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New poll shows Rick Santorum leading in Alabama GOP primary
al.com ^ | 03/07/12 | George Talbot

Posted on 03/08/2012 7:54:01 AM PST by pgkdan

A new poll released on the eve of Rick Santorum’s first campaign visit to Alabama shows the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania leading in the state Republican Party presidential primary.

The statewide poll conducted by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy showed 22.7 percent of likely Republican voters supported Santorum, who is scheduled to make campaign appearances Thursday in Huntsville and Mobile.

Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent.

The telephone poll of 470 likely GOP voters showed 29.8 remained undecided and 15 percent saying they intended to support other candidates. The poll did not ask voters whether they supported Ron Paul, the Texas congressman seeking the GOP nomination.

The poll was conducted March 1, prior to the Super Tuesday vote that helped establish Romney and Santorum as leaders in the race for the nomination, with Romney holding a total of 415 delegates and Santorum with 176.

Gingrich, with 105 delegates, canceled campaign plans in Kansas this week to focus on voters in Alabama and Mississippi, which share a primary election day Tuesday.

But the poll results indicate that support for Gingrich is waning in Alabama, according to ASU political science professor Thomas Vocino.

“The numbers are just not in his favor, and the trend is working against him,” Vocino said. “I can’t foresee a situation where he can rebound and win in Alabama.”

Vocino said Gingrich’s support has fallen steeply since ASU began tracking the race five weeks ago. Gingrich led the field in Alabama with 26.9 percent in the initial round of polling on Feb. 2. His support slipped to 18.9 percent by Feb. 23, when results showed him with a slim lead over Santorum at 18.3 percent.

Santorum’s steady increase over the same time period came almost completely at Gingrich’s expense, Vocino said. Romney, by comparison, has held flat at around 16-18 percent, according to Vocino.

The results indicate that Gingrich is unlikely to reach the 20 percent threshold that would allow him to win delegates in any of the state’s seven congressional districts.

“I think it is very problematic for Gingrich to get any” delegates, Vocino said


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To: VanDeKoik
Amazing how a back bench Senator tossed out of office by 18% less than a decade ago, is now a genius foreign policy wonk.

Get your facts straight. Santorum was Senate whip in 2005 and 2006 and served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. That's NOT a back bencher Sparky.

51 posted on 03/08/2012 8:26:55 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: manc

The idea that some of these polls are more or less being used to sway opinion isn’t foreign to me. Like you say though, the posting of them here isn’t going to move more than a thimble full of dirt before the election, as opposed to moving a mountain.

Reporting this March 1st poll out now, is almost worthless. It is strange to me that they would even bother.

These races get quite fluid leading up to the election, and reporting out seven days after a poll was taken, and about five before the election seems pointless.


52 posted on 03/08/2012 8:27:45 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: manc
We’ve had many polls in the past saying Newt was way behind in GA

There was never a single poll EVER showing Newt behind AT ALL in Georgia.
RCP All Georgia Polling

53 posted on 03/08/2012 8:28:20 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: C. Edmund Wright

From Daniel Henninger’s analysis of why Santorum did well in Ohio:

I went to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Monday to find out. Out of 1,189,530 votes cast the next day in bellwether Ohio, Mr. Santorum lost to Mitt Romney by only 10,288, at last count. He’s doing something right, and what one learned in Cuyahoga Falls, an Akron suburb, is that it doesn’t have much to do with the famous Santorum controversies over social issues. It’s about ObamaCare. And it’s about the idea of freedom.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577267632224945836.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Henninger’s actually talked to people instead of repeating MSM tripe, as you do. Santorum’s not only about social issues. I’m tired of FRingrichers repeating MSM crap here.


54 posted on 03/08/2012 8:28:25 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: manc
remember how some threads popped up on here saying Santorum is leading GA, or Newt is neck and neck with Santorum.

No.

55 posted on 03/08/2012 8:28:45 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m in Memphis, so I have a feel for North Mississippi. Those numbers have a bit of a correct feel to them, at least as far as who is in which position. However, I think that Newt is actually down in the 18% range and most of the undecideds will not vote or split for Santorum/Romney. Romney is winning among those who would vote for the Devil over Obama because he is perceived as the front runner.


