Thursday, December 29, 2011

Santorum surge? (UPDATES)


Only 5 days left until the Hawkeye Cauceye, and according to the polls, it appears for at least the time being (which we all know can change in an instant) that Romney’s campaign has effectively dampened Gengrich's top tier status by approximately 20 points in 20 days. However, while Romney remains perched at his 25% peak (thanks to an inexorable Republican Establishment & its lockstep supporters), a new surge among the more conservative ranks is beginning to emerge, and not a moment too soon.

According to a CNN/Time/ORC International Poll, one-time long shot candidate Rick Santorum has more than tripled his support since the beginning of the month…The new survey indicates that Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, is at 16% support, up 11 points from the beginning of the month…

Despite the much debated poll, it goes on to conclude that Santorum’s jump is primarily due to ‘Christian conservatives’, which in theory should be a somewhat redundant phrase when one observes the roots of conservatism, but these are the times we live in where the makeup of the Republican Party is perhaps more splintered than the statist-overrunning of its rival. Nonetheless, Rick Santorum would definitely provide a viable conservative option to the establishment’s choice or, God of Abraham forbid, that other unmentioned kook.



Top photo: courtesy of Team Santorum member Jeff Morgan

UPDATES: Robert Stacy McCain of the American Spectator writes that yet another poll indicates Santorum is on the rise in Iowa!

Here's more from Santorum via CNN:

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