Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich touts surge in Tennessee polls, predicts Georgia win
Posted on 03/06/2012 10:50:09 AM PST by TitansAFC
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Republican Newt Gingrich launched a final, two-day swing across the South on Monday in advance of the biggest voting day so far of the year. Gingrich planned to campaign on Monday and Super Tuesday in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia -- and vowed to exceed expectations in all the Southern states voting this week and next.
Gingrich touted new polls showing that he is closing the gap in Tennessee, and he predicted again that he will win his home state of Georgia with ease. In a morning interview on CNN, Gingrich admitted that losing Georgia could end his campaign and acknowledged for the first time that winning Georgia and losing all the other states Tuesday "puts me in a more difficult position."
But, on the other hand, next week we have Mississippi and Alabama and Kansas, and I think I'll win at least two out of three," Gingrich said in the interview. "The latest poll in Tennessee shows a 17-point jump, shows me very competitive in Tennessee."
A centerpiece of Gingrich's latest effort to regain momentum is a promise to bring the price of gasoline below $2.50 a gallon. He mentions the subject wherever he speaks, and it is the subject of a new TV ad the campaign is airing in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
An independent group supporting Gingrich is also advertising on TV and radio in those states and several others. Gingrich's hope is to overcome Santorum's lead among conservative voters while Santorum and Romney duke it out in the marquee state of Super Tuesday, Ohio.....
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Go, Newt, go!
Give ‘em hell Newt.
“Just listened to a utube video that appears as an endorsement by Sean Hannity and Rush for Newt.”
That is excellent!
FrankR that’s ONE of YOUR BEST.
“Suprised that comment made it past the censors.”
CainConservative is on every Newt thread, dumping dirt, over and over. He was warned by JR but keeps doing it.
Not to mention California on Jun 5th. He'll do very, very well here. Easily 100 of the 169 delegates in play.
HAHA! Did you see that we pinged each other to this only 3 seconds apart? Great minds think alike. :-)
Typical leftist WaPo naysayer anti-Newt spin.
The man made a simple statement of fact, that was not dumping dirty.
I’m even MORE SUPRISED that my comment made it past the censors....they must be in a good mood today.
I voted for Newt this morning. What a great feeling!
Lucky you. I’m truly almost in tears because I could NOT vote for Newt here in Virginia, due to our establishment facist government here.
But I voted for Ron Paul who truly WOULD be MY second choice. Me and the ONE other voter in the room ... the turnout pitiful, of course.
Damn YOU VIRGINIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I voted around 9:45 or so. I was the only voter there, but I think that most people vote after work.
The GOP should thank Newt for his magnificient accomplishments as Speaker..NOONE comes close!
Great picture! One of my big frustrations in Florida was that we didn’t even have any Newt signs to hold up...I don’t know if the campaign couldn’t afford them, or what. I didn’t see a single one on election day. Meanwhile, Romney and Santorum blanketed the state with their signs. My entire polling place was surrounded by their signs (and a few for Ron Paul), put up during the night.
I think candidates discount the importance of signs, but they actually do give the voters a sort of memory nudge, especially if they’re not very committed voters.
I would be really furious if I lived in VA right now!