Skip to comments.Michigan GOP Primary: Romney 40%, Santorum 34%
Posted on 02/24/2012 1:20:43 PM PST by Mariner
True to a primary season already marked by sudden and surprising ups and downs, Mitt Romney has jumped back into the lead in Michigans Republican Primary race. The votes on Tuesday.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Romney with 40% of the vote and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum with 34%. The poll was conducted on Thursday night, following the last scheduled debate among the GOP candidates. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Yeah, I’m afraid you are right. The way things are looking, unless Gingrich gets a boost, Santorum is ahead in Ohio. I have been frustrated trying to find current polls in Tennessee. The district I’m in seems to be strong for Gingrich, at least in the western part of our district.
I can’t wait to see and hear Newt tonight!
I attribute some of it to Santorum’s poor prep for the debate, which he needed to do well at.
or laszlo in pa.
Personally I believe Rick Santorum would be proud as peaches to be Myth’s VP, and likely prays for it, if he can muster enough delegates to even fall into consideration, which maybe all he is working toward, knowing full well that Romney will have the millions to contend in a general.
Romney NEEDS Santorum to have an enthusiastic conservative prayer for their support.
The VP is ALWAYS based on need, not comraderie, chummyness, or even like mindedness, be it region needed, issue needed, or coalition, or ideology.
Newt must perform in the South for traction and will need to pivot for the North, finding a blue collar winner for the NE. Maybe Ryan, the numbers man. Heck, maybe Romney the Socialist numbers man. Who can possibly know?
Or maybe Jeb Bush will come in soon and FIX everything on earth. /s /s /s
God bless you and NLG and all of his steadfast patriot supporters!!!
“I guess you agree with the libtards that discussing social values has no place in presidential politics.”
No, running a campaign on character alone instead of real policy ideas has no place in presidential politics. It’s you guys who are deluded into thinking you are superior morally and religiously. Not us, and it won’t help you in the general.
[Last report I saw, GA was about a 3 way tie at this point.]
An old poll that does not reflect the present. The poll is meaningless in this fluid election, and highly doubtful Newt will lose Georgia.
Mega Wisconsin Dittos, Onyxie.
Can’t remember if you said in your other posts, are you going to see Newt Monday?
That is going to be Awesome! My grandson lives in Brentwood and will be there.
As a matter of fact, you don't ever see Santorum in the same sentence with magnanimous or shrewd.
We have at least three media outlets to hear Newt Gingrich tonight!
Mark Levin’s radio show.
Piers Morgan on CNN
Greta’s Show on Faux!
We’re in for a treat!
Again, Newt is great but superfluous—it's between Mitt and Rick now.
I bet that was funny, but it went entirely over my density.
Team Newt and Santorum!
They both need each other.
Smack down Mittens and his other brother, Mittens.
No one - including me - has said Santorum has run on “character alone instead of real policy ideas”.
But we are saying we fully support his clear cut social issues and his character. Not sure why you have a problem with that.
Second, we duly note your “us verses them” rhetoric as you flail away at our “superior” moral and religous thinking.
Tell us. Just what do you find so offensive about our moral and religous thoughts?
That's a false claim and you know it!
Come on, cripplecreek. For the past 53 days I've been busy with our FReepathon thread, but you've been quite divisive in your support for Santorum against all his rivals. If Romney wins MI, it won't be Mariner's fault or the fault of anyone here.
Free Republic is totally against Romney and every member who's been for that abortionist, socialist pig has been ZOTTED.
” We have at least three media outlets to hear Newt Gingrich tonight!
Mark Levins radio show.
Piers Morgan on CNN
Gretas Show on Faux! “
THIS is the stuff surges are made of. NEWT, with finally some jingle in his pocket, is allowed to shine on Media Broadway; Mark Levin! CNN, of all places!! GRETA!
Is that not the PERFECT spread of Newt speak.
Excellent bombing run!
Michigan Republicans can’t be this stupid. C’mon people! SANTORUM!
