What’s up with Newt Gingrich? Gallup’s daily tracking poll, for one thing

posted at 7:10 pm on February 29, 2012 by Tina Korbe

While Mitt Romney continues to rack up delegates, each of the other three GOP candidates must still be able to see a path to the nomination for himself. Otherwise, they’d drop out, right?

For Newt Gingrich, that path runs through Georgia and — he hopes — Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and Oklahoma.

Gingrich predicted during an appearance at the Georgia Statehouse that he will win the state’s contest. Georgia is one of 10 holding primaries and caucuses next Tuesday and Gingrich predicted he’d “win it decisively.”

“That is the key building block that we have to have to move forward in the presidential campaign. Georgia really does matter,” Gingrich said. He was joined by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and a few dozen legislators, but took no questions from reporters.

The former House speaker has made clear he needs a win in Georgia on Super Tuesday, but has stopped short of saying a loss would force him from the race. He told CNN on Tuesday that “we unequivocally have to win Georgia.”

Betting on the South, Gingrich skipped primaries in Michigan and Arizona – both won by Mitt Romney – to save money and focus on delegate-rich states that vote with Georgia on March 6, including Tennessee, Ohio and Oklahoma.

Gingrich has a comfortable lead in Georgia; the RCP poll average puts him nine points ahead of his competitors in his home state. He doesn’t, however, fare nearly so well in the other states he’s supposedly targeting. In Ohio, for example, Gingrich polls at an average of 18 percent, behind Santorum’s 34.3 percent and Mitt Romney’s 26 percent. In Tennessee, Gingrich polls in fourth place, according to the Vanderbilt poll. Oklahoma looks similarly unconquerable for Gingrich.

Yet, today, Gingrich has at least one bit of poll improvement to tout: His Gallup support rating jumped two points today. With his personal life out of the limelight and his ideas about energy policy front-and-center, at least a few folks apparently have remembered Gingrich ain’t all bad.

Newt Gingrich has engineered two comebacks already. Is a third out of the realm of possibility? Never say never.


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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!

NEWT GINGRICH.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

Jailbreak on February 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

h/t Seven Percent Solution

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Sure. The problem is that every comeback is going to be short-lived because what is engineering them is the fact that voters have very short memories. As soon as the attention of the public is focused on him, people will remember why Gingrich is indeed “all bad” and his numbers will crater again.

This is terrible news for Santorum though. He probably won’t even make Super Tuesday as the ABR flavor of the month.

joana on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

…Hang in there Newt !!!

KOOLAID2 on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Ya beat me to it.;)

predator on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

GO NEWT!

tom daschle concerned on February 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

If “Callista and I” weren’t on the Michigan ballot, Santorum probably would have won.

As much as I loathe Romney, I’d prefer him to “Mr. Amnesty.”

bw222 on February 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

This is terrible news for Santorum though. He probably won’t even make Super Tuesday as the ABR flavor of the month.

joana on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Every single thread with the Santorum stuff. You’re like a jilted ex-girlfriend. It’s kind of…creepy.

BakerAllie on February 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

When Mr. Gingrich told that “tree” stem-winder yesterday, I kept wondering what its height was.
:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

Jailbreak on February 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!

JAILBREAK.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!

KOOLAID2 on February 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

An article from Tina that was balanced and even somewhat complimentary toward Newt, in a backhanded way. Who stole Tina’s WordPress username and password???

Random on February 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Jailbreak

Speaking of jailbreak in a different context, I just did that to my iPhone. SO worth it.

Random on February 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

lets see Newt goes from 14 to 16. Santorum drops 2 points.

definitly worth its own thread on HA.

lol

gerrym51 on February 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Every single thread with the Santorum stuff. You’re like a jilted ex-girlfriend. It’s kind of…creepy.

BakerAllie on February 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

She just does what media matters tells her to do.

tom daschle concerned on February 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

My prediction: it’s going to be Newt. He may be a little slow getting going, but Santorum is getting weighed down, the Establishment is getting nervous about Mitt and the Death Star won’t be able to do as much damage from here on out.

The south will be the key and when/if Santorum drops out. I hope Newt rises in the polls enough to do well on Super Tuesday and gain some momentum. Anyway, I hope at least Santorum or Newt drop out before it’s too late to stop Mitt.

