WSJ - Two polls out Friday show former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign gaining traction. And both polls show there’s plenty of room for the race to change dramatically: 17% of respondents are undecided.
A McClatchy-Marist poll of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents finds that Mitt Romney’s poll numbers remain steady, he generally garners the support of about a quarter of the Republican and Republican-leaning voters. That puts him in the lead, with Mr. Gingrich in second and former front-runner Herman Cain close behind.
By the numbers: Mr. Romney, 23%, Mr. Gingrich, 19%, Mr. Cain, 17%,Texas Rep. Ron Paul 10%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 8%, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, 5%. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum got 1% apiece.
“Romney is still where he’s been. It’s fair to say this is a battle for the anybody-but-Romney candidate,” said Lee M. Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College. “Gingrich has now begun his 15 days of fame. Whether he is able to maintain that, as others have fallen, is the question. He may be the only one standing when this is all said and done.”
The poll shows that many voters aren’t strongly attached to their choice. Mr. Gingrich has the most-committed supporters at 43%. For both Messrs. Romney and Cain, the level drops to about 30%.
A CBS News poll shows Mr. Romney’s support slipping to 15%, putting him even with Mr. Gingrich and behind Mr. Cain, at 18%.
Blog author's comments - For Conservatives and the Republican Party the election of 2012 is a do or die situation. This election is the most important in the history of our country if we want to save the United States from being destroyed by the current President.
This link is what I presently believe concerning the GOP field for the nomination. Newt Gingrich is now moving into contention.
Obama's war machine and the MSM will of course try to devour whoever the Republican nominee may be. All the candidates who have a legitimate chance for the nomination have some baggage; there is no perfect candidate.
The liberals will do whatever is necessary in their attempt to help Obama win a second term and with it his chance to continue to turn us into a socialist country.
We must come together to see that it does not happen. At this time it is any Republican that can win -- rather than Obama.
Newt Gingrich Schools Debate Moderator on Rules of War