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Newt Gingrich surges in national polls
Washington Post ^ | 01/23/2012

Posted on 01/23/2012 12:55:17 PM PST by Mount Athos

One week ago, Mitt Romney amassed a record 23-point lead in Gallup tracking polls. But in the latest poll released Monday, the former Massachusetts governor’s advantage has evaporated to a single percentage point among Republican-leaning registered voters. Romney now stands at 29 percent to Gingrich’s 28 percent.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: elections; florida; gingrich; newt; poll
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1 posted on 01/23/2012 12:55:24 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos
Trying to post a graphic, might not work:


2 posted on 01/23/2012 12:56:16 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson

Get your lists out!

WHOOOOOT NEWT!


3 posted on 01/23/2012 12:58:23 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Mount Athos

As a former Speaker of the House during historic change, Gingrich has a gravitas and national recognition that puts him above the other candidates. He also has high negatives and he has to appear very stable to chase away people’s doubts. Luckily for him, that usually is highlighted in the debates, where he can shine.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 1:00:18 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Mount Athos

Ann Coulter and the rest of the GOP elites on suicide watch!


5 posted on 01/23/2012 1:00:49 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Mount Athos

Face it—Newt is the Anti-Romney. Unless he says something stupid he might have a real shot at the GOP presidential nod.
Lets see how he does in the next two debates—The Liberal MSM will be gunning for him and have a bunch of questions for him—try to give him little face time—mostly will focus on Santorum and Paul -—Ignore the crazy fat man and hope he goes away—that or ask him such pointed questions they can be used to tear him down—Its up to Newt! Another standing O anbd he will win Florida.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 1:01:55 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: STARWISE; LucyT; DJ MacWoW; WVNan
National news release:

. Romney now stands at 29 percent to Gingrich’s 28 percent.

7 posted on 01/23/2012 1:02:30 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Mount Athos; TitansAFC; TBBT

ping


8 posted on 01/23/2012 1:03:21 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Mount Athos; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...

Woo hoo!!

Go, Newt!!

Go, Florida!!

Go, tea party!!

Rebellion is on!!


9 posted on 01/23/2012 1:04:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Mount Athos
Looks like the voters have finally settled on a single not-Romney candidate.

Go Newt!

10 posted on 01/23/2012 1:06:23 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Williams
Luckily for him, that usually is highlighted in the debates, where he can shine.

I completely agree.

11 posted on 01/23/2012 1:07:08 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Mount Athos

Boy, that really shows the triumph of truth and the conservative message over attack ads and negative smears.

(And nasty ex-wives powered by the impotent ABC News...)


12 posted on 01/23/2012 1:07:11 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Mount Athos

Yes! Go Newt!


13 posted on 01/23/2012 1:07:47 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: Mount Athos

I cheer on the ‘Anti-RINO/ESTABLISHMENT/COULTER/CHRISTIE’ clique, from behind ‘enemy RINO lines’ in New Jersey!


14 posted on 01/23/2012 1:08:03 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Mount Athos

GO NEWT!!!!!!!!!! Karl Rove and the machine are in full nuclear meltdown!

I was having lunch today with our D.C. lobbyist (four of us) and he asked the group is Newt to conservative to draw in the 20% of independents. I looked him straight in the eye and told him this conversation took place in 1979. He looked at me and shook his head.....check mate.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 1:11:00 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Mount Athos

Good news, all day, good news, all day.

GO NEWT GO.....


16 posted on 01/23/2012 1:11:26 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks for the ping lady! :-)


17 posted on 01/23/2012 1:11:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Williams

I would not be surprised if 0bama refused to debate Gingrich.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 1:14:17 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Mount Athos

Somewhat OT: Is tonight’s debate going to be televised or only streamed online? I can’t seem to find a TV listing anywhere.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 1:15:19 PM PST by KJC1
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To: DJ MacWoW

Did you see the thread that said Newt fire came from his ancestors. He’s a Gaelic Warrior

Mother a Doughtery (Tribe is from Donnagal)
Biological Father is a MacPherson

Step/adopted father a career military man.

Warm up the war pipes!


