Rasmussen in FL: Gingrich 41, Romney 32

posted at 9:25 am on January 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The new Rasmusssen poll in Florida shows that Insider Advantage was no outlier.  Two weeks ago, Rasmussen had Mitt Romney up 22 points, but those days are just a distant memory now.  Today’s poll has Newt Gingrich up nine as he consolidates conservative voters — and more:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters, taken Sunday evening, finds Gingrich earning 41% of the vote with Romney in second at 32%. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum runs third with 11%, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul attracts support from eight percent (8%). Nine percent (9%) remain undecided. …

One-in-three (32%) say they still could change their minds before they vote in the January 31 primary. Another nine percent (9%) have no initial preference yet. Fifty-nine percent (59%) are already certain of their vote, including 73% of Romney supporters and 62% of Gingrich voters.

Rasmussen does have one piece of good news for Romney, but even that’s a disappointment:

Florida allows early voting, and Romney leads among those voters by 11 points. Gingrich leads by 12 among those who have not yet voted. Fourteen percent (14%) have already cast their vote.

Romney might have hoped for a 20-point lead in early voting, rather than the 11 points indicated here.  That’s not too large for Gingrich to overcome through the rest of the early voting, especially if he can maintain a double-digit lead.  Thanks to the new momentum, Gingrich may have already begun eating into Romney’s head start among early voters.

Gingrich also broke through on electability against Romney.  He now narrowly leads Romney on the question of being the stronger general-election choice for Republicans, 42/39.  Women give the edge to Romney, but now only by three points.  Very conservative voters choose Gingrich as the stronger choice against Barack Obama overwhelmingly, 56/24, as do evangelicals (43/31), Tea Party members (56/23), and nearly every income demographic except $100K+ (with a tie among $40-60K voters at 40% each).

On the issues, though, there is a curious split.  Gingrich gets the edge on national security by a wide margin, 54/23, probably due in part to his tough talk on, well, everything.  Republican voters trust Romney more on managing the economy, 45/30, and they tie on social issues at 30% each.  If this was supposed to be a cycle that was all about the economy, it’s remarkable that Romney isn’t doing better than Gingrich with a 15-point lead there and a tie on social issues.  Is national security really that much of a worry about Romney?

Finally, on character, it’s not even close.  Romney leads with 41% on having the best personal character, with another 30% backing … Rick Santorum.  Gingrich barely manages to avoid last place by scoring 11% to Ron Paul’s 10%.  So we have a candidate who gets beat by 15 points on the economy and 30 points on personal character, and he’s leading by nine points overall?  That’s a mighty puzzling profile, especially for Republicans in the 2012 cycle, and I wonder whether those oddities portend a momentum reversal in the eight days between now and the primary vote on the 31st.


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Flapjackmaka on January 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Good thing Gingrich is unelectable or I’d be worried if I was Romney.

dirtseller on January 23, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Mitt might pull a Hillary and cry tonight.

andy85719 on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Code Red.
Code Red.
This is not a drill.
All Mittbots report for duty ASAP.
I repeat this is not a drill.

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Sh#%

Flapjackmaka on January 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Pithy.

BacaDog on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Unfortunately my state doesn’t have a good voting record.

Dante on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Go Newt!

trailortrash on January 23, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Lets try this again…
The other thread turned to race and vegges :)

Electrongod on January 23, 2012 at 9:29 AM

O/T a tad!
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canopfor on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Bbbbbut it’s a Rasmussen poll. And everyone know Rasmussen is in the tank for Gingrich.
– bot

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Today’s poll has Newt Gingrich up nine as he consolidates conservative voters

That’s basically what’s happening. Unless Mittens was able to run the table through Florida(which clearly ain’t happening now), eventually voters were going to coalesce around a single not Romney alternative and it looks like Newt’s the guy. The question is what can Romney do about it? I suppose he can try the negative ad strategery like in Iowa, but it may be too late for that. If the Marianne Gingrich saga was unable to hurt Newt(not even with women voters), what’s Mittens gonna say about him in Florida that’ll shock the base into abandoning his campaign?

