Gingrich Leads GOP Field in Fla, But Would Lose to Obama

By: The News Service of Florida
By: The News Service of Florida

December 8, 2011 -

Newt Gingrich is the far away leader among Republicans in the GOP presidential field in Florida, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll out today. Gingrich leads Mitt Romney 35 to 22 percent with no other candidate above 8 percent, the university's polling institute said. Taking all other candidates out of the picture leaves a Gingrich 52, Romney 34 scenario. But oddly, Florida voters don't really like him all that much Gingrich has higher negatives than positive favorability ratings in the poll, while Romney is well liked. The poll also found that Florida voters disapprove of the job President Obama is doing by 54 - 41 percent and by a 51 - 44 percent margin, say he does not deserve re-election. If the general election were today, the poll found that Romney would beat Obama 45 to 42 percent, but the president would win a second term if running against Gingrich, with a 46-44 margin. The center's pollsters were surveying in Florida from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, and they interviewed 1,226 Florida voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent, including 509 Republicans with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM
    I am so glad that I mentioned Allen West. I think this conversation has won him more admirers and contempt for those who do not respect him! Thanks for the banter, guys :)
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      by Gerry on Dec 12, 2011 at 03:16 PM in reply to
      I am sure West was a perfectly adequate Army officer until he ran into stress in Iraq in 2004 and SNAPPED. Relieved of command. I guess that means he was unfit. Fined $5,000 by the Army. Retired at 43 and began a new career as a cartoonish Representative. Now 50 years old. Receives a pension for Army career. Won't be too long before he's eligible for another pension as Representative. Will have 2 government pensions, 1 active and 1 pending, by age 55.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    LOL. Throw a rock in a pack of dogs, the one that hollers is usually the one that got hit
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    Don't feed the troll.
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      by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 02:59 PM in reply to
      This poster has a sense of humor. Posts anonymously so he can't be distinguished from numerous other posters. Then calls somebody a troll.
  • by Reagan Republican on Dec 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    @ Gerry You personally attack most everyone who posts on here and then praise Pres. Obama, no matter what he says or does that is destructive for America. Now you attack our soldiers in Iraq and Afghan. who are brave people. Again, I am beginning to wonder if you are an American citizen, especially since you will not answer that question. I would NOT want you standing next to me in the battlefield!!
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      by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 01:40 PM in reply to Reagan Republican
      @ RR I'm sorry. All American soldiers are brave war heroes and do not commit war crimes. US soldiers (soldiers of the US Empire) were in Iraq defending our freedoms from terrists and terrism. The US war in Iraq was justified because we spend so much on "defense" and we have the best "defense" and that gives us the right to go anywhere and kill anybody if we want their oil. Or if Israel wants us to. Is that better?
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      by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 06:13 PM in reply to Reagan Republican
      Actually, I am an obsequious sycophant.
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        by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 09:17 PM in reply to Gerry
        Here's another clever post by an imitator. I must be getting under somebody's skin.
  • by GOP on Dec 11, 2011 at 08:11 AM
    You liberals who continue to vote for Obummer and continue to live in yur sugar coated world make me sick.The reason you dont like Newt is because he doesnt sugar coat everything.Let me give you 2 of Obummers great ideas Solndra and the Chevy Volt seems to me that everything Obummer likes goes bankrupt or catches on fire
  • by MaryE Location: Tallahassee on Dec 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM
    when I hear the name NEWT i think of the three witchs standing over a pot EYE of NEWT Shakespeares play come to mind Hamlet
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      by Gerry on Dec 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM in reply to MaryE
      You mean Macbeth. FYI, there is a Japanese movie version called "Throne of Blood." It is directed by Akira Kurosawa and stars Toshiro Mifune as Macbeth. There is a Criterion DVD available at Leon County Public Library. From 1957.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Dec 10, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    True enough Obama hasnt done too much in the way of delivering Promises . But to actually vote for a man who wants to speed up the process of Forclosures , drive wages into the ground , believes in Outsourcing and Corporate bottom lines .....Average working folk ....this guy will kill you. Unfortuanately in Politics today , Nobody represents the Little man , so we choose who will hurt us less. Obama , sadly enough , you may have my vote ....unless the Repubs turn "Dixie crat" and deliver.
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Dec 9, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    It's not too late to register or to change your registration to vote in the January Republican primary.
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      by Gerry on Dec 10, 2011 at 09:22 AM in reply to Gerry
      I am a librul by North Florida standards. Hence, I hate America and want things to get worse as fast as possible. Please join me in voting for Newt on January 31.
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      by Gerry on Dec 10, 2011 at 08:11 PM in reply to Gerry
      What do you do for a living?
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        by Reagan Republican on Dec 10, 2011 at 10:03 PM in reply to Gerry
        @ Gerry Wouldn't that be cheating to change to be a Republican in the primary to vote for Newt(who will loose against Pres. Obama) and then change back to the Democratic party to vote for Obama?
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          by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 07:15 AM in reply to Reagan Republican
          @RR Cheating whom? My crystal ball is cloudy. I don't know who will be the Republican nominee or who will win in Nov. There will be more action on the R side in January. Gingrich is a bundle of contradictions. Supposedly, there is a web video which calls him the Kim Kardashian of the R party. In his dizzy, propeller-on-his-beanie way, he might be the strongest candidate of either party at maintaining NASA's science programs. What better way to show in relief Obama's atrocious civil liberties record than to end his tenure and elect an R in Nov?
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        by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 04:08 AM in reply to Gerry
        Tell us what you do for a living, and then prove it. Also tell us whether you voted for Obama, how old you are, your gender and your net income in 2010. Then prove your answers. The posts at 23:37 12/9 and 12:22 12/10 and this one, at 7:08 12/11 were made by the same person. Some very, very clever person made the other.
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          by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 07:41 AM in reply to Gerry
          My guess is either A: you are a career politician, or B: you are a career government employee. Am I wrong?
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          by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 01:42 PM in reply to Gerry
          @Gerry Very, very, clever person made the post at 10:41 AM today.
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          by Gerry on Dec 11, 2011 at 04:51 PM in reply to Gerry
          I figured you were.
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          by RR on Dec 11, 2011 at 08:48 PM in reply to Gerry
          Gerry posted military time and calls our army the "US Empire" and has made comments negative to the arrest of terroist on American soil and doesn't like Israel. In my opinion, what Gerry does for a living is very sinister hidden behind the term exchange student attending one of our local universities.
  • by USA on Dec 9, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    Anybody but Obama in 2012. He has to go. He is no good for our country. I wish it wasn't true but it is. One has to be a patriot and LOVE America to be an effective President. Obama hates this country and that is made clearer every time he opens his mouth. It will be the end of us if he gets in for a 2nd term. There will be no coming back from this if he's re-elected.
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      by Tom on Dec 10, 2011 at 06:07 AM in reply to USA
      You are delusional!
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      by Kevin aka Reality on Dec 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to USA
      Patriots dont want to see 95% of Citizens work for 2 Dollars an hour , beg for bread , and all jobs go to India . Theres more to being a Patriot then chest thumping . Its Overall good of Your Countrymen and Ideals.
  • by Reagan Republican on Dec 9, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    This is worth repeating.... Gingrich can win the debates BUT he will NOT win the national election. Romney is the one who can get votes from moderate Democrats and Independents to win against Pres. Obama.
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