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  • Optimus Wisconsin Poll: Trump 29, Kasich 27, Cruz 25

    03/28/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 114 replies
    Optimus ^ | 3/28/16 | Optimus
    Trump 29.437% Kasich 26.823% Cruz 25.084%
  • Free Beacon Poll: Cruz Expands Lead Over Trump in Wisconsin

    03/25/2016 3:58:30 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 151 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/25/16 | Lachlan Markay
    The Basswood Research survey of 500 likely Republican primary voters, conducted on March 19 and 20, shows the Texas senator leading Trump by 4.8 points, 36.2 to 31.4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trails with 20.8. Cruz’s lead expands dramatically in a head-to-head contest with Trump. If Kasich were to drop out before the primary, 47.8 percent of respondents say they would back Cruz, compared to just 36.2 percent for Trump.
  • Poll: Yes to more aggressive deportations, no to welfare, citizenship for kids of illegals

    04/07/2015 5:08:02 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 6, 2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday also finds Americans questioning spending tax dollars on government aid provided to illegal immigrants. A huge 83 percent said that anybody should be required to prove that they are "legally allowed" to be in the country before receiving local, state or federal government services.
  • Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 45%

    10/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 15 replies
    Ipsos/Reuters ^ | 10/9/12 | staff
    Washington, D.C. - Today’s data shows the candidates neck-and-neck, both on 45%. This is a two-point drop for Obama, and no change for Romney. We have also included data again today for candidate attributes, and the picture has changed since this past Saturday (10/6). For the last few weeks, Obama has dominated Romney on these characteristics; now, Romney leads not only on ‘A man of faith’ (29% Obama vs. 44% Romney) but also on ‘Can be effective in Washington (34% Obama vs. 38% Romney). In addition, the two candidates are currently within two points of each other on: Tough enough...
  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • Gravis Poll - Colorado (Romney 49%, Obama 45%)

    10/06/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 28 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    45.5%. What happened? In terms of the numbers, Obama saw a decrease of 4.4% among “Verylikely Obama” voters, an increase of 1.2% among “Likely Obama” voters, and a 1.1% decreasein “Somewhat likely voters”. On the other side, Romney saw a 0.2% decline in “Very likelyRomney voters,” a 1.3% increase among “Somewhat likely Romney” voters and a 2.7% increaseamong “Likely Romney” voters. Overall, it looks as if the debate shifted voters more away fromthe “very likely” category towards center. Interestingly, the percentage of “Undecided” wentfrom 4.3% to 4.8%.
  • Wenzel Strategies Ohio Poll (Romney 48%, Obama 47%)

    10/06/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 21 replies
    Wenzel Strategies ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    Romney has moved ahead of Obama by a single point, 48% to 47% with 5% yet undecided.
  • Poll: Apparent Slide for Obama Following Debate

    10/05/2012 9:31:37 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 23 replies ^ | 10/05/2012 | Steven Shepard
    A new poll shows a slight change in the presidential race immediately following Wednesday night's debate in Denver, with a 4-point lead for President Obama the day before the debate becoming a 1-point deficit the day after his uninspiring peformance. On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. -based Clarus Research Group surveyed 590 likely voters and found Obama leading Mitt Romney, 49 percent to 45 percent. On Thursday, Clarus found, in an identical number of interviews, that Romney had inched ahead by 1 point, 47 percent to 46 percent. Obama's support slipped by 3 points and Romney's ticked up by 2 points....
  • ARG Poll - Michigan (Santorum 36%, Romney 35%)

    02/27/2012 8:40:10 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    American Research Group ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum holds a slight lead heading into the Michigan Republican presidential primary. Santorum leads with 36% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 35%, Ron Paul with 15%, and Newt Gingrich with 8%. Santorum has lost 2 percentage points since a similar survey conducted February 21-22, 2012, while Romney has gained 1 percentage point. Romney now leads Santorum 38% to 37% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Gingrich with 11% and Paul with 9%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Santorum leads with 34%, followed by Romney with 30%, Paul with 25%, and Gingrich with 3%. Santorum leads Romney 36% to...
  • 2012 Michigan Republican Primary: Romney 38%, Santorum 36%

