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Santorum surges into the lead (National poll Santorum 38%, Romney 23%)
Public Policy Polling ^ | 02/11/2012 | Public Policy Polling

Posted on 02/11/2012 6:19:11 AM PST by Rational Thought

Riding a wave of momentum from his trio of victories on Tuesday Rick Santorum has opened up a wide lead in PPP's newest national poll. He's at 38% to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul.

Part of the reason for Santorum's surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney's favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point net decline from our December national poll when he was +24 (55/31). Gingrich has fallen even further. A 44% plurality of GOP voters now hold a negative opinion of him to only 42% with a positive one. That's a 34 point drop from 2 months ago when he was at +32 (60/28).

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; election; happydance; mittromney; newt; polls; ricksantorum; santorum; santorum2012
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To: GulfBreeze
Can you do two things. One support your point. Two state who you are for and why you think they are best in terms of electability, currently stated positions and past track records?

First, regardless of who I support, pay attention to the merits of my points about Santorum. Second - I have been widely quoted here, on Fox News, in the Politico, The American Thinker, Winning Our Future and all over the place answering all of your questions hundreds of times over.

101 posted on 02/11/2012 7:39:53 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: alicewonders
When you let the media tell you that someone with the credentials of Rick Perry cannot be president because he gaffed some debates - you let THEM control the discussion


They are controlling the election. I think polls are the biggest reason for the Republican low turnout. When they keep pumping candidates up (Perry, Cain, Bachman, Gingrich) then show those same candidates with dismal numbers, it destroys us. There was plenty of enthusiasm in the beginning for every one of these candidates and the turnout would have been great. They're using our fear of of being stuck with Mitt/Obama to manipulate us. Can't be coincidence.

102 posted on 02/11/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: Yaelle
Style, schmyle. Obama was pretty stylin’. We need a constitutional conservative, not a prancing dandy.

What we need is somebody who can get more votes than Obama. As of this moment, we have no such a candidate.

103 posted on 02/11/2012 7:41:05 AM PST by Drew68
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Your hatred of Rick borders on strange !
Your memory of 2006 is wrong.
The entire GOP was wiped out due to the Mark Foley October surprise by Brian Ross and his left wing Crewe !
Secondly the brilliant Rove strategy of letting the DNC and their media pals trash Bush and the Iraqi War for years with no counter attack !

104 posted on 02/11/2012 7:42:54 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Drew68

Looking at it from the other direction. Obama has no single target....It keeps changing....Too bad.

105 posted on 02/11/2012 7:43:34 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Actually, I think that would be an excellent ticket.

106 posted on 02/11/2012 7:43:52 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Our first priority must be to stop Romney

It looks like I'm a three time loser: Cain, Perry, Gingrich. If Santorum is on top by the time of the Illinois Primary, he'll have my full support.

107 posted on 02/11/2012 7:44:01 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: PapaNew
Santorum offers a “balanced budget” instead of less government.

Reagan was a proponent of both. By the end of his two terms he realized that cuts were nearly impossible, but he was still a proponent of a balanced budget amendment. About the only thing you can hop for in DC is maybe some simplification, and cutting back of regulations. Maybe spending can be slowed, but it can't be cut. The one top priority we need is economic growth.

108 posted on 02/11/2012 7:44:01 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: littleharbour
It was a perfect storm that brought Santorum down, some of which was his own doing, but I don’t think there was anyone who could have held that seat in those circumstances.

Totally correct, but keep in mind - I was not slamming Santorum because he lost. I slam Santorum for his outright lies about how he ran the 2006 campaign versus the reality of how he ran the 2006 campaign. He claims the mantle of conservative purity and claims he is the one who always stands up for principle regardless of the consequences. It's bullsh-t - because he ran a very wimpy moderate lefty campaign on 06. Its not the reality of 06 I hold against Santorum, it's the lying sanctimony of 2011-12.

109 posted on 02/11/2012 7:44:01 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Well Willard will now turn the slime machine on Santorum so Newt will have a chance to recover. He should do well on Super Tues and he is campaigning hard in Ohio. That would be a big win for him.

110 posted on 02/11/2012 7:44:19 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dysart

I am flattered when my stuff is stolen! :)

111 posted on 02/11/2012 7:44:37 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Public education -- government cheese for the brain.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

He already has. CNN discussing it now. Anne C was on FOX slamming Rick this morning.

112 posted on 02/11/2012 7:47:01 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Why are you out to do destroy Santorum? That doesn’t make any sense.

113 posted on 02/11/2012 7:47:10 AM PST by bjcoop
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To: ncalburt

I will write slower so you can follow what I’m saying, because clearly you have no clue to this point.

I am not blaming Rick for losing 06. It was not winnable for a lot of reasons. I totally agree with that. Now, follow me close here —

I blame Rick NOT for the reality of 06, I blame Rick for the bullish-t he is telling in 2012 about how he ran 06. He did NOT run a conservative campaign. He panicked and jettisoned conservatism faster than Karl Rove in a swing state in a feckless attempt to try and convince folks that little Rickie “can be a good moderate too.”

Google his “50 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum” which was put out by HIS own campaign in 06.

114 posted on 02/11/2012 7:47:32 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Kenny
Brokered convention = Sarah Palin.

Wonder what it would take, what the chances are.

115 posted on 02/11/2012 7:47:49 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: C. Edmund Wright

And so your answer is...

116 posted on 02/11/2012 7:47:49 AM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: jpsb

Ok so it seems you’ll fall back on Romney if Newt ever dropped out.

117 posted on 02/11/2012 7:48:51 AM PST by bjcoop
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To: Rational Thought

My problem was early on the non-Romney candidates didn’t doggie pile on Willard and at least try to take him down a notch. Which would have left a more conservative field to choose from.
Shoulda coulda woulda I suppose.
I will totally support $$$ Gingrich or Santorum. Whichever has the momentum going into Super Tuesday.

118 posted on 02/11/2012 7:49:15 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: RetSignman

This is a time for sticking to our own convictions about who has the best solutions for our country. Why are we being yanked around by Polls, most of which are rigged and meaningless? This is not the time to go “all wobbly”.

Things may look very different after the Arizona debate on Feb.22nd. Stop listening to the polls and listen to what the candidates are proposing to do. So far, I’ve only heard one candidate give specifics, and I’m sticking with him.

119 posted on 02/11/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by conservativejoy
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To: GoCards

Thank you GoCards! Thank you!!

Please stop it ya’ll. Santorum is the starkest contrast to Obama that we can offer. He answers questions without flinching with great answers that are inherently very conservative. He is a friend of Israel, knowledgable of foreign affairs, a committed follower of Christ and a believer in the original intent of our Constitution. He is the only one who has said that FREEDOM is the point of this election. He could not be more correct. I have never sent money to a presidential candidate, but I sent him money the other day. Respectfully, if yall think this nation would put Obama back in, you don’t live in the reality I live in. Obama is a flagrant liar and coward and he has fully outed himself as such.

120 posted on 02/11/2012 7:50:13 AM PST by katieanna
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