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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No one wants a candidate who ruffles feathers or speaks in less than modulated tones.
Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Of course not, we want one that speaks french.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:21 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

Maybe because you are too stupid to read…and I mean really not very astute.
For years I have said Mitt would be a great VP (and you know I have, but a too involved in playing your victim card), imagine choosing someone as the second most powerful person in the world, and being ridiculed for not choosing him as the President.
It has nothing to do with what “God” tells me, it has everything to do with not believing Mitt can defeat Obama…it’s that simple, so simple that you can’t grasp it without playing your “God” card.
I have multiple times stated Mitt is intelligent, honest, faithful, a great husband and father, he has a strong history…but not as a conservative, he is weak in that area.
And weak in the most important points of this campaign, healthcare, TARP, global warming, etc.
He would be a great VP or ranking cabinet member…but he can’t defeat Obama.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM

CW on January 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

If that holds, than he will be our candidate…but he has to defeat Obama, and I still don’t see the taking points he will defeat Obama on.
The general electorate chose Obama last time…maybe it is time to realize that the majority of people are not conservative and want big government…

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

They all speak French. Does Obama? He won’t hesitate to give it the old school try and add to Ed’s morning entries.

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Of course not, we want one that speaks french.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM


I’m John Kerry and I am reporting for duty.
=

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM

ight2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM

The sole purpose of the VP is to become the POTUS if something happens to him or her. So, if good enough for VP is good enough for POTUS. You needed to take the next step into your reasoning by determining what the purpose of the VP is, it sounds as though you missed that step in your analysis.

VP is your second POTUS position when you’re casting your vote.

Have a good day!

uhangtight on January 17, 2012 at 11:29 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

I can go lower than that.

HEY JAILBREAK! . . . Nyaah nyaah de boo boo . . . you’re a doodoo head.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Will be interesting to follow the GOP voter turn-out for the remaining primaries after SC and FL. (In fact, if Romney decidedly blows away the competition in SC, watch the FL turn-out.)

Then listen to the arguments for why voter participation drops precipitously after FL (or possibly, SC ):

1) there’s no point in participating, the contest is decided, supporters of other candidates aren’t bothering to show; and
2) the lack-luster turn-out reflects lack-luster enthusiasm for the presumptive nominee, who is unable to rally a decent “show of support” for his inevitable nomination, even after all his rivals have dropped out.

Both arguments will be correct, but the media will run with the latter: “”Has Romney won by losing the base?”

de rigueur on January 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Well, looks like it’s over folks. NOT. Don’t let anyone tell you who to vote for.

lea on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

They all speak French. Does Obama? He won’t hesitate to give it the old school try and add to Ed’s morning entries.

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Nah, that dumb Perry speaks spanish. He figures we will surrender to them instead of the french.

He’s all for letting the spanish speakers invade don’cha’know.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

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

Do your Sunday servics involve reptiles?

katy the mean old lady on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 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

I believe electing a Mormon is the final nail in the coffin for America.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Newt is quick witted and a wordsmith, however, that does not mean that he is capable of being CEO of this Great Nation. He would be good in a Secretarial position as in the Press Secretary.

Could you see those MSMer’s dealing with him during a press conference? Wow.. I would love to see Newt as the Press Secretary chewing up these MSMers daily!!!

If only I could make that happen!!

But, POTUS, never. Not a CEO and not a Leader.

uhangtight on January 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM

HEY JAILBREAK! . . . Nyaah nyaah de boo boo . . . you’re a doodoo head.

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM

You loose points for not fitting booger in there.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM

katy the mean old lady on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

*snort*

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Do your Sunday servics involve reptiles?

katy the mean old lady on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

No they involve Christians who believe in the word of God and not some imaginary book called “the book of Mormon”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

uhangtight on January 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM

What makes you believe that the Speaker is not a CEO?

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Just, so y’all will know. Jailbreak was formerly “The Wall”, among 3 other personas having to do with Pink Floyd/Roger Waters. He has been banned several times.

kingsjester on January 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I believe electing a Mormon is the final nail in the coffin for America.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I agree. We might as well elect Mullah Omar if we’re willing to elect a Mormon.

