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Rockntractor
01-28-2012, 07:52 PM
ReutersBy Patricia Zengerle | Reuters 1 hour 34 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House hopeful Mitt Romney widened his lead over rival Newt Gingrich to 11 percentage points in Florida, according to Reuters/Ipsos online poll results on Saturday, up from 8 points a day earlier, as he cemented his front-runner status in the Republican nomination race.

With just three days remaining before Florida's Republican primary, Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, led Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, by 43 percent to 32 percent among likely voters in Florida's January 31 primary, the online poll said.

He had led Gingrich by 41 percent to 33 percent in the online tracking poll on Friday.

"The momentum in Florida ... really seems to be moving in Romney's direction," said Chris Jackson, research director for Ipsos Public Affairs.

The poll confirmed that Romney's fortunes are turning around in Florida a week after a stinging setback when Gingrich scored an upset win in South Carolina's primary.

Romney has moved ahead of Gingrich in several Florida polls, after turning in his strongest debate performance yet in the seesawing race for the Republican nomination to oppose Democratic President Barack Obama's bid for re-election in November.

The Reuters/Ipsos survey showed Romney also gained when voters were asked who they would support in a head-to-head contest with Gingrich. Saturday's results showed that 53 percent would support him, versus 45 percent for Gingrich.

In the results released on Friday, Romney had led by just 2 percentage points when voters were asked the same question.

SANTORUM GETTING SOME GINGRICH SUPPORT?

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum trailed well behind with 16 percent support, but he had gained ground from 13 percent in Friday's results.

"It seems like some people who are leaving Gingrich are moving to the other conservative in the race, Rick Santorum," Jackson said.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul was at 6 percent, up from 5 percent. The small-government libertarian has not been campaigning in Florida.

Romney has subjected Gingrich to a blistering run of attack advertisements in Florida. He has assailed Gingrich for leaving Congress under an ethics cloud in the 1990s and for being a Washington insider and lobbyist in the two decades since.

Gingrich denies he ever worked as a lobbyist, but has yet to find an effective way to parry Romney's attacks.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, capturing many voters after the most recent debate in Jacksonville on Thursday, where Romney was seen as a clear winner.

Florida lets voters cast their ballots early at polling stations or by mail, and 30 percent of the poll respondents said they had done so, compared with 29 percent on Friday.

Romney held a 12-point lead among those who had already voted, and an 11-point lead among those who had not yet voted.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online surveys, but this poll of 903 likely voters has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Saturday's Reuters/Ipsos survey is the second of four daily tracking polls being released ahead of Tuesday's Florida primary.

(Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/romney-widens-lead-florida-republican-primary-race-poll-213505446.html

fettpett
01-28-2012, 07:57 PM
bunch of RINO's and Libs in FL..no surprise

Chuck58
01-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Take Santorum out of the race and most of his support would go to Gingrich. I think the huge majority of Paul worshipers would go with Gingrich, if Paul would end his personal crusade. I can't imagine either group backing Romney.

Rockntractor
01-28-2012, 09:24 PM
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Janice
01-28-2012, 10:24 PM
A Reuters poll eh?

If they said the sky was blue .. I would have to go over and look out my window to see if its true.

Anybody remember how they manipulated Florida in the last election?

Right up to the very last minute.

SaintLouieWoman
01-29-2012, 12:13 AM
A Reuters poll eh?

If they said the sky was blue .. I would have to go over and look out my window to see if its true.

Anybody remember how they manipulated Florida in the last election?

Right up to the very last minute.
The problem is so many people from the NY area have moved here. I get sick reading the editorial page of the local lib rag here. Nothing would surprise me.

Janice
01-29-2012, 12:58 AM
The problem is so many people from the NY area have moved here. I get sick reading the editorial page of the local lib rag here. Nothing would surprise me.

Well of course. Once libs have totally screwed up one state they must move to another .. to continue the process. And south Florida is the worst, unfortunately.

Chuck58
01-29-2012, 01:09 AM
They've done the same in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. They used to be fairly Republican states, especially NH. Now, with NYers, Massholes and others moving to them supposedly to escape high taxes, they've changed the demographics.

