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Gingrich 32%, Romney 23%
Poll Position ^ | 11/28/2011 | Eason Jordan

Posted on 11/28/2011 8:47:25 AM PST by TBBT

Newt Gingrich’s 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%

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51 posted on 11/28/2011 10:47:09 AM PST by TitansAFC (Mr. Cain, infanticide is not a "social decision," and it SHOULD be part of the political discussion!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Thats because most people realize that Newt is not advocating amnesty."

And combing these two ingredients does make chocolate milk....

52 posted on 11/28/2011 10:51:37 AM PST by moehoward
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To: TBBT; P-Marlowe

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.


53 posted on 11/28/2011 10:55:04 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: not2worry

Better have a back up plan for his withdrawal by early Feb.


54 posted on 11/28/2011 10:56:33 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Bought poll, millions of people were on road, but it is worth what newt paid for it.


55 posted on 11/28/2011 11:02:44 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
"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. "

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.

56 posted on 11/28/2011 11:02:47 AM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
The story from the Washington Times today

What story is that?

57 posted on 11/28/2011 11:06:05 AM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Agreed - Romney is the worst of the worst. I prefer anyone over Romney, including Paul, Huntsman, Bachmann, etc.


58 posted on 11/28/2011 11:07:13 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: PALIN SMITH
Stop reading other peoples' crap and follow your heart.

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.

59 posted on 11/28/2011 11:09:47 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Chunga

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2813079/posts


60 posted on 11/28/2011 11:14:36 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Prokopton

In a debate about his shortcomings Newt would kick your ass.


61 posted on 11/28/2011 11:15:22 AM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

the problem is too many old bloods not enough new bloods who work.

in 2008 I remember seeing the republican clubs full of old clueless people who would vote for a can o spam.

I see this as a two man race between romney and everyone else. everyone else is whoever the media inflates. Next up is huntsman. He is a dead ender who only nyc effetes like.


62 posted on 11/28/2011 11:15:32 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
That's not a "story." That's an opinion piece by Michelle Scott, a physician writing about "The Cain Train" in the "Communities" section of The Washington Times.

It's a glorified letter to the editor. What a crock!

63 posted on 11/28/2011 11:21:47 AM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

The only people I blame are the people that won’t cast a vote because they don’t get their way. And writing in a name is the same as not voting if the write-in name is a person who did not ask for a write-in. If the want to waste their right to vote I have no respect for them.


64 posted on 11/28/2011 11:22:37 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: Chunga

It’s still an opinion I agree with.


65 posted on 11/28/2011 11:23:51 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Jukeman

We heard this in 2008 too from the “moderates”. Vote for McCain you worthless ingrates so that after our “reach across the aisle” maverick wins we can throw you conservatives back in the closet where you belong. How about you do things our way for a change? It seemed to work out well in 1980.


66 posted on 11/28/2011 11:27:28 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

That’s fine. You misrepresented it as a “story.”


67 posted on 11/28/2011 11:31:07 AM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: Chunga

Whatever, it’s an opinion from the Washington Times. Just because you don’t like it isn’t my problem.


68 posted on 11/28/2011 11:32:41 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Chunga
In a debate about his shortcomings Newt would kick your ass.

I must concede, in certain areas such as this, Newt's expertise is far greater than mine.

69 posted on 11/28/2011 11:36:08 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Your problem is that you mischaracterized an opinion piece by a contributor to the "Communities" section of The Washington Times as a "story."

I'm glad to help you correct your mistake.

70 posted on 11/28/2011 11:37:28 AM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: Chunga

What is this your revenge Frank? If you live through life with this kind of pettiness then I feel sorry for your loved ones.


71 posted on 11/28/2011 11:39:38 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

I voted for Reagan. I voted for Goldwater. I voted for Nixon, GHW, GW, and McCain. Never voted for a third party. I believe in the two party system.


72 posted on 11/28/2011 11:40:26 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: Jukeman

If you want Gingrich vote for him, he’s not even a moderate by Reagan and Goldwater’s standards imo. I prefer looking at his record instead of harping on his personal life and that itself is bad. But the media besides being liberal loves entertainment and Newt’s past will give them plenty of it. So much so that Obama will win by a landslide.


73 posted on 11/28/2011 11:46:22 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

It is a long time until the Texas Primary. I will vote for the person then that is the most viable and the one I believe will beat Obama. If you perceive I have already made up my mind you are incorrect. But I will not write in a name nor will I vote for a third party unless there is such a ground swell that would guarantee that person could defeat Obama. Obama will not win by a landslide. He will win by the number of people that: don’t vote + third party + write-ins= Obama.


74 posted on 11/28/2011 11:57:33 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: Jukeman

Good post, I agree. It’s still a long way off to Iowa and there’s plenty of time for conservatives to pick the right candidate.


75 posted on 11/28/2011 12:11:36 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: heiss

I wonder if US citizens are still allowed to vote after Newt is done.

