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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
This despite the onslaught, or perhaps because of it?
1 posted on 01/27/2012 5:52:45 PM PST by bksanders
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To: bksanders

Boy, I’ve seen two reports that say Romney’s retaken the lead from Gingrich. Anybody got some reconciled numbers and facts?


2 posted on 01/27/2012 5:55:13 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Last I heard, Romney leads in FL, Gingrich leads nationally.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 5:56:23 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: bksanders

I’ve never seen such an open and blatant hit job against a Republican in my life and it not come from the left. Personally it made me more determined than ever to defeat Romney and support Newt. My real first choice was always Palin then Cain and now Newt. The elite in the party are very clear who they are supporting. They want Romney so they can claim the Tea Party is dead and move the Party back toward the middle just as Conservative self id is at the highest ever. They are more afraid of the Tea Party than they are of Obama. They see the Tea Party as more of a problem than Obama.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 5:59:00 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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5 posted on 01/27/2012 5:59:04 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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To: Utmost Certainty

I think Gingrich needs to win FL. Tomorrow never comes, so to speak.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 5:59:46 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: bksanders

You WILL VOTE for who we TELL you to and you WILL like it!

- RINOCRATS.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 6:00:57 PM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: bksanders

Means nothing. Gingrich loses Florida, game over. Drudge destroyed Gingrich in a 24 hr period.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 6:01:02 PM PST by libh8er
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To: bksanders
The morons of the RINO Establishment elites have declared war on the TEA Party and conservatives by trying to ram Mittens down our throats. They tried the same thing with Reagan.

Make no mistake: This is a war the TEA Party and conservatives must fight against the RINO and Donkey Establishment elites that are aided and abetted by the Mainstream Media. This is a war the TEA Party and conservatives must win to save this country.

Anyone who hasn't figured this out hasn't been paying attention. Santorum needs to drop out and throw his support to Newt. He can be rewarded with an important job in the Newt administration dismantling the Federal Leviathan.

9 posted on 01/27/2012 6:05:40 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Maelstorm

The assault was planned, coordinated and timed. It was a blitz; a barrage of artillery fire from all directions with maximum force. Now as the smoke clears we find Newt at the same place in Florida where he was before winning SC. And you are right. I have never ever seen anything like it either. The party taking out one of its own, one time revered leader in one of the most viscous attacks, something they would never do to the other side. Makes me sick to my stomach.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 6:10:13 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

viscous = vicious


11 posted on 01/27/2012 6:11:57 PM PST by libh8er
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To: musicman

This picture just makes me sick to my stomach,,in every way.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 6:12:14 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: MasterGunner01

Master Gunner you are absolutely on target.

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

Will Santorum do the right thing??
I used to go to Drudge - I felt an et tu? moment and felt the stab in the back...


13 posted on 01/27/2012 6:13:10 PM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: bksanders; All
I'm depressed over the FL Primary. Our boy Newt really blew it in the Debate last night. I can't believe he did so poorly. It will take a miracle for him to pull-out a win in Florida.
14 posted on 01/27/2012 6:14:31 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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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.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 6:17:58 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: PapaNew

That is a NATIONAL poll

Nation as a whole have not seen all the lie laden ads Romney is running in FLA


16 posted on 01/27/2012 6:17:58 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Gator113

“If you don’t vote for our socialist over their socialist, you are not a true conservative. There, I said it.”

- Cowardly RINOCRATS


17 posted on 01/27/2012 6:20:28 PM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: bksanders

I think Mitt did not look very presidential picking and picking at Newt. Especially after Newt wanted to call a truce.

Not a good temperment for a president.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 6:21:23 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: bksanders

I think Mitt did not look very presidential picking and picking at Newt. Especially after Newt wanted to call a truce.

Not a good temperment for a president.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 6:21:39 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Maelstorm
Ever so correct my friend!
"Personally it made me more determined than ever to defeat Romney and support Newt…"
My point exactly. No thinking person wants to hear this crap, the GOP telling you how / when / where / why to vote.
It blows up in their faces.

Floridians can think for themselves, AKA Rubio/West Syndrome.
Get jacked, Newt will take Florida. Jeb will see to it (HAHAHHA!!!)

20 posted on 01/27/2012 6:22:54 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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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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To: toddausauras

It’s the uninitiated voter that needs our attention, the stuck on stupid are hopelessly lost.
Reach out to your circle, you’d be surprised who is cluelessly indoctrinated by the MSM!
Be bold, tell it like it is.


41 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:10 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: austinaero

I have been LIVID since I saw it. Tell me how it’s NOT an orchestrated attack on Newt and the Tea Party.

IMHO, our country is NO LONGER “OUR country”.


42 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:34 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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To: The_Media_never_lie

The bust could be MLK????


43 posted on 01/27/2012 8:32:25 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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To: Finny

Well said, Finny.

I do not like the fix we are in, but some how, some way, the wrecking of our country must stop and I am willing to do anything (legal) to help make that happen.

Considering the horrible state of our country, I will not vote for anyone that isn’t conservative. I will not vote for anyone that the Republican establishment tries to shove down my throat, and of course, I will never vote for a democrat.

I am moved by your post to write more, but I have been ill, my poor dog is recovering from surgery he had today and my wife brought home movies for tonight.... so, it’s tough for me to concentrate. ;>)

Oh, I hope you saw Newt on Greta this evening... he was great.

GO NEWT GO......this is not just about picking a president, it’s about the very survival of our country!!


44 posted on 01/27/2012 8:51:45 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: musicman

I’ll bet you’re right, it’s a bust of MLK.


45 posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:01 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Gator113

Hope everyone is feeling better :-)


46 posted on 01/28/2012 10:45:16 AM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: bksanders

Some... thank you.


47 posted on 01/28/2012 11:51:56 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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