    02/27/2012 7:39:07 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    Front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a virtual tie with the former Massachusetts governor up by just two points as the Michigan Republican Primary race comes down to the wire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan, taken Sunday night, finds Romney will 38% support to Santorum’s 36%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remain far behind with 11% and 10% of the vote respectively. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Santorum Retakes Lead in Michigan (Santorum 37%, Romney 35%)

    02/27/2012 5:38:14 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies · 5+ views ^ | 2/27/12 | staff
    With a strong, successful push over the weekend to move conservatives, especially social conservatives, back to him, Rick Santorum has re-taken the lead in the latest Mitchell/Rosetta Stone Poll of Michigan conducted for MIRS (Michigan Information & Research Service) Sunday night. The two front runners are still in a statistical dead heat, although Romney (35%) has lost his lead to Rick Santorum (37%) while Newt Gingrich (9%) and Ron Paul (8%) are locked in a battle for third place. Eleven percent remains undecided.
  • Franklin & Marshall Pennsylvania 2012 Presidential Poll(Santorum 45, Romney 16)

    02/23/2012 10:28:22 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 11 replies
    REPUBLICAN PRIMARY •Rick Santorum 45% •Mitt Romney 16% •Newt Gingrich 9% •Ron Paul 7% •Other 1% •Don't know 22%
  • Georgia Primary: Gingrich 33%, Santorum 28%, Romney 20%, Paul 9% (Rasmussen)

    02/23/2012 9:42:03 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 38 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/23/12 | staff
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the Republican Primary race in his home state of Georgia. A new telephone survey of Likely Georgia Republican Primary Voters shows Gingrich with 33% support, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum at 28%. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney runs third with 20% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with nine percent (9%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Rubio went to a Mormon church as a kid

    02/23/2012 7:47:04 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/12 | maggie haberman
    From the Miami Herald, a little-known detail about Sen. Marco Rubio's personal story: When Marco was 8 years old and living in Las Vegas, the Rubio family attended a Mormon church for a few years. It's a tidbit just released by the publisher of his memoirs. It's also a piece of the history of Rubio, a rising party star and one of the best-known Hispanic officials in the GOP, that comes as a surprise. UPDATE: The incomparable Molly Ball points out via Twitter, "Rubio's cousin Mo Denis is Mormon D state sen. in NV." Rubio is a practicing Catholic. His...
  • 2012 Oklahoma Republican Primary (Santorum 43%, Romney 18%)

    02/22/2012 9:55:47 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 4 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/22/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum holds a two-to-one lead over his closest GOP rival in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Oklahoma’s Republican primary race. The latest statewide survey of Likely GOP Primary voters shows Santorum with 43% of the vote followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 22% and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 18%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws seven percent (7%) support. Just two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording
  • Tulsa World: Poll shows state Republicans favor Santorum (Santorum 39%, Romney 23%)

    02/20/2012 7:23:04 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 7 replies ^ | 2/12/12 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has surged to the front among Oklahoma’s Republican voters, according to a survey released Sunday. Santorum was the first choice of 39 percent of the 278 likely voters who said they planned to participate in the March 6 state GOP primary. Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, first in a survey conducted last fall, dropped to third, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who remained second. Romney, generally considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, was at 23 percent, followed by Gingrich at 18. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was at...
  • UT/TT Poll: Santorum Crushing GOP Hopefuls in Texas (Santorum 45%, Romney 16%)

    02/20/2012 5:27:44 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 194 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2/20/12 | Ross Ramsey
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has a commanding lead among Republican presidential candidates in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Santorum would get the votes of 45 percent of the respondents if the election were held today, according to the survey. The other three candidates in the GOP race — former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas — are clustered well behind. Gingrich got 18 percent, Romney received 16 percent and Paul garnered 14 percent.
  • ARG Poll Michigan (Santorum 37%, Romney 32%)

    02/17/2012 10:35:13 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 40 replies
    American Research Group ^ | 2/17/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum continues to lead the Michigan Republican presidential primary. Santorum leads with 37% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 32%, Ron Paul with 15%, and Newt Gingrich with 10%. Santorum has gained 4 percentage points since a similar survey conducted February 11-12, 2012, Romney has gained 5 percentage points, and Gingrich has lost 11 percentage points since the last survey. Santorum and Romney are tied with 35% each among self-identified Republicans, followed by Paul with 15% and Gingrich with 13%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Santorum leads with 40%, followed by Romney with 27%, Paul with 15%, and...
  • Rasmussen Poll Ohio (Santorum 42%, Romney 24%)

