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Election 2012: Republican Presidential Primary
Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 1, 2012 | Rasmussen

Posted on 03/02/2012 6:46:27 PM PST by Mariner

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, coming off his primary wins in Arizona and Michigan, has jumped to a 16-point lead over Rick Santorum in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters shows Romney with 40% support to 24% for the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. This is Romney's biggest lead to date and the highest level of support any GOP candidate has earned in regular surveying of the race. Two weeks ago, it was Santorum 39%, Romney 27%.

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Drudge headlined this poll with the emphasis on a surge by Gingrich.

It's not the big news in this poll.

The big news is that Santorum has suffered a 28 point turnaround in two weeks. A collapse rarely seen.

I submit as a political novelty.

1 posted on 03/02/2012 6:46:32 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

Romney will probably win on Super Tuesday.
In Maryland we do not vote until April 3rd.

I intend to vote for Gingrich.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 6:48:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
I don't get to vote until June 5.

I will vote for Gingrich even if I have to write him in.

At least I'll go down with my pride intact.

3 posted on 03/02/2012 6:56:23 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Venturer

“I intend to vote for Gingrich”

Good man. I can’t believe some of these voters. The switch around to which ever way the wind is blowing at the time. No core convictions. GO NEWT GO!


4 posted on 03/02/2012 6:58:03 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

I’m all in for America’s national treasure, Newt Gingrich.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 7:07:34 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Mariner

But you can do a lot of things for Newt till then - here’s the latest update from the campaign calling all hands on deck... I think Tennessee and Ohio and OK are worthy of a great effort...

Field and Phone Leaders, CALLING ALL HANDS ON DECK!!
Our national phone team has successfully called through the original 18,000 volunteer sign-ups. This has resulted in a refined list of volunteer prospects for all 50 states. In 3 weeks our national call team has increased by 300%, or 50 new people per week.

Our increased call capacity will help us now begin to make calls into “Super Tuesday” states or those close by that can assist and or deploy to active states.

... YOU CAN NOW CHOOSE THE STATE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CALL

http://newtsnetwork.com/activism/pb/mobilize2.aspx?id=33

NOTE: The list filters itself by time zones. It will not show you California at 10am Eastern Time because that is 7am Pacific Time and too early to call there. Once a state’s call list opens up the state name will be added to the dropdown list for you to call. (And in the reverse, Eastern Time Zones will be removed from the list as the night wears on.)

This new reality will enable us to be highly flexible in how we operate and target prospects for GOTV and or volunteer recruitment.

Please disseminate this information to your call teams and volunteer lists.
Thank you

NEWT’S SUNDAY SCHEDULE THIS WEEKEND:

CNN, State of the Union, 9:00am ET;
C-SPAN Washington Journal; 9:30Am
NBC- Meet the Press
ABC- This Week
CBS- Face the Nation


6 posted on 03/02/2012 7:13:54 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Mariner

“Two weeks ago, it was Santorum 39%, Romney 27%.”

I wonder if that fast fall is making R-icky feel like “throwing up”.

I stand with Newt.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


7 posted on 03/02/2012 7:18:44 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

I think Rick is about to be introduced to projectile vomiting... GO NEWT!!


8 posted on 03/02/2012 7:21:43 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Gator113

Ok. Since all you do is bash Santorum. Fine. I really don’t care. But nobody ever answers the question of what does Newt do if all he does is win Georgia on Super Tuesday? Is that acceptable to you? He seems to think he is President if he wins Georgia. That is his home state. It is expected that you win your home state. Why this is such a story is beyond me. So you are saying that winning SC and GA are enough for him to continue? Really?


9 posted on 03/02/2012 7:29:12 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: true believer forever
"CNN, State of the Union, 9:00am ET;

C-SPAN Washington Journal; 9:30Am

NBC- Meet the Press

ABC- This Week

CBS- Face the Nation

The press also senses a Gingrich resurgence. After the conservative base had their dalliance, it's time to get married.

10 posted on 03/02/2012 7:40:25 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

11 posted on 03/02/2012 7:45:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: napscoordinator
I cannot say what Newt will do if he only wins GA on super Tuesday. However he has stated that both him and Santorum is in this till Tampa.

But I can tell you that Newt or his surrogates is spending their time in GA, TN, OH and OK right now. Then on March 7 he is in AL.