56 posted on 03/08/2012 8:29:02 AM PST by Ingtar
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To: FightforFreedomCA
Ricky Newtie is the 2012 version of Huckabee.

There. Fixed it.

57 posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:00 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: manc

Looking at the numbers more, I am less inclined to believe it then at first. It’s a bit old as well.


58 posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:06 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Houghton M.

To quote Sarah Palin to you Santorum fanatics, “OH, BOO-HOO! Quit whining!”


59 posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:54 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Don’t worry. When it becomes obvious, even to you, that Rick Santorum is teh best hope for our party and our country you can join the team.


60 posted on 03/08/2012 8:31:10 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Single issue moralists continuing to vote against their better economic interests.

I agree with you. I will be voting for Newt here in AL, but I have come to the conclusion that Romney will wind up being the nominee, and I will vote for him over zero in the general. Anyone who decides not to vote just because they don't like Romney will be helping to re-elect zero (spare me the flames).

61 posted on 03/08/2012 8:31:28 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: FightforFreedomCA

Did you mean how Huckabee kept McCain from getting the nod sooner? The exit polls showed that most of Huckabee’s support listed McCain as their second choice.


62 posted on 03/08/2012 8:31:53 AM PST by Ingtar
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To: DesertRhino

His mission is to split the conservative vote, eliminate Newt, and block for Romney.

Really? Wow. People were saying the same for Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Paul and many others too. Romney has EVERYONE on his side apparently. You guys are way to desperate. Lighten up and fight for your candidate and stop knocking down others.


63 posted on 03/08/2012 8:32:11 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"Yeah, let’s forget the issues of liberty and freedom and economics, and all subvert it to gay marriage and contraception and the right to life."

The right to life is the most fundamental, bedrock freedom of all. When that can be arbitrarily revoked, everything else is of precious little consequence.

64 posted on 03/08/2012 8:33:28 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pgkdan

I think it is too, but with all these proportional elections, the Republican party has created a situation where if one guy gets a decent lead, the other guys play hell trying to catch up. And if two are dragging each other down trying to catch the leader, it’s basically impossible.

As time rolls on, I think it’s going to become embarrassingly obvious, how much eggo is playing into this.

IMO, most people have had enough of Newt. It seems that in the South at least, they prefer Santorum over him.

It would be real interesting to see what would happen if Newt did stand down. If his support when 50/50 to Mitt and Rick, it would sure be a real eye opener. Newt’s folks like to say he’s the best Conservative in the bunch. If his followers break for Mitt, that’s going to become less and less of an easy sell.


65 posted on 03/08/2012 8:34:23 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: DesertRhino
I think Ricky is working for Mitt anyway. He is pure establishment GOP. His mission is to split the conservative vote, eliminate Newt, and block for Romney. Then we will be treated to a big reunion with a Mitt/Ricky ticket. Ricky supported Mitt last time, and even told us he’s a ‘team player’ for the gop. Ricky is the 2012 version of Huckabee. This is probably why Sara lined up against Ricky.

Taht's a stupid thing to post...if you can't do better than thjat you shouldl just turn the computer off and take a walk.

66 posted on 03/08/2012 8:34:46 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Cut the ad hominems and focus on issues.


67 posted on 03/08/2012 8:34:52 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.

Actually, I don’t totally disagree with you, and I respect Heninger’s work and have for years.

The problem is, most Americans don’t know who Heninger is and won’t get to speak to Rick’s supporters up close like that. That’s not how campaigns are won.

Rick cannot resist waxing on and on about the social issues when questioned. He has no ability to shift gears. He also is screaming social issues the way he uses his family as props and dresses like a damned geek.

These images, not the articulate and intelligent Daniel Heninger assessment, will determine elections. That Heninger had to get up close and personal to find out what RS game is proves that RS don’t have game.


68 posted on 03/08/2012 8:35:49 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: pgkdan
Now, that is one thing that I can safely predict, that will never happen.

Santorum will disappoint an even larger number of voters than he did in PA. I can't tell the difference between him and Romney, other than he wears a sweater vest and has absolutely no executive accomplishments or business experience.

There is no way I will support this fraud.

