Skip to comments.Rasmussen Poll-Election 2012: Obama 49%, Gingrich 39%
Posted on 12/14/2011 7:33:53 PM PST by willk
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now trails President Obama by double digits, his second straight weekly decline since becoming the GOP frontrunner. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds Obama earning 49% of the vote, while Gingrich receives 39% support.
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Or anyone that can accept the fact he is NOT Presidential caliber.
Even the worst President America has EVER seen bets Gingrich in the polls.
Like I said earlier. A vote for NEWT is a vote for OBAMA.
“I said it before and I will say it again Newt is not going to get the women’s vote.”
Even if he promises and crosses his heart not to cheat on his current wife, and dsays he will not treat voters like he treated his other wives.
Okay, then. Call off the election.
willk has determined what the results will be 10 months before an actual vote gets cast.
Sure glad you were here, willk.
I wonder what the gender breakdown of FreeRepublic is.
Under withering attack from the establishment Republicans, no wonder. This is the mid-90’s all over again. Who passed the Contract With America, produced balanced budgets 4 years, drove Welfare Reform, pushed tax reform, and was Speaker of the House when the economy blasted off after the 94 election? I am not in love with all things Newt, but this attack from the moderates will take us all down.
Even under a totally divided GOP base, Newt is within 10 points, and Obama is still under 50%. These polls are crap.
I predict you will say it here a 100 more times before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2011. You know best!
Mitt the self confessed non red meat candidate.
“I am not in love with all things Newt, but this attack from the moderates will take us all down.”
If he can’t even handle attacks in the primary, how will he ever survive once dems pull out the long knives for him? Which they will viciously do the moment he clinches the nomination. It’s no coincidence that all the recent attacks come from republicans who know him, and dems are being very very quiet. Even Obama’s best girl Nancy got shushed.
Progressive Republican vs. SOCIALIST.
Republican will lose every time.
GOP Give us a REAL Conservative candidate.
(And it's not even the real one!)
Yeah, dats som offa dude!
That’s a man.
totally divided? newt is up 25 points everywhere
This is still too soon to say. Let Newt take it to the mat with a Rat and then see how the audience reacts.
Seems to me he’s handling the attacks quite well. The point is that does have a conservative history and was the primary reason that Clinton had to adopt the Triangulation strategy. Who do you think was the right side of the triangle that dragged Clinton to the middle?
The fact that all this is getting aired out and he is still in a strong position takes the shock factor out of the Obama do-over attacks next year. Gingrich has risen because he has been aiming his attacks where they belong - Obama. He makes a strong, cogent case for conservatism and in spite of his flaws, he has a real record as Speaker. He was very strong when he first became Speaker and was beaten down by the press and weak moderates and he faltered. I can say from the ‘95 shutdown which was Clinton’s fault, Newt was strong and paid a big price for it. There is no candidate in this field better prepared with real experience. None of the others come close.
I don’t understand comments like this.
If you try to tear down Newt before we have a suitable replacement, we’ll only end up with Romney. Is that what you want - the open socialist? The one person running who’s even worse than the wobbly RINO?
The moment another candidate eclipses Newt in the polls, I’ll be right there with you kicking him to the curb. But until then, sadly, he’s our man.
Even George W. Bush was “progressive” in the Newt sense. It’s an endemic problem. A completely constitutionally conservative Republican would be treated like a green Martian who would have to spend 75% of the time explaining why he believes what he does.
Fits the thread author!
and none of it means a darn thing when he gets a billion dollar smear campaign dropped on him....obama 53-47
Here in America it's spelled "go".
But I'll cut you some slack since you were kicked out of France and then Canada. We don't surrender in 10 minutes here.
Rasmussen said this morning in WMAL that even Huntsman or a late entrant had a chance. But remember this, McCain would have beaten 0bama in 2008 had it not been for the fire in the Reichstag.
Full disclosure: who’s your favorite monkey?
I’ve said it all along. A vote for Newt will not only be an election about Newt, Newt will say things that will guarantee this will occur. He is utterly undisciplined! Independents and women will either stay at home or vote for whom they believe is the cool guy
Between Michele, Rick P., Romney and Grandpa Ron, Newt is being hit hard by a sum of at least 40% of the GOP base, probably higher. He has climbed on a shoestring budget because he has a strong message and conservative bona fide. That is the point I was making. Newt has conducted himself like a patriot during the entire primary campaign and is now only responding to the garbage that is coming from the other candidates. He is doing very well.
Gingrich is under attack by both the Republican and Democrat Establishments while Obama is not.
If Romney gets the GOP nomination, he will not have the smooth ride you imagine. The Establishment will turn on him just as they did on John McCain after building him up.
I should learn not to be so subtle. It’s usually a lonely place. ;^)
Yep, the knives are already out and they’re from our side’s supporters of the other shallow candidates indistinguishable from one another, except perhaps the doctor from Texas.
Wait until Newt creams Obummer in the debates. Tad bit early to be counting Newt out when the campaign hasn’t even started.
Newt = Obama second term. Women. Will not vote for him!
Romney or Hunts is better than newt if we are forced to pick a RINO.
So who are you backing?
Oh cut the crap, do you really think the indies and women will vote for a stammering, stumbling, incoherent gaffer like Perry instead?
Get a life......
Your little feeling were hurt? mordez-moi peu un
Subtle? I don’t get it. What tells you “Barbra’s” a man?
It will take one hell of a lot of fraud to get Obama to 50%, much less 53%. He only got about 52.5% with full promotion and support from the media. I think you are being pessimistic. I look at what is happening in Wisconsin, a blue state for a long time. Scott Walker has survived a massive leftist attack by not backing down. He holds a majority that for sure has some misguided people who voted for Obama. We need a strong fighter in this war. There is none stronger in this field than Newt.
I think you might want to reconsider this scenario.
10 points down. Just about where Reagan was to Carter at this point in 1979. Once people focus on the incumbent, pretty much ANY Republican will have a cake-walk.
...other than Romney, who almost guarantees us a Third Party run by a conservative.
I probably lean Perry right now, but Newt is better than Mitt.
Newt is a grenade waiting to explode. If we nominee him we are finished.
The moment another candidate eclipses Newt in the polls, Ill be right there with you kicking him to the curb. But until then, sadly, hes our man.
The Democrats are loving this.
Newt is now getting the “treatment” that Cain got last month, which Palin got ay the start of the year. Their lust for power is insatiable, and the Establishment going all out to make sure that no outlier displaces “their”candidates.
My bad. I thought you were referring to my comment about Klingons. i.e. highly emotional.
This gal would choose Gingrich over Romney...there are plenty more here who would say the same.
GWB WAS a progressive republican. And we are paying for it now.
His out of control spending has had a huge negative effect on this country.
I just trust all the others a little less............
Couldn’t put it better. Some here have their blinders on in facing reality. Obama will just have to fold his arms and watch Newt self destruct.
The Klingons comment was right on target, no comment needed!
My post 14 and Track9 are both indicating that your photo of the faux picture of Barbara is a dude or as Track9 wrote, a man. “The dude looked like a lady”.