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Gingrich Is Uniting the Tea Party and Establishment
Weekly Standard ^ | 12/01/11 | Jeffrey Anderson

Posted on 12/01/2011 4:14:24 PM PST by freespirited

The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters — which shows Newt Gingrich with a 21-point lead over runner-up Mitt Romney — suggests that Gingrich is uniting the Tea Party and establishment wings of the Republican Party. The poll shows that among likely Republican primary voters who do not consider themselves to be members of the Tea Party, Gingrich is winning by 11 percentage points — 32 to 21 percent (over Romney). Among those who do consider themselves to be members of the Tea Party, he’s winning by 37 points — 47 to 10 percent (over Romney and Herman Cain). Among those who aren’t sure, he’s winning by 26 points — 42 to 16 percent (over Romney).

Moreover, Gingrich is winning not only among Republicans but also among those independents who are likely to vote in a Republican primary — in both cases by a margin of about 2 to 1. Among Republicans, he’s winning by a tally of 40 to 18 percent (over Romney). Among those independents who are likely to vote in a Republican primary, he’s winning by a tally of 30 to 17 percent (over Ron Paul).

Overall, Gingrich enjoys better than 2-to-1 leads (over anyone) among those who are between the ages of 40 and 64, those who are at least 65 years of age, those who say they are “very conservative,” those who say they are “somewhat conservative,” those who are married, those who are Protestant, those who are Evangelical, those who make less than $60,000 a year, those who make more than $100,000 a year, and men. Meanwhile, he enjoys double-digit (but not 2-to-1) leads among those who are single, those who are Catholic, those who make between $60,000 and $100,000 a year, and women.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; globalwarming; newt; newtgingrich; teaparty
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1 posted on 12/01/2011 4:14:33 PM PST by freespirited
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Newt is also gaining on Mitt at Intrade. Last week Mitt was at 68, Newt in the teens. Now Mitt is leading only by nine points: 46-37.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 4:17:04 PM PST by freespirited (Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business & degenerates into a racket. -- Hoffer)
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To: freespirited

No way.

The reason the Tea Party movement was founded was to fight the policies of the establishment.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 4:18:36 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: freespirited
But, but, but what about all this "baggage" I keep hearing about? It's supposed to terrify people and keep them from voting for the man. Must be some weird sh*t, that "Baggage" wherever it is, but nobody seems to care too much.
4 posted on 12/01/2011 4:18:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: freespirited

I’m TEA Party and I’d vote for Newt, but wait anxiously for Sarah Palin’s entrance. I’d never in a million years vote for Myth Romney. NEVER.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 4:19:38 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: freespirited

The rats will spend millions to try to split them up. We have a year of the sideshow yet to come and lots of things to happen.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 4:21:34 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: freespirited
The media must be planning quite a trashing for him.

But man, I would pay to watch him debate Obama. Or Hillary or Biden or whomever.
7 posted on 12/01/2011 4:22:01 PM PST by hemogoblin
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I am TEa Party also and Newt isn’t our guy...he isn’t even really Conservative. But, I will vote for him against Obama. And yes, eh has baggage...there is a reason the media hasn’t attacked him yet.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 4:22:01 PM PST by chilepup
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To: freespirited

BS Is this the only choice we have. Another cheat and liar.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 4:22:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Ditto!


10 posted on 12/01/2011 4:24:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: freespirited

No hes not. I’m Tea party and not voting for the Rino backup now that Romney been shown for the low numbered Rino he always was. Silly thing, but most all Tea party I know are independent thinkers and not easily swayed by polls or chatter from internet war rooms of other candidates.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 4:26:33 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: chilepup

Newt is stands for everything the Tea Party is fighting against.

Newt is a snake-oil salesman, the ultimate insider and totally corrupt.

Newt is the Establishment’s alternative to Mitt — either way they win.

There are some Tea Party people who are temporarily supporting Newt — because “he seems smart in the debates” — but most of them will soon come to their senses. The problem is a lack of viable alternatives — the Establishment has destroyed all of them.

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12 posted on 12/01/2011 4:27:31 PM PST by bobk333
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To: chilepup

Newt stands for everything the Tea Party is fighting against.

Newt is a snake-oil salesman, the ultimate insider and totally corrupt.

Newt is the Establishment’s alternative to Mitt — either way they win.

There are some Tea Party people who are temporarily supporting Newt — because “he seems smart in the debates” — but most of them will soon come to their senses. The problem is a lack of viable alternatives — the Establishment has destroyed all of them.

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13 posted on 12/01/2011 4:27:53 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“I’m TEA Party and I’d vote for Newt...”

I’m also Tea Party...and am leaning strongly in his direction....but I will vote for the nominee who runs against Obama...no matter who it is!


14 posted on 12/01/2011 4:30:19 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: freekitty

ditto!


