Monmouth poll in SC puts Romney up 11; Update: Poll link added

posted at 10:25 am on January 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The Hill reports on this new Monmouth poll in South Carolina that Mitt Romney “looks poised for easy SC win.”  Of course, the poll and others like it today and tomorrow will have taken place before last night’s debate, but it still shows how steep the hill Romney’s opponents have to climb:

A new Monmouth University poll of South Carolina voters show Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney maintaining a double-digit lead over the remainder of the GOP field, further increasing the likelihood of the Massachusetts governor winning the South Carolina primary and Republican nomination.

Romney earned 33 percent support of likely Republican voters, 11 percent higher than Newt Gingrich, whose 22 percent of support was good enough for second. Rick Santorum, who Romney was able to narrowly edge in the Iowa caucuses, is earning 14 percent of voters, locking him into a struggle for third place with Ron Paul. The Texas congressman was earning 12 percent of those polled.

The Hill describes the surprising core of Romney’s support in South Carolina:

Some of Romney’s success can also be attributed to surprise support among Christian voters. The former governor is winning 29 percent of self-described evangelicals, better than Gingrich’s 26 percent and Santorum’s 19 percent. Romney also leads among voters who say the candidate who shares their values is the most important factor in picking a candidate – a surprise for Romney, who usually trails on that metric. 23 percent of values voters picked Romney, versus 19 percent for Paul, 17 percent for Santorum, and 15 percent for Gingrich.

Unfortunately, I can’t access the poll data, since the link doesn’t exist at Monmouth, and the links at RCP and the Argo Journal are faulty.  However, the Argo Journal got a look at the methodology, which sampled 962 likely primary voters in South Carolina.  The sample consisted of 69% Republicans, 30% independents, and 1% Democrats, which might have oversampled non-Republicans just a little; in 2008, exit polls showed that 23% of voters in the Republican primary were non-Republicans, but the Democrats had a meaningful primary taking place in that cycle as well.

The number of respondents makes this an extensive sample, though, and a significant result.  At least until last night’s debate, Romney has been picking up momentum in a series of polls in South Carolina, with the results almost identical to the Insider Advantage poll released yesterday, and not just for Romney but for all of the candidates in the race.  Even if Gingrich reenergized his campaign with his contentious exchange with Juan Williams in last night’s debate, it looks like he has a long way to go in five days.

Update: Monmouth was kind enough to forward me the corrected link to the survey.  A few interesting points from the crosstabs:

  • Romney leads among both Republicans (36/23 over Gingrich) and non-Republicans (26/18 over Gingrich).
  • Romney wins both men and women over Gingrich, the latter by 16 points, 35/19.
  • Romney wins among both Tea Party adherents and opponents.
  • Romney wins every age demographic; Ron Paul only scores 14% among 18-45YOs.
  • Rick Perry does not score above a 9% in any demographic category.

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The debate doesn’t matter…it didn’t matter in Iowa nor New Hampshire. It’s over, Romney’s the one.

rubberneck on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

The game is over, my friends.

Abby Adams on January 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

For the good of the party Newt or Santorum needs to drop out. We know that without one of them Romney would not win conservative SC. Or do we?

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

There’s not much competition left for Romney.

Newt: really stepped in it with attacks on Bain and income ceiling statements.

Ron Paul: When he’s playing Angry Birds – he’s just plain odd. Too bad

Santorum: Comes across as a social twerp (IMO).

Perry: There is a reason Texas conservatives think of him poorly.

Add the personalities – money – organization – momentum……

So there it is – Romney just does not have a big strong competitor.

jake-the-goose on January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Hope it’s worth the third party in 2016. If, as many fear, Romney doesn’t win a very winnable election after the establishment has buffaloed everybody to him, fuggeddaboudit. If he gets elected and fails to govern as a conservative (as he has never governed as a conservative), fuggedaboudit.

Sekhmet on January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Someone ate their CoCo Puffs this morning.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:31 AM

All is doom for us ABRs. Woe is us. Alas, alas.

Doom, despair, and agony on me . . .

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

So, what are we being punished for right now????

RBMN on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

zzzzzz

tkyang99 on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Just rolling in,Newty gets more support!

