Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney seesaw in South Carolina, New Hampshire polls
Posted on 11/22/2011 12:12:05 PM PST by TBBT
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Geezus. If Romney or Newbie is the only two left standing, then I guess I am missing the election. I have NOTHING for either of them, they don’t believe in anything that I believe in, both are RINOs in my opinion, Newbie has tons of baggage WHICH the leftist MSM will blast the airways with this garbage if he is the one. You will hear daily about his baggage. The message will be totally lost. And I refuse, flat refuse to vote for Romney. PERIOD.
Who is Kellyanne Conway?
Talk about push polling. According to this not only is Newt the break away front runner, he is also the favorite "2nd choice" of the same people who picked him as their 1st choice.
The numbers from Kellyanne Conway's Polling Company show Gingrich getting 31 percent, while Cain gets 17 percent and Romney gets 16 percent. No other hopeful cracked double digits (Rick Perry was the closest, with 6 percent).
In the second-choice balloting there, Gingrich did best, 22 percent to Cain's 18 percent, and Romney's 16 percent. Perry is in fourth place, at 12 percent, among "second choices."
Good. Just stay home then.
Which tells me that this is paid for by a campaign.
With those two choices, there will be a lot of people writing in or staying home.
“With those two choices, there will be a lot of people writing in or staying home”. Sharp move. Another reason why the pubs truly are the stupid party.
Mitt the stuttering boob against Newt, the most clear-spoken candidate.
I'm probably in the minority on FR, but I agree with you and rank Newt below Romney. They're both RINO sellouts who know how to talk conservative but suck up to liberals and would drive over their own grandma to get votes. The main difference is Romney is much more personable and has far less scandals. Voters can't stand Newt regardless of how effective he is at debating. Pretty much if we nominate Newt, we guarantee Obama a second term.
I can’t believe we are about to nominate Newt fricking Gingrich and he is probably the best choice. I will need to be convinced not to either sit this one out or vote for a 3rd party. I am sure as heck not excited.
“There’s no doubt the Newt Gingrich surge is real, and it’s apparently spreading to South Carolina - with new private polling showing the former House Speaker leading Mitt Romney and Herman Cain, another southerner, by a 2-to-1 margin.”
Thing are looking good, very good.
I’m looking forward to poll updates, now that Huckabee has decided that he wants to be Romney’s little friend.
Personally, I think Newt is miles ahead of Romney, who would be my vote only as the last man on my side of the ticket. ABR, but after that, it's ABO. And, yes, that includes Newt.
Judging by anti-Obama gear sales, I don't think any Republican will lose to the tyrant.
You mean other than Obama thanking Mitt for Romneycare as the blueprint for Obamacare ... nah, that will never come up in the campaign.
BTW, Mittens is NOT a good debater (go back to 2008 for proof). He is the only candidate that has gotten the velvet glove treatment from the press so far, which is why he appears to be “good”. Thing about the velvet glove is, it is removed in the general election. Newt has already shown he can battle the “iron fist” ... Mittens has not.
I predict that Newt will stumble on cue.
But you know that Obama is going to pull out all the stops on this one...it'll be the dirtiest, most dishonest campaign in the history of the country. If Obama loses, he'll probably have to leave the country to avoid indictment.
As Chris Rock summed up Obama's second term (which will begin with the campaign)..."He's gonna go gansta! We don't want justice...we want retribution!" (I paraphrase).
To cure the pain, vote for Herman Cain. Don’t let Fox and the media tell you who the “best” candidate is.
I'm saying since Newt supported the same individual mandate, there's no gain for choosing Newt over Romney on that score.
I took it to mean that Newt is the second choice for most Cain and Romney supporters.
That’s ridiculous. Did Romney bring a GOP majority to Congress, or balance the budget for 4 years?
I am OK with Newt. Still mostly leaning Cain but with Newt rising, so to speak.
I agree about Romney. I’ll never vote for him. He governed as a leftist.
I disagree about Gingrich. I will vote for him. He governed as a conservative.
It’s that simple. Gingrich has all the conservative positions, and when in power, he governed according to those conservative positions.
He will get my vote over Obama.
Romney will not because he is simply more of Obama.
I don’t buy this poll. Does KEllyAnn believe Newt is really up that much in SC? It is out of touch with other polling done in SC. Neither Cain nor Romney ever had that type of lead when they were “surging”. I just don’t buy this poll unless others come out to vindicate it.
To her credit, she does try to stay independent, though.
If her polling says Romney is down bad in SC, the state to decide every GOP nominee, it is VERY bad news for Mitt. The worst news for him is that even SHE shows Mitt faltering badly in NH.
