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Gingrich's Lead Over Romney Among Republicans Collapses
Gallup ^ | 12-19-2011 | Lydia Saad

Posted on 12/19/2011 12:41:26 PM PST by bimboeruption

PRINCETON, NJ -- After enjoying 14- to 15-percentage-point leads over Mitt Romney in early December, Newt Gingrich is now statistically tied with Romney in national Republican preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: 26% for Gingrich vs. 24% for Romney. This follows a steady decline in support for Gingrich in the past 10 days.

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Just keep talking, Fat Boy.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 12:41:30 PM PST by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption

If Romney starts to climb, it will be a short-lived experience for him. When folks recognize him for what he is, Pat Paulsen’s numbers will begin to look respectful.

http://www.paulsen.com/collectibles.html


2 posted on 12/19/2011 12:46:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: bimboeruption

If this poll is accurate, a good many FReepers should be able to finally celebrate.

All of that hard work to help Romney bring his numbers up and push Newts down, might being paying off for these so called conservatives.

With just a bit more work, these FReepers might actually be able to help put Romney over the top and bring us another 4 fricking years of Obama.

Party on folks... be proud of the fruits of your labor.

Obama, the libs and the republican establishment have got to be laughing their a$$es off...

GO NEWT GO.....


3 posted on 12/19/2011 12:46:30 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: DoughtyOne

That should have been respectable...


4 posted on 12/19/2011 12:47:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: bimboeruption

***Just keep talking, Fat Boy.***

You mean like this:

http://www.google.com/search?q=fat+boy+bomb&hl=en&rlz=1T4TSNA_enUS359US359&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=naDvTv_PLaL50gHCh5C7CQ&ved=0CE8QsAQ&biw=1066&bih=430


5 posted on 12/19/2011 12:50:03 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Gator113

Go Newt! So what if Gingrich doesn’t win Iowa or New Hampshire. He will win in South Carolina and Florida.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 12:52:08 PM PST by Jukeman
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To: Gator113

incredible.

I havn’t seen a post that dumb in a long long time. You really believe a few freepers voicing negative opinions on FR about newt will cause the whole country to change its opinion?

I’ll tell ya what caused newt to plummet...newt did. People learn more about his past and decide “NO THANKS”.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 12:52:40 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Gator113

I am a conservative but I do not like Newt. He is an “unclean” version of Romney (see Fannie Mae, etc.).

That said, neither is as bad as O and I would vote for either before O.


8 posted on 12/19/2011 12:54:05 PM PST by NeilGus
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To: bimboeruption

I’m a little curious bout all the rancour here re Newt vs Mitt, etc.

Is it not possible, in fact reasonable, to think they both suck?

New is good at lobbing bombs, but he seems more interested in personal aggrandization than actual accomplishment.

And Romney? Any way the wind blows, but mostly to the left.

There’s not much for a conservative to choose here.

But is that really surprising?

Why all the venom?

Did people really expect anything different?

You’ll be free to chose from the approved “electable” candidates as usual. Why worry how they’ll govern?

The only important thing is winning the “game”. Right?


9 posted on 12/19/2011 12:54:50 PM PST by Pessimist
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To: bimboeruption

Here’s hoping the two “Progressive Republicans” (Romney and Gingrich) destroy one another and a conservative emerges.


10 posted on 12/19/2011 1:01:01 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: bimboeruption

The establishment Republicans haven’t been able to shove Mitt down our throats so they’ll smear Gingrich instead.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 1:13:39 PM PST by spinestein (The answer is 42.)
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To: Gator113

Don’t worry. Newt is still in a statistically strong position. Even if he finishes in the top three in IA and NH, then wins SC and FL he will be a force to deal with. National polls mean nothing. I’m still with Newt unless Sarah jumps in.


13 posted on 12/19/2011 1:15:30 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Gator113

This drumbeat attack on Newt has to be costing Romney and the also ran’s lots of their campaign cash. As they “shoot their wad”, the door opens for late entry before the convention.
I would not be surprised to see both the Republican and Democrat Nominees to be names we are not seeing on the ballots right now.

Boehner would not have rocked the boat if internal polling didn’t look like a revolt is about to take place.


14 posted on 12/19/2011 1:17:31 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: bimboeruption

You will note that Romney’s numbers never seem to go up.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 1:22:27 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: DoughtyOne
When folks recognize him for what he is, Pat Paulsen’s numbers will begin to look respectful.

Isn't he on top in Iowa, or something?

16 posted on 12/19/2011 1:23:30 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: bimboeruption

“Newt Gingrich is now statistically tied with Romney in national Republican preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: 26% for Gingrich vs. 24% for Romney.”

Try as he may, it seems that Romney can’t break out above the “low twenties”.

Same as in 2008, where he spent roughly $23 million or so, much of it his own money, for about 25% of the total primary votes cast.

This guy’s a winner?


17 posted on 12/19/2011 1:31:17 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: cynwoody

These days I think Pat is only on top of all the dirt that is lower than six feet under.

Still, you may be right. Everyone else has taken a turn in the lead, just about, so that shouldn’t stop him. ;^)


18 posted on 12/19/2011 1:37:42 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: bimboeruption

The GOP will nominate Romney. obama will get re-elected as a result. And congress will vote itself a pay raise. And so it goes.


