Poll: Romney Gains Ground with Uncertain SC Conservatives

The latest HuffPo/ Patch Power Outsiders poll finds Romney rising, Newt sinking and most unsure of who they'll support.

Sometimes, when the right answer is tough to verbalize, you just have to admit you're unsure of the answer.

So may be the case of South Carolina's Republicans, which poll after poll continue to show are uncommitted to a GOP candidate for the primary election that is now just 30 days away.

The latest of these polls, the weekly Huffington Post/ Patch Power Outsiders poll, finds former Gov. Mitt Romney gaining ground in the Palmetto State, with recent support from Gov. Nikki Haley, as he is elsewhere in the country. Also mirroring a national trend, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has begun to slide in SC support.

Gingrich maintained his 35 percent support among South Carolina influential conservatives this week, but those polled admitted they thought less favorably of him this week than last. Romney, meanwhile, saw his support grow to 23 percent from 15 percent.

But it's the certainty (or uncertainty) of those polled that leaves the most room for change in the next month. More than half of those polled (55 percent) admit they are either unsure who they are supporting or are possible swing votes from their current favorite candidate.

Numbers like that, keep the campaigns , Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Ron Paul and former Sen. Rick Santorum.

George Grace December 24, 2011 at 06:18 PM
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George Grace December 24, 2011 at 06:33 PM
Jan 17, 1935 FDR asked Congress for Social Security legislation. "The Social Security Act created a national system of old-age insurance in which most employees were compelled to participate..." ----------- Grace - I guess that answers the question whether Obama's mandatory health care enrollment is constitutional.
stanley seigler December 24, 2011 at 06:46 PM
@maizenbluedoc: " If defeating BHO is the objective, Mitt is the best bet." electing the person most qualified should be the objective...so reelect BO...then maybe hillary or elizebeth warren in 2016...would help to vote the "block BO" congress out come nov 2012... if defeating BO is the objective...cant say much for GOP objectives...what about electing someone who has a plan for creating JOBs... @harry: "another year of failure" what is the specific failure of which you speak?...and what action do you suggest...maybe return to those thrilling days of policies that lead to the 1929 depression and 2008 recession???
Martin A December 24, 2011 at 07:03 PM
Here is an idea for all of those who are uncertain about Mitt Romney's alleged Christian Faith. There are still a couple Sunday's between now and election day. For those who have questions related to faith, lets just go attend one of these next Sundays for just one hour to a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints near our homes and see for ourselves. They are right there in our communities. Let's just find out once and for all: do they speak of Jesus Christ in their meetings? Do they pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ? Do they teach christian principles? Do they make good citizens? One hour. Then we will know. To find the LDS Church near you, go to the LDS dot org website.
George Grace December 24, 2011 at 07:26 PM
I don't have anything against Mormons, I believe in the First Amendment. they live well, better than most people in this country. And Romney's Mormonism can only affect one issue, if he applies his private religion to public policy - Roe v Wade and woman's reproductive choice. On that issue I would never vote for him. ------------ A true story about mormonism. Some years ago two missionaries knocked on my door. I invited them in because I was curious about Mormonism, not because i was considering converting. We had an hour session on theology and I invited them back. On their third visit they began talking about the "civil war" between the forces of good and evil, fought around 800 AD around Missouri. The forces of good were defeated and forced to flee to cental america, mexico and Guatemala. They showed me pictures of the cities the forces of good built down there. Well, I had about enough at that point. I got a book off my bookshelf, John Stephens photographs of Mayan cities in central america, published arpound 1928. The Mormon missionaries were using the Stephens pictures as their proof of pre-Mormon civilizations in Guatemala. I showed them the exact same pictures they were showing me. Mormonism has a strong hold on followers. I don't understand how, I've never attended their temple. but their theology is nonsense - sorry to be so blunt. The missionaries never came back after that third session.


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