AlexNBCNews tweeted:
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Lt. Gov. of SC Ken Ard just announced both he and his wife will be voting for @NewtGingrich in the primary on Saturday

#decision2012Story metadata:
Submitted 31 mins ago from twitter.com/AlexNBCNews by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

canopfor on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Too bad Juan Williams isn’t running for President. This Fox News stunt to help Gingrich will have no impact next saturday.

Falz on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Sheesh… it’s not even Super Tuesday yet and we’re already calling this race?

This whole primary system is a joke. Why are we letting the race be decided before it gets to the major players like California and Texas?

TMOverbeck on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

Pathetic; simply pathetic.

netmarcos on January 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

after the establishment has buffaloed everybody to him, fuggeddaboudit.
Sekhmet on January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Seriously please provide specifics how it was done with real evidence. Connect the dots. I really would like to understand how this was done. I don’t want to hear unsubstantiated talking points please.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

The game is over, my friends.

Abby Adams on January 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Used be 50 states, than 57 states, now just three states…doesn’t matter how much money Mitt pumps into ads, what matters is who is capable of defeating Obama…and Mitt has the least chance of all.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Damn Ed! You talk as if you endorse Romney. Just come out and say it already. We already get it.

Egfrow on January 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:31 AM

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo . . . . . . . . . . .

Thanks. I needed that after my last post. : )

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

So, what are we being punished for right now????

RBMN on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Reverend Wright’s Black Liberation Theology /

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Mittens Coronation in Carolina!!
(sarc)

canopfor on January 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

So, what are we being punished for right now????

RBMN on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Roe V Wade for starters.

pannw on January 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I’m OK with Romney, but I was disappointed in his answer to Juan’s Williams’ question about illegal immigration and Hispanics. I wish he’d said, “Juan, you shouldn’t assume that just because some is Hispanic that they support illegal immigration”. That would have knocked him back. And it would have highlighted for people that legal immigration has nothing to do with illegal immigration. They rhyme, but that’s their only similarity. I fear that conservative values and conservative arguments are not readily accessible to Mitt. They’re not second nature to him. They’re not on the tip of his tongue as they should be.

Paul-Cincy on January 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM

The game is over, my friends.

Shut up Hudson, pull yourself together.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Bitter, ABR hate-shriekers to wake up and protest the veracity of this poll in 5..4..3..

The War Planner on January 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

we are being punished now because our souls were broken. michelle said so.

GhoulAid on January 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

So there it is – Romney just does not have a big strong competitor.

jake-the-goose on January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Except for Obama…and what is he going to attack Obama on?
ObamaCare, not when he is the grandfather…
TARP, not when he was one of the leading cheerleaders…
Global Warming…hardly
Energy…no proof he would do anything different…
I know attack him on being a liberal, like he did to Ted…no that never happened.
He will point out all of the conservative ideals he has fought for over the years…well that never happened.
I know, he will say he will cut spending, and reduce government, that’s something new and exciting…too bad his record doesn’t support that either…

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

So Paul drops to 12% and this is before the disaster he had last night?

jp on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Romney is like the regal British fleet invading Charleston harbor and aiming for Fort Moultrie. The peons won that battle, and the British retreated.

SouthernGent on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

There aren’t enough janitor positions in a school for every student in an average sized high school (500 students per class), even if you developed a shift schedule.

Newt Gingrich loves giving non sequitur solutions that sound good to the base for about 15 seconds.

The demise of manufacturing starting in the 1970s decimated black jobs. While many blue collar whites were able to climb the ladder to the information economy, the black communities for whatever reason were not able to (most likely lower emphasis on the value of education, weak nuclear family unit).

I don’t know what the solution is. The current welfare and food stamps system is not working, but telling them to go get jobs when jobs are scarce is a little too much “let them eat cake” for me. And Newt’s private enterprise providing training sounds like another public-private ITT/Devry Education Loaning scam that ends up having the federal government hold the bag for expensive but mostly worthless educations.

haner on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon
social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

And I listen to a Mormon.

WOE IS MEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

and Mitt has the least chance of all.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Interesting, unsupported assertion in light of all of the head-to-head polls v. Obama for all of the candidates recently.

The War Planner on January 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

If Mitt wins this state how many votes will he have then, 18? Wow, that does almost equal 1,000 votes. Looks like the media and all the pundits have taken up the Obama system of math.

jistincase on January 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

This punch-bowl spells of pee.

rhombus on January 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I just saw an entirely and unscientific poll on Gerri Willis’ website.

