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InsiderAdvantage Poll: Gingrich Now Leads Romney in S. Carolina Newt 32 Mitt 29 Santorum 11 Perry 3
Newsmax ^ | 1-18-12 | Staff

Posted on 01/18/2012 7:48:04 PM PST by VinL

An InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Wednesday night has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now leading the Republican primary race in South Carolina.

The poll of likely Republican primary voters has Gingrich with 32 percent, ahead of Mitt Romney who trailed close behind at 29 percent.

The results are a significant reversal for Romney, who had led polls before Tuesday's Fox News debate. A poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage last Sunday showed Romney with a double-digit lead over Gingrich.

The InsiderAdvantage poll is the first major South Carolina survey after the debate. Gingrich has been crediting with winning the debate.

The poll found that support for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum is faltering, with both pulling 15 and 11 percent, respectively.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished last with just 3 percent of the vote. Three percent of those polled selected "other candidate" and 7 percent said they had no opinion.

The survey polled 718 registered Republican voters.

Read more on Newsmax.com: InsiderAdvantage

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; gingrich; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; perry; poll2012; rickperry; ricksantorum; romney; ronpaul; santorum; southcarolina; threepercentperry
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1 posted on 01/18/2012 7:48:17 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

:D


2 posted on 01/18/2012 7:50:34 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: VinL

Did this break before or after the Marianne story?


3 posted on 01/18/2012 7:50:40 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: VinL

Hi-de-ho-—hi-de-hi-— gonna get me a piece of the sky. Gonna get me some of that ol’ sweet roll, singing hi-de-hi-de-hooooo. -:)


4 posted on 01/18/2012 7:51:27 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

“Gingrich with 32 percent”

MSM: Quick! Get me a video of a weeping ex wife NOW!


5 posted on 01/18/2012 7:51:27 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: katiedidit1

Before


6 posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:23 PM PST by rawhide
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To: VinL

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7 posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:33 PM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: katiedidit1

Before I’m sure, since his opportunistically bitter ex-wife’s story was only hinted at a few hours ago.

I don’t think this Marianne story will have much effect. If anything, I think the tactic might backfire. Given that it was how many years ago, plus she’s an EX-wife…


8 posted on 01/18/2012 7:54:59 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: VinL

...but.....but....but....debates don’t matter. No one makes up their mind from a debate. (do I really need the /sarc sign?)


9 posted on 01/18/2012 7:55:02 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: VinL

Wow, Volatility! At this trend, Newt will win and win big......but then there is Marianne.....but then there is Romney with millions in multiple accounts in the Grand Cayman tax hidee-hole.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 7:55:42 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: katiedidit1

Did this break before or after the Marianne story?
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Wouldn’t know. But logically, I would think the marrianne story is being rushed on the air because all the polls are reflecting what this poll reflects.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 7:55:42 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Got to hand it to them. The timing of the ex-wife interview orchestrated by Romney/nobama/axelrod/rove is absolutely perfect!


12 posted on 01/18/2012 7:55:51 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

YES!!!


13 posted on 01/18/2012 7:56:26 PM PST by madmominct
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Bet your compatriots won’t doubt your “pulse” again, my friend. -:)


14 posted on 01/18/2012 7:57:29 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

ANYONE KNOW MR. DRUDGE???? I think this deserves a red siren!!!!


15 posted on 01/18/2012 7:58:33 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

This explains a lot. No wonder ABC and Obama launchd a smear attack. Obama is counting on a cake walk to re-election against Romney not a real fight with Newt.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 7:59:36 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: VinL

This explains a lot. No wonder ABC and Obama launchd a smear attack. Obama is counting on a cake walk to re-election against Romney not a real fight with Newt.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 7:59:44 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: VinL

How do we know she’s going to say bad stuff about this marriage anyway? But if so, she’s obviously a disgruntled wife seeking revenge...and the money she’s being paid probably is substantial...maybe soros coughed it up. At any rate this stuff is getting old and frankly the news agencies should be ashammed for even considering something that happened 11 yrs. ago....tired of this nonesense when our country is in such peril.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 8:00:09 PM PST by caww
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To: katiedidit1

No worries...this Marianne is no Ginger ;)


19 posted on 01/18/2012 8:00:48 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: cookcounty

Expect CNN to come at Newt full throttle tomorrow night!


20 posted on 01/18/2012 8:01:58 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: VinL

Now that Newt is ahead, that is why sick operatives llke gay Drudge are so desperate to take him down. It’s outrageous that someone like Drudge with so much to hide has the audacity to hype personal attacks against Newt for crap that is none of his business.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 8:02:35 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: KansasGirl

Good. I want them to come at Newt full throttle. That’s when he shines the best.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 8:03:01 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: VinL
Bet your compatriots won’t doubt your “pulse” again, my friend. -:)

Thanks for the thought, and one would think that's the case, using logic - but don't bet on it.

23 posted on 01/18/2012 8:03:06 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: upchuck

I don’t think any of Newt’s female base will be demoralized - they knew this going in for him - and divorces males all over will feel kinship. No cigar, Mittens, HA HA!

But Mittens is going to have a problem undoing his new robber-baron reality. Extracting wealth from employees and hiding in the Caymans. Kinda like Richard Gere’s character from Pretty Woman mated with Gene Hackman’s character from The Firm.

LOOTER ROMNEY.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 8:03:15 PM PST by txhurl (EVERYONE is losing their virginity in this election. -Marty60)
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To: upchuck

Got to hand it to them. The timing of the ex-wife interview orchestrated by Romney/nobama/axelrod/rove is absolutely perfect!
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Well, desperate anyway.

