Skip to comments.NBC/WSJ poll: Newt double-digits over Romney nationally
Posted on 12/13/2011 4:12:46 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009
Newt Gingrich has opened a major lead nationally over Mitt Romney, who is still stuck in roughly the same place he has been throughout the year, according to new NBC/WSJ poll numbers.
At the same time, Gingrich has real red flags for a general election, the survey found.
In the GOP matchups, Gingrich is at 40 percent to Romney's 23 percent. Everyone else is in single digits - Ron Paul gets 9 percent, Michele Bachmann 8 percent, Rick Perry 6 percent, Jon Huntsman 5 percent and Rick Santorum 3 percent.
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And his IQ as well...
Mr. Getting Rich for president.
I’m still waiting for that Rick Perry resurgence! /s
Ugh...how did this happen that we have such momentum and passion in 2010 only to whip the life out of it with such a wet noodle, truly awful bunch from which to choose?
AWESOME Go Newt!
A man is drowning in the sea.’’Help me, Lord,’’ he cries.
Just then, a fishing trawler comes by. ‘’Climb on board’’ yells the skipper.
‘’No, no, no,’’ says the drowning man. ‘’The Lord will save me.’’
‘’OK,we will be on our way, then,’’ replies the captain.
Two minutes later a rescue helicopter landed along-side the poor chap, and the pilot threw a rope into the fierce waves. ‘’I do not need any help,’’ cries the breathless man, ‘’The Lord will come and rescue me.’’
Moments later the guy drowns, and finds himself in heaven. On meeting God, the man weeps: ‘’Lord, I was waiting for you to rescue me from my watery tomb. Why did you not save me?’’
God replies:’’ You daft sod. I sent you a boat and a bloody helicopter!’’
When God sends you salvation, don't ask for references. Gingrich is not perfect, and neither was Moses. God often uses imperfect people to carry out his will.
Newt!!! He’ll beat Obama like a drum.
I’m not sure God is doing us any favors with saddling us with a progressive republican as the nominie.
Sorry, not buying it. It works for Tim Tebow, but not for Newt. And the reason is this - one’s actions match his words and the other does not.
geeze now you are making him a lovable disney character?
what next? the federation’s singing sky marshal?
Romney’s ‘I’ll bet you 10k” moment led the highlite reel of the debate...and he looked like the creepiest used car salesman you could ever imagine. It might be his ‘macaca moment’.
The GOP nominee could be Mickey Mouse this year and win..
Shemp on FNC channel just said that someone that he is very close to is very close to Davy Axelgrease and that Axelgrease has told him that the fix is already in and Barry had 2012 in the bag. Hrumph! Hrumph!
This is interesting considering the pounding Newt has taken in the last two weeks. Saturday nights debate by ABC was a “get Newt” debate as an example. Newt seems to be weathering the storm.
To all you NEWT lovers!
Do you really believe that he is the best candidate or do you believe that he is the best among the leaders?
Newt has major problems with both his actions and his philosophy. Now if you really want to overlook that and elect him anyway, that’s okay...
But. You should really look at the other candidates and determine if they are closer to your beliefs. Yes, if between Romney and Newt, I select Newt... but.
If you really want Conservative change, Newt is not the one.
Not to be repetitive, but Rick Perry crashed and burned, Cain's gone, Ron Paul's nuts, Palin left, and Huntsman/Romney et al are closet liberals. That leaves us with a tough, experienced Newt Gingrich -lumps and all, far and away better Than Obie and his Supreme Court picks.
That's the way it is, unless you can get somebody else better.
Where was this man crush on Newt when Cain and Perry were sitting on top and Newt was in the single numbers? They hated Newt then and you could rarely read a kind word about him on FR. You know its just because he is beating Romney that they flock top him like moths to a flame.
Newt Gingrich has done more for American Conservatism than any other politician, with the exception of Ronald Reagan.
He led the takeover of Congress in 94 by his own will and ideas. The Contract nationalized the election and Because of Gingrich the Republicans booted out the Dems for the first time in 40 years.
His achievements from 94 up through 97 are legendary. He willed Clinton into welfare reform, capital gains tax cuts and balancing the budget.
...and he wasn’t afraid to fight for conservative principles, shutting down the government (which Clinton actually did)...but the lib media spun it and eventually the Conservative Reformer Gingrich was attacked by the scum bag pork barrell GOP’rs.
After 97, it was all down hill for the GOP Congress.
Hey, given the option of Romney and Newt, I would take Newt. The problem is that we get few options due to the MSM and our own Republican (inside the beltway) leaders.
