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SOUTH CAROLINA LATEST POLL: Gingrich 40%, Romney 26% (ARG Poll)
gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | 1/21/2012 | Greta Van Susteren

Posted on 01/21/2012 8:46:55 AM PST by TBBT

Below is from my FNC colleague Serafin Gomez

—- Subject: SC Final: Gingrich 40%, Romney 26%

Newt Gingrich leads the South Carolina Republican presidential primary with 40% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 26%, Ron Paul with 18%, and Rick Santorum with 13%.

Gingrich has gained 7 percentage points since the survey conducted January 17-18 and Romney has lost 6 percentage points since that survey.

Gingrich leads Romney 47% to 24% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Paul and Santorum with 14% each. Paul leads among independents and Democrats with 33%, followed by Romney with 31%, Gingrich with 18%, and Santorum with 10%.

Gingrich leads among those likely primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party with 48%, followed by Romney with 19%, Santorum with 16%, and Paul with 14%. Gingrich leads with 33% among those saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, followed by Romney with 31%, and Paul with 22%.

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
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To: Belteshazzar
Excellent post on "paragons of virtue." My favorite line:

"But observable morals and real virtue are not quite the same thing, connected to be sure, but not the same thing."

181 posted on 01/21/2012 1:08:19 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: CitizenReporter
FYI, if we nominate Newt, we can never talk about family values or the sanctity of marriage again.

Right, so we better elect Paul or Romney instead.

Don't be a drama queen. We need some fixin to this country so family values and the sanctity of marriage has a place to even live!!! Right now, I dare say those two bullet points are low on the totem pole.

182 posted on 01/21/2012 2:10:08 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: CitizenReporter

It’s a good thing you’re now zotted.


183 posted on 01/21/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: TBBT; Jim Robinson; 2nd amendment mama; 30Moves; 38special; A. Morgan; A.Hun; advertising guy; ...
With a little luck from the weather, and if this trend holds, Newt should win tonight.

I was able to reverse-engineer the PPP individual daily numbers from what PPP published, and these matched the ARG trend.



I didn't include the Clemson poll because they included too many undecided voters too close to the election, but I was able to normalize Clemson by a common correction factor and then their results DID fit this curve nicely as well.

Thankfully, Santorum may not be a spoiler and force this winner-take-all contest to flip to Romney!!!


And THANK YOU Sarah Palin, Governor Perry, and Jim Robinson for adding your support this week to Newt's momentum!

184 posted on 01/21/2012 2:58:43 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: SatinDoll; onyx
Onyx, Satin Doll has posted several answers to frequently expounded anti-Newt freepers’ comments that we often see on other threads.
Thought maybe others would like to see them.

I appreciate the information on the first marriage. It was a situation I had suspected, but I didn't have the facts handy. Looks like today wife number one would be in jail. Satin Doll, the FBI report of Mariann said she was "mentally unstable". Is there a possibility that Newt did not press the divorce, stayed separated for those six years so that she could get the mental help she needed?

185 posted on 01/21/2012 3:01:29 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Future Useless Eater

Ok... let me get this straight...This is your prediction...

Newt 40% (Are you sure?!!!!!!!)
Romney 27%
Santorum 17%
Paul 16%

You’re going out on a limb... way out there. DIck Morris says Romney is going to win. You say Newt is going to win, and it won’t be close.


186 posted on 01/21/2012 3:03:17 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

He’s absolutely correct. I’ve been saying for almost 24 hours now that Newt would beat Mitt 40/30 with the also-rans splitting the rest.

It’s going to happen. The fun part is going to be watching Florida for the next week or so.


187 posted on 01/21/2012 3:06:59 PM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Thanks!!


188 posted on 01/21/2012 3:08:16 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Future Useless Eater


Rebellion is brewing!!

We should rebuild the grassroots conservative movement. From the Reagan Revolution of 1980 through the Contract with America in 1994, it was this movement from outside Washington that carried us to the first center-right majority governing coalition in more than 60 years.

The problem has not been with conservatism or with our voters.

The problem has been with Republican leaders who forgot who elected them and what values their supporters expected to see implemented in Washington.

— Newt Gingrich, 11-13-2006

Please visit the Fundraiser thread.
It's on the Breaking News Sidebar



189 posted on 01/21/2012 3:08:24 PM PST by glock rocks (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
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To: xzins

You’ve nailed it.
What all these literal-minded , can’t-analyze-their-way-out-of -a-paper-bag types like O’Reilly apparently can’t figure out is that Newt’s complaining second wife, Marianne (is that her name?), will remind most women not of themselves, but of the former wives of the men they are now happily married to. Amazing the lack of imagination from any talking head who thinks he’s saying something by coming up with this “women hate Newt” meme.


190 posted on 01/21/2012 3:09:38 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: hoosiermama

Hello, Hoosiermama! Haven’t spoke with you in a while.

I really do not have any insider details about Marianne or her mental problems. But they were married for 18 years so it isn’t exactly as though he cut and run after a few months.


191 posted on 01/21/2012 3:10:19 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Future Useless Eater

It looks great!

Unfortunately, Santorum has committed to sticking around until Florida, but if he polls under 10% in SC, he probably won’t be a factor afterwards.


192 posted on 01/21/2012 3:10:45 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Future Useless Eater
Thanks for the update and the analysis.

SC...Go Newt!


193 posted on 01/21/2012 3:12:05 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Future Useless Eater

I noticed I was not on your favorite Freeper list there on your home page. You can go to to hell

LMAO


194 posted on 01/21/2012 3:13:05 PM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Excellent!


195 posted on 01/21/2012 3:15:47 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Most Excellent! Praying Romney repeats his results of 2008, when he did not win any southern state!


196 posted on 01/21/2012 3:23:10 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: mdmathis6

“Newt will get the nomination and perhaps the presidency...but will it already be too late to do any good before our land plunges into fiscal chaos and perhaps civil war?”\

He can probably do a lot to slow down the trend on the social/police state front. Fiscal front, I think the US is at the point of no return, but it may impact how fedgov behaves when the dollar begins to tank. He can also possibly appoint some supreme court justices. He could potentially do a LOT to stop DHS’s apparent mission to be the internal security force vs. citizens in its tracks, though I don’t know if he will take that on.

The US is pretty close to the point where someone makes a power play that cannot be returned to position normal, though. Think Marius/Sulla, and be terrified.


197 posted on 01/21/2012 3:23:31 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Future Useless Eater

Thanks for this valuable information!


198 posted on 01/21/2012 3:26:00 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......and his name is Chris Healy(tongue-tied))
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To: TBBT

Do you think the media will realize Romney’s first name is NOT “Frontunner”


199 posted on 01/21/2012 3:29:39 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Jonty30

We took the kids in July of 2008, over the 4th to boot for 10 days, it was GREAT. They were 11 & 14 at the time . . . figured we better go before it was invaded by the Dem’s. Fun family time! Won’t go back until the GOP re-takes the White House and hopefully the Senate too. Both kids preferred to go as a “family” trip vs. a 4 day whirlwind school trips with their middle school for way too much money for what they’d have seen vs. our family version.

By the way . . . the then 14 yr. old just turned 18 two weeks ago today and will be casting her first vote in the primary come March. One more vote for “our team”.


200 posted on 01/21/2012 3:34:41 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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