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Drudge Hypes His Online Poll (Predicts Romney Wins in AL and MS)
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Posted on 03/13/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative

5 PM ET: NETWORK EXITS SHOW ALABAMA TIGHT; ROMNEY TAKES MISSISSIPPI... DEVELOPING

DRUDGE POLLS HAVE CORRECTLY PREDICTED EVERY RACE

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To: Windy City Conservative

We5re the polls even closed when Drudge started with his crap?


51 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:41 PM PDT by ngat
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To: NavVet
Looks like Newt is ensuring that Romney will win by splitting the Conservative vote.

I was about to say the same thing, except that it's little Ricky who's ensuring an obamney win.

52 posted on 03/13/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
I’m surprised he’s giving out the network exit results. I thought a few years ago it was agreed that no one would talk about exit poll results (as far as winners and losers) until the polls closed.

Yes, that how the networks wanted to keep it until folks like Drudge came along. Once upon a time not so long ago you'd see networks calling elections with 1% of the vote in and wonder why. They were using these exit polls to help make the calls. Now the establishment media can't get away with hiding this stuff because someone will inevitably leak it to Drudge. People are just pissed and not thinking clearly because RINO Mitt is winning as of 5PM. People talking like we should go back to the old days and let the establishment media keep things the elites already know from us it just crazy.

53 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:28 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Drudge has touted these exit polls 3 hours before the polls close; just as people in AL and MS are about to get off work and go vote. Drudge has already declared Mitt the winner in Mississippi. Yes, I don’t want the media to declare a winner before the polls close.


54 posted on 03/13/2012 3:54:31 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: donna

55 posted on 03/13/2012 3:54:31 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: struggle

It’s all Newt’s fault! /whine


56 posted on 03/13/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Longbow1969

So it’s better that a guy like Drudge declares a winner 3 hours before the polls close, and influence those who haven’t voted yet, to just go straight home after work and not bother voting because there already is a winner. If you think this is good, and should be done, then Gore would have won in ‘00 and Kerry in ‘04 if it had been done then.


57 posted on 03/13/2012 3:57:47 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Thunder90

CNN has the exit polls plastered all over their ticker tape.
They started doing this hours before the polls are due to close. It should be against the law.


58 posted on 03/13/2012 3:59:18 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Looks like my fear all along— dividing the conservative vote and the open primary fraud is helping Romeycare. What a mess.


59 posted on 03/13/2012 4:00:03 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Drudge has touted these exit polls 3 hours before the polls close; just as people in AL and MS are about to get off work and go vote. Drudge has already declared Mitt the winner in Mississippi. Yes, I don’t want the media to declare a winner before the polls close.

He's posting the 5 PM exits. The exit polling usually comes in 3 waves (at least it used to). Early, 5PM, closing. We do not know exactly what these 5PM exit polls represent, we also do not know how the late voters will cast their ballots.

If you enjoy being kept in the dark, don't read Drudge.

60 posted on 03/13/2012 4:02:24 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Windy City Conservative

His online poll. Geeeze.

You all do know that this is drudge nonsense that is frequented by Rombots.


62 posted on 03/13/2012 4:10:14 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Windy City Conservative

The Barbours are for Romney, and MS people may know nothing else.


63 posted on 03/13/2012 4:10:26 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm afraid the people will again let us down.)
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To: Thunder90

Not sure how anyone thinks conservatives can hold Romney in check when you’ll have 4 years of the GOPravda media spinning for this guy the way they’ve been spinning him in the campaign. They’ll cram a pro-choice, gay-friendly, big government, progressively taxed, welfare state Republican party down our throats and keep telling us we have to go this route or we’ll NEVER be reelected. Why anyone would think the current narrative of the Mittstream media wouldn’t continue on into this guy’s presidency is beyond me. And there’s no question a cowardly RINO majority in Congress will be happy to go along with Romney and the media’s desires.

It’s looking clearer to me that we need to reject any Romney candidacy in November unless we want to nail the conservative cause into its coffin once and for all. Better to continue packing the Congress with conservatives to gridlock Obama and start planning a strategy to make sure we nominate a conservative in the 2016 open race.


64 posted on 03/13/2012 4:11:30 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: parksstp
If Newt had put his ego aside, Santorum would have won both these states with 50%. But Noooooooooooo, you people just had to be arrogant, pompous, a-holes.

Careful with that language there friend ... remember, you're supporting a Saint.

65 posted on 03/13/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Windy City Conservative
.. Kerry in ‘04 if it had been done then.

Do you even know what you are talking about? It WAS most certainly done in 2004. Drudge posted the exit polls and updated them as they networks got the information. The exit polls showed Kerry winning all day. He lost. The exit polls were simply incorrect which resulted in most of the media assuming Kerry had won. If you don't remember the big shock that 2004 was and how the National Election Pool (formerly VNS) was forced to try to explain their failure, then you probably are not learned enough about this issue to even discuss it.

Stop getting your panties in a bunch over disappointing exit polling. There is no use in hiding this information and it may not even be correct.

