Social Conservatives And Rick Santorum Rising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Santorum’s big night on Tuesday was not predicted in the sparse polling that preceded the February 7 primary elections and caucuses. Only Public Policy Polling surveyed those states and found Santorum leading in Missouri and Minnesota but trailing Romney in Colorado. In the end, he beat expectations in all states by nearly 10 points – a dramatic shift that occurred only in the hours before the polls opened. What prompted this dramatic change in voter’s opinions of Rick Santorum? As the social conservative in the race, it is hard not to argue that the unrelenting assault on Christian conservatives and values voters over the last week helped galvanize Santorum’s supporters and add to his tally on Tuesday…Read More

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