Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

InsiderAdvantage Poll (FL): Gingrich Surging, Race 'Tighter Than Expected'
Newsmax ^ | 1-29-2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/29/2012 8:05:02 PM PST by TitansAFC

A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Sunday night of likely Republican voters in the state of Florida shows a significant surge for Newt Gingrich.

The poll has Mitt Romney leading with 36 percent of voters, followed by Gingrich at 31 percent.

The Sunday results of 646 likely GOP voters are as follows: Romney 36 percent Gingrich 31 percent Santorum 12 percent Paul 12 percent Other/Undecided 9 percent "The race will be tighter than expected," Matt Towery, chief pollster of InsiderAdvantage told Newsmax.

Towery noted that his poll showed a surge for Romney on Wednesday, with him leading Gingrich by 8 points. The InsiderAdvantage poll was among the first to show Romney's resurgence after his dismal showing in the S. Carolina primary.

The InsiderAdvantage poll was also the first to show Gingrich's rise in S. Carolina and accurately forecast his win there.

"The trend is favoring Gingrich," Towery said, noting that while Romney's lead was still outside the margin of error of 3.8 percent, "It's not by much.".........

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; florida; gingrich; newt; romney; santorum
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-321 next last
Apologies to FR staff if I'm wrong Re: Breaking News
1 posted on 01/29/2012 8:05:04 PM PST by TitansAFC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

pinG!


2 posted on 01/29/2012 8:06:18 PM PST by TitansAFC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Praise God! If the momentum is shifting back to Newt, anything can happen in a couple days. Cain and Palin influence? Go Newt!


3 posted on 01/29/2012 8:07:56 PM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT/PERRY or NEWT/SANTORUM or NEWT/PALIN 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Come on FL . . . Vote NEWT!!!!


4 posted on 01/29/2012 8:08:39 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

If Santorum will lend his support to America and Newt we can thwart romney. It may work out without his help, but it would make it a sure thing if he did.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 8:08:52 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

I hope Santorum urges his supporters to vote Newt on Tues!


6 posted on 01/29/2012 8:09:04 PM PST by KansasGirl (Romney to Santorum: Obamneycare "nothing to get angry about".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KansasGirl

Could you imagine how this board would light up with excitement if Newt wins Fla...man oh man.


7 posted on 01/29/2012 8:13:37 PM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

HALLELUJAH!!!


8 posted on 01/29/2012 8:14:05 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

The called SC pretty close.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 8:14:10 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Proudcongal

The endorsements probably helped a little bit.

However, it is also important to factor in the advertising timing. Mitt has been saturating the Florida airwaves non-stop with ads for a month. Because of his financial disadvantage, Newt bought the bulk of his advertising spots Friday-Tuesday, to maximize impact.

The endorsements and FINALLY having significant advertising have probably started to have some effect.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 8:14:37 PM PST by TitansAFC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

“’Tighter Than Expected’ “

Yeah, right. Only because we are getting closer to election day and the polls HAVE to come in closer to the truth if they want to be treated as relevant.


11 posted on 01/29/2012 8:15:11 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC
Praise God!

May the Newtmentum keep up til Tuesday night!!

12 posted on 01/29/2012 8:15:32 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Ouch!

Go Newt!


13 posted on 01/29/2012 8:15:59 PM PST by stanne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paintriot

If Santorum will lend his support to America and Newt we can thwart romney. It may work out without his help, but it would make it a sure thing if he did.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What can we do to help make this happen?


14 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:08 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart; onyx; Jim Robinson; LucyT; STARWISE; maggief

WOo Hoo
Wont be able to get on for a week. Traffic would be higher than the Sear’s tower.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:28 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Just watched (long as I could) WhoreAldo on Fox. Wanted to through up, you would have thought he was still on CNN. What a dip.

He was gloating over Newt getting trashed. Would love to see that sucker eat crow.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:42 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Thank You! I can sleep a little better. Praying this continues.


17 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:48 PM PST by I_be_tc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC
"On the eve of Florida’s increasingly raucous GOP primary, Gingrich is settling once more into the familiar, against-all-odds role he’s always relished, from his storied days as House speaker to his early campaigns to his childhood, when the chubby, awkward Newtie would pretend to get beat up by a friend and lie on the sidewalk until a car pulled up. “Newt would jump up and scream ‘Surprise!’ ” the friend told Time magazine in 1995, adding that it was always Newt who wanted to play dead."