20 posted on 01/23/2012 1:15:58 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: All

21 posted on 01/23/2012 1:17:04 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Mount Athos

I’m trying not to get too excited before I have a chance to analyze Romney’s new campaign tactics during tonight’s debate, but...wow, you’re making this difficult. I honestly didn’t think it would be so easy to shatter the “electability” myth.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 1:17:11 PM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him too well.)
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To: Jim Robinson; TitansAFC; greyfoxx39; tcrlaf; Lakeshark; USS Alaska; Kaosinla; PSYCHO-FREEP; ...

WOO-HOO!

You called it, Jim, “Rebellion is ON.”


23 posted on 01/23/2012 1:17:34 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: hoosiermama

Yup. I saw it.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Mount Athos

I hope to God that we are aseeing a full blown romneygeddon!

Perhaps there is hope afterall...


25 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:38 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Jim Robinson

I shoulda asked to be Pinglisted a long time ago.... :)


26 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:56 PM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: forgotten man
It won't matter, because Mr. Gingrich is committed to showcase the differences. It is the only way to sway suffcient numbers to abandon zero, and vote FOR Mr. Gingrich.

If zero refuses, Mr. Gingrich will most likely roll tape of zero's latest bull, then refute it, for 90 minutes.

At first no one will watch because the LSM will not carry it.

Then as it spreads, even the LSM will be forced to play clips until it becomes the thing catch on the tube.

At that time zero will be unable to dig his way out, even with good lighting, professional makeup artists, favorable questions, and static broadcast during Mr. Gingrich's replies.

27 posted on 01/23/2012 1:22:42 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim , can you please pout me on the ping list.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 1:25:44 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Mount Athos

Butt Mitt is “Electable(WHINIEST VOICE)”!


29 posted on 01/23/2012 1:26:00 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Lazamataz

Beware the fury of a patient man... and a patient nation.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 1:26:41 PM PST by txhurl (Sup dude?)
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To: hoosiermama
Santorum needs to get out now. Newt is clearly the one to win and fix this mess.

The National polls are always about a week or more behind the faster, State primary polls. Romney is headed back to his usual 24%, while Santorum will soon run out of money and support, especially since he does not have the money or the organization to get in on the other states. He can't go much longer. We will soon see Santorum in single digits again before the week is done.

Which leaves Newt to go into steady 40% territory again and stay there. With the debates getting better and sharing record numbers of people watching, Newt will shine brightly in the hearts and minds of the hungry electorate. And I dare the MSM and Romney to try attack Newt on stage again. Romney will do his usual cowardly approach and stab Newt in the back again, but the electorate will not like him for it.

GO NEWT!

31 posted on 01/23/2012 1:27:13 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Mount Athos

Was just watching Cavuto and his guests attacking Newt and preaching how he can’t win a national election. What is it with these morons, that they just don’t get it? Newt won S.C. on electability. They said women would be turned off to him and he won the women’s vote (granted it was a Republican election). I am totally confident Newt will win over independents and some democrats, not to mention Republicans will enthusiastically turn out for him.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 1:27:51 PM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT/PERRY or NEWT/SANTORUM or NEWT/PALIN 2012!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Gallup theoretical match-up on the Gallup website:
O. 50 Romney 48
O. 50 Gingrich 48...

Hmmm doesn't seem to fit with the GOP establishment screed....
33 posted on 01/23/2012 1:28:49 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: going hot

Exactly! All Newt has to do is play select zero youtubes, and respond to those!

Zero, did you want to fail in absentia or live?


34 posted on 01/23/2012 1:30:12 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Williams

We should remember that some of our younger members may not have been around or paying attention when that was going on, and think he’s just bragging or trying to take credit like Gore for the internet but... Newt Gingrich was the FACE of the Contract For America movement. It was HIS BABY and with it, the Republicans SWEPT the House of Representatives, and if I’m not mistaken, maintained control for 12 years, until 2006.