That was a long time ago. Newt is NOT what he was 15 years ago. He has turned into a political chameleon who has sold out the conservatives of the party time and time again in recent memory.
For crying out loud read up on the man. The evidence is everywhere...The NY state election, The ad with Pelosi, his support for single payer mandate with healthcare and his own book on environmentalism and his support for the left wing causes on global warming!
On this page, off to the right, theres a link to the full one-hour interview of Newt by the NH Union Leader. He did well.
Hmm...when she was Kellyanne Fitzpatrick she was Newt's pollster.
Fine....and the best way to start is to listen to what Newt Gingrich says instead of relying on what the media says Newt Gingrich says.
“He governed as a conservative.”
Newt never governed.
He was a “speaker”.
God help us if we choose Newt and there are some Brett Favre or Weiner-style text messages revealed next year. You just never know with the Republican Bill Clinton.
Yes, they are the stupid party. They are doing their best to force their establishment or overly moderate choices as the only ones “who can win”.
I’ve already seen Newt in power once. That was enough for me. Your mileage may vary.
The only reason you got to see Newt in power is because he orchestrated the 1994 Republican Revolution.
The Speaker of the House is in control of the House. The Constitution says “The Speaker and other officers.” Therefore, the Speaker is the LEAD Officer of the House.
And officers OFFICIALLY lead. In the case of the Speaker, he is the presiding officer.
“The Speaker’s powers and duties extend beyond presiding in the chamber. In particular, the Speaker has great influence over the committee process. The Speaker selects nine of the thirteen members of the powerful Committee on Rules, subject to the approval of the conference of the majority party. (The leadership of the minority party chooses remaining four members.) Furthermore, the Speaker appoints all members of select committees and conference committees. Moreover, when a bill is introduced, the Speaker determines which committee shall consider it. As a member of the House, the Speaker is entitled to participate in debate and to vote but, by custom, only does so in exceptional circumstances. Ordinarily, the Speaker votes only when their vote would be decisive, and on matters of great importance (such as constitutional amendments).”
So, yes. Speakers govern the House of Representatives, a terribly difficult job of leading powerful independent men and women. Like herding cats.
Now that is downright funny ... you think that Newt is as susceptible as Mittens when it comes to Obamacare ...
Mittens gets his head handed to him on a platter on Obamacare with NO way out, and Obama can cite him as the inspiration for it.
Newt gets a single question, which can easily be handled (we looked at it as an option in the 90’s when we were forced to try to address HillaryCare, it did not pass muster ... )
The 2 are not in the same league.
Its going to be a lot easier to vote for Newt than it was for McStain. In fact Newt or Herman either one.
That's not what I said. I said he supported the same thing as Romney, which is true. Of course, if I'm not mistaken, Newt favored the individual mandate at the federal level, which is worse than Romneycare, and worse than what Romney is proposing.
I am saying Newt on policy is just as bad and in some cases worse than Romney. Whether or not he is susceptible depends on how badly the Tea Party wants to let Newt pull the wool over their eyes.
When we mention that Perry was a Democrat 20 years ago, its supposed to matter, but when we say that Newt made some great accomplishments 15 years ago, it doesn’t?
Newt didn’t accomplish all that much. Those balanced budgets were phony, for starters. The increase in revenues was a Greenspan bubble and a tech boom, not any real hard choices by government. And in the end, Newt got PWNED by Slick Willie and lost the speakership.
We still have an open primary so the Dems could give it to Mitt if they are properly organized—yet we also have a very large social conservative black population who may want to fix the mistake they made with Obama by voting for a real American black man this time.
Regardless, on January 21, 2012, we will elect the next President of the United States.
Name someone who has done more. Anyone??
This is BS. I live in SC. This state is in the Cain column. Had to do some real creative statisticsl “analysis” to come up with that crap. SC is a Bible Belt state, for God’s sake. Doing religion here is a highly competive endeavor. Churches and synogogs abound which a of of people attend church/synogog, go to Sunday School and support local charities regualrly.
This poll wants me to believe all these religious folks will just ignore Newt’s three marriages—not to mention all the other RINO stuff he’s engaged in and not to mention his foundation being paid for global warming conslulting to the AOnada regime.
As for Romney—there is no one in the South in his/her right mind that will vote for anyone who supports Onada/Romney care.
Actually, I won’t stay home. I will vote for the other people on the ticket. ESPECIALLY ALL THOSE GOOD CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES THAT WE HAVE BEEN ELECTING HERE IN ALABAMA. You want Romney, you can have Obama lite all you want. I will not vote for him. You have your choice and I have mine. So you use yours.
The individual mandate is just one component of Obamacare, and the balance of Obamacare and its similarities to Romneycare there is no equivalence between the two.
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