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 11:37 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

You are 100 times more disturbing than mormons.

rubberneck on January 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Just, so y’all will know. Jailbreak was formerly “The Wall”, among 3 other personas having to do with Pink Floyd/Roger Waters. He has been banned several times.

kingsjester on January 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

So he’s working through the Thin Lizzy catalog now?

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I believe electing a Mormon is the final nail in the coffin for America.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I believe you are an idiot…the same thing was said when electing a Catholic, a Southern Baptist, an Evangelical, a General, an Actor…nor is electing anyone a “final nail”…the “final nail” or at least one of the nails, would be having Obama elected again.
Let me ask you…when God chose people to lead, did he always pick the “true at heart”, did he always choose the “righteous” to lead?
You don’t know the bible…back to Sunday school for you.
BTW, the same was said of Churchill, that drunkard…

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 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

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM
you are insane
jp on January 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

No it is not insane to except the reality the that it exist:) There is no way that Perry, Santorum or Newt can compete with The White Obama on Substance, Money, Organization, and the ability to get on the ballot in every state.

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I believe electing a Mormon is the final nail in the coffin for America.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Do you believe God inspired the founding fathers when they were drafting the constitution? Do you believe God is omniscient and foresaw the establishment of the Mormon church in 1830? If your answer to these questions is yes, explain article 6.

Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

So he’s working through the Thin Lizzy catalog now?

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Could be.

kingsjester on January 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM

You are 100 times more disturbing than mormons.

rubberneck on January 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Explain it please…

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:40 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

Where are Mormon’s for abortion? What immoral things are being shown to our kids from the Mormon’s? That horrible Boy Scout program they are so involved in?
Pal, Mormon’s may not be Christian, but God also judges by the fruits of their labor, and the Mormon’s bear many good fruits to our nation.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

The White Obama

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

You know, if you use emphasis as well, you can write your drivel even louder.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Explain it please…

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM

You have to get beyond “Dick and Jane” level comprehension before it can be explained to you.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM

No they involve Christians who believe in the word of God and not some imaginary book called “the book of Mormon”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

So, no Joos need apply?

katy the mean old lady on January 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Do your Sunday servics involve reptiles?

katy the mean old lady on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Nice!

Bmore on January 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Explain it please…

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM

First explain how you know what God will do?
Tell us about your conversations with him, does he just come at night to talk to you, or do you hear his voice telling you what is right, wrong, what to do?
Do you answer His voice and have long conversations with him? Does he point out people to you not to trust?
And finally…you don’t know my address do you?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I’m old enough to remember when everyone thought we would have to speak Japanese. Now Spanish or Chinese…..instead too many of our native born young’uns can’t read English or do simple math. If I’m not sure of one other single thing, I am positive that we are doing it wrong.

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

You have to get beyond “Dick and Jane” level comprehension before it can be explained to you.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Double nice!

Bmore on January 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Voters decisions are starting to harden, I think the most reasonable “best case scenario” for NotRomney is that Mitt only wins South Carolina by 3-4 points instead of cruising with a double digit win.

Even though the NotRomney’s did well at last night’s debate and Romney just sort of played to “not lose”, the voting block just seems to divide among Santorum, Newt, and Perry with none being able to break out and capture the 35-40% or so necessary to topple Romney.

Also, I think the average GOP voter has tuned out of the debates, even for political junkies, there’s just been too many debates. People for the most part have made up their mind.

If Romney win South Carolina, it’s over to the point that any candidate that sticks around is making a fool of themselves. However, if Newt wins South Carolina, I would argue it’s still over because of Florida, but worth sticking around.

BradTank on January 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM

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

Dang, so a Mormon wouldn’t be an improvement on whatever our current POTUS is? You can’t even qualify him as baby steps back to where we need to be?

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

God has made America great…given us resources, money wealth and made us the envy of the world and we reward him by ELECTING A MORMON.

He will destroy this land I’m afraid.

Isiah 24 verse 1
“Look, the LORD is destroying this land. He will clean out the land completely and force all the people to go far away”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

He will destroy this land I’m afraid.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Of course he will. Gore is your profit, isn’t he.

Bless your heart.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Dang, so a Mormon wouldn’t be an improvement on whatever our current POTUS is? You can’t even qualify him as baby steps back to where we need to be?

