Skip to comments.Rasmussen shows Romney up Big in Mississippi
Posted on 03/09/2012 1:51:16 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
Rasmussen Reports first Republican primary survey in Mississippi shows former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leading his closest competitors by eight points. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the Magnolia State shows Romney with 35% of the vote, while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich each draw support from 27%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with six percent (6%). One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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Naah, by Tuesday, Myth will find himself in the losers bracket.
Other polls have Newt up by 5%.
Like Rush said 4 years ago when McCain became the 2008 nominee...”We are so screwed!”
I predict a Newt landslide.
I don’t think Mitt will win MS either; however, the Gov. of Mississippi has endorsed Mitt; WTF!
1. “Corporations are people, my friend of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.” Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations as part of balancing the budget (August 2011)
2. “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” Mitt Romney, using an unfortunate choice of words while advocating for consumer choice in health insurance plans (January 2012)
3. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” Mitt Romney (January 2012)
4. “I’ll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?” Mitt Romney, attempting to make a wager with Rick Perry during a Republican presidential debate to settle a disagreement about health care (December 2011)
5. “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million.
6. “There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip” Mitt Romney, attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012)
7. “[My wife] drives a couple of Cadillacs.” Mitt Romney, campaigning for president in Michigan (February 2012)
8. “I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to according to his personal financial disclosure (January 2012)
9. “PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air.” Mitt Romney in 2007, responding to criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals following revelations that he had once put the family dog in a carrier and strapped it to the roof of his car during a 12-hour road trip
10. “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.” Mitt Romney
Up BIG? (media math) 35%??? 65% don’t want HIM! Santorum and Ginrich need eventually park their egos and agree to endorse the other when circumstances, money, etc. forces one out. Then release their delegates to vote for the other... if their delegate totals together are enough to win a nomination... Mitt’s done? The question mark is... are there screwy rules to prevent such a move?
Nope, not buying it.
I don’t think any rules exist allow for delegates of a leaving candidate to switch over to another candidate, unless it’s a brokered convention. There are a few at large delegates that that may happen with.
I missed the Barbour endorsement of Mitt.
But if I’m not mistaken isn’t he in bad with a lot of folks there for pardoning all those criminals on his way out of office?
And I will ask you, how’d Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Mitt work out in South Carolina?
Two other polls show Newt ahead in AL and MS.
One of the two that show Newt ahead...the one that shows him taking a slight lead in AL...is also a Ras poll.
Seems slightly odd to me that he’s up in AL but waaaaaay behind in MS, by the same pollster. And to Romney, no less.
This will all be sorted out, shortly.
I would think there is no way that Romney would be close in Mississippi unless he has received some big local endorsement. He has received the endorsement of the Mississippi Gov. Bryant (Barbour is no longer the MS Gov.)
In regards to Rasmussen; I can’t understand why Fox News, Hannity, etc., hold him in such high esteem, when he’s not the most accurate pollster out there at all. Rasmussen seems to have his own little commentaries about everything. Just show us your number Scotty, and shut up.
I don’t get it. We get up this morning and Newt is ahead. By afternoon he is way behind? I small a rat in the woodpile!
Funny how Rush said Romney was a conservative candidate and met the criteria of being a conservative. Not that I’m a Romney fan. But let’s be consistent.
Uuuuuhhhh, that’s not Governor Haley Barbour, but rather: Governor “Get Out of Jail Free” Haley Barbour. As a native Mississippian, I cannot begin to find the words to express my disgust with Mr. Barbour and his actions toward the victims of the countless criminals he pardoned.
What I take away from this -is to beat it over our heads that Miit is going to be the nominee, accept it, no fighting allowed on the convention floor.- esp. after hearing Newt to say on Greta’s show; that the 4 candidates can get to the convention and state their case why they should be the person to go up against Obama in the general since Romney is very close to Obama’s ideas. The MSM cannot have that. Every day that goes by, I have more respect for Newt. The media has purposely went out of their ways, to stop this man. Newt takes it from All sides. Newt has no one in the media or talk radio helping him. Newt needs no note cards; he speaks from his heart. If the MSM take Newt down, we are stuck with no option but Romney. No fights at the convention. Newt is the fighter that we need.
I don’t know...people say Ras is for Romney. That wouldn’t be a bad thing to Fox News, and as for Hannity, his two favorite pollster interviews have always been Ras and Zogby. MAybe he likes them because they always come on his show when he wants pollsters, and they have famous names. Who knows?
There’s a thread showing Ras having Newt up slightly in AL, but Romney is doing very well there in his poll, too.
VinL, who posted that, commented that if Ras has Newt up by 1, then he’s really up by 5.
Who is Bryant that Mississippians would follow him in lockstep? Being governor shouldn’t guarantee that.
Look what SC thought of their governor’s endorsement of Mitt!
