Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Has Sizable Lead Over Mitt Romney Heading Into Saturday's La. Primary [13% Lead]
Posted on 03/20/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
Survey: Rick Santorum Has Sizable Lead Over Mitt Romney Heading Into Saturday's La. Primary March 20, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has a significant lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Louisiana heading into Saturday's primary, according to a survey conducted Monday by a Republican polling firm.
According to the survey of 2,018 likely Republican voters conducted by Magellan Strategies BR, and not paid for by any campaign or political organization, Santorum was leading Romney by 13 points -- 37 percent to 24 percent, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right behind Romney with 24 percent.
According to the survey, if Gingrich were not in the race, 61 percent of his support would go to Santorum, and only 22 percent to Romney. In a one-on-one contest, Santorum would defeat Romney by 21 points -- 55 to 34 percent with 11 percent undecided.
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“Have you noticed Romney trails by double-digits every week before every primary and in most cases comes away with a double-digit win? Say what you want (and I am no fan), but that is a talent”
No sefarkas. It’s not “talent”. It’s called trying to buy an election.
It’s all systems go here in WI. Volunteers pouring into the state. Apparently Rick will be spending a fair amount of time here, unlike Mittens who doesn’t care about us because he no longer needs our votes.
No, Louisiana doesn’t have a winner-take-all clause in their delegate selection.
It’s not over for Rick, hb. Now go back to coloring your Romney for President poster.
It's fine that Santorum has a big lead in Louisiana, but Romney isn't campaigning there. Santorum and Gingrich are contesting LA. If Gingrich does take a drubbing there and still refuses to pull out, it will just prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that his is just a vanity campaign.
Uh...in case you haven't noticed, anyone who supports Romney is promptly banned from FR.
His final home, Beauvoir, is less than a mile from where I sit.
So more donations for Rick. We HAVE to stop this Romney.
If the current numbers hold, there’s a chance that Rick Santorum gets all 20 delegates on Saturday. To qualify for delegates in Saturday’s primary, a candidate must get 25% of the vote. With both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney below 25%, only Rick Santorum would receive delegates. If the 6% undecideds split evenly, all three will be over 25% and the delegate split is likely to be Santorum 8, Gingrich 6, and Romney 6. If Gingrich got out the race, the split would likely be Santorum 13 and Romney 7. If we are truly at the point where every delegate counts, then the extra delegate for Mitt Romney is probably more important than the increased margin for Rick Santorum. I’m sure that the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns are hoping that the final numbers are something like Santorum 40, Gingrich 27, and Romney 24. That ending would keep Mr. Romney from receiving any delegates. In this primary, Dr. Gingrich’s presence in the race certainly has the chance of taking delegates from Mitt Romney.
And vanity is the outer layer of pride.
I visited Beauvoir a few years ago before it was damaged by a hurricane. Davis was a great man and unjustly reveiled. Deo Vindice!
hehe nice try. I’m a Newt guy. I’m also a realist.