Galadriel on February 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Still hoping…

davek70 on February 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

c’mon Tina. 2points for Newt? That’s called margin of error.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

2 more big ones and we’ll be havin’ Breakfast at Tiffany’s…er, wait.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

It seems everyone whines about ABR when it’s actually ABG the media is spinning, not Newt, anyone but Newt no Newt’s done….

I say, Why Not Newt? He has 3 things going for him, he’s not Romney, he’s not Santorum, he’s not Paul…..so there’s that.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

zillionth look at Newt?

DavidW on February 29, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Ode to Newt that I think applies quite well:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king

The ‘deep roots’ part is so apropos to Newt.

Of course this is Tolkien‘s work.

HopeHeFails on February 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Super Tuesday is huge for Team Gingrich..:)

Dire Straits on February 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Newt is the best we have in this primary, but I don’t know how he can get back in. Mitt flat out sucks, and is not even conservative.That is a fact even though I actually am kind of warming to him on a sympathy level. He will not be POTUS. Santorum is very likable but he just cannot zip it up per his mouth. Nobody really wants to hire a nanny even if his heart is in the right place. Newt knows his stuff,and is an excellent spokesman with great ideas. He just needs to lose the grandiosity, and the notion that he needs to fix everything in the world.

Southernblogger on February 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

2%? Is there a lack of political news to report on tonite?

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

In lieu of the usual favorable Ron Paul article from the writers of HotAir- a favorable Newt Gingrich article.

The Nerve on February 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Newt!

NbyNW on February 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Actually, it just occurred to me that if it came down to a choice between Santorum and Gingrich for the nomination, I would actively campaign for and contribute money to Newt. Thank goodness there’s Romney.

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Newt’s going to stay in until the Moon primary. He loses that and he’s in trouble.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The merry-go-round of the “not Romney”. The ABR crowd learns serial one night stands from BJ Clinton.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Actually, it just occurred to me that if it came down to a choice between Santorum and Gingrich for the nomination, I would actively campaign for and contribute money to Newt. Thank goodness there’s Romney.

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Yep that’s what helps Romney in the primary, he’s got Santorum to make him look attractive. I would vote for Romney before Santorum, and I am no Romney fan.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Thank goodness there’s Romney.

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

He is doing a great job of campaigning on every side of every issue. He learned how to campaign and pander at John, effing, Kerry’s knee.

tom daschle concerned on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Is there a lack of political news to report on tonite?
BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

The HA writer-gang is much to young to remember the late Davy Jones. Would be okay to have a R.I.P thread to “monkee” around in, though.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The merry-go-round of the “not Romney”. The ABR crowd learns serial one night stands from BJ Clinton.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

This thread isn’t about Romney. As I pointed out up the thread the real overlooked phenomena is the Anyone But Gingrich crowd it made of up the entire media. ABG, and the thread baiting in this thread about Gingrich, proves my point.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The merry-go-round of the “not Romney”. The ABR crowd learns serial one night stands from BJ Clinton.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Oh, look, there you are again! I went from hoping Palin would run straight to supporting Gingrich. There are plenty of Romney threads today, why don’t you go stink up one of those?

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM

he was the first one to slam barry over the koran burnings apology while other talked about trees and the burning issues of women’s contraceptive rights.

HANG IN THERE NEWT!!!

GhoulAid on February 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Newtons!

DHChron on February 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The HA writer-gang is much to young to remember the late Davy Jones. Would be okay to have a R.I.P thread to “monkee” around in, though.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Ya darn tootin’ we need a R.I.P Davy Jones/ Monkey thread!

JPeterman on February 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

2% ain’t nothing to sneeze at y’all…the gritch from Gin will rise again

DHChron on February 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Never.

exdeadhead on February 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Newt is running to be the President of Dixie. Good luck with that.

MJBrutus on February 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

why don’t you go stink up one of those?

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Because I am not night soil.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Because I am not night soil.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

But you are definitely a moron.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

One, do you own a thread ? Two, did Ed appoint you as a thread monitor? Three, my comment was not about Romney, but the “not Romney”, which Newt certainly is one. One does not have to be a doctor to understand something as simple as that

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

The HA writer-gang is much to young to remember the late Davy Jones. Would be okay to have a R.I.P thread to “monkee” around in, though.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Well, let me be a rebel and say something about the passing of Davy Jones: I WORSHIPPED HIM. I thought he was the baddest little Englishman going. I was distraught when I realized that I was at least 4 inches taller than him. God Bless.

