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Fox News Poll: Gingrich Leads in GOP Voter Preference
fox news ^ | 12/8/11 | Dana Blanton

Posted on 12/08/2011 3:55:48 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009

Newt Gingrich is the clear front-runner for the 2012 Republican nomination -- and the biggest beneficiary of Herman Cain’s departure from the race. Mitt Romney, again, holds steady with about a quarter of GOP primary voters in his camp.A Fox News poll released Thursday shows Gingrich up 13 percentage points since mid-November. Cain suspended his campaign on December 3.

In the latest snapshot of the race, Gingrich receives the backing of 36 percent of GOP primary voters. That’s up from 23 percent last month -- and is three times the 12 percent he had in late October. It also represents the largest share of the vote that a candidate has received in six months of Fox News polling. The previous high was 26 percent for Romney over the summer.

That puts significant distance between the former House speaker and former front-runner Romney, who receives 23 percent in the new poll. Last month, 22 percent supported Romney and 15 percent Cain.

Romney has consistently polled in the low-to-mid 20s among GOP primary voters. In six months of Fox News polling, Romney’s highest backing came in July and August, with 26 percent. He hit a low of 20 percent in late October.

Click here for full poll results.

Ron Paul also picked up bit of support with Cain out of the race. Paul now receives 12 percent, up from 8 percent three weeks ago.

Rick Perry comes in at 8 percent. Last month, he had 7 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; election; fox; gingrich; national; newt; perry; poll; polls; romney
woot!

Go Gingrich!

1 posted on 12/08/2011 3:55:58 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Hopefully Perry will surge.


2 posted on 12/08/2011 3:58:28 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: NakedRampage

"By the time the Tea Party figures out that we are a package deal, it will be too late!"
3 posted on 12/08/2011 4:00:43 PM PST by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

4 posted on 12/08/2011 4:01:06 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Just keep pushing Romney down to Huntsman and perhaps they can come together and spend their time telling each other of their liberal accomplishments and fight over who is the best liberal!
5 posted on 12/08/2011 4:02:49 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

More Push Polls. They are lies. Faked data to manipulate the population. Is it credible that over 50% of conservatives are for Obamacare, gun-grabbing, amnesty, big-government, crony-capitalism, etc? That’s what we would have to blindly accept without question to believe propaganda like this.


6 posted on 12/08/2011 4:03:33 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Gingrich = a sleezebag insider who knows how to play the system

Romney = a sleezebag insider who does not know how to play the system

The only good conservatives left are Bachmann and Santorum. Both have no chance in hell. Perry is the only logical choice.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 4:06:28 PM PST by sagar
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I would suggest you read this:http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/coulter120811.php3

or

this:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2817977/posts

8 posted on 12/08/2011 4:09:31 PM PST by Walt Griffith
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Just shows how stupid people are.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 4:13:06 PM PST by mulligan
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Gingrich is just not electable. There is wayyyy too much baggage attached to this guy; and the Dems will have a field day with their oppo ads practically written for them.

(I'll vote for whomever wins the GOP nomination, even - - ugh - - Gingrich. I just hope it's someone else ... that can win.)

.

10 posted on 12/08/2011 4:18:07 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: sagar

So this is what retreat from defending conservativism looks like, huh?


11 posted on 12/08/2011 4:19:00 PM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: Seaplaner

rasmussen poll from a week ago shows Gingrich would beat Obama.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 4:35:47 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

This is what it is like to walk the plank: just like with John McCain in 2008 or Bob Dole in 1996.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 4:40:08 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Suppose Newt does beat Obama.

Under President Newt, the Republican Congress is pressured to cooperate with House and Senate Democrats (a la George W. Bush) to pass the “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens.

Then what happens? Just like California, millions of new Democrat voters are created that will vote against Republican candidates in every subsequent election. Newt, like Bush, starts another neocon inspired foreign war with some country like Iran or Syria.

Then Newt, like Bush, successfully alienates conservatives, libertarians, and independent voters, and the Democrats retake Congress in 2014 and the White House in 2016.

