Skip to comments.SOUTH CAROLINA LATEST POLL: Gingrich 40%, Romney 26% (ARG Poll)
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%.
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yes....because he can fight....mitt can't....obama's crew are thugs.....it requires a street fighter to beat them.
I suspect the late reports(Just in time for the SC primary...heh heh!) that Santorum has actually won Iowa was the work of the power brokers who are dismayed that Romney is losing steam. Newt scares them but the only guy left after Romney to counter Newt is “Squeaky Clean” moderate Santorum. Cain would have been a good counter but they mistakenly “shot their load” in getting him out of the race too early!
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?
Sarah Palin’s sweet revenge, Romney made couple of big mistakes
1) Spread rumors against Sarah before 2008 election closed
2) Spread second round of rumors against her character (she came out just wearing towel etc)
3) During 2011, they attacked her again, she came out and asked them to Shut up.
4) To keep her out of election, he used his money and moved dates up in couple of states.
End result, what we are seeing, a smooth sailing is now a deep slide for Romney.
Romney made a big big mistake
Newt Gingrich owned a consulting company and had a contract with Freddie Mac. He worked on contract for about 6 years and earned about $250,000 per year. Freddie Mac chose to terminate the contract.
Quite bluntly, he got his money the old fashioned way - he earned it!
As a small child he witnessed his father beating and abusing Newt’s mother. She divorced him, remarried, and Newt was adopted by his step dad. Later he was sexually molested by a high school teacher. Yeah, the first wife he married because she became pregnant and he felt obligated. Today, such women would go to prison as sexual predators.
The story about his second wife, Marianne Ginther, has been in the news lately. They were married 18 years and serperated twice, the final time for six years before admitting defeat and asking for a divorce.
This man was carrying a troubled emotional burden while serving in Congress but he sought counseling, joined AA and eventually turned his life around after a religious conversion.
And you denigrate him?
What I’ve found shocking is the enormous number of so-called Christians here at Free Republic who are nothing of the sort.
Christians are not better than other people. They forgive others, ask forgiveness for themselves, and try to lead a better life by not sinning further. I’m not disgusted with Newt Gingrich, who I believe has honestly changed his life. I’m disgusted with the bigots who claim they are Christian but do not put it into daily practice.
...After only four years with his Party still in power, his own members forced him out...
Oh yeah, and many of those Republicans are still in Congress. They are part of the ongoing problem of business as usual in Washignton, D.C. Under a Republican president, they added over $3 trillion to the federal deficit, shunned conservative policy in favor of Beltway influence-peddling, and so damaged the GOP brand that we lost the majority Gingrich had worked years to forge. They’re no doubt pooping in their silk panties at the thought of Newt Gingrich as President, for he has stated repeatedly that he intends to change Washington, D.C.
Do you really think I give a damn that Newts fabulous colleagues think his reemergence would be a disaster for Republicans? No. The elections of 2010 were NOT a merit promotion; the Republicans were the only alternative in town!
Washington is broken, it doesn’t work the way it is supposed to and Newt said, if elected, he will work to change the way Washington does business. You better believe the elitists who suck money off of government contracts are terrified he will be elected.
He knows where the bodies are buried.
He knows where the skeletons are hidden.
He knows about the hidden tract ways and byways by which influence peddling moves.
When a middle-class citizen is elected to Congress and returns home 20 years later a multi-millionaire, it is due to corruption in government.
Newt Gingrich has not advocated blanket amnesty for illegal aliens. He will enforce our immigration laws, complete the fence, and strengthen our border defenses. The immdediate result will be million of illegal aliens self-deporting as has happened before.
What you perceive as amnesty is actually our already existing laws being enforced. An illegal alien from Mexico married to a U.S. citizen for 25 years with children born in the U.S. and registered as U.S. citizens, will have a high probability of receiving preferential treatment by INS. If that person is deported s/he will be returning shortly because of having U.S. relatives. It is the way the laws work.
Two married illegal aliens with children born in the U.S. - that is a differnt matter. Families should be kept together and all members deported, period.
Nothing you will say, which I believe is biased and flat-out wrong, has any effect on my belief that Newt Gingrich is the only candidate with true leadership ability who can and will change Washington, D.C. He isn’t perfect. Who is? But I believe at this time, at this juncture in our nation’s history, he can lead this country away from the abyss of socialism and economic collapse.
Then what is that missy is carrying behind her?
Personally, I prefer men who suffer from severe testosterone poisoning but that’s just me.
[”Barbarian” is a *good* thing]
Newt was a man of modest means when elected to Congress, now he is a multi millionaire, super rich. I find it very curious how many people go to D.C. with modest wealth and leave super rich. Can some one explain to me how that works? TIA.
