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Rasmussen Poll shows Obama +6 vs. Romney, Obama +3 vs. Santorum. (Romney Electable?)
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Posted on 03/02/2012 2:23:25 PM PST by Windy City Conservative

Looking to the general election, the president leads Romney 48% to 42%. If Rick Santorum is the Republican nominee, the president leads 46% to 43%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). See tracking history for Obama vs. all four Republican candidates.

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Santorum is polling better than Romney against Obama, yet they keep telling us Romney is the most electable.
1 posted on 03/02/2012 2:23:30 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative
Some principled Republicans prefer Romney, some Santorum, some Newt. Most will not get behind the parties nominee if it ain't 'their guy'.

Liberals have no principles other than socialism and vote in whatever's on the top of the ticket.

Republicans lose....again.

2 posted on 03/02/2012 2:27:49 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I’d like to know who these people are who Rasmussen keeps polling? Who in the world thinks Obama is better than any candidate we have on the republican side? This is nuts! Gas prices skyrocketing, unemployment skyrocketing, and a president and an energy secretary saying this is exactly what they want - and more people agree with them than disagree??


3 posted on 03/02/2012 2:31:22 PM PST by antonico
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To: Windy City Conservative

6 percentage points... 3 percentage points... in a sane world, these would be the skid mark’s approval ratings. Absolutely unbelievable.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 2:34:07 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

That’s not an accurate analogy. Our principle is conservatism and we’re looking for it. I think most Gingrich and Santorum supporters will vote for the other guy. It’s Romney who is questionable. We want a candidate that represents our ideology and policies as much as liberals do. That’s why some of them voted for Nader. I’m sure if they nominated Joe Manchin, a lot of them would stay home or vote third party too. Difference is, the liberal base seems capable of nominating someone who represents their values, whereas we don’t. Which I have trouble understanding since supposedly twice as many Americans are conservative vs. liberal.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 2:35:37 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
Actually, in the end, I would have no problem getting behind any GOP candidate that wasn't Romney. I want Newt, but Santorum is okay with me, and if we end up with a brokered convention and some other republican becomes the candidate, I will support that candidate — even Jeb Bush, much as the thought leaves me cold at the moment. I honestly don't think these polls mean much right now, and we should not allow ourselves to be discouraged, but these polls do tell us our instincts about Romney are on target, there is nothing wonderfully electable about this guy at all.
6 posted on 03/02/2012 2:36:09 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

No Republican with principles supports Romney.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 2:36:23 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Ignore polls 6 months before election. 96.5% of people do not yet know where any candidates stand on issues.

Ronald Reagan was polling way behind Jimah Carter just a few months before election.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 2:37:46 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

I sincerely hope you are wrong and that most republicans are intelligent adults who can tell the difference between 4 more years of 0Bama and his GOP opponent.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 2:39:58 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Simple answer, the poll is BS.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 2:40:33 PM PST by varmintman
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To: freedomfiter2
No Republican with principles supports Romney.

No conservative would even consider placing a vote for that Massachusetts socialist liberal.

11 posted on 03/02/2012 2:40:52 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

When we get past the nomination, I will enroll in the campaign of whomever the candidate is to get 0bama out of the White House. (At 63 yrs this would be the first time I am willing to go all out.)

I may like some of them better than others, but I do know that whoever it is, they are much more likely to listen to me then 0bama and his minions.

I guess I have just come to be one of those ABO guys.

I guess I have a vested interest. I have two kids serving in the military, and I have become convinced that 0bama is much more likely to get them killed than just about anyone else. (I keep seeing this picture of Neville Chamberlain in 1938(?) waving that piece of paper around “Peace in our time”.

How did that work out?

Also keep in mind that they are doing these polls with as yet no decided nominee. Talk about a ridiculous poll.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 2:41:59 PM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: Windy City Conservative

Santorum is doing better than Romney with less money and the media attacks. I think once the nominee is chosen and the main campaign gets going, Obama will take a hit in the polls.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 2:42:59 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Windy City Conservative

The Republicans are beating the crap out of each other not Obama.

All hypothetical polls matching any Republican presently vying for the nomination against Obama are meaningless.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 2:43:35 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: freedomfiter2

“No Republican with principles supports Romney.”

AMEN and AMEN!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 03/02/2012 2:46:01 PM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: JediJones

Santorum and Newt are the only acceptable candidates. Romney WILL NOT get my vote for any reason. I was bashed big time this morning from FREEPERS no doubt and I still am standing by my principles of NO ROMNEY!!!!


