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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Newt Up to 37% in Gallup

Gallup reports:
Newt Gingrich leads Mitt Romney 37% to 22% in Gallup's inaugural Daily tracking of Republican registered voters' preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, with all other candidates in the single digits.
When Gallup last measured Republican registered voters' preferences Nov. 13-17, 22% supported Gingrich, 21% supported Romney, and 16% backed Cain.
The 2012 GOP nomination contest stands as one of the most topsy-turvy for the Republicans in the primary-nominating era. Not since 1964, when the nominations were still decided at the conventions, has Gallup seen more movement in nomination preferences. That year, Barry Goldwater emerged as the nominee at the national Republican convention after a year of shifting Republican preferences. Republicans more typically settle early in the contest on a dominant front-runner who ends up winning the nomination. The one exception to that pattern was in 2008, when eventual winner John McCain languished lower in national polls in November and December 2007 before emerging as the winner once actual voting began in January.