Santorum Leads Romney By 2% in OH, 6% in NC

Just a mere two weeks ago, Scott Rasmussen told us Rick Santorum held an 18% lead over Mitt Romney in the state of Ohio. Since then, Rick Santorum has called the idea of going to college snobby and begged Democrats in Michigan to vote for him and now, his lead is down to two percentage points in Rasmussen’s latest poll.

Rick Santorum 33%
Mitt Romney 31%
Newt Gingrich 15%
Ron Paul 11%

This poll was done March 1st among 750 likely primary voters. Meanwhile in North Carolina, Public Policy Polling has come out with a Republican primary poll showing Santorum ahead of Romney by 6%.

Rick Santorum 31%
Mitt Romney 25%
Newt Gingrich 23%
Ron Paul 8%

This poll was done February 29-March 1 among 411 likely primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 10:18 am
Filed under: General | Comments (63)

63 Responses to “Santorum Leads Romney By 2% in OH, 6% in NC”

  1. Frontal Robbieotomy says:


  2. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Thread rules

    Define “the establishment”

  3. GPO says:

    from previous thread

    68.Everyone should read this- well put- shows the kind of scum we are up against- im sure not a surprise to a lot here

  4. Tim V says:

    “the establishment”

    those that control the levers of power in the GOP due to money, position, or other influence. the status quo.

  5. NYCmike says:

    #3 – the part about Moby Dick was funny! And Breitbart saying some plate “was the bomb”!

  6. GPO says:

    Order 66 happened, GPO

    Comment by SoHope — March 2, 2012 @ 10:02 am


  7. Hall Monitor says:

    Post from previous thread:
    Hall Monitor says:
    March 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

    #80…You’ve got a real problem in the way you express yourself. Annie tells it like it is without being obscene. We will vote GOP no matter who gets the nomination. Go to post #68 so you can read what is dividing this country. You have an important decision to make for your own good, especially if you have children.

  8. Waingro says:

    George Will has gone off the deep end.

  9. Marv says:


    You appear to be ignoring me today. Does it have anything to do with my animus toward vitually all Philadelphia sports teams, both professional and college?

  10. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Why isn’t the former speaker of the house part of the establishment?

    Why isn’t a two term senator a member of the establishment?

    Why is a guy who had never served in congress a member of the establishment?

  11. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Doesn’t every organization need an establishment?

  12. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Wow George wills column is brethtqaking in its stupidity

    Is he going dem?

  13. mnw says:

    the people who attend the annual WH correspondents’ dinner, either as guests OR members, & those who YEARN to attend. ie., people whose life would be complete if they could just get to know Diane Sawyer

  14. Tim V says:

    #80…You’ve got a real problem in the way you express yourself

    I second that opinion.

  15. Bitterlaw says:

    Marv –

    You magnifent bastard. I read your posts!

  16. Tim V says:

    mfg derangement syndrome: characterized by hyperbole and hatred of evangelicals combined with foul language and shaollow thinking.

  17. Bitterlaw says:

    Order 66? MD was a Jedi?

  18. Bitterlaw says:

    Define “the Estab;ishmnet”:

    Republicans who want to win elections rather than lose by sending a message.

  19. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    I call it honesty

    Rather than get offended at my language you might want to get angry at a thief who steals from PA taxpayers and then begins a crusading campaign based on ethics honesty and personal morality

  20. Jeff G. says:

    SoHope, from previous thread:

    “Yeah and the Exxon station down the road should stop selling gas and try to make money selling stuff inside the store.”

    I get your point, but actually the “Exxon station” makes a much better margin on that stuff inside the store. Of course, the gas is what gets people to stop there in the first place. But the franchises make a very small margin on gasoline sales.

  21. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Or get mad at a guy who shrieks about how republican primaries should be only for republican voters three weeks ago then changes his mind for pure political expediency and allies with Michael Moore and the lowliest of the Kos trash

  22. Robbie says:

    Define “the establishment”

    Comment by Frontal Robbieotomy — March 2, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Anyone not for your prefered candidate.

  23. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Maybe you should be mad at that instead

  24. Bitterlaw says:

    As a Pennsylvania taxpayer, I wasn’t too bothered bt Santorum’s theft. It was sort of refreshing to see a Pepublican doing it. It made me proud that our side could compete with the Democrats.

  25. Robbie says:

    George Will has gone off the deep end.

    Comment by Waingro — March 2, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Saying he believes neither Romney nor Santorum can win is hardly going off the deep end. Where’s the evidence they can win? I haven’t seen it, with the exception of Gallup.

    We have an economy in it’s fourth year of recession, unemployment has been over 8.5% for three years, and gas prices are the highest they been. Under these circumstances, Romney ought to have a ten point lead nationally.

    The fact Romney still trails Obama in the RCP average is amazing considering how unhappy the country is with Obama.

    Will isn’t the first to say this and he won’t be the last as we get closer to election day.

  26. Robbie says:

    Wow George wills column is brethtqaking in its stupidity

    Is he going dem?

    Comment by Frontal Robbieotomy — March 2, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    No. He just chooses not to believe the same things as the people who believed the polls were wrong in 2008 and said McCain was surging at the end.

  27. Jeff G. says:


    You asked about Gallup vs. Rasmussen in 2008 on the previous thread. Rasmussen’s final day horse-race number in 2008 was Obama 52-46, very close to the actual of 52.9-45.7(the final 2004 number was even more precise – he projected Bush by 50.2-48.5, and the actual was 50.7-48.3). On Oct. 31, 2008, Gallup had Obama winning 53-40, so they were quite a bit off. In fact, most polls other than RAS had Obama winning by much larger margins than the actual vote.