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

For me the number 1 requirement to rule this land is to be a Christian

Romney and Obama both fail the test.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Isiah 24 verse 1
“Look, the LORD is destroying this land. He will clean out the land completely and force all the people to go far away”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Has God ever chosen a “non-Christian” to lead…you do understand that when you quote the Old Testament, none of them were “Christians”, you know BC.
You just gave a quote to support Mitt…way to go you great debater you…

eoiet rirofsl soirut rieol eighgr eidcclvk ei eiss irthfs….in case you are speaking in tongues…
It say’s: Learn the bible before quoting from the bible.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM

For me the number 1 requirement to rule this land is to be a Christian

Romney and Obama both fail the test.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Well then buck up little cowgirl and get to re-writin’ that constitution thing.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

God has made America great…given us resources, money wealth and made us the envy of the world and we reward him by ELECTING A MORMON.

He will destroy this land I’m afraid.

Isiah 24 verse 1
“Look, the LORD is destroying this land. He will clean out the land completely and force all the people to go far away”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Social-justice, let’s not turn our country into your Evangelical version of Mullahworld, okay?

haner on January 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Speaker is not CEO and Newt failed at the position, that is why his fellow Republicans did a coop to take this position from him.

He is not a CEO, I have worked for many great leaders. He is not capable of leading. He is a wordsmith and quick witted. He is a loose cannon, unable to organize (he is not on the ballot in VA because of incompetents).

He has not managed his campaign but let it free flow. He didn’t have a ground game in IA or NH. How can he effectively run a campaign against Obama nationally? He can’t. He will need Romney to hand over his ground game, that he organized and has lead. Seriously??? I would rather that CEO he organized and lead this ground game continue to lead it as from what I have observed Newt would screw it up worse than McCain.

Newt has never run a state wide campaign, let alone a nationwide campaign. Congress persons run in a few counties, period. That is why we see such an amateurishly run campaign.

Yes quick wit and a word smith but no real organization and leadership. Just like when he was Speaker. Speaker is a manager at best, not a CEO. Should a Speaker of the House be able to become a CEO, yes, that doesn’t mean that Newt was qualified to become CEO. He still isn’t qualified.

Besides, what does it say about someone who touts to be the true conservative and their first instinct to attack their competitor is to attack from the left of center? That was Newt’s first instinct, and he is the true conservative? Nope. More conservative than Romney who Newt claims is liberal? Seriously, how do you connect those dots? His first instinct reaction tells me all I need to know about Newt. Governs from the left of center, first instinct in decision making. Failed.

uhangtight on January 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Doesn’t that fly in the face of the Constitution? It might be your preference and that’s fine but don’t expect everyone to jump on board. Even other Christians.

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM

For me the number 1 requirement to rule this land is to be a Christian

Romney and Obama both fail the test.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

JAN CROUCH FOR PRESIDENT

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Well, now social-justice shows she thinks we need a president to “rule this land”.

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

It’s too bad Mitt isn’t a better representative of both conservative and Mormon values, actually. If he were, I might be in his corner. Regardless, I consider him a vast improvement over Obama.

Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

For me the number 1 requirement to rule this land is to be a Christian

Romney and Obama both fail the test.

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Well, I guess that leaves out Moses then.

And Rick Perry.

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Well then buck up little cowgirl and get to re-writin’ that constitution thing.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

You mean that thing that God helped write? God made a mistake?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

First explain how you know what God will do?
Tell us about your conversations with him, does he just come at night to talk to you, or do you hear his voice telling you what is right, wrong, what to do?
Do you answer His voice and have long conversations with him? Does he point out people to you not to trust?
And finally…you don’t know my address do you?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Read the Bible.

God makes it clear in <>
By electing a Mormon we are rebelling against the one who made this country great

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

The White Obama

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM
You know, if you use emphasis as well, you can write your drivel even louder.
cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

What do they not have in common?!

1. They both passed a healthcare mandate

2. They both say and do anything to get elected

3. Everything is about image and perception to them

4. They both are not natural born citizen. Mitt father is from Mexico and Obama father is from Kenya.

5. They both have an entourage of panties throwing media

6. Nobody here knows what we are going to get once and if Mitt get elected
The reason why I call him the White Obama:)

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Read the Bible.

