Skip to comments.SOUTH CAROLINA LATEST POLL: Gingrich 40%, Romney 26% (ARG Poll)
Posted on 01/21/2012 8:46:55 AM PST by TBBT
Below is from my FNC colleague Serafin Gomez
- Subject: SC Final: Gingrich 40%, Romney 26%
Newt Gingrich leads the South Carolina Republican presidential primary with 40% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 26%, Ron Paul with 18%, and Rick Santorum with 13%.
Gingrich has gained 7 percentage points since the survey conducted January 17-18 and Romney has lost 6 percentage points since that survey.
Gingrich leads Romney 47% to 24% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Paul and Santorum with 14% each. Paul leads among independents and Democrats with 33%, followed by Romney with 31%, Gingrich with 18%, and Santorum with 10%.
Gingrich leads among those likely primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party with 48%, followed by Romney with 19%, Santorum with 16%, and Paul with 14%. Gingrich leads with 33% among those saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, followed by Romney with 31%, and Paul with 22%.
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Palin as Secretary of Interior
Looks like one gigantic BACKLASH! to me. People arent stupid - and I think FINALLY we have become sick and damned tired of the press dictating to us what we should or should not be outraged about.
The media really overplayed its hand and set up a perfect scenario for Newt to shove it up their rears and roll to victory.
It’ll be interesting how this all plays out over the coming weeks. Ive been rooting for Newt for several months now - but I am fully aware he is only once hairbrained statement from pissing me off - but honestly, part of why im pulling for him is that I KNOW him - warts and all. He is what he is - for better or worse and he is clearly comfortable in his own skin. He may totally piss me off sometiimes - but he is a fearless warrior and very skilled in pushing back his foes with straight forward, ripping argument that strips them bear.
I find myself agreeing with Palin... for now - it is good that the vetting continue - the battle is making them all stronger.
Santorum is toast...just not as toasty as Mitt.
Sure will be glad when we get to the closed primaries. He's going to get a few delegates at the Republican convention due to the votes of Democrats and other non-Republicans.
Who would that hurt most. Newt or Obama.
>>Is this an open primary? Otherwise, who cares what rats and indys think.<<
Yes, as a matter of fact, it is an open primary, which is the reason that Ron Paul might actually close the gap with Romney if Romney fades fast enough.
I don’t know why the Republican Party awards any delegates at all to states that allow open primaries. It’s an insane way to choose a candidate, i.e., letting the opposing party’s voters have a say in the process. Just plain stupid, but we have the same system here in Wisconsin too. Just show up at the polls, ask for whichever ballot you want (GOP or DEM) and have at it. Stupid system, but I’m not sure how you stop it, Maybe by just penalizing the states by cutting their delegates significantly, like they did for the ones that scheduled too early this year.
Rudy as AG.
O B A M A. I wonder how all those Hollywood progressives like Demi Moore think of Obama?Think they will make commercials for him?The yes we can crap is so over and hitleresque.
Yes especially if disenfranchised conservatives vote for Roach Paul as a protest vote.
You can always forget about a “brokered convention.”
Here’s the facts on brokered conventions: They’re the stuff of wet dreams for journalists. EVERY presidential election since the early 70’s, they like to trot out the possibility of a brokered convention for one of the parties, usually the party not currently holding the presidency.
There isn’t going to be a brokered convention with the way the primary system is now set up. The last DNC brokered convention was in ‘48. For the GOP it was ‘52. The last POTUS elected coming out of a brokered convention was FDR in ‘32, and this is why journalists, left-wing dispensers of mental masturbation, keep the fantasy alive. They’re hoping for another FDR to emerge from the convention.
It ain’t gonna happen now. Period, end of discussion. The monetary requirements to run for POTUS are now so large that there can’t be a multi-way split of delegates to candidates who ran all of the primaries and received
enough delegates to engage in horse-trading at the convention.
Any time you read some journalist or blogger flapping their gums about “brokered conventions,” just ignore them. They’re fantasizing.
