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Rasmussen Poll-Election 2012: Obama 49%, Gingrich 39%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12-14-2011 | Rasmussen

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012polls; gingrich; newt; rasmussen
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To: Perdogg

Romney will be McCain, the sequel. I say that having voted for Romney in the Florida Primary in ‘08. I was willing then to forgive Romney’s liberal policies as Gov. of Mass. and assumed he would alter his positions if he won. Based on his strategy in this primary campaign I appreciate that the conservative base simply doesn’t want him. These are conservative times - the Tea Party gets credit for last year’s congressional elections and they will call the shots next year. Seems to me there is a lot of support building there for Newt and I am with the Tea Party on this one. Not a perfect candidate, but the best we’ve got by far.


51 posted on 12/14/2011 8:08:19 PM PST by untwist
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To: Revolting cat!

“Full disclosure: who’s your favorite monkey?”

My favorites (Ryan, Palin, Jindal) are not in this race. I said before on FR I will vote for whoever the Rasmussen Poll shows has the best chance of beating Obama.


52 posted on 12/14/2011 8:09:21 PM PST by willk
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To: HiTech RedNeck

” 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.”

You mean like Ron Paul? His foreign policy is terrible, but he is the only strict constitutionalist in the race.


53 posted on 12/14/2011 8:09:21 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Revolting cat!
Full disclosure: who’s your favorite monkey?

Stop Gingriching around, buddy. :-)

54 posted on 12/14/2011 8:09:57 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Lakeshark

Women will not vote for newt! They would vote for bachmann , hunts, Santorum, Paul, Romney

newt is a proven cheater.


55 posted on 12/14/2011 8:09:57 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m a woman and will not vote for Newt or Romney.

I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.


56 posted on 12/14/2011 8:10:01 PM PST by TexMom7
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To: willk

” I said it before and I will say it again Newt is not going to get the women’s vote.”

Women have always voted 60-40 democrat. Republicans have never relied on the women’s vote to win.


57 posted on 12/14/2011 8:10:34 PM PST by MNnice
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To: willk

This poll tells us absolutely nothing. Or at least no more than a poll taken of the republican field several months ago, or even just a month ago, would have told us who’d be on top right now in the republican race. Where was Newt then? Where was Perry? Where was Cain? I know at some point Perry was on top, so was Cain. But up until a few weeks ago Newt was nowhere to be seen. Besides, what has propelled Newt to the top has been his performances in the debates. Therefore, there is no way to judge how well he would do against Obama until after they have debated one another. Furthermore, let’s not forget that Newt is NOT running for president at the moment. He is solely focused on winning the republican nomination. Obviously if he becomes the nominee his strategy will subsequently change (and that goes for everyone else too).


58 posted on 12/14/2011 8:10:55 PM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....)
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To: Steelfish
Since Perry already self destructed, we'll just have to wait and see what Newt does, right?

In the meantime, don't get your hopes up, cause as soon as you do, Perry will say something really dumb again (or forget what he meant to say).

59 posted on 12/14/2011 8:11:12 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: VicVega

I did get it and asked what told you so? Don’t see no adam’s apple!


60 posted on 12/14/2011 8:11:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BobL
"ANY Republican will have a cake-walk."

You're probably right.

Zero fooled everyone in the first election. Won't happen again.

61 posted on 12/14/2011 8:11:46 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah, the only other candidate I could remotely consider is Perry. He also is imperfect and I think would have a hard time uniting the base and taking the election national. It’s a shame because he is a good guy.


62 posted on 12/14/2011 8:11:46 PM PST by untwist
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To: COgamer

It is just been two weeks since Newt moved to the top of the pile, and you are saying that he can’t handle the abuse? IAC, it is too soon to opinionize. Let real facts enter in, as the result of January 3 in Iowa. All else is pre-race jousting for position.


63 posted on 12/14/2011 8:12:10 PM PST by RobbyS
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To: willk

Remember when Gingrich was 5% with REPUBLICAN voters? He has room to grow. Obama does not.


64 posted on 12/14/2011 8:12:30 PM PST by struggle
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To: TexMom7
"I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.'

What if Perry doesn't win the nomination?

65 posted on 12/14/2011 8:13:02 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
So what you're saying is that Newt is way ahead in the polls because no one will vote for him......

Ooookay.