You have crossed over the line to sheer fantasy, drama queen. Please come back to reality your country needs you.

76 posted on 11/28/2011 12:38:21 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Gator113

Does that mean that Herm is within striking distance?


Don’t know about Herm but Herb’s train is still making a choo. Every once in a while it musters up a choo choo.


77 posted on 11/28/2011 12:44:27 PM PST by deport
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To: Rooivalk

Do you honestly believe that we can deport 11 million people? I agree with Newt and so do the majority of the people in this Country. Deport the criminals, and the people who haven’t been here long.. But come up with another classification for those who have been here for decades, are paying taxes, etc.. Not citizens, but something else. It is only practical because the USA has been an accomplice in this crime. We will never deport all these people, I do not care who is the President. Get honest with ypurself. Do you really think the US will deport whole families to go to Countries they have no ties to. It will never happen.


78 posted on 11/28/2011 12:47:09 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: deport

LOL...


79 posted on 11/28/2011 12:47:51 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-Bolton-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: PALIN SMITH

Thank you for using an before historic. :)


80 posted on 11/28/2011 12:49:30 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Accuracy is important. If you call a piece supporting your positions a "story," you've given the impression that your positions are in alignment with facts, lending more weight to your positions than they deserve. All this woman has done is write an opinion piece...the kind of piece any pro-Cain, anti-Newt blogger could put together in 20 minutes...and you have agreed with it, calling it "spot on"...who cares? You agree with somebody's opinion? What kind of support is that for your position? "I agree with Jane Doe?"

You're either sloppy or disingenuous.

81 posted on 11/28/2011 1:01:45 PM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: Chunga

You’re still here rambling on that I said “story” instead of opinion? If it mattered I would care.


82 posted on 11/28/2011 1:08:13 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
It doesn't matter to idiots.

Non-idiots prefer accuracy.

83 posted on 11/28/2011 1:31:06 PM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: ez
"Thank you for using an before historic. :)"

I attended real schools in the 1960s.

84 posted on 11/28/2011 1:38:18 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: G Larry

“Detractors know people are too lazy to read an 11 step plan, so they just throw the “amnesty” lable on it, in hopes of moving support to some loser.”

Yes, some people don’t listen or read, and have a knee jerk reaction and that’s the end of their comprehension.


85 posted on 11/28/2011 2:03:58 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Next up is huntsman. He is a dead ender who only nyc effetes like.

If you forgot, they already tried selling this loser already before he announced. He was the one the Regime was really afraid of. No one bought the spin. Even he would be better than Mittens. At least Flunksman has a fairly decent economic plan that is understandable. Too bad the rest of his ideas stink on ice.

86 posted on 11/28/2011 2:54:50 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Not hard to see many posters now to Newt’s threads clearly don’t like or want Newt regardless of the arguements and clarity given. More like lets doggy pile this one...and then the next etc. etc. etc.

It’s really disgusting coming here anymore. I am about an inch from wrapping it up until civil discourse returns.


87 posted on 11/28/2011 4:08:34 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

Don’t worry about it. As soon as we nominate someone (except Mitt God forbid) everyone on FR will be cheering them on against’ the Obamination.


88 posted on 11/28/2011 4:11:43 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest; All

“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.......”

Oh, you mean the same “women and independents” that voted for Bill Clinton won’t vote for Newt?

Not buying that line of thinking. Ultimately, the people are going to vote for the person they think most likely to get the job done in Washington. Newt has a sordid personal life behind him, but he is by far the most experienced and seasoned candidate. After years of non-leadership by the Kenyan Boy POTUS, Newt will be welcomed.

Newt is flawed, but he is still the best overall pick of serious GOP contenders.


89 posted on 11/28/2011 4:14:59 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
As soon as we nominate someone (except Mitt God forbid) everyone on FR will be cheering them on against’ the Obamination.

Well I hope so because the stuff in here is thick...and more than boot-high anymore.

The primary election can't get here soon enough for me...I want to enjoy people here once again.

90 posted on 11/28/2011 4:18:32 PM PST by caww
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To: Sola Veritas
The liberal media gives those obvious flaws a big pass when it's their own. With Gingrich it will be spewed with venom daily with all the talk and comedy shows playing it up.

You see what they did to Palin? It was very unfair in comparison because they won't have to make anything up about Newt like Russia is across the street remarks, he's given them all the ammunition they need.

This has been going on for as long as I can remember. They tried with Reagan but he was too popular while Carter wasn't so much.

91 posted on 11/28/2011 4:24:53 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Hildy
We don't have to deport 11 million people. They will self deport if we enforce the laws and remove the incentives that allow them to remain here

This "we have to deport 11 million people" is a false argument and a straw man created by Newt and other phonies who in reality want these people to stay in the United States.

