Skip to comments.Rasmussen poll shows Gingrich with double-digit lead in Iowa
Posted on 11/17/2011 10:58:22 AM PST by TBBT
Rasmussens latest poll in Iowa gives Newt Gingrich a big claim to legitimacy in the Republican nomination fight, but it also is pretty good news for Mitt Romney as well. Among likely caucus-goers, Gingrich now leads Romney 32/19, with Herman Cain dropping more than half of his previous support:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the vote in Iowa, while Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each grab six percent (6%).
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum draws support from five percent (5%) of caucus-goers while former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman picks up two percent (2%). Only one percent (1%) would prefer some other candidate and six percent (6%) more are undecided.
This is the first primary survey conducted entirely after last weeks GOP debate on foreign policy. Cain also recently fumbled a response to the administrations actions in Libya.
This comes from a sample of 700 respondents, which is larger than the Bloomberg survey released this week showing a four-way tie in Iowa. This survey took place more recently than the Bloomberg poll as well, incorporating the Saturday debate on foreign policy, in which Cain struggled. As far as the Ron Paul surge Bloomberg noted, it seems to have bypassed Rasmussens sample. In fact, while Paul continues to hold onto about 10% of the caucus goers in Iowa, hes not likely to get much more:
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Stick a fork in Newt he is done.
No way he wins now.
All the 0 campaign will have to do if Newt is our nominee is run this clip in the swing states the last week in Oct 2012.
Wow. Someone said a while back that Iowa voters wouldn’t go for a thrice married candidate...hm..
I am, still, undecided. We vote January 31.
ALL public polls are for profit marketing tools to manipulate. They have no laws to ensure they are not manipulated, no real penalty for lying. Think for yourselves. IGNORE all of them!
And Cain leading in 2 other Iowa polls. We shall see. It will be a long 7 weeks.
Which sainted conservative are you pushing?
I’m so sick of this cr*p! I’m tired of the media meddling!! Stick with your candidate. If it’s Cain, help him out. If it’s Newt, help help him out. If it’s Palin, well, see you in 4 more years?
Cain will take Iowa. If he doesn’t and Gingirch does, well, that is not too bad.
As long as Romney doesn’t win.
The only thing the Newt surge will do is knock all the conservatives out of the race.
Is it just me or are these Iowa polls all over the place?
Has the feeling of an outlier to me. Let’s see if we see this kind of change in a couple of other polls.
> The only thing the Newt surge will do is knock all the
> conservatives out of the race.
Newt talks a good game, but since he left Congress in 98, he has visibly and often betrayed conservatives.
Iowa is an eternity away in political terms to make such a definitive claim. Don’t you think?
The polls go round and round...making us all dizzy
The Christian voting block, en masse, will never support Romney, only cult members and liberal RINOs.
The results of this poll shows Cain and Perry supporters switching to Gingrich for the most part.
Romney with the nomination means an awful lot of Christians sitting this election out and Obama being re-elected.
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