AZ & Michigan: today’s polls, tonight’s results

Congrats!  Mitt Romney sweeps Arizona and Michigan!!

LIVE Election results will be posted as they come in:

Arizona results HERE.  Romney 47% – Santorum 27%

Michigan results HERERomney 41% – Santorum 38%

This is today’s summary of polling in Arizona and Michigan:

Mitt Romney holds a more than comfortable lead in Arizona’s Republican presidential primary polling (Scroll down to see all of the numbers). There are 29 delegates at stake in Arizona’s Winner Take All Primary.

In Michigan the race is much tighter between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, with Romney holding a slim lead. The state is conducting what is called a Hybrid Primary with 30 delegates in play.

Exit polling of Republican voters in both Michigan and Arizona says the most important quality they’re looking for in a presidential nominee is the ability to beat President Obama.

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24 Responses to AZ & Michigan: today’s polls, tonight’s results

  1. Doc says:

    Here’s what our senior ?senator? has to say…

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Romney-Republican-primary-Michigan/2012/02/28/id/430832?s=al&promo_code=E498-1

    …so why doesn’t th’ guy just SAY that he supports th’ current socialist regieme anyway??? Like we all already don’t know, man!!!

  2. Jane says:

    The problem is it’s 7:30 pm meaning no results from Arizona have been posted and thousands of us mailed our ballots making exit polls unreliable. The best place to follow the results, the AZ SOS site:

    http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/36496/71726/en/summary.html

  3. Clementine says:

    Catholic Santorum said this 1960 speech by Catholic John F. Kennedy makes him “throw up.” Santorum makes me throw up. I hope his creepy autodialers in Michigan are what backfired on this little fraud. He wants to impose his religion on all of the rest of us. He needs a congregation not an Oval Office!! I’m a conservative and I think Kennedy was absolutely right.

  4. Army Of One says:

    BRAVO, MITT!!!!!! Keep this going, sir.

  5. Joe says:

    Mitt???? Are you talking about RINO Mitt, the former governor of Massachusetts? Do you mean the same Mitt who was a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood or the Mitt who supported gun control? Then again, you could be talking about the Mitt who wrote the blueprint for Obamacare? No thanks!

    Then again, he did get the endorsement of McCain.

    • Sally Forth says:

      Hey Joe! Guess who the founders of Planned Parenthood in Arizona were? None other than “Mr. Conservative” Republican Barry Goldwater and his first wife, Margaret “Peggy“ Goldwater. In fact, the highest award given by the pro-abortion group is still called the Peggy Goldwater award.

      Their daughter Joanne has been supportive of PP and vocal about her own abortion, for convenience. Even their granddaughter CC is deeply involved in Planned Parenthood. She’s on the Board of Trustees and volunteers in their abortion clinics.

      Mitt Romney on the other hand, has renounced his former support, views which he said he held due to his own mother’s influence. Many of us have matured and realized abortion is more than the “women‘s health care issue” we were convinced of years back. I have. So has Mitt Romney.

      Here’s some reading material for you, Joe.
      http://www.phoenixmag.com/lifestyle/history/200912/goldwater-s-choice/

      http://www.womensheritagetrail.org/women/PeggyGoldwater.php

      http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0408sr-hanson05Z1.html?&wired

      • Joe says:

        Has he changed his position on gun control?
        Has he changed his position on socialized healthcare?

        Here are a couple of links for you, Sally.

        Keep drinking the kool aid, Sally.

    • Sally Forth says:

      Here’s what your buddy Rick Santorum has to say about freedom and our individuals liberties, Joe. Is this up your alley? I find these views not only disturbing, but also very dangerous.
      And where is your response to the “conservative” Goldwater’s love of Planned Parenthood? You’re not drinking the Kool Aid, You’re bathing in it.

      • Joe says:

        Sally,
        I didn’t realize that Goldwater was on the ballot. Don’t take my word for it but I think he may have died several years ago. I’m sure you can do some research on the internet to find out for sure.
        I won’t argue with you about Santorum. Frankly, I’m not too impressed with any of our candidates but any one of them would be better than Obama.

  6. Ben F says:

    Santorum won Michigan yesterday. He won Congressional Districts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 overall and won CD 13 in the voting yesterday. Romney had an advantage in absentee ballors in CD 13 and won it overall.

    Romney barely won the popular vote in his native state where his dad was a three term governor and was considered an overwhelming winner a month ago when people were casting absentee ballots.

    To get the draw in Michigan, Romney forces outspent Santorum forces 2 to 1 and in the Arizona victory Romney forces outspent Santorum 13 to 1.

