Skip to comments.Romney, eyeing knockout, opens up 8-point lead in Mississippi poll
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.
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Conservatives, eyeing third party, are not amused.
Mississippi, don’t do this. Gah!
Go, Gingrich! And I hope Palin is right about polls...
Conservatives have worked too hard for people to STILL be this flipping clueless!
Not according to this, Romneybot.
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.
How could this possibly be true?
I won’t vote for Mittens in the general.
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.
Wow—these polls change by the hour.
Best to ignore all of them.
It won’t be for Mittens on election day. You can bank on it.
You’ll post anything to help your boy win, won’t you?
Just back from hearing Newt speak at local junior college,
packed house, great speech,,(Truth)
I do not believe this!
You’re correct. By Tuesday, Romney will be taken in Newt’s fumes.
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.
taken = taking
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