Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

GALLUP DAILY: GOP Ballot Tracking (Santorum 31, Romney 30, Gingrich 16; End of the Santorum Surge?)
Gallup ^ | 2/25/12 | Gallup

Posted on 02/25/2012 10:57:49 AM PST by BCrago66

Look at the chart at the bottom of the page:

Santorum's 10 point over Romney lead has been cut down to a 1 point just 4 days. Unfortunately for Gingrich supporters (such as myself), Newt has stabilized at 16, and it look like Romney, not Newt, has been the chief beneficiary of Santorum's recent polling dive.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arlenvoted0bamacare; askdornanaboutnewt; biggovtrick; bigspenderrick; dcinsiderrick; mythreewives; newtplaysfield; niceguyloser; philanderernewt; poperick; populistliberalrick; preachersantorum; proillegalsrick; prounionsrick; rickbackedspector; saintearmarx; santorum; santorumisnotchange; santorumisnothope; serialadulterynewt; serialrepenternewt; sexoncapitolhill; squeakycleanloser
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-93 next last
To: JediJones

If you owned millions of dollars in stock in Apple, would you insist they hire the most “squeaky clean” person as their CEO, AND the guy who had the most creative ideas and the best business plan for making the company profitable?

That is Santorum! I am just glad that the rest of the voters feel the same as I do.

61 posted on 02/25/2012 1:00:41 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

You’re kidding, right? Knock off those rose-colored glasses. All Santorum’s experienced is a shot across the bow.

62 posted on 02/25/2012 1:03:08 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum voted for Sotomayor, Obama's 1st Supreme Court nominee.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: newzjunkey

There are no more debates. Ron Paul’s viral ads are watched by Ron Paul cultists exclusively. All that’s left are Romney’s ad buys. If the sheer volume of television ads is going to determine the presidency, the race is already over and the country is already dead.

63 posted on 02/25/2012 1:12:41 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: JediJones
That is where Newt + Rick will have a difficult choice of having one of them drop out.

Why drop out? They can collect enough delegates to matter at the convention or come to an agreement between the two to shift their delegates to the other for some shared thing. Milt is not lighting the world on fire here. He is not getting over 50% in these state match ups. Santorum is right behind him in all of them. In GA he is 3rd behind Newt and Rick. Depending how the distribution works out in some of these states, Milt and his buddy RuPaul won't be able to play their cute little game.

64 posted on 02/25/2012 1:17:35 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

There should have never been that many debates and especially those that were monitored by the SRM

65 posted on 02/25/2012 1:30:01 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: newzjunkey

“Santorum voted for Sotomayor”

Big deal..25 GOP Senators voted for her, including notorious libs (/sarc/) like Thad Cochran and Orrin Hatch. She was elevated from the district court bench where she had been appointed by George Bush 41. There were no red flags about her. She was no conservative but there was nothing really radical about her at that point. She was confirmed 67-29.

Santorum’s vote didn’t change a thing.

66 posted on 02/25/2012 1:33:12 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 60 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66
I can't say I have jumped onto the Santorum bandwagon yet, but his appearance Thursday on the Glenn Beck TV show (GBTV) was time well spent.
67 posted on 02/25/2012 1:37:37 PM PST by NavyCanDo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

At least they’re skipping the ridiculous MTV debate (debate #21 in 2008). That’s marginal improvement.

68 posted on 02/25/2012 1:39:08 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: parksstp

Anyone that trusted the incompetence, poor judgment, and appalling lack of understanding on foreign and domestic policy issues of Bachmann, Perry and Cain needs to have their head examined. The profound inadequacies of all these candidates have to be unpacked for most voters at a much earlier stage next time and we won’t even be tempted with wishful thinking. Of course it’s all Paul’s fault anyway. No crystal ball here, but given the way things are going at present if he hadn’t been a spoiler in NH, Huntsman will likely be have been our hero. The most conservative, electable and cleanest candidate amalgamated.

69 posted on 02/25/2012 2:23:02 PM PST by erlayman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette
I hope he's changed his staff from fearful political cowardice (failed to attack and take charge at a critical time during the campaign) to courageous. People that say we go for it all or we lose it all, but we're not holding back.

People that have this kind of attitude when we ARE ahead:

Hope its not too late.

70 posted on 02/25/2012 3:02:29 PM PST by PapaNew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66

Santorum is clearly tanking. All we have to do to fix this and stop Romney, is get behind Newt.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”

71 posted on 02/25/2012 3:56:14 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kjo

Was thinking about negative calls and ads.
So lemme get this straight: Romnuts people barrage the airwaves and peoples voice mails with anti Rick hate mail. And the stupid, idiotic recipient, “hello?” who hasn’t yet “made up his mind’ finally succumbs to the pressure by agreeing that what they are hearing must be true because Romney says so. Checkmate! High five at Mittens hdqtrs: One drone down, only ten thousand to go!

If Mittens pulls this off in Michigan, a hate filled vendetta based on lies,distortions and more lies, bribes and back room power plays, I may give up like least on the Presidential race.