Question: Is Romney unstoppable?

Results as of 3 minutes ago

18.52% Yes

81.48% No

In case you’re unfamiliar with Gerri Willis, she hosts the Willis Report on Fox Business Network.

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I would not judge a party campaign as the being the blue print for the general election.

Mitt Romney is not everyone’s choice – but he is not dumb.

jake-the-goose on January 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

So, what are we being punished for right now????

RBMN on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Roe V Wade for starters.

pannw on January 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Oooooh, OUCH.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

You’re not very good at this, “social-justice”.

Go RBNY on January 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM

haner on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

All the kids won’t be forced to work. It will be voluntary.

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

So, what are we being punished for right now????

RBMN on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

We are being punished by God because of our support for abortion and immoral things being shown to our kids on a daily bases.

To add a Mormon president to the mix will unleash the wrath of God I’m afraid. We cannot afford to elect a non-christian president for the second time.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Whether right or wrong-once you get the big mo going after the first 3 states it is all but over. I wish it wasn’t so as I am here in Ohio and would like some say in the matter.

Ta111 on January 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

So, what are we being punished for right now????

RBMN on January 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Electing a moron?

Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Seriously, folks. And I have been saying this for nearly a month, there is only one person that can keep Mitt from getting the nomination, and that person is Palin.

I know she is not “running” right now, but if she jumped into the race, that would stop the Mitt express.

ConservativePartyNow on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

This punch-bowl spells of pee.

rhombus on January 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Anyone who has the word “social” in their handle on a conservative blog probably pees in the coffee as well.

Paul-Cincy on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

It’s the economy Stupid.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Is this another one of those frigging Open Primaries? Of course Romney’s up 11% if a third of the voters are “Independents” and Democrats. He should be up by 30%, to add to the big 25% of Republicans that like him. At least crazy Ron is keeping a large portion of the non-GOP voters entranced — I take back what I said about his (Paul’s) being politically useless.

Scriptor on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Bachman warned us about Gardasil. She may have been right.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

That’s right, just look at how bad things are in Utah.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

his whole primary system is a joke. Why are we letting the race be decided before it gets to the major players like California and Texas?

California is full of Liberals; what possible difference could we make, with the Libs around us ?

democratsarefools on January 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Seriously please provide specifics how it was done with real evidence. Connect the dots. I really would like to understand how this was done. I don’t want to hear unsubstantiated talking points please.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

First of all, no real punishment for Iowa and New Hampshire for moving their primaries after other states were moving their primaries to get ahead of the two worst GOP states in the union.

Secondly, the echo chamber in the alleged conservative media touting Romney’s alleged electability advantage over the other candidates.

Thirdly, all the favors called in the second Newt made an effective attack. Even Rush, who agrees that Romney is not electable, was forced to defend him *koff* ClearChannel *koff*

Sekhmet on January 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM

RE: social-justice

I loved your version of the James Bond theme, Moby.

Sekhmet on January 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

That’s right, just look at how bad things are in Utah.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

If America is to get back to her better days, we have to turn to God.
Electing a Mormon is a slap in the face of the Almighty. We know what God did to nations in the Bible who had Kings that did not follow the word of God. They were destroyed. We cannot have 2 presidents in a row who are not Christians

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Sing it sister! Hallelujah!

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM

For the good of the party Newt or Santorum needs to drop out. We know that without one of them Romney would not win conservative SC. Or do we?

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

It’s pretty clear from the polling data that they’re splitting the vote. I do think Newt would be a lot closer to Mittens if Santorum were to drop out. But in fairness to Santorum, he’s won(or tied) one more state than Newt has at this point, so it’s perfectly understandable for him to question why he should be the one to step aside.

Doughboy on January 17, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Scriptor on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Excellent point. I should have grabbed onto that sooner.

ABOLISH OPEN PRIMARIES! ! ! !

I honestly believe the whole concept of “Open Primaries”, was intended all along to prevent another Ronald Reagan.

Why should registered Democrats vote in their own primary, when the UNCONSTITUTIONAL SUPER DELEGATES overrule them?
Without the Super Delegates, Hillary won the 2008 Democrat primary.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

To add a Mormon president to the mix will unleash the wrath of God I’m afraid. We cannot afford to elect a non-christian president for the second time.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Always amazes me that some christians are so un Christ like.