    Next week is Super Tuesday with the largest states strongly leaning to Santorum (Gingrich in Georgia). Romney could come back if he spends enough $$$$ to wage negative ads. It is interesting to note that Romney for the first time in this campaign actually asked people to go to his website and contribute instead of relying on the big money contributors.

    We need to support the eventual candidate, but the establishment mantra that he is the guaranteed winner and everyone should jump on board is designed to allow them to pick the candidate.

    Lets allow the contest to play out on an even playing field and the better man win. We surely do not need another “its his turn” candidate like we had in ’96. The down ballot damage will bring serious damage to us all.

    • Tea Partier says:

      Ben F,
      Your illogical reasoning to promote your own view would make the real Ben F, who had integrity, hang his head and wag his finger at your deceptive practices.

      Unless you have no access to news sources other than those swirling around your own head, you would know that Santorum did not win Michigan. Romney did. Parse votes till the cows come home, but the results are the same. Romney won both Arizona (with my vote, I’m proud to say) AND Michigan. The reason the Michigan vote wasn’t stronger is because Santorum is a lying phony who resorts to below the belt tactics as he played dirty in the waning hours of the election. Know this…the Democrats who voted for him at his request, will support Obama in November. They were just on his team to screw up the Republican vote. They were happy to oblige him in that. Santorum is a snake.

      Here he says he has both “a kinship with the tea party,” is “grateful to the tea party” and has “real concerns and will vocally oppose” the tea party. Which Santorum do we believe?????

      • Ben F says:

        Let’s see. Should I resort to your tactics or maintain my dignity and not stoop to the level of a simpering idiot. I will refrain from getting down in the gutter with you, twit.

        In case you just crawled out from under your favorite rock for the first time since 1980, Ronald Reagan won the White House by building a coalition that incorporated Reagan Democrats – especially in the rust belt.

        I know that it hurts you that Romney will never be able to get that vote back for the Republicans, but Santorum has in the past and can in the future.

        As to winning, Santorum and Romney each won 15 delegates in Michigan meaning neither lost the delegate count and both won the delegate count. In case the math is too tough for you, the only number of consequence that comes out of primaries is the number of delegates, not the raw vote.

        As to your vitriolic ad-hominem attack on Santorum, thank you for at least recognizing that Rick if following the directive of our Lord and Savior in Matthew 10:16. In case you lost your Bible, Jesus said, “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.”

        Therefore, if you ever decide to come out from under your rock again in the next 32 years, please spend the intervening time learning the basics of the subject you want to comment on.

  7. LD 7 PC says:

    I found this interesting information on the Public Policy Polling site this morning. Check it out yourselves:
    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/02/romney-lead-small-in-arizona.html

    This puts an end to the claims of the detractors of Gov. Jan Brewer, who obviously has a lot of sway with AZ voters:

    “According to a PPP Poll conducted earlier in February, Brewer’s endorsement could have been a decisive factor for some voters. About 25 percent of likely Republican voters polled said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who had Brewer’s stamp of approval.

    There are two endorsements that could have a bigger impact in the final week of the campaign. 32% of voters would be more likely to support a Joe Arpaio endorsed candidate, compared to 24% who would be less likely to. And 25% would be more likely to support a Jan Brewer endorsed candidate, compared to 21% who would be less likely to.”

    Don’t forget she was popular enough to be able to convince voters to serve themselves up a 3-year, 1% tax in order to climb out of the deficit hole AZ is in.

  8. Realist says:

    Willard “Mitt” Romney said in Michigan he wasn’t going to criticize Obama like his opponents have been doing to get votes.

    SAY WHAT?

    Hmmmm…he must have hired McShame’s campaign staff from 2008. He might as well seal the deal and choose McShame for his VP and ensure a loss in all 57…..oops…that’s 50 states ( sorry Mitt & John – I wouldn’t dare criticize BHO – (oops…sorry again, I used Obama’s middle initial).

    I think I better end this message before the politically correct RINO’S have me sent to sensitivety training.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Those who know me would laugh at your use of the term RINO to discredit Romney supporters like me. In your zeal, you’re content to mischaracterize his statement. His quote IN CONTEXT was in response to a reporter‘s question: “What would you say to Republican Party members who say that Michigan should never have been this close? It’s your home state. The greater concern that you have yet been able to excite the Republican base as a whole. What would you say to Republicans who are worried that you’re unable to excite the base?”

      Romney then responded, “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign that if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative and attacking of President Obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls. I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am. I’m a person with extensive experience in the private sector, in the economy.”

