Skip to comments.Rasmussen National GOP: Romney 40%, Santorum 24%, Gingrich 16%
Posted on 03/01/2012 7:45:49 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, coming off his primary wins in Arizona and Michigan, has jumped to a 16-point lead over Rick Santorum in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters shows Romney with 40% support to 24% for the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. This is Romney's biggest lead to date and the highest level of support any GOP candidate has earned in regular surveying of the race.
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Super Tuesday next week will clear the fog.
I think I’m going back to the hospital.
WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???
Stupid Stupid GOP. You should have watched the glee that Fox News and even Rasmussen was portraying while explaining the results. It was disgusting. The only reason I had Fox on was because of Andrew’s death but I have since turned it off once I saw the adoration and relief that Romney was so far ahead.....completely repulsive.
I’ve never understood how people could be so fickle.
I can only hope the they are are wrong about Newt's internals and that Newt can stage an upset on Super “T”!
Looks like the GOP-E might get their candidate. This is very, very scary because Romney will most likely lose the general. I cannot believe that 40% of GOP voters are willing to support a liberal just because he has an R after his name.
Rasmussen just pushes the elite meme.
We never should have left Newt in the first place. Now we are being forced to face the outcome of that “fickle” Santorum stupidity.
Like Iowa we have another fake victory being headlined for Mittens. Iowa was in all reality a tie, look at the delegates.
You are in serious denial. Rasmussen merely reports the facts. You have a problem with the reality you helped create. It’s simple, really.
Face it folks, they are not going to deny Romney the nomimation. Those two wins and voila, two days later everyone loves Mitt. It’s easy!
The media and the elites just play whack-a-mole if anyone else rises.
Romney is the one who favored open primaries. Perhaps you didn't hear
Santorum won the votes cast on primary day it was the early voting, from before Ricks 3-state sweep, that threw it to Mittens.
The GOP Sheeple are back. Let’s just hope that the state polls below don’t change much. If people are going to vote for Mitt just because they want to vote for a winner; they deserve the hope and change they have coming to them.
Real Clear Politics Avg.
Mar 6 (76)
Mar 6 (66)
Mar 6 (58)
Mar 6 (43)
The media has done a job on Newt first and now Santorum. Newt was called a crybaby, crazy, zany, someone with road rage, too much baggage and now Drudge calls him Lazarus. Santorum is being painted as a social issues guy who is radially religious and plans to shove his morals down America’s throats. Women probably fear he will stop abortions on day one. Romney is getting propped up until he is the nominee. Then he will get thumped by the media and Obama and by then he will have spent most of his money bashing our guys.
It wasn’t just the Dem “crossover” stunt that hurt Santorum. He helped to sink his own ship with some of the stupid comments he’s made recently. Plus, more voters have become aware of his mixed voting record while in office (support for pro-union measures, etc).
Add all of the above to the negative ads Mitt, Inc. has been running against him, and the result is toast.
GREAT analogy! Someone should put out an ad with Karl Rove, Romney, and the rest taking turns whacking down our candidates.
Perry pops up/whack! Cain pops up/whack! on down the line. Perfect!
In the words of Don Meredith:
Turn out the lights; the party’s over.
The time for blame is pretty much gone, along with our best chances in saving this country. It was far more important to pick a divisive social conservative with the same popularity level with the general public, as John Bolton.
There is no shortage of who to blame for why this has unfolded the way it has. Some of us tried to warn you, and your refusal to listen and understand, went on without regard. No, this outcome, clearly belongs to you and you only.
Drudge did the Newt/Lazarus bit to hurt Santorum.
They should separate out results for states who haven’t voted yet. The states that have voted so far are HEAVILY weighted to moderate states. I think only 2 of the top 25 most conservative states have voted yet. This particular poll gets less and less useful the more states that vote since it includes more voters who have already voted.
Let’s see how the states shake out in Tuesdays contests and see how good Milt is doing then.
Which also illustrates WHY the move to Santorum by so many, was absolutely ignorant. His record was there for all to see, before they made the choice. There are no legitimate excuses for how things have turned out.
