Monday, January 23, 2012


Less than two weeks ago, Mitt Romney had a 22-point lead in Florida, but that’s ancient history in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Following his big win in South Carolina on Saturday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now is on top in Florida by nine.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters, taken Sunday evening, finds Gingrich earning 41% of the vote with Romney in second at 32%. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum runs third with 11%, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul attracts support from eight percent (8%). Nine percent (9%) remain undecided.
Throughout the GOP race, Romney has always benefited from the perception that he was the strongest general election candidate in the field. However, among Florida voters at the moment, that is no longer the case. Forty-two percent (42%) now believe Gingrich would be the strongest candidate against Obama, while 39% say the same of Romney.
Of course - this is before the multi-millionaire starts his vicious  anti-Newt air war....


  1. 24 hours after Newt's victory in SC, his campaign raised $1M. Both the Rasmussen and Advantage polls now have Newt well ahead of Romney. And Gallup shows (test run), in a head to head battle with Obama (50%), Newt is up 4 points to 48%. As Newt goes along in his campaign, those numbers will continue to drive up.

  2. I agree - but Newt has a way of shooting himself in the foot! Romney is in full battle dress in Florida, with commercials calling Newt into question about this ethics violations when he was Speaker. Newt's addressed these in several venues BUT - he needs to make a commercial TODAY in response to this and put it to bed - the sooner the better!

    GO NEWT!!!!!!


    GREAT SANTORUM AD - wish Newt had done this one!

  4. Yeah, but if I were Newt, I'd tell Mitt to do his own homework because it's all part of public record.
    Love the Santorum Ad and yep, Newt should have done it first. :)