And I counter your false assumption that the majority of the people in America support the position advanced by Newt and others with this: Do you believe in enforcement of American laws? Americans DO believe in the rule of law and reject the attempts by Newt and others to pick and choose what laws people should obey

I ask you: am I allowed to pick and choose what traffic laws I want to obey? So why should illegal aliens be allowed to pick and choose what laws they must obey? Can you answer that?
92 posted on 11/28/2011 4:40:33 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: caww

“The primary election can’t get here soon enough for me”

Yes me too. I’m ready to vote.


93 posted on 11/28/2011 4:54:33 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest; All

“With Gingrich it will be spewed with venom daily with all the talk and comedy shows playing it up.”

No matter who the GOP candidate is, they are going to do this. They will slaughter Romney as well.

Newt is the only one that can go head to head with Obama on any topic in a debate and clean his clock without working up a sweat. Romney is a statue, not a debater.

Newt is the best (or least bad if you prefer) choice and the most balanced of the candidates. I’m not happy saying this, but it is glaringly obvious to me...and I’m a social/morale conservative.


94 posted on 11/28/2011 5:12:33 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Rooivalk

That’s very simplistic.. Ok.. What if someone owns a home here? Do we take it away? How about a business? You want our government to start doing that? We are talking about a specific group of illegals.


95 posted on 11/28/2011 5:16:28 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Yes me too. I’m ready to vote.

Me as well..but I think there are still many who are not.

It's a comfortable thing when you know you've looked at a candidate from all angles and determined with that where the country is, what it will look to be in these next years...both nationally and internationally....and who best "fits" the entire picture of what this country needs first and foremost...and you make your deision based on that rather than who you might "like" better.

Once I got my mind focused on the country that helped greatly for we are in such dire straits and that's not going to change any time soon..in fact may well get worse in the next years...who best can handle that makes a difference in how you see these candidates. IMO no other besides Newt has his plans in hand and ready for the job.

I am confident in my choice...and I haven't had that since this whole thing began. It's a great feeling you know you're choice is the best for the country.

96 posted on 11/28/2011 5:20:57 PM PST by caww
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To: Sola Veritas

Do you recall how the media treated Gingrich in the 1990s? It was brutal and it worked. He was one of the most disliked politicians of that time. As I said earlier I’d rather focus on his policy positions and that’s where I disagree with him but the media will be attacking him relentlessly and it will be done in a personal way, count on it.


97 posted on 11/28/2011 5:23:41 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Sola Veritas
Newt is the best (or least bad if you prefer) choice and the most balanced of the candidates. I’m not happy saying this, but it is glaringly obvious to me...and I’m a social/morale conservative.

I can relate to what you said in your post...especially since I hadn't even considered Newt before the debates much at all. I thought he was finished early on. But I wasn't happy with the slate we had much to speak of and as they spoke I grew less enthused save for Newt. He made sense...and even stepped up to lead the climate of the debates.

Bottom line I think 'God is calibrating our decision' as we look to him and view each candidate... though we might not want to go that direction initially He has a way of assuring us it's the right way to go.

98 posted on 11/28/2011 5:28:30 PM PST by caww
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To: Rooivalk
So why should illegal aliens be allowed to pick and choose what laws they must obey? Can you answer that?

We are all free to break laws or keep them...illegals choose to break immigration laws for whatever motive which moved them to do so.

The choice ahead will be they either qualify to become legal...without citizenship as the penality for breaking our law...and a fine...as well be employed and other requirments to support themslelves here...(which will drive off a majority of them on the welfare rolls)...or you return to your nation to the end of the line for citizenship. (deportation).

By the time the legals make it thru the process to become that the vast majority will have left this country leaving far less then we've had in years here....and the border will be secure and employeers will not be able to hire them without very stiff penalities..perhaps even jail if they do.

99 posted on 11/28/2011 5:37:45 PM PST by caww
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To: Jukeman
Jukeman...don't be too hard on those willing to write-in a name just yet...I too thought that because I was so discouraged by the slate of candidates. Not becuae they don't each have their own strengths..but because none of them were strong enough to take on the Obma 'machine'...which includes the media as well as others who will take pot shots even of our own party.

In the debates Newt, who I thought was done, stepped right out and lead the tempo which the debates should have had in the first place...he took it out of the media's hands and called them on it, and that was not without risk he surely took into consideration. But I think he trusts the American people more than perhaps most do...that they will in time understand and see what he is trying to do and accomplish for this country...Big Plans and Ideas...and those which the country's been battling without wins for a long time. Newt challenges us to look at the nation and ourselves...what our country is and what it has become under the communist/progressive agenda...and what it needs to become again.... He's calling them out as well.

I'm up for the battles ahead when there is one in the lead who not only wants to fight but has the tools to do it with...and the knowledge to run them effectively. That's Newt and I'm behind him.. but it took me awhile to look at Newt and research his history and where he is today before I could reach this dicision....up til then I too would have written in some one elses name.

100 posted on 11/28/2011 5:52:42 PM PST by caww
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