Hot Air Survey Results: Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii Edition

posted at 8:40 am on March 13, 2012 by Patrick Ishmael

We have a new leader in the Hot Air Survey, and this time, it’s Mitt Romney. Romney leads for the first time, taking 46% of the overall vote. He’s followed by Newt Gingrich at 26%, Rick Santorum at 25%, and Ron Paul at 4%. Participation was lower this round, with 1705 votes cast.

Over the course of the 30 surveys we’ve conducted so far, we have had eight lead changes and seven leaders. The order of leaders thus far follows (date in parentheses is the month the candidate took the lead):

  1. Chris Christie (November 2010)
  2. Sarah Palin (December 2010)
  3. Rick Perry (September 2011)
  4. Herman Cain (October 2011)
  5. Newt Gingrich (November 2011)
  6. Rick Perry (January 2012)
  7. Newt Gingrich (January 2012)
  8. Rick Santorum (February 2012)
  9. Mitt Romney (March 2012)

 

Hot Air readers expect by a slight plurality that Romney will win Mississippi, that Gingrich will win Alabama, and that Romney will easily win Hawaii.

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I tried casting a vote, but it didn’t seem to go through.

J.E. Dyer on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Allah, Tina and Ed have resolved themselves to get on board the Team Mitt train.

Depressing – even more so when Mitt loses this fall.

newtopia on March 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Right wing social engineering? Seriously, what differentiates your guy Newt from Santorum or Romney in this regard? They all propose reforming those programs. No sane/credible candidate would advocated “getting rid of them”. And I don’t a single one who has advocated “cutting the military” (au contraire).

Buy Danish on March 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM

If you are completely unwilling to take down the things that destroy our economy the most, then how on earth can you claim you are a 7 out of 7 on a scale of fiscal conservatism? You cannot. If you are completely unwilling to get rid of the government activities that destroy our national character the most, then how can you claim to be a 7 out of 7 on social conservatism? There are many on this site who also claim we can cut military spending. I am not talking about the candidates, candidates follow the votes, and so long as so many people are so totally deluded about their own positions, we will never get a candidate who will actually move this nation in the correct direction.

astonerii on March 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

right2bright on November 13, 2007 at 12:51 PM

don’t mean to hijack the thread with OT comments but this recent meme about how “disgusting” Romney supporters are while the rest of you ‘victims’ are sweet as Alabama iced tea needs to be countered as a matter of fact.

Buy Danish on March 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Wow. Lots of vitriol … from 2007. We can’t exactly blame the newbies for that, either, can we?

Syzygy on March 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM

No, he didn’t. Romney did.

Syzygy on March 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has finally won something — sort of.

The Texas congressman has not won a single primary or caucus this election cycle, but he pulled out a win last week in the popular vote in the GOP caucus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Paul was able to rack up 112 votes, more than Mitt Romney’s 101, Rick Santorum’s 23 and Newt Gingrich’s 18.

Unfortunately for Paul, under the complicated rules governing the U.S. Virgin Island caucus, he won only a single delegate to Mitt Romney’s seven…

It’s complicated but Ron Paul won the popular vote.

Fallon on March 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

You mean, like csdeven,MJBrutus,and Bradky, all Romney Supporters? Puhleeze.

Sorry. The tone around here changed after the dual Open Registrations.

kingsjester on March 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM

csdeven, MJBrutus and Bradky are veterans.

Gelsomina on March 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I voted Jindal for VP…as always.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM

As always, so did I . I have been saying for over a year that he will be the VP pick. I’m sticking to it.

kurtd on March 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

It’s complicated but Ron Paul won the popular vote.

Fallon on March 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Paul won the popular vote in that political kingmaker known as the Virgin Islands! Paulmentum baby!!!!! Time for Mitt, Rick and Newt to drop out!

Minnfidel on March 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I tried casting a vote, but it didn’t seem to go through.

J.E. Dyer on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

You’ve been disenfranchised!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Sorry. The tone around here changed after the dual Open Registrations.

kingsjester on March 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM

While the several you mentioned are veterans, your point is well noted. My HotAir activity as dropped significantly since the dual open-registration. The Palin-bashing era was fine because it was only a few commenters that everyone knew were going to be there before even opening the page. Sure there were heated exchanges, but recently it has just gotten disgusting.

The Afghan thread and last night’s debacle just being the most recent examples.

I also didn’t vote in this poll (I don’t think). I’ve missed several because my attendance here is not what it used to be.

Pattosensei on March 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Allah, Tina and Ed have resolved themselves to get on board the Team Mitt train.

Depressing – even more so when Mitt loses this fall.

newtopia on March 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Exactly, Hot air has shewed the results to favor Mittens based on geographical locations (IP). Drudge is doing the exact thing today as well.

jjnco73 on March 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Obviously I can only speak for myself but my reduced time on HotAir has more to do with two new puppies and some problems there. I still love HotAir and the people here, new, old and administrative.

