Skip to comments.Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary (41-35%)
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
Mitt will just paper the state with negative ads
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.
Thats pretty bad though when you cant 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!
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.
He is already doing it. We will see how well it works anymore.
Newt won just 47% in his home state, Georgia. Has he won a single delegate since?
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.
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.
“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.
Irrelevant. Mittens already has the nomination.
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.
He's competing with three others in a blue state. Rather difficult to pick up 50% in this case.
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.
I agree with that but even still 41% in your own state is nothing to write home about. That's sad.
Noot camped out in Georgia for weeks and still couldn’t break 50%.