Skip to comments.Poll: Gingrich's Numbers Up in Alabama, Mississippi (ARG AND RASMUSSEN!!)
Posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Fresh off his convincing Super Tuesday win in his home state of Georgia, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich might be about to score another comeback, with two new polls out Friday showing the former House speaker with slight leads in both Alabama and Mississippi.
A Rasmussen Reports poll of 750 likely Republican primary voters shows Gingrich ahead with 30 percent support, followed closely by Rick Santorum at 29 percent, and Mitt Romney with 28 percent.
Ron Paul got just 7 percent, while 6 percent were undecided.
In Mississippi, a poll by American Research Group Inc. finds Gingrich in the lead with 35 percent. Romney is in second place with 31 percent, while Santorum has 20 percent and Paul has 7 percent....
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Yes, he calls himself the ultimate insider, I assume he knows how to play the game, but this really isn’t a game.
We need someone who is a bit more mentally stable than Ross Perot and doesn’t fly off the handle talking about moon bases and putting children on the federal payroll. There are issues that are more down to earth and immediate to the average person. People who need a job do not relate to moonbases and other federal boondoggles.
Now, if he called for replacing the entire welfare bureaucracy with a single streamlined agency, that instead of social engineering and Orwellian control of the people -gobbling up 75% of welfare budgets - we will simply give the poor cash and send them on their way, if they can’t figure out that rent and food comes first, then that is their problem. We could double the benefits with half the budget.
If he did that, he would literally be able to walk into the White House.
He won’t. He still thinks welfare was fixed with “welfare reform”. Romney won’t, he doesn’t think about the poor at all I think.
The GOP could stomp the “party of the poor”. Imagine he spin from the MSM when the GOP promises to “double welfare benefits and all in cash”.
Democrats aren’t and never were interested in helping the poor, they would apoplectic about such a proposal and condemn it as harmful to the poor. lol. “What will they ever do without us leftists to hold their hands and control their lives??”
I can’t wait to vote for Newt on Tuesday and to make it better I get to vote for Roy Moore also. He is running for his old office on the Supreme Court again.
>>”...If not, Gingrich would only be getting a share not all of those delegate votes, which would not help his lagging numbers much at all...”<<
Guess you missed this thread:
RNC: Gingrich Leads Santorum in Primary Delegates
Anybody but obama and romney
ARG....is that a pirate polling firm?
Actually... when I saw your headline, I thought the ARG was kinda like ARGHHHH.
Bedtime, I reckon.
I know that FR is for Newt and against Mitt. I don’t understand, however, that Freepers ignore the fact that Mitt is polling #2 in deep South. Even when he’s #3, perhaps the number is not statistically different from the #2. As an anti Romney entity, shouldn’t this cause concern among Freepers, particularly since in those states, the allocations are proportional, not winner takes all?
Also ask around your church, family, town and whatever hobby you have, if you would. I’m sure many would be interested in your feedback...
“If either Romney or Santorum get the nomination, Obama wins that very moment.”
Totally disagree, but if that’s the case, then so be it. The country will get what it deserves. (If Romney wins the WH, it will be just the same as zero’s second term anyway... and we’ll deserve it then, too.)
So does that mean that Newt is the challenger to Mitt and not Santorum?
I wouldn't know it by the press.
Looks like common sense resides in the South. GO NEWT GO!
All the way to that convention. No Romney.
Neither Alabama nor Mississippi are WTA states.
Delegetes are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state’s congressional districts.
In addition, delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
Newt has an outstanding chance to pick up many more delegates.
I know what the numbers are but still am questioning whether either or both states are winner take all, this does make a huge difference.
Re.: Mitt polling #2 in the deep South.
Anecdotal, but I’m in northern Alabama. No one I spoke to supports Romney. They never have, and this goes all the way back to early last fall when we all were hoping Sarah would jump in.
So I have no idea where these polling numbers are coming from.
While very good on business decisions, Mitt is another establishment type who seemingly has no realization that the Obama regime is daily doing away with our freedoms--Mitt's comment that Obama is ok, but just over his head gives someindication.
Barbara Bush best explained Mitt's standing with the old establishment types, when on The Five this week, she gushed about how wonderful Mitt and Ann are, how they have visited with them, etc. Then, she went on to answer a question about Bill Clinton to say what a wonderful person he is and what a good friend. A few months ago, she made a very hurtful statement about Sarah Palin.
In other words, these people all went to the same schools, are friendly, are members of the good old establishment club, have money (even the Clintons, now) went to the "right" schools, etc. Anyone who went to a state school, who does not have entre into the club is OUT; anyone who is a member is IN.
These people truly have no inkling of the destruction of our sovereignty or our loss of freedom. They cannot conceive of losing our freedoms.
To me, Mitt is ALL too willing to "work" with the Dems. Once, you coud do that, but not any more. The Dems see compromise as their way only; they see citizens as pawns necessary to support their power and eliteism.
Santorum is a good man, and was a good senator, in spite of what Romney's ads say about his votes. He voted for some bills with some items he didn't like, just to pass the main part--like say a budget or military appropriation. The fault of these votes is the habit of attaching pet bills to a "must pass" bill. That needs to stop.
As for "getting it" about our freedoms, oil, etc. Newt is the smartest man in the room. He can be a bit prone to shooting from the hip, but he has a grasp of how things can be done, is a smart planner and strategist. I am voting for Newt in AL. I hope Santorum and Paul stay in, making Mitt spend his money and taking it to convention.
Logical me wrote:
Neither Romney or Santorum have a chance of defeating King Obama in any debate. Just relying on King Obamas bad record as President will not be enough.
Can you please furnish some evidence that backs up your insinuation that Barack Obama is such a fantastic debater because I sure haven’t seen any. I guess if the media repeats the lie often enough that he is, even people on our side fall prey to accepting it as truth.
Only reason I think Mitt is polling well in the South. Is people want to say they voted for the winner.
If it like GA Mitt will only get the Population centers. I think that is not because people like him better there, But the fact that people are more concentrated and it is much eaiser to GOTV.
It looks like Newt lost winning ALL of GA delegates by less than 25k Voters.