God makes it clear in <>
By electing a Mormon we are rebelling against the one who made this country great

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I dont want anyone to “rule this land”. We are sovereign. The president is not.

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Read the Bible.

God makes it clear in
By electing a Mormon we are rebelling against the one who made this country great

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

So all those “heathens” murders, non-beleivers that God chose in the bible, He made a mistake?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Hey, social-justice, if you could show me in the Bible where it says specifically “Don’t vote for mormons (or joos) or I’ll smite you” that would be great. I thought it said “render unto Cesaer…” I guess you may have read that in the Constitution. Oh, wait…..

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM

God makes it clear in
By electing a Mormon we are rebelling against the one who made this country great

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

But God told us to choose whomever we want and he would honor that, he told you that last night…

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

So all those “heathens” murders, non-beleivers that God chose in the bible, He made a mistake?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

God chose them to Change them. If Mitt Romney disavows his Mormon faith I’m OK with. All the prophets that were chosen by God had to abandon their old ways. I will be perfectly be fine with Romney if he abandons his Mormon faith and joins a Christ believing Church

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM

uhangtight on January 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I’d say Speaker Gingrich has as much CEO experience as Governor Romney.

The house that Newt built

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM

You mean that thing that God helped write? God made a mistake?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I wouldn’t be so bold as to make a claim that God made any mistake (even considering the platypus). But, according to profit Justice…

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

He will destroy this land I’m afraid.

Isiah 24 verse 1
“Look, the LORD is destroying this land. He will clean out the land completely and force all the people to go far away”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Yes. In Revelations 6:8 it is written – “I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Mormon, and RINOs were following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by milquetoast socialism, soundbites and bitchin’ hair, and by the wild beasts of Fox News.”

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Serious question. Do you consider yourself an Evangelical Christian?

Flora Duh on January 17, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I’m not voting for Romney. If Perry and/or Gingrich make it to Super Tuesday, I’ll vote for one of them.

If Romney ends up being the nominee for the general, I’ll write in someone else’s name.

I’m tired of voting for people I don’t want and don’t like. And it will not be a throw away vote or a vote for Obama.

It will be a vote like it was meant to be, a vote for someone I believe in.

tnmama on January 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Social-justice, where does the Bible support your thesis?
By the way, I am for Romney, but under no illusions that he is the most conservative pol out there. But I do believe he is the most conservative electable pol out there that is running. If Daniels had run, or Christie had run, then it would be different. I had thought Perry would get the nom, but if he can’t explain and convince a conservative philosophy to a conservative crowd, how can he govern?

drballard on January 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I will be perfectly be fine with Romney if he abandons his Mormon faith and joins a Christ believing Church

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM

So any Christ believing church will do? Would Jim Wallis be a superior choice to Mitt?

Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

[Comment deleted for multi-thread spamming, user banned — Ed]

LeeSeneca on January 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

In a real election, where Paul is taken seriously and all attention is actually focused on this lunatic and his record, past and associations. Aside from the fact he’s a whimpy looking Beta Male with a WHiny voice and Suits that don’t fit with Fake Eyebrows….

He would easily lose a 50 State Landslide, Destroy the GOP and hand the Dems a mandate from hell for Socialism.

jp on January 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM

You loose points for not fitting booger in there.
cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM

AWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww . . . . . . that ain’t no fair!

I’m going HOME . . . . . YOU CHEAT . . . . . you’re a PIG ! ! ! . . . . .

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Would Jim Wallis be a superior choice to Mitt?
Kataklysmic on January 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I’m thinking for anyone who uses the handle “social-justice” the answer to that question is very probably: Yes.

Buy Danish on January 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Since Gingrich and Perry assume Romney is doing something illegal in his finances with Bain and his tax returns, they should also demand to have all those who voted for Romney in this poll to provide their names, addresses, tax records, and business associations! They wouldn’t be accusing him of anything but rather would be raising “simple questions” that the voters have a right to know the answers to. Surely, someone who is as successful as Romney must be involved in some illegal behavior or other unethical shenanigans.

