Skip to comments.Poll of Virginia voters favors Gingrich
Posted on 12/24/2011 1:47:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a survey of Virginia voters released Wednesday.
But former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would fare better than Gingrich in a general election contest with President Barack Obama, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.
Gingrich leads Romney by a margin of 30 percent to 25 percent among Republican voters, with none of the other GOP candidates topping 9 percent. In a head-to-head test, Gingrich tops Romney by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent. Virginia will hold its presidential primary March 6.
More than half of the voters who participated in the poll disapprove of Obama's job performance. But no Republican candidate has a clear advantage over the president in a hypothetical general election race. Romney edges Obama by a margin of 44 percent to 42 percent, but the survey has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.
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Gingrich has surged in Virginia just as he has in national surveys.
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You’d think at least some of these registered voters should have valid Virginia addresses. /s
And as I understand it, Gingrich has come up short in the Virginia primary. Huh. In any event, may I wish a very Merry and Happy Christmas to you, and to all here on FR. God’s blessings to all.
PPP poll from last week had Gingrich beating Romney 41 to 15.
Romney operatives in Virginia have hijacked the nomination process and eliminated all the candidates from the ballot but Romney.
I hope Perry and/or Gingrich sues to fix this, and quick. The majority of voters in Virginia are otherwise going to be disenfranchised by the underhanded tactics of Romney operatives.
I’d like to know, who was checking those addresses, and who was checking the checkers.
Locally if we do a petition drive for candidates or issues we shoot for at least double and always get it and more. Christ its not that hard to get 20K signatures why in God's good name can't a national candidate get this done?
If VA voters truly want to help Gingrich, but cannot write-in vote for him...they will have to clinch their teeth and vote for Ron Paul. Voting for Romney just gives him 40 more delegates that Newt needs to overcome
Its either Crazy or Liberal....and Newt has a better chance vs Crazy
Computers did official address analysis compared to the text on the petitions. If they were not an exact match, they were kicked out.
(My understanding of it.)
You say you live on Elm St? Too bad.
The computer says you live on Elm Street.
I guess you lied.
No vote for you!!!
Congratulations! You have addopted the official MSM claim, supported by all the RNC, GOP, FOX, CARL ROVE excuse/explanation for this sickening development. You must be proud to have so much support! Romney especially thanks you.
exactly! But don’t you know? Gingrich and Perry simply FAILED to get enough signatures, don’t you know. (Forget details, they won’t be discussed or reported here!)
This will make Romney and his Fascist compadre, Ron Paul, look bad.
Last thing Republicans need is or a candidate to get a nomination simply by disqualifying his competitors through legal shenanigans ~ that's Obama's stuff.
If The Virginia GOP does choose to run with the no-write-ins-will-count policy, EVERYONE in VA should vote for Ron Paul to deny Romney ANY delegates, because their primary is winner-take-all.
The requirement is to get certain minimums in each Congressional district as well as an aggregate count.
It's still Newt/Marco 2012 whether VA is in on it or not!
The Democrats didn't like it that he was a Republican so they began counting and recounting the votes until their puke won and the Asian-American lost.
Just typical stuff.
You check with Governor McDonnell ~ he acts like he's a straight shooter but like virtually all the politicians in Virginia he goes along with these shenanigans.
Maybe they had ENOUGH registered voters after all.
Are the delegates bound in the Virginia primary?
Claim? I asked a question.
I can routinely get 1K signatures for just about any issue or candidate I wish in a town of 6000 inside a week. I have no special skills to do such I just knock on doors and canvas local gathering places (with permission of the owners of course).
Are you telling me these candidates couldn't get 20 volunteers with my limited signature getting skill set in all of Virginia?
Sorry but I got to believe these guys are falling down on the job.