Skip to comments.Gingrich Collapses In Iowa, As Ron Paul Surges to the Front
Posted on 12/19/2011 8:38:13 AM PST by Grunthor
.....A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that Ron Paul has taken the lead in the Iowa caucus race, while Newt Gingrich's support is fading fast. A different Gallup poll still shows Grinrich still holding the lead, but slipping, while The New York Times has Paul in the lead as well.
Gingrich has seen his numbers in the PPP poll drop from 27 percent to 14 percent in just three weeks, while his favorability rating is now split at 46 percent for to 47 percent against, the worst of any candidate not named Jon Huntsman. That's quite a fall for someone who looked to be running away with the state and taking charge on the national level.
Mitt Romney has also seen his tick up slightly, putting him just behind Paul for second place. The poll measured voters who are planning to vote in the Republican caucus.
Perhaps the most telling secondary question was, "Do you think Newt Gingrich has strong principles?" Only 36 percent say that he does, but for Paul that number was 73 percent.
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Operation Chaos...is in full effect.
Ain’t buyin’ either.
I have a HUGE feeling Newt will win the nom in a landslide.
I saw a youtube of Newt from six weeks ago speaking in Iowa. He spoke for about three minutes about his absolute support of ethanol.
It was painful watching Newt twist his words trying to spin it as a conservative position. It was disgusting watching such pandering over such a Statist mechanism as ethanol.
“I am prepared for a SHTF scenario”
Ditto. Almost. I need a milk cow and solar panels.
thats not a choice...thats a death sentence for the USA.
Precisely. Obama is scared witless of Ron Paul for precisely that reason.
Perry may be surging a bit with the anti-Romney vote moving from Newt to Perry, but these are fluid voters who've moved around a lot from Cain to Newt already. The Ron Paul voters, once decided, don't tend to move around as much as any of the others, according to the polls.
When first I read “collapses” I thought he’d had a medical problem until I got to the second half of the sentence.
LOL! Just because Paul is a liberal doesn't mean he'll 'peel off' any leftist votes.
There's no chance that it would happen, but IF Paul would be the nominee, he'd make George McGovern's and Michael Dukakis's vote totals look good.
Unless you love Obama, you'd better pray that Ron Paul neither wins the nomination nor runs third party. In either case, Obama would win and the America we know and love would not survive.
If Gingrich is slipping in Iowa, that is no big deal, but if they have Paul at the top it pretty much makes Iowa irrelevant.
They are so far out of the mainstream as to be not worthy of even giving the Iowa vote a thought.
The totally ignorant conservatives in Iowa have turned to an anti-semite.
This entire thing makes me sick to my stomach.
But the attacks on Gingrich have been relentless, around the clock, and by every network.
Obama in his wildest dreams couldn't wish for a 'better' opponent than Ron Paul.
Fortunately, the support for Paul is so narrow and freakish and left-leaning that there's no chance in all the world that he would get the nomination.
I wish. Check out the RCP in #54.
My official for the record FR prediction. Romney, Newt, Paul, and Perry and Backman dead even for 4th
Those 2008 Iowa results
Huckabee 34.4 %
Morton Downey Junior “endorses” Ron Paul for President!
It’s at the end of the clip.
How long has Ron Paul been running for President?
IF this poll is even close to accurate, it only proves that the longknives have yet again accomplished their goal of removing a viable Republican candidate (Paul is the only one among the group who is NOT viable, nor Republican).