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

…Hang in there Newt !!!

KOOLAID2 on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

+10000

Newt is the only adult in the whole crowd. And, no, I don’t care if you do a FIFY and change adult to adulterer. I have no intention of marrying the guy, I just want him to use his talents to bring America back to greatness.

…Hang in there Newt !!!

NOMOBO on February 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

But you are definitely a moron.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I am not a Palin supporter.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Two, did Ed appoint you as a thread monitor?

There are no “thread monitors”, only thread sheriffs.

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Not Newt again?! Isn’t there a rule that says you only get one shot at being the Non-Romney?

ellifint on February 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

If CAIR is against Newt, I am for Newt.

thedevilinside on February 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I am not a Palin supporter.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Actually , I should qualify that, because I will not say that about all Palin supporters, only a few subsets.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Super Tuesday is huge for Team Gingrich..:)

if he’s only contesting georgia and tennessee how can he get enough delegates overall.

you have to get SOME delegates.

gerry-mittbot-scratching his head(you thought i was going to say a**
admit it)

gerrym51 on February 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

It seems everyone whines about ABR when it’s actually ABG the media is spinning, not Newt, anyone but Newt no Newt’s done….

I say, Why Not Newt? He has 3 things going for him, he’s not Romney, he’s not Santorum, he’s not Paul…..so there’s that.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You make a very good point. Another thing he has going for him is that the way he’s been treated, there is almost no one he will owe after the election.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Actually , I should qualify that, because I will not say that about all Palin supporters, only a few subsets.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

smart ;)

DHChron on February 29, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Bachmann would have had it wrapped up by now if she stayed in. Damn.

Buddahpundit on February 29, 2012 at 7:52 PM

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Bettyruth REBEL. the world has ended.

lol

gerrym51 on February 29, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I am not a Palin supporter.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Like I said, you are a moron. You don’t have to state that you are not a Palin supporter, because you couldn’t have your head so far up Romney’s butt and be a Palin supporter at the same time. Also, you are not witty, you don’t make any case for your guy except to attack other people, so I am done responding to you at all.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The HA writer-gang is much to young to remember the late Davy Jones. Would be okay to have a R.I.P thread to “monkee” around in, though.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Used to love the TV show back in the day, and of course the Brady Bunch guest shot… Hubby remarked that the Monkees had a great car. RIP Davy.

kringeesmom on February 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Used to love the TV show back in the day, and of course the Brady Bunch guest shot… Hubby remarked that the Monkees had a great car. RIP Davy.

kringeesmom on February 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I loved that show too. I didn’t realize he is almost as old as my father- LOL

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Come On Newt!!!! Rewt for Newt!

shar61 on February 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Whoa, Drudge linked to this HA entry. Watch out, it’s Hits-a-geddeon!

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

YES, GO NEWT!!!

catwrangler on February 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The HA writer-gang is much to young to remember the late Davy Jones. Would be okay to have a R.I.P thread to “monkee” around in, though.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Would it be too much to have one for Buck Compton instead?

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

The HA writer-gang is much to young to remember the late Davy Jones. Would be okay to have a R.I.P thread to “monkee” around in, though.
whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Would it be too much to have one for Buck Compton instead?
hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Why not both?

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Why not both?

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Maybe in the same thread.

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Doing the “Newtron Dance”!!!!

1nolibgal on February 29, 2012 at 8:13 PM

so I am done responding to you at all.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I am relieved, because your weak attempts stung so much.

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Come On Newt!!!! Rewt for Newt!

shar61 on February 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I like it! :)

NbyNW on February 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Why not both?

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Maybe in the same thread.
hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hellyeah – a decorated war hero and a singer of good clean music. Would be great!

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I would have said a two point blip in a daily tracking poll is meaningless, but Tina is earning her keep with a Drudge banner headline link.

commodore on February 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Why does anyone go on Bill OReally to be talked over and condescended to by the dumbass who whined he wasn’t warned the crash was coming or that big oil makes too much money!

Newt was pretty good on there last night tho almost like Billy knew better than to mess with Newt!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Matt Drudge linking to Tina! Way to go T.

