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Gingrich lead jumps to 16% [Gingrich 39%, Romney 23%, Poll Position 12/11]
Poll Position ^ | 12/12/2011 | Eason Jordan

Posted on 12/12/2011 1:01:20 AM PST by Future Useless Eater

Gingrich lead jumps to 16%

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 they’ll vote in their state’s 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 Position’s 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 they’d vote in their state’s 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.

TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; elections; gingrich; perry; poll; pollposition; polls; romney; ronpaul
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To: montag813
23% STILL for Mittens - even after his disastrous debate? Who are these idiots?

That number is not going to change. Accept it and move on. It's the remaining 78% who will choose our candidate - not Mitt's 23%. So let's support a conservative candidate now instead of complaining in October how we got stuck with a loser like Newt Gingrich.

41 posted on 12/12/2011 3:46:29 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Why are we listening tho a disgraced CNN writer who resigned?

42 posted on 12/12/2011 3:48:46 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
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

You got that right. It will be sad watching the media presenting Obama as the family values candidate. I can see the commercials of him, his wife and daughters, and the dog boasting about what a great family man he is. I just hope Republican voters come to this realization before it's too late.

43 posted on 12/12/2011 3:49:36 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: stormhill

Well articulated, my friend. I feel in your words your trepidation and doubt as to whether we can weather this new presidential tempest. This new wicked storm that blows places cold fear into our hearts as to whether we can stop the obamanation from damning us all. But please, fear not...

...for us to survive, we must seek safe refuge that can only be found in American conservatism. I tell you, follow the lamp of freedom that forever burns on the shores of liberty. It will guide you home; it will protect you and your family from the darkness of despair. We must, we must, resist the urges of the RINO siren that would wreck us on the destructive reefs of progressivism.

To quote President Reagan, “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”

44 posted on 12/12/2011 3:55:58 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: mylife
I can tell the poll is as accurate as most, and more accurate that some 'rat polls
Poll		Date		Sample	Gingr. 	Romney 	Paul 	Perry 	Bachmn.	Santo. 	Huntsm.	Undecided/Other
FOX News	12/05 - 12/07	356 LRV	36	23	12	8	5	4	2	10
Poll Position	12/11 - 12/11	582 LRV	39.3	23.3	10.8	4.8	6.1	3.6	1.8	10.3

45 posted on 12/12/2011 3:59:00 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: org.whodat
Bull, why do you not actually let people vote first.

I'm not sure if you referring to the commentary about romney, but if so, he shouldn't even be permitted to run as a republican. He's an elitist socialist and should be run out of the debates with torches and pitchforks not far behind him.

46 posted on 12/12/2011 4:00:13 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Notwithstanding

It was a Tea Party movement that successfully elected hundreds of conservative politicians into many local, state, and federal elections this last year.

And the Tea Party can vote into the Presidency a conservative politician, if there is a candidate willing to honor conservative principles.

And I don’t think that Newt can get there without the Tea Party grassrooting for him in America...

...and I’m sure as heck won’t be knocking on doors for him, and nobody in my Tea Party group is willing to do that, either.

47 posted on 12/12/2011 4:03:15 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: Hoodat

And yet the other lead RINO in the race who “appears” to be a family man, our dear Slick Willard, is perhaps one of the most amoral charlatans ever to have run for office in the Republican Party. Heaven save us from the “choices” between a turd sandwich and a big giant douche.

48 posted on 12/12/2011 4:05:20 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Caipirabob

That’s for damn sure.

49 posted on 12/12/2011 4:06:50 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Jonty30

Methinks you are right. Now I am real anxious to watch Rove and crew to see how they are going to spin this.
If Romney is in a a death spiral, I wonder if the Republican elites will come over to Newt or whomever we nominate. or will they stick with Romney and shove him down our throats at the convention.
It is going to be interesting, very interesting.

50 posted on 12/12/2011 4:30:03 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Jonty30

In which case, Mr Perry may finally have done something worthwhile in a debate and helped ruin the campaign of Romney...and for that he deserves credit!

Romney is no good under pressure, he has a temper, he is arrogant and has the most odious sense of entitlement for the nomination.....if he had been exposed and targetted more often he would have declined long ago. Money doesn’t have to equal good poll ratings....just ask Rick Perry.

Obama is of the same mold....whoever the nomination is simply cannot afford to play nice like the other candidates have done with Romney.

It will be quite simple, attack or be attacked. McCain part two will mean a certain defeat.

51 posted on 12/12/2011 4:32:23 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Jonty30

52 posted on 12/12/2011 4:41:04 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Solson

You must conveniently ignore the multiplicity of news links and commentary here on Free Republic that exposes Gingrich’s political and personal history for the RINO he truly is.

