Mitt Romney Beats Newt Gingrich by 20 Points in Florida Poll

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Mitt Romney, who routinely gets shit from other conservatives for being too rich, too Mormon, and too willing to help people get healthcare, is crushing top rival Newt Gingrich in Florida a day before the Jan. 31 primary -- a just-released Suffolk University/7 News poll puts the former Massachusetts gov at a comfy, 20-point lead over the candidate who shares a name with an amphibian.

The reason: even deep-pocketed neo-cons feel the hurt of a bad economy, and Romney is seen as the candidate most likely to fix country's financial troubles, Suffolk says.

Despite all the nasty infighting in the GOP field, most of the 500 registered Repubs surveyed in the swing state think that their party will take the presidency.

Only 21 percent think that Obama will get a return ticket to the White House this November.

The details? Romney, at 47 percent of the vote, edged over Gingrich's 27 percent. Rick Santorum got 12 percent, leaving Ron Paul at a weak 9 percent. Five percent were undecided.

In three of the state's bellwether counties -- districts which typically predict the elections' outcomes -- Romney won by an even wider split.

Romney topped Gingrich 52 percent to 24 percent in Martin and Volusia counties. In Sarasota County, Romney had 45 percent, compared to Gingrich's 21 percent.

"When you see numbers like these, Romney is actually flirting with a fifty percent threshold, which would be devastating to his opponents given how difficult it is to get to that threshold in a multi-candidate field," a Suffolk pollster said.

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I write the following respectfully in regard to all the hard work of all the entrants as well as the jury.

Nevertheless, The Aids Memorial should be re-juried. The choices for winners (and to a large extent the runners up) are highly questionable. The winning entry is  clumsy urbanistically, creating a 200' long slate wall completely closing the park off completely from the street (except for corner entries) .

This will create dead and dangerous sidewalk situations and a true heaven for graffiti artists. In addition the interior boasts mirrored walls  that may very well be damaged and broken and stained within a few years time..

Mirror is also, arguably, one of the more questionable finish materials - one would have thought those lessons were learned in the 60's and 70's.....  The jury should be replaced and the competition re-viewed. The project should not  be built as it stands.

Cliff Chesley
Cliff Chesley

Let's see if any real change for the better happens! Or whether we end up right back or worse than we started!

Rawrr6
Rawrr6

Hey how about you get the HELL out of here! Thank you. :)

Guest
Guest

RUDE!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
Guest

Oh damnnnnnn ;) you already know!

Guest
Guest

I don't think its very mature for them to say that!

Rawrr6
Rawrr6

Hey Jessica, Brad Johnson is a cutie. Look at him walk around the class! ;)

Rawrr6
Rawrr6

Maybe because they felt like it Jessica? 

Leave em alone for gods sake hahah! 

Guest
Guest

Why did you guys say "shit"

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