According to the latest NBC News-Marist Polls, Newt Gingrich is continuing his momentum and is up big in South Carolina and Florida. Newt leads in SC 38% to 22% and Gingrich leads in Florida over Romney 39% to 26%. Given the polling samples, I would dare say that Democrats or those leaning are voting for Gingrich, the candidate they believe cannot beat Obama. Sorry, something just seems not right with the sampling for states like South Carolina and Florida.
According to new NBC News-Marist polls, the former House speaker has now opened up commanding leads in South Carolina and Florida — two states that historically have played important roles in deciding the eventual Republican nominee.
Fueled by the support from conservatives and the Tea Party, Gingrich is ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by nearly 20 points in South Carolina. The winner of that state’s primary has gone on to capture each GOP nomination since 1980.
In South Carolina, which holds its presidential contest on Jan. 21, Gingrich gets the support of 42 percent of likely primary voters, including those leaning toward a particular candidate. That’s a 35-point jump since October’s NBC-Marist poll of the Palmetto State contest.
Full South Carolins Poll can be read HERE. As for the polling data, not sure how one can poll more Democrat leading individuals in a state like SC that votes Republicans and is for subject matter that pertains to a GOP primary.
The full Florida poll can be read HERE. Once again this polling data is based upon 44% Democrat, 33% Republican and 22% Independents.
As stated at Outside the Beltway, Gingrich obviously has the momentum as seen by the RCP average polling. However, how long will it last and is the bias MSM just waiting for a Newt victory before they begin their Pro-Obama reporting and bring out the political knives to carve up Gingrich’s past.