Awesome. Was going to watch Piers. Where can I get links to Greta and Mark?
There's time for them to wake up before Tuesday. Let's go Michigan!
I haven’t been out on the threads and the proof is in your posts.
Mark Levin’s Show will be pinged in a very few minutes from now.
Santorum hasn't even come close to doing what you accuse him of doing, Brand Newbie.
Who are you really dissing when you're 'vomiting' about moral values? ALL of us here on FR?
Where can I get links to Greta and Mark?
Ouch! I’m a dunderhead on that question. Sorry, but hoping onyx can advise.
Yeah, they’re giving Newt Gingrich FRIDAY Night News Dump!
AIN’T THEY GREAT?
Read Below.This from this same Rasmussen Poll that you embrace, and tell how how Gingrich is faring? no matter what, this is now a 2-man race. The irony is that Gingrich is the “spoiler” who’ll give us Romney.
Friday, February 24, 2012
“In a potential Election 2012 matchups, the president leads Rick Santorum 48% to 42%. If Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee, the president leads 48% to 41%.
Both GOP candidates are even with the president in the Core Four states of Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.
In Michigan, the first polling conducted since Wednesdays GOP debate shows Romney back on top with a six-point advantage over Santorum. New numbers will be released later today on the Arizona primary.
In Georgia, its Gingrich 33%, Santorum 28% and Romney 20%.”
I'm with you! NEWT is the only one talking about the bigger picture of us "losing our beloved Republic". He clearly explains what made America the greatest nation/society this rock has ever seen, and has solid solutions to restore the US to its glory days. NEWT would turn bambi into a pile of goop in the general election debates.
Although I like Santorum, he's not ready for prime time and would be devastated by bambi in debates. "Let's-pull-up-the-drawbridge" Paul is just plain naive, and would look pathetic next to the clintonesque bambi. Romney could possibly hold his own in the general debates, but we know what he is about - liberal lite.
I've never stated the term, "the fix is in". However, with the GOP establishment putting its weight behind Mittens, I'm thinking it may be true. I'm surprised the TEA Party has been involved to such a small degree. I kinda expected more activism in support of the most conservative candidate, Newt, after the others dropped out. I've read they have been here and there. Hope the movement is not dying.
I get your point here. The double team of Romney and Paul against Rick was despicable, but what's wrong with the people who fell for it?
Great. Her show is at 10 EST isn’t it?
Yikes! TODAY is FRIDAY! I missed totally the connection! Fasting tummy distracts sometimes. ( I know. Excuses, excuses.)
Maybe it will snow even in the Sahara and people will be tuned in. I will!
I just got an e-mail from the National Tea Party asking us to donate to Santorum to help stop Romney in Michigan.
I'd say that's strategic activism at its best.
Mitt MUST be stopped in Michigan, and Rick is the only candidate poised to do it.
“No one - including me - has said Santorum has run on character alone instead of real policy ideas.”
That’s impossible, because I just said that he is running on character alone instead of real policy ideas. So have half a dozen other people on this forum. How are you quoting me if that’s not the case?
“But we are saying we fully support his clear cut social issues and his character. Not sure why you have a problem with that.”
Because your voting for the myth of his personality as opposed to actual platform ideas. I’ve never heard a Santorum supporter actually trumpet some particular idea of Santorum’s as the reason we should vote for him. It’s always about how he’s a better Christian than Newt Gingrich, the husband of one wife, who believes so passionately in conservative ideals, when he isn’t endorsing Specter for Congress or for the presidency that is. If he was as holy and as pure as he claims, he’d be supporting a form of the flat or fair taxes or at least offering some significant reform somewhere. He isn’t, so he’s not.
But instead of being aware of this, you Santorum guys keep accusing everybody of either being Mittbots, hating Christianity, being afraid of religion, hating “God’s truth,” being a hater, and so on and so forth.