Perry and Gingrich know and implement the progressives class warfare playbook better than the dems are.

csdeven on January 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

listens2glenn on January 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

You can’t go home, your mother isn’t supposed to pick you up for a while.

Now, go back in the corner with jailbreak and eat y’alls paste.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

That was great!!!

Cindy Munford on January 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM
In a real election, where Paul is taken seriously and all attention is actually focused on this lunatic and his record, past and associations. Aside from the fact he’s a whimpy looking Beta Male with a WHiny voice and Suits that don’t fit with Fake Eyebrows….
He would easily lose a 50 State Landslide, Destroy the GOP and hand the Dems a mandate from hell for Socialism.
jp on January 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM

As if that will not happen anyway. Who are you going to choose the The Black Obama or The White Obama. Me I have enough of the GOP WHiny at every opportunity when it comes to cutting gov spending and everyone of these candidate except for Paul will cave. With a choice between the White Obama or the Black Obama I’m voting third party

Capitalist75 on January 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM

God will punish America for electing a Mormon

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

Riiiight!

Because Mormons are the Spawn of the Devil.

Must re-elect B.H. Obama to save America for Jesus the socialists/communists.

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

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

Oh, so members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints aren’t Christians?

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

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

Speaking for the Almighty now, are you?

And we know this because?

Oh, because of your hatred of Mormons, I get it.

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

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

This is O/T, but I thought I’d share these links with you. My last narrative for my family genealogy blog included the Battle of Sullivan’s Island. I really wish more about our Revolution was taught to our children. If it hadn’t been for the British attempt to invade the southern colonies at the Feb 1776 Battle of Widow Moore’s Creek Bridge in NC and the May-June 1776 Battle of Sullivan’s Island in SC, our Declaration of Independence might not have been signed in July 1776. Those attempts after the Battle of Bunker Hill drove the break with Great Britain, but most Americans have never heard of them.

Here are a couple of links to the after battle reports made by General Lee in which he briefly describes the battle and the bravery of the Americans.

Letter from Charles Lee to George Washington

Letter from Charles Lee to John Hancock

Texas Gal on January 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM

If Romney were trying to be the pastor of my church, I would accept that he has some ‘splaining to do. As it is, there is no religious test for elected office and to expect as much is an affront to the constitution and in itself is a greater threat to this nation that Romney’s faith.

I think it is clever of you to spout vile bigotry so as to show how evil it is when seen on a screen in an attempt to reach through to the bigots.

csdeven on January 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM

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.

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.

I wouldn’t count Gingrich out of SC yet. In both Iowa and New Hampshire, Ron Paul got about 20% of the vote, but Paul’s answers on foreign policy questions in last night’s debate were disastrous, sharply criticized by all the other candidates and the audience. His 12% in the Monmouth poll will probably dwindle to about 5%, with most of those votes transferring to Gingrich or Santorum. Gingrich will probably gain some votes from Romney, and some of the “undecided” voters in the Monmouth poll, based on his performance in last night’s debate.

If Gingrich either wins SC or finishes a close second to Romney, other candidates with low percentages (Santorum, Perry) could be persuaded to drop out and throw their support to Gingrich, who could then seriously contest the nomination with Romney.

Steve Z on January 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

No they involve Christians who believe in the word of God and not some imaginary book called “the book of Mormon”

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

So the book that has had more copies printed than any other book, excepting the Bible, is imaginary?

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

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

Not following the polls, I see.

Social justice, regarding the part where the United States will be wiped from the face of the earth by God’s wrath for electing a mormon because it says so in the Bible-I don’t remember the United States being mentioned in the Bible at all. Where was that?

talkingpoints on January 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Every time Romney has a “less than stellar debate” the posters here keep talking as if its a game changer. If he gets attacked on all sides and wavers a bit “it’s a game changer”.

Nothing seems to have caused a course change.

If he has a real”game changer” like Perry’s brain freeze moment maybe-but with so many debates that he has been good at not likely.

Now – if he charged at Newt and tried to strangle him-maybe.

gerry-mittbot

gerrym51 on January 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Newt had a fantastic debate performance, and Mitt had a lackluster one. Mitt’s refusal to release his tax returns until April is typical. He’s as phony as a three dollar bill.

