Poll: GOP presidential contest in Georgia a three-way tie

An automated survey conducted last night by InsiderAdvantage for Fox5 Atlanta says the GOP presidential contest in Georgia is now – statistically – a three-way tie. From Southern Political Report:

– Newt Gingrich, 26 percent;

– Mitt Romney, 24 percent;

– Rick Santorum, 23 percent;

– and Ron Paul, 12 percent.

Margin of error is +/- 3.6 percent.

The above gives more meaning to Gingrich’s decision to skip Michigan and concentrate on the Super Tuesday states of Georgia and Tennessee.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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56 comments Add your comment

Georgian

February 21st, 2012
12:10 pm

Go Santorum! LOL

Centrist

February 21st, 2012
12:12 pm

Never has been an accurate poll, but surprising results.

Gingrich has been dismissed from the nomination probably for some time, and Santorum has been barely hanging on. Now that Santorum’s right wing positions, past voting records, and landslide incumbency election loss the last time he faced general election voters is being exposed – he has only one direction to go in the polls.

Centrist

February 21st, 2012
12:19 pm

By the way – rare kudos (from me) to Mr. Jim Galloway from staying away from the more recent AJC biased articles pushing repeal of anti-ILLEGAL immigration and socializing the Hope scholarship. This blog author has supported both in the past, but is thankfully restraining himself for now. The other Democrat re-districting issue (other than the Cherokee County school board) has finally faded from the AJC and this blog.

Road Scholar

February 21st, 2012
12:30 pm

Larry Moe and Curley?

clyde

February 21st, 2012
12:33 pm

Larry,Moe,Curly and Shemp.

honested

February 21st, 2012
12:34 pm

I forget the formula, when it’s an IA poll are you supposed to subtract ‘2′ or ‘4′ for gingrich?

clyde

February 21st, 2012
12:36 pm

I received a poll call and I lied .Lying has a tendency to skew the results a wee bit,which is the objective.

missmollie

February 21st, 2012
12:51 pm

This latest poll does not come as a surprise to anyone who understands Georgia politics.
Why is the smear sheet story regarding The Redeemer Church, Cumming, Ga being withhld by the elite media (not AJC.)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Ga Values...Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

February 21st, 2012
12:54 pm

Voted for Ron Paul this morning…

Newt LOBBYIST/ Crook

Santorum LOBBYIST/ Crook/ Nutcase

Romney White OBAMA

June

February 21st, 2012
12:57 pm

Mitt gets my vote

No Longer Republican

February 21st, 2012
12:59 pm

Can someone explain to me why the right wingers have such a problem with Romney? The mormons I know are about as conservative as you can get without all the hate and judgement. Romney has taken every single conservative position and is really the only one who could beat Pres. Obama, yet in a super right wing state like GA he is getting only 24% of the vote?? I know the Bible-thumpers can’t believe Gingrich is a better man and Rev, Santorum is just not all that.

roughrider

February 21st, 2012
1:16 pm

I don’t see how Newt can lose.With his moon colony idea, $ 2 a gallon gas, balanced budget and tax decrease, Newt is a shoo in unless he is caught lying again.

td

February 21st, 2012
1:18 pm

Moon Mullins

February 21st, 2012
10:41 am

I have nothing personally against Mitt and if he is the nominee then I will be more then happy to send him some money, get on these blogs everyday to support his campaign and vote for him as many times as I can get to the polls. This is a primary and I will support now whom I think is the most conservative candidate and to me that is Newt right now.

It was kind of like all the Hillary Clinton voters that had no problem voting for Obama in the general election but did not vote for him in the primary.

