Skip to comments.South Carolina PPP Poll - Gingrich 34%, Romney 28%
Posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:31 AM PST by Eurotwit
Raleigh, N.C. Newt Gingrich led Mitt Romney 34-28 in PPP's South Carolina polling last night, the first of what will be three nights of tracking. Ron Paul at 15%, Rick Santorum at 14%, Rick Perry at 5%, and Buddy Roemer at 3% round out the field. This is not a case of Romney imploding. His support has been pretty steady in the 28- 30% range in our South Carolina polling so far. But Gingrich has risen from 23% to 34% over the last two weeks, benefiting from declining support for Santorum and also from undecided voters moving into his camp. It's clear that the debate Monday night did a lot to help Gingrich's prospects in the state. 56% of voters say they watched it, and with those folks Gingrich's lead over Romney is 43-27. Romney still has a 29-22 advantage on Gingrich with those who didn't tune in. Gingrich is starting to consolidate his support with some of the more conservative parts of the South Carolina electorate. He has a 50-18 advantage on Romney with Tea Party voters. He's up 39-23 with those describing themselves as 'very conservative.' And he even has a 37-20 advantage with evangelicals.
And wait till Perry saying "I ENDORSE/TRUST/FORGIVE Newt!" which is how Christians tend to roll kicks in... :~)
THANK YOU, Texas (155 delegates) & Gov Perry!
Speaker Gingrich-led Republicans
.the result: * Voting on each of the Contract with America items * Four consecutive balanced budgets * Over $400 billion of debt paid off * Major welfare reform accomplished * 11 million new jobs for America * Unemployment falling to under 4%.
In comes Marianne to save the day for Mitt.
Could actually be..
NEWT 37 :~)
Yeah, but if PPP said the sun rises in the east, I’d want a second opinion.
In this case, however, the trend seems consistent. Rasmussen and Insider Advantage also show Gingrich in the lead, but by smaller margins.
Let’s wait and see what the “open marriage” claims do.
“It’s clear that the debate Monday night did a lot to help Gingrich’s prospects in the state. 56% of voters say they watched it, and with those folks Gingrich’s lead over Romney is 43-27. Romney still has a 29-22 advantage on Gingrich with those who didn’t tune in.”
This is quite dramatic. I hope people tune in tonight and that Gingrich has another stormer :)
I’m thinking it’s going to be:
Santorum won in Iowa, Gingrich poised to win in SC...looks like conservatives are actively and effectively resisting the push by establishment Republicans, to have RINOs rammed down our throats. My day is now brightened.
Though they say this:
“Rick Perry’s exit from the race shouldn’t make a huge difference. He was only polling at
5% and his supporters were evenly divided on their second choice with 26% each picking
Gingrich and Romney. “
However this was obviously before Perry’s endorsement.
If there truly is a “swingers” vote, Newt gets another bump.
And if there’s a “divorced” vote, bump Newt up yet another five!
But if there’s a “I can’t stand my ex-wife” vote, Newt beats the Mormon by a LANDSLIDE!!!
He will never be more than a slightly lesser evil than Obama!
The ex-wife’s “interview” may be responsible for Gingrich’s upward surge.
Then Santorum would drop out and the Newtmentum would be ENORMOUS going into Florida, baby!
Good news. Overwhelmingly, Perry’s votes will go to Gingrich.
I am not one to judge one’s personal life, and Team Romney
and the remaining contenders will have a hard time going forward, sounding once again like
they’re working for Team Obama, should they refine their talking points on this issue, whether it’s done through surrogates of Santorum (James Dobson), or Romney (Gingrich’s 2nd wife who’s just made her statements).
Primary voters , ironically but logically, will decide just what perspective they want to put the “personal” issues in, just as they did for Clinton, when they knew he was an alley-cat going in in ‘92, and was empowered to continue his ways in ‘98 with Monica Lewinsky.
At least Gingrich made it clear he was unhappy in his first two marriages, and wanted out. He didn’t stick a cigar in an interns privates halfway through his SECOND term as President. The Clinton marriage was a sham,and was kept intact ONLY for the sake of continuing their big-time political careers.At least Gingrich looks to have done it
the way a reasonable man would have done it.
