Skip to comments.BREAKING: New Rasmussen poll now has Gingrich leading Romney in S.C.
Posted on 01/19/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has now surged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of the South Carolina Republican Primary race with the vote just two days away.
The latest telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state finds Gingrich with 33% support to Romneys 31%. Two days ago, before the last debate, it was Romney by 14 percentage points.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul now runs third with 15% of the vote, followed by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at 11%. Paul's support is steady while Santorum's support has dropped five points since Monday. At the beginning of the month, just after Santorums strong showing in the Iowa caucuses, he ran second to Romney with 24% of the vote.
Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to run last with two percent (2%) support. He has dropped out of the race today and endorsed Gingrich. One percent (1%) of likely primary voters like some other candidate in the contest, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The new findings come following Gingrichs strong performance in a debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday night. Sarah Palin also signaled support for Gingrich which could have a significant impact in South Carolina. Two years ago, her endorsement of Nikki Haley transformed the race for governor. Ironically, now that Haley is governor, she has endorsed Romney while Palin is backing Gingrich for the moment.
The candidates will debate again in South Carolina this evening.
The race for the Republican presidential nomination is now nearly even nationally with Romney still on top with 30% support but Gingrich just three points behind at 27%. Santorum who was running second has dropped to 15%.
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If Newt wins SC, He will go on to take Florida and beyond.
“Moral character”??????? Seriously, after LSM carried all that water for BJ Clinton, there is no way any of this kinda stuff has any shock value left for me.
It’s sad, but I no longer consider a candidate’s personal life when electing a candidate. Just their record in office, their proposals, and ability to articulate those proposals and vision.
Marianne is a sleaze who went into Newt's second marriage knowing that he was also a sleaze. I have trouble working up sympathy when "the other woman" finds the shoe on the other foot. In most years, I would reject Newt out of hand for being so disgusting, but this is not most years. We need to stop Obama, and we need to do it with someone who is not a near clone of Obama. It's down to Newt or Santorum, and frankly Newt is a much better candidate and tactician. Newt is much more likely to successfully roll back Obama's legacy. This year and four years ago are the only two elections in which I would have considered a scum like Newt, but I have to admit that I think he's the best candidate still standing (and may God have mercy on the United States of America).
After the divorce, what did she do with herself? What (if anything) does she currently do for a living? I don't see much info on her post-Newt. I wonder if this is her shot at being important (and maybe making some money or accumulating some favors)?
Well actually, its a beautiful country.....if your in the “country”; full of stupid people.
Newt is r-e-a-l good at that.
That's right....and we've noted Newt and his daughters thus far refuse to speak badly about this woman. Just from what I read awhile back she's been pretty much opposed to Newt's running for office from the get go...and vowed then to take him out if he tried.
This is simply a vengeful woman...and of course the money she's being paid worth public opinion either way she's played as she'll be history tomorrow.
Yes....I'm laughing because Marianne couldn't believe the same could happen to her....homewreckers always think they're the Only One. Also they always create drama for that...they have no defense when it happens to them...so they are especially vengeful.
Newt and Mariannes relationship was intitially centered on their political interests.....she changed...Newt didn't. He thought he was getting a woman supportive of his political interests....again, she changed.
I had the same questions. If Newt was smart, he gave her a lump sum settlement. However, there’s also the chance that he pays her alimony, and she might be entitled to half of his Congressional pension—assuming that Congress plays by the same rules that govern military pensions (a rather large assumption on my part). Still, even half of Newt’s Congressional pension won’t go very far in Washington, D.C. And, I’m sure it makes her even angrier to see Newt with a much younger (and more attractive woman), with the knowledge that her former husband could be the next president, or at the very least, will return to a seven-figure annual income if he loses the nomination.
I’m fairly certain that Marianne Gingrich wasn’t paid by ABC News. But I’m very confident that money changed hands, and it most likely came from a former investment banker who recently admitted to parking a lot of his wealth in the Cayman Islands. Sure makes it a lot easier to pay “friends” for favors. Coincidence? There are no coincidences in politics.
Not as shrill as Rove after Christine O. won the primary, but definitely the same undercurrent of RAGE. He said something about McCain being behind in 2008, and they were enthusiastic that their candidate was already ahead.
He kinda said we are right about our candidate as if anyone who disagreed was a total moron. Kudlow laughingly jabbed him back with a prediction that Newt was going to win S. Carolina.
GOP E and media sycophants are exuding panic.
Don't you know how this works? Pollsters have to get more accurate closer to the vote, so that their reputation for accuracy is not destroyed. At other times, they can, if so inclined try to get people on the bandwagon of a perceived winner.
“Larry Sabato thinks Perrys endorsement will get Newt 5-6 pts. even though Perry is polling lower than that.”
I agree with that. Newt will get a large percentage of the Perry vote but not all and it might help pull some more undecideds into the Newt camp.
In the time it took you to type that, you could have googled 'obama high school' image and this is the first hit. But don't bother.
He's got the Big Mo(mentum). Now if he keeps his cool tonight regarding the ex-wife attack and, especially if he can get in another couple of Big Applause answers while under this kind of pressure, SC might give him an even bigger victory than any of the pollsters are expecting.
I'm finding tonight is such a nailbiter that I had to cancel my appointment just to be here to see it live. Well, that and bad roads. :-)
So true! The media is vile, worse than John Edwards.
LOL! No indeed.....it shouldn't!
I hope this is the beginning of a downward spiral for the liberal democrat Romney.
You know, I’ve become so suspicious of “being played” by the media and by our political system, that I cannot help but wonder if the John King smackdown by Newt was a set-up between Newt’s campaign and CNN.
Newt’s response made a huge (good) impression on me and on many others (in the blogs I’ve read).
When it comes to politics, NOTHING surprises me anymore.