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DRUDGE HEADLINE, POLE: Romney Surges in OHIO....
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Posted on 03/02/2012 8:17:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP

The Republican Primary race in Ohio is one of the biggest prizes on Super Tuesday, and it’s now a tossup.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Primary Voters in Ohio, taken last night, shows former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum attracting 33% of the vote and Mitt Romney earning 31%. That’s a significant tightening of the race. Two weeks ago, Santorum led Romney by 18 percentage points.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is now in third place with 15% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with 11% support. Two percent (2%) prefer another candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

If it’s a two-man race, Santorum and Romney are tied at 43% each. That, too, represents a huge change. Two weeks ago, Santorum led Romney by 28 points in a head-to-head matchup in Ohio.

Romney’s gains in Ohio mirror his surge nationwide following victories Tuesday in the Arizona and Michigan primaries. The former Massachusetts governor now leads Santorum among Likely GOP Primary voters nationwide by a 40% to 24% margin.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: spoilerromney; theineligiblerino; themagicrino
It's obvious to us Newt supporters, that Newt is sitting stagnant at the moment. And with only 4 days to go before Super "T", it appears that a Brokered Converntion is a very big possibility.

I'm OK with that. It would be our best chance to start a 3rd party around Newt and Sarah Palin. Call it the Tea Party........

1 posted on 03/02/2012 8:17:10 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
DRUDGE HEADLINE, POLE: Romney Surges in OHIO....

Drudge really spelled "poll" wrong?

2 posted on 03/02/2012 8:31:26 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
So .. Drudge wrote the headline, or some unnamed Pole ?


3 posted on 03/02/2012 8:31:44 AM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Ohio is not a winner-take-all state. If it’s a near tie and the delegates to be divided evenly, will the Ohio GOP step in and break the rules to give Mitt the advantage?


4 posted on 03/02/2012 8:32:00 AM PST by reegs
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Again, as I said before:

Down to the wire, Santorum will get 35% from conservative-leaning branch of Republican party; Romney 35% from liberal-leaning branch; Newt 20% from pragmatic-branch ( less idealist or more forgiving); 10% for Ron Paul from free-spirited young or distrusting-government-no-matter-what).

At brokered convention, two front runners will be tossed out, and the nominee will be everyone’s guess. My guess is the formidable, most fearsome, most eloquent, most intelligent, most Constitutional, and for cheap-gas, NEWT!


5 posted on 03/02/2012 8:32:31 AM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: tomkat

How many Poles does it take to screw up the Ohio primary? ;-)


6 posted on 03/02/2012 8:33:04 AM PST by reegs
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The DRUDGE site has been pushing Mittens relentlessly. No surprise here.
7 posted on 03/02/2012 8:34:35 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
DRUDGE, I WUV MITTENS
8 posted on 03/02/2012 8:35:48 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: humblegunner

No, it’s spelled “poll” at the site. Took a few seconds to find as it’s NOT a headline and I had to force my fingers to scroll past the picture of Michelle Malkin at the top (Yummmm!).


9 posted on 03/02/2012 8:36:40 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: reegs

Tho I’m not usually a spelling cop, that one was just a big ol’ hangin’ curveball ;^]


10 posted on 03/02/2012 8:38:14 AM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Santorum got too far ahead of himself, stumbled, and let his mouth do him in.

Gingrich has settled back to the mid-teens — about where he was for the months before Cain’s demise.

It seems more and more inevitable that Romney is going to pull this one out, unless Santorum can come up with a few surprises in the fly-over states in the coming weeks.

Maybe the combo of Santorum and Gingrich can garner enough delegate votes to stop Romney. However, the division of delegates will soon end, as more states will be winner-take-all. [I am not exactly sure of who the GOP has those divided up.]


11 posted on 03/02/2012 8:38:21 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

The use of the verb ‘SURGE’ should be confined to the voters - not the polls or the candidates.

On the Third Party idea. Newt needs to head up a movement of bright young candidates for State and National elections. He should not use TEA Party because he would be accused of usurping the name and opportunism - Constitutional or Conservative Party perhaps. It would take money and organization of enormous effort at the grass roots, but Newt is such a leader to motivate and inspire true conservatives. Even to the point where Newt does not run for POTUS again, but as Party Chair develops candidates with excellent qualifications and four years of national exposure, speeches etc., State Governors would be a good pool of prospects.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 8:41:18 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I thought drudge was banned along with humblegunner? What happened? They are both on 1 thread! lol


13 posted on 03/02/2012 8:41:21 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

So, Mitt pole-vaulted into the lead?.........


14 posted on 03/02/2012 8:41:41 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: reegs

They already have it set up. Three districts have denied other candidates because they claim they didn’t have enough signatures.

So Ohio is ready for the tip to Romney.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 8:46:42 AM PST by dforest
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
So what does that tell you, MI redue...

)* Romney can't outright win it, no enthusiam and does he do worse in OH than he did on 08' just like MI?
* Ricky's blue collar cred is wearing thin.
* Ricky is choking on the big ones, if he can't do it, how is going to do against Obama?

At somepoint panic insues and enter Newt Stage Right..

16 posted on 03/02/2012 8:46:50 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: reegs

I think you’ll find that FReepers don’t really care how corrupt the party is as long as their guy isn’t the one getting the crappy end of the stick. Its much easier to run with the media narrative and help destroy the other guy.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 8:46:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: humblegunner

Drudge is into poles.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 8:47:11 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: God-fear-republican

I agree, Newt - or Sarah. She would be welcome to come on in, the water’s not fine...


19 posted on 03/02/2012 8:55:31 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: humblegunner
Maybe it was a Festivus Pole...


20 posted on 03/02/2012 8:58:30 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules; humblegunner

Humblegunner has the ‘secret code’ that keeps his account alive..

:0)


21 posted on 03/02/2012 9:11:42 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Red Badger

I was thinking Romney got the pole, like Nascar—he starts first. Doesn’t mean he will or has stayed in that position! At least I hope not...


22 posted on 03/02/2012 9:14:16 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I'm OK with that. It would be our best chance to start a 3rd party around Newt and Sarah Palin. Call it the Tea Party........

I'm good with that. But, as an alternative, how about "The Conservative Party of America"?
23 posted on 03/02/2012 9:21:38 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: TomGuy; All

Santorum got too far ahead of himself, stumbled, and let his mouth do him in.
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That’s the friggin’ truth. Every time he opens his mouth, I get nervous; you never know what’s gonna come out. (Plus, he got a little cocky; lost his humility which was a drawing card for him.)


24 posted on 03/02/2012 9:27:17 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

WTH??? Why can’t Santorum hold a lead? He gets a double digit lead against Romney in state after state, and next thing you know, RINO-Rom has caught up with him. Whassup with that?


25 posted on 03/02/2012 9:30:25 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If Santorum doesn’t win Ohio, it is highly unlikely there will be a brokered or a contested convention.

Even if Santorum does manage a narrow victory, the chances of any real convention drama are still rather slim.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 9:43:12 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I'm fine with Romney surging on a Pole.

I only get concerned for my and my kids future, if he is surging on a Poll.

27 posted on 03/02/2012 9:44:28 AM PST by C210N
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Mitt will pick Rubio or Rand Paul for his VP. And you all will line up behind as you should.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 10:14:38 AM PST by TShaunK
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
matt drudge concentrates a lot on mitt's pole... uh polls... sorry.

LLS

29 posted on 03/02/2012 10:57:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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