66 posted on 12/14/2011 8:13:02 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Perdogg

Huntsman should switch parties and run as a donkey. He would give Obama a run for his money in their primaries.


67 posted on 12/14/2011 8:13:26 PM PST by untwist
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To: TexMom7

“I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.”

I like Perry too. Wish he would show a little more energy though.


68 posted on 12/14/2011 8:14:25 PM PST by willk
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To: willk
what is most distressing is that a near majority of Americans would once again vote for the Marxist! Astounding. Of course, I do have relatives who think Obama is the smartest and greatest President ever.

With so many Americans ignorant of tyranny, I do not have much hope that our Republic can once again turn towards Liberty.

Statists at ALL levels of government are on a relentless march towards all out government control -- they will bring evil upon our land. May God give us the wisdom and the strength to defeat the evil that is all around us.

69 posted on 12/14/2011 8:14:25 PM PST by sand88
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To: Lakeshark

In the general. Vs Obama? Yes!

women will not vote for a cheating sleaze bag


70 posted on 12/14/2011 8:15:17 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: willk

Reagan didn’t pass Carter in the polls until September 1980, two months before the election.


71 posted on 12/14/2011 8:15:37 PM PST by MNnice
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To: Cato in PA

I have always been a Perry supporter.

And just for the record Perry is going to be the nominee.


72 posted on 12/14/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by marty60
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To: TexMom7
I know lots of women who will vote for Newt.

Perry is stuck around 10% in the polls.

There is a reason for that.

73 posted on 12/14/2011 8:15:52 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: untwist
"We need a strong fighter in this war. There is none stronger in this field than Newt."

Newt is our Churchill right before the battle of Britain. Churchill was a fat historian too and he was just what the UK needed to rally the people against the coming threat.


74 posted on 12/14/2011 8:15:52 PM PST by garjog
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To: untwist

If Perry were on top of the charts (or Santorum) he’d be subjected to the same kind of attacks as Newt is now. And I can deal with either one of those alternates. What’s a pisser are these attacks by monkeys who won’t identify their favorite orangutang. I bet it’s either Mittie or Paulie!


75 posted on 12/14/2011 8:16:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
women will not vote for a cheating sleaze bag

Bill Clinton.

76 posted on 12/14/2011 8:17:12 PM PST by TheBigB (The revolution will not be tweeted.)
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To: VicVega

Are you kidding? Go to a large group of people and look around. Tell me how confident you are saying that?


77 posted on 12/14/2011 8:17:12 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: CSI007

We could only wish Obama’s had been “equally bad.”


78 posted on 12/14/2011 8:17:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: GlockThe Vote
"women will not vote for a cheating sleaze bag"

See Clinton, William J.

79 posted on 12/14/2011 8:18:02 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Revolting cat!

The masculine face. LOL.


80 posted on 12/14/2011 8:18:21 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: TexMom7
I’m a woman and will not vote for Newt or Romney.

Dittoes.

I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.

Dittos at least as of 12/15/11.

81 posted on 12/14/2011 8:18:38 PM PST by randita (If you supported Palin, there's no way you can support Newt. They don't agree on much.)
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To: willk

polls are shit. ignore them and vote your gut.


82 posted on 12/14/2011 8:19:15 PM PST by mamelukesabre (.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Newt is a grenade waiting to explode. If we nominee him we are finished.

If Zero will debate him then that grenade will go off under Zero's ass.

I don't think Zero will ever debate Newt, also I don't think the major networks will run Newt's paid advertizing. They all know that every time voters hear Newt making sense and taking it to Obama he gains support. They know they must silence him.

I know, I know, some say "There are always debates" .. well not this time. They will also say "The networks won't dare refuse Newt's ads" -- they WILL, and the justice department is run by criminals. Only some kind of near-instant intervention by the supreme court could force the networks to run the ads...maybe not even then.

Dirtiest and most fraud-ridden election EVER.

Newt will have the internet, talk-radio and Free Republic.

83 posted on 12/14/2011 8:20:00 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Like I said, I trust all the others a little less.

Every candidate has their weaknesses. None of them are all that good. You can make a case for each one of them not getting the votes of x demographic.

If Newt wins the nomination, he will be able to articulate why everyone (including women) should vote for him and not vote for the Marxist. None of the others can.

Sorry.

84 posted on 12/14/2011 8:20:49 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: TheBigB

Clinton never broke 50% and the economy was great remember?