15 posted on 12/01/2011 4:30:31 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: freespirited
I like Newt's speechifying, but I worry that he may not have the temperament, discipline, or stamina to be president for eight years. He is 68 y/o, a hothead, and disorganized. He even takes grand detours in extemporaneous remarks, often neglecting to return to his original point. I would like him as the “Pontification Czar.” Oh, and he's a Big Govt. Republican.
16 posted on 12/01/2011 4:30:44 PM PST by twister881
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To: hemogoblin

I just want to see Newt debate Obama so he has my vote.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 4:32:05 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: bobk333

I am Tea Party and I will vote for Newt.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 4:33:40 PM PST by TiCobra
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I’m TEA Party and I’d vote for Newt, but wait anxiously for Sarah Palin’s entrance.

Will you choose Newt over Herman Cain?

19 posted on 12/01/2011 4:33:55 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: freespirited

If Newt is Tea Party, I guess I am no longer Tea Party.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 4:34:34 PM PST by dforest
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To: freespirited
The tea party will be dead the day newt becomes the nominee. All hail big government and more spending.
21 posted on 12/01/2011 4:34:40 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: bobk333

I am Tea Party and I will vote for Newt.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 4:35:33 PM PST by TiCobra
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To: indylindy

Newt is an utter repudiation of all that I have considered myself a tea partier for.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 4:37:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: bimboeruption
No way. The reason the Tea Party movement was founded was to fight the policies of the establishment.

No way???

Two possibilities: Bad polling or the Tea Party doesn't view Newt as "establishment".

Which do you think it is?

24 posted on 12/01/2011 4:37:38 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: freespirited

So now the tea party is for amnesty, “cap and trade” and mandates?


25 posted on 12/01/2011 4:38:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freespirited

Well, personally, I consider myself 100% anti-beltway, grassroots, mid-American Tea Party in every way.

Newt, with his insider/DC/lobbyist ethics, his bowing to global-warming, his FreddieMac payoff, his personal sleaze, his rather ‘globalist’ centric mindset... um, it strikes a bit of a discordant note with me, in terms of everything I support and value about the Tea Party movement. Oil and water, I’m afraid.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 4:40:04 PM PST by greene66
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To: bobk333

Right on! The neo-cons (and est. media/republicrats) of the Weekly Standard are trying to pat us on the head to be good boys now and put our Herman Cain fantasies to rest; Big daddy is going to let us have Newt! I am on the Cain train and the establishment’s reaction is telling.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 4:41:11 PM PST by kreitzer
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To: chilepup

We are Tea Party and our favorites were Bachmann and Cain but Newt is a well qualified candidate and we have about settled on him as our candidate. He will do a good job and he will eviscerate Barry in a debate.


28 posted on 12/01/2011 4:41:46 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: freespirited
First he is conservative and now he is a uniting force for the TEA Party... has newt walked on water and made the blind see yet? I swear that the party henchmen think we are all as stupid as the dim voters. I think I will puke up a lung.

LLS

29 posted on 12/01/2011 4:47:05 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: freespirited
So called Tea Party candidates who were elected in 2010 haven't impressed me, an establishment lobbyist like Gingrich, if he's elected in 2012 with Tea Party help, also won't impress me.

I knew our Country probably would not elect someone who would reverse our decline and actually turn our Country around, but I was hopping for someone to at least put on the brakes. Sadly, it doesn't appear that will happen. If Gingrich gets elected and gets his way on amnesty, There will be no way to return our Country to Constitutional greatness.

30 posted on 12/01/2011 4:47:42 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: bimboeruption
"The reason the Tea Party movement was founded was to fight the policies of the establishment"

Not really; Most people I've known in the Tea Party are against out of control spending, more taxes, excess government, and the presidency of Barack Obama.

As far as I know, only Paulbots think that the Tea Party was "founded to fight the policies of the establishment".

31 posted on 12/01/2011 4:51:28 PM PST by Chainmail
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To: freespirited
Bullshit. If Gingrich wins, it's the victory of the establishment over the Tea Party.

Pack it in folks, the Republic is dead, if our choice in November in 2012 is George Herbert Walker Gingrich or Mitt Hussein Obamney.

32 posted on 12/01/2011 4:55:49 PM PST by Publius Maximus (It was a nice Republic, while it lasted.)
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To: Chainmail

Right, the Tea Party was not founded to fight the establishment... the Tea Party was founded to reduce the ever-expanding government and stop them from spending our kids money. And it has nothing to do with Republicans or conservatives.


33 posted on 12/01/2011 5:03:22 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: greene66
Newt, with his insider/DC/lobbyist ethics, his bowing to global-warming, his FreddieMac payoff, his personal sleaze, his rather ‘globalist’ centric mindset... um, it strikes a bit of a discordant note with me, in terms of everything I support and value about the Tea Party movement. Oil and water, I’m afraid.