The farthest I ever got with a Santorum supporter on actual policy issues was with Lazlo, and what he said was that we can’t pass anything important anyway so a flat tax or social security privatization or whatever else doesn’t matter. It’s impossible to reform government to that degree he argued. And that he did with sprinkled insults about Newt’s integrity and my own. I even had to teach him what Santorum’s platform even was, since he had no argument to really promote it.
When Santorum supporters can only belittle others with religious and social platitudes, it’s a sign of a character candidate, not a real candidate. That’s how we got Barack Hussain Obama.
“Tell us. Just what do you find so offensive about our moral and religous thoughts?”
To be honest with you, it’s that it isn’t real. It’s like Socrates. You don’t know that you don’t know. You don’t know that all the religious and social issues are only being used to promote a perception of character and cover up a lack of substance. It’s being used to demonstrate how Holy and Principled he is, even though his platform doesn’t support it. It’s a part of his constant hypocrisy, pretending to be “above it all” while being right there stuck in it, and bashing the other candidates on a personal level, and refusing to acknowledge any good ideas.
Look how Newt handles his opponents and then talk to me about gifts of the spirit (love, charity, so forth, incase you didn’t know any of them...). That’s the fundamental difference between the candidates. Saint Rick likes to trumpet his religiosity, but there isn’t much proof that it actually exists in the way he conducts himself. Saint Rick and his supporters should study Matthew 6:
1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
One rassmussen poll posted by an undercover Romneytard and you're mad at Michigan? 19 posted on February 24, 2012 4:44:09 PM EST by cripplecreek
You accused another poster of being pro-Romney, on the basis of, what exactly? That they didn't support your candidate, Santorum?
I would like to see a concerted effort by both the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns to expose Mitt Romney for the LIAR he is.
The man has no shame and has bald face lied to the entire nation in debate after debate and in his campaign ads.
A Catholic Cardinal backed up what Gingrich said in the debate the other night, that Mitt had enforced in Mass. that no waivers would be given for birth control under Romneycare. Yet he sat there is his magic underwear and lied through his teeth. He is despicable and the MSM should be called to account for carrying his water and not reporting his serial lying.
Yes! On Faux!
That would be fine with me, as long as Newt is our nominee.
I’m going to watch and tune into all also!
If your going to chat about me at least get my handle right. I am not concerned. Rick voters are far more motivated than Romney people. Just look at the under polling that happened in the last couple states that he won. I'd much rather be on team Rick where he is actually in this race that team Newt where he is barely winning GA. We will see in just a few days I guess about MI, won't we.
The Myth/Rick ticket was being rumoured by GOP E insiders in PA recently. I haven’t heard if that possible strategy is still on the table or not. It would be a shame if Rick betrayed his supporters like that. Surely he knows that he gets the majority of his support from Not Romney voters.
That’s the meat of it trisham.
When my children were little and had fights, they often called each other “Democrats”! We trained them well. :-)
The party label of yore has been replaced by more modern labels like Socialist, Progressive and Liberal.
If I had to choose one word that most effectively describes Romney, I would say it to be DISHONOR.
Personally, I don’t care how he chooses to interact with his rude, arrogant sons at home or at his happy Bishop meetings.
But when he steps onto the public stage of MY COUNTRY, The US of A, and falsely claims to carry the torch for our forefathers and Ronald Reagan..and pretends to be the standard bearing of the Republican party and a messenger for the causes of Conservatism.
How dare you, Willard. How dare you!
The MSM love Romney because it doesn’t matter if he wins or loses. The end result is the same.
Fish, don’t show us old polls that are meaningless. This race is fluid. The voters in Georgia or in any other state are not insulated to the heap of criticism in the last few days about Santorum, and his bad performance in the AZ debate.
“Who are you really dissing when you’re ‘vomiting’ about moral values? ALL of us here on FR?”
The fact that I keep getting accused of being “anti-moral”, like some atheist, demonstrates the truth of my argument.
I hope Rick smokes Romney in Michigan. Sorry I got your handle wrong.