19 posted on 12/19/2011 1:40:37 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: bimboeruption; Gator113
You're not only a gross poster for a woman, you deal in vicious lies about Newt Gingrich, yet you profess such religiosity on your home page. The two do not compute.
20 posted on 12/19/2011 1:42:49 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: bimboeruption

We’ll see. They told us “bombastic” Reagan was loosing right up until election night. We’re voting Newt First - ABO Second!!


21 posted on 12/19/2011 1:46:59 PM PST by CelesteChristi
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To: bimboeruption

The liberals, communists, and RINO Republicans do not want Newt to be President. He threatens their corruption.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 1:49:41 PM PST by Logical me
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To: DoughtyOne

Ann Coulter is right about Newt talking a good game and then not delivering and just kicking the action plan to the curb but her alternative, Romney, is where I differ with her.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 1:50:37 PM PST by Samizdat
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To: Gator113
If this poll is accurate, a good many FReepers should be able to finally celebrate. All of that hard work to help Romney bring his numbers up and push Newts down, might being paying off for these so called conservatives. With just a bit more work, these FReepers might actually be able to help put Romney over the top and bring us another 4 fricking years of Obama. Party on folks... be proud of the fruits of your labor. Obama, the libs and the republican establishment have got to be laughing their a$$es off... GO NEWT GO.....

they're both lib Rinos

24 posted on 12/19/2011 2:02:38 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Samizdat

I agree with that. It does bother me at times like this to see people I respect miss the full picture too. Here I think Ann clearly is. Romney is no fall back position here. Good grief.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 2:09:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2818373/posts?page=1


26 posted on 12/19/2011 2:10:41 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: onyx; bimboeruption

Onyx.... it sure seems that somebody left the lid off of the nut jar.

Some of these folks would have nothing to say if they didn’t lie.


27 posted on 12/19/2011 2:17:36 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: bimboeruption

Deflection at it’s worst.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 2:20:34 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: mamelukesabre

Yes.


29 posted on 12/19/2011 2:27:07 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: bimboeruption

WOW - you photoshopped Newt’s head onto your body. That is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 12/19/2011 2:30:02 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Gator113

oh ya right. a link. That settles it. Unil the next Global warming photo shoot. lol.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 2:39:27 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: sodpoodle

LOLOLOL. It’s gone!


32 posted on 12/19/2011 2:43:13 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Gator113; bimboeruption

Shameful lies.


33 posted on 12/19/2011 2:44:17 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

LOL... I sent up a smoke signal. ;>)


34 posted on 12/19/2011 2:51:01 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

Perhaps it would be more helpful if you found someone to read the content of that link to you. LOL @ you.


35 posted on 12/19/2011 2:54:36 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: NeilGus
I am a conservative but I do not like Newt. He is an “unclean” version of Romney (see Fannie Mae, etc.).

This only demonstrates you are a no-nothing nit-wit. Newt worked for Freddie Mac, not Fannie Mae.

36 posted on 12/19/2011 2:57:58 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Samizdat
Ann Coulter is right about Newt talking a good game and then not delivering...

That's not his record at all. As fas actually doing positive things in Washington, not a single candidate running can match his accomplishments no matter how much Santorum whines "me, me, me it was all me."

37 posted on 12/19/2011 3:04:56 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Gator113
Perhaps it would be more helpful if you found someone to read the content of that link to you. LOL @ you.,

Perhaps if your mommy would tell you not to believe everything your read. LOL

38 posted on 12/19/2011 3:20:08 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Gator113

LOL! Romney the flip-flopper is a northeast RINO liberal


39 posted on 12/19/2011 3:28:03 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Pessimist

Were you around and involved in politics in the 80s?


40 posted on 12/19/2011 3:31:31 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

I hope you know that I am only being nice to you because you’re a noobe. LOL


41 posted on 12/19/2011 3:50:49 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Stillwaters

The latest findings are from Dec. 13-18 Gallup Daily tracking, based on 1,177 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote.

Gingrich – 26%
Romney – 24%
Paul – 11%
Bachmann – 7%
Perry – 7%
Santorum – 4%
Huntsman – 2%
Unsure – 17%


42 posted on 12/19/2011 5:26:02 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: D-fendr

Just beginning my political “awakening” around then.

Ronnie was the first guy I ever turned out at a rally for.

Why do you ask?


43 posted on 12/20/2011 5:40:46 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: Pessimist

Thanks for your reply.

I was working on House campaigns back then. The ones I was working on were trying to change congressional districts to republican for the first time either in their history or since Reconstruction. This all happened and my state is now changed completely. It truly was a kind of revolution here and many other places. Newt was a very big part of it.

The reason I asked is it surprised me when I first ran across the criticism of Newt or view on here along the lines of he hadn’t accomplished much, wasn’t interested in accomplishing things, etc., similar to your post.

It surprised me because of my image of Gingrich was the opposite of “not interested in accomplishing” or not being capable of doing big things. He was one of the biggest accomplishers (as GWB would say) in my political memory.

My resolution of this surprise was that maybe I was hearing this from folks who didn’t have this in their experience.

Wanted to try the theory out on you.

Thanks for reminding me that I’m old.

:)


44 posted on 12/20/2011 6:25:56 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Gator113
I hope you know that I am only being nice to you because you’re a noobe. LOL

Apparently you have me confused with someone who cares. Bring it on. :-)

45 posted on 12/20/2011 12:49:09 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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