Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Newt and Mitt Top Fox News Poll

Fox News took a poll of Republican presidential candidates:

Newt Gingrich 23%
Mitt Romney 22%
Herman Cain 15%
Ron Paul 8%
Rick Perry 7%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Jon Huntsman 3%
Rick Santorum 2%

I mention this, in part, because I hear that certain individuals are claiming that Ron Paul somehow is polling in first place. The phrase "in your dreams" comes to mind!

Newt Gingrich has catapulted to the front of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination while Herman Cain has lost ground with GOP primary voters. Mitt Romney, once again, is holding steady.

A Fox News poll released Wednesday shows Gingrich’s support doubling in the last three weeks. He stood at 12 percent in late October -- before the Cain harassment allegations and Rick Perry’s “oops” debate. Now the former House speaker is at 23 percent, essentially tied for the lead with Romney, with 22 percent.

H/T Memorandum


  1. I've decided I'm going with the Not-Mitt most likely to put Barry into the fetal position in a nationally televised debate. That's Newt.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  2. Yeah. Newt's star is definitely on the rise. Especially as people start imagining the damage Newt could inflict on Barry O in a presidential debate.

  3. I could live with Newt, although many pundits like to point to his baggage. But as I see it, there is one with much more named Barack Obama!

  4. RR: Newt stands head and shoulders above Barry O. in the rough proportions of Easter Island.

  5. The RCP average is the best indicator out there. Paul has been a flat line since the beginning. One curious thing about the apostles of mad Dr Paul is they are notorious for conspiring to rig polls in Ron Paul's favor. What they think they have to gain from this, I have no idea, but they have a hell of a long track record of doing it. Hell, if online polls got people elected, Ron Paul would be Emperor of the Universe by now.

  6. Chuck: I have speculated before, that Paulbots may be trying to evoke a "bandwagon" effect, to bolster the sagging popularity and/or fund raising ability of their candidate by stuffing online ballot boxes. As you have noted, they seldom reflect reality as measured in actual votes.

  7. I think it's a calculated thing. Paul's people flood the zone. Maybe it's for the sake of self-satisfaction/ make believe. Sort of like when you get a picture of yourself put on the (fake) cover of Time Magazine you can take home with you from Panama City Beach. hehe Glory!

  8. I have a theory I've been mulling over, but I haven't gotten all the details worked out yet.

    Watch this space!

  9. Let me know if you need any help. :)


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