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Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary (41-35%)
Quinnipiac University ^ | 04-03-12 | Quinnipiac University

Posted on 04/03/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 10 percent, with 7 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

With three weeks before the primary, 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided and 37 percent of those who name a candidate say they still could change their mind, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is the first look at likely voters and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters.

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It's better for the Republican Party if Santorum stays in the race, 57 percent of likely primary voters say, while 33 percent say it's better for the party if Santorum drops out.

(Excerpt) Read more at quinnipiac.edu ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; getoutnewt; newt4romney; newtbots4romney; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote; pennsylvania; romney; santorum
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Go Rick!
1 posted on 04/03/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

2 posted on 04/03/2012 11:22:59 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well how about that, the anti-Santorum propagandist were wrong after all that Romney would gain on Rick in PA and Rick would lose PA again... it seems that’s a broken record they seem to repeat over and over again.... guess they get their talking points from their higher ups in the media.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 11:26:22 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

If you dig through the minutia in this article, one finds this sentence...

“This is the first look at likely voters and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters.”

The other poll Terry Madonna was selling was total BS based on garbage. I laughed when Rick called him out a Lib Hack today. He is. The other interesting thing is even Romney people want Santorum to stay in this if the 57-33% number is correct. That shows how weak Milt is.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 11:32:37 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That’s pretty bad though when you can’t break 50 percent in your home State where you served in Congress and the Senate. What was Newt’s margin of victory in his home State of Georgia?


5 posted on 04/03/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Mitt will just paper the state with negative ads


6 posted on 04/03/2012 11:36:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: no dems

Uh, if you haven’t got the memo, PA is a Commie Pinko state that has slight moments of clarity. There are a ton of GOPe pro choicers here. A conservative anything should be lucky to be leading here. This isn’t some deep Red state like GA.

BTW, who is this Newt you speak of? I only read the polling for candidates in the double digits.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 11:44:58 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: no dems

That’s pretty bad though when you can’t break 50 percent in your home State


Not near as sad as Romney’s overall performance..escpecially when you take into account all the money he has spent.
Still sadder is BO stinking up the place.

Go anybody but Willard or Hussein!


8 posted on 04/03/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Vendome

Negative ads will be counterproductive here. Most of us in Pennsylvania know Rick pretty well here. We had him as a senator for 12 years and, here in the 18th district, a congressman for another four.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 11:47:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vendome

He is already doing it. We will see how well it works anymore.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 11:51:02 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: no dems

Newt won just 47% in his home state, Georgia. Has he won a single delegate since?


11 posted on 04/03/2012 11:51:56 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Gotta say, the last line of your Post #7 really did make me LOL. That really was funny. But, don’t misunderstand me; I’m not a RINO-Rom fan by any stretch. And, I’d vote for a 3-legged dog before I’d vote for Obama. But, if Rick can’t get 50% in the Primary, can he carry PA in the GE? Just askin’. I’m not being facetious.

no dems


12 posted on 04/03/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Rick was ahead in Michigan and Ohio too until Romney fired up the negative ad blitzkrieg. And we aren’t seeing those ads here yet.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 11:57:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vigilanteman

“Most of us in Pennsylvania know Rick pretty well here. We had him as a senator for 12 years ...”

And then threw him out by the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent senator in 30 years.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Lazlo in PA

Irrelevant. Mittens already has the nomination.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 12:00:47 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: no dems

Obama isn’t going to get PA this time. He is hated here by all but the welfare queens and hard core leftists. I find that the old union types really are not interested in voting for him like the last time. I actually see more Kerry Edwards stickers still floating around than Obummers. That can’t be good for him.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 12:00:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: no dems
That’s pretty bad though when you can’t break 50 percent in your home State where you served in Congress and the Senate.

He's competing with three others in a blue state. Rather difficult to pick up 50% in this case.

17 posted on 04/03/2012 12:02:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Uh, if you haven’t got the memo, PA is a Commie Pinko state that has slight moments of clarity. There are a ton of GOPe pro choicers here.

That's a bit overboard. Pennsylvania is a state that leans dem, but it's no California, Massachusetts, or Illinois. For being a liberal-leaning state, it's not very pro-choice either--it was rated as the third most pro-life state in the country. It's real weakness is generally in fiscal issues.

18 posted on 04/03/2012 12:03:17 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: Vigilanteman
Negative ads will be counterproductive here. Most of us in Pennsylvania know Rick pretty well here

I agree with that but even still 41% in your own state is nothing to write home about. That's sad.