Mormans believe they are Christians and worship Christ their actions are about the most righteous. But because for some reason you feel it is fine for you to call them unchristian.

I pray for your salvation. I can not imagine Christ would condone this type of behavior. I mean in the next life we will know who is right and who is wrong. But Mormons do worship Christ in a very real way unlike Obamas Preacher but I guess you prefer him because of your blindness to the closeness of Mormon beliefs to your beliefs.

Steveangell on January 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012

Social Justice? Social Justice? That you, Jesse Jackson?
Nice trolling, by the way.

Scriptor on January 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

All the kids won’t be forced to work. It will be voluntary.

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Isn’t that just community service then? We helped rake leaves for the nearby fire department and neighbors in middle school.

And can’t 15 year olds work part-time anyway? At least I did when I was 15.

If it’s voluntary, then you’re not really teaching much of anything. The ones who would be attracted to it are likely the ones who would go out and get a job after graduation anyway.

haner on January 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

To add a Mormon president to the mix will unleash the wrath of God I’m afraid…
social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Yup, you’re correct. You are afraid and a lot, I suspect.

rhombus on January 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Someone get Haley a treadmill, she’s starting to resemble the wide load of Michelle Obama.

HopeHeFails on January 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Anybody catch Romney’s whoopdeedo when discussing the gun laws he passed as governor? The first thing out of his mouth was he had to follow the dictates of the majority dem legislators and in the same sentence praised them for reaching consensus that allows hunters to cross roads with their guns.

Solid C there Mitt. Way to show your bone ee fi dees (hat tip Juan Williams).

DanMan on January 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Seriously, folks. And I have been saying this for nearly a month, there is only one person that can keep Mitt from getting the nomination, and that person is Palin.

I know she is not “running” right now, but if she jumped into the race, that would stop the Mitt express.

ConservativePartyNow on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

No, it won’t. Where are you getting the idea that everyone would flock en masse to her? She will suffer from the same problem plaguing the other NotRomneys, concern about electability. Plus, she’d further splinter the vote on that side.

There is no savior out there (and if there was, it wouldn’t be Palin).

changer1701 on January 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM

If its choice between Mitt and BO … Pleaseeeeee ! BO is a known liar. Mitt has integrity

Cincy Conservative on January 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM

This polling outfit called my home last night. Wife answered and told them she didn’t have time to fool with their survey. So, one has to wonder how accurate these surveys are. Matter of fact, we are getting so many calls now (in SC), that we are survey tired.I suspect most folks are tired of it.

they lie on January 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM

To add a Mormon president to the mix will unleash the wrath of God I’m afraid. We cannot afford to elect a non-christian president for the second time.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

It is early still.

Do not listen so much to the Romney-Bots on here and FNC so much. 30% does not impress me much. No votes were cast in 2008 at this point. Perry is mostly out of it. I do believe Santorm and Gingrich will do the right thing and one will drop out before it is too late. But they should be able to let the voters decide which of them will defeat Romney.

Steveangell on January 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

The debate doesn’t matter…it didn’t matter in Iowa nor New Hampshire. It’s over, Romney’s the one.

rubberneck on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

rubberneck has spoken. Everybody go home now.

eaglephin on January 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

The real take home is the destroying of the “evangelicals wont support Mitt” meme- Who is #1 with evangelicals in this pol?? Who runs Bartertown?…

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I’m not even going to try and talk you out of that. I think you’re “set in concrete” with that belief.

But you should accept that I find that belief to be absurd.
And there’s no way you’re going to talk me out of that.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Always amazes me that some christians are so un Christ like.

Steveangell on January 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

What conservative is going to choose the handle “social-justice”? Think about it. This is trolling at its most obvious.

Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM

No it is not game over! There is one way to defeat the White Obama and that is all the other candidates except for Ron Paul must drop out! ASAP! There is nobody else that has the money, momentum, organizational support to compete with Romney (White Obama).

Santorum- Nobody finically is supporting Santorum. He is over hyped!

Perry- all the $trillons of $ the FED can print up won’t even help him get pass 5%

Newt- he don’t have enough $billionaire friends. For Christians wouldn’t be a sin to vote for such a man.

Non of theses candidates can ever compete against The White Obama. They all supported to a certain degree healthcare mandates, big gov, and Perry disguss me! He receiving $100,000+ per year on ss and is working earning $150,000 per year as gov. My Dad is on ss and can’t even get a part-time job without a threat from the gov because he is earning to much!

