Skip to comments.Gingrich lead expands on final night (Newt up by 9)
Posted on 01/21/2012 5:58:27 AM PST by Eurotwit
Raleigh, N.C. Newt Gingrich heads into South Carolina election day as the clear front runner in the state: he's now polling at 37% to 28% for Mitt Romney, 16% for Rick Santorum, and 14% for Ron Paul. Gingrich's lead has actually increased in the wake of his ex-wife's controversial interview with ABC. Although one night poll results should always be interpreted with caution, he led the final night of the field period by a 40-26 margin. One thing that continues to work to his advantage are the debates. 60% of primary voters report having watched the one last night, and Gingrich has a 46-23 lead with those folks. The other reason his ex-wife's interview isn't causing him much trouble is that there's a lot of skepticism about it. Only 31% of voters say they think her accusations are true while 35% think they are false and 34% are unsure. 51% of voters say that they have 'no concerns' about what came out in the interview. The skepticism of Republican voters toward the media is helping Gingrich as well. Just 14% of likely voters have a generally favorable opinion of the media, while 77% view it negatively. Gingrich's attacks on the media have clearly played well with the party base. Gingrich is leading with pretty much every key segment of the Republican electorate. He's up 41-21 on Romney and Santorum with Evangelicals, he has a 52-18 advantage on Romney with Tea Partiers, he leads Santorum 44-21 with 'very conservative' voters with Romney at 20%, and he's up 39-26 with men. Newt Gingrich looks like the clear favorite now in tomorrows primary, said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. There was a thought that his ex-wifes interview could stop his momentum in South Carolina, but instead it seems to have reinforced his support. Hes winning with all the key groups that determine the winners and losers in Palmetto state GOP politics. PPP surveyed 1,540 likely Republican primary voters from January 18 th to 20th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-2.5%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. PPP surveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews. PPP is a Democratic polling company, but polling expert Nate Silver of the New York Times found that its surveys in 2010 actually exhibited a slight bias toward Republican candidate
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what your picture really says is that Newt has been working with folks like Obama and Rev Al for too darn long. You and I know he never said what you suggest not because we don’t want him to but because he is part of the problem- KING of earmarks and K ST project with Tom Delay. We need new better people in washington, not people that work the system so they can have $500,000 line of credit at Tiffany’s. (but the idea of eating O’s lunch is a GREAT line.)
"Madness??!! THIS, IS GINGRICH !!!!"
Well your point is Well taken but we have 4 choices. Thats it. We are out of options here. Ive been thinking something is going to happen, someone else is going to save the day but at the end of each day those same 4 folks are standing there. We gotta pick one because the one sitting in our house now SUCKS.
For all those who were saying yesterday that women and the public in general won’t rally around him because of his negatives and feistyness, they need to look at these improved numbers since the ex-wife’s interview and the most recent debate.
He understands what the other candidates do not. The mainstream media is one of our biggest enemies.
Mitch McConnell is very disappointed.
Bad Idea #1) Run against the Republican base.
Many GOP pundits take bad for good.
Polls close at 7PM eastern time. Pray for South Carolina to save us from Willard Obama/Barack Romney!
I would not trust this Dem party push poll scam for the
It’s odd we promote Dem party operatives here without
I hope mittens is stopped .
The father of Obamacare can not be our candidate !
That issue is how we swept back into
Power in 2010 .
Wow. Newt is actually up by 14 percentage points in the polling from last night.
But.....but.....but... haven’t those people seen that interview with his ex-wife? How can this be?
(Do I need the sarc tag?)
Maybe conservatives are waking up.
Its time to coalesce behind ONE conservative candidate and that candidate now looks like Gingrich.
Very true...My ex`s have shown me that no one hates women more than women...She will hang up with her best friend, then say...”B***h”...lol
It is consistent with the movement in other polls.
Clemson University had him up by 6 in their poll today.
The surge seems to be captured in all polls, and the debate seem to have made the major difference.
No wonder Mitt is now afraid of debating before Florida.
Hopefully these polls can energize conservatives tonight in South Carolina and get them to the polls, as well as giving momentum in Florida.
I think we just might be at the turning point in this campaign, and hopefully South Carolina will be Mitt’s Stalingrad.