• Newt Gingrich Has Double-Digit Lead on Mitt Romney

    Republican voters have now pushed Newt Gingrich — the latest non-Mitt Romney candidate – way out in front of the GOP pack nationally, a full 15 points ahead of the longtime Mitt Romney candidate, Mitt Romney.

    This really shows the Republican base's dedication to their core ideals of alienating everybody else in the entire country

    Newt Gingrich leads Mitt Romney 37% to 22% in Gallup's inaugural Daily tracking of Republican registered voters' preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, with all other candidates in the single digits…

    This initial Daily report confirms that the Republican race has shifted once again, with former Speaker of the House Gingrich this time rising to the top of the GOP list. This is the latest in a series of front-runner changes that have marked the Republican nomination battle as one of the more volatile in the recent history of presidential politics. At various points since the field largely took its current shape in August when Rick Perry entered the race, Gallup polls have shown Perry, Cain, Romney, and now Gingrich as the leader or tied for the lead for the Republican nomination. Earlier this year and late last year, Gallup polls showed Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, and Sarah Palin — all of whom eventually declined to run — leading or tied for the lead.

    Andy Warhol truly was onto something when he said that everybody would have their fifteen minutes of being the Republican frontrunner.

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    Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Polls, Primaries, Republicans


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