There is plenty of evidence here to help us all make an informed decision about which candidate would be best served in advancing conservatism in America. So, there really should be no excuse to make a wrong decision on a political candidate that you, your family, or America will one day regret. But, I daresay that this serious responsibility to protect conservative principles oftentimes seems to be quickly forgotten as the easiness of echoing ‘feel-good’ comments of faux-bravado while trumpeting RINO candidates is instead chosen.

I don’t mind disagreement from fellow Freepers, even if it is caustically made, such as yours was to me. Our parlaying of political wit and insight is what makes Free Republic great. And with our contentious debating at all hours of the day and night, you will have the power to vote your conscience come election day. However, how you choose to vote will be a reflection of the words you write on here, an archived legacy of winning...or failing. A ping history of either truths...or lies.

But to be clear, I stand alone with my principled conservative convictions, because this is what the Tea Party is truly about. Those who rally around the Gadsden banner owe no allegiance to a political party, we do not blindly follow supposed Tea Party ‘leaders’, we are individuals who now have finally found our voices and demand to be judged by them. We are the millions and millions of conservative voters who trust that the other Tea Party voters will have our back when it comes to push and shove from RINOs and the Obamanation. I have Palin’s, Cain’s, and Bachmann’s back, and I know they have mine. This is the respect we give to each other.

This is the power of the Tea Party. As a local, state, and nation movement, every single individual who identifies with the Tea Party is united in political ferocity against those that would attempt to silence us.

There is a reason that the Gadsden banner is imprinted with the warning, ‘Don’t Tread On Me’. It is what conservatives are about. It is what I am about. It is what almost every Freeper is about.

This is my evidence, my words of liberty, faith, and love for America, that refuses to bend. Judge my words as evidence for the conservatism that makes me who I am, but know this, I am judging your words, your evidence, that you present, as well.

53 posted on 12/12/2011 4:49:46 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: JohnBrownUSA

To consider Newt a Rino indicates total lack of understanding of what is what.

Newt is the definition of Republican. To suggest otherwise verges on stupidity, not misinformation nor bias, but plain ol’ unvarnished stupidity.

There is no conservative other than your self that will fulfill your need for Christlike purity

54 posted on 12/12/2011 5:00:45 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Future Useless Eater

So what’s Poll Position? Never heard of it.

Just went to their site and it looks like someone’s blog.

55 posted on 12/12/2011 5:02:13 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: bert

Yes, Newt IS THE DEFINITION of a Republican-in-name-only.

To insist that conservative principles are somehow...unattainable...just shows that you either support RINO politicians or you are too fearful to fight for conservativism in America.

Which one is it?

Ahh, don’t answer. It’s readily apparent. The fact that you would even feel the need to get that hysterical in attacking me just proves that you know that I’m right.

56 posted on 12/12/2011 5:13:56 AM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: JohnBrownUSA
After watching the GOP establishment ORDER its voting base to obediently fall on the RINO sword, election after election,

OK, I missed getting my marching orders from the dreaded "establishment". WHO sent them out and to whom did they send them?

I'm in Iowa, and I haven't seen these "establishment" people around. If this whole election is rigged by "the establishment", why are all these candidates phoning my house leaving messages, sending mailers into my house, inviting me to events and flooding the airwaves with ads?

I don't get this bogeyman "establishment" talk and I would like those who continue to talk about "the establishment" to tell me exactly who you're talking about.

Rush is even doing it and at a meeting with a group of Republicans, I asked the question of the group and some in the group said Limbaugh is the "establishment". I'm confused.

57 posted on 12/12/2011 5:15:21 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: JohnBrownUSA
I can't get excited about Newt, either, but I know some very conservative people who are now supporters of Newt--some very strong Tea Partiers so this support for Newt cannot be blamed on "the establishment".

I want someone with a proven record of accomplishment and in this field, that's Rick Perry.

58 posted on 12/12/2011 5:18:41 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Solson

Gingrich was feeding at the Freddie Mac trough because of his scholarship on the real estate market in the United States? Because he wrote extensively on the relationship between home ownership and economic growth? Paid for his

And the in September when Congress was debating the first bailout, without disclosing himself as a former pitchman, went on Fox News to decry how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had so “many politicians beholden to them” that no one would step up to protect American taxpayers and to argue the bailout should be rejected unless it expressly forbade companies receiving federal money from hiring lobbyists.

It would obviously severely damage conservatism and most likely destroy the Republican Party when the standard bearer of your party profited off of one of the biggest scandals of our time, and of everything that is wrong not just with Newt, but with Washington. That’s what you get when you try to win at any cost and run your nomination process like a reality series.

Let the voter (and listener of his latest talking points) beware.

59 posted on 12/12/2011 5:24:37 AM PST by erlayman
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To: Future Useless Eater

I mourn for America if either top two Republican candidates are nominated. We seriously have lost our way. Absolutely no morals or family values.

60 posted on 12/12/2011 5:26:28 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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