Santorum down 11 and Romney up 13. Gingrich’s 2 could just as easily be statistical noise. If it continues at that rate, Romney will be over 50% soon and it won’t matter if Gingrich, Sanotorum, or Paul are in second. In fact, Romney and Paul are over 50% now. Since they have an alliance in all but name, that is ominous.
Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and possibly Washington could help arrest/reverse this. If he falls in these states much more, Romney will all but lock it up next Tuesday. I cannot believe there is not enough time for Gingrich to make it from third to first in those states.
LOL! Delusional posts like this are good entertainment!
But the “Newt/Lazarus” bit, is actually happening, and you can't live with that possibility.
It may be too late though, but we will see if it happened soon enough, to matter what happens next Tuesday. (Reality sucks, I know!)
The big difference is it’s the CONSERVATIVE (now moderate) media that’s been most heavily biased for Mitt. It’s a relief to change to a liberal station and see them actually tell the truth about Mitt. O’Reilly, Coulter, Miller and Morris gleefully held about an hourlong strategy session for Mittsky last night on how to get his poll numbers up. And they, Luntz and every other show all “did a story” asking whether it was time for every other nominee to drop out. Looks like that was the headline of the RNC talking points yesterday. I think Newt’s name was not mentioned at all unless the question was being asked if he should drop out. I wonder how soon we’ll get to see Brent Bozell and Bernie Goldberg come on FOX and point out all the “conservative” media bias for Mitt?
Eh, Newt took Newt down.
Agreed. This is a national poll and the primaries are state by state. Super Tuesday will be rough on mittens. The south will convincingly go to Newt/Rick and the western states may go to mittens.
Mittens barely won Michigan and is splitting the delegates with Santorum. Romney is WEAK!!!
Absolutely, many wise members on how said the minute Santorum started rising in the polls in February that Mitt had locked up the nomination. They said that would make this an instant replay of many other primaries, with Santorum playing the Huckabee role this time. The only way to win is to pick one conservative choice and stick with them once the voting starts. Mitt, the GOP-E, Obama and Soros all outsmarted Santorum’s intellectually challenged supporters by pulling out all the stops to prop him up and destroy the only conservative who has a chance of beating Mitt, Newt Gingrich. There’s just a little bit of time left now for everyone to quickly realize they got played and come back to Newt so we can finally beat Mitt.
No it isn't; that was possibly the dumbest article headline ever, particularly the "?" part.
A 2% rise in a tracking poll is meaningless, particularly when there isn't a similar rise in other tracking polls.
Drudge was able to get the gullible to click on his site, though.
Surprise! It Was Romney Backers That Pushed For Open Primary In Michigan
I am convinced that if 1) Jeramiah Wright were to suddenly enter the Republican race and 2) the media gave him the same fawning coverage Romney gets as the only Republican candidate worth voting for that he [Wright] would quickly eclipse the rest of the field as the strongest Republican contender.
Records, past statements and past actions are meaningless. Society has devolved to the point that voters believe whatever they are told by the all knowing magic box in their living rooms. The box wouldn’t say it if it were not true.
Time will tell, but your numbers appear very sound from where I see. Paul may even pass his delegates over to Romney.
Start praying for sanity and Newt Gingrich immediately! He is our ONLY chance to save this mess!
I think you have lost it bud. All the damn venom you spew daily hasn’t helped Newt one iota. It only helps Romney.
I am sick of all your excuses. Nothing is Newts fault is it?
Just this morning FOX resurrected the video of Newt’s attack on Bain and capitalism. They also stuck Rick Perry in there saying vulture capitalism.
They did this for a reason. They know where Newt blew it and they are going to keep reminding people of it. It was a huge mistake on Newt’s part.
Newt probably knows that because he hasn’t mentioned it since the noise stopped about it.
But in the neverending quest to cram Myth down our throats, the media is going to pump Romney and trash the rest.
Super Tuesday is coming. I saw that letter a couple of ex Congresscritters sent to the media in some southern states practically begging them to stop those Romney ads. I agree, but they know, you know, and I know there won’t be a chance in hell that Romney will let Newt or Rick get by without an unmerciful bounty of attacks and attack ads.
