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Latest Pennsylvania Poll - Santorum lead shrinks from 29% to 2%

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120328_Santorum_skidding...

This was predictable. Santorum is despised in his home state. The press is reminding everybody about his awful voting record and past ethics violations . Romney TV ads haven't even hit the air yet. Also, Santorum did not get his delegates on the ballot. Ron Paul is positioned to pick up a lot of delegates even if he loses to Romney in Pa.
I love the santorum skid metaphor too!



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Title Misleading!

Romney 28% vs Santorum 30% ~ he has a slim 2% lead. It is NOT 29% to 2% as your title states. Please read more carefully in the future. thanks...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Santorum and Dr. Paul can split the delegates in PA...

The perfect strategy and senario would be for the Paul supporters that live in the south in Pennsylvania should vote for Santorum's delegates and the the Santorum supporters that live in the north in Pennsylvania should vote for Paul's delegates.

The end result would have Santorum and Paul splitting the delegates in Pennsyvania and SHUTTING Romney out of any delegates there.

Without this strategy there is a good chance that Romney will get all of Pennsylvania's delegates.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

Thanks, but one thing

Could you change the article to one that isn't so biased so that we don't give them the traffic/ratings? The end of that article says "'They are clearly going nowhere in this race,' Madonna said of Gingrich and Paul. 'This is clearly a two-person race.'" They can take their lies and bias and go fly a kite off a cliff for all I'm concerned. Also notice how they listed Paul after Gingrich even though Gingrich has a lower percentage than Paul. We shouldn't give sites like this the ratings of our traffic. Let's find a new source reporting on this poll :(

actually nvm

That poll is ran by Terry Madonna, who I already don't trust as far as I can throw. Anyone who would state that sort of misinformation that it is a two man race now between Romney & Santorum is clearly both biased and wacko. So I don't even believe the poll now. Great "news", Philly.com

Finally saw 1 Romney sign in Lancaster County

and 1 in Coatesville (I put a RP sign up next to it)
& hopefully convinced another person to switch the only Santorum sign I saw to a Congressman Ron Paul - down near Gap, Pa off of Route 30 -

All the other signs I see in Lancaster County are Ron Paul signs :) Pennsylvania's need a boot in the arse but many are wide awake & have been active for quite a while keeping Liberty alive..

Working to free the hemp seed - Thanks to Congressman Paul's efforts HR 1831. Peace

Election Rigging i think

I think the GOP is now setting the stage to get Romney the nomination by rigging against Santorum now. Santorum is worse than Romney in my opinion.

Santorum is the worst candidate

Santorum is the worst candidate out of the bunch, including everyone who dropped out. I'm from PA and nobody likes him here. I wrote a blog post on his delegate and endorsement struggles in PA a few weeks ago.
http://lionsofliberty.blogspot.com/2012/03/santorum-struggli...

Great news !!

Hope this sets a trend.If it does,this could change things a lot in Texas.I would think that evangelicals would finally be taking a closer look at Paul.Lets hope so.Pray !!

(sarcasm) Hooray!

Mitt Romney is going to win PA! Oh wait, Romney is just like Santorum and Obama. But he's more of a smooth talker/liar so I guess that's not so bad.

Not that I give...

a rats ass about Santorum, but I read the piece you linked to and saw nothing about him going from 29% to 2%. I did read where his margin over Romney slipped to just 2 points. What's up with that?

I

really wish "we'd" all quit using the term, 'home state'--when referring to Pennsylvania/Santorum. He was born in Virginia. Newt and Ron Paul were born in Pennsylvania, their home state! I think the term is oft-used because Santorum was a Senator here, but it's NOT his home state!! (I loathe Rick Santorum!)

I've written some anti-Santorum pieces which have been published in my local newspaper, but you're right--the press has been publishing many anti-Santorum articles, with or without input from their readers. I've also written pro-Paul pieces and distributed brochures in my county, plus disbursed hundreds of brochures to 2 people from 2 other counties for distribution in their respective counties.

