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SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY 48% OBAMA 43% [Drudge Headline]
Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:08 AM PST by RobinMasters

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).

Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party's nominee.

With the perception growing that he will be the GOP nominee, Romney leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. Today's numbers show Romney at 48%, Obama at 43%. That’s Romney’s largest lead since December. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

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To: pgkdan

Hmmm.....

Well. Make the case for your guy.


51 posted on 03/10/2012 11:59:27 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Downinthedixie

If folks would put their emotions aside and really look at the situation as it is they’d realize that Newt is just splitting the conbseravtive vote...to no useful purpose. If he’d drop out and endorse Santorum we’d have a chance of beating Romney with a guy who could conceivably win in November. If mitt wins in AL and MS it’s just about a done deal....we’re stuck with mitt and another 4 years of obama.


52 posted on 03/10/2012 12:00:27 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: RobinMasters

Who ever it is, after the Convention its War on the socialist scumbag that is Obama! War for the virtues of our republic, for the basic rights of self-determination of every individual American.

A war we ultimately can never afford to lose, less there could be a hundred years before the socialist empires own structural weaknesses weaken it enough to allow freedom to once again rice from the Ashes and challenge that evil socialist empire for domination in a new American revolution.

I will not claim that it will be decided in this election for such a thing as freedom cannot be given up even after the most crushing of defeats. Freedom is instead sustained by our relentless efforts to liberate ourselves and our countrymen from totalitarian yoke of Big Government! It is that struggle to find & exploit weaknesses and bring down that government that sadly must go on without end. For the forces of evil driven by the power greed of politicians will never stop seeking to usurp our rights.

We must be as clever & dynamic as them our defense, we must never fail to point out their failings and the evils of big centerlized government. We must constantly seek weaken them by any means we can. Including but not limited to playing them against each other as to keep them both took weak & depended upon we the individual vote(both with ballot, wallet, and feet) to overpower us.

Never forget the heart of a republic is found not in its institution or name but in its sole propose of preserving the freedom of its people.


53 posted on 03/10/2012 12:01:14 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: pgkdan

Santorum should drop out and endorse Newt. He is the best conservative in the race... and Newt has more delegates.


54 posted on 03/10/2012 12:01:30 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Downinthedixie

The Regime’s own in house polling is actually much worse. What we’ll never know is how much Newt, or Rick are leading by after this week. I’d bet ‘my farm’ that Newt’s way ahead. Rick’s only lagging because of lack of public knowledge and brand name. The Regime’s doing as much as they can to put Romney in place as the Pubbie Nominee


55 posted on 03/10/2012 12:01:32 PM PST by STD (ObamaCare forces White Folks to take propranolol to reduces racial bias)
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To: RobinMasters
tripe/trolling for "independents" these polls are cr@p,nothing more.
the National General is 8 months away and besides...
Drudge seems to be in the Myth camp.

56 posted on 03/10/2012 12:01:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: RobinMasters
Why is this a shock? A similar poll could read: Ham Sandwich with one bite out of it: 48% Obama: 42%

That's not the point - Drudge is doing BO's work by pushing Mitt.

57 posted on 03/10/2012 12:01:59 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Who you gonna believe on the economy? Obama or your own lying wallet?)
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To: All

58 posted on 03/10/2012 12:04:05 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Psalm 144
I am actually less interested in the Presidency as I am the purging of the Czars, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, Eugenics Nazi Kathleen Sebelius, Leon Panetta, the rabid gay Generals and State Department heads, the 'Muslim outreach' fanatics at NASA, the union socialist hacks at the NLRB, the racist black 'sistas' such as Lisa Jackson (EPA) and Valerie Jarett (yes she's "black") which 0bama has installed:


The 'black women' of the 0bama regime

"ANYBODY BUT 0BAMA" carries MUCH weight when you consider all of the radical-progressive-socialists and Marxists that will be exiting along WITH him.

59 posted on 03/10/2012 12:04:21 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: pgkdan

A general election poll at this point is useless. It would be more meaningful after the nominee has been decided and both candidates start campaigning against each other. So I don’t know where Rasmussen stands, but this is just BS before Alabama and Miss. I expect more of this cr@p between now and Tuesday.


