GOP Presidential Hopeful Newt Gingrich on a Poll Roll … Leads Romney in FLA Big & National Poll: Gingrich 45% Obama 43%
Call him the come back kid … Newt Gingrich is on a political poll roll and the momentum is on his side …
It was not too long ago that Newt Gingrich found himself floundering in the polls, low on campaign donations as his GOP presidential primary candidacy was on life support. That was then and this is now. The Newtster is now on a roll, has the wind in his sails and has skyrocketed to the top of the GOP primary polls.
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Gingrich has closed the gap in New Hampshire to front running Mitt Romney. Newt is now in second place in the Granite state and trails by only 10%. A close second place finish in NH would be an huge win for Gingrich as a slap in the face to former neighboring state Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
In a hypothetical match up between Newt and Barack Obama, for the first time, Gringrich leads Obama 45% to 43%. It was not that long ago that Newt trailed Obama by double digits.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds Gingrich attracting 45% of the vote while President Obama earns support from 43%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last week, Gingrich trailed the president by six. Two weeks ago, he was down by twelve.
The question remains whether Newt Gingrich is the newest flavor of the month and the latest to take the mantle of the not-Romney candidate or will he have the staying power to challenge Mitt Romney and win the GOP nomination?