Gingrich Now Second

Posted on Sun 11/13/2011 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

American Politics has always had a good following here in Australia, but this time around, there is more concentration than usual on the lead up to the forthcoming Presidential poll, and this time, there seems to be a greater concentration from an earlier date on the Candidates. It shows how the Global situation with respect to all news has become ‘instant’ as each new story comes to light…..TonyfromOz.

At least Newt Gingrich has brains. Now he finally has some traction in the race for the Republican nomination:

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…

A CBS News poll shows Mr. Romney’s support slipping to 15%, putting him even with Mr. Gingrich and behind Mr. Cain, at 18%.The poll of likely Republican primary voters shows 61% dismissed the sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Cain, while 30% say they would be less likely to back him.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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