60 posted on 03/10/2012 12:04:40 PM PST by Moorings
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To: pgkdan
What I wrote is the truth at this point in time even if it did proclaim Gingrich was leading Obama. As I recall, Newt is only a few points in a poll behind Obama and that poll doesn't mean much of anything like this poll.

You may have noticed Drudge's screaming headline about this poll. Can you guess why? A hint: vote for the "inevitable" nominee Romney so forget about Santorum or Gingrich.

Newt can't win!

Newt will win on Tuesday - Mississippi and Alabama. Count on it.

61 posted on 03/10/2012 12:04:59 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

“”ANYBODY BUT 0BAMA” carries MUCH weight when you consider all of the radical-progressive-socialists and Marxists that will be exiting along WITH him. “

Ditto to every word you said.


62 posted on 03/10/2012 12:07:33 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: RobinMasters

A poll designed for a Drudge headline.

NOT SHOCKING!

Don’t read propaganda. You have no idea what questions were asked no matter what they say. Remember MEDIA LIES/DECEIVES. IGNORE THEM! They have been pimping MITT all along to DECEIVE the voters.

After all, they came up with the ‘anybody but Obama’ for us to take what they give, LOSER LIBERAL MITT.


63 posted on 03/10/2012 12:09:12 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Hey n00b (2012-02-22), take your Romney pimping elsewhere. Romney is the Barry, without the flim-flam and the czars. These are the primaries and we want to select the best conservative. Romney is not one of the them, get it?!


64 posted on 03/10/2012 12:12:04 PM PST by Moorings
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To: pgkdan

LOL!! You think the kid wet behind his ears should be?

GO NEWT!! As much as they ignore you - AMERICAN’S DON’T.
Fight on PATRIOT and God bless!


65 posted on 03/10/2012 12:12:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: DoughtyOne
"To me, she represents everything that is vile about the legal profession."

More so, feminism! In other words, Sarah Palin is a feminist but Allred represents vile, extreme feminism. Palin loves men. Allred HATES men.

66 posted on 03/10/2012 12:15:33 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: presently no screen name

I support Newt as well. But if he doesn’t win some more states, he’s gonna have to consider leaving the field. I hope he does win.


67 posted on 03/10/2012 12:15:47 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: RobinMasters

Who is on the bench for the Dems? If Jughead were to be disqualified in one or two states, someone would need to be called up.


68 posted on 03/10/2012 12:15:56 PM PST by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: Vendome
According to the Republican National Committee, here's the official breakdown:

Romney - 339 delegates
Gingrich - 107 delegates
Santorum - 95 delegates
Paul - 22 delegates

As you can see, Newt is currently in second place. Many of Senator Santorum's victories came in states whose delegates will not be selected until much later in the process. For this reason, Newt wasn't expending a lot of time or resources in these states, choosing instead to focus on states with bound delegates. That strategy has now been validated by the official RNC delegate count.

Keep in mind, this breakdown doesn't take into account the fact that the challenge to the "winner take all" awarding of delegates from both Florida and Arizona - which won't be decided until this summer's convention - could reduce Governor Romney's delegate advantage dramatically.


69 posted on 03/10/2012 12:16:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: pgkdan
According to the Republican National Committee, here's the official breakdown:

Romney - 339 delegates
Gingrich - 107 delegates
Santorum - 95 delegates
Paul - 22 delegates

As you can see, Newt is currently in second place. Many of Senator Santorum's victories came in states whose delegates will not be selected until much later in the process. For this reason, Newt wasn't expending a lot of time or resources in these states, choosing instead to focus on states with bound delegates. That strategy has now been validated by the official RNC delegate count.

Keep in mind, this breakdown doesn't take into account the fact that the challenge to the "winner take all" awarding of delegates from both Florida and Arizona - which won't be decided until this summer's convention - could reduce Governor Romney's delegate advantage dramatically.


70 posted on 03/10/2012 12:16:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mmogamer

Actually the game has changed. It is not how many states you win, but how many delegates you have.


71 posted on 03/10/2012 12:16:55 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

I am a NEWT man all the way but I will take Romney’s DOG for President (but not in a pet carrier on the roof of his car, however) over 0bama. If Romney is the nominee I will vote for him.


