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Republican Primary Tuesday [Poll]

New York has 95 delegates for the taking in Tuesday's Republican Presidential Primary. How will Plainview vote?

While the race is all but over, the Republican presidential field casts its eyes to New York with Tuesday's primary and 95 delegates on the line. 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear frontrunner, but Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich remain in the race. This is a closed primary, so only registered Republicans can vote. You can look up where to vote on the Board of Elections website.

It's also primary day in Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, meaning 222 delegates are at stake. Romney leads the field with 685 delegates, more than halfway to the 1,144 needed to wrap up the presidential nomination, according to The New York Times.  

The latest Quinnipiac poll has Romney leading in New York with 54 percent of those polled. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign April 10, was a distant second in the poll with 21 percent.

Yes, Santorum is still on the ballot, according to the state Board of Elections. 

All of which begs the question: Who will Plainview vote for Tuesday? And with Romney holding a nearly insurmountable edge, what issue resonates enough to bring you to the polls? Tell us in comments.

JOE April 24, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Mitt Romney if elected would do for this country what he did for Bain Capital. work only to make himself and his millionaire friends even richer regardless of the increased hardships that will be put upon the working class people. He is clueless when it comes to knowing what this country really needs .
Simba April 24, 2012 at 01:43 PM
John And I assume that Obama has done such a bang up job with our Economy right, like neglecting to do anything about it until he got his Healthcare reform passed, oh yeah same Healthcare reform that has insurance companies raising the cost of premiums for us, gee who's rich buddies are getting fat now. Call a Jack a Jack, and a Spade a Spade. But both parties are just as clueless.
JOE April 24, 2012 at 03:42 PM
One of theonly reasons why Obama has done what you call a "bang up job" is because the Republican party has done everything to block Obama from getting any legislation passed. The Republican party has become an extremist party for the rich and greedy cororations in America who only care about enriching themselves and their millionaire friends without and moral and ethical regard for what is best for this country and future generations . The democrats are not much better. I had a true choice , I would say that 99% of the politicians in washington and albany should be fired. Unfortunately we don't have a choice like that. Given the choice of both parties , the democrats are the better choice .If we are able to get a Democratic majority in both house , Obama who will win will be able to push an agenda that will help the working class
Tom April 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Too bad we can't get more men like Bernie Sanders elected.
Simba April 24, 2012 at 04:47 PM
John Are you serious ??? You say 99% should be fired and here you are drinking their cool aid. You want the same control in our Gov't that Barney Frank , Pelosi and the rest that greatly assisted in our economic collapse, look at the mess Fanny and Freddie have put this country in. In fact they killed the Global economy because the paper the mortgages were written on is worth crap. And you think Obama is going to save you. Have you asked what Obama is planning in his next go around, or any Politician running for office, Taxes, because that is the only way out of our recession. So you want change here it comes, right out of your wallet. Please enlighten us to what is the great agenda Obama is going to push to save us ? You want to rely on the Dems, go ahead, they will suck you dry with taxes, after all how else are they going to pay for the entitlements they will convince you that you need.
JOE April 24, 2012 at 06:51 PM
it is a fact that for every dollar in welfare that goes out, $10 in corporate welfare republican style. Fact: the Glass Segal act which was enacted in the 1930's after the market crash to prevent future crashes. In the 1990s the act was repealed in congress. The congressman to introduce this bill were 2 republicans Gramm & Leach, not democrats. The repealing of the Glass Segal act is one of the main reasons why the market crashed in 2008 because republicans would like to go back to the wild west where anything goes without regulations . bush caused the recession and the republicans blocked Obama from fixing it. How much money did we spend on the pointless Iraqui war? Trillions .Why?Because of President Bush and his boss Dick Chaney who made billions for Haliberton. So when it comes blaming someone, Blame the republicans stars. Bush, Chaney,boehner, Cantor.
JOE April 24, 2012 at 06:54 PM
You can google the legislation. Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act. if you want to be enlightened
Simba April 24, 2012 at 07:12 PM
John You didn't answer the trillion dollar question John, How is Obama going to reduce the deficit if he is reelected ??? Oh he hasn't said how has he, but you know don't you.
JOE April 25, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Some of the brightest economists have stated that solving the deficit is not something we should have as the number 1 priority. Obama wants to give people more opportunities for good jobs ,take away the tax breaks for the oil companies and tax rich people more.Republicans are the ones who are responsible for the deficit. If Bush did not invade iraq maybe we could of saved a few trillion. If you get people back to work there will be more tax revenue which will eventually reduce the deficit. Obama wants infrastructure projects, republicans are against it. Obama wants the rich people to pay the same tax rates that middle income people do, republicans are against it. Obama wants regulations to prevent another market crash, republicans are against it. Republicans are against everything that does not help corporate america and the wealthy.
Simba April 25, 2012 at 08:56 AM