Doughboy on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

So we have a candidate who gets beat by 15 points on the economy and 30 points on personal character, and he’s leading by nine points overall? That’s a mighty puzzling profile, especially for Republicans in the 2012 cycle, and I wonder whether those oddities portend a momentum reversal in the eight days between now and the primary vote on the 31st.

Clearly, none of those things are as important to these voters as screaming at the media and getting drummed out of Congress are.

I mean, when you’ve got a chance to nominate a guy who has negative ratings firmly in the toilet, you gotta just roll the dice, right?

changer1701 on January 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

What? How can a guy who’s fat and has been divorced beat the guy who rightfully is next in line; I call foul.

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I wonder whether those oddities portend a momentum reversal in the eight days between now and the primary vote on the 31st.

dammit Ed. Big words n’ such….

**leafs furiously through dictionary….

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

hmmm, very interesting poll data.

It seems voters may be afraid that Romney won’t be tough enough against both the media and the president IMO. Romney is going to have to show some fire in the debates or he is in a world of hurt.

I’m hoping, for the sake of the election and the party that Gingrich gets hammered in the debate and things swing back. Gingrich is the most unelectable and would get crushed. I just can’t see a way for him to win the general barring some Obama flub of epic proportions.

Zybalto on January 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I like this choice. If we’re going to lose, we might as well get some entertainment value out of it.

Scozzafava for VP!

EddieC on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Lucky for Romney – the Personal Character Election is November 21, 2012…

Odie1941 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Romney’s strategy to expose the corrupt nature of Gingrich better work or he is toast. He’s already in the toaster and all that’s left is dropping him down.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

That’s a mighty puzzling profile, especially for Republicans in the 2012 cycle,

It’s not if you consider that Newt’s done a far better job tying Obama to the nation’s ills. This election is about Obama, and getting him out of office. Mitt, for one reason or another, has failed in demonstrating himself as the guy who wants Obama out of office as badly as we do. Newt has, whether its genuine or not. Thus the base may poll closer to Mitt on the “issues” but not on the “Issue” which is Obama.

Weight of Glory on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Coulter is right… It seems the that republican voters are more interested in scoring rhetorical points on Obama than actually picking a person who can win the election.

I supported Newt in November, thinking that bad Newt was gone forever. He returned with a Vengeance in the last 4 weeks. Nominating him now is like Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle all over again.

Critic2029 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

You know… I don’t have a horse in the race after Perry’s exit but I must say I am having so much fun.

I just love seeing the establishment/Mittbots in panic mode after waking up to the fact that Romney might not be the ‘inevitable’ nominee after all.

Gingrich has Perry to thank. Perry’s continued presence kept conservatives wavering and wondering whether to give him a second choice or not. His exit however made things easier because given a choice between Gingrich and Santorum – it’s a no brainer.

Now the race has quickly devolved into the anticipated Romney vs. Not-Romney earlier than Romney/Rove/GOP Establishment anticipated.

And Romney is now starting to feel the wrath of the 75% that are against him

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I mean, when you’ve got a chance to nominate a guy who has negative ratings firmly in the toilet, you gotta just roll the dice, right?

changer1701 on January 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Well, when you have an incumbent who has his own negative ratings firmly in the toilet, that’s what we call in politics–”a chance to pop some more popcorn!”

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

canopfor on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Off topic a tad? A TAD? From a chubster to abortion, that’s a tad? What the he1l is wrong with you?

Get out.

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Not a good week for the newbie Mittbots or newbie Obama plants. One or the other, often hard to tell. Either way, it’s pantie bunch time.

Coming soon from Mittbots …….. “Florida doesn’t matter.”

fogw on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

what’s Mittens gonna say about him in Florida that’ll shock the base into abandoning his campaign?

Doughboy on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

FREDDIE. MAC. GINGRICH.

Romney had this in the bag since Iowa. We’re going to take the WH!

Romney 2012

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

that’s volatile poll data…this whole cycle has been here today, gone tomorrow.

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Still a long way to go until the FL primary.

nicktjacob on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

-”3rd wife!! Couches!! Callista!! Something-Something!! True Conservatives!!”

-Mittbots

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Only if the supporters of the only corrupt politician in the race (which Gingrich himself has admitted) show up to defend him.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

This gets funnier by the day! Go Newt!

KeninCT on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Critic2029 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Hear hear!

We need decisiveness, proven leadership, the ability to reach across the aisle.