Here in NM, it's the reverse. This state was reliably blue. The people coming in have swung it almost red. It's in the toss-up stage now.

Novaheart
01-29-2012, 01:19 AM
bunch of RINO's and Libs in FL..no surprise

I call the ones around here "beach Republicans". There are plenty of religious fanatics inland.

Novaheart
01-29-2012, 01:24 AM
Somebody should ask Romney about the history of the Nephites and Lamanites in the Americas. With a laugh track, of course.

Chuck58
01-29-2012, 01:52 AM
Somebody should ask Romney about the history of the Nephites and Lamanites in the Americas. With a laugh track, of course.

Now you're going to make me dig out the Book of Mormon that some missionaries left years ago - if we haven't tossed it out. Seems like I remember the Lamanites being the bad guys and Nephites the good guys.

Rockntractor
01-29-2012, 01:55 AM
Seems like I remember the Lamanites being the bad guys

It seems to me they invented counter tops too.:confused:

Chuck58
01-29-2012, 02:17 AM
It seems to me they invented counter tops too.:confused:

You could be right. We've got a whole kitchen of those tops.

I don't like bashing or joking about anybody's religion, not even that of the farmer I know with 2 wives and last I knew 7 kids near Monticello Utah. He, by the way, is a tithe paying LDS Mormon not one of the offshoot fundamentalist types. But, the Mormon religion is just too out there for me.

Rockntractor
01-29-2012, 02:21 AM
You could be right. We've got a whole kitchen of those tops.

I don't like bashing or joking about anybody's religion, not even that of the farmer I know with 2 wives and last I knew 7 kids near Monticello Utah. He, by the way, is a tithe paying LDS Mormon not one of the offshoot fundamentalist types. But, the Mormon religion is just too out there for me.

I'm sure they can handle a little ribbing now and then.:D

Chuck58
01-29-2012, 02:36 AM
I'm sure they can handle a little ribbing now and then.:D

The ones around here are pretty humorless - sort of like Romney but without his phony sounding laugh.

Janice
01-29-2012, 11:40 AM
They've done the same in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. They used to be fairly Republican states, especially NH. Now, with NYers, Massholes and others moving to them supposedly to escape high taxes, they've changed the demographics.

Here in NM, it's the reverse. This state was reliably blue. The people coming in have swung it almost red. It's in the toss-up stage now.

Any state that has low taxes and/or is a right to work state is to be targeted by these "enlightened" leftists.

After all .. its the promise of socialism is it not? Since they cant make us all equally rich, they will settle on making everyone equally miserable with unsustainable Utopia. And what better way to achieve that goal than to raise taxes thru the roof and unionize every worker in site. Im guessing Chavez and Castro only dream about having citizens of this mindset. Gotta love centraliizing power away from the individual doncha?

noonwitch
01-30-2012, 04:35 PM
The problem is so many people from the NY area have moved here. I get sick reading the editorial page of the local lib rag here. Nothing would surprise me.


My dad is just south of you guys, in the Englewood/Rotonda area. Around there, it's all people from Michigan and Ohio. Some from Ontario, but they don't vote in US elections.

djones520
01-30-2012, 04:50 PM
My dad is just south of you guys, in the Englewood/Rotonda area. Around there, it's all people from Michigan and Ohio. Some from Ontario, but they don't vote in US elections.

When I lived in the TC area, my neighbors were snow birds. Everytime at winter they'd head down to Florida. Was a popular thing with the older folks up there.

SaintLouieWoman
01-30-2012, 10:28 PM
When I lived in the TC area, my neighbors were snow birds. Everytime at winter they'd head down to Florida. Was a popular thing with the older folks up there.

It still is. If any baby boomer wants to feel young, move here. You'll feel like a kid when you're doing that defensive driving with the cars seemingly with no drivers. They're so small that you can barely see their head peeping over the steering wheel. (I can get away with this hopefully as I'm short, about 5'2"). I had to go somewhere to feel taller and younger. :D:D