Skip to comments.Gingrich's Lead Over Romney Among Republicans Collapses
Posted on 12/19/2011 12:41:26 PM PST by bimboeruption
PRINCETON, NJ -- After enjoying 14- to 15-percentage-point leads over Mitt Romney in early December, Newt Gingrich is now statistically tied with Romney in national Republican preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: 26% for Gingrich vs. 24% for Romney. This follows a steady decline in support for Gingrich in the past 10 days.
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If Romney starts to climb, it will be a short-lived experience for him. When folks recognize him for what he is, Pat Paulsen’s numbers will begin to look respectful.
If this poll is accurate, a good many FReepers should be able to finally celebrate.
All of that hard work to help Romney bring his numbers up and push Newts down, might being paying off for these so called conservatives.
With just a bit more work, these FReepers might actually be able to help put Romney over the top and bring us another 4 fricking years of Obama.
Party on folks... be proud of the fruits of your labor.
Obama, the libs and the republican establishment have got to be laughing their a$$es off...
GO NEWT GO.....
That should have been respectable...
***Just keep talking, Fat Boy.***
You mean like this:
Go Newt! So what if Gingrich doesn’t win Iowa or New Hampshire. He will win in South Carolina and Florida.
I havn’t seen a post that dumb in a long long time. You really believe a few freepers voicing negative opinions on FR about newt will cause the whole country to change its opinion?
I’ll tell ya what caused newt to plummet...newt did. People learn more about his past and decide “NO THANKS”.
I am a conservative but I do not like Newt. He is an “unclean” version of Romney (see Fannie Mae, etc.).
That said, neither is as bad as O and I would vote for either before O.
I’m a little curious bout all the rancour here re Newt vs Mitt, etc.
Is it not possible, in fact reasonable, to think they both suck?
New is good at lobbing bombs, but he seems more interested in personal aggrandization than actual accomplishment.
And Romney? Any way the wind blows, but mostly to the left.
There’s not much for a conservative to choose here.
But is that really surprising?
Why all the venom?
Did people really expect anything different?
You’ll be free to chose from the approved “electable” candidates as usual. Why worry how they’ll govern?
The only important thing is winning the “game”. Right?
Here’s hoping the two “Progressive Republicans” (Romney and Gingrich) destroy one another and a conservative emerges.
The establishment Republicans haven’t been able to shove Mitt down our throats so they’ll smear Gingrich instead.
Don’t worry. Newt is still in a statistically strong position. Even if he finishes in the top three in IA and NH, then wins SC and FL he will be a force to deal with. National polls mean nothing. I’m still with Newt unless Sarah jumps in.
This drumbeat attack on Newt has to be costing Romney and the also ran’s lots of their campaign cash. As they “shoot their wad”, the door opens for late entry before the convention.
I would not be surprised to see both the Republican and Democrat Nominees to be names we are not seeing on the ballots right now.
Boehner would not have rocked the boat if internal polling didn’t look like a revolt is about to take place.
You will note that Romney’s numbers never seem to go up.
Isn't he on top in Iowa, or something?
“Newt Gingrich is now statistically tied with Romney in national Republican preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: 26% for Gingrich vs. 24% for Romney.”
Try as he may, it seems that Romney can’t break out above the “low twenties”.
Same as in 2008, where he spent roughly $23 million or so, much of it his own money, for about 25% of the total primary votes cast.
This guy’s a winner?
These days I think Pat is only on top of all the dirt that is lower than six feet under.
Still, you may be right. Everyone else has taken a turn in the lead, just about, so that shouldn’t stop him. ;^)
The GOP will nominate Romney. obama will get re-elected as a result. And congress will vote itself a pay raise. And so it goes.
We’ll see. They told us “bombastic” Reagan was loosing right up until election night. We’re voting Newt First - ABO Second!!
The liberals, communists, and RINO Republicans do not want Newt to be President. He threatens their corruption.
Ann Coulter is right about Newt talking a good game and then not delivering and just kicking the action plan to the curb but her alternative, Romney, is where I differ with her.
they're both lib Rinos
I agree with that. It does bother me at times like this to see people I respect miss the full picture too. Here I think Ann clearly is. Romney is no fall back position here. Good grief.
Onyx.... it sure seems that somebody left the lid off of the nut jar.
Some of these folks would have nothing to say if they didn’t lie.
Deflection at it’s worst.
WOW - you photoshopped Newt’s head onto your body. That is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh ya right. a link. That settles it. Unil the next Global warming photo shoot. lol.
LOLOLOL. It’s gone!
LOL... I sent up a smoke signal. ;>)
Perhaps it would be more helpful if you found someone to read the content of that link to you. LOL @ you.
This only demonstrates you are a no-nothing nit-wit. Newt worked for Freddie Mac, not Fannie Mae.
That's not his record at all. As fas actually doing positive things in Washington, not a single candidate running can match his accomplishments no matter how much Santorum whines "me, me, me it was all me."
Perhaps if your mommy would tell you not to believe everything your read. LOL
LOL! Romney the flip-flopper is a northeast RINO liberal
Were you around and involved in politics in the 80s?
I hope you know that I am only being nice to you because you’re a noobe. LOL
The latest findings are from Dec. 13-18 Gallup Daily tracking, based on 1,177 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote.
Just beginning my political “awakening” around then.
Ronnie was the first guy I ever turned out at a rally for.
Why do you ask?
Thanks for your reply.
I was working on House campaigns back then. The ones I was working on were trying to change congressional districts to republican for the first time either in their history or since Reconstruction. This all happened and my state is now changed completely. It truly was a kind of revolution here and many other places. Newt was a very big part of it.
The reason I asked is it surprised me when I first ran across the criticism of Newt or view on here along the lines of he hadn’t accomplished much, wasn’t interested in accomplishing things, etc., similar to your post.
It surprised me because of my image of Gingrich was the opposite of “not interested in accomplishing” or not being capable of doing big things. He was one of the biggest accomplishers (as GWB would say) in my political memory.
My resolution of this surprise was that maybe I was hearing this from folks who didn’t have this in their experience.
Wanted to try the theory out on you.
Thanks for reminding me that I’m old.
Apparently you have me confused with someone who cares. Bring it on. :-)