Mike Castle 2012

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Gingrich has Perry to thank.

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

This is true. I hope to see Governor Perry back out there promoting the states’ rights and holding feet to the fire. :-D

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

summation of the 2012 pres race: “Newts a womanizer! –Obama campaign”

Gingrich response: “Obama was smart enough to put his mistress in the Bahamas!”

tactics.

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Who knew screaming at the media was the answer to our prayers America?

msmveritas on January 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Wow, Team Romney ha got to be going nuts here.

One has to ask, if Romney is the MOST ELECTABLE, how come he keeps LOSING to the guy who is UNELECTABLE?

mitchellvii on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

This is what happens when you flinch before the brave new media (sorry, Mitt). Newt understands the nature and motive of his most formidable opponent in this contest (guess who) and rises to the unique challenge they pose. McCain couldn’t do it. Palin tried. Newt gets back up after he’s hit an floored and it counts for something.

RepubChica on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Coulter is right… It seems the that republican voters are more interested in scoring rhetorical points on Obama than actually picking a person who can win the election.

Critic2029 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Says Ann Coulter, who has tradmarked that tactic for the last 20 years.

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

It’s not if you consider that Newt’s done a far better job tying Obama to the nation’s ills. This election is about Obama, and getting him out of office. Mitt, for one reason or another, has failed in demonstrating himself as the guy who wants Obama out of office as badly as we do. Newt has, whether its genuine or not. Thus the base may poll closer to Mitt on the “issues” but not on the “Issue” which is Obama.

Weight of Glory on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

The problem is that Newt’s so far over the top that he can’t close the deal in the Fall. People might by that Obama has mishandled the economy, but –outside Hot Air and about a third of the Republican Primary voters, they’re not going to buy that he’s some kind of Marxist radical bent on destroying the very fabric of America.

He’s going to sound like homeless guy ranting on the street corner.

urban elitist on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

All Mittbots report for duty ASAP.
I repeat this is not a drill.

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Yes, please, PMSdeven is typing her poor fingers to the bome.

cozmo on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

MAYBEMITT= FINISHEDMITT mitts only hope is to have more money and organization which will totally disappear in the general.

rik on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Romney’s strategy to expose the corrupt nature ofGingrich better work or he is toast.He’s already in the toaster and all that’s left is dropping him down.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Wa wa wahahahahahaha!

tom daschle concerned on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Mitt might pull a Hillary and cry tonight.

andy85719 on January 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Glenn Beck was about to do that on the radio, but I had to run in to work so I missed it.

SouthernGent on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Well, when you have an incumbent who has his own negative ratings firmly in the toilet, that’s what we call in politics–”a chance to pop some more popcorn!”

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

They’re not nearly as bad as Newt’s are. People just don’t like him.

changer1701 on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

At the rate Mittens keeps attacking Newty,
me thinks,his polling numbers are going to
go down,exponential type of thingy!!

canopfor on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I supported Newt in November, thinking that bad Newt was gone forever. He returned with a Vengeance in the last 4 weeks. Nominating him now is like Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle all over again.

Critic2029 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

That is debatable.

However, comparing a Mitt nomination to those of Ford, Dole, and McCain is not debatable.

Gingrich at least has a chance against Obama because he doesn’t repel the base as much as Romney does.

Romney never had a chance against Obama.

The only thing I see working against Gingrich is that the 25% or so liberal types that we have in the GOP – Romney’s base – might very well opt for Obama rather than pull the lever for Gingrich.

But that doesn’t worry me so much. Most of them would have done so anyway just like they did in 2008 when McCain went up against Obama.

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Only if the supporters of the only corrupt politician in the race (which Gingrich himself has admitted) show up to defend him.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Quick! Spam the thread with “Newt is a LOBBYIST!!!” a couple hundred times!

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

With Romney we fail to win the presidency but keep the House and have a shot at the Senate. With Newt we lose all three.

Somebody in the White House is praising Allah right about now.

EddieC on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Just curious. Independents want the screaming to stop regarding immigration. So far as I know, Romney surprisingly is a shrill advocate for kicking all illegals out of the country and starting from scratch. He took that position to beat Perry over the head with it. I’ve never believed him, but I’ve always thought it unworkable.