16 posted on 03/02/2012 2:46:18 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Romney is 100% un-electable. He will be EVISCERATED if the nominee.

Santorum 2012


17 posted on 03/02/2012 2:53:04 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: The Iceman Cometh

What principles do these “principled” republicans (definitely not conservatives) show with their support for Romney?

I’ll support any conservative the republicans nominate. Conservatives have problems with liberals like Romney. I have already voted for Newt in the Florida Primary. I would have voted for Santorum if I lived in Michigan.

Republican Elites wish their party was filled with liberals since liberals have no problem with zombie voting. The liberals vote any way their party masters tell them to vote. The democrats don’t even have to be zombies, even the dead vote democrat without having to leave the grave.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 2:53:56 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: Windy City Conservative

And yet... The Rinos at Faux News constantly assure us that milt is infinitely more electable than anyone else...


19 posted on 03/02/2012 2:56:26 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Nothing has been ran against Obama, meanwhile the Republicans are slamming each other all over the place NOW as are the media.

Once this gets real against Obama with whoever, that + for Obama is going to go in to a deep negative terrirory, but it will never get reported and the Republican successes will be reported as a great surprise to the media.

20 posted on 03/02/2012 2:59:39 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I’m not buying any of these polls. Everywhere I go that I mention Zero’s name, profanity is filling the air. Absolutely no one I know or talk to will vote for him.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 3:07:12 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: napscoordinator

I agree 100%. I can support either Gingrich or Santorum, but I refuse to vote for Mitt Romney.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 3:09:49 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: Windy City Conservative

These lying polls are designed to depress conservatives, nothing more. Rasmussen is a lying son of a snake like the rest of them.

And yes, Rasmussen the rat puts out a poll that’s fairly accurate right before an election. He has to in order to cover his lies and cover his lying ass. But all the polling running up to an election is one lie after another.

Remember, none of these lying rat pollsters predicted that the republicans would take the US House in the numbers they did. And not a one of these Marxists published a poll showing that republicans would elect 700 patriots to state legislatures, effectively taking control of 26 states. Not-a-one!

So, everybody, cool your jets. All you’re seeing is the rat machine in propaganda mode. Send them a polite note, telling them to F’ off.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 3:10:42 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: The Iceman Cometh
Some principled Republicans prefer Romney

Sorry, but if they are truly principled and supporting Romney, they are also uninformed and ignorant where Mitt "Progressive Libera" Romney is concerned.

Wha't more likely, is they really aren't all the principled and have bought into the tripe sold by the liberals/moderates in the GOP that he is the only one who can win.
24 posted on 03/02/2012 3:47:15 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: traderrob6
The Republicans are beating the crap out of each other not Obama. All hypothetical polls matching any Republican presently vying for the nomination against Obama are meaningless.

While it is true that the Republicans have been bashing one another, they have attacked Obama, too. What is true is that Obama hasn't really started his attacks on the ultimate nominee, yet. Given the mountain of campaign funds that Obama has assembled, the assistance of the MSM, and viciousness of Obama campaign people (which even Mitt Romney can't match), the Republican candidate starts at a significant disadvantage. What these polls seem to show is that all the potential Republican nominees are vulnerable to personal attacks in the general election. I'm not sure I can understand why but Obama definitely has the likability edge in the eyes of most of the electorate.

The Republican nominee's best chance is to accentuate the differences between himself and Obama. We're not going to beat Tweedledum with Tweedledee. Huge policy differences can insulate the Republican nominee from personal attacks to a large degree.

25 posted on 03/02/2012 3:54:11 PM PST by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: entropy12
I sincerely hope you are wrong and that most republicans are intelligent adults who can tell the difference between 4 more years of 0Bama and his GOP opponent.

I've never seen the Freepers this divided and so much rancor amongst us. I don't hold out much hope.

26 posted on 03/02/2012 3:55:28 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

It’s quite amazing that Obama beats anyone and has an approval in the mid to high 40s.

Any Repub, with this economic record, would be in the low 20s.

The media is so corrupt. Obama attacks religious freedom. It ends up being spun as the Republicans war on woman. Obama’s energy policies result in $4 gas. It ends up being the fault of Wall Street, Speculators, and Oil Companies. Anyone but Obama.

The guy is teflon.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 4:40:10 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Windy City Conservative
We just had another poll with Romney as the only one ahead of Obama.

Santorum supporters are grasping for a life line now that he's clearly seeing the downside of a peak.

28 posted on 03/02/2012 9:35:14 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: newzjunkey

America apparently wants socialism.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 8:41:22 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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