Skip to comments.Newt expands South Carolina lead (Newt leads by 9%!)
Posted on 01/20/2012 7:37:05 PM PST by Utmost Certainty
Newt Gingrich heads into South Carolina election day as the clear front runner in the state: he's now polling at 37% to 28% for Mitt Romney, 16% for Rick Santorum, and 14% for Ron Paul.
Gingrich's lead has actually increased in the wake of his ex-wife's controversial interview with ABC. Although one night poll results should always be interpreted with caution, he led the final night of the field period by a 40-26 margin. One thing that continues to work to his advantage are the debates. 60% of primary voters report having watched the one last night, and Gingrich has a 46-23 lead with those folks.
The other reason his ex-wife's interview isn't causing him much trouble is that there's a lot of skepticism about it. Only 31% of voters say they think her accusations are true while 35% think they are false and 34% are unsure. 51% of voters say that they have 'no concerns' about what came out in the interview.
The skepticism of Republican voters toward the media is helping Gingrich as well. Just 14% of likely voters have a generally favorable opinion of the media, while 77% view it negatively. Gingrich's attacks on the media have clearly played well with the party base.
(Excerpt) Read more at publicpolicypolling.com ...
Oops....LOL! Hey ABC, you are a laughingstock! And despicable too.
I hope he kicks a$$ and takes names tomorrow!
His ex-wife is a pathetic jealous liar and this backfired on her and abc.
After Newts slapdown of King I have new respect for him. He has repented his sins and he has been forgiven by God. I am NOT greater than God so I say Go Newt.
Gotta love it! Fox and ABC Thanks for your contribution to Newt Gingrich!
I am praying that we stop Romney in South Carolina.
Years of liberal media gotcha surprises that manipulate the Republican party, especially conservative Republicans has made the electorate wise to their nonsense. Main Stream Media epic failure.
Gingrich's lead has actually increased in the wake of his ex-wife's controversial interview with ABC. Although one night poll results should always be interpreted with caution, he led the final night of the field period by a 40-26 margin. One thing that continues to work to his advantage are the debates. 60% of primary voters report having watched the one last night, and Gingrich has a 46-23 lead with those folks.Signs of a good day to come...
Must be because no women are supporting him like the establishmedia are claiming.
Pray for America
Reminds me of Dan Rather “discovering” the Bush national guard memos.
Until a Freeper pointed out that the 1971 “font” didn’t exist until post-Microsoft-Word.
Nobody told Dan Rather that folks used TYPEWRITERS in 1971, not word processors.
I hope Santorum gets his boring arse out of the race after he loses tomorrow.
She’s done more to eliminate the “divorce card” than anything anyone else might have said.
Yup, Sanborem needs to exit stage right and endorse Newt.
Yeah, they just about have inoculated Newt.
Maybe I’m just a little naive but . . . I’ve been watching politics for a long time, and after seeing Newt this week and THEN to see Huckabee mention Obama’s transcripts and college applications make me wonder out loud . . . has Newt’s confrontational sparring with the news media debate moderators some how some way in a small part perhaps caused some in the GOP to actually find their “cojones” (as Sarah would say)??? Maybe this will be a new found inspiration for some of our wimpier GOP men??? I can only hope cuz it is going to get brutal between now and November with the 47% and his billion bucks war chest.
Yes, Santorum needs to step aside. Romney will be blazing in Florida and Newt will not need a split conservative vote. If newt wins sc and fl, he will win the nomination.
Expect the dynamics in Florida to change...
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