Becky

February 21st, 2012
1:18 pm

If Noot’s mouth is moving you can be assured he is lying.

loose ends

February 21st, 2012
1:20 pm

No Longer Repub…I’m not a right winger and I don’t pretend to be one BUT, if I had to guess it’s because of Romneycare in Mass. It served as the blueprint, if you will, for what people are calling Obamacare. Having said that RW Repubs have this thing in their mind that Romney doesn’t have a chance at beating the POTUS. They could give a flip about newt and his policies as long as he can beat the POTUS. To many of them having a black president is worse than their daughters marrying a black man. They won’t say it but it’s how they were raised. The “browning” of America is going to take time. Many people still operate holding on to beliefs of days gone by. IMO

WOW

February 21st, 2012
1:32 pm

@ NO Longer Republican

I think it has to do with the fact that he now takes all these positions, but didn’t in the past. Think what you will about Santorum, but the guy comes across that he genuinely believes what he says.

Same reason I supported Obama over Clinton. Passion vs Political calculation.

KFred

February 21st, 2012
1:38 pm

Can’t believe anyone takes Frothy seriously.

Becky

February 21st, 2012
1:46 pm

Lick Santorum 2012

Mark

February 21st, 2012
1:52 pm

CALLING ALL DEMOCRATS and INDEPENDENTS!

Lets all vote for the candidate that has no chance of winning the nomination just to keep the Primary going into the summer. Oh damn, now I need to choose between the 4.

Buckhead Boy

February 21st, 2012
1:54 pm

No Longer Republican, could it be that they fear that at any moment the ghost of George Romney will appear, grab Mitt by the collar, and hustle him from the stage to deliver a good chastising for his having lowered himself to pander to such reactionaries?

honested

February 21st, 2012
2:27 pm

Mark,

The tossup between noots and sans-scrotum is a difficult choice.

But it is a sure bet neither one of them would never be given the ‘football’.

The Snark

February 21st, 2012
2:38 pm

honested: I pray you are correct. Seriously. I’d rather see my dog with the “football” than either of those two.

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
2:50 pm

I still do not believe that Newt will carry Georgia. We shall see.

Georgia, The " New Mississippi "

February 21st, 2012
2:53 pm

Georgia is a red (neck) state. In the general election, republiCons will vote for whichever white guy wins their parties nomination. IMO, this is why no one will quit running and support the other candidate. With the “legalization” of the PAC’s, Super PAC’s, and Super Duper Super PAC’s , a candidate can keep running as long as some one is spending money.

Samuel L. Jackson

February 21st, 2012
2:56 pm

Hey Georgia, The “New Mississippi”………….”I only voted for Obama because he is black”….am I a racist?

Lauren

February 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

Sad. What a sad group.

MrLiberty

February 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

Quite shameful that so many republicans are so afraid of the ideas and principles of liberty and freedom. Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich are nothing more than Obama-lite. They do not represent any fundamental change to the status quo, have no serious plans on cutting real spending, don’t seem at all worried about the criminal Federal Reserve, or more importantly, the massive overseas US empire that is bankrupting us and creating more enemies and more profits for the military-industrial complex. Ron Paul 2012. There is fundamentally only ONE choice to make for the future of america.

zeke

February 21st, 2012
2:58 pm

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
3:05 pm

zeke….I do not trust anything posted by Bookman.

Ted

February 21st, 2012
3:05 pm

Romney is the typical accomplished businessman who says he “would make a horrible politician”.
He has. My biggest complaint is his hiring of Stu Stevens as his manager, a guy whose hubris may exceed that of Gingrich, hard to do. I am convinced Stu is more interested in his future than the country’s. Romney is a smart, hard working, dull guy, with business-like pragmatism. I don’t know how much more conservative you can get than a Mormon..which I am NOT. He should be doing better but for his campaign hacks who seem to have no clue.

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
3:06 pm

MrLiberty….I do not mind Ron Paul. However he has ZERO chance of winning.

Georgia, The " New Mississippi "

February 21st, 2012
3:17 pm

@ Samuel L. Jackson…. only you and God know the answer to that one…….not me

Samuel L. Jackson

February 21st, 2012
3:29 pm

New Mississippi……….But do you feel my comments were racist?