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I agree Mitt was not at his best last night. I wonder, though, if the show were on the other foot and Newt was the one taking bullets from ALL the other candidates how he would respond. We already know how he responds when just one guy comes after him. Not pretty. I have a feeling that if he had incoming from four directions like Mitt did, he would not be good uncle Newt.

bluealice on January 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Always amazes me that some christians are so un Christ like.

Mormans believe they are Christians and worship Christ their actions are about the most righteous. But because for some reason you feel it is fine for you to call them unchristian.

I pray for your salvation. I can not imagine Christ would condone this type of behavior. I mean in the next life we will know who is right and who is wrong. But Mormons do worship Christ in a very real way unlike Obamas Preacher but I guess you prefer him because of your blindness to the closeness of Mormon beliefs to your beliefs.

Steveangell on January 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Mormons are not Christians.
Just because someone says they believe in Christ does not make them one.
The book of Mormon is a lie and Joseph Smith is a false prophet.

God has been patient will America for almost 4 years after we elected a radical in the white house? Can we afford to elect someone who believes he is going to have his own planet someday?

America please don’t give up on Christianity yet. I’m begging you.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Yeah well we’ll see how keen everyoneis to support the Mormon Cult Leader when it is revealed that he has been hiding about 30 ‘wives’ in a compound in Utah.

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

If its choice between Mitt and BO … Pleaseeeeee ! BO is a known liar. Mitt has integrity

Cincy Conservative on January 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Cincinnati is 100% for Mitt. Survey sample n=2.

Paul-Cincy on January 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

If Romney wins there is a VERY good chance he will be the last GOP president.

The GOP has not received a dollar from me in over a decade and I can’t be alone.

Shove Mitt into position at your own peril.

I am disgusted.

golfmann on January 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

show=shoe..although watching Newt is like a show.

bluealice on January 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Mitt doesnt even need South Geekalina to win the nomination. South Carolina is red-neck land…the dumbest state. So, Mitt pretty much mailed in his debate performance last night. He correctly realized that if he used big words, the crowd was get confused, then antsy, then boo. Just like on the Jerry Springer show where one can tell that most of the audience has been on before.

After South RedNeckalina, Mitt goes on and wins big in Florida and Super Tuesday will be Super MittDay.

And if he actually wins in that South Carolina, it just becomes even more embarrassing for the other candidates whose platforms range from “hey look,I wear sweater vests” to “Bain Capital invests in companies and they are an evil capitalist enterprise my comrades”.

What a laugh!!!!

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Hey Social-justice, how long have you lived in south carolina?

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Yer silly!

Mimzey on January 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

What conservative is going to choose the handle “social-justice”? Think about it. This is trolling at its most obvious.

Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I picked the name social-justice because that was the only thing I could think of when registering. It has nothing to my political leaning, although I consider my self a strict social-conservative

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Romney needs jeans that look better.

That is my two cents for today LOL!

gophergirl on January 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

The GOP has not received a dollar from me in over a decade and I can’t be alone.

Shove Mitt into position at your own peril.

I am disgusted.

golfmann on January 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

QUICK!!!!!!! SOMEBODY CONTACT THE HEAD OF THE GOP!!!! WE ARE ABOUT TO LOSE GOLFMAN!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Interesting, unsupported assertion in light of all of the head-to-head polls v. Obama for all of the candidates recently.

The War Planner on January 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Try this for a starter…

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

It’s the economy Stupid.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

And where is Mitt on the economy?
ObamaCare, he was the grandfather, his RomneyCare is a Federal Gov. Subsidized plan forcing people to buy insurance…
Well he could talk about TARP, but he was one of the head cheerleaders…
So Mitt can debate him on Gov. takeovers, except he gave a pass to Obama a couple of weeks ago saying that basically he did the same at Bain.
You see, all of you have forgotten your conservative roots…Mitt is no different than Obama for the economy…look at his record, not what he says today.
He grew Mass, not shrunk Mass gov, he raised “fees” not lowered them, he never appointed a conservative to any position…but he appointed Planned Parenthood to oversee abortions…look at the record.
And show me where he will do battle with Obama…it is the economy stupid, and Mitt is on board with Obama economy.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM

you are insane

jp on January 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Romney needs jeans that look better

Actually agree. Maybe for his casual look he should go with khaki’s

bluealice on January 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Can you speak up please? I didn’t quite catch that.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM

And show me where he will do battle with Obama…it is the economy stupid, and Mitt is on board with Obama economy.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Not2bright cant tell the difference between an Acorn-like community organizer and a conservative free-marketer.