The items you picked to dis Mittens sound like something from the DNC.
His big weakness is that he’s a wishy washy liberal Republican. His strength (which you generally highlighted) is that he is a capitalist, especially compared to the Kenyan Communist.
My suspicions are that we (real conservatives with some empathy and conditional allegiance to Newt) are being hit from four sides: MSM/Liberal Obama disrupters, Elitist GOP Romney Supporters, misguided Santorum factions, and of course the die-hard Ron Paul supporters. My conclusion is that this will not end well.
As we say here in Mississippi... we are going to stomp a mudhole in mitt’s arse and then we are going to pee into it.
No there not!!! We got heads up last week that romney was doing this and his manager would not deny it.
Make excuses, the voters see what he is doing and if he thinks he is getting our votes-he’s crazy. I’d let obama win before romney. How does he think he is going to get the base acting like this????
Who wrote this BS headline? Up 8 over two other candidates tied for second? That’s not up big, not in a volatile season. And Rasmussen didn’t call it “up big” either.
Newt and Rick need to put aside their egos and their differences (and their supporters here need to do the same) or Mitt is going to walk away with the nomination.
It's probably already too late for Mississippi and Alabama.
And, don't hang your hopes on a brokered convention. It won't happen.
Well I am in the heart of Mississippi and I ain’t seeing it...
Again, fine job by the defeated Newt Gingrich to assure a Romney victory! Gingrich has lost. I know it, he knows it, all politically savvy folks know it, and it’s all about his massive ego above his country at this time. Bob
Fox just showed Amer. Research Group poll with Gingrich at 35 percent and Romney at 31 percent. Santorum at 20 percent in Mississippi.
As for Alabama, Rasmussen shows Newt at 30 percent, Santorum at 29 and Romney at 28. ALL VERY CLOSE.
Do any of the polls show the American People ahead? Didn't think so.
We go through this drama every four years thinking that we have some control over the outcome, when in fact it takes a sea change movement, such as Reagan pulled off, and the only candidate that could have repeated that, is not in the race.
The same Trent that said we must marginalize the tea party before they get to town.
This is the same pollster that shows Newt up in Alabama. I have to wonder if he is wrong in both places.
ARG polls have been pretty good so far. No one should forget that Newt will be debating Santoroum on Monday night, just before Tuesday’s voting.
So says the Pennsylvanian... no bias there or anything.
“politically savvy folks”
Santorum supporters politically savvy?
They assess the American electorate about as well as their hero Rick Santorum keeps his foot out of his mouth.
I understand today he again focused on the number one issue confronting Americans.....mainstream Protestantism and Christianity.
In February 2008, the most influential and persuasive right-winger of em all threw his all-important support to Romneys then struggling candidacy. I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative stool, and thats Romney, Rush Limbaugh told his huge audience. The three legs of the stool are national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives.
After Rush highlighted the de facto endorsement in his newsletter under the headline One Candidate Now Represents All Three Legs of Conservatism, the rest of syndicated talk radioSean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Glenn Becklargely followed suit. Laura Ingraham introduced Romney at CPAC as a true conservative and a conservatives conservative. Even Jim DeMint, the most conservative member of the U.S. Senate, fell in line behind the Mittster.
if rassmusen changes his final poll on monday to newt up by five, then that shows he was just trying to influence the race.
I don’t trust pollsters. 5 days out Romney up by 30. Day before vote, newt up by five. they are only judged by the final poll.
Yep, that very same rat bastard trent lott.
Then there is no reasoning with you. Are you sure you don't get your talking points from the DNC?
IF romney wins, I am hoping for a third party candidate. I would never have considered that before, but because of the tatics used to force romney on us, we better start considering who we will end up with in 2016. I have no doubt that romney will lose against obama. Any third grader could show the hypocrisy of who he really is. If we do as we are “told” and vote for their man; just when will we ever have a choice in who we want? They are stealing our vote, no different than when people vote for the dead. If we give them what they want they will know there schemes have worked and will continue to use them until we stop it. They did it with Mccain so it is a pattern.
The GOP have taken our right to vote and corrupted it. Why should I stay with a party who uses me? I won't if romney wins.
Which argument are you backing? Romney is an establishment liberal or a sure loser to Obama? If the latter is false, do you still want the Kenyan Communist to be POTUS for four more years rather than vote for a less dangerous POTUS? Is it more important to repeal Roe V. Wade than keep our First and Second amendment rights?
Do you understand that Romney is clearly not a communist? Your arguments against him are that he is wealthy. Well, he EARNED it. Obama made it the Chicago Way. (I’m from Chicago, so I some experience there).
Pal, I couldn’t care less if Rick was my next door neighbor. I support him b/c he is the only candidate left who understands that the left is already practicing “Taps” at America’s grave site. Bob