I’ve thought G was a terribly effective politician, a special one. I thought Clinton vs. Gingrich in 1996 would have been the fight of the century, but it didn’t happen. So, I’m surprised to see him there now, but early on, before he announced, I had a feeling that if he got in there he would have a plan to get the nom and that he would be very difficult to beat.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 1:31:32 PM PST by ichabod1 (Mr. Gingrich)
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To: Mount Athos

RINOS can run, but they can’t hide.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 1:31:47 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: onyx
WHOO-HOOO (DOUBLE-DOUBLE!)
37 posted on 01/23/2012 1:31:55 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just stunning ..I am thrilled.

GO NEWT!


38 posted on 01/23/2012 1:32:24 PM PST by MEG33 (Remembering Pam..)
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To: txhurl
Yep, we're running out of patience.
Some smart guy once wrote:

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

39 posted on 01/23/2012 1:32:34 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: going hot

In fact, why wait, Newt? Start debating youtubes of zero in your ads! Take it to the street!


40 posted on 01/23/2012 1:32:50 PM PST by txhurl
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Keep RIck and Paul in as long as they are the candidates running against Willard in VA and the other state Newt didnt qualify for.

Rick should keep attacking Willard’s non-conservative position setting up a good cop/bad cop with Newt.

The MSM is trying it’s best to destroy Newt. Newt needs to take their and Romney issues and address them head on...For example Mitt keeps saying Newt was a lobbyist. A small voice from the back of the crowd challenged him this AM saying “Don’t lobbiest have to register?” Newt can pick up on this saying Mitt has absolutly no knowledge of how DC works and would be in the same position as BhO.

Romney is telegraphing his attack issues. Newt’s professor background will take these issues, and point by point destroy Mitt. It’s the same model that Cain was explaining on how to solve a business problem.


41 posted on 01/23/2012 1:37:29 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Cato in PA

If I had to guess, I bet Romney pounds Gingrich tonight on his supposed lobbying and call him an insider and blame him for economic problems. I think that will be his theme.

But, I am sure Gingrich will be prepared for that. Hopefully no actual surprises.


42 posted on 01/23/2012 1:41:56 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: hoosiermama
Well, looks like Newt is surging. I have always liked him but was hoping for a Santorum/Newt ticket. Newt will certainly humiliate Obama in a debate and that will be fun.

Anyone here care to second a Newt/Santorum ticket.

43 posted on 01/23/2012 1:45:27 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: going hot; onyx; Syncro

You got that right. If Obama refuses to debate, Gingrich will set up and empty chair with an empty suit representing Obama and pound away at him.

But Obama will not refuse. He’ll come in overconfident, smug and stupid, thinking his superior intellect and Marxist dreams can outwit and crush the inferior, out of touch, “right-wing extremist” Newt Gingrich. None in his circle has ever dared tell Obama that he’s full of shinola and actually nothing more than a useful idiot, and, of course, he’s never doubted his great oratory and debating skills and has never suffered self doubt. Newt will tear Obama a new one and expose his Marxist plans for America and the damage he’s already inflicted on us!!

No way in hell will Obama be allowed a second term to continue his destruction of American Liberty!!

Newt is the one to bring him down!!

Go, Newt!!


44 posted on 01/23/2012 1:47:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: KJC1

“Somewhat OT: Is tonight’s debate going to be televised or only streamed online? I can’t seem to find a TV listing anywhere.”

NBC WILL SHOW IT IN PLACE OF “FEAR FACTOR” TONIGHT.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 1:47:07 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: JaguarXKE

And we haven’t even had any FL debates yet. Lol. They’re ALL going to be on suicide watch by this time next week.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 1:47:22 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: forgotten man

Yes Obama will avoid the debates as much as possible. Problem for him is, there will be great pressure to do 2 or 3. Then again, if Obama is behind he may need to debate.

OTOH Obama loves to hear himself talk, thinks he has been a great president, and thinks everyone else loves to hear him talk.


47 posted on 01/23/2012 1:48:57 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Lazamataz
I shoulda asked to be Pinglisted a long time ago

So we now know that Laz would ping it.
48 posted on 01/23/2012 1:53:25 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Marcella

Thank you! :^)


49 posted on 01/23/2012 1:56:54 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Cato in PA
I honestly didn’t think it would be so easy to shatter the “electability” myth.

As soon as Romney
Is not inevitable,
He drops like a stone.

50 posted on 01/23/2012 1:58:39 PM PST by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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