Skip to comments.Gingrich Doubles Romney’s Support in Minnesota (Newt 36%, Milt 18%, Rick 17%, RuPaul 13%)
Posted on 02/02/2012 12:40:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Raleigh, N.C. Newt Gingrich holds a commanding 18-point lead over Mitt Romney in the Minnesota caucuses. Gingrich has more support than any two candidates combined he garners 36% of the vote, with 18% going to Romney, 17% to Rick Santorum, 13% to Ron Paul, and 15% not sure.
Gingrich also receives the highest net favorability rating at +34 (59/25) followed by Santorum at +32 (56/24), then Romney at just +14 (50/36) and Ron Paul holds a negative favorability rating with -9 (36/45). Both Gingrich (50-29) and Santorum (46-34) beat Romney in one on one matchups.
Gingrich has a large lead among self-described Tea Party voters, with 44% backing him, 18% backing Ron Paul, 14% supporting Santorum and just 12% going to Romney. Romney also loses Tea Party voters to Gingrich by 31 points in a one on one matchup, 58-27.
The good news for Romney is that the field remains fluid with just 37% of voters saying they are strongly committed to their candidate and 63% saying they could change their mind. Unfortunately for Romney, he comes in last of the 4 candidates among voters who are strongly committee to their candidate with just 27% of his supporters saying they are strongly committed to him compared to 46% for Santorum and 39% each for Gingrich and Paul. So while the potential exists for voter loyalties to shift, Romney finds himself with the least loyal backers.
Gingrichs lead in Minnesota reflects his national momentum right now, said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. But with around 70% of voters either undecided or open to changing their minds things could change a lot over the next two weeks before the actual caucus.
PPP surveyed 303 likely Republican caucus voters on January 21st and 22nd . The margin of error for the survey is +/-5.6%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. PPP surveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews. PPP is a Democratic polling company, but polling expert Nate Silver of the New York Times found that its surveys in 2010 actually exhibited a slight bias toward Republican candidates.
(Minnesota Survey Results at link)
I think I’ll buy a phone and do some calling for him.
I’m going to max out on my contribution anyway.
Maybe he’ll start selling dinners and I can go?
Nah! No way he’d come to the Bay Area.
This is ridiculous...if you want your choice to be between obama and mitt romney then you can tell who ran this election...it is the insurance companies. They are forcing you to buy a product and they will make you a criminal if you don’t or can’t.
Wake up...tell your friends...this is criminal.
He should host a fundraiser in Silicon Valley. I bet he has more supporters there than Milt does.
Let’s see what we can do to get Mitt spending around $14 million for Minnersoderh and get Newt back on Message.
I’d pay and I can get my friends to underwrite a good deal of his visit.
There are a bunch of Southern, Midwest, Southwest and Western cities aand towns where he could raise a ton of cash. Milt’s support is a mile wide and an inch deep.
If you go the Newt.org at the bottom of the page is contact information. After you fill out the top is a donate tab, it contains a list of actions other than give money that are needed....spamming t shirt is put under “other”.
Rebellion is Brewing
Is This a Closed Primary?
This poll was taken over ten days ago during the weekend of the SC primary.
But a bazillion quadrillion RINO $$$$$$ will change all that.
(Or is it a quardillion bazillion RINO $$$$$?)
Hmm...maybe these upcoming caucuses won’t be so bad. Especially if they are limited to Republicans.
The Ron Paulites in this state are crazy. My brother went off the deep end last night, and he’s convinced Ron Paul will take Minnesota. Yee-ikes. Going to the caucus tonight to make sure that it doesn’t happen in my district. Be on the lookout people for the crazies.