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.
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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...
“Newt expands South Carolina lead (Newt leads by 9%!)”
Many at FOX are deeply saddened.
I'm getting a warm feeling that God is on our side - He is NOT going to let this great country be destroyed...
But we gotta keep fighting, gotta show we'll protect our country too - and his children.
Gotta help Newt against the Evil Triumvirate: The Socialists, MSM & Republican Establishment. He's threatened like never before. It's taken them decades to get so close to complete control. They know if we win this - they will all be swept into the dustbin of history - because Newt will NOT allow ONE Establishment 'Fox" in his hen-house.
He saw how that hampered Reagan (for example, he wasn't able to disband the Dept of Eduction, as he planned) - and GHW Bush and GW were Establishment.
Newt knows the pitfalls. And he has the backbone not to be manipulated.
The Triumvirate are coming at him like the Hounds of Baskerville.
We gotta have his back.
That said, Mister Gingrich's play action offense and blitz defense are scooping Mister Romney's risk-averse offense and "prevent" defense.
(Another note: I'll vote for whichever GOPer wins the nomination, I'll provide hard work, and even including a little $$$(not enough to rival Soros, but a modest amt, nonetheless.)
Amen to that
That can’t be the first time they ever pulled a stunt like that, makes me wonder just what all they got away with before the internet age.
I don’t think Santorum will do either one anytime soon. He’s vindictive enough to endorse Romney when his money dries up and eventually has to drop out.
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Yes he will get a bump but he still needs Santorum to exit and most of his 10% will go for Newt
I hope the good folks of South Carolina will do better than this tomorrow..
They did their job well, not with the results intended.
NEWT has single handedly STOPPED THEM IN THEIR TRACKS, it was very couragous of him to take this approach, when advisor would have said no. He did it anyway and that makes him a leader.
Makes you wonder what is their next approach, tactic.
Personnal destruction, Racisms, etc.??? IT IS finished and we can thank NEWT for this.
Also makes you wonder who will volunteer to be the next Moderator to go up against Newt. What prized gladiator will the media sacrifice for that one? Going to be funny to watch.
And that just made me LOL.
Maybe the voters are ready for a leader and not a golfer boy with wife who eats burgers while we are told to eat peas.
Unfortunately, I do not think this means it’s finished. I think they’re going to go after him even harder from here on out... no matter how petulant it makes them look. And anyone who can get in a glancing blow or cheap shot will strut around like he’s Mohammed Ali.
I now think the great folks of SC will give us something like this..
Newt 40 (McLame had 33)
Willard 29 (Huck had 30)
Nut Paul 13 (Fred had 15)
Santorum 11 (WR had 14)
“”Newt Gingrich is the Chuck Norris of debating!”
And Chuck Norris has officially endorsed Newt.
Posted on The Drudge Report...
NETWORK SOURCE: Newt Cancels ABC’s THIS WEEK For Sunday... Developing...
I don’t think Rick has the money to compete in Fl. He will hopefully be out next week. If Newt pulls this out tomorrow the polls in Fla will also start to change. A few weeks ago Newt was Leading Mitt in the Fl polls. Then Iowa messed it up. That can change back very quickly.
Glad you see it that way. Unfortunately we have a whole gaggle of little miniature self-appointed saints walking around here who think they are too good to vote for Newt. If obama squeaks one out next fall, they will have their reward.
Have to disagree. NO ONE since Reagan until Newt had the cojones to even think of challenging the almighty press.
They will see one ole geezer left over from the Reagan era in Newt and ramp up the pressure. Have to keep the younger generations of Republicans neutered.
For the sake of our country, I sure hope you’re right.
GO NEWT GO......
Going to be FUN to watch! :)
yeah, I have met a few... Ugh
Just think how far down the drain we'd be on "Manmade global warming" if not for the internet.
That would just confirm my impression of him.
“NETWORK SOURCE: Newt Cancels ABCs THIS WEEK For Sunday... Developing...”
Hahahahahaha. Newt’s way so saying “screw you ABC News”. GO NEWT GO!
“NETWORK SOURCE: Newt Cancels ABCs THIS WEEK For Sunday... Developing...”
Hahahahahaha. Newt’s way of saying “screw you ABC News”. GO NEWT GO!
Nite ya all.
Yes - Brit Hume was practically apoplectic, saying Romney needs to do this and that and fretting about possible damage to Romney in a serious, worried tone. It was both hilarious and disgusting.
He should refuse to appear on ABC News like Obama has avoided Fox News...