Hopefully Newt will benefit from this and move up in the polls, despite the coordinated efforts of the Republican elites in their ongoing hatchet job on him.

Reggie1971 on January 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Thannks

HA is a wild cornucopia.

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM

at least we’ll get bigger hair and Magic Underwear if Mitt replaces Obama.

…..and as a bonus we’ll probably get Boehner and McConnell for another term of great ‘leadership’ in a gop Congress.

What’s not to love?

PappyD61 on January 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM

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

As a charter member of the “Not Romney” crowd, I’d say it’s because he is not trustworthy and talks down to middle American and conservative voters. I am not interested in spending the next year defending Mitt Romney from the Left; he’s simply not worth the effort.

alwaysfiredup on January 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Newt had a fantastic debate performance, and Mitt had a lackluster one. Mitt’s refusal to release his tax returns until April is typical. He’s as phony as a three dollar bill.

Hopefully Newt will benefit from this and move up in the polls, despite the coordinated efforts of the Republican elites in their ongoing hatchet job on him.

Reggie1971 on January 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I am starting to think it’d take an act of God. Or a Palin endorsement.

alwaysfiredup on January 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Again, the Romney-heads think it’s over. Romney’s won. Might as well just get used to it. Right??

How many standing ovations did Romney get last night, hmmmmmm??? That would be none, zero, nada, zilch. How many did Newt get?? Two I know of (I saw them standing and cheering). Even pollster Frank Luntz said that in 16 years of covering debates, he’s never seen anything like it.

So, it’s over, Romney-heads?? Yeah, riiiiiiiiiight….

jfs756 on January 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Newt had a fantastic debate performance, and Mitt had a lackluster one. Mitt’s refusal to release his tax returns until April is typical. He’s as phony as a three dollar bill.

Hopefully Newt will benefit from this and move up in the polls, despite the coordinated efforts of the Republican elites in their ongoing hatchet job on him.

Reggie1971 on January 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Heckuva post! I agree wholeheartedly!!

jfs756 on January 17, 2012 at 2:03 PM

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

Are you not a member of a rebelling splinter group of the Catholic church? You probably will need to research your own history on that one.

I wish you had as much problem with Obama as you do a fellow patriotic American.

scotash on January 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I believe electing a Mormon is the final nail in the coffin for America.
social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I believe you are an idiot
right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Or just trolling in a desperate attempt to cause religious-based infighting here to divert from whatever the real discussion at hand. i.e. a “concern troll”. Libs, especially, love to engage in that.

whatcat on January 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Of course not, we want one that speaks french.

cozmo on January 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

So far we know Romney and Gingrich speak French (Newt cited over 100 French language sources in his dissertation), Huntsman probably did, too. Perry can barely handle English, Santorum isn’t bilingual but knows all the jargon of the Inquisition, and Paul of course speaks his native Martian fluently.

Adjoran on January 17, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Newt is quick witted and a wordsmith, however, that does not mean that he is capable of being CEO of this Great Nation. He would be good in a Secretarial position as in the Press Secretary.

Could you see those MSMer’s dealing with him during a press conference? Wow.. I would love to see Newt as the Press Secretary chewing up these MSMers daily!!!

uhangtight on January 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Wow. I never thought of that. BRILLIANT!

I would love to see Newt giving the daily press briefing to the MSN/CNN crowd.

gravityman on January 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Bow to your Mormon overlord!

Wags on January 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

“On every major newscast and those done by Fox it’s like Perry is not a candidate.
In South Carolina’s debate on the wrap after debate Perry was not mentioned.
I changed channels…The big boys are going with the big money Romney, Bain Capital is a partner of Clear Channel radio which is the home of talk radio host an affiliated with Fox. News talk stations owned by Clear Channel usually have a standard slate of hosts. The morning show is usually local, with other timeslots filled by local and syndicated hosts. Programs that appear on many Clear Channel talk stations include the Glenn Beck Program — getting his talk show start at Clear Channel owned WFLA (AM) in Tampa, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, America Now with Andy Dean and Coast to Coast AM, all of which are affiliated with Premiere Radio Networks in some fashion. The Savage Nation (which was until September 2009 flagshipped at Clear Channel’s KNEW-910), The Mark Levin Show and The Dave Ramsey Show are non-Premiere shows who air on many (if not most) Clear Channel stations. Limbaugh is almost universally carried on Clear Channel stations in markets where the company has a news talk station, with the exception of markets such as Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA, where ABC Radio (which previously was Limbaugh’s home network) has a news talk station in the market. New Clear Channel talk radio stations have typically been using the branding “Rush Radio,” while most older ones use a more generic “News Radio” or “News Talk.”