69 posted on 03/08/2012 8:36:59 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The right to life is the most fundamental, bedrock freedom of all. When that can be arbitrarily revoked, everything else is of precious little consequence.

Fine. No disagreement. But tell me genius, when all the adults have their money, their time, their property, their freedoms and liberties stripped away from them, JUST WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO PROTECT THE UNBORN????? WILL THEY PROTECT THEMSELVES? Think about it. Without property rights, you can't do a damned thing to protect the unborn. Yet you simply hide behind your self righteousness and your platitudes and refuse to see the totally unworkablitiy of how you want to fight this fight.

70 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:43 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: napscoordinator
His Gingrich's mission is to split the conservative vote, eliminate Newt Santorum, and block for Romney.

Just as credible with names reversed. You're going to need some evidence to be persuasive about who's name goes where.

71 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:43 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Carry_Okie

“The poll was conducted March 1, prior to the Super Tuesday vote that helped establish Romney and Santorum as leaders in the race for the nomination”

Before Newt won GA. He will likely get a good bounce in AL and MS from that.


72 posted on 03/08/2012 8:39:51 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Houghton M.

OK, Here you go........”Facts and Issues” Over 110 reasons NOT to vote for Santorum;.........

Rick Santorum’s Voting Record:

As you decide which candidate is worthy of your vote in the primary, Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to review the positions of all of the candidates on controversial issues. Here is Rick Santorum’s voting record on some key issues. Each vote linked to senate.gov roll call record.

NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

Guns
Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

Reform
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

Taxes
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Waste
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy
Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.


73 posted on 03/08/2012 8:39:51 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Go over to KOS then, if you’re so in love with the MSM>


74 posted on 03/08/2012 8:40:43 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: DoughtyOne

You must have flunked logic. If not, you will with that extrapilation.


75 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Ingtar

Thanks Ingtar. I appreciate your insite on it.


76 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:10 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Cut the spam crap.


77 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:17 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Ingtar

Thanks Ingtar. I appreciate your insight on it.

;^)


78 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:34 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: napscoordinator

No,,, it doesn’t work that way. Ricky attacked Newt hard,,, so I get to return the favor. I’m for Newt, and I think Ricky is an unethical establishment hack. His time spent pandering for the religious vote is going to assure Obama a victory.
Four dollar gas,,, and Ricky can’t stop trying to lead a revival.
Ricky is a lightweight who cannot possibly stand there with Obama in a debate without saying something like pregnant rape victims should just make the best of a bad situation,,, or that JFKs remarks on his independence from the pope make him want to vomit.
No Ricky,,, go newt.


79 posted on 03/08/2012 8:42:07 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I have no interest in continuing a two tiered tax system that continues to punish success. Nor am I inclined to support a zero business tax that picks winners and losers by subsidizing union manufacturing jobs while punishing other job creators.
80 posted on 03/08/2012 8:42:40 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Houghton M.
Go over to KOS then, if you’re so in love with the MSM>

That's stupid. Just plain stupid. I said nothing that would lead a logical - oops, that's the problem - I said nothing that would lead a logical person to that conclusion. RS will not be hated because of the MSM . RS will be hated because of RS. Sorry, I'm just the messenger. He simply is NO REAGAN. Ability matters to a lot of people. Too many GOP primary voters are just check box analysts - they look at the issue check box and don't factor in anything else. Sad.

81 posted on 03/08/2012 8:43:57 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: pgkdan

One needs to factor in the fact that people in Alabama hate Georgia.


82 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:05 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: DoughtyOne

This poll has a margin of error of +/- 30%; in other words it’s worthless.


83 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:19 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: DesertRhino

Funny how the Vest bots forget that RS has spent far more of his time and money attacking Newt than Romney. Selective Memory can be a convenient tool sometimes for the willfully ignorant.


84 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:33 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

A bit of advice, if you do not mind it. You should really look at each of those votes a bit more. For example, at least one of the immigration votes was an add attached to SCHIP funding. Another was an amendment that was voted down by most of the GOP because McCain offered a stronger one. As soon as the first amendment was voted down, McCain withdrew the stronger one. You should also look at the budgets passed by Gingrich’s House. How many of these same things are in his budgets?