Four more years of Obama and there will be no oil nor water. If you don't vote for whatever candidate runs against Obama, one of his constituent's votes counts. This is probably the most important election in our lifetimes. If you don't think Obama can destroy America in 4 more years, then sit it out, then act surprised when it happens - or hold your nose and vote for a chance for America to recover.

34 posted on 12/01/2011 5:04:04 PM PST by ExpatCanuck
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
but wait anxiously for Sarah Palin’s entrance

LOL. You realize Palin already said she isn't running right? I could understand holding out through the summer and fall, but even after she's already made it completely clear she isn't running? It's just not going to happen.

35 posted on 12/01/2011 5:08:42 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: indylindy

He ain’t TEA Party.

LLS


36 posted on 12/01/2011 5:10:13 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: cripplecreek

eff’n A!

LLS


37 posted on 12/01/2011 5:11:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: freespirited

Must be that highly alluring and totally conservative Scozzafava wing of the Tea Party.../s/


38 posted on 12/01/2011 5:18:37 PM PST by TADSLOS (Lexicon Genetics- Rick Perry's Solyndra Moment)
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To: freespirited
The Gingrich Truth File

Gingrich: My Ad on Global Warming with Pelosi was a “Debate,” I will “Not Apologize”

Kerry and Gingrich Hugging Trees — and (Almost) Each Other

Palin Accuses Gingrich of Caving to the Media

Gingrich: ‘Strategic Blunder’ for Palin to Mock Obama as ‘Community Organizer’

Memo to Gingrich: Get Lost. Now

Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (Newt praises Romneycare)

Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Gingrich donors dropping like flies

Gingrich Calls GOP Medicare Plan ‘Right-Wing Social Engineering’ (supports individual mandate)

Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

Gingrich Explains Scozzafava Endorsement, Slams Right-Wing Critics

Newt Gingrich Acknowledges ‘Contradictions’ On His Libya Views, ‘I Was Trying To Follow Obama’

Newt Gingrich Al Sharpton Education Tour (VIDEO)

Newt Gingrich Really Married His High School Math Teacher?

Bachmann Blasts Gingrich on Abortion

Newt calls for ‘humane’ immigration policy

Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty ("Let's be humane in enforcing the law")

Slapping Romney, DNC stands up for Gingrich immigration stand

On Newt's 'humane' immigration policy (Thomas Sowell)

ENDING THE DISHONESTY: THE WAY FORWARD ON BORDER CONTROL AND PATRIOTIC IMMIGRATION

When Newt Gingrich fought for the moderates

39 posted on 12/01/2011 5:26:57 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: freespirited

Whether he is uniting the republican factions or not, no other candidate talks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn8yxdvLtO8&feature=related


40 posted on 12/01/2011 5:27:53 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: freespirited

I drink Tea at Parties and I’ll vote for Newtie, so there!


41 posted on 12/01/2011 5:29:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

But, but, but what about all this “baggage” I keep hearing about? It’s supposed to terrify people and keep them from voting for the man. Must be some weird sh*t, that “Baggage” wherever it is, but nobody seems to care too much.


The MSM is not done building him up yet. Then they will care.


42 posted on 12/01/2011 5:39:10 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: freespirited
Newt Gingrich ... an answer in search of a question that nobody asked for a decade and a half, and gosh darnit, he's this close to finding one.
43 posted on 12/01/2011 5:39:14 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: chilepup

Is Newt issuing this edict just like his pompous statement about his being the GOP candidate?

I am a member of the Tea Party and Newt Gingrich is the last man I’d vote for as POTUS.

I am against Professional Politicians without any concept of what it is like to work for a living. He has not job experience, unless of course, you want to count selling insider information on how to lobby for your causes in Congress; work in the world of academics where you don’t create jobs, or take up a stint working for the Nelson Rockefeller organization.

I am so raging mad! Newt is not uniting the Tea Party and what every the h*ll the Establishment means....I assume the good ole boy’s in the DC Beltway.


44 posted on 12/01/2011 5:40:58 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Wondering if the PTB (Powers That Be) troll this website and have realized that we WON’T vote for Romney no matter what. So they’re Ted Stevensing Cain to get rid of him and putting in Newt for the nomination win.


45 posted on 12/01/2011 5:53:55 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Agreed. Though I’m not waiting for Sarah. I’m done with her.


46 posted on 12/01/2011 5:56:30 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: freespirited

I do believe this will cause heads to explode and widespread gnashing of teeth.


47 posted on 12/01/2011 5:58:36 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: freespirited
Don't speak for me. Gingrich’s best feature is that he's better than Romney.
48 posted on 12/01/2011 6:03:56 PM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: freespirited

Take a good look at this ad...This is The real newt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWKTOCP45zY


49 posted on 12/01/2011 6:06:00 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: freespirited

Julian Morris Says Newt Gingrich and Freddie Mac are Risky Bets on Freedom Watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSiUF033lLA


50 posted on 12/01/2011 6:19:11 PM PST by Mozilla
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