Jack

February 21st, 2012
3:36 pm

I am a life-long pro-business free enterprise republican. In a year winning re-taking the White House should be a “walk in the park”, our Party is throwing away this opportunity.

Independents vote pocketbook issues. Jobs, taxes, and pro-business wins the independent voter. Now we have Santorium who is obsessed with cultural/social issues. Day after day, that is his focus. I bet the White House
could not be happier than if they were writing the script.

If Rick Santorium is the nominee, the President will exceed his electoral vote total from 2008.

You wait and see. Santorium is riding high today mainly because people have not taken an indepth look at him. When he is forced to talk pocketbook issues, he is weak. When he talks about cultural warfare, he is strong.

We will take the White House with an experienced, successful businessman at the head of the ticket.

honested

February 21st, 2012
3:39 pm

Jack,

By ‘we’ I am assuming you mean President Obama, right?

Tom

February 21st, 2012
3:40 pm

Jack (3:36 pm)….well-said and spot on! We are shooting ourselves in our collective feet and the Dems are laughing their _____s off.

Real American

February 21st, 2012
3:43 pm

honested, he has to be.

td

February 21st, 2012
3:45 pm

honested

February 21st, 2012
3:39 pm

You do know that unemployment is back up to 9% and gas prices are rising? With the rise of gas prices will be the increased cost of food and more layoffs. You really think the people of this country are going to care about social issues come November if this continues?

zeke

February 21st, 2012
3:51 pm

where do you think gas prices would be if not for the recession:
http://horne.vplp.org/2011/01/weekly-us-retail-gas-prices-since-2000.html

how would you lower gas prices? especially with unstable iran/middle east situation?

Samuel L. Jackson

February 21st, 2012
3:52 pm

td….I really think they are too stupid to understand that Obama’s failed policies are causing these issues.

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
3:52 pm

Zeke….you do realize that gas was $1.89 when Obama took office right?

zeke

February 21st, 2012
4:01 pm

so you are saying obama winning in nov of 08 and taking office he should get credit for the price drop? that’s mighty big of you…..do you realize the price of gas mid 2008 and why it dropped to 1.89?

Ga Values...Ron Paul for Peace & Prosperity

February 21st, 2012
4:02 pm

Stole this 1 from the ABH

If only cars ran on hot air. Newt would be our savior.

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
4:03 pm

Zeke….Dude, you need to take a quick math course. Hmmmm, gas was $1.89 when he took office and now it is near $4 per gallon. You call that a price drop!?!?! Wow, you guys are dumber than I thought.

zeke

February 21st, 2012
4:11 pm

you must have gotten in ga before it got hard; , read the graph…what was price in mid 2008 or do i have to tell you. bet i scored higher on math sat than you did!

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
4:16 pm

zeke….Hahaa, I bet my dad can beat up your dad….hahaha clown.

You still have not addressed the facts. Obama took office gas was $1.89 and now they are $4. His policies have failed and have caused gas prices to increase. Remember he said that we should be paying $5 in gas.

Obama hates the poor.

Attack Dog

February 21st, 2012
4:20 pm

1. For those who compare Romney as an Obama Lite, have admitted that Obama is either a liberal conservative or a conservative liberal. 2. Remember those who said that “anybody can beat Obama,” are now saying that their Gang of 8 are all “nobodies.” Either way, Dixiecrats are chasing their tails.

UGA 1999

February 21st, 2012
4:22 pm

Attack Dog….Anyone can beat Obama and will…..

zeke

February 21st, 2012
4:28 pm

uga, noticed you did not answer the question, prices were over $4/gal remember (surely you can read the chart)….so before calling someone dumb you need to look in the mirror….stop embarring your alma mater moron

missmollie

February 21st, 2012
7:50 pm

When gasoline goes to $5.00 a gallon by Summer who ever is the GOP nominee will be tne next POTUS, IMO. MR will prevail all the way to the Oval Office.