  28. SUSYQUE says:

    Stephen Bannon:
    We’ll release the tapes Breitbart has of Obama’s college years in the next 10 days Allahpundit

    Via Mediaite, here’s the hotly anticipated answer to the lingering question raised by Breitbart’s CPAC speech. No, he wasn’t just messing with the left’s head when he said he has tapes of The One in his younger years. They exist,

  29. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Must denigrate republicans…
    Must deigrate republicans……
    Must troll for my democratic masters………

  30. Robbie says:

    “It’s clear the negative ads are what’s keeping this guy alive,” said Nelson Warfield, a Republican strategist who worked for Mr. Perry. “It seems like Republican primary voters will not vote for Mitt Romney unless they are forced into it. And the way they’re forced into it is when he beats the other guy senseless.”

    Divide and conquer, the Romney way.

  31. Frontal Robbieotomy says:

    Must continue endless dishonest trolling…
    Must keep lying………

  32. jenny-not a republican anymore says:

    #27, gallup showed obama losing to romney. gallup has been the gold standard for polling.

  33. Bitterlaw says:

    Video from Obama’s college years? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I guess we have no real issues to use against Obama. Sad.

  34. Bitterlaw says:

    If you use a candidate’s own words and record against them it is negative campaigning only if Romney does it. If Santorum begs for Democrats to help him beat Romeny, that is the path that all true conservatives should embrace.

  35. marc says:

    Senate Democrats push for confirmation of Obama judges…

  36. marc says:

    Rep. Norm Dicks will not seek reelection

  37. marc says:

    Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman nab a huge endorsement from House Speaker Steve Tilley the states most powerful Republican office holder. He will serve has her campaign chairmen. Tilley has the roldex to powerful Republican donors who could help Steelman raise money.

  38. SUSYQUE says:

    Could it be that a couple of weeks before the election ooo will open up all the energy sources
    we have been screaming about wanting for 3 years.
    I don’t care if the economy improves or more jobs are created, this man has to go-go-go in 2012!
    I keep hearing, ooo is a good man. NO HE ISN’T!
    He lies and steals our money and puts great burdens on the business community for his own aggrandizement! He has this country skating over thin ice! He is neither worthy of respect nor honor. He cannot be trusted with our future.

  39. Waingro says:

    #25, so therefore we should “give up” on the presidency and focus on the congressional elections? Nothing to troll here…move along!

  40. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – Bitterlaw will not run for President. He admits that in college, he occasionally drank beer to excess and hooked up with female students. Some of the women had smaller breasts than his wife. Developing . . .

  41. Waingro says:

    Gallup predicts unemployment rate in all measures will go up when released next week:

  42. Bitterlaw says:


  43. SUSYQUE says:

    Saturday and Sunday, Huck plans to have the 4 nominees on his program. 5 o’clock PST

  44. mnw says:

    hi, there?

  45. pitchaboy says:

    If you read Gallup’s conclusions, it basically sgtates that UE will go up and if the labor dept does not agree, it is not factual based on realities that exist. In other words, there is enormous pressure on the labor department to come clean; but, dont hold your breath.

  46. marc says:

    Naturally if the government claims that all these jobs are being created now more and more people will go back into the job seeking market increased the rate.

  47. SUSYQUE says:

    #41…Bitter, you are breast-obsessed. Either your mama bottle-fed you or breast-fed you five years! Which is it ?!?

  48. Bitterlaw says:

    I lke what I like, SUSYQUE. I was a premature baby and I was bottle fed because the brilliant doctors in 1968 said that formula was superior to breast milk.

  49. lisab says:

    “Send a message to the GOP’s ‘good old boys'”

    that was my fault

    that is on me

    i briefly was advising santorum on the south

  50. Bitterlaw says:

    One more thing, SUSYQUE – I haven’t had any new ones since 1990 when I met my wife so I am definitely in the look and don’t touch category.

  51. Annie says:

    26 – Robbie – Romney is in a very good position for defeating Obama. Reagan did not pull ahead of Carter in 1980 until late September. There is a mythology being touted in the media, driven by the Obama Administration, that the economic picture is “turned around” and “going in the right direction.” They say it enough, so that that perception becomes the mentality of a swath of the public. However, the economy is anemic and vital signs are extremely weak. Real unemployment remains staggeringly high. Why have car sales increased recently? The price of gasoline is getting to an unacceptable range – which will also negatively effect the economy and the pocket money Americans have to spend.

    George Will must be getting old –

  52. SUSYQUE says:

    #49…Premature baby….very interesting…..(;-)

  53. Bitterlaw says:

    I just received an e-mail from Santorum. he is shocked that as Governor, Romney was a recipient of earmarks. Does his campaign team not even watch Santorum’s own debates and the earmark answers?

  54. Annie says:

    The earmarks that Santorum keeps saying Romney asked for was for security at the 2002 Olympics after 9/11. Santorum is a dweeb.

  55. SUSYQUE says:

    #49…Premature baby….very interesting…..(:-)

  56. marc says:

    If you check the Senate roll call vote it’s likely Santorum voted for the same earmarks.

  57. Bitterlaw says:

    Marc- probably. It seems like the politicians have not grasped the idea that people can actually do their own fact-checking now.

  58. marc says:

    Santorum will just say he was being a team player in voting for those earmarks for another state.

    Romney was Gov Mass of course he would want to get has much money coming back to Boston has possible.

  59. Tim V says:

    I lost all confidence in George Will when he hosted a dinner party with Obama and the other inside the beltway journalists. He comes across as a snob to me, an elitist word smith devoid of empathy for the common man. He is a pointy headed pretend conservative, that would get his butt kicked in any bar room fight. He likely prefers broadway to nascar, wine over beer. A real sweater man if there ever was one.

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