Gingrich, however, actually seems to have a workable solution that, I think, will appeal to independents without giving away the store and allowing us to get run over by hordes of people who’ll immediately get folded into the Democratic party. Feel free to find the holes, but we’ve got to begin implementing a tough, fair, workable solution to an intractable problem.

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I have bad news for Romney followers. Once Santorum drops out after FL, most of his voters are going to go to Newt and Newt is already leading by 9.

Romney is finished.

mitchellvii on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

So we have a candidate who gets beat by 15 points on the economy and 30 points on personal character, and he’s leading by nine points overall? That’s a mighty puzzling profile

It’s not puzzling at all Ed. Newt’s surge has a lot to do with perceptions of Romney, Newt’s hitting back at actors who have hit us every day since 2008, and much less to do with Newt’s record.

Only Romney can save Romney, and primary voters are sending the strongest possible message to “get it”, which he can choose to listen or not.

The primary is not the time to run from the center.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

You know… I don’t have a horse in the race after Perry’s exit but I must say I am having so much fun.

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

That’s the way to look at it! Good for you.

cozmo on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Only if the supporters of the only corrupt politician in the race (which Gingrich himself has admitted) show up to defend him.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

-”3rd wife!! Couches!! Callista!! Something-Something!! True Conservatives!!”

-Mittbots

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

LOL. Right on cue.

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Says Ann Coulter, who has tradmarked patented that tactic for the last 20 years.

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Better IMO.

gh on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Nominating him now is like Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle all over again.

Critic2029 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Exactly. The “True Conservatives” would rather have 4 more years of Obama than not get their way. We got Harry Reid back because of them, we’ll get Obama too.

Priscilla on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

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canopfor on January 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Wish he was being noisier about the Obamacare/free contraception issue, free abortion is not far behind

neuquenguy on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

He’s going to sound like homeless guy ranting on the street corner.

urban elitist on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

That is a real possibility.

Weight of Glory on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

He’s going to sound like homeless guy ranting on the street corner.

urban elitist on January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Yeah, that Kenyan colonialist line and food stamp presidency thing are gonna play real well.

changer1701 on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Well, when you have an incumbent who has his own negative ratings firmly in the toilet, that’s what we call in politics–”a chance to pop some more popcorn!”

ted c on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Obama is viewed much more favorably than Newt. And Newt only takes it to him in ways that turn off non-base voters. Newt goes personal, Obama is disliked because of his incompetence. But most Americans believe that he has good intentions and is a positive individual. I know, i know that just burns your biscuits, but every poll shows that is the case. The worst way to beat Obama is to try and make it personal. It will thrill the base to frothy heights, but that’s all.

libfreeordie on January 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Can Gingrich win, maybe, but one thing is certain . . . in the debates he’ll eat Obama alive and spit him out. Unfortunately, Romney is just another milquetoast from the mold of McCain.

rplat on January 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Get out.

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Dude, its already been lost among all the mud slinging.

cozmo on January 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Nominating him now is like Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle all over again.

Critic2029 on January 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

O’Donnell is on team Mitt!

LOL

I wonder who Angle will endorse?

Fezzik on January 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

What is this “true Conservative” presumed insult that has become so popular at HA lately?

neuquenguy on January 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

The only thing I see working against Gingrich is that the 25% or so liberal types that we have in the GOP – Romney’s base women and independents might very well opt for Obama rather than pull the lever for Gingrich.

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

IMHO

EddieC on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Exactly. The “True Conservatives” would rather have 4 more years of Obama than not get their way. We got Harry Reid back because of them, we’ll get Obama too.

Priscilla on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Wahhhh wahhhh wahhh. My Mittie isn’t going to win. Wahhhh wahhhh wahhh,

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

When will Romney release his computer records as Governor?

social-justice on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Sadly I’ll have to vote for whichever slob the GOP puts up as the nominee, and since it WON’T be Oliver North or the Nuge, I’ll grit my teeth and drink a fifth after I leave the booth. At least Newt is willing to kick in the teeth of those leftists who need kicking.

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

-”3rd wife!! Couches!! Callista!! Something-Something!! True Conservatives!!”

-Mittbots

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

TIFFANY’S!!! TIFFANY’S!!! GREEK ISLANDS!!! ANTI-CAPITALIST!!! BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! CAKE!!!