I suppose we are at the point that no matter who rises a little, they are going to get squashed because they can’t seem to bring enough grief to Romney. The GOP and the media are not going to allow it.
So all the pain, excuses,and explanations, Newt, Rick, and their supporters put out daily isn’t helping much for either one.
I think you are the one that needs to be warned about delusions.
There are also internals that Drudge and others have strict access to. Rasmussen is also a factor who knows trends and internals. But of course, nobody argues with you. You are always the authoritative voice on most everything. (In your own little world that is)
Newt was actually destroyed by the ex-wife interview on Nightline, but because it didn’t affect the South Carolina primary, people haven’t realized it.
It took a while for the information to percolate out but Newt’s horrendous gender gap really begins at that time.
There’s a lot of women that just can’t bring themselves to vote for someone that asked their wife for a divorce over the phone after cheating on her for years, and wanted an open marriage. And that opinion isn’t going to change.
Isn't this the first time Romney's level of support has equaled or exceeded the total of the two closest runner-ups combined?
We should know if this is real or not after Super Tuesday. As I recall, there are 11 states voting: 2 in New England, 4 in the South, 3 in the Rocky Mountains, 2 in the Midwest.
I think a lot of voters are at this point just wanting to get the process over with so they can unite against Obama. Even if it means going with the Bush Family's designated placeholder.
“I cannot believe that 40% of GOP voters are willing to support a liberal just because he has an R after his name.”
The GOP has been torqued to the towards the left ever since the inauguration of George Herbert Walker Bush. I knew we were sold as I listened to his first and final inauguartion address. After more than two decades of this trend, it is no longer true to say that the GOP is a conservative party. The Reagan Revolution was willfuly dismantled by small minded, big governmemnt, envious Rockefeller Republicans. The Democrats did not do it. Republicans did.
The Reagan Revolution is gone, but one like it can arise.
That could also be a reason. The SHTF all happened really close together.
A song for this election - “THAT’S LIFE” - FRANK SINATRA
That’s life, that’s what people say.
You’re riding high in April,
Shot down in May.
But I know I’m gonna change their tune,
When I’m right back on top in June.
That’s life, funny as it seems.
Some people get their kicks,
Steppin’ on dreams
But I just can’t let it get me down,
Cause this big old world keeps spinnin’ around.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I’ve been up and down and over and out
But I know one thing:
Each time I find myself flat on my face,
I pick myself up and get back in the race.
That’s life, I can’t deny it,
I thought of quitting,
But my heart just won’t buy it.
Cause if I didn’t think it was worth a try,
I’d have to roll myself up in a big ball and die.
For you, delusions equals Reality.
The post you just flushed on this forum absolutely dripped with delusion in your own fashion. Your vile personal attacks on me on a regular basis, when I comment my opinion on a specific candidate who you blindly protect, is merely an illustration of bias and a hypocritical misrepresentation of the virtues you claim to represent.
So allow me to have my opinion, even if you don’t agree. And I will do the same. You might find that things seem to work better when you do. And refrain from personal attacks on such a cutting and deep personal level.
I say that the Drudge/Newt bit was to hurt Santorum because Drudge wouldn’t do anything to actually help anyone but Romney.
Did you think Drudge was suddenly going to start posting good things about Newt or Santorum that might hurt his guy. Now that’s delusional.
And you need to correctly identify the enemy, it’s not Santorum or his supporters, it’s the media, GOPe, and Romney.
The truth hurts, doesn’t it Psycho? Difference between us is that i am going to be for the person that poses the nearest threat to Romney at the moment. If that were Newt, I would be for Newt, but so far, it isn’t.
One thing I won’t do is trash the person closest to dethroning Romney.
I find it very funny that Newt’s poll numbers never change, either up or down.
Newt has a loyal following, and the internals all point out that something is stirring on his behalf below the radar.
Time will tell and Super “T” is about to clear all that speculation up once and for all.
The majority of GOP voters are beginning to believe, or already believe, that Santorum is simply unelectable. I’m one of them. In fact, I believe he would lose in a landslide.