72 posted on 03/10/2012 12:18:17 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Moorings

Ah.. I see that with the post above.. well I can admit I don’t know all the arcane stuff behind elections hehe.


73 posted on 03/10/2012 12:18:56 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: RobinMasters

Notice Gingrich loses badly to Obama. Who’s still supporting this guy besides his crook Vegas bankroller and his lame, dishonest ads? Oh yeah, I forgot, Gingrich will dazzle the nation in debates and everything will change! LMAO! Gingrich almost was invisible in the last 2 debates, but the great debater will win the general election in the debates. Keep dreaming Newties!


74 posted on 03/10/2012 12:22:23 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: pgkdan

Yuh damn right Newt’s splitting the vote. He and Santorum don’t give Mitt the ability to focus on any one target.

The only way Mitt prevails is when he pulls out his American Express Black Card and outspends his opponents 6 to 1.

And just what do his ads say? Not a damn thing about his plans.

Just a bunch of negative ads saying Rick or Newt is bad, very bad.

Mitt’s only strategy is attrition. His product sucks and is so complicated he had to write it down on 59 pages and use high minded language to, I guess, confuse everyone.

This race is a long way from being over. Rick’s delegates are not commited delegates so they don’t really count as they can vote for whoever at the convention.

Mitt’s vote total is in jeopardy in Florida and one other state. Newt will challenge them and prevail. They changed the rules in the middle of the game. Not gonna fly.

None of these guys is going to gain 1144 committed votes. The pie just doesn’t get slice that way as there isn’t enough pie left for anyone to get there.


75 posted on 03/10/2012 12:22:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

That is fine and your choice. An ABO campaign in the primaries is only helping Romney. FR is a conservative site. We have a primary because we want to elect the best conservative. Romney is no conservative. His record is the polar opposite of a conservative.


76 posted on 03/10/2012 12:24:27 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Mmogamer

I am not an expert myself. This election is different from previous ones in more ways than one. I am learning as I watch what is unfolding.


77 posted on 03/10/2012 12:26:22 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Mmogamer

NO ONE gets my vote but NEWT. I’m not a play toy to the GOP E with their selection of Mitt and Rick.

They aren’t bringing down AMERICA on my vote - I’m rock solid FOR AMERICA - I WILL NOT BE SWAYED.


78 posted on 03/10/2012 12:28:26 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MissesBush
Notice Gingrich loses badly to Obama.

Those numbers aren't shown on the page. Do you have them?

79 posted on 03/10/2012 12:28:52 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: RobinMasters
Look in the sky....................



"It's neither bird, nor plane, or even frog.........

It is only the one, Obama underdog!"

Me thinks this is their plan. Now Obama can use all the cards in his social victim deck.
80 posted on 03/10/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by John 3_19-21
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To: beaversmom

“These polls are really getting tiresome.”

Really. One thing that’s accurate about all polls is, they make money for the pollsters.


81 posted on 03/10/2012 12:31:06 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Moorings

I understand that and I am voting for Newt in the primary. The news media shapes public opinion and the outcome of elections. Evil is difficult to conquer, especially at election time when competing with their dead, felons, illegal aliens and multi-voters.


82 posted on 03/10/2012 12:32:26 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Downinthedixie
I'd say that is a good description of myself really.

Not the least bit happy with voting for Mitt but Obama is so damned dangerous and this country will be ruined if he is given four more years. The gloves would come off and the man would be out of control.

Wonder who Mitt would ask to be on the VP slot. He might actually pick an actual Conservative!

83 posted on 03/10/2012 12:33:15 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: Utmost Certainty

Actually all republicans face mr obamas machine it is called the media


84 posted on 03/10/2012 12:33:18 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: JediJones

I was referring to a poll earlier in the week Rasmussen did. I don’t see it listed on his cite any longer.


85 posted on 03/10/2012 12:36:04 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: pgkdan; Jim Robinson
Newt could be President of FR...perhaps...but never POTUS!

and I doubt if you could qualify for either position.
86 posted on 03/10/2012 12:36:34 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: MissesBush
Notice Gingrich loses badly to Obama.