Nominating Newtigula is a disaster. Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, or Huntsman is a winning ticket.


85 posted on 12/14/2011 8:20:50 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: willk
A lot of indies (and some GOPers) that I know have told me that they would not vote for Newt.

Look for the Dems to flood the GOP primaries with Newt votes.

.

86 posted on 12/14/2011 8:21:06 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: sand88
With so many Americans ignorant of tyranny, I do not have much hope that our Republic can once again turn towards Liberty.

You got it right. We may be toast. I guess things just are not bad enough yet. Sad.

87 posted on 12/14/2011 8:21:56 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Lakeshark

I would vote for a serial killer over Obama.

hat being said. Huntsman, Santorum, Paul, and Bachmann are our best bets IMHO


88 posted on 12/14/2011 8:23:08 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: VicVega

“Zero fooled everyone in the first election. Won’t happen again. “

Yea, if we had listened to SAME TYPE OF POLLING as 1979 and most of 1980, Bush-41 would have been the nominee, and Reagan would have never been president. God only knows how bad this country would now be.


89 posted on 12/14/2011 8:23:15 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: sand88

Statists at ALL levels of government are on a relentless march towards all out government control — they will bring evil upon our land. May God give us the wisdom and the strength to defeat the evil that is all around us.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

fat chance


90 posted on 12/14/2011 8:23:24 PM PST by mamelukesabre (.)
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To: willk
The general electorate isn't even paying attention right now. Only a limited percentage of Republicans are paying attention right now. Most of these decision are made during the last month of any election.

These X versus Obama polls are absolutely meaningless and only the gullible are paying attention--or those with an ulterior motive.

October 26, 1980 Jimmy Carter led Ronald Reagan in the Gallop poll 47-39 and the average of the polls had the race neck and neck for the weeks leading up to the election at best.

Ronald Reagan won that election 51% to Carters 41% and Anderson's 7%.

LOL! Yeah, polls a year out from the election have a lot of meaning.
91 posted on 12/14/2011 8:23:25 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Track9
"90% Klingon."

At least since JimRob ran the Romulans off.
92 posted on 12/14/2011 8:26:20 PM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty was overrated)
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To: Revolting cat!

doubt it. I’d say most people would like anyone but mit, newt, or paul

lets call it the ABMNP club. I’m a longtime member.


93 posted on 12/14/2011 8:26:20 PM PST by mamelukesabre (.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Tell me how confident you are saying that?

I'll go with my 80-20 rule. That's 80 percent confident.

I'll add, something tells me zero will bow out and Pantsuit Hillary will be the democratic nominee.

How confident am I? Reverse the rule.

94 posted on 12/14/2011 8:26:26 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I would vote for a serial killer over Obama.

As would most women when the time comes.

I think you made my case.

I could handle Santorum or Bachmann, but they just haven't shown they can do it.

Paul? Sorry, the man is a couple of nuggets short of a happy meal.

95 posted on 12/14/2011 8:26:51 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Sudetenland

The only thing important about this poll is that Obama can’t get over 50% against anyone.


96 posted on 12/14/2011 8:27:00 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: GlockThe Vote
"...Huntsman is a winning ticket."

So now we know Chris Matthews' screen name.

97 posted on 12/14/2011 8:28:02 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Lakeshark

“Oh cut the crap, do you really think the indies and women will vote for a stammering, stumbling, incoherent gaffer like Perry instead?”

Oh yeah. Just watch us. Rick Perry is the only true conservative in the race, a military veteran and an experienced political executive with a heck of an economic record.


98 posted on 12/14/2011 8:30:00 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: VicVega

I have one goal, beat Obama! Newt is not the guy.


99 posted on 12/14/2011 8:31:30 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: willk

You realize that Obama vs. Generic or Obama vs. X polls have no real meaning at this juncture... And they won’t until an actual candidate becomes the nominee, and the general election campaign begins.

Polls like this serve only one purpose. Create perceptions/narratives that can influence outcomes. They are not about reporting the news. They are about making it. It doesn’t matter who candidate X is. These polls will be used by media and establishment types to push one candidate over another. If for nothing else, the media likes them because they make for great headlines, help fill up air time of 24/7 news outlets, and provide words to fill pages of worthless papers/magazines.


100 posted on 12/14/2011 8:33:12 PM PST by TBBT
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