    02/16/2012 9:36:15 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/16/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to ride his polling momentum into Ohio where he leads Mitt Romney by nearly two-to-one in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Republicans in the state. The new statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Santorum picking up 42% of the vote to Romney’s 24%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws 13% support, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul picks up 10%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Rasmussen Poll National (Santorum 39%, Romney 27%)

    02/15/2012 9:30:10 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 123 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/15/12 | staff
    Follow the bouncing ball. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has now bounced to a 12-point lead over Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters finds Santorum with 39% support to the former Massachusetts governor’s 27%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich follows from a distance with 15% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with 10%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Just over a week...
  • (Rasmussen Poll) Michigan GOP Primary: Santorum 35%, Romney 32%

    02/14/2012 11:31:26 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/14/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, following his wins last week in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, has now jumped ahead of Mitt Romney in Michigan's Republican Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 35% of the vote to Romney’s 32%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 13% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 11%. Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Gallup Daily Poll (Santorum 30% (+3) Romney 32% (-2))

    02/13/2012 11:07:47 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 37 replies ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Mitt Romney Former Governor of Massachusetts 32 Rick Santorum Former Senator from Pennsylvania 30 Newt Gingrich Former Speaker of the House 16 Ron Paul U.S. Representative from Texas 8
  • Caucus-Win Coattails Propel Santorum into Effective Tie With Romney in California

    02/13/2012 10:14:35 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 43 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    4 months to the California Primary, but fresh after caucus wins in Colorado and Minnesota and in Missouri's non-binding primary, Rick Santorum draws to within a whisker of nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney, 33% for Romney, 31% for Santorum, effectively even, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KGTV-TV San Diego and KFSN-TV Fresno. Santorum leads Romney among seniors, among evangelicals, among pro-life voters, among Tea Party members, among those who say they are "very conservative," and in the Central Valley region of California.
  • Santorum moves ahead in Michigan (Santorum 39, Romney 24, Paul 12, Gingrich 11)

    02/13/2012 8:12:57 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 246 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum's taken a large lead in Michigan's upcoming Republican primary. He's at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich. Santorum's rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich. Santorum's becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support. Santorum's winning an outright majority of the Tea Party vote with 53% to 22% for Romney and 10% for Gingrich. He comes close to one with Evangelicals as well at 48% to 20% for...
  • Santorum surges into the lead

    02/11/2012 6:22:37 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 1 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/11/12 | staff
    Riding a wave of momentum from his trio of victories on Tuesday Rick Santorum has opened up a wide lead in PPP's newest national poll. He's at 38% to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul. Part of the reason for Santorum's surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney's favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point...
  • PPP Poll Missouri (tweet) Santorum 45, Romney 32, Paul 19

    02/06/2012 8:19:30 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 47 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/6/12 | staff
    PublicPolicyPolling@ppppollsReply Retweet Favorite · Open Missouri is Santorum 45, Romney 32, Paul 19
  • PPP Poll Minnesota (tweet) Santorum 33, Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Paul 20

    02/06/2012 8:04:13 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 101 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/6/12 | staff
    PublicPolicyPolling@ppppollsReply Retweet Favorite · Open Minnesota is Santorum 33, Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Paul 20. 35% still say they could change their minds though...
  • ARG Poll Arizona (Newt 32, Romney 32)

    01/27/2012 5:57:25 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 1/27/12 | staff
    Friday, January 27, 2012 Poll Watch: American Research Group Arizona 2012 Republican Primary Survey ARG Arizona 2012 GOP Primary Poll •Newt Gingrich 32% •Mitt Romney 32% •Ron Paul 12% •Rick Santorum 10% •Undecided 12%
  • Gingrich winning in Minnesota (Newt 50%, Mitt29% in head to head)

