Monday, January 23, 2012

Rasmussen: Gingrich takes the lead in Florida

On the eve of the Florida debates, Mitt Romney has fallen 9 points and Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in Florida.

2012 Florida Republican Primary Poll

Newt Gingrich 41% [19%] (19%)
Mitt Romney 32% [41%] (24%)
Rick Santorum 11% [15%] (1%)
Ron Paul 8% [9%] (3%)
Undecided 9% [8%]

Note: Florida allows early voting, and Romney leads among those voters by 11 points. Gingrich leads by 12 among those who have not yet voted. Fourteen percent (14%) have already cast their vote.

Are you certain you will vote for that candidate or is it possible that something come up that causes you to change your mind?

Certain 59% [51%]
Could change mind 32% [41%]
No preference yet 9% [8%]

Note: Those who are certain of their vote include 73% of Romney supporters and 62% of Gingrich voters

Which Republican presidential candidate would be the strongest opponent against Barack Obama in the general election?

Newt Gingrich 42%
Mitt Romney 39%

Note: At the other extreme, 64% see Ron Paul as the weakest potential candidate against Obama.

Which Republican candidate would do the best job managing the economy?

Mitt Romney 45%
Newt Gingrich 30%

Which Republican candidate would do the best job on the issue of national security and defense?

Newt Gingrich 54%
Mitt Romney 23%

Which Republican candidate would do the best job on social issues?

Mitt Romney 30%
Newt Gingrich 30%
Rick Santorum 23%

Which Republican candidate has the best personal character?

Mitt Romney 41%
Rick Santorum 30%
Newt Gingrich 11%
Ron Paul 10%

Survey of 750 likely Republican primary voters was conducted January 22, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted January 11, 2012 are in square brackets. Results from the poll conducted November 8, 2011 are in parentheses.

H/T The Argo Journal for compilation and analysis of data


Anonymous said...

I guess this tickles you pink, Texas!

The only thing you've ever cared about besides Huck, is attacking Romney. Well, good for you, you may get your wish. I hope you can live with the results.


Terrye said...

Apparently crime does pay.

As for who will be the strongest against Obama..I know the morons on talk radio are pushing the idea that there will be all these long debates with Gingrich making Obama look stupid...for one thing I doubt if there will be long debates, for another it might well be the other way around. Obama is not as stupid as these like to think and Gingrich is not that great a debater either.

Terrye said...

Martha, If Obama trounces Gingrich they will just blame the media, it is not as if they will actually assume any responsibility for anything.

Anonymous said...

Terrye, I think it's time to face the fact that many of our friends here who said that religion was not a factor, are now proving themselves dishonest.

There can be no other explanation as to why they turn a blind eye to all of Newt's atrocious behavior.

I hope Santorum stays in and fights. But today, the battle for the nomination is between 2 people. I hope Texas soon realizes that in her endless Romney bashing, she is only helping Newt.

Heck, maybe she supports Newt. If so, she's not the person I thought she was.