While most of Clear Channel’s news/talk stations carry some combination of Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage and Noory (of Coast to Coast AM), this is not always the case. Many stations (particularly in the larger markets) like KFI, KFYI, KOA, WZZR and WLW broadcast a lineup with significant local programming.
Clear Channel does not operate any all-news radio stations. For a brief time in the late 2000s, KFXR in Dallas ran a direct feed of HLN under the on-air name CNN 1190, but KFXR dropped that format in 2009. Almost all of Clear Channel’s primary talk stations are affiliated with Fox News Radio for national news, part of a multi-year deal between Clear Channel and Fox.
I was at The Iowa Caucus and it was a joke has no meaning is not a binding election. You don’t have to be registered to vote or show ID. You can walk in off the street and give an address in the precinct and vote. It’s a sham a fundraiser for the State of Iowa and the state GOP. On 04 Jan 2012 05:23 AM PST I posted “Iowa Caucus Much Over Rated” about the sham/scam that the Iowa Caucus is. The Iowa Caucus was a GOP and you didn’t need to show you were a Republican to vote. The GOP needs to step up to the plate and insure that a GOP vote valid by requiring you show your ID and a voter registration card in every state. Now we find New Hampshire is just as bad…”

http://www.americanfreedombybarbara.com/

workingclass artist on January 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM

workingclass artist on January 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Didn’t you recently claim that Perry would win in Texas?

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/01/romney-dewhurst-lead-in-texas.html

Read it and weep!

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 2:32 PM

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Mitt will run the whole general without talking about Obamacare. It will be very difficult to all of the sudden talk about repeal when your party nominee did not raise it from his bully pulpit for the year leading to the election.

If the general populous feels no urgency from the top then we will have to rely on a 2cnd Tea party 2wice as strong as the first. It’s near impossible to stop an entitlement that is in use.

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Mitt proved to me last night that he is pro life, anti embryonic stem cell farming and PRO PRO traditional marriage. He left NO FlipFlop room in his statements about marriage. Marriage, according to Mitt, is between a man and a woman and will never be otherwise. It’s reassuring to know that the Romney fans are socially conservative. Obama will try and use this against Mitt but fortunately we are all on board to defend Romney on his social conservative stance. Mitt thinks it’s a winner and so do I.

BoxHead1 on January 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

if he abandons his Mormon faith and joins a Christ believing Church

social-justice on January 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Of course you would have to approve of the “church”…you have to be a troll, nobody posts what you do, and expect to be taken seriously.

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Yup!

I thought so.

Texans want him in to Texas!

Perry will win Texas…and Texas has 155 delegates. Florida delegates have been cut down to 50.

workingclass artist on January 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign is doing about as bad in Texas now as it is everywhere else in the country. When PPP last polled the state in September he was at 49%, leading Mitt Romney by 39 points. Now Perry’s support has declined by 31 points, leaving him in 3rd place at 18%. Mitt Romney at 24% and Newt Gingrich at 23% lead the way with Rick Santorum at 15%, Ron Paul at 12%, and Buddy Roemer at 0% rounding out the field behind Perry.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

BoxHead1 on January 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

So you think his cheering for TARP, the gov. takeover of business, is what defines him as a good candidate?
You think what he says trumps what he has done…you do know that he appointed a Planned Parenthood advocate on Mass’s abortion board, and never appointed anyone to counter that appointment…you think words are more important than actions?

right2bright on January 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM

What might be most shocking on this poll is that Romney edges Perry 46-45 if Republican voters had to pick just between the two of them.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/01/romney-dewhurst-lead-in-texas.html

ABRtards hardest hit!!!

Gunlock Bill on January 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM

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