Skip to comments.Not So Fast: New Texas Poll Puts Gingrich in Striking Distance (PPP Romney 45- NEWT 35)
Posted on 04/24/2012 3:18:41 PM PDT by VinL
Newt Gingrich has been inching towards the door over the last couple of days, admitting that tonights Delaware primary is likely a make-or-break situation for his campaign. However, a new poll out today might give the former Speaker some pause.
Public Policy Polling shows that Mitt Romney leads in the state of Texas by a 45% to 35% margin, putting Gingrich within striking distance. Coming up lame in his home state, only 14% of GOP supporters support Ron Paul.
More encouraging for Gingrich, or troubling for Romney, is that the presumptive nominee is trailing the former Speaker 45% to 40% among Evangelicals, a major force in Southern Republican politics.
Gingrich also leads among Republicans under the age of 45.
Click here to see the raw numbers.
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More importantly, evangelicals are now wt Newt-- which bodes well for the conservative state primaries May.
In NC, there's a defense of marriage proposal on the ballot, and Romney, moving left, has pandered to the gay community.
And, with quisling Rubio in tow, Romney is etch-o-sketching his primary lies as to immigration.
Newt can have an excellent May adventure- if he can withstand the pressure to withdraw.
I'm in, til Newt's out.
We in Texas are screwed again by the Kenyan imposter's Department of Injustice. Our primary is May 29 due to bungling by the State GOP party apparatus and Redistricting Federal Court battles instigated by the democraps and race mongers.
Seems the state GOP Party is as incompetent and clueless as the National GOP Party
Me, too. Support Romney? If he wins the nomination, I may go there. But for now, the last thing I want is having to choose between Romney and Obama.
It is not irrelevant. Romney losing the largest Red State would be quite a thing, especially so going into the Convention. It would show weakness and an unwillingness by the Tea Party/Conservatives to roll over and play dead while we still have a voice.
It could quite literally be a last-second field goal that propels Newt to a nomination via a brokered convention.
2008 Republican Party Primary Election
RACE NAME PARTY CANVASS VOTES PERCENT President/Vice-President Hugh Cort REP 728 0.05% Rudy Giuliani REP 6,038 0.44% Mike Huckabee REP 518,002 38.02% Duncan Hunter REP 8,222 0.60% Alan Keyes REP 8,260 0.60% John McCain REP 697,767 51.21% Ron Paul REP 66,360 4.87% Mitt Romney REP 27,264 2.00% Fred Thompson REP 11,503 0.84% Hoa Tran REP 604 0.04% Uncommitted REP 17,574 1.29% ----------- Race Total 1,362,322
This is totally irrelevant.
Texican, I researched this piece. I took the time to craft an involved comment. All this, to keep someone like you informed on the current status of events.
And, what’s my thanks? Nada— “it’s irrelevant”.
Come on- friend- Texas is bigger than that.
You realize that this poll is nothing but bad news for Gingrich. I can’t believe someone blogged this and you posted it as if it were something good for Newt. PPP hasn’t polled Texas since January. In what may well be their final poll here, Willard is actually winning Texas by 10 points and winning the Tea Party vote in Texas by 44-38. Not long ago virtually no one thought Romney could even win a primary in Texas if he had any competition, and now he is beating Newt (who is supposed to be strongest in the South) here. Further, the last time this firm (Democratic firm PPP) polled Texas, Romney had 44/44 favorable/unfavorable - now his favorability is +43% at 66/23.
He is Obiwan Kenobi, our last hope. May The Force be with him.
...and THIS Texan thanks you for it.
This May 29 date was the result of actions by the damn Yellerdog Dems, not TexGOP.
Texas could save us from Romney. Those here who have given up need to cowboy up and fight like ell instead of trotting out the line of the MSM and GOPe. It sickens me to see how many who call themselves conservatives have thrown in the towel already. I say fight on with Newt until the convention.
Newt is to republican voters what Kay Bailey was - insider. She has retired...before a second defeat. I liked her she is good on foreign policy and many conservative ideas - but she is a big spender too.
“Newt can have an excellent May adventure- if he can withstand the pressure to withdraw.”
You realize that this poll is nothing but bad news for Gingrich. I cant believe someone blogged this and you posted it
Well, in that I know you don’t like the architect of the 1994 Republican Revolution, and in that I know you are obsessed with following his threads nonetheless, I obviously posted it to make you feel better.
Well, they can have Newt, or they can have Romney. Which will it be?
At daybreak tomorrow, I’m gonna sit out on my porch with my .22 rifle and start pickin’ off crow for a very big FR bbq.
Now, I don’t yet know who all will be eatin’ ‘em, but one thing is certain, it’s gonna take a lot of crow to have enough to go around. ;>)
I’ve never eaten crow... I keep thinking that if they were any good to eat, you would be able to buy them at Safeway or Walmart. Heck, you might even need a special license to shoot ‘em.
When I was 10 years old, a neighbor boy, Hanky, told me that his dad made him shoot robins. Hanky said his family eat ‘em. Hanky had bright red hair, and because I had never before seen a redhead, I thought he was kinda weird anyway. I wonder if Hanky still eats robins and if he doesn’t, would he still have that bright red hair?
Well, if anyone would prefer I shoot a few robins, you should speak up now.
I don’t mind shootin’ crows, but I sure hope I don’t get stuck eating any of ‘em.
GO NEWT GO.......
Newt is old guard.
Respectfully, he is not. If he were, the Gop-e, the media and the “conservative” commentariat would not be insanely committed to his destruction. They love the establishment old guard.
Now, you don’t wish to vote for Newt— perhaps you prefer the socialist Romney- that’s fine— your franchise and all that.
But, there is absolutely nothing “old guard” about Newt.
No way! *I'M* Hanky! Stinky, is that you? How ya been all these years????
j/k, actually I'm just pulling your leg. I don't have red hair, I've never eaten a robin, and I've never met you in my life/
Why would the convention pick someone who couldn't beat Romney in the primaries?
MY State gets a say, and I will tell you now
TEXAS doesn’t want that SOB Romney!