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Poll: Gingrich has slight lead in Virginia over Romney
Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2011 | Anit Kumar

Posted on 12/22/2011 5:06:34 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a slight lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Virginia Republicans in the race for president, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll, released Wednesday morning, shows Gingrich at 30 percent and Romney at 25 percent among Republican voters.

No other candidate tops nine percent. In a head-to-head matchup, Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, left, and former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Gingrich tops Romney by a larger margin, 47 percent to 39 percent...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; 2012polls; backstabberromney; bishopromney; ineligibleromney; myth; newt; newt2012; poll; saboteurromney; va2012; virginia
I love how the article calls it a "slight" lead...it's ouside the margin of error at 5 points, and when it's just Newt and Myth, it goes up to 8 points.

Hank

1 posted on 12/22/2011 5:06:36 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a slight lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Virginia Republicans in the race for president, according to a new poll.

That is encouraging that a candidate that can be considered a conservative is leading 0bama lite.

There is hope.

2 posted on 12/22/2011 5:15:15 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Good news for Newt.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 5:16:36 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Just another reason not to support Romney .


4 posted on 12/22/2011 5:24:27 PM PST by sushiman
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

With only Perry, Paul, Newt, and Romney the socialist on the ballot, I wonder how the numbers in VA will change.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 5:29:21 PM PST by vmivol00
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Good news for Newt”.

Yes . Zane needs all of the good news he can muster. His pleadings for mercy have gone unanswered.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 5:29:45 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

GO NEWT!

Yes, apparently there will only be Newt, Mitt, Perry and Paul on the ballot as the others did not qualify in time.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 5:33:13 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Good news, yes!... but Romney has money to run hit-piece ads again, which will take their toll.

Gingrich needs money. Gingrich has to win.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 5:33:31 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
A fellow Virginian today told me they want Romney to get the nomination because they felt he had the best chance against Satan Obama. Yeah but what about the core republicans, I asked? I told him the blue dogs and independents can't do it alone, the republicans have to be excited about their candidate first.

Newt's VP could be the key.

9 posted on 12/22/2011 5:37:18 PM PST by topfile
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To: fantom

It’s Myth who’ll be needing mercy now that Newt has decided to stop being a punching bag.

But a cursory glance at your posting history indicates that you support him. You’re in good company: Bob Dole and GHWBush also came out for him. You must be in RINO heaven.

Hank


10 posted on 12/22/2011 5:44:18 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away. Num)
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To: fantom

It’s Myth who’ll be needing mercy now that Newt has decided to stop being a punching bag.

But a cursory glance at your posting history indicates that you support him. You’re in good company: Bob Dole and GHWBush also came out for him. You must be in RINO heaven.

Hank


11 posted on 12/22/2011 5:44:28 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away. Num)
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To: EGPWS

“considered”....the key word. Not sure he is REALLY conservative, though, based on his past.

Still better than Myth! :)


12 posted on 12/22/2011 5:50:32 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

When does VA have their primary ???


13 posted on 12/22/2011 5:55:59 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Super Tuesday, March 6, I think.

Freegards


14 posted on 12/22/2011 6:01:24 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Tennessee Nana

I know it’s on Super Tuesday...in March I think.

Hank


15 posted on 12/22/2011 6:10:34 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away. Num)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Is Newt an Alien?

http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/25/newt-from-aliens-memba-her/#.TvPffVbNmJ4


16 posted on 12/22/2011 6:12:26 PM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Well, as a card carrying member of the fat old guys who hope our republic doesn't sink into the cesspool of socialism, I applaud this! Wooo!

Sadly, I had wished we could have run someone who would have, at a minimum, pledged to dredge the steaming pile of stench we call DC of its filth.

Oh well...

17 posted on 12/22/2011 6:49:32 PM PST by glock rocks (Jesus take the wheel, Take it from my hands, cause I can't do this on my own...)
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To: topfile

Yeah but what about the core republicans, I asked? I told him the blue dogs and independents can’t do it alone, the republicans have to be excited about their candidate first.
Newt’s VP could be the key.


Sure worked for McCain. Wait a minute.....


18 posted on 12/22/2011 6:52:35 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

It’ll be interesting to see how it salts out given that only 4 made the VA primary ballot: Newt, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and massachusetts toe-jam. Sad to say, Rick Santorum didn’t make it on the ballot.

I reckon it’ll come out pretty much how this poll has things stacked up. I think Ron Paul will poll better because VA is an open primary state, but will still finish third.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 6:52:42 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: topfile

“But what about the core republicans, I asked?”

They’ll come slinking back and vote for whomever the gop nominates. FR will be a laugh a minute with the tortured explanations of why mittens “really is a conservative.”


20 posted on 12/22/2011 6:56:30 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

As a Virginian, I am voting for Newt as just about everyone I talk to. I like Perry but he is not doing so well, yet.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:31:54 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: JamesA
As a Virginian, I am voting for Newt as just about everyone I talk to. I like Perry but he is not doing so well, yet.

This is a primary, whether or not a candidate is "doing well" should have no influence on your vote at all. If you truly like Perry then that is who you should vote for.

If Hitler Jr. was doing well, would you vote for him?

22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:36:46 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: onyx

That’s why anything they say about Newt I ignore. I don’t care what it is. That game is over. And, yes, this is our one last shot - Newt’s got to landslide win in the primary. I do not trust them w/a close election - they want it SO bad.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:20 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

GOOD on you. If rivals have to resort to hit piece ads to improve their chances, then that rival isn’t worth spit. Comparisons are one thing; obvious hit pieces packed with lies are quite another.

Romney is a snake. He will never get my vote.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 9:57:41 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Hopefully Newt’s coffers will fill after the first few primaries. VA’s primary is on Super Tuesday this go-round, so it’s going to be a VERY expensive day for all the candidates. Newt is the least well funded of the four.

The media market for Northern VA, the most populous (and most liberal) part of the state, is out of DC and very expensive compared to IA and NH.

With an open primary, and no D race, the very political Dems in NOVA will come out to vote for Romney or Paul, whichever they think would be best from their perspective to help out Obama. They still HATE Newt for taking away ‘their’ House 18 years ago.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 10:20:33 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
With an open primary, and no D race, the very political Dems in NOVA will come out to vote for Romney or Paul, whichever they think would be best from their perspective to help out Obama. They still HATE Newt for taking away ‘their’ House 18 years ago.

UGH. That's sickening news.

Maybe if they believe the media that Newt is easier to beat, they might vote for him, but I doubt it.

26 posted on 12/22/2011 10:25:14 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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