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Old 03-01-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Romney 37
Santorum 32
Paul 16
Gingrich 13

Romney holds small lead in Washington - Public Policy Polling
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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Yeah saw that just a bit ago. Was hoping Paul would make a stronger showing. 5% is within standard deviation, so it's not a sure thing by any stretch, but if he wins then that'll be four states in a row for Romney. At least that moves things closer to having a nominee.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:30 AM
 
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caucus state so polls dont matter. im ignorant because washington doesnt mean much, so i have no idea about the ground game there.

i assume paul will do real well.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:38 AM
 
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caucus state so polls dont matter. im ignorant because washington doesnt mean much, so i have no idea about the ground game there.

i assume paul will do real well.
Respectfully would like to point out that this is exactly why the order of states should rotate! Washington is the 13th most populous state in the USA. It awards 43 delegates. It is substantially larger of a prize than Iowa or New Hampshire. But for some reason, it's considered irrelevant -- and you're not the only one to say as much. How does a state of about 7 million people end up irrelevant, while states with 1 million (NH), 3 million (IA) and 4.6 million (SC) are massively important to the race.

Bear in mind, not picking on you, just directing attention to a blatant injustice in the system.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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Respectfully would like to point out that this is exactly why the order of states should rotate! Washington is the 13th most populous state in the USA. It awards 43 delegates. It is substantially larger of a prize than Iowa or New Hampshire. But for some reason, it's considered irrelevant -- and you're not the only one to say as much. How does a state of about 7 million people end up irrelevant, while states with 1 million (NH), 3 million (IA) and 4.6 million (SC) are massively important to the race.

Bear in mind, not picking on you, just directing attention to a blatant injustice in the system.
Those states matter because of their timing at the very beginning of the process (and therein lies the injustice). I like the idea of this drawn out primary process - it really helps with vetting the candidates. I think we should rotate which states start it off though, not just Iowa and New Hampshire.

What really frustrates me is how, once we get past the first few states, the media arbitrarily assigns importance to different states for unknown reasons, but probably to best suit their personal agenda. I can't understand why Washington is given such little significance by the media. It's the first West Coast state, a region of the country we haven't even seen yet this election cycle.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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New Ohio poll....Romney within 4 of Santorum, has been down 18 just 2 weeks ago.

RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - Ohio Republican Presidential Primary
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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New Ohio poll....Romney within 4 of Santorum, has been down 18 just 2 weeks ago.

RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - Ohio Republican Presidential Primary
Rasmussen just released a new one not on there yet
2012 Ohio Republican Primary - Rasmussen Reports™

Santorum - 33, Romney - 31
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: NC
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Respectfully would like to point out that this is exactly why the order of states should rotate! Washington is the 13th most populous state in the USA. It awards 43 delegates. It is substantially larger of a prize than Iowa or New Hampshire. But for some reason, it's considered irrelevant -- and you're not the only one to say as much. How does a state of about 7 million people end up irrelevant, while states with 1 million (NH), 3 million (IA) and 4.6 million (SC) are massively important to the race.

Bear in mind, not picking on you, just directing attention to a blatant injustice in the system.
I think you are misunderstanding him. I don't think he is saying that Washington state does not matter, but rather since Washington state is a caucus state polls really aren't terribly useful and in the grand scheme of things Washington is not a critically important state.

Let me put it this more then three times as many people voted in the election for student body president at my small liberal arts alma matter then voted in any Wyoming county.

The fact that caucuses have such low turnout and turnout is generally limited to the most passionate voters means that caucuses are really difficult to poll.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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New Ohio poll....Romney within 4 of Santorum, has been down 18 just 2 weeks ago.

RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - Ohio Republican Presidential Primary


Yes, I hope the air is being let out of Santorum. I think his "operation getting in bed with Obama" is backlashing on him.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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polls dont matter in those states, the delegates are won in each district. romney could win the state and still lose the delegate battle, same with santorum.

delegates are what counts.
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