    01/25/2012 10:19:54 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 51 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 1/25/12 | staff
    Newt Gingrich has a large lead in Minnesota...for the moment. Our weekend polling there found him with 36% to 18% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Rick Santorum, and 13% for Ron Paul. If Santorum's out of the race by the time Minnesota's vote comes around it could work to Gingrich's further advantage. Santorum voters prefer Gingrich to Romney 44-20 if they had to pick between the two and overall Minnesota Republicans pick Gingrich 50-29 in a head to head with Romney.
  • Live Thread - NBC News/Tampa Bay Times GOP debate tonight on NBC

    01/23/2012 2:38:27 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 1,695 replies
    All four remaining GOP candidates have been confirmed for tonight's debate sponsored by NBC News, the Tampa Bay Times, The National Journal and the Florida Council of 100. The debate will take place at the University of South Florida in Tampa. This will be the first of 2 debates this week focusing on the Florida GOP primary on Tuesday, January 31st. Note the air times on the east and west coast. Television Air Time: Monday, January 23rd at 9pm ET, 8pm CT and 9pm PT on NBC Live Streams: (airing 9pm ET), National Journal, and Participants: Gingrich, Romney,...
  • Insider Advantage Poll - Florida (Newt 34, Mitt 25)

    01/22/2012 8:24:17 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 257 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/22/12 | staff
    Gingrich 34.4 Romney 25.6
  • Gingrich Gets Big Bump in Recent Florida Primary Poll

    01/22/2012 6:47:05 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 169 replies ^ | 1/22/1 | staff
    In the most recent poll, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got the big bump he needed from his victory in South Carlina and moved from his 19% to first place with 29%. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney picked up 2% of the undecided and came in second with 25%. Former Senator Rick Santorum ticked up a point finishing in third with 15%. Ron Paul, who intends to bypass the Florida Primary still polled at 7%. With the “Undecided” still at 23%, the fact remains anyone can still win in the winner-take-all Florida Primary.
  • Ohio Presidential Primary 2012 Date Changed

    12/17/2011 8:43:29 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 12/176/11 | Tara Dodrill
    The Ohio General Assembly approved a measure to combine the two scheduled 2012 primaries into a single date, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Yesterday House Bill 369 repealed the change to two primaries which would have pushed Ohio's 2012 Presidential primary into June. The change from the traditional "Super Tuesday" date was deemed necessary because the new political redistricting map was not yet approved. Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law, making March 6 officially the 2012 primary date, according to the Dayton Daily News.
  • Gallup: Gingrich Leads Romney by 20 Points Among Conservatives

    12/15/2011 1:11:20 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 32 replies ^ | 11/15/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia is leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential race by 20 points—41 percent to 21 percent--among self-professed conservatives, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday. By contrast, Romney is leading Gingrich by 10 points—27 percent to 17 percent—among self-professed liberals and moderates in the poll. The poll, conducted Dec. 5-11, surveyed 1,665 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered voters. Among all poll respondents, Gingrich led Romney 33 percent to 23 percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 9 percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 6 percent,...
  • Sheldon Adelson commits $20 million to pro-Newt Gingrich group

    12/15/2011 12:12:43 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/15/11 | staff
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is planning to direct $20 million to an outside group backing Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, multiple sources told POLITICO – the first answer to urgent pleas from allies to the former speaker’s long-time billionaire supporters. After leaving Congress, Gingrich cultivated a network of a few dozen uber-wealthy backers who poured tens of millions of dollars into a network of groups that helped him maintain a foothold in politics. Now, operatives supporting his presidential campaign are asking those same donors to write fat checks to a suite of new super PACs they hope can spend big on...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Newt double-digits over Romney nationally

    12/13/2011 4:12:46 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/13/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Newt Gingrich has opened a major lead nationally over Mitt Romney, who is still stuck in roughly the same place he has been throughout the year, according to new NBC/WSJ poll numbers. At the same time, Gingrich has real red flags for a general election, the survey found. In the GOP matchups, Gingrich is at 40 percent to Romney's 23 percent. Everyone else is in single digits - Ron Paul gets 9 percent, Michele Bachmann 8 percent, Rick Perry 6 percent, Jon Huntsman 5 percent and Rick Santorum 3 percent.
  • Gallup Daily National Poll (Gingrich 37, Romney 23)

