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.
Sometimes polls are just wrong. If we get a huge Gingrich surge in the next few days of polling, it was a poll ahead of the curve. If we don’t, it was just a bad poll.
No big deal, but why people shouldn’t freak out (good or bad) over a single poll.
Want to give any odds on that?
Gingrich would made a good Vice President. He has too much baggage to lead the country. America needs a fresh face like HERMAN CAIN.
How many times are you and the GOPbots going to make the same mistake before you finally wise up?
Interesting. Since that doesn’t support the game plan, I doubt that will get much publicity in the media.
America got a ‘fresh face’ in 2008. Fresh face doesn’t always mean good.
Polls Polls Polls, another one with different results? A few posts down I read this “according to a new poll released Thursday. The Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll found that the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO leads the GOP field in Iowa with the support of 24.5 percent of Republican voters.”.
You can go nuts with these polls. They’re all worthless as far as I am concerned.
The truth, newt has obummer smilling, http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/election_2012_archive/november_2011/election_2012_obama_50_gingrich_38
It is good when the candidate is qualified.
10 REASONS WHY CAIN IS ABLE
1) Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics (making him a rocket scientist 2) Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola 3) VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury 4) Business Manager for 400 Burger King restaurants He learned the business from the ground up to turn the poorest performers into three the best performers in three years) 5) CEO and owner of Godfathers Pizza 6) Chairman of the National Restaurant Association 7) Adviser to the Federal Reserve System and Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank 8)Writer, public speaker, and WSB-Atlanta Radio Host 9)Associate Minister 10) faithful husband, and father.
Second, this poll confirms the momentum which has been up for Gingrich and down for his two competitors, Romney and Cain. Although we are far away from the January caucus event, Romney and McCain will have a difficult time stopping their fall, reversing the direction and overtaking Gingrich. Absent an intervening event such as a scandal or a monumental gaffe by Gingrich, the trajectory of the arrows show Gingrich pulling away from the other two and we would expect that to continue.
The next seven weeks include Thanksgiving Day, college football rivals week, Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
It's the most wonderful time of the year and it will go by fast, just like it always does.
The leftists are trying desperately to bury Cain, and to raise Mitt and Obama. I'm going to kick back a bit, tuck into a couple of good meals, enjoy some gridiron and some tasty beverages, and then starting January 3rd take up the important business of beating down the commies with a CAIN!
Newer poll shows Gingrich in lead
IF Cain makes it out of the primary, I’ll gladly campaign for him. If it’s mutt romney, I’m writing in Palin.
I believe the establishment is pushing romney, which would just about guarantee the resident reelected. Mutt’s former work with bain capital would be too easy for the media to repeatedly use in today’s environment setup from the ows pansies to help the resident.
Sad, but found this interesting list below (regarding Cain):
1. He supported TARP
2. He endorsed Romney
3. He is a flip-flopper on abortion (numerous times)
4. He is a flip-flopper on gay marraige
5. He is a flip-flopper on killing Al Awlaki
6. He donated to Democrat politicians in Nebraska
7. He has no voting record, so we dont know which way he would on anything
8. He worked for the Fed
9. He has high praise for Alan Greenspan (Andrea Mitchells hubbie)
10. He ripped people who opposed TARP as free market purists
7. - (no voting record speaks for itself - no link)
We never buy the polls we don’t like. LOL
I think Newt is smarter than to allow a contract he had as a private business consultant to slow him down.
Fanny/Freddie hiring Newt is no different than my hiring the best plumber in the area. They wanted valid input and they got it. They didn’t get what they wanted to hear, but they got an expert’s input.
Sounds like a WINNING PLAN. Just keep flooding Cain with tons of funds as well. And volunteer where needed.
>>Gingrich would made a good Vice President. He has too much baggage to lead the country. America needs a fresh face like HERMAN CAIN.<<
I think Cain has cost himself too much support with his responses to legitimate questions from the news media over the past two weeks. More and more, it appears that those incidents were not just isolated ones, but part of a pretty consistent pattern. He just doesn’t seem to have the horses to be President. I hope I’m wrong, and he recovers, but I doubt he will.
Gingrich bothers me, even though he’d be good in a debate, but he really has bounced all over the lot ideologically over the years. I really don’t see a lot of difference between Gingrich and Romney, to be honest. Both would probably sign onto the global warming agenda, or would have a year ago...a bad sign.
I guess for now I hope Perry manages to recover. If Cain continues to fade, and Gingrich starts to fade, those votes will probably slide over to Perry as next alternative, and he could start to recover.
Absent that happening, maybe a “Draft Paul Ryan” movement?
I would also add, that Gingrich is not new to the majority of us and his slow but steady rise is the result of us knowing fully, who and what he is, his past is quite well known, but most of us are beyond that.
what we know is what Gingrich has clearly displayed in the debates, as well as his strong participation and activity in his campaign. He is knocking on doors, shaking hands and connecting with people.
More importantly, he displays the strongest ability of how to handle that 3 am call on the crisis hot line, and he certainly knows how to handle the Middle East and China.
Few other candidates are even remotely in his class or have the logical ability to handle the very difficult job ahead. Any candidate who has to rely on other people (experts) in order to make the right decisions has no business even being close to the White House in the coming years.
Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus
RCP Average of Polling Data
Cain Gingrich Romney Paul Perry Bachmann Santorum Huntsman Spread
RCP Average 20.2 17.6 17.2 14.0 7.0 6.8 4.0 1.3 Cain +2.6
Game. Set. Match.
I just saw on drudge that Perry is washed up no money.How can some here have bashed Perry to this point and now are okay with Newt is beyond me?
Christians will be held accountable for staying home by God in this election just as much as they were for pulling the lever for the Won in 2008. There is no copping out as He expects us to show a kind of resolve and courage that is not demonstrated by the world. As a body we still need to go to the polls and still vote for Senators/Congressman who can make a difference. You can always write in the POTUS candidate or leave it blank. The days of moral equivalence spoiled crybaby wimpdom are over.
Cain is in a swan dive and Newt is in full soar. What will week after next bring?
” How can some here have bashed Perry to this point and now are okay with Newt is beyond me? “ <<<
A decent question. Read where one of Perry’s fundraisers said that he is still raising money for Perry because even if he doesn’t win the nomination, he will have politcal power.... Weird. People must have millions to light a match to when they can pay for not winning, but for power and positioning?