Tag Archives: New Hampshire

Romney Consistently Blasting Through 25% Ceiling

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A favorite attack line of the left and non-Romneyites has been his inability to get above 25% of the vote in any poll.  They say “75 percent of the conservative base doesn’t want Mitt Romney.” I’ve always hated this argument because the same can be said about their candidate. Now that votes have been cast in Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney is consistently about 30 percent and has hit the 40s in New Hampshire and now in Florida says Rasmussen Reports:

Coming off his decisive win in Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary, Romney earns 41% support with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich a distant second at 19%. A new telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters finds former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum running third with 15% of the vote.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Utah Governor Jon Hunstman are next with nine percent (9%) and five percent (5%) support respectively. The two men finished second and third in New Hampshire where independents are allowed to vote in the primary. The Florida primary is open to Republican voters only. Texas Governor Rick Perry runs dead last among primary voters in the Sunshine State with two percent (2%) support. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

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Jonah Goldberg: “Newt, don’t get cocky”

If you haven’t heard Newt received the endorsement of the Union Leader, Newhampshire’s most influential newspaper. Goldberg says that Newt may take his newfound front runner status to build on his already large ego:

But I suspect and fear that Newt will interpret his comeback incorrectly and see his new front-runner status as proof he can discard all of the lessons-learned from his flame-out earlier this year. This is the moment where it’s going to be hardest for Gingrich to restrain his Newtness. This is the moment where perceived vindication breeds hubris. Already, he’s talking about teaching an online course from the White House, bragging that Obama can use teleprompters in their debates and trying to run as a general election candidate on immigration.

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Romney to Super Committee: “No new taxes”

Mitt and Ann Romney on December 22, 2007, at a...

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From Fox News:

In an increasingly rare occurrence, Mitt Romney took questions Saturday from the press after holding a town hall in Peterborough, New Hampshire, saying he would not support any plan negotiated by the congressional Super Committee that raised taxes.

“I believe the right answer is cutting taxes, so I will not endorse any plan that raises revenues, raises taxes.”

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