Skip to comments.Did Newt Gingrich Peak Too Early? CNN Poll Shows Him Fading
Posted on 12/19/2011 2:00:04 PM PST by lbryce
The bad news keeps piling up for New Gingrich.
House speaker now tied for the lead with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, each with 28 percent in a survey of likely Republican primary voters. Ron Paul is in third with 14 percent, a 5 point rise since CNN's last poll a month ago.
Mr. Gingrich's lead in the polls which was in the double digits for most of this month has been steadily eroding, according to Real Clear Politics poll tracking, but the CNN survey is the first major national poll in over a month to show Gingrich not in the lead at all.
The poll comes on the heels of a Public Policy Polling survey showing Gingrich now significantly down in Iowa, well behind both Ron Paul (the leader) and Mr. Romney.
Combined, it adds fuel to the signs that Gingrich has peaked and is following in the footsteps of fellow GOP candidates Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain, all of whom surged rapidly in the polls, only to fall rapidly as voters grew disenchanted.
Also notable is just how undecided primary voters still are, with the Iowa caucuses 15 days away.
Just 35 percent of those polled indicated they had made up their minds; the rest were undecided or said they might still switch candidates.
Romney beat Gingrich solidly on likeability (30 percent said he was the most likeable candidate, compared with 15 percent each for Gingrich and Ms. Bachmann). And 32 percent of those surveyed said Romney was the candidate who best represents the personal characteristics and qualities a president should have, compared with 21 percent for Gingrich.
Gingrich, however, seems to come across as more of a leader: 42 percent called him the strongest leader, compared with 26 percent for Romney.
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In order to marry a Catholic you must become one, but I HEARD him say he was more ‘agnostic’, so was he lying a couple of months ago when I heard him say it at a book signing.
Go to the corner and talk to yourself. I don’t talk to loons.
We live in Iowa and I can tell you that we have been receiving 2-5 pcs of anti-Newt mail every single day for the last week.
It’s become so negative that I think a lot of people will revolt by voting FOR Newt.
I’ve already grown sick of this crap and will be happy when the caucus is over.
No problem....maybe I misunderstood his answer to the agnostic question.
Thank you for the on site information! The campaign against him by his so-called “friends” is stunning by its vile.
I hope a revolt vote will take place at enough caucuses to give Gingrich the win, but I really hope that the caucus goers will vote for him because he’s the best equipped to be POTUS & CIC, and also to stop Romney and defeat the Marxist.
I trust you’re going to caucus and lead the way!
Actually, to be married in the Church, at the Alter, both bride and groom must be Catholic. Newt Gingrich is a devout convert to Catholicism.