Presidential Poll: South Carolina Set to Vote; Who's Your Pick for President?
Lemont Patch will begin polling its readers on a weekly basis to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them.
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South Carolina polls have been a rollercoaster throughout the campaign, Spring Valley Patch reports, but as the South Carolina primary inches closer, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney may be able to coast to a victory and further cement his lead status as the Republican presidential nominee.
Romney, according to the report, earned 33 percent support among likely Republican primary voters, while Gingrich earned 22 percent. Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul both dropped to the third tier, with Santorum earning 14 percent support and Paul getting 12 percent.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry earned 6 percent support and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who left the race Tuesday, earned 4 percent.
Three of the five presidential candidates spoke to a packed room of South Carolina business leaders about the economy and jobs on Tuesday afternoon. For a recap of that event, CLICK HERE.
Gingrich, meanwhile, is urging competitors Rick Santorum and Rick Perry bow out of the Republican presidential race so conservatives can rally behind one "anti-Mitt Romney" candidate, according to CNN.
The South Carolina primary is Thursday and will be followed by Florida on Jan. 31. Illinois' primary is set for March 20.
Lemont Patch is polling its readers to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them. This poll will be published each week until the end of the election season.
And at the end of the Illinois primary (March 20) and general election (Nov. 8), we hope these numbers will provide insight into how attitudes and ideologies shifted throughout what seems sure to be a cutthroat political atmosphere.
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