    12/09/2011 10:28:09 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 41 replies ^ | 12/9/11 | staff
    GOP Ballot Support Gingrich 37% +3 Romney 23% -2
  • Newt Gingrich carries slight lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters in Michigan's Feb. 28 primary

    12/09/2011 9:31:01 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 47 replies ^ | 12/9/11 | Jim Harger
    GRAND RAPIDS – GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has pulled slightly ahead of favorite son Mitt Romney among voters likely to participate in Michigan's Feb. 28 presidential primary election, according to a poll released today. Gingrich was the choice of 30.75 percent of likely voters, passing Romney, the choice of 28.74 percent, according to the survey of Michigan voters likely to participate in the open primary, said John Yob, CEO of Strategic National, a Grand Rapids political consulting firm. BY THE NUMBERS Republican Newt Gingrich has a slight lead over Mitt Romney among Michigan voters likely to participate in the...
  • Fox News Poll: Gingrich Leads in GOP Voter Preference

    12/08/2011 3:55:48 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 25 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/8/11 | Dana Blanton
    Newt Gingrich is the clear front-runner for the 2012 Republican nomination -- and the biggest beneficiary of Herman Cain’s departure from the race. Mitt Romney, again, holds steady with about a quarter of GOP primary voters in his camp.A Fox News poll released Thursday shows Gingrich up 13 percentage points since mid-November. Cain suspended his campaign on December 3. In the latest snapshot of the race, Gingrich receives the backing of 36 percent of GOP primary voters. That’s up from 23 percent last month -- and is three times the 12 percent he had in late October. It also represents...
  • FL GOP Primary: Gingrich 22 Points Atop Romney, All other Candidates Irrelevant: (Newt 45, Romney 23

    12/08/2011 11:55:05 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 97 replies
    surveyusa ^ | 12/8/11 | staff
    8 weeks to the Florida GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich resoundingly defeats Mitt Romney, with no other candidates worth discussing, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 500 likely Republican primary voters conducted for WFLA-TV in Tampa. Gingrich gets 45%, Romney 23%, no one else is above 6%. * Among those who describe themselves as moderate, Romney leads 3:2. * Among those who tell SurveyUSA they are "very conservative," Gingrich leads 3:1. * Among Evangelicals, Gingrich leads 5:2. * Among members of the Tea Party, Gingrich leads 5:2. * Among pro-life voters, Gingrich leads 5:2. * Gingrich leads by 20 or more...
  • 11 Alive/Survey USA Poll Shows Gingrich With Majority Of Support From GOP Voters

    12/08/2011 11:01:08 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 81 replies ^ | 12/8/11 | Charlie
    •65% Newt Gingrich •12% Mitt Romney •5% Ron Paul •5% Michelle Bachman •4% Rick Perry •1% Jon Huntsman •1% Rick Santorum •6% Undecided Also Notable: The poll asked likely Georgia Republican voters about a head-to-head matchup between Gingrich and Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has led many polls until recently. Gingrich crushed Romney in that question. •73% Gingrich •18% Romney •9% Undecided
  • Gingrich leads Romney by 37 in N.C., 19 in CO. (PPP poll)

    12/06/2011 1:41:00 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 12/6/11 | Tom Jensen
    Newt Gingrich has dominent leads among Republican voters in both North Carolina and Colorado. In fact, Gingrich is the first candidate outside of his or her home state that PPP has ever found with an actual majority of the primary vote in any one state.
  • Newt up in Iowa (PPP Poll Gingrich 27 Romney 16)

    12/05/2011 7:34:50 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 61 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 12/5/11 | staff
    Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP's newest poll of Iowa Republican caucus voters with 27% to 18% for Ron Paul, 16% for Mitt Romney, 13% for Michele Bachmann, 9% for Rick Perry, 6% for Rick Santorum, 4% for Jon Huntsman, and 1% for Gary Johnson. Gingrich has gained 19 points since PPP's last poll of the race in early October. Also showing momentum are Paul whose support is up 8% and Bachmann whose support is up 5%. Romney has dropped 6 points since then with the other candidates mostly standing in place. Gingrich's rise to the top is...
  • Gingrich Will Be the GOP Nominee

