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Romney holds double-digit leads in two new national polls
thehill.com ^ | 03/01/12 | By Jonathan Easley

Posted on 03/01/2012 10:39:59 AM PST by VU4G10

Mitt Romney has opened up a double-digit lead nationally over the rest of the GOP field, according to two polls released on Thursday.

Romney took 40 percent of the support in a survey from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen, followed by Rick Santorum at 24 percent, Newt Gingrich at 16 percent and Ron Paul at 12 percent.

That’s Romney’s biggest lead to date, according to Rasmussen, and the highest percentage any candidate has received so far. The previous high had been Santorum two weeks ago, when he led Romney 39 percent to 27 percent.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; getoutnewt; newt4romney; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote; romney

1 posted on 03/01/2012 10:40:03 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Republicans are sick of Santorum’s obsession with birth control.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 10:43:36 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: VU4G10

Just wait until Super Tuesday. Romney isn’t going to do well. He only tied Santorum in his home state. After next Tuesday, Santorum will BW on front.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: VU4G10

I do not like Mittens on the sheet.
I think his brains are concrete.

I will not vote for him, he’s left and right
Mainly because he’s just not bright.

I will not vote for the vapid hack
I do not care if he’s got a Cadillac.

No fan I am of that RINO pile
He’ll change three times if you wait a while.

If I want someone without merit,
I’ll simply vote for the Muslim ferret.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 10:45:29 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeaHawkFan

He’s shot both feet off. He needs to get out and endorse Newt while Mittens can still be stopped.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 10:48:40 AM PST by Short Bus
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To: VU4G10

Romney’s high water mark after Mich and AZ. You’ll see it start to erode soon.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 10:54:58 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: VU4G10

Santorum down 15 percent in 2 weeks. The Santorum experiment has failed.

It is time to return to the most conservative candidate in the race, Newt Gingrich.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 11:10:03 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: Short Bus

I totally agree. Time to either get out or find a way to join forces with Newt. There are things I like about Rick but he seems a tad thin-skinned, and he is incapable of redirecting questions back to the economy. It’s as if he enjoys talking about his social positions without realizing that his social positions have NOW become THE issue for his candidacy. Unfortunately the social issues ARE NOT the critical issues facing our economy.
We like Rick, he’s a nice guy, we support his social positions, BUT he just doesn’t seem ready to be President. I still think Newt can do it. Super Tuesday may very well determine who will...who can...go on.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 11:10:52 AM PST by AlwaysFrosty
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To: VU4G10

NOT going to vote for the GOP ticket if
backstabbing, ineligible ROMNEY(CARE) leads
the ticket.

The GOP is reprehensible to have not thrown out
Romney for what he did in 2008.


9 posted on 03/01/2012 11:12:09 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: VU4G10
Romney has led the Gallup national poll three times previously, only to be knocked off, twice by Gingrich and once by Santorum.



None of the candidates has been able to surpass the 37 percent mark nationally. Gingrich and Romney have each been there twice, while Santorum topped out last week at 36 percent.

10 posted on 03/01/2012 11:12:50 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: AlwaysFrosty

Yes, Santorum can’t help himself, he always takes the bait when they give him an issue of personal morality to opine upon.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 11:25:35 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Mustang Driver

I’m sick of VU4G10’s obsession with Romney. Anyone who thinks Mr. “I will not attack Obama” can win is a fool.

BTW, FR is timing out for me again-—anyone else having problems?


12 posted on 03/01/2012 11:30:03 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Mustang Driver

I would rather vote for Newt, but Rick is someone I could/would vote for if Newt doesn’t get it.

I can’t say the same of Mitt or Ron. I just don’t like those two.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 11:31:16 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: VU4G10

Not surprising. The herd is going back to the safe bet. Romney will lose in the end. With huge advantages in money and organization he still can’t put it away. He’s a poor candidate. If Romney gets this momentum into super Tuesday, he’ll probably lock the nomination, though. I guess our only consolation is that we will once again get to say “I told you so” to the R establishment in November. Then if the country is still here 4 years from now, Romney can endorsement the next establishment candidate, and we can watch him fail. Life goes on.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 11:32:52 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: VU4G10
This is Romney's high-water mark. He barely won in Michigan. He's low on funds. And the big prizes and most difficult states for him are coming up fast.

It's time for the rest of us to get out there and spread the message that Romney is Obama-lite and a sure loser.
15 posted on 03/01/2012 11:36:25 AM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

So you want to vote for Barry Soros? Quit the whining noob.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Santorum has flamed out. Newt will be back but it may be too late.


17 posted on 03/01/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: Mustang Driver
Republicans are sick of Santorum’s obsession with birth control.

How is it that when everybody else brings up the subject, it's Santorum's obsession? He's not out there pounding the subject relentlessly, or do you have evidence to the contrary?