“How is it conservative to vote for a three times married man”
It seems to me that Newt got an annulment and married his wife in the church. That means his previous marriages were declared invalid. He’s married to his first (current) wife. The first two, in the eyes of the Church (GOD) never happened.
Was Newt’s response to the question about his wife his, “I’m paying for this microphone,” moment?
Until the general election, that is. When there may be no debates, at all.
If Newt is the GOP nominee, it obviously behooves the Zero to avoid any and all debates. Clearly, he would be able to do so without any adverse criticism from the MSM.
There is no law requiring debates. Nor is there any set format -- allowing one side to negotiate...and negotiate...and negotiate...until the point is moot.
I love Wyoming.
Get your turd outta my punch bowl.
That's because the take-down on Cain was not the work of RINO power brokers. That Cain attacks had obamao's fingerprints all over them.
The man has written or co-written 23 books, selling millions of books.
During his peak years, he gave about 80 speeches a year, earning $60,000 to $100,000 per speech.
He has also started many companies that earned millions in revenue.
Unlike the other super-rich politicians, this man actually earned his wealth.
Did he use whatever advantage he could, sure. But so did you to get to where you are today. He was just fortunate to have more advantages in life in this area than you or I.
Agree with you on this...
Newt Gingrich left Congress in the mid-1990s and later built three consulting businesses. He earned his fortune.
One of the great advantages Newt Gingrich has is that he was, at one time, at the center of political power in Washington and then left to work in the private sector. He saw the corruption first-hand, and after he left and worked as a consultant this gave him plenty of time to really see what government looks like from the outside. Thus he has said Washington, D.C., is broken and he will change the way Washington works.
Per Jim Robinson:
Newts rebirth agenda: Repeal Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and Sarbanes-Oxley! Fire the czars! Fire Bernanke! Neuter the Fed and the EPA! Shutter Health, Education, Housing, Labor, Energy, etc. (cant remember them all). Return the 185 some odd socialized federal welfare programs to the states and the people where they can either control them locally or shut them down. Privatize social security and Medicare and or return them to the states and the people. Go to a personal flat tax of 15% after deductions. Reduce the corporate tax rate to 12.5%. Eliminate the capital gains tax. Eventually eliminate the payroll tax after social security is privatized and phased out.
By the way, there do exist some folks who go to the nation’s capital and go home broke.
Buying trinkets, when visiting are expensive in Washington.
” What Ive found shocking is the enormous number of so-called Christians here at Free Republic who are nothing of the sort.”
Without being too blatant, let me remind you that a great number of Romney’ s “christian” supporters, come from a background of belief that you are saved by your “righteousness”. Forgiveness in their belief is overshadowed by works. In their eyes Newt is outside the fold, while Mitt is a good, squeaky clean, tithe paying, temple recommended “righteous” man.
I’ve never understood the purpose of buying ...trinkets ...souvenirs, I don’t know what to call such things.
Is there a reason for doing that?
To show I’ve been there.
I’ve never been to Washington and it’s probably not really worth going, now that it’s all locked down.
Awesome! Women are helping carry Newt! I love it! Woohoo!
Thank you honey... I 'll show that Newt what a real...hics....woooman can do!...
The risk of these late polls is those who might like Santorum because of the ex-wives, but were going to vote Newt to stop Romney, might reconsider the need and actually undermine the movement against Mitt.
Not going to happen:
Gov. Susana Martinezs name came up high on Mitt Romneys list of potential running mates during a national interview Friday, and the New Mexico governor seemed to say no thanks once again. Martinezs office issued a familiar-sounding response.
As the governor has repeatedly said, she is committed to focusing on turning New Mexicos economy around and providing for a better education for our kids, said governors spokesman Scott Darnell.
She has no interest in serving as vice president and will not be a candidate for the position, Darnell said.
America will feel the pain when Obama beats Newt. No way Newt beats Obama.
It’s more like America will rejoice when Newt beats Obozo.
So who’ your guy, Paulie?
She is just kindly saying no to the stutterer..
"But observable morals and real virtue are not quite the same thing, connected to be sure, but not the same thing."
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.
It’s a good thing you’re now zotted.
| 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!
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?
Ok... let me get this straight...This is your prediction...
Newt 40% (Are you sure?!!!!!!!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I noticed I was not on your favorite Freeper list there on your home page. You can go to to hell
Most Excellent! Praying Romney repeats his results of 2008, when he did not win any southern state!
“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.
Thanks for this valuable information!
Do you think the media will realize Romney’s first name is NOT “Frontunner”
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”.