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Romney, eyeing knockout, opens up 8-point lead in Mississippi poll
thehill.com ^ | 03/09/12 01:14 PM ET | Justin Sink

Posted on 03/09/2012 12:13:50 PM PST by VU4G10

Mitt Romney might have drawn jeers for joking that he was embracing "grits" and saying "y'all" ahead of next Tuesday's Deep South primaries, but if his lead in Mississippi holds, Romney might be able to credit the Magnolia State with locking up his nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor was the choice of 35 percent of likely Mississippi primary voters according to the latest Rasmussen poll, released Friday, good enough for an 8-point lead over Rick Santorum. The former Pennsylvania senator earned the support of 27 percent of voters, tied with Newt Gingrich for second place. Ron Paul rounded out the field with 6 percent of those surveyed.

That's a surprising lead for Romney in a state he admitted was "a bit of an away game." An American Research Group, also released Friday, showed Gingrich with a 4-point lead over Romney, with Rick Santorum a full 15 points behind.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: getoutnewt; newt4romney; newtgetout

1 posted on 03/09/2012 12:13:53 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Bogus.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 12:15:00 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: VU4G10
Romney, eyeing knockout, opens up 8-point lead in Mississippi poll

Conservatives, eyeing third party, are not amused.

3 posted on 03/09/2012 12:15:42 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No surrender.)
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To: VU4G10

Mississippi, don’t do this. Gah!

Go, Gingrich! And I hope Palin is right about polls...


4 posted on 03/09/2012 12:17:21 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Conservatives have worked too hard for people to STILL be this flipping clueless!


5 posted on 03/09/2012 12:17:28 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: VU4G10

Not according to this, Romneybot.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856853/posts


6 posted on 03/09/2012 12:22:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: VU4G10

We can’t win splitting the vote and that’s an immutable fact. I’m not going to suggest anyone drop out but I implore both Rick and Newt to look closely at an alternative game plan or we’re screwed.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 12:23:45 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Colonel_Flagg

How could this possibly be true?

I won’t vote for Mittens in the general.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 12:25:14 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: CatherineofAragon

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/mississippi/2012_mississippi_republican_primary


9 posted on 03/09/2012 12:25:33 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!

Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

10 posted on 03/09/2012 12:27:04 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: VU4G10
One night, many years ago, I opened a poker game with 20-bucks...when the night was over, I had lost over a hundred.

Opening ain't closing....
11 posted on 03/09/2012 12:28:25 PM PST by FrankR
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To: VU4G10

Of course MS voters should support Romney. He’s learning how to say “y’all.”

With each passing day, he reminds me of John Kerry ever more.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 12:28:35 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: VU4G10

Wow—these polls change by the hour.

Best to ignore all of them.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 12:29:41 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: VU4G10

It won’t be for Mittens on election day. You can bank on it.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 12:31:05 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: VU4G10

You’ll post anything to help your boy win, won’t you?


15 posted on 03/09/2012 12:31:22 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: VU4G10

Just back from hearing Newt speak at local junior college,
packed house, great speech,,(Truth)

‘nuff said


16 posted on 03/09/2012 12:34:59 PM PST by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution. (ALWAYS FAITHFUL!))
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To: VU4G10

I do not believe this!


17 posted on 03/09/2012 12:42:50 PM PST by man from mars
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To: man from mars

You’re correct. By Tuesday, Romney will be taken in Newt’s fumes.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 12:47:31 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: CatherineofAragon

Well, this is from Rasmussen, a polling outlet that many Freepers rely on. Maybe outlier, but I don’t see why he shouldn’t post it here. Unless, of course, we only want to hear ‘good news’ here.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 12:48:11 PM PST by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Red Steel

taken = taking


20 posted on 03/09/2012 12:48:48 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Airwinger
nuff said

Newt will not win, and all the wishing otherwise will not help. Unless one or the other Newt or Rick drop out and support the other, Romney will be the winner, then the loser. But the biggest loser will be the people who will have given away the Republic.

If you had run a poll a year ago with all the nine original candidates in the running, I doubt any one of them would have exceeded 5%, maybe we should think about that.

21 posted on 03/09/2012 12:55:25 PM PST by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth.)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

“Bogus.”

Probably. The plain folk here do NOT like smarmy Bishop Willard’s personality or his record. However, there are a lot of smarmy cuff shooter and pompadour types here who want to be on what is perceived as a winning team, no matter what team that might be. Remember the intellectual brilliance, conservative commitment and unflinching courage of Trent Lott? Neither do I. Those types, and there are more than a few, will opt for the machine favorite because it is the machine favorite. It could be Romney, Himmler, Bozo the Clown or Elegabalus - but the machine favorite will be their boy.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 12:59:43 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: ScottinVA

“Of course MS voters should support Romney. He’s learning how to say “y’all.”

With each passing day, he reminds me of John Kerry ever more.”

