Mitt Romney Opens Big Lead in South Carolina

A Reuters/Ipsos Poll conducted appears to have moved Mitt Romney, well ahead of his rivals.  The Bain attacks that accuse Romney of killing jobs as a private executive CEO, appear to have been shrugged off by buy cialis discount South Carolina Voters.  The poll suggests that Romney is the choice of 37% of voters, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum both at 16%, while Newt Gingrich has fallen into fourth place with 12%.

Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has fallen far back after holding a strong lead in South Carolina in December. He was in fourth place at 12 percent in the Reuters/Ipsos poll.

“In primary races things can change quickly but it does look like Romney is in position to win South Carolina, and if he wins … that’s sort of the end of the road for most of his challengers,” Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson said.  Reuters 

A Gallup Poll, which looked at the candidates nationwide has Romney at 35%, Santorum at 14%, and Paul and Gingrich at 13%.

In a direct matchup between Obama and Romney, Obama came in at 50%, while Romney trailed at 48%.   Basically that’s a statistical tie, pointing to a very close election should Romney become the Republican nominee.

Mitt Romney is now the only candidate that a majority of conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans nationwide see as an acceptable GOP nominee for president. Conservative Republicans are more likely to say this about Romney than about either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.  Gallup


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  1. this is such a joke. It isnt even a poll, it is an ‘online survey’ and there is no dataset anywhere on the web to examine. Extremely suspect!

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