Skip to comments.Iowa: Romney 23%, Gingrich 20%, Paul 18% (Rasmussen)
Posted on 12/15/2011 5:54:32 AM PST by floridarunner01
For the fifth straight survey, the GOP field has a new frontrunner in Iowa.
The L.A. Times already started in on the Mormon/Romney angle last week. What I find interesting about this latest Iowa poll is that Iowans may have tired of anti-Mormon bigotry, which as you may recall, Huckabee used to his advantage in 2008.
Bain and Romney did not bankrupt any companies. Newt was outright wrong in making that accusation, and that is one of the reasons his numbers are falling.
I think the Democrat crossovers, as stated by iowamark, are the ones who account for Wrong Paul's numbers. It is the reverse of the same hanky-panky pulled off by Republicans who crossed over and voted for Obama in 2008 primaries, to stop a Hillary nomination.
No Republican has won the nomination without winning Iowa or New Hampshire in the past 40 years.
Looks like Newt is going the way of the Perry.
It's more like a ridiculous wandering.
Don't take away their conspiracy theories. It's all they have in their otherwise powerless lives devoid of reality.
Why is the Green Monster green? It just is. And the sooner you accept that, the better.
Very good info, and accurate.
Plan B is being run now!
You got that right! Fox and enemies of the conservatives are doing their number on Newt.
I was having a discussion with someone yesterday about the phenomenon of "momentum" in a race, and I questioned why momentum would influence a deeply personal decision as important as selecting your future (hoped-for) president. I was told a sizable percentage of people, when it comes to really "pulling the lever" simply want to vote for who they think will win independent of their politics or ideology.
It's incomprehensible. Anyway, when you ponder the prospect of manipulated polling you have to realize its insidiousness .
Gingrich on Energy
Gingrich thinks that the Kyoto treaty is bad for the nation and the environment.
He would give incentives for renewable resources and conservation.
He would end the 'scare tactics' and drill in Alaska.
He supports eliminating the gas tax.
Gingrich on the Environment
Gingrich supports lowering carbon emissions but is skeptical of the climate change theories.
He favors tax breaks over cap and trade.
He supports conservative-based conservation efforts.
He wrote a book on his views of the environment called 'A Contract with the Earth'.
Gingrich on Health Care
He thinks that health care should be competitive and allowed to cross state lines. Competition would lower prices and provide more choices.
He would give tax credits for developing the technology to help and prevent disabilities.
Gingrich thinks Medicare should focus on preventative health instead of illness and that wed save $14 billion on diabetes treatments alone.
He thinks the government does not belong in health care. Nationalizing health care hurts everyone.
Gingrich on Immigration
Contrary to his gung-ho and partisan approach, Gingrich is clearly divided on the issue of immigration. Weve rarely seen him struggling to convey his message, so it is a rare treat to see a contemplative, thoughtful and hesitant Gingrich. He may be alienating a large segment of the GOP grassroots with his stance, and in the process, open himself to accusations of pandering to the Hispanic community, but one can clearly sense that this is Gingrich being earnest.
Immigration: Yea or Nae
There's nothing complicated about what's going on. The richest society in the planet is within geographic reach now, in the age of modern transportation, of much poorer societies. So relatively smart people wake up in the morning and say, Gee, I could earn $1 an hour here or $14 an hour in Kansas City. I wonder where I'd like to be next week. This isn't complicated. It's not indecent and its not wrong. But a society which fails to control its own borders is asking for the level of trouble we now have.
Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
"Because I think we are going to want to find some way to deal with the people who are here to distinguish between those who have no ties to the United States, and therefore you can deport them at minimum human cost, and those who, in fact, may have earned the right to become legal, but not citizens"
May 19, 2011, Iowa
No serious citizen whos concerned about solving this problem should get trapped into a yes/no answer in which youre either for totally selling out protecting America or youre for totally kicking out 20 million people in a heartless way. There are there are humane, practical steps to solve this problem, if we can get the politicians and the news media to just deal with it honestly.
June 13, 2011, Gingrich speaking on the GOP New Hampshire Presidential Debate