We dont have a Super Decoder ring this Data is not confidential Newt publishes it for everyone to see so they can come out an meet him. I sure he would be glad to see you at one of his events.

http://www.newt.org/events/

12 posted on 03/02/2012 7:51:33 PM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: napscoordinator
"what does Newt do if all he does is win Georgia on Super Tuesday?"

Naps, I too admire your zeal and insight. You, like many of us see the importance, the existential importance, of this race.

The key here is to deny Romney on all fronts to the best of every candidates ability. Even RuPaul should get our vote in some state where we can slow that train.

We CANNOT have Romney walk into Tampa with 1,144 delegates.

That is the ultimate disaster.

Some believe the SoCon message will resonate nationwide, some believe the quirky small (l)ibertarian Gingrich will. Some believe the big (L)ibertarian Paul will resonate best.

We have 3 conviction candidates and one Bill Clinton without his superior political skills.

Encourage the anti-Romney in every small town...the one most able to win.

Discourage the also-ran anti-Romney, hell tear them down, when another anti-Romney has a better chance.

Oh, and I believe Gingrich will take two states. GA and either TN or OK on the 6th. The following week AL is almost a sure thing.

Once things move to the big dogs, both TX and CA will give Gingrich a plurality if not a majority vote later this spring. Remember, the other big states FLA was neutered by the roles to get only 1/2 of the delegates.

There's still an EPIC primary ahead of us, followed by an epic general election.

Enjoy it, AND FIGHT. With EVERY BREATH. The commies are knocking on your door right now.

13 posted on 03/02/2012 7:53:00 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

You are probably right. Last sunday, before Michigan, he wasn’t anywhere to be found on any Sunday show, at least that I saw. And now this... it’s great...


14 posted on 03/02/2012 7:55:04 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: JoeProBono
Why, that's just plain insulting.

If you were a reasonable man you would apologize for being drunk.

15 posted on 03/02/2012 8:01:36 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, and that Wailing Wall pic on your page is a wonderful piece of art.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 8:04:39 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: napscoordinator

Newt will have my support until he wins or tells me he no longer wants my support, period.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:33 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Mariner

Rick Klein,Senior Washington editor at ABC, on Greta tonight reminding us that neither Newt or Santorum will be on the Va. ballot. Greta amazed that they could have failed to do so.(ie been so stupid).

Rick didn’t try and some of Newt’s signatures, 1500, were found to be invalid. Mitt, is that you checking them? I smell a huge rat.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:14 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mariner; All

The big news is that Santorum has suffered a 28 point turnaround in two weeks. A collapse rarely seen.
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Rick Santorum could have been the Conservative voice in 2012. But, he could not keep his mouth shut when he needed too. Dude is NOT smart enough to speak “off the cuff”. It’s to the point now that every time he opens his mouth, I cringe; not knowing what stupid thing he’s going to say. Like, every time he reads JFK’s speech on Separation of Church and State he “wants to vomit”. Real classy there Rick. Or contraception is “bad for America”. Oh yeah; that would win him the women’s vote in November because only 92 percent of American women have used, or presently use, contraceptives. I root for him to win Delegates because I want to see this thing go to a Brokered Convention and possibly someone end up with the nomination who is not one of the current Final Four of March Madness; Kook-daddy (Paul) and the Three Stooges (Ricky, Newt and Mittens)

JUST DAMN!!!


19 posted on 03/02/2012 8:35:02 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Mariner; All
The key here is to deny Romney on all fronts to the best of every candidates ability. Even RuPaul should get our vote in some state where we can slow that train.

I'm wondering why there have been no Posts on here encouraging Newt's and Rick's supporters in Virginia to vote for Ron Paul on Tuesday. Kook-daddy will not get the nomination anyhow, and that would slow RINO-Rom's momentum and be a dreadful loss for him. Are there not enough anti-Romney votes to stop him when he has just one opponent? Maybe it's time for the anti-Romney vote to put up or shut up. If not, hell, let's just go ahead and coronate RINO-Rom now. Kook-Daddy came in Third in VA in '08, so this is doable. But, then, many Conservatives are so divisive and mean-spirited they couldn't unite to stop a toddler from running out into highway traffic. We deserve what we get.
20 posted on 03/02/2012 8:44:14 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Mariner; true believer forever

I guess you guys noticed that nowhere in that line-up for Newt’s TV appearances this Sunday is FOX News. Not a surprise; FOX has been in the tank for RINO-Rom for months.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 8:48:16 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Mountain Mary
"Rick didn’t try and some of Newt’s signatures, 1500, were found to be invalid. Mitt, is that you checking them? I smell a huge rat."

