Skip to comments.Poll shows Gingrich expanding lead in Georgia (NEWT 42, R22, S16)
Posted on 03/02/2012 2:47:37 PM PST by VinL
A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum losing ground in Georgia to Newt Gingrich, even after an extensive visit to the state.
The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of 950 likely Republican primary voters was conducted Thursday exclusively for Channel 2 Action News.
The survey showed Newt Gingrich earning 42 percent of the vote, Mitt Romney with 22 percent, Rick Santorum with 16 percent and Ron Paul with 5 percent. Fifteen percent of Georgians remained undecided.
A Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll conducted one week ago had Santorum in second place, but the candidate has lost nearly 10 percent of the vote in that time. Romney edged Santorum in the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday.
Newt Gingrich's strategy of blanketing Georgia appears to be paying off. Gringrich has widened his lead from 13 percent to 20 percent, in what has become a must-win state.
Still, Channel 2 political analyst Bill Crane expects many of the undecided voters to go to Santorum.
"Roughly two of every three voters are self-identified evangelical. I still predict he'll pick up the majority of the undecided voters which puts him in a race for second place with Governor Romney," Crane told Channel 2's Lori Geary.
Romney and Santorum must earn at least 20 percent of the vote on Super Tuesday to get any delegates.
The poll, with a margin of error of 3 percent, showed the results are very similar among men and women, but the candidates are in a virtual four way tie among voters age 18 to 34.
Crane told Geary the week has gone well for Gingrich in Georgia, but the real question facing the former House speaker is where to campaign next.
Campaign officials told Geary they expect Gingrich to travel to Georgia on Tuesday, then he'll travel to Alabama, Mississippi and Kansas.
He is going to be in Ohio on Saturday, he will do the Huckabee Forum on Saturday night. Sunday is reserved for the Sunday show (NBC, CBS, ABC), don’t know yet where he is going to campaign. Jackie, J.C and Herman are all over TN today and tomorrow, as well as OK on Monday.
What happened to the other 15%?
Im not the brightest bulb in the box, but... whered they go?
From the article.
....Fifteen percent of Georgians remained undecided.....
I noticed that some time ago. I would see him in the debates or in other encounters taking little shots here or there against the other conservatives in the race. That was where I first developed my distaste, as it always struck me as whiny and desperate. I didn’t like his excited distortion of 999 either, that time he was waving his arms around and telling the audience “Do YOU want to pay a sales tax now!?” He was also engaged in this in Florida as well, which it seems I was the only one who noticed since it was after Florida that Santorum surged.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. Once Santorum starts to hurt, watch him seriously unload on Newt. It’s not going to be pretty.
“There is a thread running claiming that now, Rush, Palin, Beck and Schmuckabee support Santorum.”
I would need to see proof that Palin supports Saintorum.
They say Romney’s putting in truckloads of money in Ohio— doubt Rick can withstand that-—
Ah, that’s THIS Saturday. I thought maybe it was last Saturday. I started a new job today so I lost track of everything. I’m looking forward to it.
Yes, I see that he has three events in OK on Monday. Tulsa, OKC, and Midwest City! This is good.
Newt is also starting to gain in some of the internals that are coming out, in most of the Super “T” states.
Big time. This is the first thing I noticed about him.
The new ad from Santorum is claiming exactly that. It is phony but true. And they are making the claim based on a nonspecific statement from Palin.
Go see it for yourself; (I’ll post this, first and then find the link for you)
It’s time for Palin to come out with a statement correcting the misconception. I’m a bit aggravated at her for not helping Newt more.
Those of us who are just working class folks are concerned about how the results of this election are going to impact the price of gas, food, electricity, and everything we consume. This is not a popularity contest. Obama and Chu want $ 10.00 per gal. gasoline!
We only have one man in the race with a Plan to bring down those prices, and I cannot understand how people can be foolish enough not to support Newt Gingrich.
Here you go, read the context and see how Santorum is BSing his level of support again. (I suggest you don’t post to it to promote it any further, It had died out rather fast and should stay that way.)
It frustrates me to no end. The stupidity is beyond all normal logic.
I agree- in her defense- Rick was way up in the polls- and those are all her supporters. I have to think she would antagonize a lot of her base, if she came out for Newt—— though, I wish she would.
Newt’s site says Cain and his daughter are doing a bus tour in Tennessee today and tomorrow.
Cue joke about whether it’s safe for Newt to leave his daughter alone with Cain. ;)
Correction, Obama and Chu want $9.99 per gallon gasoline. It’s Obama’s 999 plan. It’s just not the price of a pizza anymore...it’s also the price at the pump.
I found it... you’re too late on your suggestion. I had already fired a couple of rounds. ;>)
* thanks! :)
Great line, sadly true. I’m all for Romney and Santorum supporters paying $ 9.99 per gal. for gas, since they seem determined to do so. I just wish everybody didn’t have to be punished for their stupidity.