NBC/WSJ Poll: Gingrich At 40% With GOP, But Would Be Crushed By Obama

  • josh995

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    Dec 14, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    Kyle Leighton

    In the most pronounced contrast between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s position within the Republican primary contest and his standing in a matchup against President Obama, Gingrich has taken a commanding lead in a new national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Newt gets 40 percent of the GOP vote nationally, the highest total for any candidate in the past few months. He’s currently 17 points above his main competitor, Mitt Romney.

    But the data also shows that Gingrich is a much weaker candidate against President Obama nationally. While Romney is only bested by the President by two points within the poll, Gingrich is crushed 51 - 40, showing the expansive disconnect between the GOP voters’ desire to have a non-Romney candidate and the chances that candidate has in the general election.

    “Why the difference between Gingrich and Romney? Look no further than their favorability ratings,” MSNBC wrote in their analysis of the poll. “Gingrich enjoys strong numbers among Republicans (46 percent positive vs. 21 percent negative), conservatives (42 percent positive vs. 23 percent negative) and Tea Party supporters (54 percent positive vs. 16 percent negative). In fact, they are higher than Romney’s numbers among these same three key Republican groups.”

    But that’s as far as the Gingrich appeal goes, according to the data. “Gingrich struggles with other important voting blocs — like women (20 percent positive vs. 38 percent negative), independents (16 percent positive vs. 40 percent negative) and suburban residents (25 percent positive vs. 41 percent negative),” MSNBC continued. “By comparison, Romney fares better among women (22 percent positive vs. 31 percent negative), independents (21 percent positive vs. 29 percent negative) and suburban dwellers (29 percent positive vs. 30 percent negative).”

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    Dec 14, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    the Reuters/Ipsos poll shows even more abysmal numbers 4 Mr. Gringrich, and Mr. Romney vs Pres. Obama.

    The poll found that if the November 2012 presidential election were held today, Obama would defeat Gingrich, 51 percent to 38 percent. By contrast, Obama would defeat Romney by a narrower margin, 48 percent to 40 percent.

    http://news.yahoo.com/gingrich-surges-ahead-republican-race-nbc-wsj-poll-040605616.html
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 14, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Again, it's absolutely silly and useless to read too much into any of these polls. For every poll that would have us believe Obama could beat any of the GOP nominees, there are others that show Obama trailing to both Romney and Gingrich. It all depends on what polls you choose to believe. I don't trust ANY of them...

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/06/new_poll_shows_romney_could_be.html

    http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/barack-obama-would-lose-all-12-swing-states-today-poll-says

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Gallup-swing-Obama-Romney/2011/12/13/id/420794


    The only polls that count are the ones when the actual voting takes place. I suspect those results may tell a completely different story than any of these ridiculous polls favoring one candidate or the other

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    Dec 14, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said

    The only polls that count are the ones when the actual voting takes place. I suspect those results may tell a completely different story than any of these ridiculous polls favoring one candidate or the other

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    Actually Todd, those dont either.. I always poll the opposite/mislead of my voting on the exit polls.

    None of their business who or what I vote for!
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    Dec 14, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    josh995 saidKyle Leighton

    In the most pronounced contrast between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s position within the Republican primary contest and his standing in a matchup against President Obama, Gingrich has taken a commanding lead in a new national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Newt gets 40 percent of the GOP vote nationally, the highest total for any candidate in the past few months. He’s currently 17 points above his main competitor, Mitt Romney.

    But the data also shows that Gingrich is a much weaker candidate against President Obama nationally. While Romney is only bested by the President by two points within the poll, Gingrich is crushed 51 - 40, showing the expansive disconnect between the GOP voters’ desire to have a non-Romney candidate and the chances that candidate has in the general election.

    “Why the difference between Gingrich and Romney? Look no further than their favorability ratings,” MSNBC wrote in their analysis of the poll. “Gingrich enjoys strong numbers among Republicans (46 percent positive vs. 21 percent negative), conservatives (42 percent positive vs. 23 percent negative) and Tea Party supporters (54 percent positive vs. 16 percent negative). In fact, they are higher than Romney’s numbers among these same three key Republican groups.”

    But that’s as far as the Gingrich appeal goes, according to the data. “Gingrich struggles with other important voting blocs — like women (20 percent positive vs. 38 percent negative), independents (16 percent positive vs. 40 percent negative) and suburban residents (25 percent positive vs. 41 percent negative),” MSNBC continued. “By comparison, Romney fares better among women (22 percent positive vs. 31 percent negative), independents (21 percent positive vs. 29 percent negative) and suburban dwellers (29 percent positive vs. 30 percent negative).”

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    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/nbcwsj-gingrich-hits-40-percent-among-gop-down-against-obama-by-11.php?ref=fpb


    Newt polling at 40% against Obama at this stage of the game is pretty good. Newt still has to campaign as a General Election Candidate.


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    Dec 15, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    CuriousJockAZ saidAgain, it's absolutely silly and useless to read too much into any of these polls.

    Well, ordinarily I'd agree. But it's hard to imagine a scenario where the Newt becomes MORE popular over time. He's loathed by Democrats---unlike Romney, who is neither loved nor loathed---and independents dislike him too.

    Newt's problem isn't just that he's an empty blowhard---though he surely is that--it's he's a pompous, angry, personally unappealing blowhard. He has the same personality problems that Sarah Palin has----the chip on the shoulder, the propensity to say absurd things, the fact that he doesn't have any idea what he's talking about, the testiness----none of this grows on you over time. The more people see and hear him, the more they recoil.


    And he's a Catholic adulterer, which is not a winning combination for the base.