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Gallup: Santorum Surges Into National Lead Over Romney, 35 Percent to 29 Percent

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posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Even with big money pouring in to the Romney campaign, the daily Gallop poll has placed Santorum over Romney 35% to 29% on Friday compared to Romney's 32%/30% lead on Monday !!

Pretty big rush for Santorum in a 5 day surge.


(CNSNews.com) - Over the past five days, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has surged into a 35 percent to 29 percent lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Gallup's[/url\ nationwide tracking poll of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Each day, Gallup publishes the average results from its past five days of polling in the Republican presidential primary race. In the five days that ended on Monday, Feb. 13, according to Gallup, Romney led Santorum, 32 percent to 30 percent, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in third place at 16 percent and Rep. Ron Paul in fourth place at 8 percent

[url=http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-santorum-surges-national-lead-over-romney-35-percent-29-percent]Santorum takes lead over Romney



The question is WHY.

Another question is WHO.

The recent religious fervor over ObamaCare might be a factor, along with the climbing anti-Iran rhetoric that seems to be dominating the world news lately.

Can Santorum beat Obama in November ??




posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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If he picks up three states in the next two weeks. He can of course continue that momentum throughout the country. I think conservatives are tired of being censored by feel good liberal mumbo jumbo about pleasing everyone and helping everything that breathes. I agree with a lot of what Santorum talks about some things I don't. I'll vote for him or Romney come November.

I want this to get as much stars and flags as the He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named posts since they are majorly promoted here! S&F sir!
edit on 18-2-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

Can Santorum beat Obama in November ??

No, Santorum will be handed his Frothy Mixture in his hand.

I see Santorum as having the brains of Palin with the face of Howdy Dowdy.
Regardless if you hate or love Obama, you have to admit, the man can talk. In a one to one against the GOP candidate , Obama will shine, and to loosely use the Who song, the people of the US
Will Get Fooled Again



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
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I want this to get as much stars and flags as the He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named posts since they are majorly promoted here! S&F sir!
edit on 18-2-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)


Yanno it's quite ironic you bring him up but I was wondering how the good he-who-should-not-be-named fared in this little tête-à-tête. Yes, I think it's interesting to note that a certain good Doctor has been left out of the equation with no recourse to rightful representation but also hardly surprising.
Go Mitt Flip Flop Romney!
edit on 18/2/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: Typo



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by Tw0Sides

Originally posted by xuenchen

Can Santorum beat Obama in November ??

No, Santorum will be handed his Frothy Mixture in his hand.

I see Santorum as having the brains of Palin with the face of Howdy Dowdy.
Regardless if you hate or love Obama, you have to admit, the man can talk. In a one to one against the GOP candidate , Obama will shine, and to loosely use the Who song, the people of the US
Will Get Fooled Again


Santorum has the looks too don't forget.

That sometimes is a factor !!



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Can Santorum beat Obama in November ??







I don't know anyone who actually believes this could happen.
He's a boring bag of meat.
edit on 18-2-2012 by slowisfast because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
The question is WHY.


Because the conservative voter can see that Romney is NOT one of them by ANY stretch of the imagination. Who could trust this guy as far as they could throw him? He changes his positions depending on the weather and it has become blatantly obvious that he is a marshmallow that will bend and give and mush and splatter, depending on what will further his career. Mitt Romney's number one interest is Mitt Romney.

Santorum is steady. He is who he is and always has been. He may not hold very popular opinions, but you know he's still going to have them tomorrow.


Can Santorum beat Obama in November ??


Not in any possible scenario.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Since when does the media talk about last place candidates? I wanted Huntsman in the white house so bad, doesn't mean the majority of the country stands with me.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
The question is WHY.


I think a better question would be, why would one believe Santorum has a better chance of beating Obama? Maybe you could answer this for us?

Santorum hasn't exactly scored well with independents, and he isn't exactly the shining example of what conservatives insist they strive for, you know, the washington outsider?, considering he has been a faithful and loyal participant in the Bush administration for years, considering that he cannot differentiate himself from the other loudmouths in the tea party and far right factions of the republican party, what gives him more of chance against Obama?



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Helping everything that breathes? Lol you mean warmongering and hoping to kill everything that moves right?
Santorum is an idiot, he said he wouldn't allow women birth control which is absurd, and he also said he wouldn't allow his daughter an abortion if she was RAPED. Anyone that wants to go to war with Iran is the wrong choice.

Romney is the essence of America's Plague and the worst person we could pick (practically the same as Obama, but he has more billionaires backing him so he's likely worse).