/Generic Romney supporter

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Exactly. The “True Conservatives” would rather have 4 more years of Obama than not get their way. We got Harry Reid back because of them, we’ll get Obama too.

Priscilla on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Indeed. The ‘cut off the nose to spite the face’ wing is in full O’Donnell mode.

changer1701 on January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

-”3rd wife!! Couches!! Callista!! Something-Something!! True Conservatives!!”

-Mittbots

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

The difference between Mitt and Newt is that everyone knows Mitt is a moderate/liberal while Newt poses as a Conservative and then pretty much does what Mitt does. They vote the same, yet rhetoric is completely different. Newt is more dangerous to the Conservative cause.

Notorious GOP on January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Only if the supporters of the only corrupt politician in the race (which Gingrich himself has admitted) show up to defend him.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Naw, you nutballs are ranting on every thread. Heck, y’all have outdone the Palin nutballs.

cozmo on January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Look for Mutt’s flying monkeys to descend on Faux News in waves all week. It will be Rove, PeRINO, Coulter, over and over on every show.

james23 on January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

We tried the RINO, go along to get along, be nice to the media, be nice to the Democrats way in 1996 and 2008. How’d that work out for you all?

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Mittbots , you better start to cash your checks before Bane Capital liquidates Mitts campaign…

the_nile on January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Bishop and Punchenko, you guys should be in charge of the Romney PR team! :-)

Republican voters trust Romney more on managing the economy, 45/30, and they tie on social issues at 30% each. If this was supposed to be a cycle that was all about the economy, it’s remarkable that Romney isn’t doing better than Gingrich with a 15-point lead there and a tie on social issues. Is national security really that much of a worry about Romney?

Possibly has to do with the questions asked. I must admit, that is a very weird result. I would think, given Romney’s record, that Newt’s lead on the economy would be overwhelming.

Doomberg on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Dude, its already been lost among all the mud slinging.

cozmo on January 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Fun though, huh? Like the Palin threads all over again, nothing but blood and flying entrails.

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Here’s a good thing about Mitt Romney, if you appreciate a flip-flopper. He is a man for all sides.

bloggless on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I’m hoping, for the sake of the election and the party that Gingrich gets hammered in the debate and things swing back. Gingrich is the most unelectable and would get crushed. I just can’t see a way for him to win the general barring some Obama flub of epic proportions.

Zybalto on January 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Obama’s entire term has been a flub of epic proportions, as has Romney’s entire political career.

Spliff Menendez on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

-”3rd wife!! Couches!! Callista!! Something-Something!! True Conservatives!!”

-Mittbots

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

TIFFANY’S!!! TIFFANY’S!!! GREEK ISLANDS!!! ANTI-CAPITALIST!!! BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! CAKE!!!

/Generic Romney supporter

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Maybe I’m not so worried about Obama losing after all……

libfreeordie on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

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jbh45 on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Fishing for sharks.

gh on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Romney used the playbook of the left to attack Rick Perry on social security.

social-justice on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I have bad news for Romney followers. Once Santorum drops out after FL, most of his voters are going to go to Newt and Newt is already leading by 9.

Romney is finished.

mitchellvii on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Yeah, that’s what Mittens is probably fearing more than anything. If Newt doesn’t implode again, he’s gonna maintain this 35-40% support. We know Ron Paul’s got his 15% locked up. So that leaves Santorum getting around 15% or so most of which would likely go to Newt if and when he comes to realization he doesn’t have a prayer at the nomination and has no money left in the bank.

And God help Romney if Palin officially endorses Newt.

Doughboy on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

The establishment will be coming out with their knives

social-justice on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Mitt romney abdicated his duty as gov. He signed gun grabbed legislation in his utter contempt for individual liberty and the constitution. He might have a career as a kingmaker in the democrat party or as an analyst at msnbc, but he just isn’t that well liked enough to be elected to office again. Maybe he should write a book on capitalism and business…or maybe moose, I mean elk hunting. He just doesn’t have the character or intelligence to make it.

