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Posted on 11/13/2011 6:21:46 PM PST by Steelfish
Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 13th November 2011
Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee.
Twenty-eight per cent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of eight percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken November 10-11. Romney was five percentage points ahead in a survey November 7-8.
'Most presidential': Almost half of Republicans believe he will be the face of the GOP, but critics still think he's too liberal Newt Gingrich, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker in the mid-1990s, solidified a recent rise among conservatives seeking an alternative to the more moderate Romney, coming in third place in the current poll with 16 per cent, Reuters reports. Gingrich, who is seen as having performed well in recent debates, was viewed as the second-most 'presidential' of the Republican hopefuls, according to the poll.
Whether or not they support him, almost half of the Republicans surveyed expect Romney to become the nominee to oppose President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the November 2012 election.
Romney, who also ran for president in 2008, has been in first or second place in polls for months and enjoys by far the most campaign funds of the Republican field. But some in his party see him as too liberal, and he has so far failed to significantly boost his level of support in polls.
The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, however, shows he is benefiting from missteps by his rivals.
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Mitt does half way well in one poll and the hype goes to the moon.
I never thought of 28% as surging.
And where was Willard when a fellow Republican was being attacked by the Chicago Smear Machine?
Trying to cast aspersions on Cain.
Willard, you are a looser.
Yes, Romney will be the nominee as long as Bachmann, Perry, Newt, Santorum etc are running and splitting the conservative vote.
Mitt Romney is NOT a Conservative ..
This country NEEDS a real Conservative
Mitt must not get the nomination.
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the rinos cannot have a conservative as nominee.
and comrade obama cannot have a conservative, self-made black man as candidate.
cain would destroy the myth that holds urban blacks on the democrat plantation.
Most people think he’ll be the nominee...but most people wouldn’t vote for him.
He’s a total statist and he’d be no better than what we have now. Worse, in fact, because then the enemy would be within the gates and there wouldn’t be any opposition to the “progressive” plan.
What, 14 % and the newt, nit wits, were so excited they were playing with them whatever.
I think that gives the results enough skew to not bother considering them useful in any way.
By the second week of February there will be a significant shaking-out of candidates.
It will happen surely and naturally.
There is no need to sweat it now.
“Yes, Romney will be the nominee as long as Bachmann, Perry, Newt, Santorum etc are running and splitting the conservative vote.”
I agree, pt, that the Conservative vote will be split but I think it’ll be mostly between Cain and Gingrich. The others will be marginalized.
Romney will be the unscathed non Conservative Republican who comes out on top. I haven’t said this before now and I am depressed.
The media has already decided we will only have a RINO for a candidate. They will ignore and hide the threats to globalism.
I made this excel spreadsheet today to show Romney is still short delegates, even if he takes all the traditional blue-liberal states.
Provided the Tea Party is active at states holding caucuses, we should be okay, especially if we consolidate around a candidate early. However, Romney won’t exit, even if he doesn’t do well in Feb/Mar because of the April primaries that favor him, as well as the Jun 5 Cal/NJ primaries.
Maybe one of the reporters will has him about his secret name for his spouse.... No call , no entry to the celestial kingdom for Mrs. Mitt.
Time for a Free Republic poll, eh?
You have to go to the end of the story to learn Slick Willard is considered “too liberal” and he has not broken out of the field. And they say with a straight face he’s the “inevitable” nominee? That does not compute.