66 posted on 03/13/2012 4:13:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: donna
Rom-wv
Weather Vane Romney
67 posted on 03/13/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Windy City Conservative

GREAT job Newt, allowing a socialist to win the nomination. Give your dirigible-sized ego a rest now. Right now, I have more contempt for Newt than Romney, though it’s a close call.


68 posted on 03/13/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: NavVet

Absolutely, Newt has ruined the chances of a real conservative. Actually, I had more faith in conservative voters before this fiasco allowed the lying socialist creep to win. Bob


69 posted on 03/13/2012 4:19:35 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Windy City Conservative
ROMNEY SET FOR MISSISSIPPI WIN; ALABAMA TIGHT
70 posted on 03/13/2012 4:20:39 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: NKP_Vet

Absolutely. It’s confusing, it appears that Romney has “won” and then someone looks at it close and you see it has nothing to do with it ....but SOME people take it as the results.

I can’t believe the HYPE everywhere for this idiot Romney. Can’t people just use their brains in any capacity to see how much the media is shilling for this guy?? It’s disgusting.


71 posted on 03/13/2012 4:22:06 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Windy City Conservative

72 posted on 03/13/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yeah right, by DEFEATING Romney throughout the middle of the country, Rick helped Romney win. A sizable segment of women, esp, hate Newt b/c he reminds them of the guy in whom they invested time and love, and then got dumped. Nothing can change this, and there is no way that Newt could have won. But he has become a spoiler, which is fine in sports, but not so great when it allows America to be destroyed. Bob


73 posted on 03/13/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ...

Oh, the irony!

Romney in ... 1994: “ “I personally believe that when electoral campaigns spend the kind of money they’re now spending . . . and to get that kind of money you’ve gotta cozy up as an incumbent to all of the special-interest groups who can go out and raise money for you from their members, and that kind of relationship has an influence over the way you’re going to vote ... I also would abolish PACS. You probably have one. I don’t like them. I don’t like the influence of money—whether it’s business, labor, or any other group. I do not like that kind of influence . . .”

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/whitepapers/?subsec=137&id=905

Romney’s super PACs 2012 have so far spent some $90 millions on his behalf in negative advertising, smearing the other candidates. Any idea WHEN would Romney abolish his super PACs?


74 posted on 03/13/2012 4:24:50 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: God'sgrrl

I’m an Alabamian. Just got back form voting. Newt all the way!!!! My wife voted Newt, and from what I could tell, most of the folks in my little town were voting Newt!


75 posted on 03/13/2012 4:26:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Windy City Conservative

If Romney wins Mississippi it will be because Santorum and Gingrich split the vote. It’s basic math. Sure there will always be some that will want to blame it on Drudge or someone else. But this is an lesson on the importance of the need for conservatives to unite around a candidate.


76 posted on 03/13/2012 4:29:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: alstewartfan

Remember too that many AL and MS liberals, apologetic over their states’ segregationist pasts, will back Romney to show they are reformed. Lots of Democrats will go for Romney in both states,and quite a few will stick with him in the fall.


77 posted on 03/13/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm afraid the people will again let us down.)
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To: ngat

This Republican will never vote for Romney.


78 posted on 03/13/2012 4:32:38 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Go Newt!


79 posted on 03/13/2012 4:33:05 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Sirius Lee

Once Newt only won his home state on Super Tuesday, everyone knew he had no chance. Newt will go the convention with only wins in his home state and one bordering state. Yet he peeled off enough votes in Michigan, Ohio, Alabama etc. To give the RINO the win. When Rick had momentum with multiple wins across the country, Newt could have backed him and Romney would be toast by now.


80 posted on 03/13/2012 4:33:34 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Windy City Conservative

Drudge bases his Romney wins Miss on his own pathetic poll that shows Ron Paul coming in second in both states.

YOUR VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (Poll Closed)
NEWT GINGRICH 16.09% (50,880 votes)

RON PAUL 27.93% (88,330 votes)

MITT ROMNEY 36.59% (115,738 votes)

RICK SANTORUM 19.39% (61,329 votes)

Total Votes: 316,277
Share This


81 posted on 03/13/2012 4:37:57 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: plain talk

Some states ought to try ranked choice or instant runoff voting to prevent the stupid reality that if we ran 9 clones of Newt and Adolf Hitler on the same ballot, Adolf could win if he could score 11% of the vote from neo-Nazis.


82 posted on 03/13/2012 4:38:36 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: LibsRJerks

And they will continue to shill for him, until the conservatives are done and then they will turn on him and start asking him questions about magic underwear and “praising” all of his liberal positions to demoralize the GOP base even further.


83 posted on 03/13/2012 4:39:36 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Windy City Conservative
With every primary win for that a**hole Romney, I see this election slipping away. A country of 310 million effing people, and the "best" counter to 0bama is Romney????

Really, GOP??? Really, America????

