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Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage Poll: Romney in Free Fall
newsmax.com ^ | 12/13/2011 | David A. Patten

Posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:49 PM PST by TBBT

GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney’s decision to campaign negatively in Iowa appears to have backfired, with a new Newsmax-InsiderAdvantage poll showing the former Massachusetts governor plummeting to fourth place in the Hawkeye State -- a swift decline that pollster Matt Towery describes as “imploding.”

Romney’s lead in New Hampshire is evaporating as well, Towery adds.

The InsiderAdvantage survey of 517 registered likely Iowa caucus-goers shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich the leading choice of 27 percent of Iowa Republicans. He is followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 17 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 13 percent, Romney at 12 percent, and Bachmann at 10 percent.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; donedeal; elections; gingrich; iowa; newhampshire; newpres; newt; nominee; paul; perry; poll
Romney. Imploding.
1 posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:53 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

In the interest of full disclosure, Matt Towery is a decades long personal friend of Newt Gingrich. That said, it’s great to see Mitt dropping like a stone.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 4:40:43 PM PST by Grunthor (We dont LOVE Newt - heck we barely even like him. He's just the best of a rotten bunch)
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To: TBBT

“Romney at 12 percent”.... that sounds great!

GO GINGRICH.....


3 posted on 12/13/2011 4:42:12 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: TBBT

Mitt said he ain’t red meat. Gingrich is steak tartare. Truth in advertising.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 4:42:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TBBT

Just Damn ..... /S


5 posted on 12/13/2011 4:43:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TBBT

Just Damn ..... /S


6 posted on 12/13/2011 4:44:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TBBT

RE: Romney. Imploding.

I love those words. Say them again.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 4:44:41 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Gator113

Enough of this game playing, seems to be what the primary voters are saying now.

Who ever would have expected to see a very possible President Gingrich. But he has just the brass face needed to back Obama down, when kinder, gentler approaches would not do.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 4:45:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TBBT

Hey, so much for the “can’t move off the 23% level” myth

:) ;)


9 posted on 12/13/2011 4:46:17 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: TBBT

Below Perry - LOL! Mitt - go home to CA and your manicured lawn.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 4:46:30 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: TBBT

Down goes Willard! Yes!


11 posted on 12/13/2011 4:47:42 PM PST by kgrif_Salinas
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To: TBBT
Seriously Mitt - run against 0bama in the democRat primaries. You would do better there.

Mitt is not a conservative, and doesn't belong in the Republican party.

12 posted on 12/13/2011 4:50:04 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: freedumb2003

Good point - let’s try it again then -

Can’t move off those double digits. ;)


13 posted on 12/13/2011 4:50:18 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: TBBT

Romney in free fall is great news. He doesn’t seem to understand that being the better choice between a Massachusetts left wing loon and himself does not make him a good fit outside Massghanistan.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 4:50:20 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama means crooked.)
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To: TBBT

Just curious-—the article seems to blame Romney’s fall on his going negative. So why isn’t Ron Paul imploding also?


15 posted on 12/13/2011 4:52:58 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: big'ol_freeper; TBBT
I love those words. Say them again.

Anything for a big'ol_freeper

Romney. Imploding.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 4:55:21 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: TBBT
Time for more of Mitt's secret weapon.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 5:01:53 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
So why isn’t Ron Paul imploding also?

As Newt put it: Ron Paul voters are Ron Paul voters.

18 posted on 12/13/2011 5:04:20 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: FatherofFive

True, but neither is Newt. At least since mid 1990s.

Amnesty, global warming, individual mandate, fairness doctrine, ethanol subsidies etc..

If he is elected, amnesty is real possibility.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 5:07:13 PM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think you’re right and I sure hope the the primary voters hang in there.

The primary can’t get over soon enough for me.


20 posted on 12/13/2011 5:09:10 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: freedumb2003
Hey, so much for the “can’t move off the 23% level” myth

:)

Well, hey, Willard. (Maybe your elders can dead-dunk you after you die and seal you to some presidency then).

21 posted on 12/13/2011 5:09:46 PM PST by Colofornian (Mormon polygamy: It ain't just for time anymore...Lds tie the plural knot sequentially THESE days)
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To: TBBT

Romney: “I’ll bet you ten thou..uh ten bucks the poll is wrong. Watch me take New Hampshire and then you’ll see”


22 posted on 12/13/2011 5:10:06 PM PST by Jukeman
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To: TBBT

Perry’s moving up, don’t write him off yet.

GO PERRY!


23 posted on 12/13/2011 5:29:18 PM PST by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders
Perry’s moving up, don’t write him off yet.

Perry? I wrote him off the day he called me "heartless". Dream on. He's not coming back.

24 posted on 12/13/2011 6:18:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: matt1234

25 posted on 12/13/2011 6:38:24 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: TBBT

But Romney still winning New Hampshire in the latest polls by a widening margin so that is keeping him from doing anything rash.

And it is taking one Rino beat another rino. Gingrich might be better than Romney,but not that greatest. Some are worried that things will change soon like it did with Herman Cain.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 6:56:51 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: TBBT

“Asked if he had to win Iowa or New Hampshire or other early states, he demurred. ‘I don’t have to win anything other than 1,150 delegates.’ “

Source = http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-blasts-gingrich-as-extremely-unreliable-conservative-leader/2011/12/13/gIQATnbasO_print.html

Classic Romney, isn’t it?


27 posted on 12/13/2011 7:31:14 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Windflier

Newt was written off and left for dead this past summer, but despite being DOA he came roaring back. If there’s one thing this primary season has shown us, anything can happen (and likely will happen). Nobody is done until they end their campaigning.


28 posted on 12/13/2011 8:23:48 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: TBBT

The GOP grassroots do not want him!


29 posted on 12/14/2011 3:34:16 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TBBT. Correction — Mittwit’s decision to have proxies wage a negative campaign in Iowa, then make a ridiculous public denial of his own involvement when confronted about it, has backfired.


30 posted on 12/14/2011 6:04:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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