Just in time for the holidays... THE "GRINCH" SURGES IN NEW CNN POLL

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 14, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    I wonder how he'd treat Max...

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    Washington (CNN) – A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks.

    According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error.

    Full results (pdf)

    While the level of support has pretty much stayed the same for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's making his second bid for the White House, Gingrich has seen his support jump 14 points since October.

    The poll also indicates that 14 percent back Cain, down 11 points from last month. Four women have alleged that Cain sexually harassed them during the late 1990s when he headed the National Restaurant Association. Cain denies the allegations.

    "Cain is struggling with the charges of sexual harassment, and while most Republicans tend to dismiss those charges, roughly four in 10 Republicans think this is a serious matter and tend to believe the women who made those charges," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.

    The survey indicates that only a bare majority of Republicans tend to believe Cain, and more than a third say he should end his presidential campaign. Among the general public, Cain has a bigger credibility problem - 50% of all Americans say they tend to believe the women and only a third say they believe Cain.

    "Not surprisingly, there is a big gender gap on this matter - women say this is a serious matter and believe the women, but men say the story has been overblown and are split on which side they believe," Holland added.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is at 12% in the survey, basically all even with Cain for third place in the hunt for the nomination. Perry was at 13% in CNN's October poll. The new survey was conducted Friday through Sunday, entirely after last Wednesday's presidential debate where Perry suffered an embarrassing "oops" moment when the one-time front-runner struggled for nearly a minute to name the third of three federal agencies he would cut if elected president.

    While Perry's overall horse race number has not suffered, dig deeper into the poll and it appears the "oops" moment is hurting his standing with Republican voters. In September, 72% of Republicans said Perry had the right personal qualities to be president. A majority of Republicans still feel that way, but that number has dropped 14 points since September.
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    Nov 14, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    LOL!
    Now the Repubs are turning to GINGRICH?!
    Boy, even the REPUBS can't stand Mitt Romneycare!

    NOBODY likes Mitt!
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    Nov 14, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidLOL!
    Now the Repubs are turning to GINGRICH?!
    Boy, even the REPUBS can't stand Mitt Romneycare!

    NOBODY likes Mitt!


    Heads up ..... yeah, I'd take Gingrich over Romney.
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    Nov 14, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    And to celebrate the great news, the gingriches had breakfast at Tiffanys...icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidAnd to celebrate the great news, the gingriches had breakfast at Tiffanys...icon_lol.gif


    You'd sure never see Gingrich do this

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/herman-cain-libya-question_n_1093425.html
  • GQjock

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    Nov 15, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Wow Republicans ... you gotta be some kinda desperate ... and Really Really hate Romney

    So So much to throw your basket in with Newt Gingrich???

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