A poll tells you that! LOL!! See why they use propaganda - it works on you!!

Media knows a sucker is born every minute so they use it to the hilt!!

NEWT is the ONLY ONE who CAN and WILL whip the skinny butt of Barry.

For starters...
Hey Barry, why have you increased the debt when NEWT reduced it FOUR TIMES?

Name one candidate that can even come close to that. NEWTIES ARE AWAKE! You are dreaming.

87 posted on 03/10/2012 12:39:46 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I’m not a big fan of the concept of feminist any more than I would be of a masculinist. I’m not even sure what word you would use to proclaim yourself a supporter of Mens’ rights.

It’s sort of like misogynist. There is no word for hating men.

I support human rights, the kind of rights each human should receive in their normal daily relations with other human beings.

Sure I want women treated well. I want men treated well too.

Feminist? Nah, that goes against the grain to me.

I do agree with your premise that Palin loves men and Allred hates them. Palin is a lover of people. I’m not convinced a shrew (IMO) like Allred truly loves anyone other than herself. IMO, you can’t love people as a general rule, and treat some of them like she does.

I don’t see any humanity expressed by this woman.


88 posted on 03/10/2012 12:40:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Moorings

Interesting distinction.

Indeed.

Perhaps moreso even, than would initially appear.


89 posted on 03/10/2012 12:45:00 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: pgkdan

Emotions are coming from the Rick side - they are dreamers about a candidate wet behind the ears and a GOP E ‘take one for the team’ candidate.

NEWT is THE PATRIOT, Knowledgeable and EXPERIENCED. It’s not even a contest - except for voters who run on emotions and not facts!


90 posted on 03/10/2012 12:45:38 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MissesBush
Gingrich almost was invisible in the last 2 debates,

No, Newt won hands down in the last debate. Newt can win. He can out debate Obama even in a comatose state. Here's a poll from the not so distant past of Newt beating Obama.

National Poll: Gingrich 45% Obama 43%

These General Election polls months before the election have little meaning. However, I'll say this much, they continue to show Obama is vulnerable to even a ham sandwich that can beat him, but he will cover his vulnerability with a super sludge campaign by throwing mud and crap at his opponent.

91 posted on 03/10/2012 12:46:49 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: RobinMasters

Not a huge surprise to be honest.

Obama’s likeability factor is pretty low - he’s a smug a-hole after all - any competent candidate could beat him.

It’s not like Romney is going to lose the southern states because he’s not Ronald Reagan either.


92 posted on 03/10/2012 12:51:10 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: RobinMasters

Shock poll: Sara Johnson’s big toe 55% and Obammy 48%!


93 posted on 03/10/2012 12:52:56 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I will pass on the liberal activist with a work ethic. We are better off with the liberal activist who is always on vacation.


94 posted on 03/10/2012 12:53:22 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Good point. They sway sheeple opinion and make money for Rasmussen. He’s doing a real valuable service—for himself.


95 posted on 03/10/2012 12:58:27 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Red Steel

That’s the first poll I’ve seen for a long time showing Gingrich with any kind of lead against Obama. It must be going back a while. I just think Gingrich’s performance in the primaries has been very uneven to say the least, and even his debate performances. His Georgia speech the other night was an unmitigated disaster. I don’t trust he’s prepared for a run against Obama at all. Santorum is the one despite a few mistakes putting in the most steady-Eddy performance of the candidates. And several polls show he can and does beat Obama.


96 posted on 03/10/2012 1:01:19 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Winning the state becomes very important after March, because I believe that is when the winner-takes-all kicks in.


97 posted on 03/10/2012 1:01:36 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings
Santorum should drop out and endorse Newt. He is the best conservative in the race... and Newt has more delegates.
I agree.
98 posted on 03/10/2012 1:07:41 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Downinthedixie
...but we hate Obama much much more...

Got that right! Every time the Commie in Chief shows up on TV, I grit my teeth, glare at the screen and wish a painful and disgusting plague upon him.

99 posted on 03/10/2012 1:11:42 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Red Steel
Gingrich Senior Advisor Randy Evans Explains Delegate Math
100 posted on 03/10/2012 1:16:12 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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