19 posted on 04/03/2012 12:06:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: no dems

Noot camped out in Georgia for weeks and still couldn’t break 50%.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:59 PM PDT by makomako
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To: Lazlo in PA
Obama isn’t going to get PA this time. He is hated here by all but the welfare queens and hard core leftists.

Don't hold your breath. PA hasn't gone R in a presidential election since 1988.

21 posted on 04/03/2012 12:28:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: tsowellfan
There are a lot of Pennsylvanians who just want to wind up this contest and see any attempts to delay the inevitable as just making it all the harder to oust ObaMao in November. That could change if Rick turns in a surprisingly good performance in Wisconsin tonight.

We don't see Newt or Sarah or anyone else riding in on a white horse at the last moment to save us. Freepers, of course, will give Rick a solid majority here. But we're not a majority of the GOP or even of the conservatively inclined GOP.

22 posted on 04/03/2012 12:31:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

41-35 is not a very big lead. Just saying. Romney was behind by more than that at one point in Michigan and then went on to win.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Lazlo in PA
Go Rick!

Ditto....

go Mitt Go....(home that is)....

24 posted on 04/03/2012 12:44:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: tsowellfan

Its not sad, its REALITY. Folks, Santorum is milk toast, and is NOT liked in PA. He is far more popular in other parts of the country that he is in his own back yard for good reason.

There is a REASON he was sent packing by 17 points in 06, and in polls taken just this month would lose a rematch by 8-10 right now. The guys not remotely what his backers think he is.

Lived in PA since 1986, and dreamed of a day when the primary vote by the time it got here might matter, and what are my choices? A loser milk toast and a democrat abortionist.

Those of us in PA know the guy and his record, very well, and frankly the fact he currently polling at 41% among republicans is rather suprising.. not because of how low that is, but how high that is for this guy here.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Lazlo in PA
QuinPoll Ttl Rick Mittens
Might change 37 35 34

26 posted on 04/03/2012 1:09:39 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Too bad Rick is just another big government George Bush conservative.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Why Newt in last place! I say he is better than Rick and you know it!! Not as Bad as Paul!


28 posted on 04/03/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT by coton_lover ("He that lives upon hope will die fasting." -Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Willard Romney the open socialist makes Rick Santorum look like Ronald Reagan by comparison.

Rick may be a Republican in the mold of Pat Toomey and George W. Bush, but even that would be a significant improvement from Obongo.


29 posted on 04/03/2012 1:23:29 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: ScottinVA

Your right about the long spell for a GOP win here, but there is one big change in the state since then. We are now a big gas shale state as opposed to union manufacturing. I think that will matter this year with the way the EPA is operating.


30 posted on 04/03/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Vigilanteman
There are a lot of Pennsylvanians who just want to wind up this contest...

Not true. The most surprising part of this poll is that almost 60% of likely voters want Rick to stay in this as opposed to 30% that want this done with Milt as the guy. There is an incredibly high amount of dissatisfaction with Milt as the nominee if these numbers are good.

31 posted on 04/03/2012 1:40:07 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sam Gamgee
Too bad Rick is just another big government George Bush conservative.

Thanks for the phoney Romney talking point. Let me educate you a bit.

http://www.redstate.com/jamesm/2012/03/11/rick-santorum-fiscal-conservative/

32 posted on 04/03/2012 1:44:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Excellent.


33 posted on 04/03/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT by Yaelle (Donate to Rick to stop Romney in WI! Make calls, pray, donate!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
True. But there will be a lot of that 30% voting for Mitt.

Let's see what happens in Wisconsin tonight.

34 posted on 04/03/2012 2:07:12 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: riverdawg
“Most of us in Pennsylvania know Rick pretty well here. We had him as a senator for 12 years ...”

And then threw him out by the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent senator in 30 years.


bbbb....bbbbbu.....bbb...bbbbu...bbbbbbut we had the opportunity to elect our Late Governor, Bob Casey, to the US Senate, because he is very Pro Life, and he could stopr that Eeeeeeeevil Warmonger George Bush from throwing all our money down a rathole in Iraq. Then all of our prescriptions would be free, and we'd be able to use our free bus passes during rush hour, thanks to our Late Govenor-Senator Casey, who is, by the way, very Pro Life, and took that money George Bush had been wasting in Iraq and started spending it at home where it belongs.

And besides, he would not vote for a health care bill that was not absolutely, totally, 100% Pro Life, would he??
35 posted on 04/03/2012 2:07:12 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lazlo in PA

I agree, but the voters need to be told they`re being screwed, and why. The 0bama-worshipping “media” won`t.