The damage is done. I can see kolob from my house.

tom daschle concerned on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Yeah, that Kenyan colonialist line and food stamp presidency thing are gonna play real well.

changer1701 on January 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM

There we go. “Kenyon colonialist” (I think you meant anti-colonialist) is another line of attack I’d like to hear Newt keep alive.

people don’t want an insane babbler with no self-control with his finger on the button.

urban elitist on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

At the rate Mittens keeps attacking Newty,
me thinks,his polling numbers are going to
go down,exponential type of thingy!!

canopfor on January 23, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Nope… not really.

Newt’s numbers went down the first time because the 75% that don’t want Romney were still shopping between him and Perry and Santorum etc…

With Perry’s exit from the race, things fell into place rather easily.

I have always maintained that the only heavy hitters in the race – despite polls – were Romney, Perry, and Gingrich. Santorum was buoyed by single issue social conservatives in Iowa.

Given a choice between Gingrich and Santorum – it’s a no brainer.

So we now have the last Not-Romney in the GOP primary – Gingrich – while Santorum will continue to go down into irrelevancy.

I doubt Newt’s numbers will go down significantly any time soon.

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

women and independents might very well opt for Obama rather than pull the lever for Gingrich.

TheRightMan on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

They opted for Gingrich over Mittens in SC.

And Mittens=Obama (except that Obama’s tax plan is more conservative) in the current race for the nomination.

mankai on January 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

What is happening from voters I talk to here is that they believe Newt is the only one who will take a sledgehammer and axe to what BHO has put into place and that the others would only nibble around the edges.

This is a hard push by the grassroots vs the establishment who have really been not in the favor of the average voter.

CommentGuy on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I’m actually for Santorum since I think sodomy and family values stopping sodomy will be the #1 issue in this election.

/Generic Romney supporter

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Do you honestly think Obama has been using this class warfare shtick, poor versus rich, for anything other than expecting and hoping Romney will be his opposition? Then he’s got the Romneycare hand grenade ready to throw too.

Newt is his worst nightmare. Don’t think so? Here’s a clue. Begala’s out there trashing Newt already. The snakes are just warming up and they have their fangs into Newt, not Romney.

fogw on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Quick! Spam the thread with “Newt is a LOBBYIST!!!” a couple hundred times!

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Admittedly adulterous corrupt insider failed lobbyist. And he’s fat too!

cozmo on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!

Teach the establishment GOP lesson!!

NickDeringer on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

TIFFANY’S!!! TIFFANY’S!!! GREEK ISLANDS!!! ANTI-CAPITALIST!!! BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! CAKE!!!

/Generic Romney supporter

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Romney should be praised for being a near billionaire. Yeay capitalism!! But if Newt buys his wife some bling or takes her on a vacation to Greece with his millions, he’s an unethical communist.

Romney can do whatever he wants with his money. Gingrich has to donate it all to charity or else the terrorists have won.

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Only if the supporters of the only corrupt politician in the race (which Gingrich himself has admitted) show up to defend him.

csdeven on January 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Mitt could very well be the most corrupt politician in the race, but we’ll never know since he had his minions furiously delete his Gov records as he slipped out the back door instead of face the voters again for reelection.

Spliff Menendez on January 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!
Lose with Newt!!

Teach the establishment GOP lesson!!

NickDeringer on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Your snark would be relevant had McCain or Dole won.

angryed on January 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Should we vote for the R who hates capitalism or the D who hates capitalism?

EddieC on January 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Glenn Beck is on my radio right now telling me Romney is the anti-establishment candidate who is *totally* hated by the likes of Bob Dole, John Sununu, John McCain, etc. etc. etc.

Punchenko on January 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM

libfreeordie on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

You shouldn’t be. When the best the establishment can come up with is Romney and the best the base can come up with is Gingrich, the GOP is screwed. The better candidates have all decided not to run this time. The real fight will be over Congress.

McDuck on January 23, 2012 at 9:47 AM

We cast our absentee ballots this morning. We waited for the S.C. Results to insure our votes would not be wasted. We are Non-Ron &anti-Romney Florida voters. Go Newt!

George on January 23, 2012 at 9:47 AM

gh on January 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

But so sweet and beautiful, like a northern Minnesota lake in June. I caught two within about 10 posts of each other a few days ago. I ate good that day….yessir I did.

Bishop on January 23, 2012 at 9:47 AM

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