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Romney Leads In South Carolina, Florida, and Perry Plummets

Romney Leads In South Carolina, Florida, and Perry Plummets

New polling out today confirms that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is continuing to lead his competitors in the next two election contests, with a small lead in South Carolina and a much bigger one in Florida.

According to Insider Advantage polling, Romney has a tiny, 2 percent lead over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, at 23 points to 21 points.  The numbers fall well within the margin of error, meaning it could actually be a statistical tie.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum garnered only 15 percent support.

Rasmussen polling states that Romney is “running away with the race” in Florida, where he has 41 percent of the vote.  His nearest competitor, Gingrich, comes in with only 19 percent.  Santorum has 15 percent and the rest of the field is in the single digits.

But the worst polling news out there is probably Texas Governor Rick Perry’s support, who’s numbers have plummeted in South Carolina.  The downward trend has inspired a hilarious “things less steep than Rick Perry’s drop in the polls” slide show on Talking Points Memo, which features roller coasters, Olympic sky jumps, and even the skyline of the Alamo.

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12:34PM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Romney is going to get the nomination but hopefully he won't win the election.

7:22AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

I'm not surprise. Perry has a hard time putting a complete sentence together.

7:02AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

I have a great suggestion - I think - with our country so deeply in debt, I suggest that ALL campaign advertising monies be donated to the US of A for our debt reduction, instead of on advertising these clowns for a Presidential candidate.
Wishful thinking I know, but, wouldn't that be great?

6:45AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

When will the people of America realize that if they vote for any of these clowns - Gingrich, Perry, Romney, Santorum - they will be actually bring an early and premature downfall of the nation. They are just whimsical, greedy, corporate backers who care very little for the average American. They care little for women's rights. They are happy to sacrifice the American women's freedom of choice at the altar of their deep religious bigotry. For them the satisfaction of corporate greed becomes a priority over serious environmental concerns. They believe climate change is a figment of the imagination because, as far as they are concerned, it is a figment of the imagination. After all they have shown their ignorance in many areas not least among them climate change.Their taxation policies will make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Instead of saying God Bless America - when these Republicans approach the presidential elections everyone should sing God Help America.

2:04AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

While it's hard to compete with Santorum or Gingrich for being a complete prick, Romney is doing his best, check out how he treats this guy with muscular dystrophy in a wheel chair because he uses medical marijuana:

And of course Romney made his poor dog ride on the roof of his car during a long drive to Canada.

Great guy! He wants disabled people in prison, and abuses animals, just who we need for president. Oh and he wants to start a war with Iran if he's elected!

1:55AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

I guess I am just disturbed that this crowd is taking up so much of our public airwaves when we could be having a more mature debate.

11:43PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Mitt Romney is a corporate raider, responsible for destroying the middle class in America. Check out Bain Corporation. He's evil.

8:59PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Scary Perry plummets....thank goodness.

8:38PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

It's the three stooges, Perry, Romney, and Gingrich. They're all corporate crooks and liars, so just pick one. They're all going to cut social security and medicare, assault women's rights, destroy the EPA, cut taxes for the rich, and go to war with Iran.

6:40PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Elect the GOP and then climb the tree, like the monkey you are.

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