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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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.
“Full disclosure: whos 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.
” 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.
Stop Gingriching around, buddy. :-)
Women will not vote for newt! They would vote for bachmann , hunts, Santorum, Paul, Romney
newt is a proven cheater.
I’m a woman and will not vote for Newt or Romney.
I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.
” 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.
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).
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).
I did get it and asked what told you so? Don’t see no adam’s apple!
You're probably right.
Zero fooled everyone in the first election. Won't happen again.
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.
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.
Remember when Gingrich was 5% with REPUBLICAN voters? He has room to grow. Obama does not.
What if Perry doesn't win the nomination?
Huntsman should switch parties and run as a donkey. He would give Obama a run for his money in their primaries.
“I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.”
I like Perry too. Wish he would show a little more energy though.
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.
In the general. Vs Obama? Yes!
women will not vote for a cheating sleaze bag
Reagan didn’t pass Carter in the polls until September 1980, two months before the election.
I have always been a Perry supporter.
And just for the record Perry is going to be the nominee.
Perry is stuck around 10% in the polls.
There is a reason for that.
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.
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!
Are you kidding? Go to a large group of people and look around. Tell me how confident you are saying that?
We could only wish Obama’s had been “equally bad.”
See Clinton, William J.
The masculine face. LOL.
I do intend to vote for Rick Perry.
Dittos at least as of 12/15/11.
polls are shit. ignore them and vote your gut.
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.
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.
Clinton never broke 50% and the economy was great remember?
Nominating Newtigula is a disaster. Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, or Huntsman is a winning ticket.
Look for the Dems to flood the GOP primaries with Newt votes.
You got it right. We may be toast. I guess things just are not bad enough yet. Sad.
I would vote for a serial killer over Obama.
hat being said. Huntsman, Santorum, Paul, and Bachmann are our best bets IMHO
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The only thing important about this poll is that Obama can’t get over 50% against anyone.
So now we know Chris Matthews' screen name.
“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.
I have one goal, beat Obama! Newt is not the guy.
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.