Gingrich for President!
Means nothing, poll would have been before the wife news broke.
Nah, I’m enjoying the moment. :)
That news about that interview was broken today, wasn’t it?
So if would have no impact on these polls. The same with Perry’s decision to drop out and endorse Gingrich.
The debate really seems to have made a huge impact.
Certainly, the next few days will be interesting and pivotal for the race.
Seems like I might have to stay up tonight and watch the debate.
Thats only if our people “Conservatives” allow the media to scare us away from Newt and pick our next Rino loser. They can all piss off and we need to send our voice and most importantly dollars to the candidate who will squish the establishment.
I’m with Newt warts and all.
Besides Gingrich team is doing good damage control.
The news od the ABC smear interview with the bitter ex-wife hit the news yesterday evening around 6 pm.
On the moral questions? I am guessing that God has forgiven Gingrich.
Some posters, here, seem to think that their own opinions are more important than God's.
It certainly doesn’t mean nothing, though the ABC interview is a wildcard that has been introduced for sure.
On the flipside there is the possible Perry effect with his endorsement that has not been captured either.
The same goes of course for tonight’s crucial debate.
We need to remember...this Marianne garbage is obviously a hit piece on Newt by the media to try and secure Romney’s nomination. Exes are often bitter and can say and make up a whole lot of malarkey. Don’t let them win, people, please.
If true, it looks like Newt might be pulling away from Romney.
Is SC winner-take-all or proportional?
People let go with failed sexual harassment suits are bitter as well. That didn’t stop people from dumping on Cain.
Some of the effect might already be captured in this and the Rasmussen polls.
It doesn’t seem to be any actual “news” in the interview, but an emotional tv-interview might still have an impact. Knowing the media, they will probably be running with the interview and its aftermath until the polls close.
The debate tonight might be crucial for Newt to limit the damage and influence the media’s talking points.
Actually, was listening to the transcript. SHE said he asked for wanted an “open marriage” when he really only asked if it were to be ok if he kept a mistress.
Big difference. Open marriage means — can I do it with whomever I want.
Anyway, it’s over. Newt chose a different woman and stuck with her, so who am I to judge. How do I know how Marianne was treating Newt at the time ...maybe their marriage was just a total sham and Newt needed love in his life. I know the feeling of how that can be. Newt succumbed to temptation .... not unlike a lot of people do.
More good news!
The polls HAVE to come in line with the truth or they will be showing their true bias colors.
If you add Perry’s 6% to Newt it will put in up to nearly 40%!
God speed South Carolina.
I was watching FOX Just a minute ago and heard Megan say “this interview seems to tell you more about the ex-wife then it does Newt Gingrich.”
WOW! That is right! That is what she said.
Good! Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of missionaries.
Wow! And this doesn’t include Perry dropping out. Newt’s probably up by at least 10 in reality!
F New Hampshire. South Carolina may save the country!
Yeah. The thought process might be "what a shrew, I'da left her too".
WHOOO! HOOO! TOOO! YOOO! TOOO!
(Go NEWT!)we knew you could do it!
Americans just don’t care about 20 years in the personal past of Newt Gingrich, any more. I am not at all worried about this. If anything it will help Newt gain support and recognition for being honest and unafraid to tell the truth.
America really wants this in a President. Especially these days.
>Means nothing, poll would have been before the wife news broke.
That’s right! We now have two credible candidates ready to go.
Mitt’s “historic win” in Iowa has evaporated.
His support in South Carolina, the GOP bellwether, is evaporating.
His checkered past has been fully exposed by the McCain opposition research.
A new hit book on Mitt called “The Real Romney” just came out with juicy tidbits of his own, like how Mittens threatened to excommunicate a pregnant woman for not putting her child up for adoption.
Sarah Palin and Rick Perry back Newt. So does the Tea Party.
Now is the time to strike. Let’s push Newt over the finish line! GO NEWT!!
Did you send Bill a note telling him you were sorry about the Lewinsky comments yet. Got to get with the new republican moral majority, swinging is ok.
Yeah, I agree with you.
Newt had his Daughters and his Grandkids with him on stage, It was very obvious they love their Dad/Grandpa.