But, Newt will be president! Then he will be succeeded by an indefinite number of Democrat presidents once changing demographics have given the Democrats a lock on the Southwest.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 4:47:07 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The only thing good I have to say about Noot is he's not Myth.
15 posted on 12/08/2011 4:47:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sure and it is really firm support, since only 61% say they could change their minds. LOL


16 posted on 12/08/2011 4:59:32 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sure and it is really firm support, since only 61% say they could change their minds. LOL


17 posted on 12/08/2011 5:19:07 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: sagar
I'm going to support Bachmann because I agree with most of her views, and hope she can overcome her tendency for gaffes and successfully answer for her past gaffes.
18 posted on 12/08/2011 5:28:20 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Did you listen to Rush today? Rush reported that newt reaffirmed his support for THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE. How can you say wooohooo for a man that calls himself a TEA Party Conservative and supports the very foundational cornerstone that obamacare depends on for its existence?

First it is ok to allow 45 million mexican illegals to stay here... then he still has concerns over and believes in globull warming and now its ok for newt to support the very item we are presently waiting to battle over in the SCOTUS... all to kill off obamacare and he thinks it is Constitutional and not only that... he supports its implementation. It boggles the mind... I swear it does.

LLS

19 posted on 12/08/2011 5:54:18 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: sagar
It looks like perry “may” be the turd that we are forced to select to float in our punchbowl. This election sickens me to my core. I have never been so disgusted and angry over a selection of candidates in my lifetime... and I have voted for some serious feces over the years.

LLS

20 posted on 12/08/2011 5:57:55 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Yes, and I believe the poll, for the time taken.

By Nov 2012 (with Gingrich as the GOP candidate), there will be a Billion dollars worth of 30 second ads describing Newt as a philandering ethics violator who argues (eloquently) with himself, and loses.

American voters are, sadly, impressionable to a point; and, a Newt candidacy simply cannot stand the billion dollar heat.

(I wish I had better news, but Newt would not win, and Obama would continue with his scorched-earth "change" on our wonderful Country.)

.

21 posted on 12/08/2011 9:01:46 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
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with Fox News Poll added: Gingrich 36%, Romney 23%


Weighted 4-Poll Rolling Averages of the latest
20+ Polls listed at RCP   [as of Dec 8th]
plus
YouGov polls 12/3, 11/26 11/19, 11/12, 11/5, 10/29, 10/22, 10/15, 10/08, &
Poll Position 12/04, 11/27, 11/22, 11/8, 11/1 polls inserted chronologically
Also the 11/9 - 11/14 Pew poll was broken into two, (3-day) polls


(Example methodology for this chart will be on my profile page)


Much like what the government does with unemployment statistics, this chart represents a 4-poll "rolling average" for the latest 20+ polls listed at RealClearPolitics.com (plus other recent national polls).

I also weighted the polls by their size. For example, a poll with a survey size of 1000 was weighted proportionately heavier than an 324 survey size.


22 posted on 12/09/2011 3:53:27 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Willard’s 25% put in ahead when there were 8 people on the stage. He held on as it melted; but now that the race is pretty much Willard versus Gingrich his same 25% won’t cut it.
“The dogs don’t like the food,” as the old joke goes.

Tokyo Rove and his RINO heard have run themselves over a cliff.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 4:40:07 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Mister Gingrich... PLEASE propose this idea...

The Super Committee failed to find a way to CUT $1.2 Trillion (over ten years)

which equals $120 Billion per year...

Extending the payroll tax cut another year will cost TWICE that amount - $240 billion.

The recession is over. It is time for those who HAVE JOBS to start funding Social Security again or else it will go bust.

HOWEVER, if we MUST keep this Social Security revenue cut, PAY FOR IT elsewhere.

Here is a way....

Let the US impose a Foreign Sales Tax on Imports equal to the average (tariff PLUS sales taxes) on OUR goods.

If for example, if US goods sold in foreign countries are subject to an average of 15% (tariff + sales tax) in those foreign lands, then return the favor, by subjecting all FOREIGN GOODS to an EQUAL 15% import sales tax.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 5:47:17 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: sagar

Your premise is incorrect.


25 posted on 12/09/2011 5:49:57 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

... Romney to go hysterically negative with hilarious results in 4, 3, 2, and ...


26 posted on 12/09/2011 8:52:53 AM PST by Timaeus
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