PA IS tough. I know the identity of the Paul-supporting delegate in my district, and he will be getting my vote. I know the identity of the Paul-supporting delegate in the next northern-most district--however, his name will not appear on my ballot.

Good luck in PA, Dr. Paul. You and your local delegate have my vote...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

@Habit4ming

Most Penna CDs have a full slate (either 3 or 4) of Ron Paul delegates.

Have you contacted your congressional district coordinator to make sure yours only has one? It would be a shame to vote one when you might have three or four, not to mention alternates, too.

Local Meet-ups?

Can someone local contact the Ron Paul Meet-ups, or look at old rosters to ID the Ron Paul supporters? If those names were published, locally (in a way limited to Ron Paul supporters), and distributed by e-mail from supporter to supporter, the results could be boosted.

You'd have to be careful not to set it up so that opponents use the list as people not to vote for, but either way, it comes down to having the most troops on the ground who are electronically connected to spread the info.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

If the overwhelming concern of

the people they polled is the economy, how in the world does Ron Paul get only 9?

Seems to me that the campaign has lots of work to do in PA and they should start doing it without further delay.

I'm sure our people will go out for delegate positions but, there are a more that can be gotten there, if only the campaign would put a greater focus on Ron Paul and his economic expertise.

Okay, PA grassroots, get the word out quickly and spread it all around. Talk to people, get pamphlets circulated, whatever it takes. Don't rely on the campaign to do it. Their focus may be, wisely or unwisely, elsewhere.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Don't trust the polls

It's a set-up for electronic rigging. It's a warning they are planning to alter the votes, electronically. This time let's have the exit poll data from key precincts. Who will do this? I will help.

drkresearch@hotmail.com

Unfortunately,

because they still believe the government is there to do stuff and save us. And they have bought into the rhetoric that too much cutting straight away would be harmful to the economy.

to get a real good showing Ron Paul needs to campaign for

at least a week in a state to get enough exposure.

Our problem is the media blackout and no info about RP . Even some Tv ads wouldnt be enough. Santorum has media coverage and it doesnt matter if bad or good for him. Romney has all the money to pay interviews and ads all day long.

Its up to us to inform everybody with free flyers, super brochures and everything available.

Im frustrated cause im pointing this all the time out. Most people I meet dont even know that he is still in the race. And if then they dont know what he stands for..

We will lose this whole thing cause the majority of paul supporters spends its time with internet polls and yada yada in the web.

The few brave who go door to door or distribute flyers are not enough. The ones who show up to vote and be a delegate are not enough.

We have no exposure in the media and no one knows what RP stands for.

Many will say.. why didnt I..2012

http://www.dailypaul.com/218630/lets-follow-the-doctor-and-e...
http://www.dailypaul.com/219753/why-we-need-to-distribute-th...
http://www.dailypaul.com/220226/win-the-info-war-in-your-nei...
http://www.dailypaul.com/220289/the-majority-of-americans-wi...
http://www.dailypaul.com/221735/free-flyers-all-over-america
http://www.dailypaul.com/222098/follow-up-to-ron-pauls-great...

all said..nothing done...(I know some are really engaged but its too few)
We need every Paul supporter and at least every DP member to start informing his area now. 20 minutes a day at least. This is more important then any moneybomb.

We are not far away from winning but tis on us to secure that.

Get the info out or we lose!

we need a PR STUNT

yeah that reads like a lie, underhanded trick,
low bred ploy

BUT
this is a war and everything is allowed

the short time I have been here I have seen such incredible creativity its no big deal to agree on some very creative and harmless stunt to get mass coverage

cant say what as I just got here and see what would have been done 'back-in-the-day' when I was a street activist in NYC

some wild thinkers would have got together over a pizza and thought of ways to stage a crowd and media gatherer

this needs doing here
send ideas in and we can all contribute to what and where
we need to play a theater piece for major coverage

we used to call it guerilla theater
that might offend some her but it always worked well
made all the news casts every time

plan...

where?
when? what?
and can we do it in several places at one time?
if many smaller news groups cover one spot its easier to get several up on news casts
and make montage for videos !

remember PETA was very effective before they got so fascist and turned the public against them

some of the stunts I remember wouldnt be acceptable to the more liberal minded supporters of Ron Paul

BUT I learned this stuff from ultra libs and commies
who stop at NOTHING to get their agenda in force as long as the "leaders' keep their hands clean

so whatever the lib/commies would do to us and HAVE ALREADY
should let us toss aside any compunctions in doing a STARTLING STREET PERFORMANCE in several cities all at one time

revolutions are not won by holding ones nose but being willing to get splattered with ketchup,eggs,green half
solid jello and any other slime that gets attention
or dressing as various animals and pretending to steal the bag of cash

it MUST be funny for the people who get to see it
and some should be warned to have their cell cameras running

and it HAS to look like fun on utube

thinking caps on
GO !

we will win without harming any one !

Pennsylvania is a tough nut to crack

It is a closed primary, and the delegates are elected on the ballot. they do not specify who they support, unless they choose to advertise that themselves. Santorum does not have many delegates on the ballot.

Many delegates are local political insiders, that will win because of name recognition - they are local county commisioners, etc. They will do whatever the party tells them to do. Even if Santorum would win, the insiders say - go Romney, and they will. Unless we get delegates, but it is tough.

That's probably why the campaign won't

put resources into PA. I expect the same next door in NJ.
Without grassroots people on the ground working their butts off, nobody will have a clue about Ron Paul. Can our people get themselves on the ballot for delegate spots? Maybe, if the grassroots spread the message, more people in PA would cast votes for our guys?

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

any NJ grassroots please send website and or phone #

Saw quite a few Ron Paul yard signs here in 08

none lately but stickers on vehicle windows

I made a very large button type lapel pin by gluing an da on cardboard and wear ti on a jacket so it shows 25-30 feet away

twice horns have blown and a voice blows back in the air rush
Roonn Paauuuul
clerks say "oh hi !the Ron Paul lady"

if anyone is hooked on a one liner I give them I hand them
a card and ask they read it and pass it on as the media
is keeping on Paul hidden so we must do his advertising for him

Several people have said "Yeah I heard that"

Of course I ask them if they WANT the msm to tell them who to vote for

that rankles ! !

working the populace get them friendly first then make them angry so they THINK of what you told them and READ what u gave them

and usually they WILL gossip it up while they are still angry that can last two or three days !

good payback on a few well chosen words and a card

We Are Grassroots in Pa

Little or no support from the campaign. It's a shame because Dr Paul is from Pittsburgh and did very well in Pa in 2008.I guess things could change if the campaign sees a strategy where it is worth spending money in Penna? One of the delegates on the ballot, a guy named Phil English from Erie is in the press all the time. He is a personal friend of santorum and has now thrown his support to romney. Newspapers report that this guy was arrested twice for soliciting underage boys for sex, but it is only alternative media that reports this.

Phil English

What a pig! I thought I remembered RP did very well in PA last time. As for the campaign, here in Texas, things have just started to kick into gear and we only have 3 weeks before conventions. Don't lose hope.

I will crawl thru glass to be

I will crawl thru glass to be a delegate for the good Dr. in Dallas! Bring it, GOP!

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin

Little Elm, Tx

Strange poll. If you add up

Strange poll. If you add up both the percentages of Mit and Frothy, it amounts to less than 60%. Yet Ron Paul only gets 9%, and Grinch gets 6%. So there are around 30% of voters still undecided.

This shows RP at 9%:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012...

Lets get him to double digits.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H. G. Wells

27 percent undecided is a huge number

Almost as large as either of the "front-runners" percentages. Why is that not part of the story here?

Perhaps because Paul might benefit if the truth were told, eh?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Maybe the superPACS will do something.

It is obvious the clueless Jesse Benton and John Tate won't do it.