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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:01 AM
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Newt Gingrich dominates Florida in new poll



Gingrich meets with supporters in Naples. (AP)


ORLANDO, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich drew unprecedented crowds during a campaign swing in southwest Florida last week, but a new state-wide poll suggests that support for the former House Speaker is spread wide across the state.

Gingrich now leads the Republican presidential field in Florida with 41 percent of support from registered votes here, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Florida Times-Union and InsiderAdvantage. The poll, conducted on Tuesday with 513 registered voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is Gingrich's closest competitor according to the poll, with 17 percent. Support for businessman Herman Cain, who won a major straw poll in the state two months ago but now faces yet another round of accusations of sexual imprpriety, has dropped to 13 percent. Support for Gingrich surged nationally after it was reported that Cain was accused of sexual harassment during his time as president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

"I have not seen a lead this large, this late in a Republican presidential primary season since I have been polling," Matt Towery, CEO of InsiderAdvantage, told the Times-Union.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/newt-gingrich-domina...

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:08 AM
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1. From that picture it looks like Newt gets support from ....
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 10:09 AM by Botany
.... either side; He gets both the old and the white vote.

Please make Newt the nominee. He is the only person in history to have to resign from being speaker of the house and from the congress too.


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Republicans lost five seats in the House in the 1998 midterm electionsthe worst performance in 64 years for a party that didn't hold the presidency. Polls showed that
Gingrich and the Republican Party's attempt to remove President Clinton from office was deeply unpopular among voters.<78> Gingrich suffered much of the blame for the
election loss. Facing a rebellion in the Republican caucus, he announced on November 5, 1998 that he would not only stand down as Speaker, but would leave the House
as well. Gingrich made this announcement only a day after being elected to an 11th term from his district. Commenting on his departure, Gingrich said, "I'm willing to lead
but I'm not willing to preside over people who are cannibals. My only fear would be that if I tried to stay, it would just overshadow whoever my successor is."<79>
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:20 AM
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2. Look at the right of Newt he has a friggin double! n/t
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