Newt's got them where he wants them! -:)

18 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:55 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

I forgot about the late advertising by Newt! Fabulous! They’ve got to be having an impact.


19 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:55 PM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT/PERRY or NEWT/SANTORUM or NEWT/PALIN 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

I honestly think Romney’s negative carpet bombing has to turn voters off at some point. Hope he has overdone it!!


20 posted on 01/29/2012 8:17:27 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KansasGirl
I hope Santorum urges his supporters to vote Newt on Tues!

Do you have any reason to think he might?

21 posted on 01/29/2012 8:17:37 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

YESSS!!!!!!


22 posted on 01/29/2012 8:17:46 PM PST by libh8er
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paintriot

I know that Rick Santorum has some personal issues with Newt Gingrinch but I would like to think that the way Romney has revealed his true character over the last few days would horrify Rick enough that he will tell his supporters to vote for Newt, simply to keep Mittens from getting the state.


23 posted on 01/29/2012 8:18:02 PM PST by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Polls are all over the place.


24 posted on 01/29/2012 8:18:38 PM PST by LdSentinal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems; All

I wonder if Newt’s people are talking to Santorum’s people trying to get Rick to take one for the team in FL. Does anyone know if that could possibly be happening?


25 posted on 01/29/2012 8:19:01 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Romney is going to get hit by a NEWTRON bomb.

FUMR, right where you breathe.


26 posted on 01/29/2012 8:19:17 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ez

I’m hoping this is the beginning of a backlash against Romney? It would certainly serve him right!


27 posted on 01/29/2012 8:19:46 PM PST by KansasGirl (Romney to Santorum: Obamneycare "nothing to get angry about".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ez

“I honestly think Romney’s negative carpet bombing has to turn voters off at some point. Hope he has overdone it!!”

That’s what I’m praying for, too.


28 posted on 01/29/2012 8:19:56 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Chunga

This will be a big test to see how pro life Rick is....a vote for Romney from his camp would prove otherwise.


29 posted on 01/29/2012 8:20:17 PM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: ConfidentConservative

Well, this is the only poll showing it getting closer. A half dozen others are showing a stable and sizable Romney lead. And 2-3 are showing Romney with double digit leads. (RCP has Romney +15 today, which is the highest in the last 2 weeks) I’d like to see a couple of more that show this before I’d get excited.


30 posted on 01/29/2012 8:20:31 PM PST by gswilder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Romney suddenly attacked Newt on dozens of fronts, and a lot of people who seemed neutral suddenly started shilling for Romney.

Drudge was certainly the most notable. I didn’t think his coverage was that distorted until the critical moment, when it certainly was. He headlined lie after lie after lie, and buried all the responses. Especially damaging have been all the assertions from dozens of ancient politicians that Gingrich was an enemy of Ronald Reagan—all based on lies.

Drudge is still shilling for Romney, but I think people are catching on to it now. The big momentum may have come a couple of days too early for the Romney mob to prevail.

I sure hope so. And yes, I’m not a moderator, but I sure think this belongs in breaking news.


31 posted on 01/29/2012 8:21:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC
Watching these polls is like being on a

...ride! :)

32 posted on 01/29/2012 8:21:15 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

romney has spent over sixteen million, Newt about four....
Mitbots have been spamming FRmail..Must be really desperate. He can’t even buy a nomination.

I’ll take nomination for sixteen million, Million


33 posted on 01/29/2012 8:21:15 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Click


I pledge to you, in the tradition of our founding document, if you help me next Tuesday, and if with your help I become the nominee, and as nominee we decisively defeat the Left at every level, at President, at House, at Senate, and local governments. That I will give you for as long as I am allowed to serve, my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor. Together, we are going to give our grandchildren the country they deserve, not the country that's currently decaying. - Newt Gingrich
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!
Most important election in our lifetime… Can you imagine if he (Obama) is re-elected how radical he will be?

34 posted on 01/29/2012 8:21:43 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Chunga

No, but a girl can hope can’t she.

I would think he would want to see a conservative come out on top not liberal Romney!


35 posted on 01/29/2012 8:21:52 PM PST by KansasGirl (Romney to Santorum: Obamneycare "nothing to get angry about".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Newt could gain both 50 delegates and a new RINO opponent.

If MittWitt can’t hold Florida after the nuclear assault on Newt then the GOP-e will decide he can’t beat Newt for the nomination and will bring in a new face.