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian

Originally posted by xuenchen
The question is WHY.


I think a better question would be, why would one believe Santorum has a better chance of beating Obama? Maybe you could answer this for us?

Santorum hasn't exactly scored well with independents, and he isn't exactly the shining example of what conservatives insist they strive for, you know, the washington outsider?, considering he has been a faithful and loyal participant in the Bush administration for years, considering that he cannot differentiate himself from the other loudmouths in the tea party and far right factions of the republican party, what gives him more of chance against Obama?


I have no idea actually !!

It must be perception at play.

People must think he can beat Obama, or they wouldn't be supporting him I guess.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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I honestly think Santorum's surge is due to the fact that he is as close to a social conservative as many in the GOP can find. Newt doesn't have the social values and is a bit too friendly with the government. Romney would be great for businesses but remains silent on social issues even as they are being attacked right now! Romney made a big mistake not attacking Obama on this, just spending money attacking Santorum.

This being said, do you honestly think the Democrats will allow Santorum to make abortion or something like that illegal? It's not going to happen, you don't have to be so afraid of the man!

And understanding war, doesn't mean warmongering. You should all read this thread. www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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No they don't think that. It's just people that would support a candidate like him, for the most part, don't think at all. They aren't thinking that far ahead. There is no way a reasonable person could think someone that wouldn't allow abortion in cases of rape, and is against birth control, could win. It is just not feasible. I am for the first time in my life, supporting a GOP candidate, but if it came down to Santorum and Obama, I would jump back to Obama faster than you could tell my girlfriend to put an aspirin between her knees


Seriously though, he has absolutely no chance, Santorum has the least chance of beating Obama of all the GOP candidates. He is just not appealing to the people it would take to dethrone a sitting Prez. I don't want to make this an RP post, but the fact is RP is the only one that is different enough to do that. He is the only one that can pull those indie and Dem votes and he has the libertarian vote. Those things combined with the GOP voting base is what it takes to change presidents and the GOP is fighting it with all their might.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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If i hear the word Santorum and Surge in the same sentence again im going to vomit. Just because actors/actresses on Fox or CNN say he is surging based on a poll or two, Santorum is just the recycled trash of the week in the media. try and make a pro RON PAUL comment on CNNs website and watch how long it stays up there.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Santorum has no chance....none of them do.

Quite frankly, the GOP blew it when they essentially let Huntsman go.

He was the only that could be perceived as rational and intelligent of the bunch and would have had the best chance at getting moderate/independent votes.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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Santorum is a theocratic warmonger.

He CANNOT be elected... and he won't be.

The GOP is doing everything it can to destroy itself so Ron Paul doesn't have a shot at it.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Santorum is really a scary and incompetent individual, I would not want him in the white house.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Lets face it. Its no secret the Republicans sent out the D-squad for this election. The collapse of the Tea Party and with the Republicans in congress polling so low that they make Obama's numbers look fantastic the Party wanted to keep any viable candidates out of it and safe for the next election when they do not face an incumbent in the White House. So what you have are a bunch of candidates nobody really wants.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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If Santorum is as bad as you all say he is, do you think that possibly he could calm down once he becomes President? We have seen the opposite happen with GWB and Obama. Both seemed like normal guys who really cared for this country during the elections and then bam they became corrupt and greedy. If Santorum, is this corrupt and greedy now, maybe if he gets the nomination and somehow gets to beat Obama, he will become more moderate. I don't think we have ever had someone as far right as santorum in the White House.

Actually with how far left Obama has taken this country, Santorum will have no choice but to use moderate policies.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian

Originally posted by xuenchen
The question is WHY.

Santorum hasn't exactly scored well with independents, and he isn't exactly the shining example of what conservatives insist they strive for, you know, the washington outsider?, considering he has been a faithful and loyal participant in the Bush administration for years, considering that he cannot differentiate himself from the other loudmouths in the tea party and far right factions of the republican party, what gives him more of chance against Obama?


Nothing, actually.

BUT -- what it says is that the conservative Christians (the VERY conservative Christians) are annoyed enough to start coming out of the woodwork and voting. Politicians often wrap themselves in the armor of religion and patriotism and the one who looks most religious and patriotic appeals to a certain sector. Those are symbolic flags that appeal to people who aren't going to spend a lot of time reading up on the mind numbing legislation.

Look how often those two are invoked here, particularly when there's no good rebuttal in a debate.

I'm not a Conservative Christian, and I think a term under them will be bad for our economic and global status.



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