We Conservatives shouldn’t have to sell our souls or beat our heads against the wall trying to convince a bunch of stupid brain dead excuses for voters(some of them our own family and friends) that they are making a huge mistake by voting for a sure fire Hussein reelection card candidate, Rombo Romney.

And let’s not forget the GOP-E which is every bit an epic fail as well..and if one more of those pompous country club Rove clones posing as a party big whig tries to tell me that it will be MY fault if Romney isn’t the chosen one...and therefore, MY fault if Obama wins.
I do more in one day for the causes of Conservatism than they do in a year.
I despise these people and will never again give the RNC or one GOP affiliated organization a plug nickel or a minute of my valuable time...if Mitt Romney is their choice.

Oh and about the Tea Party “leaders”...
“Hello? Anyone home?” Deafening silence. “What’s that? You won’t endorse a Conservative because you don’t want to offend your Romney loving friends? Okay, Got it. Bye. Nice knowin’ ya. Fun while it lasted.”

The force is too great...we’re drowning here.
Save ourselves and just know that we did our best.

72 posted on 02/25/2012 4:41:30 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Michigan patriots, ie Newt and Rick supporters, UNITE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: JediJones

JediJones: Just where do you crunch the numbers to get a win for Newt to be the nominee? Just how do you see his path to the WH being a reality at this point? I like him too but Denial is Not a River in Egypt.

This is a battle to defeat Romney and victory will be obtained if and only if the Newt and Santorum camps come together for this common purpose.
You Santorum bashers should be ashamed. You are makin’ alot of noise but to what end?

73 posted on 02/25/2012 4:48:32 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Michigan patriots, ie Newt and Rick supporters, UNITE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

And there is a Santa Claus and an Easter bunny too, isn’t there Red Steel?

74 posted on 02/25/2012 4:51:55 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Michigan patriots, ie Newt and Rick supporters, UNITE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Mountain Mary

We asked the Santorum people to come to Newt and stay with Newt weeks ago and they didn’t. Now they’ve given Romney everything he wanted. He has Santorum, a candidate who endorsed him and called him a conservative, now trying to base his whole race against Romney on a flip-flop on that position. It’s the exact same thing Romney would be trying to do on Romneycare in the general election. And it’s likely to be just as ineffective. The establishment and RINO pundits were uncorking the champagne as soon as Rick shot to the top of the polls and Newt fell, because they know how weak Rick is as a candidate. Now we’re seeing the unvetted Rick sink under his first volley of attack ads and media exposure, just as me and all the Newt supporters said would happen weeks ago as Rick first started moving up in the polls. Rick is a non-starter and a guaranteed loser against Romney.

The path to victory for Newt is simple and is based on what you said, the Rick and Newt camps coming together. The Rick supporters need to come to their senses and back Newt, a far stronger and more threatening candidate to either Romney or Obama, not to mention someone who has what it takes to create true conservative reform in Washington while he is President. We cannot hang this country’s future on a lightweight like Santorum. A go-along-to-get-along guy cannot reform the government the way it needs to be. The path to victory involves the polls switching quickly back in Newt’s favor, which is obviously possible since the polls have switched quickly many times before. Not to mention Adelson just have Newt’s group possible $10 million and Newt is killing it in speeches and interviews, the only one continuing to give interesting new sound bites to the media. I don’t think Rick should drop out until about April, when more states become winner-take-all and we can’t afford to risk splitting the vote and letting Romney win with a plurality above Newt and Rick. He can accumulate delegates and use them to help Newt at the convention.

75 posted on 02/25/2012 5:03:14 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

To: Irenic
I'm with you Irenic. I support Newt 100% but if he goes down I don't think I can vote for either Romney or Santorum. I am still registered as a republican but I am not sending the RNC one dime..especially after the stunt they pulled on Newt in Fla.

Here's hoping the multi million dollar donation from Addelson helps Newt and that Newt does great in the south. Even so, I don't see Romney or Santorum able to pick up the 1,000 plus delegates they need as the Newt supporters are loyal as are the Paulbots.

76 posted on 02/25/2012 5:10:33 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Mountain Mary

Ricky better be believing in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

77 posted on 02/25/2012 6:45:06 PM PST by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette
Newt supporters, don't act all " Sanctimonious " on us now.
It was a few weeks ago when there was that video of Rick being posted all over Free Republic painting him as being against the Tea Party and many Newt supporters took his words out of context.
That's a bit hypocritical and sanctimonious of the Newt supporters to cry foul now.
78 posted on 02/25/2012 7:25:49 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66
Hate to break up the Rick Santorum bashing party by the Newt supporters, but, contrary to what some are gleefully hoping here , Rick is closing in on Romney in Arizona.
So, no, the only 2 polls that matter in the next few days is Arizona and Michigan.
Now we know who are the one's who are against the NON-Romney candidate now.
79 posted on 02/25/2012 7:29:56 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66

80 posted on 02/25/2012 7:30:20 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-93 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson