Thursday, January 05, 2012


The main takeaway from Suffolk University's new New Hampshire poll (via CNN) is that you can forget about Santorum-upset fantasies (or Paul-upset fantasies or Huntsman-upset fantasies), because Mitt has this in the bag:

The poll showed Romney maintaining his lead with 43 percent of the vote, followed by Paul (14 percent), Newt Gingrich (9 percent), Jon Huntsman (7 percent), while Rick Santorum (6 percent), fresh off an impressive Iowa Caucus second-place showing, managed to climb another point and is now within striking distance of third place.

But here's my favorite nugget from the poll:

[Ron] Paul dropped two points, from 16 percent to 14 percent, despite a third-place finish in Iowa last night....

Paul's drop was primarily due to younger voters ages 18-34, where he dropped from 29 percent to 18 percent.

Really, kids? Ron Paul is, like, so two weeks ago?

Please tell me you're rejecting him because you've learned about the racism, the gay-bashing, and the fundy-coddling anti-abortion position, or, perhaps because you've now fully grasped the Darwinian cruelty of libertarian economics. I really hope you haven't dropped him because he flopped in Iowa and now is just not cool.


ploeg said...

The key part is: This track was conducted Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 using live telephone interviews with landline and cell phone users. The margin of error is +/-4.4 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence.

So most of this poll was conducted before the caucus on the evening of 3 January, and the changes seem to have kept well within the margin of error.

c u n d gulag said...

I don't know - maybe they found out that Rand Paul is his son?

At first blush, someone who believes in Aqua-Buddha may sound pretty cool - but when you look into him a little more, he should make you do more than just blush.

And what's with the hair, Rand? It's un-Galtian to comb your won hair?
Then, create a job - pay a barber!

BH said...

I'm going to be interested in the SC results. NH not as much, given Mitty's next-door status & NH not being (in my mind at least) a stereotypical red state, while SC is. I was surprised that Nikki Haley endorsed Mitty (a VP-nom ploy perhaps?), but I don't know how much in-state pull she has. No matter who else wins it, if my Gov-for-Life Perry bombs in SC as I devoutly hope he does, I'll do a little jig as he & his remaining entourage limp home as big losers.