Jeb, Christy...whoever?
They would hope the new guy could win or at least get enough delegates to deny Newt the nomination.

A way would be found to hand the new guy Mitt’s delegate wins and open several states up so the new guy can get on the ballot even though the deadlines have passed.

They will do whatever it takes to stop Newt, Newt is a smart guy... maybe he can stay ahead of them.

With the GOP-e politics is a very dirty game with rules that can change if it is expedient.


36 posted on 01/29/2012 8:22:11 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC
But Scott Rasmussen on Fox tonight looked into the camera and said that Mitt will win.

FUSR

37 posted on 01/29/2012 8:22:35 PM PST by FreeReign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
This will be a big test to see how pro life Rick is

What will be?

a vote for Romney from his camp would prove otherwise.

What are you talking about?

38 posted on 01/29/2012 8:22:42 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC
If Rick Santorum wants to remain a viable political player in the future, he MUST step back now and take care of his family needs.

If Santorum continues to remain in the Florida race, he will be forever seen as replaying his role in enabling Arlen Specter to defeat Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.

I'm afraid that Santorum is in a "death spiral" right now, and is doomed to repeat the actions that scorned him a decade ago.

-PJ

39 posted on 01/29/2012 8:23:10 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freeangel

If Newt can finish anywere close after they threw the kitchen sink at him, Newt will be bullet-proof. Pray Newt wins or Romney by less than 5. I hope that vile backstabbing Mr. Burns cant sleep for the next three days.


40 posted on 01/29/2012 8:23:10 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: All
It depends on the poll...
Insider Advantage is the only one that sees a Gingrich Surge, 3 points in 4 days...
Most of the others see Romney in double digits, steady or growing, and unfortunately for Gingrich fans, I think Insider Advantage is an outlier
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/fl/florida_republican_presidential_primary-1597.html
41 posted on 01/29/2012 8:23:19 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Scott Rasmussen we hardly knew you; gone the way of Zogby.


42 posted on 01/29/2012 8:23:54 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

Voters minds are not firmly set. They are reacting to events of the hour like debate performances and Drudge headlines. These things don’t last. Clearly there is movement going on and Rush can definitely help tomorrow — if he chooses to.


43 posted on 01/29/2012 8:24:05 PM PST by libh8er
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chunga

If Rick is pro life, he could npt endorse Mittens with any conviction in his heart


44 posted on 01/29/2012 8:24:22 PM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

I think Romney overplayed his hand. Then again Newt and Santorum’s numbers together don’t spell a great picture for Romney, so he had to go for the kill in FL. He’s seemed very agitated and edgy since Newt won SC and that tells me his internals really suck or he sees his window of victory closing fast.


45 posted on 01/29/2012 8:24:22 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gswilder

Insider Advantage has called all three late breaking trends accurately.


46 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:24 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: ConfidentConservative

Bingo!


47 posted on 01/29/2012 8:25:41 PM PST by HerrBlucher (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

It still may be a long shot. But I’ll say this. I don’t think any election victory would make me happier than to see Newt win on Tuesday. And I mean any and that includes general elections over dems. I don’t go as far back as some so maybe there are others. But Newt winning on tuesday would be above the 2010 elections, above Bush beating Kerry in 04 or Gore in 00, above the 94 victory.

I think I might even be more excited if he wins on tuesday than I’d be if he were to beat Obama in the fall.

Who knows, there have been wild swings in the past week. I mean Romney went from -10 to +10 in a day or two.

That’s really the most amazing of all this. I never would have thought I’d be rooting this hard for Newt Gingrich of all people.


48 posted on 01/29/2012 8:26:01 PM PST by jeltz25
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RedMDer

That was a GREAT speech. Answered many questions for me.


49 posted on 01/29/2012 8:26:09 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC

It still may be a long shot. But I’ll say this. I don’t think any election victory would make me happier than to see Newt win on Tuesday. And I mean any and that includes general elections over dems. I don’t go as far back as some so maybe there are others. But Newt winning on tuesday would be above the 2010 elections, above Bush beating Kerry in 04 or Gore in 00, above the 94 victory.

I think I might even be more excited if he wins on tuesday than I’d be if he were to beat Obama in the fall.

Who knows, there have been wild swings in the past week. I mean Romney went from -10 to +10 in a day or two.

That’s really the most amazing of all this. I never would have thought I’d be rooting this hard for Newt Gingrich of all people.


50 posted on 01/29/2012 8:26:17 PM PST by jeltz25
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-321 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson