Skip to comments.GOP voters belie Gingrich’s claim to conservative mantle
Posted on 02/06/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by gitmogrunt
Newt Gingrich says he is the conservative choice in the 2012 presidential race, but five states into the campaign, Mitt Romney has won more self-identified conservative voters, according to an analysis by The Washington Times of entrance and exit polls.
Mr. Romney capped off that showing with a win in Nevada that included support from a majority of self-identified conservatives, a feat neither Mr. Gingrich nor the other two remaining candidates have been able to accomplish.
He may be more conservative than Romney, but that does not mean that he is winning over more conservative voters, said Mark Rozell, a political science professor at George Mason University. The primary voters are not aligning themselves solely on the basis of ideology. They are looking as well to electability, character, leadership ability, among other factors. So being to the right of the front-runner is not enough to convince conservative voters to pick a Gingrich.
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Funny that you said that because Byron York is just discussing that right now on FOX.
Voter turnout hasn’t been good. He says the negative battles are starting to take a toll on enthusiam.
In my state, it really doesn’t matter. Our primary is in May.
By then, we will probably know the lay of the land.
I sure hope you are right. I can’t bear the thought of another Obama term.
The low turnout is because people aren’t thrilled with the choices we have. When it gets super negative, it only makes the choices look even worse. LOL
Mittens is a Democrat. He's just registered as a Republican. A marriage of convenience, nothing else. Once the nomination is secured he will swing left and the truth will be revealed. My jaw dropped with the defense of the Individual Mandate, the class warfare arguments and (shockingly) the defense of auto-increase of the minimum wage. I sense thath is only just the tip of the iceberg.
I will hate seeing Obama win, but I will love seeing Romney lose.
GO NEWT GO—its about the survival of our country!!
Your comment on women voting with their hormones/fantasies is exactly how we got the kennedy mythology.
Stevenson had one more thing going against him; he was a plain label, uninspired stump.
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