Thanks for the ping :-)
I've got Fox News on, and a lot of the commentators look positively green from throwing up on their shoes. LOL!
“This is about winning an election, not debates. FYI, if we nominate Newt, we can never talk about family values or the sanctity of marriage again.”
So, if you toked in college, you now cannot tell your children that smoking dope is wrong? How very Clintonian is your logic ... and maybe your politics?
Won't happen. In fact, Obama has already won reelection, because none of the GOP candidates left standing can beat him. All the rest is just mildly entertaining soap opera between now an November.
Worst field of GOP candidates in my lifetime, maybe ever.
Oh, I’m sure they are. I’m sure they’re so despondent that they’re doing truly irrational things to themselves.
Which makes me giddy for today....
Republican politicians have never been paragons of virtue in their private lives.
"Among women, Gingrich leads Romney 42% to 26%"
The media and establishment GOP meme is falling apart in front of their eyes. LOL!
Bless you, Marianne!
POST OF THE DAY!!!
I didn't know that. I assumed it was closed, based on the more conservative polling trend compared to New Hampshire. That tells you something about the different overall mind-set in S.C.
Its an insane way to choose a candidate, i.e., letting the opposing partys voters have a say in the process.
Completely agree. It must be what happens when "moderates" are allowed to set policy.
A new attack from Rommey today was on Newt to release info on Freddie Mac. It appears that will be Romney’s new attack.
Kind of like a liberal would attack...
Newt is already beating 0bama.
Beating Romney is the same thing, and Romney doesn't have record unemployment, record number of folks on food stamps, record high gas prices, record loss of home values, and record number of failed policies against him like 0bama does.
‘no Romney tax returns stupid’ will be the historical slogan.Romney went down in the polls when it was reported he has accounts overseas.Watch for Rove or some idiot to say Romney will release them but it is too late.The MSM can dig up an old as dirt Esquire article to try to smear Gingrich but they let Obama pass on his college records.The media and Obama machine lost they’re alinsky touch it no longer works.
Because he's our prodigal son.
>>If Paul is funded by Soros, a 3rd term run by him is almost a certainty.<<
>>Who would that hurt most. Newt or Obama?<<
I personally think Gingrich is the one GOP candidate who could co-opt Paul’s message, and in the process possibly pick up a ton of young voters who might otherwise vote for Obama, or, more likely, just stay home.
There is a strong current of “Get the Government Off Our Backs” among the young right now, partly due to government threats to the internet, but mostly due to Obama’s failure to ease up on the marijuana laws. In fact, he could be accused of enforcing them more strictly.
Gingrich would have not trouble convincing those young voters that he’s for limited government, but where I think he could really make inroads on Paul’s vote would be if he seriously addressed the implications of legalizing marijuana. And I think Gingrich is the only GOP candidate that could get away with doing this. They wouldn’t believe Romney, and Santorum would never even consider it I suspect, but with Gingrich’s reputation for venturing into uncharted waters, he could get away with raising the issue.
And personally, I’d like to see him do it. It would be another “Nixon goes to China” moment for the GOP, and could lock up young voters for a generation, if handled correctly.
Of course now the MSM is trotting out the “well does SC vote really matter that much” line. Now that got Bill Clinton into a little hot water last time. If I understand this all the next battle is Florida and that will really be big for Romney depending on how he does tonight. It will be interesting if Rubio makes an endorsement for that.
Do we have to start pretending that Newt isn't a big government conservative?
Sorry, santorum doesn’t score any points. His problem is he believed the press.
That job is for PERRY! That is, if he wants it. Patriotism gets rewarded!
Mittens looks a little uneasy in that photo!
Oh really? Since Newt is quite open to talking about it and has indicated he made mistakes in his earlier life. And since he has asked for forgiveness (to a Catholic it means went to confession, did his penitents and received absolution). His wife and family have accepted him and a goodly percentage of America has done the same, why can't we talk about it?
Nice to know your opinion.
I’ll try to remember it two minutes from now.
