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Gingrich Maintaining Grip on New Lead
GALLUP ^ | January 27, 2012 | Lydia Saad

Posted on 01/27/2012 5:52:42 PM PST by bksanders

PRINCETON, NJ -- Republican registered voters nationally continue to prefer Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, with no sign in Gallup Daily tracking from Jan. 22-26 that Gingrich is giving back any of his recent gains. The 32% of Republican voters now choosing Gingrich as the candidate they are most likely to support for the nomination is his highest level of support since the 2012 primary voting began in early January. The 24% supporting Romney is his lowest.

Despite the heavy media focus on the two front-runners, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are each holding their own at just under 15%, putting the two men in a statistical tie for third.

Bottom Line…

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; newt; primary
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To: stonehouse01

Check out this Thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2839094/posts


21 posted on 01/27/2012 6:23:53 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: libh8er

And its all because they had to tear Newt’s conservative credentials apart because Romney has none. That is what makes it even worse.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 6:24:35 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: bksanders

The national poll does not mean as much. He needs to win this state by state.


23 posted on 01/27/2012 6:28:33 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Maelstorm

Palin weighs in

Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150516734848435


24 posted on 01/27/2012 6:45:36 PM PST by libh8er
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To: stonehouse01

I will quit going to Drudges site, stop listening to Beck and Savage, and may not vote for Mitt.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 6:48:08 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: bksanders

BTTT!


26 posted on 01/27/2012 6:52:18 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MasterGunner01

“Santorum needs to drop out and throw his support to Newt.”

I completely agree, but Santorum lives in a fantasy land, and will never drop out until he runs out of money.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 7:00:22 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Grunthor

I think they actually believe that once they get their man nominated, we will all form a line behind him. They are very, very wrong.


28 posted on 01/27/2012 7:04:11 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Maelstorm
They are more afraid of the Tea Party than they are of Obama.

We are used to that kind of thing here in New York State. The Rockefeller GOP has been more afraid of the conservatives in their own party than they have been of the Dems for a long time.

Why? Because it affects them personally. Threatens to take the reins of power away from them and give them to others. Selfish, basically. It took me a couple of years after switching parties to figure this out, while most people knew it all along.

Now we are seeing much the same conflict acted out on the national stage.

29 posted on 01/27/2012 7:04:28 PM PST by firebrand
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To: musicman

I see, in that photo, the real problem.Elitists one and all.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 7:06:38 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: bksanders
It is time for wide circulation in Florida of this 2008 video of Michelle Bachman literally paying homage to Gingrich and his role in the conservative movement, here

Share with your friends.

31 posted on 01/27/2012 7:14:35 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: musicman

Is that a bust of President Obama just to the left pf President Bush? If so, isn’t that knd of weird?


32 posted on 01/27/2012 7:23:41 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Gator113
I think they actually believe that once they get their man nominated, we will all form a line behind him. They are very, very wrong.

I know this much: They're wrong if they think I'll be in that line behind Romney

But the fact is, they have huge reason to assume "we will all form a line behind [Romney]." It's because folks on our own side are telling us WE MUST. Levin, Rush, Hannity, even my beloved Palin, are all touting the "Anybody But Obama" line. Levin won't even allow callers to declare that they won't vote for Romney if it's him against Obama -- The Great One, whom I adore, kindly halts his callers before they go too far and express such sentiment, and Rush simply ridicules and scorns people like me.

At least Palin has said/written more than once: " ... the challenge of this election is not simply to replace President Obama. The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country."

After long and measured thought, I've concluded that Romney would be WORSE than Obama in obstructing GOP and conservatism's efforts to save this nation; conservative Republicans could fight statism with Obama, whereas they would be hamstrung and defused by Romney in fighting statism.

It's counter-intuitive, just like steering INTO the skid instead of against it to correct course when water or ice causes your vehicle to lose control, is counter-intuitive. IT TAKES GUTS to take a risky, new approach because the old one isn't working.

Frankly, the GOP Establishment, lacking guts itself, is reasonably expecting the rest of us to lack the guts to reject their guy even if he is wearing the "Republican" uniform. They have every reason to think we'll line up behind him, no matter how much we reject him now.

But here's the truth that some of us have come to recognize: Romney may be wearing "our" uniform, but he's playing for the other team.

Mark Levin, Rush, and even Palin can tell me to vote for that if they want, and THIS TIME, I will respectfully decline. For the first time in more than 35 years of always voting straight Republican ticket.

Einstein had a definition for insanity, and I've engaged in it for long enough. If Romney gets the nomination, my vote will go elsewhere in the 2012 Presidential race for the good of my country.

33 posted on 01/27/2012 7:30:20 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Romney leads in FL, Gingrich leads nationally.

This really demonstrates the advantage of being able to carpet bomb a state with propaganda.

34 posted on 01/27/2012 7:34:36 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: PapaNew

Romney is falling like a rock.

That is the reason for the onslaught.


35 posted on 01/27/2012 7:38:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: libh8er
Means nothing. Gingrich loses Florida, game over. Drudge destroyed Gingrich in a 24 hr period.

That might have been true if Florida didn't lose half of their delegates due to moving up the calendar
36 posted on 01/27/2012 7:38:40 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

In the photo, is that a bust of Nero (President Obama) just over President Bush’s right shoulder?


37 posted on 01/27/2012 7:56:59 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: bksanders

Newt’s got to stick it out way beyond Florida. We have to beat Romney. He is the whiter Obama. I really hope Palin gtes out there with Newt soon, it will help drive his numbers up. And let me pose this question: if Mitt does win the nomination and then inevitably loses to 0bama will he finally get the F**K OUT OF OUR FACES?


38 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:38 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Its definately a bust of an angry black man.Other than that I cant say.


39 posted on 01/27/2012 8:20:57 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

For the three of THEM to “just happen” to have a meeting FOUR days before the Florida primary?????????????


40 posted on 01/27/2012 8:25:09 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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