But Chuck, these people who now have just turned to Newt know he’s been a bad husband... and beyond that the airwaves are saturated with negative ads against Newt’s character—— I have to believe these particular voters are inured to the Newt negatives.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 8:03:46 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: garjog
MSM: Quick! Get me a video of a weeping ex wife NOW!

They're so transparent and yet the sheeple fall for their parlor tricks time and again.

26 posted on 01/18/2012 8:04:02 PM PST by newzjunkey (don't be stupid: in s.c. a vote for santorum, perry or paul is a vote for romney's coronation)
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To: VinL

Seems like I remember Drudge was a Freeper once?


27 posted on 01/18/2012 8:04:10 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: VinL

This is registerd Republican voters. It is an open primary. Rats and Independents will show up and vote Romney and Paul just like they did NH.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 8:04:39 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Jane Long

Nicely done :)


29 posted on 01/18/2012 8:05:05 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: VinL
Hi Vin. hope you are doing ok.
I think this will all work out.
I think there will be a backlash for ABC, the former wife and even Drudge. This was dirty as Greta said.
Take care, Vin.
30 posted on 01/18/2012 8:05:22 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: VinL
Romney, Rove, Obama, and the Main Stream Media react:




31 posted on 01/18/2012 8:05:59 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: VinL

It is time for the two Ricks to go home.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 8:06:12 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...
NEWT LEADS IN SC POLL ping!

IOWA Average Accuracy:

Public Policy Polling (PPP) 0.16
American Research Group (ARG) 0.21
Insider Advantage 0.22
We Ask America 0.27
Rasmussen 0.30
CNN/Time 0.30
NBC/Marist 0.30
Des Moines Register 0.35


One of the three most accurate pollsters of the last two election cycles and this primary season now has NEWT GINGRICH leading in SC!!!!
33 posted on 01/18/2012 8:07:41 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: KansasGirl

Good analysis. Damned open primaries are killing the race. Ron Paul would be down to about 8% otherwise.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 8:07:46 PM PST by magritte
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To: VinL

Hmm...so Gov Palin says she’d vote for Newt and the Next day he takes the lead after being behind by 11 in the most recent poll. Not too shabby.

If Newt gets the Piper Palin endorsement tomorrow that could close the deal.

But Newt needs to remember Alec Baldwin from Glengarry Glen Ross. ABC. Always Be Closing. Always. Be. Closing.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 8:09:31 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: VinL

I participated in this poll today. Got the call this afternoon. All the internal polling the last 48hrs shows Newt ahead.


36 posted on 01/18/2012 8:09:55 PM PST by Babsig (Newt/West 2012)
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To: VinL

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished last with just 3 percent of the vote. “

That means that with the margin of error, Rick Perry could be at below Zero Percent.


37 posted on 01/18/2012 8:10:13 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: katiedidit1

ya know,everybody already knows that Newt has a bitter ex-wife. It has been mentioned endlessly and, yet, here he is winning despite that. Romney wants to make old dirt fresh again. Well, good luck with that Mitt and Co. Incidentally, if Newt were a Mormon like giant douche bag, he wouldn’t have bothered divorcing her, he would have just had another wife.


38 posted on 01/18/2012 8:10:24 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: tsowellfan

Someone needs to give Matt Drudge a little of his own medicine. If he is carousing with young latino boys in the pool of his Miami penthouse, what right does he have to judge Newt?


39 posted on 01/18/2012 8:11:31 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: Utmost Certainty
"Good. I want them to come at Newt full throttle. That’s when he shines the best."

Exactly. The earlier they dump their big guns, the more time there will be left to counter them. This is SO petty. I'm interested to see when somebody on the right is going to start exposing the pasts of the "news" people on the left, in giant headlines.

40 posted on 01/18/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian...)
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To: Christie at the beach

I’m fine now, Christie- just another day at the beach.

And I think you’re right. This can blow over for Newt if the conservative talk show people who have been promoting him since the debate, expose this charade with the same energy that they used on Newt for Bain capitalism. That Greta said it was “dirty”- well, good on her.

Best.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: KansasGirl

“This explains a lot. No wonder ABC and Obama launchd a smear attack. Obama is counting on a cake walk to re-election against Romney not a real fight with Newt”

You are right on target. No totally sure about the players but the motive is clear. The internal polls have been showing Newt making a big move on Mitt and the msm, RINOS etc have to stop Newt. GO NEWT GO!


42 posted on 01/18/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: VinL

Levin is blasting Mittens for his PAC ads against Newt.
Not being in SC, does anyone have videos or examples of some of them?
Mark said they are vicious and unbecoming of a GOP candidate and if Romney continues on this path, he will not be elected. :-)


43 posted on 01/18/2012 8:13:00 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: trumandogz
If this is a Newsmax story it must be true . After all that Martian story panned out .
44 posted on 01/18/2012 8:13:21 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: trumandogz

It’s a poll of Republicans, not conservatives. Betcha they love Lindsey Graham too, since they keep electing him...


45 posted on 01/18/2012 8:13:46 PM PST by magritte
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To: VinL

“ANYONE KNOW MR. DRUDGE???? I think this deserves a red siren!!!!”

No way will Drudge put this up on his website. He is in the tank for Romney. He will post up anything good about Mitt but only negatives about Newt.


46 posted on 01/18/2012 8:14:53 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: trumandogz
"It is time for the two Ricks to go home."

And take Ron and his PHONY, manipulated stats with them.

47 posted on 01/18/2012 8:15:02 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian...)
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To: VinL

WOW!

GO NEWT!!!!!

NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT ! NEWT !


48 posted on 01/18/2012 8:15:31 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: VinL

GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT-GO NEWT

Please Dear God, let this be your blessing.


49 posted on 01/18/2012 8:15:31 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: TitansAFC

Sweet!!!


50 posted on 01/18/2012 8:15:39 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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