Skip to comments.Mississippi Primary: ROMNEY 35%, Santorum 27%, Gingrich 27%, Paul 6% (ROMNEY UP BY 8?! WTH???)
Posted on 03/09/2012 10:09:09 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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.)
However, when the race is narrowed down to just the top two national front-runners, its Romney 46%, Santorum 44%.
Mississippi, along with Alabama, will hold its primary this coming Tuesday. Sixty percent (60%) of the states primary voters are certain of their vote, while 36% say they could still change their minds.
Regardless of preference, 72% of Mississippi primary voters expect Romney to be the eventual nominee. Only 14% feel Santorum will win the nomination, while six percent (6%) say the same of Gingrich.
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What really concerns me is that I, too, believe beck had this in mind all along, but what does that say about Santorum’s supporters, who are now going to go along with Beck, and believe that he truly wants the best for the country, and so support Romney. Santorum supporters are heavy heavy into Beck, and for months he has been telling them he supports Rick.
I lend no credence to this poll. Newt ate Willard’s lunch here in South Carolina, and Mississippi is both more conservative and hard-core Southern. For instance, Mississippi has nothing like South Carolina’s share of moderate-to-liberal Northeastern Republican transplants clustered around Myrtle Beach and the rest of the coast.
The only innocent explanation I can think of for this evidently fallacious poll is that it overrelied on Republican primary voters having landlines, while Mississippi is badly off and most likely a very high proportion of its residents rely on cell phones alone.
I was a Santorum supporter. I’ve listen to Beck. I’m not supporting mittens. I’ll never support a mormon. What’s the problem?
Nominee for “In parenthesis title of the day” Award!
I am just very glad to hear that. Because the santorum supporters I know, also swear by Beck, and do and read just about everything he says. It would be great if they broke with him on this issue, even if it was to support Santorum, though I would prefer Newt. I don’t know how they will react because Beck just said this tonight, he may have said it on his radio program, don’t know. I think he is going crazy little by little though... he was absolutely vitrolic towards Newt. It was something to behold.
Personally I regret we ever gave them the vote.
Shame on you, I wouldn’t eat something that contained babies—not even on a bet.
I am a huge Beck fan, however I am supporting Newt!!!
NO Newt; NO win..
Bump to that!!
Okay, thanks :) Now I am starting to worry less, I must just know an inordinate number of beck zombies, or maybe this will be the first thing they’ve disagreed with him on, and they aren’t as zombie as I think. I don’t like Beck at all, so I am probably expecting the worst, too.
I watched his show a few times. He always appeared to be hopped up on caffeine to me.
These are the same folks who ousted Gene Taylor because he wasn’t conservative enough.
I don’t live there now, but I go back at least four times a year.
I don’t believe it, either.
I think he is going crazy little by little though... he was absolutely vitrolic towards Newt. It was something to behold.
Yes, I think Beck is losing it and I think the GBTV venture is going to eat his lunch. The money that is being poured into it-and in so many directions- is breathtaking.
Beck has been mentioning money on his GBTV a bit more, too. It comes out in subtle places but that leads me to believe it is in the front of his mind and causing anxiety. (for instance, he mentions his partner/backer told him he wouldn’t be getting a paycheck for a long time)
I think it was Thursday on Beck’s radio program, Beck really got pretty wound up and I think I detected his sidekicks getting a little uncomfortable.
I also wonder who becks silent partner is, I suspect it is Jon Huntsman Sr.. Huntsman financed his sons presidential run and he backed Romney when he stepped out of the race. Interesting, too...he is selling his alatial ski house in Park City, Utah, for right at 50 million.
Jon Huntman Sr., who has an estimated net worth of almost a billion, down from several billion, is not prepared to budge on the propertys price tag.
I’m probably chasin’ shadows but I find it all interesting. I’m stuck with my years pre-paid subscription to GBTV, so I watch when it is watchable. Beck is seeming more and more like the character in Network.
Is it possible for polls like Rasmussen to have their own agenda? Are they trying to influence the voters at this point? You know, like...Mitt’s the inevitable one, why fight it, let’s get this over with so the Republican nominee is known and can therefore fight Obama with two fists instead of a limp wrist?
I hear it a bunch of times today from Dick Morris and from Charles Krautheimer and even from Glenn Beck. I think the Mitt win is a fix. I hate the Mitt, but I don’t live in MS or TX.
There is a reason why Fox cut him loose. They don’t do that for just anybody.
surprises me...most of my kin are Newties
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