>>FWIW, I’m Libertarian and I’m quite fond of Newt’s ideas and positions. So I can definitely vouch that there is traction for co-opting (sane) Libertarians over to Newt’s column.<<
Interesting. Thanks for the perspective. And what do you think would happen if Gingrich opened marijuana legalization up as a topic for discussion?
I have some very conservative friends, many of whom have used pot at least a few times in their lives, and most of them are of the opinion that our marijuana laws are draconian, though they do worry about the impact on usage of harder drugs if it were legalized.
Yes, because Reagan blazed the path-and shows that Conservatives can and will win when we run on ideas (leftists’ ideas are bankrupt and wrong)!! God Bless, J.S.
So we should pack it up and just give it away?
With that type of thinking we might as well not play the Super Bowl either. Because we all know the Patriots will win.
How so? Obama is deeply disliked and untrusted by Democrats.
You’re right of course. Which politicians ever have been paragons of virtue?
Except, of course, Adolf Hitler. He loved animals, and so wouldn’t eat them. He was a vegetarian. He was a teetotaler. He not only didn’t smoke, but wouldn’t allow smoking in his presence or residences or workspaces. He was so virtuous he had no woman, but gave himself wholly to his nation. He strongly disapproved of sexual hijinks on the part of his associates, and favored marriage for them. When approached by his propaganda minister, Josef Goebbels, for his permission to divorce his wife, Magda, Hitler refused, and compelled Goebbels to remain married to her (she, sweetheart that she was, later murdered her six children in the Fuehrerbunker before dear Josef, with her permission, shot her and then himself).
Other than his little foibles of genocide and inciting a world war, Hitler was a real nice guy, right?
One could go on and on. Virtue is good, real virtue. But observable morals and real virtue are not quite the same thing, connected to be sure, but not the same thing. And everyone falls short of real virtue.
Best to look at it this way: would the American people rather cede leadership to a political party that approves of a steadily downward trending degeneracy (the modern day democrat party) or a party that upholds what we all know in our conscience to be right while at the same time having some of its leaders exposed as cheats and hypocrites from time to time? And on this score it should be remembered, as Rush points out, immoral behavior is a resume enhancement in the democrat party, whereas the Republicans have a way of punishing their own for such misbehavior. But they also have a way of recognizing when wrongdoing is admitted openly, forgiveness asked, and better behavior follows.
The old saying goes: “Hypocrisy is the deference vice pays to virtue.”
Newt is a flawed conservative. But he is most surely a conservative. He is deeply knowledgeable about the U.S. and its history and governance. And he fights ... even against long odds. Therefore, in my view, he is the best available candidate to take on the Obama slime and deception machine. That machine will eat Mitt or Rick.
Problem for Romney, This has already been vetted. So if THAT is all he has.. he is in REAL Trouble.
He has a lot of new stuff on his history that is going to really hurt him. Plus he loses in the debates. Doesn’t look good for Romney.
What do you think obama has going for himself that he will defeat Newt?
I thought per Hoodat that was not possible? Very confusing! I thought women HATED Newt? /sarcasm.
I guess someone was wrong lol.
There isn’t a single canidate that will give us that. Newt is tainted, and Rick’s wife is almost as bad.
IF we assume both have repented, and changed their ways, so be it. I am inclined to believe them. But it is a lot of ammo to hand the other side out of the gate.
Why, no baggage, of course....hahahahahahaha!
Wouldn’t it be neat to elect as a county as an elector the person in your county that you consider to be Presidential material?
Imagine all those “presidential” men gathering in your state and selecting to go forward the “most presidential” among them.
And then imagine those 50 presidential men conferring and selecting among themselves the most presidential to be the nominee.
I can honestly see a George Washington being elevated from such a process...that I’ve loosely designed around the original process.
Wouldn’t it be neat to decide as a county what makes a person “presidential” material?
I love your ideas!!!
The current system quite honestly sucks.
We need Rupaul to stay in. He is costing Milt liberal votes in open primary states.