85 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:38 AM PST by Ingtar
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Don’t you dare quote Reagan, he of the eleventh commandment, when all you do is post negative crap.

Go to KOS. They’ll love your Newt there.


86 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:42 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Santorum on taxes; Pretty liberal voting record.......The same for Welfare. (Well hypocritical to be exact, not to mention his love for Earmarks.)

Santorum on Taxes:

Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.


87 posted on 03/08/2012 8:47:53 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Santorum, the life long lawyer and politician (doggone, don’t hear that fact mentioned much, do you) - shows his total economic ignorance with this pander to the unions and the manufacturers with his flawed tax plan.

Now frankly, it will never happen, even if he is elected. But it does demonstrate both his lack of understanding of economics and his propensity to pander to unions and to use big government tinkering.

But wait? Unions? Big Government? But but but rikkie is the true conservative in the race, right? /s


88 posted on 03/08/2012 8:48:13 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: pgkdan
Taht's a stupid thing to post...if you can't do better than thjat you shouldl just turn the computer off and take a walk.

LOL @ me! I need to learn to proof read...esp when I'm telling someone else they posted something dumb. Dope! (me).

89 posted on 03/08/2012 8:48:24 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

EAGLES UP!!!! In full support of Alabama, Mississippi and Kansas sweep by Rick Santorum, as well as a challenge in Michigan over the GOP Establishment there play little games and switching rules AFTER the primary and taking a delegate away from Santorum. Every delegate counts and also a clear message must be sent to the state GOP parties (establishment, RINO-oriented in many states) that the grassroots will NOT COUNTENANCE THAT KIND OF STUFF!


90 posted on 03/08/2012 8:49:35 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Romney and Obama and elites licking chops over their successful "divide and conquer" strategy)
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To: Houghton M.
Go to KOS. They’ll love your Newt there.

You continue to prove that you are in a different intellectual strata than I care to dabble in. I tried to have an adult conversation with some common ground you and I had on Heninger's assessment, but you are not able to play on a level I choose to stay on. Bye.

91 posted on 03/08/2012 8:51:56 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: DesertRhino

On this site, you can bash Rick Santorum as much as you like. Most have already concluded who they support so continue on day and night. What you SHOULD be doing is trying to figure out a way to get people voting to vote for Newt. That is Newt’s main problem. He is having a hard time getting people to vote for him. So go ahead and bash Santorum because it is helping Newt so much.


92 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:03 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: pgkdan

Ok you’re a big poopy head. See,,, I can insult you too,, just like third grade!
Now, do you have an actual disagreement with a fact,, or not? Has Ricky endorsed Romney in the past? Did Ricky explain his Spectre betrayal by telling us that he was a team player? So I can explain why I think what I said. Its you who needs to improve your posting technique,,,, sport.


93 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:35 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: pgkdan

Well afterall, you have to admit, you posted week old data that is now the opposite of today’s reality, and tried to claim it was a “new” Poll.

So, in regards to “proof reading”,.........just sayin’.


94 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:44 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Before Newt won GA. He will likely get a good bounce in AL and MS from that.

Oh good grief! Newt underperformed terrificly on Tuesday! He won GA. Big deal...even someone as deaf, blind and out of touch as Helen Keller's ghost knew he was going to win GA. No one will be swayed by that. The fact that he DIDN't win TN or OK will be a lot more persuasive.

95 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:47 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Houghton M.

“Cut the spam crap.”

Here is a better question.

Did he lie on any of those? Or has Rick now reached Obama level adulation where that stuff is now verboten?


96 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:54 AM PST by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: shove_it

With that undecided, that’s about it isn’t it. That’s funny.


97 posted on 03/08/2012 8:53:59 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: pgkdan

How to get newt supporters to understand this?


98 posted on 03/08/2012 8:55:20 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I totally agree on that.

And Newt has a far better pro-life record than Rick.


99 posted on 03/08/2012 8:55:25 AM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

some say that we should have no debates now but after that last debate then I can understand why they don’t want them.

Took one for the team was an insight to how he governed and how he will and he and Romney looked small and pathetic.

Now to Santorum’s defense it seems Romney brings everyone down to his level and like Newt said it is hard to debate a man who just lies all the time.


100 posted on 03/08/2012 8:56:10 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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