36 posted on 04/03/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Shhhhh! You’re not supposed to post anything positive about Santorum here! ;)


37 posted on 04/03/2012 3:31:13 PM PDT by Lexinom (Mitt < 1,144)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Obama isn’t going to get PA this time. He is hated here by all but the welfare queens and hard core leftists. I find that the old union types really are not interested in voting for him like the last time.

Wow! That's the best political news I've heard all day.
38 posted on 04/03/2012 4:05:25 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Rick supported Arlen Spectre of all people. He supported Bush's massive drug plan.

And he is a big whiner. He can't take the heat.

39 posted on 04/03/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee

At least he isn’t on the Romney bandwagon like some others...

“Gingrich pledges to support GOP rival Mitt Romney”

http://news.yahoo.com/gingrich-pledges-support-gop-rival-mitt-romney-214051242.html


40 posted on 04/03/2012 5:00:03 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
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Laz ...


Hate to break it to you ...


But Mitt's $$$$ Pack Money $$$$ ...

and George and Barbara Bush ...

will make sure that Pennslyvannia is "Santorum's Last Stand" ... as in "George Custer at Little Bighorn" ...

this will not be pretty ... bloody-well better batten down your Santorum hatches ...



Romney will attempt to castrate Santorum ... publicly ... without quarter ...



Santorum should have (rightfully) teamed-up with Newt after South Carolina ... but the "boy wonder" was way too smart for that ...

/sarcasm-off



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41 posted on 04/03/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Get out of here, I can show you the 1.2 mile tunnel that burned over 1/2 a BILLION DOLLARS that Santorum made sure got funded, just like countless other pork. You are crazy and naive if you think Rick is a fiscal conservative. Not saying Romney is, but Rick is and never been a fiscal conservative.


42 posted on 04/03/2012 8:03:28 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
I can show you the 1.2 mile tunnel that burned over 1/2 a BILLION DOLLARS that Santorum made sure got funded,

Who exactly asked for that money for the tunnel? Did Rick force it on you or did his constituents ask for it. You have a problem with tunnel? You should have taken corrective measures in your community by firing all the locals that lobbied for it. Pure nonsense blaming Rick for these project the people of PA asked for.

Maybe a limited govt' guy like yourself would rather have Federal Govt' agencies dole out cash to states to totally cut voters out of any say?

43 posted on 04/03/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Lazlo, this is good news. A loss for Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania could be devastating to him, and not just in the current race.

Romney is not stupid. He realizes how close Santorum came to beating him in Michigan, and if that had happened, we today would have an entirely different race. Knocking a candidate out in his own home state, especially a candidate like Santorum who lost his last election there, is not a minor defeat.

Let's hope what happened in Wisconsin doesn't hurt Santorum too badly in Pennsylvania.

44 posted on 04/03/2012 8:53:45 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Santorum should have (rightfully) teamed-up with Newt after South Carolina ... but the "boy wonder" was way too smart for that ...

What. Are you a comedy writer? Why would Rick team up with a guy that no one wants to vote for? Huckabee won more states in '08 with far less money than Newt had. What in the world would make you think that Rick would need to team up with a guy that took a boat load of cash and was only able to manufacture a win in 2 states, one of which was his home state. That win in GA, BTW, didn't even break 50%.

Face it. The reason we are going to get stuck with Milt is strictly because of Newt being a spoiler. Election results are bearing it out as we speak.

45 posted on 04/03/2012 8:54:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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I admire Rick’s family; always there by his side, steadfast, proud.


46 posted on 04/03/2012 10:07:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

“I admire Rick’s family; always there by his side, steadfast, proud.”

I noticed that, too, including Tuesday night. They must be a very close family.


47 posted on 04/03/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Too bad Mitt laid down the law to the Catholic Church in MA.


48 posted on 04/03/2012 11:57:39 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: ScottinVA

A “blue” state? Communists are Reds. Let’s not succumb to the imposed language of the left. The media was supposed to switch off election to election, but somehow stopped after Gore/Bush...

Same thing happened last century when classical liberals turned into conservatives (pro-monarchy, pro-status quo as opposed to liberty seeking) and left-wing fascists turned into liberals. Coincidence?


49 posted on 04/04/2012 4:27:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HamiltonJay
The guys not remotely what his backers think he is.

Santorum is an imperfect but acceptable alternative to the self described 'severely conservative' liberal Willard Romney - by far the better of two choices.

How am I deluding myself?

50 posted on 04/04/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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