(watch your back)

Rovin on February 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hellyeah – a decorated war hero and a singer of good clean music. Would be great!

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Yeah, I see no need to accord them differently. As a matter of fact, maybe we can petition the White House to drop the flag to half mast for Davey like we did Whitney.

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I’m going to add my voice to this…
.
Hang in there Newt…!!!

ExpressoBold on February 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

ExpressoBold on February 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I hope he does too.

Later.

hawkdriver on February 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Whoa! Major blazing headline link no less!
Way to go Tina!
Now is the time to ask Ed and Allahs boss for a raise and that corner office Allah has been holding down.
Allahs classic snark is unbeatable but even he can’t grab a Drudge Headliner!
You be da Girl you Go Girl!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Matt Drudge linking to Tina! Way to go T.

(watch your back)

Rovin on February 29, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Naw, ya gotta watch the server. A link from Drudge sometimes kills a server for awhile due to the sudden overload. But, yeah, congrats to Tina. I’m not sure but I think this might be a HA first.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Rooting for Newt. I actually want changes, not Romney status quo.

Socmodfiscon on February 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Not Newt again?! Isn’t there a rule that says you only get one shot at being the Non-Romney?

ellifint on February 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

That rule has been changed. If you can come back from being slimed by Romney once, you get an extra turn.

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Now is the time to ask Ed and Allahs boss for a raise and that corner office Allah has been holding down.
ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

There’s that awful cat-urine smell in the carpet to keep in mind before rushing into anything, though.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Yay for Tina!!!!

….Eat your heart out Robert Stacy McCain.

JPeterman on February 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Tina! For you baby! You rock!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

That rule has been changed. If you can come back from being slimed by Romney once, you get an extra turn. to pound a plug up his butt and feed him gallons of exlax!

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Sorry could resist fixin dat!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Newt’s Brain 2012!

Lightswitch on February 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Tina! For you baby! You rock!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Finally – some serious Monkee business!

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Hang in there Newt!!!

29Victor on February 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Sorry could resist fixin dat!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM

No problem- LOL You paint quite a mental picture!

Night Owl on February 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Since it looks like this post will be getting visitors from Drudge, btw, congrats Tina, it might be a good time to post this.

Newt Responds to President Obama’s Energy Speech

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Cutest Senate ad of 2012 by far…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZyo_DBSHE&feature=player_embedded

And no its not the cat one

dforston on February 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Welcome to the Drudge headline club. I made it once by being the first person to find the Nick Berg assassination video. Three pics above the fold!

Vincenzo on February 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Newt $2.50 gas vs hussein dunham $9.99 gas!

Mr. Sun on February 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Go Newt/West!! Good job in Arizona coming in third place with 16% of the Vote!!!

bluefox on February 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

…Hang in there Newt !!!

KOOLAID2 on February 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

+10000

Newt is the only adult in the whole crowd. And, no, I don’t care if you do a FIFY and change adult to adulterer. I have no intention of marrying the guy, I just want him to use his talents to bring America back to greatness.

…Hang in there Newt !!!

NOMOBO on February 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Add me to this list. Newt’s easily the best of what’s left.

Right Mover on February 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

One, do you own a thread ? Two, did Ed appoint you as a thread monitor? Three, my comment was not about Romney, but the “not Romney”, which Newt certainly is one. One does not have to be a doctor to understand something as simple as that

galtani on February 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Oh you’re a keeper, you just jump right in the boat….hook, line, and sinker stinker.

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Two, did Ed appoint you as a thread monitor?

There are no “thread monitors”, only thread sheriffs.

BettyRuth on February 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Well some of us like to Bish….

Dr Evil on February 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+banjo+boy+from+deliverance&view=detail&mid=63DA2AF370AB5EFA5EBE63DA2AF370AB5EFA5EBE&first=0&FORM=LKVR1

Watch Mitt dance preparing to relate to the south, I don’t know bout the height of the trees, but that Mitt shore shakes a mean leg!

ConcealedKerry on February 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Newt Gingrich’s Policies

Flora Duh on February 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Come On Newt!!!! Rewt for Newt!

shar61 on February 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

“Rewt for Newt” – excellent. I’d put that yard sign in front of my house.

batterup on February 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

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