes and my computer is home” was as lame a squirm as was Mitt’s.

I have yet to hear one word of his regret for backing Turncoat “what’s his name Senator from Penn”.


50 posted on 01/20/2012 10:36:10 AM PST by X-spurt
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