Skip to comments.DRUDGE HEADLINE, POLE: Romney Surges in OHIO....
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 its 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%. Thats 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 its 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.
Romneys 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 ...
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........
Drudge really spelled "poll" wrong?
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?
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!
How many Poles does it take to screw up the Ohio primary? ;-)
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!).
Tho I’m not usually a spelling cop, that one was just a big ol’ hangin’ curveball ;^]
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.]
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.
I thought drudge was banned along with humblegunner? What happened? They are both on 1 thread! lol
So, Mitt pole-vaulted into the lead?.........
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.
)* 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..
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.
Drudge is into poles.
I agree, Newt - or Sarah. She would be welcome to come on in, the water’s not fine...
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