I think Newt is the smartest politician of my lifetime.
In case you’ve missed the obvious... The MSM seems to continue to pick our candidates for us. They use polls and articles that condemn our selections. Eventually, we seem to gravitate toward their ultimate choice.
A bit strange it seems - that Conservatives continue to fall for this.
I agree that he is smart. That alone does not make a good President. He also has had ideas of a “Progressive” nature that is the anti-Conservative ideal.
Which Newt are you supporting?
Well, when the msm constantly fools the American people with the Repubs are stupid meme, yes, Gingrich avoids that attack.
It also helps to have somebody that will knee cap Obama in the debates.
The one that is beating Romney :)
And someone told me that someone who knows someone who knows someone has told me that Obama wins 4 states.
This is indeed rare air. Newt’s AVERAGE on RCP is now 35 ... only one other candidate has even had a single poll where they got over 35 (Perry, twice).
Boom Shakalaka Boom
Great! Will take Newt over Romney! Not sure what that will get us but at least it might be a reprieve.
At any rate, if the progressive results of both Democrats and Republicans continue we will be doomed to worse than Europe.
Not really sure if any candidates have or can address this issue. Keep spending until we are bankrupt seems to be the best way to get voter approval these days.
With Gingrich's nomitation, the fate of the nation is sealed.
We were given this one last chance (2012). We're blowing it.
May God have mercy on our children.
I still expect Obama to win regardless of the GOP nominee. I really have that much faith in the electorate.
Something for those who have taken an “ABSOLUTELY NOT NEWT” stance to consider; In spite of anything Newt may have said in the past, when he was lightyears away from being POTUS, I believe we are dealing with a completely converted Newt at this point.
I base this on his recent books, DVD, etc. The DVD was a review of all the scriptural quotations and appeals to Providence which are sculpted into the government buildings in DC, as a rebuttal against the lie of Separation of Church and State. The latest book is “A Nation Like No Other,” which describes the Founding of our Nation as it truly happened.
Newt at various times in the past, has spoken out as a Progressive and an admirer of Roosevelt, Wilson, et al. I do not believe he still holds those views. I believe Callista and her parents led him to faith in Christ.
Finally, building on that belief; If Newt were to be elected POTUS he could go one of two ways; As a Progressive, continuing on a path somewhat like Zero has us on right now. Or he could do what I think he has ALREADY TOLD US he intends to do by his writuings and his Contract With America, etc. on his website.
Our Nation is at a crossroads in several respects. It’s make or break time. The next President will either repeal Obamacare, fire the Czars, cut taxes and spending, etc,. and set us on a path toward recovery and prosperity, or he will preside over the conclusive slide of our Nation into bankruptcy and oblivion.
Newt does NOT want to go down in the annals of History as the one who completed the destruction of America. He knows that if he turns our Country around and salvages our Freedom, our Liberty and our Greatness, he can EARN the right for himself to be remembered as the Second Coming of several Founding Fathers rolled into one. I believe to my soul, that Newt’s vision at this time is to be the man who returns The United States of America to her Constitutional Foundations. I believe that is the intention behind his pronouncement that if he becomes POTUS he will teach a History Course on our Founding, on the net or on TV.
I believe he intends to knock the fallacious “Separation of Church and State” lying hoax into the round file, where it belongs, and teach the people about the Godly underpinnings of our Founding, which is REALLY what made us a GREAT NATION!
Romney is desperate. I’ve heard him on the radio and TV lately and you can hear the desperation and confusion in his voice. He doesn’t understand what’s happened. The establishment assured him that it was “his turn” and not to worry about a thing. All he had to do, they told him, was brush his teeth and play it steady down the middle - - don’t rock any boats - - and everything would be taken care of.
All of the belt-way Republicans are against Newt... that ought to tell you something.
As to supporting him, it is only at the point of he is better than Romney.
Ah, always nice to welcome another of our naive commentators. Actually, I really feel for you and what you might say in the future. Keep up the good work!
Tried that and it did no good - good luck in your endeavor.
Po' Shep. The shweet dear's mascara is gonna be running with tears on the night of November 6th, 2012.
Newt has floated to the top because he demonstrated his ability to think on his feet, has some innovative ideas, and he has the nerve to face people and tell the truth. The debates showed all of these contestants in the harsh full light of public view and that's how it panned out. As Newt has pointed out, our mission is to get Obama and the rest of his cruddy, crooked administration out and maybe behind bars.
I would have preferred a younger version of Ronald Reagan who was a combat veteran and has been married to the same lady all his life. Nobody like that showed up.