Skip to comments.Gingrich 32%, Romney 23%
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:47:25 AM PST by TBBT
Newt Gingrichs surge to the top of the GOP presidential race has given him a nine-percent lead over long-time frontrunner Mitt Romney.
In the first national scientific public opinion poll since Gingrich garnered a key New Hampshire newspaper endorsement, likely 2012 Republican primary and caucus voters favored Gingrich over Romney by a 32%-23% margin, with Herman Cain at 14%, Ron Paul at 6%, Rick Perry 5%, Michele Bachmann 4%, Jon Huntsman 3%, someone else at 4%, and no opinion at 11%
(Excerpt) Read more at pollposition.com ...
Gingrich 32% with Herman Cain at 14%.
Does that mean that Herm is within striking distance? Hmmmm maybe not.
The DNC and Newt's RINO adversaries are already cooking up their ad campaign that will reveal a lot more about Newt than we know now. His Amnesty Platform is just the tip of the ice berg.
I am active in our Tea Party here in Florida and I don't know where all Newt's support is coming from because it's nonexistent. Those that support Newt all showed up at the Naples Town Hall Meeting and at best his support was about 250 people, the rest were there because they were up in arms about his giving Amnesty to illegals.
Newt whips up more plans and posts them on his site as often as the wind blows in the other direction.
Soon his plan will have 57 steps - one for each State.
I’ve been had too many times by Professional Politicians like Newt. I guess there is no way to get rid of the DC Beltway Politicians that have all of us taking directions rather than our telling them how we, the people, want them to serve us.
Well NO chance I vote for either of these sniveling RINOs ... but watching Romney take it in the teeth on this one is pretty funny.
I disagree with you. IMO, the independents and a lot of conservative vote went with Obama in the last election because we were bamboozled with the charismatic first black president who spoke of transparency, working both sides of the aisle, and the hope and change mantra. Fool me once, shame on you......you know the rest.
God forbid that those of us in a “free republic” are allowed to make up our own mind and vote for the candidate we like. No, we are accused of losing our mind or belittled as “RINOs”. I respect your choice of candidate, try to respect ours.
“I refuse to believe that American voters accept Gingrichs advocating of amnesty for illegal aliens as a course for this country. It just doesnt make sense”
Thats because most people realize that Newt is not advocating amnesty. What he is advocating is his 21st Century Contract For America which is conservative and a good plan.
What's Newt's primary slogan going to be: "vote for me, I'm not that other guy you don't like". This is a chance for real conservative to win so let's get one.
Incidentally I don't agree with you, after a daily barrage of Newt's past, which is not the least bit pretty independents and the majority of women will be so turned off to Newt they will hold their nose for the evil they already have, and that's Obama.
Either nomineee will lose to Obama. So, I would rather see Gingrich lose to Obama than Romney lose to Obama. At least, it will be a “center right” candidate who is deeply flawed personally that would have given the election to Obama. Not a “center left” republican who is an in-the-middle mush.
Even if Perry is likely to lose to Obama, I would rather see him fight the conservative cause on most issues and go down with a good fight on the issues. Not personality and flip-flopping confusion. At least, that will set it up better for GOP in 2016.
Abortion used to be the single issue in Republican politics. Now, it appears like immigration has taken its place. Get over it. No candidate will take a hard line on illegal immigrants. They can’t, politically speaking.
Newt unless a better option appears, which I doubt at this point. Wanted Mitch Daniels.
And it’s not blanket amnesty. Just because Romney, Bachman etal shout it doesn’t make it true. Once the borders are secure, which we all agree on, there has to be a plan for the 11M illegals in the country. I may not love all the aspects of his plan, but at least he’s presenting one with carrots and sticks. The others just yell “amnesty” without a realistic plan of their own. Again, only one adult in the room.
But he needs to stop with the sophomoric humor applause lines (telepromptor etc) and start rising to the bar of presidential timber if he’s going to succeed.
Lastly, and I’m not claiming equivalency, but Newt’s career does, in many ways, mirror Churchill’s with the years in the wilderness and being the right person at a critical time. Many have written on this and it makes sense. 2008 or 2016, no. 2012, maybe a huge YES. I’m sure he’d welcome back the bust that Nobama insultingly sent back.
So long as it is not Romney.
There aint none!
Gee, maybe because
A) Immigration is not the number one issue this campaign. The top issue is the country’s economy (jobs).
B) The number 2 issue the global economy (trade), and
C) The number 3 issue is foreign policy (i.e, what to do about Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, etc, etc, etc).
If you look thru the prism of these 3 issues, Newt is clearly the strongest candidate.
The illegal immigration policy is an issue because it came up in a debate, not because it is the thing driving this election. Newt’s plan is one that sounds REASONABLE to everyone except for the idealogs (like you), who want a purist. Since a) no candidate actually is a purist (yes, even MB has waffled on shipping them all out) because b) a purist would be unelectable ... the immigration debate is largely unimportant to deciding which candidate to support.
If you dislike Newt enough to vote for Obama, that’s your prerogative. Your ranting isn’t going to convince me of anything you say though.
Try defending this piece of garbage from the man I am supposed to respect.
What about Cain, Bachmann, or Santorum? I see the latest talking points coming from Newt supporters that independents, which is a crucial voting block will go for anyone but Obama so why not get behind one of these candidates instead of a liberal, globalist flip-flopper?
Nice retort, if I don’t get behind your globalist, flip flopping RINO then I’ll obviously be pulling the lever for Obama. I’m sick of these type candidates the “moderates” keep shoving down our throats. And Newt isn’t even that, look at his record, sitting on the couch with Pelosi? Some of us refuse to be bamboozled.
Yeah. The Rats are sticking together around a damaged POS that is increasingly becoming unelectable. They were destroyed in '10 and '12 doesn't look much better because of Obummer. So you are arguing that we rally around Progressive Newt for continuity sake on the GOP side. Swell.
Maybe because he wasn't advocating amnesty...only the media and his political foes were stating that he did.
But, then, don't let the facts confuse you.