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

lots of bitter clingers today

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 11:13 AM

bluealice on January 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM

i happen to be one of those people that actually enjoys ugly, mean newt. i am BEYOND sick and tired of those that get their panties in a bunch when someone gets nasty. have you been paying attention to what barack the great has done to our country??? go ahead and vote/support the good little girl scout romney and the rest of the weak field.

GhoulAid on January 17, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I picked the name social-justice because that was the only thing I could think of when registering. It has nothing to my political leaning, although I consider my self a strict social-conservative
social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Well geeze, just looking at these few comments of yours, I can think of several.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Romney is not a Conservative. And you are a previously-banned Troll.

kingsjester on January 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

The fact is, folks like right2bright and social-justice wouldn’t support romney if God Himself told them to. Why is that?

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

The real take home is the destroying of the “evangelicals wont support Mitt” meme- Who is #1 with evangelicals in this pol?? Who runs Bartertown?…

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Good, now maybe you Mormon’s will get off the bandwagon and quit using the “mormon card” as an excuse.
If Mitt makes it or doesn’t has nothing to do with being a Mormon…his 40% ceiling is because he is not viewed as being able to defeat Obama.
What crowning conservative moment did Romney ever be involved in?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Actually agree. Maybe for his casual look he should go with khaki’s

bluealice on January 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

They are too baggy – they don’t look like they fit at all.

gophergirl on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

First of all, no real punishment for Iowa and New Hampshire for moving their primaries after other states were moving their primaries to get ahead of the two worst GOP states in the union.

Secondly, the echo chamber in the alleged conservative media touting Romney’s alleged electability advantage over the other candidates.

Thirdly, all the favors called in the second Newt made an effective attack. Even Rush, who agrees that Romney is not electable, was forced to defend him *koff* ClearChannel *koff*

Sekhmet on January 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Still really not a lot of connecting the dots and mostly just accusations. I wonder should the GOP work to tell states what they should and should not do? Would that not be buffaloing? The conservative media touting his electability? So the conservative media is part of the GOP? What are those specific favors.You said all. I am going to assume you mean 3 or more. I will take three. Your turn.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

No one wants a candidate who ruffles feathers or speaks in less than modulated tones. That’s not what will win against The Won, just boats full of empathy and pity for his lack of expertise.

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

If Mitt makes it or doesn’t has nothing to do with being a Mormon…his 40% ceiling is because he is not viewed as being able to defeat Obama.
What crowning conservative moment did Romney ever be involved in?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Oh look, the 25% ceiling has turned into a 40% ceiling.

HA HA HA HAHA HAA HA HA HA!!!!!

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

his 40% ceiling is because he is not viewed as being able to defeat Obama.
What crowning conservative moment did Romney ever be involved in?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Hmm the RCP average has Romney at 45 and Obama at 46 and withing the margin of error.

Cnn has Romney up by a point at 48.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html

CW on January 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Romney is not a Conservative. And you are a previously-banned Troll.

kingsjester on January 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Yes he is.

No, Im not. You are. So there.

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Isn’t that just community service then? We helped rake leaves for the nearby fire department and neighbors in middle school.

And can’t 15 year olds work part-time anyway? At least I did when I was 15.

If it’s voluntary, then you’re not really teaching much of anything. The ones who would be attracted to it are likely the ones who would go out and get a job after graduation anyway.

haner on January 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

They work they get paid. They don’t, they’ve got no excuse to whine and blame it on society if they can’t afford the latest pair of tennis shoes or video game.

And I dare say, there may be some 15 yr olds in the inner-cities and Appalachians, where jobs are scarce, that might welcome the opportunity to be able to contribute to the family’s income.

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

No, Im not. You are. So there.

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

It’s official – HA has become 2nd grade recess.

SIGH

gophergirl on January 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Oh look, the 25% ceiling has turned into a 40% ceiling.

HA HA HA HAHA HAA HA HA HA!!!!!

Jailbreak on January 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Good point and as I have shown he is hitting 48% nationally among all possible voters.

CW on January 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

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