Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich: Florida polls sharply diverge in final stretch

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  • Pete1215 Lafayette, IN
    Jan. 31, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    It should either be illegal to have early voting or it should be illegal to report on the results. People are effected by what they see in the early vote, which negates the notion of independent voting.

  • deep in thought Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 9:48 p.m.

    @ A guy with a brain

    I hear you brother! I am constantly shocked and amazed that anyone jumps on the Gingrich bandwagon. He is bombastic, conceited, and makes promises that are outrageous. A moon colony is only the start of it. Today he promised to undo 40% of Obama's work on the first day he is in office with "executive orders." Talk about a liar, he acts as if there is no congress as the voters lap it up as him being bold.

    He panders to the basest of emotion: anger, envy, fear, and frustration to get votes. He takes zero responsibility for his own failings and instead blames "the moderators" or "the liberal media" or "Romney."

    He promises all over to run a positive campaign and then says that he will only run "the facts" and then slides into full on below the belt warfare in a matter of a few days.

    He complains like a child about the ad Romney runs that got "4 Pinocchios" and was not totally accurate (hey - it was not a $300,000 ethics FINE it was a PENALTY - huge difference according to Gingrich) and then he puts out the most ridiculous political movie against Romney that got torched by political fact checker sites.

    If Santorum ever surged and it looked like he was going to beat Romney, I would rest easy. Santorum is honorable and would never make the USA the laughing stock of the world. Gingrich on the other hand would accomplish that "his first day in office" and every day. I would never vote for Gingrich, EVER.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Jan. 30, 2012 7:30 p.m.

    Anybody else want to vomit over Newt's incessant, false accusations against Mitt Romney?

    - Gingrich is an outsider? How is a repeatedly elected congressman and former Speaker of the House an "outsider"?
    - Gingrich has morals that go hand-in-hand with Mom and Pop Smith on Main Street America? Not unless Mom/Pop cheat on their spouses (plural).
    - Gingrich is for Republican values? You mean like attacking the very notion that a person is entitled to keep what they earn? (this is what he's doing in attacking Mitt's wealth, viciously saying Mitt is nothing more than a corporate raider. Ever hear of Staples? Sports Authority? Domino's Pizza? Bain Captial helped GROW jobs.
    - Gingrich is Reagan's torch-bearer? Then why did Reagan mention Gingrich only ONCE in his AUTObiography?

    Fellow conservatives: we are all angry at the idiotic federal government, but just because someone is angry (like Newt is) does NOT mean that their anger is valid / actually directed at those that caused the problem. I can be angry and grab a microphone at a public event and rail against a rude clerk at Home Depot but are they the ones that caused the problems in our federal government? Of course not. At its essence, Newt is angry, but his wrath is directed at the wrong people. Morality and ethics ALWAYS matters because poor character always results in poor vision & direction. Because of this, the one who should be receiving Newt's anger is Newt himself. The fact Newt is berating everyone but himself is the reason so many of us conservatives are sick of him.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    @ Pagan

    They "think" Iowa went to Santorium by 34 votes. But there were several precints that were lost and those votes weren't counted.

    Every Democrat says Gore defeated Bush in the popular vote but there were a million absentee ballots not counted in California. That was because Gore won the State by a margin over 1 million, but in the entire country's totals, it wasn't so.

    My point is: With uncounted votes how do you know who won?

    Romney proclaimed Iowa a virtural tie and coming from that state, that's a pretty good showing for him.

    I do agree with you about two things: Romney most likely will win and "don't count your chickens before they hatch."

    Too bad character and keeping promises holds so little value these days.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    From the folks who give us pants up to the armpits, our cuban policy and hanging chads, not to mention jeb bush...we are once again looking for guidance. We haven't learned yet.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    'If you check the 2008 stats at realclearpoltics website, with the exception of Arizona, Mitt won all the states in February by large and comfortable margins.' - LDSareChristians | 4:05 p.m. Jan. 30, 2012


    still lost the Republican nomination...

    in 2008.

    I will concede that Romney is most likely to win. But to look at past defeats as a precurser to victory...?

    Well, 'don't count your eggs before they are hatched.'

    Romney proclaimed himself the winner of Iowa as well.

    That, went to Rick Santorum.

  • LDSareChristians Anchorage, AK
    Jan. 30, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    Mitt is set to win Florida!

    The 6 primaries in the month of February are in the bag. If you check the 2008 stats at realclearpoltics website, with the exception of Arizona, Mitt won all the states in February by large and comfortable margins. The obvious winner in Arizona last time, is endorsing Mitt this time.
    So, the 6 primaries after Florida will be easy wins for Mitt.
    Washington State Mar 3rd, I haven't studied it yet.
    Mar 6, Super Tuesday, 11 states: Alaska (my state), Wyoming, Idaho, Mass, ND, Vir (Mitt only one on ballot) all easy. Hard to get will be GA, Tenn, OK, because of evangelical vote. OH and Vermont, probably on momentum will go for Mitt.
    After Mar 6th? Well, McCain has endorsed Mitt. Many of the states that went with him last time will probably go with Mitt this time.
    If you look at the wiki site primary results, all the yellow states (Mitt) and most of the Green (McCain) states from 2008 should go for Mitt. Most of the blue (Huckabee/Evangelicals)will probably go for Newt/other.

    Go Mitt 2012