Cindy Munford on March 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

So we have resigned ourselves to running another squishy milquetoast candidate and losing in November.

Also, I am out of vodka.

Sammy316 on March 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Definition of Irony – comparing “ABRtard” to the content of ABRtard comments.

kingsjester on March 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Fixed it for you.

You are welcome.

Gunlock Bill on March 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Then ask about getting rid of social security with in the next 16 years. Getting rid of medicare, medicaid with in the next 16 years. Cutting the military. A good idea would be to have the poll look to see how many people initially picked a very fiscally conservative position and later, after reading the rest of the question chose to go back an revise it downwards.

Way too many on this site are so far from their actions in their self appraisals it is sickening.

From the green room version

astonerii on March 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

THIS!! SS & MC are unconstitutional. Everyone should be responsible for their own retirement & HC and both are ponzi schemes in their own right. With the military, the constitution calls for funding the military. Granted, excesses and waste needs to be restrained, but the average annual budget at 3% of GDP is not unreasonable. The govt itself should strive to keep itself at or below 10%. A ton of agencies need to disappear (EPA, HUD, HHS, IRS, DOE etc) or be privatized (ie FAA)

AH_C on March 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Ugg, let’s all hope this is not a foreshadowing of November. The establishment has never seemed to understand the cause/effect relationship with voter turnout when selecting a safe non-charismatic candidate. In this case it could be worse; Mitt may be non-conservative too. Nobody in the base gets excited to vote for more of the same.

kpguru on March 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

VP picks?

tuffy on March 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM

700 something votes. Palin was winning hotair polls for 1 year straight 2,000 votes. Pathetic turnout.

CoolChange80 on March 13, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Fixed it for you.

You are welcome.

Gunlock Bill on March 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Nope. You fixed it for yourself. Widdle feewings hurt?

kingsjester on March 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Pattosensei on March 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I brought up their names in response to a noobie’s assertion that veterans were ugly as well. That’s when I used the three veteran Romney supporters as examples.

kingsjester on March 13, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I voted Jindal for VP…as always.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM

As always, so did I . I have been saying for over a year that he will be the VP pick. I’m sticking to it.

kurtd on March 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I voted for West ….. and I am fine if Jindal gets it …. hate to see anyone hook up to this upcoming train wreck … hopefully it doesn’t destroy them afterward ….

conservative tarheel on March 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

AH_C on March 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I just threw in military spending to keep it real. I think military spending should be a rock solid 5% of gdp and only change for wars. Anything that is not needed should be put into war resource accumulation so that at times of war the only bid costs the government needs to worry about is the increased personell costs of more troops. Then, I think that the government should not be allowed to spend any more than the military budget, again, it should be accumulating wealth for times of downturn. Thus the government should collect no more than 10% of GDP at the federal level and likely should only be spending between 6 and 8 % in most years.

War resources would include minerals, fuel, munitions, spare parts, MREs and so forth. Rotation of stock from storage to use with in its shelflife. Military fuel stores should be in long shelf life types such as coal derived stuff. Having fuel stores that have a shelf life of the current types that are only in the range of months is almost pointless, those are just simply running reserves.

astonerii on March 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Thank You STUPID Party for RAMMING RINO Romney down our throats!?! The untrustworthy RepublilcRAT establishment has now INFECTED 46% of otherwise clear, right-thinking Americans with MHIT-For-Brains!?! MHIT-For-Brains, that dreaded LEMMING disease, ROBS people of any common sense whatsoever, and makes them vote for a LIBERAL against their will (because the RepublicRAT establishment made a backroom deal with Willard (from the RAT movie of the same name) in ’08)!?! Thanks a lot, STUPID Party for guaranteeing four more years of the present LIAR-In-Chief!?! The ONLY reason RINO Romney (aka Obama-Lite) is where he is today is because the RepublicRAT establishment WAS COMPLICIT in the LIES, LIES, LIES Willard (from the RAT movie of the same name) spread all over Florida about Gingrich(see “What Really Happened to the Gingrich Ethics Case?” By Byron York, Townhall.com, 2/6/2012)!!! So in esscense, what the RepublicRAT establishment will have accomplished for the sake of their own power grab, is to replace the J@ck@ss LIAR-In-Chief with the (R) version if they can drag Willard (from the RAT movie of the same name) accross the finish line in November, which is looking more and more DOUBTFUL each and every day!?! THANK YOU SO MUCH STUPID PARTY!?!?!

Colatteral Damage on March 13, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Food for thought…

Make a list of 10 of your friends/family members/co-workers who voted for Obama in 2008.

How many of these 10 people will you personally be able to convince to vote for the following candidates in 2012:

Santorum?

Gingrich?

Paul?

Romney?

Now, which candidate do you think will have the best chance of defeating Obama in 2012?

wren on March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

I tried casting a vote, but it didn’t seem to go through.

J.E. Dyer on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Next time, don’t forget your photo ID

NOMOBO on March 13, 2012 at 6:38 PM

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