The Des Moines Register just released their final Iowa Poll for the Iowa Caucus.  This poll is conducted by Seltzer & Company and is known for its accuracy, as it accurately indicated Huckabee’s win in 2008.  The results:

  1. Mitt Romney – 24%
  2. Ron Paul – 22%
  3. Rick Santorum – 15%
  4. Newt Gingrich – 12%
  5. Rick Perry – 11%
  6. Michele Bachmann – 7%
  7. Jon Huntsman – ???? I’m assuming less than a percentage point since he’s not mentioned.

Interesting point by pollster J Ann Seltzer:

But the four-day results don’t reflect just how quickly momentum is shifting in a race that has remained highly fluid for months. If the final two days of polling are considered separately, Santorum rises to second place, with 21 percent, pushing Paul to third, at 18 percent. Romney remains the same, at 24 percent.

“Momentum’s name is Rick Santorum,” said the Register’s pollster, J. Ann Selzer.

Bachmann has fallen further after her 99 county tour, which further demonstrates that all Kent Sorenson managed to do was hurt Bachmann, not help Paul.  I encourage social conservatives who do not want Romney or Paul to win to throw their support behind Rick Santorum, he’s the only one who has a chance to do it.

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  1. Of all the candidates, Rick Santorum is the one conservatives should trust the most.  Unfortunately, I don’t think he really portrayed himself as a leader… which is a shame because the man was one of the strongest leaders we had.  He just kind of seemed like the kid everyone would take lunch money from in grade school.

    If I could hear him say that he supports a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, I would support him.  I know he can’t say that until after the primary, though.

    1. No offense Kevin, but Santorum is a big spender and definitely not a fiscal conservative. We should trust him with nothing.

      1. Fed, so you’re saying he can’t be trusted to secure the border, advance national security, defend the right to life, and otherwise protect American values? Did he ever vote for some pork projects? Sure, but I’m willing to bet he got some votes for other critical conservative legislation in the process. Politics are a lot more complex than we sometimes make it seem. Truth be told, I trust Rick Santorum on more conservative issues than any other candidate. Not ALL conservative issues, but a lot.

  2. Very encouraging.  At this point, all we can do is pray.  One thing I like to pray is that God would energize the voters who would vote His will to flock to the polls, but keep as many as possible of those who would hinder His will home.  🙂  I also like to pray that God would give the voters wisdom and give His candidate(s) favor with them. That’s just my 2 cents anyway. 

    From today’s Newsmax article “Santorum Haunted by Support of Pro-abortion Specter”:

    Critics of Santorum have been handing out flyers and putting them on cars outside of Santorum events claiming that the former Pennsylvania Senator is a “Pro-Life Fraud.” The organization publishing the flyers identifies itself as “Iowans for Life.”

    A devout Catholic, Santorum has been a consistent advocate for pro-life issues, but in key political moves that could have benefited his own career, Santorum backed pro-abortion candidates.

    The pro-life flyer notes that Santorum has “a long and storied history of campaigning for radical pro-abortion candidates,” mentioning Santorum’s strong endorsement for former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman and former fellow Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter.

    First of all, I think it’s fine for a pro-life group to point these things out–in fact, they should.  But to me, their tactics smack of vindictiveness.  So, exactly who is this group endorsing?  Who do they think is better?  Although I’m very disappointed in some of Santorum’s past dealings, he still seems better than the rest.  It’s one thing to criticize frankly–it’s quite another to bash, as this group seems to be doing. 

    Anyway, I’m glad all of this is ultimately in God’s hands (and He knows everything that’s going to happen, including the results of the next election)–focusing on that makes things a bit less worrisome to me.

    1. I agree with much of what you say as always, SJ. However, I do not believe God’s will can be hindered. The Bible is clear; He raises and puts down kings, and promotion comes from neither the east or the west.

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