Skip to comments.Gingrich lead jumps to 16% [Gingrich 39%, Romney 23%, Poll Position 12/11]
Posted on 12/12/2011 1:01:20 AM PST by Future Useless Eater
GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich is garnering more support than ever in this presidential campaign season, with the first national public opinion poll after the Saturday night ABC News Republican candidates debate showing Gingrich with a 16% lead over his closest challenger, Mitt Romney.
The scientific Poll Position survey of registered voters who say theyll vote in their states 2012 Republican primary or caucus produced these results: Gingrich 39%, Romney 23%, Ron Paul 11%, Michele Bachmann 6%, Rick Perry 5%, Rick Santorum 4%, Jon Huntsman 2%, someone else 2%, and undecided or no opinion at 9%.
A week ago, Poll Positions GOP horse race poll found Gingrich at 37%, Romney at 23%, Paul at 7%, and Bachmann at 6%.
In the new survey conducted last night, the poll questioned 582 registered voters nationwide who said theyd vote in their states Republican primary or caucus. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4%. The full crosstabs for the poll: Poll Position crosstabs GOP horse race 12-11-11.
Good grief though, everybody knows Mitt and Perry are rich and nobody resents either for it. This would be like a bar bet of $10 between two working class men.
I respectfully disagree with JimRob on Newt, and I’ve outlined why. We’d be fools to ignore Newt’s record and negatives, all because we believe a career politician’s “promises” just as he’s running for the highest office. I’m not playing Charlie Brown to Lucy Van Pelt with the football.
I’m a Tea Party conservative.
I speak my convictions.
And Gingrich does not speak for me.
And since when does a voice of conservatism need to be silenced?
After watching the GOP establishment ORDER its voting base to obediently fall on the RINO sword, election after election, I became one of millions that finally stirred to action under the Gadsden flag. I am part of the conservative revolution that is not going to settle for a RINO candidate. With the same passion I had in November of 2010, I’m going to fight for America to be the conservative Republic that I learned to love and respect growing up. My marching orders come from the U.S. Constitution, my friend, not from inside-the-beltway Washington elites.
Yes, my words might offend and annoy some, but for every person that abandons conservative principles, there will scores of others who are inspired to act with courage.
History is on my side. Gingrich’s political past demonstrates that he is not a conservative. He is not Tea Party. He is part of the crumbling foundation of the GOP establishment that is falling into itself.
You know, you can put lipstick on that RINO, but he’s still a RINO.
At this time, we need a solid victory and can't sit it out because we didn't get our ideal candidate.
|>> Maybe Gingrich wins the 2012 Presidential election... but come 2016, the Democrats will be nominating Hillary Clinton as the supposed Peoples Choice...
I see that you haven't been here long [since 2011-04-25], you're argumentative, and on other threads you quote perfect National Public Radio talking points on Newt, calling him a "failed GOP leader". So, I shouldn't bother with you, but here goes, just in case you actually ARE a conservative...
2016 is a long way off and the hag would be 68 by then.
But if you never make it to home base, you still lose the game...
The November of 2010 Tea Party victory was a home run...
...because CONSERVATIVES were the ones running around the bases that day...
...while the RINOs were forced to sit on the bench.
“will he run 3rd party”
In my opinion, yes.
“...and take enough votes to usher in Obama?”
Depends on who the gop nominee is. If it’s mittens, I think the correct question is more ‘will mittens take away enough votes from Ron Paul to usher in barky?’ I think Ron Paul will easily get about 15-20% of the vote in the general if he runs as third party. Beyond that, who knows? That’s still more than enough to swing the election, although remember that Ron Paul pulls some votes from the left as well. His running third party wouldn’t necessarily mean a barky victory.
“...would he be vile and go third party?”
What’s to stop him? He’s retiring from Congress. He’s already run as a third party candidate for President once before. It’s not like there is some sort of love connection between him and the gop. Read some of the comments on any Ron Paul threads to get an idea of the sort of animosity out there already. And these same folks who routinely use terms like “paultard” are all of a sudden expecting Ron Paul to step up and “take a hit for the gop team?”
Opinion polls are a 1st Amendment exercise of free speech and free press (just as your comments on FR are also such an excercise).
No one is preventing anyone from voting (contrary to your question).
One could turn the tables and ask you: “Why do you not actually let people conduct and participate in polls?”
Silly ad-hominem. National Puke Radio, seriously?
Since when does age factor into having the ability to be a politician?
Reagan was 69 years, 349 days old when he ascended into the Presidency.
The blue line on that graph should be getting more interest. Note that it’s spiking as well.
Timing is everything.
The nut (RP) in the race is giving Obama real hope as his numbers stay almost as high as his big delusional ego. His supporters are more jihadist than patriotic and would gladly give Obama another term by voting for a 3rd Party Paul.
You won’t get who you want as president.
So you ought to focus on congress.
Who is more likely to work with a tea party congress: Newt, Mitt or Hussein?
You know the answer.
Newt IS a failed GOP leader. He bombed after not even a whole entire year as Speaker ! I watched with my own eyes to my horror. Hell, I don’t think we’ve had a truly effective GOP Speaker with balls since Uncle Joe Cannon.
Romney is done now. There is no way he can win the nomination. So why not make it a whole new race now? This is a primary. Any vote for anyone other than Mitt is a vote against Mitt. It isn't winner-take-all. So why not pick your candidate now instead of settling for a RINO like Newt Gingrich? The longer Newt keeps his traction, the harder it will be to beat him later on. And by next October, Republicans everywhere will be realizing that John McCain will be going down for another loss against the younger Baraq Obama. And even if Newt somehow wins, we will still be faced with GingrichCare.
Your tagline isn't bad either.
Fighting Clinton tooth and nail? Hardly.
This gets tiring. Newt Gingrich has ONLY ever ACTED as a Conservative when in office. ONLY. So either find some RINO examples when he was in office or STFU.
It doesn't matter much what he's said in his private enterprises because he was paid to talk, provide IDEAS, and do so in the capacity as a talking head. Of COURSE he will have espoused, and will continue to espouse many many ideas. Because he's an idea man. BUT WHAT HE HAS SUPPORTED THROUGH HIS VOTES HAS BEEN AS AN AUTHENTIC CONSERVATIVE.
I suggest you take that flag, put it down, and start providing some backing for your stance. Otherwise, you are just another blowhard hiding behind a Tea Party moniker.
Thanks, I try. I was going to merely alter it from “Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade” to “Newt has—” but I didn’t think it sounded original enough. Of course, both are true (of course, if I wanted to be mean, I could’ve said “Newt has as many wives as the last three Presidents combined”... not like the media won’t remind the voters of that on a minute-by-minute basis if he gets the nomination).
Did you ever notice how senile Ron Paul often looks and sounds? He will be 77 by November 2012.
That’s as old as Reagan when he LEFT office, and the libs would chew RP to pieces if he appeared to be costing Obama this throne.
Remember James Stockdale, Ross Perot’s running-mate: “Who am I? Why am I here?”
Paul cannot actually get elected, plus he has tried many times before and gotten no where.
Just be thankful for each point he takes from Romney. Dittos for Huntsman.