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.
How old will Hillary be in 2016? I saw her on a clip on Fox the other day and she was looking very rough. She has her good days, but 5 years from now?
——Which one is it?——
It is neither.
To equate radical conservatism with being a Republican is erroneous. The vast majority of Republicans are not conservative firebrands. That is not to say they can not be called conservatives.
Your thinking is best described as RINO Creep.
That is why I am voting Jon Huntsman. Successful governor, ambassador, principled conservative, strong family man, scandal-free, excellent moral values...Absolute quality and the strongest challenger to Obama.
Why not Bachmann? She shares the same but didn’t work with Obama.
Fox News, Laura Ingrahm and Ann Coulter are deeply saddened.
Pray for America
GOP stupid for considering Newt? The current field is far from perfect....
RINO Romney? He bristles at criticism like Obama.
Michele Bachmann, who is ever attempting to put her foot in her mouth?
Santorum, who supported Arlen Specter and lost his last election try for a lower office?
Huntsman, who is a stealth Dem?
Perry — another tongue-tied Texan?
Ron Paul, who would be a foreign policy disaster?
This is the field. Like it or not, there will not be a knight in shining armor to ride in and save the GOP. The Dems tried that with their “messiah” in 2008, and look what it did to the rest of us.
When it’s “your money or your life,” most people choose their life. Some stand on principle, but you don’t see too many of them around.
You’re so smart, why didn’t I think of that? In fact, maybe you can tell us all who you’re for.
But, oh just one thought for you, with all due respect.
Ronald Reagan was, ah let me see, oops! Sorry 70 when he took office in February, 1981!!!!
And Winston Churchill was, hmmm let me see, at the beginning of WWI...oops! Sorry again, he was...ah...60!!!!!
I think someone else is sounding kind of stupid this morning, don’t you? :-)
Huntman’s vision, plans, position on various issues and overall ability astounds me. Whether he was connected to the Obama State Department is less important. Each to his own I guess. :)
Any one that follows politics like most of us at FR, know that polls, at this time in a cycle, are lousy at being a predictor, but they do give a current snapshot of 12/11/11.
They can be twisted, manipulated, forced, tweaked, and be totally phony but the media will continue to use them for their own purposes.
You know it grates on the msm when they have to report that Newt is leading, because he is so hated by them.
For those of us that lost our candidate of choice, the media hate drives many of us to support Newt, out of sheer revenge against those arrogant pricks.
Actually, he was 39. But thanks for playing. We have some wonderful consolation prizes for you.
And for the record, Newt Gingrich is no Ronald Reagan.
I second your respectful disagreement on Newt.
I’ve followed him for almost two decades and although I agree he is a smooth talker, his flip flopping, unholy alliances, and personal shortcomings are way more baggage than anyone should carry into a presidential campaign.
I will not vote for him in the primary (not that it matters all that much anyhow because my state is late) and I would have a very difficult time voting for him for president.
If it comes down to Newt vs. Great Leader I will vote for Newt more easily than I voted for McCain in 2008.
It’s hard to believe conservatives are ready to throw the health care issue away by nominating someone who has supported a federal mandate for the past 20 years.
It's also hard to believe that "conservatives" seem willing to retain the status quo regarding foreign policy, membership and subservience to the United Nations, phony money shenanigans with the Fed, huge government getting larger, more restrictive EPA, ATF, DHS, FAA, etc, etc regulations, trashing our traditional vlaues, continued state-sanctioned abortions, high-level corruption, and "business-as-usual" in Washington.
We sometimes marvel at the chutzpah of these so-called "conservatives".
Oh, shoot, I forgot to list deficit spending with no let-up in sight.
A $10,000 bet for Romney is like betting a nickel for the average person. The amount shows he’s not serious. If he was serious, he would have said $10 million, -—at least. —and offered favorable odds to (relatively) poor Perry.
What a ham!
Bachmann picked up almost none of Cain’s support.
The reason? Cain’s people liked him primarily because of his positive attitude, and for the fact that he had relatively few negative comments for the other candidates.
Bachmann has been the most aggressive in going after other candidates, going not only after their positions, but attacking their honesty. People are sick of that crap. I’m ideologically more aligned with her or Santorum than the others, but they have both turned me off by their snippy and nasty attitudes.
In my appraisal, Newt Gingrich has done most to advance the conservative agenda in the years since Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address and today.