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SOUTH CAROLINA LATEST POLL: Gingrich 40%, Romney 26% (ARG Poll)
gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | 1/21/2012 | Greta Van Susteren

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%.

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


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To: TBBT
Media's already playing down the importance of SC (LOL)


51 posted on 01/21/2012 9:25:32 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: TBBT

Being as this is an open primary, couldn’t we have the usual poll trolls voting for mittens and throwing this thing away from Newt??


52 posted on 01/21/2012 9:26:26 AM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: xzins

I am a lot more worried about saving my country than about Newt getting a piece of ass.

He isn’t the first and will not be the last to take on a mistress, and his mistress was at least female.

I have said before and will repeat, the Iowa and New Hampshire open Primaty’s are irrelevant, ridiculous and a joke.

If republicans wanted to do something to aid the American voter they should see to it that those primary’s are shoved to the back of the list.


53 posted on 01/21/2012 9:27:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Ike had a mistress during WWII, should that have disqualified him from the Presidency?


54 posted on 01/21/2012 9:28:30 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

My my how their tune has changed . . . last week SC is it, when Romney wins it is OVER . . .now that Newt is going to win and hopefully win BIG . . .oh SC doesn’t count. Really? But many of the sheeple will believe it. On to FL and hopefully they will get behind Newt and get us back on track from the disaster that is our current affirmative action white guilt pres—ent imposer in chief.


55 posted on 01/21/2012 9:28:30 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: evad

Yeah, but they’re only a few % at best IMO.


56 posted on 01/21/2012 9:30:35 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: eCSMaster

Newt went after him too. Plus as of right now, Santorum has more delegates and votes than Newt. I am for Newt but this bashing Santorum is tiring.


57 posted on 01/21/2012 9:31:20 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: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Why is it that I like the possible VP’s better than the candidates at the top of the ticket? I have a feeling that I am not unique in that respect.


58 posted on 01/21/2012 9:31:51 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
The MSM and GOP can go to hell with that garbage propaganda.See my last post.The MSM will meltdown when they hear MARTINEZ as Gingrich's VP as she shoots g u n s and guess what she re qualified and got her concealed carry and would attract the latino vote and make history and break that glass ceiling when the progressive marxists meltdown
59 posted on 01/21/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: wayoverontheright
When chaos is eminent, and women feel threatened, they will always choose the dude with the gun.

Hey, I'm a guy and I'd do the same :-)

60 posted on 01/21/2012 9:33:21 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: CitizenReporter

Newt will clobber Mitt in Virginia!

GO NEWT!


61 posted on 01/21/2012 9:34:47 AM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GO NEWT! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: Venturer
and his mistress was at least female

You got THAT right!

Based on his past dating history, Barack Obama seems to favor Pakistani guys like Penn, who was similar to Obama’s boyfriend in college (pictured below), who possessed that exotic look our president loves.


62 posted on 01/21/2012 9:34:53 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: CitizenReporter

He wins the debates and that is what is most important this election! Go Newt. He will have Obama peeing in his pants. I am convinced that Newt could come out and have sex with 3 woman in front of the media and everyone would still be voting for him. We need to get rid of Obama PERIOD!!!! He would destroy our country to shreds if he gets in another term. This is a life and death election.


63 posted on 01/21/2012 9:34:53 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: duckman

We don’t want a brokered convention anyway.

If it goes to a brokered convention the elites of the GOP make the decision. And we know who that will be.


64 posted on 01/21/2012 9:37:37 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: duckman
"IMO if this keeps up, you can forget about a Brokered Convention."

You can forget about one anyway. I think it was Rush I was listening to and he was telling why their can't be one. Wish I could remember exactly what he said, but I can't.

65 posted on 01/21/2012 9:37:44 AM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: devolve

Newt is not on the ballot in Va, I believe. The clever RINOs in Va may have just made their delegation irrelevant. They may find themselves on the back bench at the convention.


66 posted on 01/21/2012 9:38:04 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


67 posted on 01/21/2012 9:38:31 AM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: okie01

If Rick Santorum finishes 4th in SC which looks likely he is done. He has no money to compete in Fl and will not be able to raise any. He needs to drop out next week and let Newt and Mitt duke it out for the nomination.


68 posted on 01/21/2012 9:38:48 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: napscoordinator

Agreed Santorum is a good candidate.I’ve grown tired of the he is in the tank for Romney crap. The same people said this about Bachmann and others just to show blind loyality to Palin/Cain/Newt.


69 posted on 01/21/2012 9:39:05 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Venturer

The primary method of selecting a nominee is flawed. I also think the system for arriving at candidates is flawed.

I’m not sure how I’d do it, but I think getting back more to the Founder’s ideas prior to the advent of political parties is probably the most positive source of ideas.