Hell yes it was him

The VA State GOP Chairman is an unabashed and unrepentant Romney supporter. He's the one who lodged the complaint on the Gingrich signatures. This when Gingrich had like $106,243.67 in the bank.

22 posted on 03/02/2012 8:50:12 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: no dems

fox is having a santorum “exclusive”, lindsey graham, and richard blumenthal, armed svces cmte. Graham recently said quite a few nice things about Newt...

I posted this and was enthusiastically many times informed that lindsey graham is persona non grata at FR, even when he says nice things about Newt. I tried to respond but was obviously out of my league, I just excused myself politely and went back to the kiddie’s table. But this is a different context and maybe I’ll get some slack... you must agree if he says this on Fox that would be a big plus for Newt... if it comes to it, please be gentle. it’s been a long day :)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/lindsey-graham-gingrich-coup_n_1249641.html

“What I’m saying about Newt, why did we lose confidence in him? Because he was changing the game plan. The last group to talk to him sort of won the day. But I can’t imagine his job. The first time Republicans had the congress in 40 years, trying to lead a revolution, taking people like me that came here to burn the place down and govern the country and deal with Bill Clinton — a good politician. Looking back, I appreciate how hard his job was better than I did in 1997. And I’m here to say, as the guy who was in the coup, that looking back we were too hard on him and if he got to be the nominee I think he could win.”

“Being a backbencher throwing bombs because you’re not pure is a lot of fun, but governing the country is a lot harder,” he said.

The South Carolina Republican said he believes the country now needs someone like Gingrich to “embrace big ideas and take political risks”

“The one thing about Newt that is compelling is that I don’t think he looks at politics in terms of the next election cycle. He looks at politics as a generational issue,” said Graham.

Graham Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is6Ovf2NBk4

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/26/gingrich-coup-conspirator-gingrich-has-mellowed-and-is-electable/


23 posted on 03/02/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Gator113
"Newt will have my support until he wins or tells me he no longer wants my support, period."

And mine!

24 posted on 03/02/2012 9:19:43 PM PST by matthew fuller (Elevators smell different to midgets.)
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To: true believer forever

Thank you for the Graham Youtube video- It really changed my opinion of Graham. I wouldn’t have given two cents for him before. He is absolutely right about Newt. “He looks at politics as a generational issue,” said Graham.” Newt is the USA’s Churchill. The USA, and the entire free world needs Newt NOW!


25 posted on 03/02/2012 9:40:13 PM PST by matthew fuller (Elevators smell different to midgets.)
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To: true believer forever

Sorry you had a “long” day. Hope it wasn’t a “bad” day. We’re on the same team. I’m not a big Lindsey Graham fan but, I do appreciate his nice words about Newt. Hope tomorrow is a better day for you Bro.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 9:40:37 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Mariner

Because of the lawsuits over Re-Districting, the Texas Primay is now set for May 29th. That’s a blow to Newt’s campaign. I hope he’s still in the race by then. Texas will give him a chunk of Delegates.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 9:43:30 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: no dems

well, I’m a chick, but I appreciate your encouragement. What I felt was compelling about Graham, he said, the coup started in his office, and he really sees it differently than he did back then. I mean, whatever political mistakes he has made, they must have been huge, according to some of the comments I got last time, he is saying I was wrong doing what I did... that is not politics, that is admitting a failure of udgment and I think that’s pretty big. Of course, I was immediately reminded he said this after Newt won SC big time, so he had probably gotten a message from his constituency... I still have some catching up to do on my cynical...


28 posted on 03/02/2012 9:48:30 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: matthew fuller

He also said he thinks Newt can win, and he really laid a good one on Santorum or Paul, I’m not sure:

“Being a backbencher throwing bombs because you’re not pure is a lot of fun, but governing the country is a lot harder,” he said.”

That’s good enough for me...


29 posted on 03/02/2012 9:53:00 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: true believer forever

“Being a backbencher throwing bombs because you’re not pure is a lot of fun, but governing the country is a lot harder,” he said.

When I heard that, I thought that Lindsay was referring to himself back during that term.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 10:04:43 PM PST by matthew fuller (If 9/11 happens again, who do we NEED as President?)
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