18 posted on 03/01/2012 11:39:09 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: VU4G10

It is called momentum generated by winning Michigan and Arizona, coupled with positive media coverage.

Santorum has lost some, and Newt hasn’t gained much.

And nobody is going to drop out before Super Tuesday.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 11:39:30 AM PST by dforest
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To: VU4G10

I’ll call you on your love for that abortion-loving, sodomite-pandering loathsome liberal every chance I get. Understood?


20 posted on 03/01/2012 11:45:22 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: tbpiper

That is what they use to flame Santorum, so far to no avail because they can’t explain why Newt still hasn’t been rising.

You see when Newt had negative ads against him, his loss was not because of him, but all because of the negative ads.

When Santorum has negative ads ran against him, he lost and it was all his fault and he should get out and turn the race over to a guy who scored 6.5% in Michigan.

Odd how that works. LOL

The media only focuses on the social issues with Santorum because that is all they want people to hear.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 11:48:18 AM PST by dforest
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To: CatherineofAragon

And if Romney becomes the Republican nominee, you will vote for Barry Soros?


22 posted on 03/01/2012 11:50:44 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: iowamark

That essentially none of the lost Santorum support in the polls has gone to Gingrich does not bode well for Gingrich ever increasing his numbers.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 11:56:49 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: dforest

“The media only focuses on the social issues with Santorum because that is all they want people to hear.”

You are exactly right! That’s why Santorum should be learning how to turn the interviews back to the critical issues we are facing. The fact he doesn’t (or can’t) says something about his personality. He needs to stop being a “tool” of the media!


24 posted on 03/01/2012 11:59:59 AM PST by AlwaysFrosty
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To: babble-on

And you’ve heard every word Santorum has said on the campaign trail and you know about the “always”?

Did it never occur to you that you get your picture of all the candidates through a media filter?

Did it never occur to you that a variety of people, both right and left, have a vested interest in highlighting and ignore other things he says?

No. It never occurred to you because you already had your mind made up. So you take this media-filtered image uncritically while you take a media-filtered negative portrait of, say, Newt, critically and figure out to what degree it’s accurate, to what degree it’s misleading.

But your mind’s made up, so, enjoy your tunnel.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:14 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: VU4G10

Point #1: There is no essential difference between Obama and your liberal candidate.

Point #2: As a Christian, I cannot and will not cast a vote for someone who voted abortion into law and panders to homosexuals. I have a responsibility to my country, but my responsibility to my God has to come first. I won’t be a party to such things. On top of that, Romney is such a disgustingly vicious, underhanded, and dishonest individual that I can’t imagine being FOR him.

If all that is acceptable to you, knock yourself out. But that idiot, who says he will not even attack Obama, and who says Obama is merely “misguided”, doesn’t even understand the nature of what we are up against. There is no WAY he can win. And when Obama gets another four years to finish his destruction of the country, you will have to share in the blame for getting behind Romney instead of putting your support behind a conservative.


26 posted on 03/01/2012 12:11:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: VU4G10

Still pimping Mitt Romney, VU4G10?

He is a sure loser, he goes nowhere if he is nominated because of his Progressive Liberal record as Governor and because he is a serial liar.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 12:20:50 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: VU4G10; CatherineofAragon
So you want to vote for Barry Soros? Quit the whining noob.

Drop the false choices VU4G10, and drop the weak seniority crap.

No-one cares how long you've been here at Freerepublic, and your "seniority" certainly does not mean you have better ideas as you have already proven.

If the GOP wants to win and not have a lot of defects to actual conservatives in third parties, they'll not nominate a Progressive Liberal like Mitt Romney.
28 posted on 03/01/2012 12:26:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: VU4G10

Maybe an opening for NEWT?


29 posted on 03/01/2012 12:38:03 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: VU4G10
And if Romney becomes the Republican nominee, you will vote for Barry Soros?

No, but I won't vote for Mitt.

Even if he wanted to, Mitt won't be able to pull us off the path we're on, but he won't get the chance to try.

An electorate stupid enough to put Zero in the White House remains stupid enough to re-elect him. Throw in the 10 to 15 percent edge his propoganda machine in the media provides, and it's a done deal.

When it hits the fan, I want a Rat in charge.

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

30 posted on 03/01/2012 12:52:32 PM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: VU4G10; CatherineofAragon

I won’t be voting for Romney, troll.

You can take all your pro-Romney threads and stick it.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 1:05:54 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: ansel12; VU4G10; CatherineofAragon
ansel12:

I second that motion.

32 posted on 03/01/2012 2:22:48 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: VU4G10

As long as people stop using the word “conservative” with “romney” in the same sentence then I’m ok...


33 posted on 03/02/2012 1:19:41 PM PST by libdestroyer
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