John Did you ever consider that Corporate America is America. That we SHOULD want our Corporations to THRIVE or do you want our Corporate world to lose to China. Would you prefer that Apple and Microsoft were Chinese run companies or Verizon. We need to support or corporations to be as successful as possible in the GLOBAL economy. If Obama is so concerned with you and me, what has he done to lower your taxes, Nothing, what has he done to reduce the deficit, Nothing (just heaped more on it), what has he done to reduce the cost of Oil, Nothing. You can blame the Republicans all you want, that is cry-baby talk, If Obama is the Man, what has he done to make you life better.
Simba April 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Obama Failure's With $24.9 billion of TARP funds still outstanding in community and regional banks, many of these institutions are now struggling to meet Treasury’s repayment terms. Democrats are now pushing to establish the Small Business Lending Fund (aka TARP 3.0) with $30 billion of taxpayer money. Treasury’s pattern of providing ever more generous incentives might backfire, as lenders and servicers might opt to delay modifications in hopes of eventually receiving a better deal. In addition loan servicers have expressed confusion about the constant flux of new programs, new standards, and new requirements that make implementation more complex. The result has been a sluggish housing market with one-quarter of mortgages underwater. Democrats, ignorant of the cost-benefit incentives that exist in the private market, continue to advocate using taxpayer funds to “fix” the housing sector. Eighteen months after President Obama announced his expansive “Making Home Affordable” initiative, the housing market shows more signs of weakness than strength. peaker Pelosi stated during a July 1, 2010 news conference, “Let me say that unemployment insurance… is one of the biggest stimuluses (sic) to our economy…It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.” The American people are right to question the conflicting logic of the Democrats’ plans to spend more taxpayer money while the unemployment rate sits stubbornly near 10 percent.
Gone April 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM
@John, how do you explain the 1st two years when the democrats had control of both houses? This country is not in a good place and we have to stop making excuses and talking Republicans vs. Demarcates. Both parties, and you, are more concerned with bashing each other than solving the problems.
JOE April 25, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Let's start off with the 1990's and the republicans who repealed the Glass Segal act. Then there are Bush years and how we spent trillions on Iraq. What did that get us ? nothing. How about the bail out of GM that the reublicans opposed?in the first two years Obama. Now GM is #1 again. The fact is that unemployment insure does stimulate the economy . That has been proven. Once again It is republicans that push for deregulation that results in corporate recklessness. Corporations are thriving that is a fact. Heres another fact that you probably dont know. In 2010 the government gave out 266 billion dollars in corporate welfare aka taxbreaks and subsidies.Dis corporate america create enough jobs to warrant the corporate welfare? no Here is another fact : GE in 2010 had a negative tax rate of 57% . They paid no taxes and received corporate welfare. These corporate welfare programs are all republican sponsored. You may also not know this but unemployment is not near 10%. it is just above 8% which is still not acceptable. Blaming republicans is not cry baby talk, Another fact: we have 3 branches of government. The legislative, judicial and executive. The president is in the Execiutive . The majority Republicans are in the legislative . There job is to pass legislation not Obamas. What have they done since they have been the majority? Im still trying to figure out what the obstructionists republicans have done
Simba April 25, 2012 at 01:47 PM
The problem with our current political system is they want us to participate as if we were at a ballgame, taking sides and not holding them to their responsibility. And dumb as we are, we do. We put on our Dem or Rep jersey and yell and curse at each other instead to pointing that finger back at them and ask for them to do their job representing US not the lobbyist. The cycle will continue for as long as we keep playing the game.
Tom April 25, 2012 at 02:57 PM
The problem with HAMP, according to the GAO, has been that banks and other mortgage servicers have been ignoring the rules and foreclosing on those who would qualify. Only in Florida where the state supreme court ordered mortgage providers to follow the rules has Fannie Mae been able to force mortgage servicers to follow the rules in HAMP.
Tom April 25, 2012 at 03:02 PM
No, our corporations are not America. Our corporations are WORLD corporations and the profits they make by moving jobs to China or India help them but not our country. Apple, for example, does almost all their work in Taiwan and China. How does that help the US? And lowering taxes does not help the country. In the 1950's when the middle class was strong and growing the top tax rate in this country was 93% on income (adjusted for inflation) of $2.5 million. But he has lowered your taxes although the Republicans want to increase your taxes by, for example, doubling the interest rate on student loans. How does that help you?
JOE April 25, 2012 at 05:16 PM
There is no yelling and cursing. Everyone has the right to an opinion. I may not agree with you but you are right about not holding them responsible . Both parties.They can both share the blame for the mess we are in.My point is that given the choice I think Obama will be the lesser of the two evils .We(voters) still need to go after both parties cally and become more politically active if anything is to change. voting is not enough. people need to continuosly contact their elected officials and complain throughout the year
Simba April 25, 2012 at 06:32 PM
John I agree, we are far behind other countries when it comes to political awareness. Heck I bet if we did a poll of voting adults they would not even know who is their local representative. But it is terrible that we have to think of this upcoming election a pick between lesser of two evils. It proves that Leadership is not as abundant as it should.

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