    12/05/2011 8:18:11 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 81 replies
    open salon ^ | 12/5/11 | staff
    Newt Gingrich will be the Republican nominee for president. Why? Because Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and the GOP primary/caucus schedule favors a non-Mormon candidate. White Evangelical Christians are perhaps the strongest, most loyal constituency of the Republican Party. That is Romney’s greatest obstacle to the nomination. In a Pew poll conducted just before Thanksgiving, two-thirds of Evangelical Christians expressed the belief that Mormonism is not a Christian religion. In other polls, a significant majority of Evangelicals consistently express doubts that they would vote for a non-Christian for president. Romney = Mormon = non-Christian That same Pew poll, conducted shortly...
  • First post-Cain poll finds Gingrich holding double-digit lead nationally (Newt 37, Romney 23)

    12/05/2011 6:36:15 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 309 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/11 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich is benefitting from Herman Cain’s exit from the GOP presidential race, according to a Poll Position survey released on Monday. According to the survey of likely Republican primary voters and caucus-goers, which was taken after Cain announced his campaign’s suspension on Saturday, Gingrich took 37 percent of support of those surveyed, followed by Mitt Romney at 23 percent. Rep. Ron Paul came in at seven percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann at six percent, Gov. Rick Perry at three percent, and Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum with two percent each. That’s a five percent rise for Gingrich over the last...
  • Herman Cain, Rick Santorum Tear Up at Iowa Presidential Forum

    11/20/2011 7:55:48 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    abc news ^ | 11/20/11 | staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa — A gathering of religious conservatives in Iowa tonight turned into one of the most emotional moments of the 2012 primary season when two presidential candidates — Herman Cain and Rick Santorum — both fought back tears while telling personal stories about the most challenging moments in their lives. Cain, whose wife, Gloria, was in the audience, spoke about being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2006, stopping several times during his re-telling of the story to compose himself. “I can do this,” Cain said he told his wife moments after getting the cancer diagnosis from...
  • Cain Gets Emotional When he Talks About his Wife's Care for him During his Battle With Cancer

    11/20/2011 6:29:52 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/20/11 | Jennifer Jacobs
    It was Cain who got the tears flowing. The retired Georgia businessman, who noted that his wife of 43 years, Gloria, was with him, was overcome with emotion recalling the day he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Luntz quietly interjected: “Take your time.” “I said I wasn’t going to do this!” Cain said, light-heartedly berating himself. He continued: “It’s as bad as it gets, I will never forget before my wife and I were about to get in the car I said, I can do this…” Cain paused again. The audience was silent. “She said, ‘We,’ ” Cain finished,...
  • Cain Campaign Announces 800th Precinct Captain in Iowa-People Ready to ‘Put a CEO in the White House

    11/20/2011 12:52:31 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 18 replies ^ | 11/19/11 | herman cain
    Steve Grubbs, the Iowa Chairman for the Herman Cain for President Campaign announced today that the organizational effort in Iowa had reached a significant milestone: 800 precinct captains across the state. “Our entire grassroots team continues their sprint to the caucuses. On October 20th, the campaign started with 30 precinct captains and less than a month later, has successfully reached 800 precinct captains across the state,” said Steve Grubbs, Iowa campaign chair. “I want to congratulate Larry Tuel and his Des Moines staff for their herculean effort. People have wondered if four paid staffers could get the job done of...
  • Newt Gingrich crushes Cain, Romney, Perry and Paul in California PPP poll

    11/15/2011 4:38:55 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 198 replies
    The State Column ^ | 11/15/11 | staff
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has crushed pizza magnate Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas Congressman Ron Paul in a California Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters. With 33 percent of the votes, Gingrich is 10 percentage points in front of Romney and 11 percentage points in front of Cain. Gingrich is 27 percentage points ahead of Perry and 28 percentage points ahead of Paul. The California PPP poll is the latest evidence that Gingrich is benefiting from Cain’s trouble with sexual harassment allegations stemming from his tenure as head of...
  • Poll: Cain campaigning pays off in Tennessee

    11/14/2011 7:20:54 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/11 | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain's decision to devote time last month to a bus tour through Tennessee might be helping the candidate to build a Super Tuesday firewall, according to the latest poll from Vanderbilt University. Cain was the choice of 22 percent of likely voters, according to the poll, besting Mitt Romney by eight percentage points. Rick Perry rounded out the top three with just 8 percent of the vote