      You heard what you wanted. What I heard here was Romney saying that rather than indulge in inflammatory statements during the primary, he will continue to concentrate on the issues he has campaigned on since the beginning…the economy, job creation, repealing ObamaCare and issues that resonate with those of us who are concerned with recapturing this country from a Marxist and turning it around while there is still time.

      • Rick says:

        You may not be a RINO, but a large cadre of Romney supporters definitely fit the definition – We can start with John McCain, Meghan McCainMurkowski, Pete Wilson, Bill Owens, John Sununu, Sen. Rich Crandall, Sen. Michele Reagan, Sen. Adam Driggs, Sen. John McCornish, Russ Jones and Sen. Jerry Lewis. Of course, his state co-chairs are Nathan Sproul and Kevin DeMenna – a pair of full grown RINOs.

      • Realist says:

        Frankly Speaking:
        Sounds to me like “you-all” knew this subject regarding his remarks would be coming into question. I will repeat, IF Romney runs his campaign like McShame – then WE ALL LOSE!!!
        Obviously they need help! Since you seem to have an inside track with Mitt’s organization – Let them know McShame type rhetoric will take them down to defeat!
        The survival of this great Nation is dependent upon the removal of BHO from office.

  9. Marianne says:

    Here’s silly Santorum trying to repair his tarnished image with women.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57387653-503544/looking-ahead-to-ohio-santorum-seeks-to-repair-his-image-with-women/?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea

    Too bad, Rick. This is too little, too late, too based on your losses for acting like a goon. Go impose your religion somewhere else. Try Rome!!

  10. John Q says:

    More NOW Media spin – Santorum results in Michigan – 38% of the male vote and 38% of the female vote. The one with a gender issue is Ron Paul who received 14% of the male vote and only 9% of the female vote. Of course, the higher count of male voters is due to the fear by the male youth of the miitary issue and their unwillingness to serve America in our armed forces (fear of the draft)

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Santorum takes a page from the Clinton playbook:
      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/29/santorum-claims-win-despite-loss-in-michigan/

      I well remember the 1992 primary when Bill Clinton was far behind Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas, but still claimed victory, since he did better than he had previously. This deception is considered campaign strategy.

      Then he sealed the deal with idiotic young and minority voters who thought he was cool when he played Heartbreak Hotel on his saxophone during an appearance of the Arsenio Hall show.
      Speaking of dummies: All of the Republicans who thought they were so wily in voting for Ross Perot, actually helped elect Clinton. That’s what will happen with the committed Ron Paul voters or bigots like Overtaxed1 who declare on these posts that they won’t vote for a Mormon.

      Know this, Santorum was booted out as a Senator representing Pennsylvania when he was revealed as supporting a liberal over a conservative. He is a deceiver who acts solely in his own best interests and will never win the presidency.

  11. LD10PC says:

    A vote for santorum is a vote for obama. Simple as that! You people need to grow some gray matter.

    • John Q says:

      A vote for Romney is a vote for an ethically challenged smoke filled back room manipulator who cannot win on his record. Once again, Mitt plays the smear card in Ohio, but worse than that, when he could not win a majority of the delegates in Michigan under the rules all of the campaigns agreed to, he twists the arms of the GOP leaders in his native state where the Governor and GOP Chair are his ardent supporters, and voila, the rules are changed three days after the vote.

      What a duplicitous, unethical if not illegal act. In fact, Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, who chairs the state GOP credentials committee, reportedly told MIRS the party decided to change the rules on delegate appointment. Cox was among those state party officials who endorsed Romney.

      “It’s kind of like Third World voting,” Cox said. “We published rules and then we voted to change the rules.”

      Now some of the Romney Michigan thieves are saying that the rules always called for the candidate with the largest statewide votes would be awarded both at-large delegates. Well that does not line up with the rules that were submitted to the RNC nor the following official statement on February 8 by GOP Chairman Schostak – Schostak said:

      “We start off with, after the penalty, 30 voting delegates. Okay? Each district-congressional district – you can win individually. So you have 14 districts you can win two delegates. That takes you to 28. Okay? The two at-large that remain, provided the individual candidate won at least 15 percent of the statewide vote – okay so with four candidates that’s likely to happen. Then they get awarded proportionally, those delegates, and then rounded to the nearest decimal point so there won’t be any half delegates or quarter delegates.”

      If Romney is willing to sell out his integrity for one single delegate, what else is he willing to do to pervert the rules and will of the people to become the Republican Presidential candidate?