70 posted on 01/21/2012 9:39:11 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: napscoordinator

“This a life and death election” Boy you got that right! Go Newt!


71 posted on 01/21/2012 9:40:31 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: TBBT

“Among women, Gingrich leads Romney 42% to 26%, followed by Paul with 16%, and Santorum with 13%.”

CANNOT BE SHOUTED FROM ENOUGH ROOFTOPS!


72 posted on 01/21/2012 9:41:16 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: CitizenReporter

Respectfully,

Horsefeathers.


73 posted on 01/21/2012 9:42:14 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: devolve

You seriously forgot the sarc tag on that one. Newt is not on the ballot in Virginia, Michigan and five other states but it has been deemed that he still can get the most delegates.


74 posted on 01/21/2012 9:42:19 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: TBBT

Designed to keep Newt voters home? Won’t work if it was.


75 posted on 01/21/2012 9:43:35 AM PST by albie
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To: TBBT; All

What about the February primaries. Right now at least, Romney looks poised to take many of them, such as NV.

But, a big Gingrich win here could help change that.


76 posted on 01/21/2012 9:43:35 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: CitizenReporter

I would rather risk losing with a nominee that agrees with me the majority of the time than “win” with a nominee that agrees with Obama the majority of the time.


77 posted on 01/21/2012 9:45:35 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Newt and Callista Gingrich live in Virginia and are registered to vote in Virginia -

Virginia is Newt Gingrich’s home state now

How can anyone keep Newt off the primary ballot in Virginia?


78 posted on 01/21/2012 9:46:41 AM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GO NEWT! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: CitizenReporter

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.

I am not sure that is accurate but if it is than we will focus always on economy and jobs. That gets the voters out in droves.


79 posted on 01/21/2012 9:47:24 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: TBBT

“Women for Newt? “

Yeah...what happened?

I thought we were all supposed to get the vapors and drop into horrified swoons at the mere mention of his name?

[maybe some gals finally got into those “alpha male” slap downs he’s been handing to pansy Moot]


80 posted on 01/21/2012 9:50:02 AM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: tsowellfan

#51 - Thanks for that image - I saw that and I thought - “Already? LOL!!!” Those media apes are just pathetic and so are the RINOS...


81 posted on 01/21/2012 9:50:06 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: TBBT
Earlier this week, Charles Krauthammer observed, that "he (Romney) simply doesn’t have the capacity to explain with some color and sort of force conservative ideas."

Which is precisely why he has no business going up against an ideologue who does "have the capacity to explain with some color and sort of force" the ideas of redistribution.

Krauthammer has been slow to come to admitting the obvious fact that Romney doesn't "explain" conservative ideas because they are not part of his intellectual DNA, as they are with someone who has immersed himself/herself in the ideas of America's founding history.

Gingrich's quick analysis of opposing ideas, combined with an ability to put them in historical context, didn't just come about by osmosis. They came about through a lifelong study of history. In recent decades, Ronald Reagan is the only American president who was so familiar with our founding ideas that he could weave them into discussions on "issues" of the day; thereby giving clarity to threats to liberty.

By the same token, the Fall 2012 opponent has studied, been mentored in, and well understands the ideology and strategies for presenting his case for redistribution, government planning, and control--all the while masking them in benevolence and "taking care" of those to whom he appeals, even as his policies are enslaving future generations.

His Republican opponent needs to be able to rebut, rebuke, and reveal the cloaked tyranny encased in his appealing message to those who see him as a benevolent leader, not a threat to their posterity's Creator-endowed right to be free.

Gingrich is right.

The goal of the primaries is to determine a candidate who can bring such clarity to the ideas of conservatism that Obama's counterfeit ideas will be defeated. Romney, in the words of Krauthammer, "simply doesn't have the capacity" to do it. At least, he has not shown it to this point; and that "capacity" cannot be coached. It must be a natural outgrowth of understanding.

82 posted on 01/21/2012 9:50:09 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: TBBT
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%.

Is this an open primary? Otherwise, who cares what rats and indys think.

83 posted on 01/21/2012 9:50:37 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: CitizenReporter

I guess it hasn’t dawned on you that debates have absolutely dominated this election cycle. And they will continue to do so. This genie is out of the bottle and cannot be put back in.

Those in the “debates don’t really matter meme” are fighting the last war. Everybody who “fights the last war” loses the current war.


84 posted on 01/21/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Truth is a Weapon
Why is it that I like the possible VP’s better than the candidates at the top of the ticket? I have a feeling that I am not unique in that respect.

I had the same feeling in 2004 with Bush/Cheney. After a Cheney campaign stop where he was running solo (without Bush), my wife and I both left thinking that the wrong guy was on top of the ticket.

85 posted on 01/21/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Venturer
I have said before and will repeat, the Iowa and New Hampshire open Primaty’s are irrelevant, ridiculous and a joke.

