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 ...
“A) Immigration is not the number one issue this campaign. The top issue is the countrys 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).”
Do you have a source for his position on B and C?
They think that the Union-Leader's endorsement of Newt caused this big change in nationwide voter opinion? It makes no sense to tie a national change to a New Hampshire newspaper endorsement. And 499 people polled nationwide?
If you look at RCP you will see most of the polls sample in the 400-500 range. The less than half are in the 500-1000 range, with most of those in the lower end.
Dismissing his current written plan and supplanting that with mind reading isn’t a sound basis for decision making.
Who ARE you supporting?
I sent Cain $100 when he was falsely accused of sexual harrassment. I had been leaning his way. I filmed the Cain-Gingrich Debate and posted it on my you tube channel. At the time I thought it was an historical event.
But Cain lost me because of other things. All those years he headed companies it's apparent he never read the newspaper. I guess I just wanted an outsider too much!
I never considered Bachmann a serious candidate. She wasted over $200,000 purchasing the Iowa straw poll she won. If that's what she does with other peoples' money.....no thanks.
Santorum couldn't win an election for dog catcher in Scranton!
The idiot, Bob Casey, cleaned his clock last time.
So....without my first choice, Sarah Palin, in the mix, I've made my choice based on ALL the issues, not just one.
Gingrich was de facto president when Clinton was diddling broads in the White House. He's the only adult left standing who has an appreciation of American history and the skill set with which to put the country back on track.
Mitt Romney always acts like he's had eight cups of coffee to many! He's trying too hard to "make the sale".
I am supporting Herman Cain.
Someone tell me who HAS an immigration plan, and how it is better/more believable than Newt Gingrich’s plan. All the focus is on Newt, but is Romney’s plan better? Bachmann said the EXACT SAME THING as Newt when asked what to do with the 11 million people here. I don’t think Cain’s 9-9-9 addresses illegal aliens, and to the best of my knowledge... that is Cain’s only plan on anything.
I like Tom’s Tancredo’s plan... throw ‘em all out. But.... who running really has a better plan than Newt?
And this was BEFORE the Cainesty announcement!
Newt will certainly get some of those defectors!
-—”....Cain was the choice of 36 percent of Democrats more than double any other Republican nominee....”-—
It is clear now why Cain is not in fifth place. The Democrats DESPERATELY want us to nominate him.
Let's hope if the GOP is willing to sacrifice the presidency then we don't lose the Senate and the House. But Obama will get to get pick the next Supreme Court Justices.
And combing these two ingredients does make chocolate milk....
It’s a small national sampling, but it has a margin of error of only 4%. That means that Gingrich is clearly ahead of Romney and that Romney is clearly ahead of Cain. Also, it is specifically of Likely Republican Voters.
Were it a national election poll, it would have roughly 1000 respondents and give data on both republicans and democrats.
I have no problem with sample size given the 4% MOE.
Better have a back up plan for his withdrawal by early Feb.
Bought poll, millions of people were on road, but it is worth what newt paid for it.
Stop reading other peoples' crap and follow your heart.
At this juncture in the 1980 Election, Jimmy Carter was leading in the polls. Reagan had just entered the race.
I believe the American people (enough of them) will do the right thing. Obama is done for!
The world in 11 months will not resemble the world of today. Obama will lose by an historic landslide.
What story is that?
Agreed - Romney is the worst of the worst. I prefer anyone over Romney, including Paul, Huntsman, Bachmann, etc.
With all due respect you're the one who laid it out that Gingrich is the only one you can support. So what are you telling me, don't listen to you?
Actually I'm not giving up but will continue supporting one of the other conservative candidates. However if the majority of the primary voters think like you do then I stand by what I said, Gingrich will be the nominee who can expect to get creamed in the general.