I am thinking the same way. Bishop Willard is the Republican Lurch.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 1:01:43 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: VU4G10

Trust local polling, no others.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:25 PM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

There’s nothing clueless about backing conservatives 2-to-1 over Mitt. There’s no way for the voters to know which one of the two similar candidates they should vote for. Same difference if you cloned Newt and had a Newt 1 and Newt 2 running against Romney. They’ll split the vote. Doesn’t matter though, MS is proportional so Romney gets the same amount of delegates either way. It’s too late for Romney or Santorum to get a majority of delegates without a convention floor fight so the only way this could hurt one of them is if the other one breaks conservative ranks and teams up with Mitt...and we know Newt will never do that at least.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 1:23:07 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones; AllAmericanGirl44

CORRECTION: I meant it’s too late or NEWT or Santorum to get a majority before the convention. Romney has maybe a 50/50 chance at it, but unless trends change he’ll be close enough for Ron Paul’s delegates to put Romney over the top.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 1:26:12 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: God-fear-republican

Trust locally...but verify globally?


27 posted on 03/09/2012 1:26:57 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Psalm 144
he reminds me of John Kerry ever more.”

Bishop Willard is the Republican Lurch.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 1:32:40 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: VU4G10

The romney trolls are all over FR today. Romney has a smear campaign on google. Some of it is so filthy. Now people can clearly see that mormons are not the “nice” people we thought they were. After this primary, the mormon church has been exposed for the cult it is.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 1:35:51 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: VU4G10

I don’t think so. The smart people of the South know that you don’t become governor of Massachusetts by being conservative.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 1:54:50 PM PST by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: JediJones

That was my point Jedi, all the work that has gone into informing voters of who Romney truly is and yet, a poll like this pops up...c’mon, people are pouring their everything into getting people up to speed and therefore, said people should not be this far behind!

Aww forget it, it was line used in our local elections here and I found it quite funny! You work your tail off to show people the truth and yet they still vote with their eyes closed.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 1:56:48 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: VU4G10

Dole - McCain - Romney

All unelectable because none of them are conservative.

I guess 4 more years of Obomination and the end of our country as we know it. Thank you Republican establishment.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 1:58:36 PM PST by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: VU4G10

1. “Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.” —Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations as part of balancing the budget (August 2011)

2. “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” –Mitt Romney, using an unfortunate choice of words while advocating for consumer choice in health insurance plans (January 2012)

3. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” —Mitt Romney (January 2012)

4. “I’ll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?” –Mitt Romney, attempting to make a wager with Rick Perry during a Republican presidential debate to settle a disagreement about health care (December 2011)

5. “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million.

6. “There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip” –Mitt Romney, attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012)

7. “[My wife] drives a couple of Cadillacs.” –Mitt Romney, campaigning for president in Michigan (February 2012)

8. “I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” —Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to according to his personal financial disclosure (January 2012)

9. “PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air.” —Mitt Romney in 2007, responding to criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals following revelations that he had once put the family dog in a carrier and strapped it to the roof of his car during a 12-hour road trip

10. “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.” –Mitt Romney


33 posted on 03/09/2012 2:00:04 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: itsahoot

“nuff said
Newt will not win, and all the wishing otherwise will not help. Unless one or the other Newt or Rick drop out and support the other, Romney will be the winner, then the loser. But the biggest loser will be the people who will have given away the Republic.

If you had run a poll a year ago with all the nine original candidates in the running, I doubt any one of them would have exceeded 5%, maybe we should think about that. “

WHY???
I so tire of hearing oh he can’t be elected,, why,, if we, in force support him he can be elected....
I believe the same was said of Ronald Reagan.

Never Give Up!


34 posted on 03/09/2012 4:03:24 PM PST by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution. (ALWAYS FAITHFUL!))
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To: paudio

I don’t think I suggested that. Again, look at his history.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: VU4G10

Romney leading by 8 points in Mississippi???? You’ve got to be kidding me..... Well, if RINO-Rom wins Alabama and/or Mississippi; turn out the lights, the Party’s over. We’ll be stuck having to choose between the Moderate Mormon or the Marxist Muslim.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:27 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Kenny

I implore both Rick and Newt to look closely at an alternative game plan or we’re screwed.
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BIG TIME!!


37 posted on 03/09/2012 6:00:09 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Airwinger

Just back from hearing Newt speak at local junior college,
packed house, great speech,,(Truth)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
AL or MS???


38 posted on 03/09/2012 6:02:04 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Linda Frances

After this primary, the mormon church has been exposed for the cult it is.
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While I think their doctrine is wacked, I’ve always thought that Mormons were honorable people. Mitt Romney has changed that. Bishop Romney is a scum bag.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 6:05:45 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Kenny

All that’s necessary is that Newt and Rick combined keep Myth from getting to 1144.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 6:15:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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