When this is done, The muck-e-mucks that are running these two Carnivals better have a come to Jesus meeting even if it is in a smoke filled back room.

In this meeting they better come up with a solution or solutions to make them relevant because like you I have also come to the conlusion that they are irrelevant ridiculous and a joke.

We Conservatives ( and Republicans ) deserve better.

86 posted on 01/21/2012 9:52:26 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: CitizenReporter

Just checked politifact.com’s site trying to say Gingrich was for cap and trade.

Very weak arguments considering he testified against it in Congress.

He was not in favor of it, so quit lying. What he did say earlier was he could see it maybe combined with some other system (which wasn’t the case with cap and trade as we know it), but it appears he changed his mind on that part as well.


87 posted on 01/21/2012 9:52:57 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: wayoverontheright

Well put.


88 posted on 01/21/2012 9:55:05 AM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salvation

Romney is hinting that he will not debate in Florida. Just stated on Fox.


89 posted on 01/21/2012 9:55:43 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: TBBT

Sarah said to vote for Newt on Tuesday night. Wednesday was when his poll numbers stated climbing.She still has it.


90 posted on 01/21/2012 9:55:58 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: CitizenReporter
How is it conservative to vote for a three times married man who supported cap and trade, profited from Fannie/Freddie, and is pro amnesty?

– Newt has made pretty damning testimonies against Cap & Trade. So you're blatantly wrong on this.

– Re: Freddie Mac consulting: $1.6 million paid out to a consulting firm over the course of 10 years is chump change. Further, Freddie Mac has said that Gingrich didn't do anything of substance they believed they could use on their behalf:
"He was expected to provide written material that could be circulated among free-market conservatives in Congress and in outside organizations, said two former company executives familiar with Gingrich’s role at the firm. He didn’t produce a white paper or any other document the firm could use on its behalf, they said."
Perhaps because Newt may well have told them exactly what they didn't want to hear?

– And I'm not even sure where you got the idea that Newt is pro-amnesty. He mentioned specifically that he wants to deal the border by 2014 by any means necessary, increase deportations, and that any existing immigrants who've been here 20+ years would have to apply for citizenship or go home.
91 posted on 01/21/2012 9:56:20 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: nikos1121

I hope he sticks with that idea. It will make him look weak.


92 posted on 01/21/2012 9:57:08 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I can’t think of anything better than if Newt, if he wins, that he convinces Romney and Paul to join him. Romney as Secretary of Treasury etc.


93 posted on 01/21/2012 9:57:37 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: loveliberty2

Kraut man (and about half of Fox News) is on my doo doo list.
They all have a blind eye for the liberal guy .
Until, and unless, they see the light I will not be paying much attention to anything they have to say.
Except to consider the oposite of what they suggest.

Rant over.


94 posted on 01/21/2012 9:58:45 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016 /psych)
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To: JSDude1

Do you really believe that? Do you think Newt can win? I would vote for Newt over Romney in a minute if I wasn’t afraid Newt would lose to Obama.


95 posted on 01/21/2012 10:00:04 AM PST by Paddy Irish
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To: mjp

Mid-week, Intrade had Romney climbing daily, almost to 90. Like the election was already over.

There’s been a huge turnaround in that trend last couple days.

Bets are still on balance for Romney, but he’s free-fallen 20%. Dropping now, almost by the minute.

All of which, has gone to Gingrich.


96 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:33 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: CitizenReporter

I’d like to place a bet with you on that but have a distinct feeling you won’t be here long enough to pay off.


97 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:49 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
GINGRICH/MARTINEZ 2012

GINGRICH/WEST 2012

Palin as SOEnergy


98 posted on 01/21/2012 10:02:12 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: rwilson99
Churchill was never divorced...unless perhaps you are thinking about Egbert Churchill, the milkman?

Go Newt!

99 posted on 01/21/2012 10:03:39 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Salamander; All
maybe some gals finally got into those “alpha male” slap downs he’s been handing to pansy Moot

Unless they wearing those ugly polyester pant suits and that that cheezy rendition of the Dorothy Hamel haircut I have noticed many women want:

* A guy who isn't afraid to take charge.
* Call them as they see them.
* Is not afraid to give some SH!+ back when needed.
* Can get or provide a job.
* Or a politican that can establish an enviroment for their Husband to get a job.

I have a friend who's former uber liberal Obama voting wife is now one of us after seeing what Obummer has done to their lives ( she reviles the anointed one now BTW...)

Many women like her will probably take a flyer with a former bad boy like Newt, vs. Obama who in the words of Ted Nugent is a metaphorical Vegetarian, i.e. he don't know how to hunt, and now their hubbies are starving too...

100 posted on 01/21/2012 10:04:57 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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