84 posted on 03/13/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too much.)
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To: parksstp; Christie at the beach; Jim Robinson; onyx; Gator113; TheOldLady

“And it’s people like YOU who are to blame. Santorum won 7+ states and has finished solid 2nd in many more, whereas Newt has been in the damn basement everywhere except the south. If Newt had put his ego aside, Santorum would have won both these states with 50%. But Noooooooooooo, you people just had to be arrogant, pompous, a-holes. Well enjoy your pain pill courtesy of Obamacare. You deserve it. There’s no kind way to spin this: NEWT AND HIS SUPPORTERS HAVE SUICIDE BOMBED THE GOP INTO A ROMNEY NOMINATION.”

parksstp, you are a royal pain; been reading your trash for a few days; you blame Newt for everything plus anyone who supports him and call us, including the owner of this forum, disgusting names not allowed on this forum.

I predict thee gone with a MAJOR ZOT!


85 posted on 03/13/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will bash Hussein in debates - Newt needs money.)
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To: alstewartfan

Santorum is only a conservative on social issues. He is a big government spender where you dollar is concerned.


86 posted on 03/13/2012 4:44:24 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Marcella; Jim Robinson; parksstp

Deep end.......meet parksstp......


87 posted on 03/13/2012 4:47:33 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: NKP_Vet

Not really true. He’s not that much worse from Newt on economic conservative rankings. Every Newt and Rick supporter should realize there’s probably no path for either of them to be on the ticket unless both of them are. Everyone should e-mail the campaigns telling them we want them to team up against Romney. I’d leave it up to them to decide who gets which spot on the ticket.


88 posted on 03/13/2012 4:48:44 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: alstewartfan

But wait.... look at the good news. I have just as much disgust for that incompetent wonder boy, Ricky Saintorum.


89 posted on 03/13/2012 4:49:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Marcella; parksstp
Emotions aside and with all due respect, speaking as one who is sanguine to both Rick and Newt - whoever can beat Romney - I do think parksstp has a point. Rick has indeed won 7+ states and so far, like him or hate him, demonstrated a superior ability to win.

I'm heard the school of thought expressed of late that it's better to have two strong non-Romney candidates as it forces Romney to fight a two-front war. That view has merit up to a point.

Let's quit beating up on one another and remember our common adversaries: Romney and Obama.

90 posted on 03/13/2012 4:50:03 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Thanks for your post.
Just a few minutes before polls close. Prayer for Newt.


91 posted on 03/13/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will bash Hussein in debates - Newt needs money.)
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To: Lexinom

Disgusting names for Newt supporters, including the owner of this forum, is the end.


92 posted on 03/13/2012 4:57:16 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will bash Hussein in debates - Newt needs money.)
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To: mojitojoe

“I don’t know what has happened to Drudge.”

What happened is that drudge is a traitor. It’s time to recognize this POS as such and treat him accordingly.


93 posted on 03/13/2012 4:58:55 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Gator113

Hi, Gator, you still on this thread? Is there another live thread for this evening or is this it?


94 posted on 03/13/2012 5:00:06 PM PDT by Marcella (Newt will bash Hussein in debates - Newt needs money.)
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To: JAKraig

You kidding right? Drudge was calling the race early today, no doubt trying to depress and discourage Newt and Rich supporters. His bias is so flat out obvious he is basically a Romney propaganda machine.


95 posted on 03/13/2012 5:02:24 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: Marcella

The real skunk here is Matt Drudge. I remember John Kerry supporters trying a stunt like this in Ohio in 2004. Remember that?


96 posted on 03/13/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Marcella; Gator113

Christie at the beach and I are chatting a bit here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2858610/posts


97 posted on 03/13/2012 5:07:35 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Thunder90

> I don’t think so. As long as we hold a filabuster in the Senate, we can contain Obama until 2014, retake the House in 2014 (and the Senate too), and win the Presidency in 2016 with a much deeper slate.
Romney will NOT repeal Obamacare, build the Keystone XL pipeline, stop the hemorrhaging at the DOD, or do anything substantive to stop the out of control spending.

Well said, and I think it is a major mistake to assume that Romney will be better than Zer0.

You’d think that only doing 80% of what Zer0 would do is enough to be better. It isn’t. Keep in mind that if Zer0 stays in office, the GOP will at least have a reason to fight the liberal agenda he puts forth. If Romney is there, all bets are off. The Dims will gigglingly go along with it (because it’s liberal) and the GOP will fall in line because... a REPUBLICAN proposes it!

Imagine: an expanded RobamaCare, spending like drunken sailors, gutting our military, amnesty for illegals, and a lot more liberal JUNK... all sailing through Congress because the leader of the freakin GOP is pushing it.

No, no no and a thousand times NO. NO ROMNEY, NO WAY! I’ll vote for a 3rd party conservative before I will EVER vote for that liberal in RINO clothing.


98 posted on 03/13/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Marcella

Parksstp has referred to numerous freepers as liars, he has referred to me as stupid. Seems to have a problem with Newt’s marriages. Know what this tells me..........he or she has had difficult relationships, and of course, is never to blame. Gone Baby Gone........


99 posted on 03/13/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Marcella

It is what it is........(Sigh)


100 posted on 03/13/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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