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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Signs of a Gingrich Surge

The Gingrich surge may or may not be long-lasting but it's showing up in multiple polls. So is Cain's decline.

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.

Cain garners 15 percent. That’s down from 24 percent last month, and slightly below his late-September standing of 17 percent..

From GantDaily:

A new national poll shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leading the GOP pack as pizza magnate Herman Cain continues to slide after old allegations of sexual harassment dominate the media’s attention.

An Economist Magazine/YouGov poll finds Gingrich ahead with 23 percent, followed by Cain at 21 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in third at 19 percent.

No other candidate broke double digits, and a slim 6 percent of Republican primary voters remain undecided.

Rasmussen reports:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has already picked up steam among Republican primary voters nationwide, and now he jumps to the front of the GOP pack among caucus-goers in Iowa.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the vote in Iowa, while Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each grab six percent (6%).