Lazarus Rising Again?: Newt Gingrich Leading Gallup Poll

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296828f98d062605080f6a706700afd4 300x170 Lazarus Rising Again?: Newt Gingrich Leading Gallup PollWhile Mitt Romney continues to rack up delegates, each of the other three GOP candidates must still be able to see a path to the nomination for himself. Otherwise, they’d drop out, right?

For Newt Gingrich, that path runs through Georgia and — he hopes — Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and Oklahoma.

Gingrich predicted during an appearance at the Georgia Statehouse that he will win the state’s contest. Georgia is one of 10 holding primaries and caucuses next Tuesday and Gingrich predicted he’d “win it decisively.”

“That is the key building block that we have to have to move forward in the presidential campaign. Georgia really does matter,” Gingrich said. He was joined by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and a few dozen legislators, but took no questions from reporters.

The former House speaker has made clear he needs a win in Georgia on Super Tuesday, but has stopped short of saying a loss would force him from the race. He told CNN on Tuesday that “we unequivocally have to win Georgia.”

Betting on the South, Gingrich skipped primaries in Michigan and Arizona – both won by Mitt Romney – to save money and focus on delegate-rich states that vote with Georgia on March 6, including Tennessee, Ohio and Oklahoma.

Gingrich has a comfortable lead in Georgia; the RCP poll average puts him nine points ahead of his competitors in his home state. He doesn’t, however, fare nearly so well in the other states he’s supposedly targeting. In Ohio, for example, Gingrich polls at an average of 18 percent, behind Santorum’s 34.3 percent and Mitt Romney’s 26 percent. In Tennessee, Gingrich polls in fourth place, according to the Vanderbilt pollOklahomalooks similarly unconquerable for Gingrich.

Yet, today, Gingrich has at least one bit of poll improvement to tout: His Gallup support rating jumped two points today. With his personal life out of the limelight and his ideas about energy policy front-and-center, at least a few folks apparently have remembered Gingrich ain’t all bad.

Newt Gingrich has engineered two comebacks already. Is a third out of the realm of possibility? Never say never.

Source: Hot Air.

4 Comments

  • lovetheusa1234 March 1, 2012 - 9:22 AM

    Hopefully we will all rally around Mitt Romney. We need to give him a chance because if he wins, he will go in there and set this country back on track economically. We don’t need Santorum preaching to us about right and wrong. Hopefully Mitt Romney will prevail because he is the one who is inspiring. Just listen to Mitt’s speeches and then listen to Slick Rick Santorum’s. There is no comparison. One is pleasant, the other is a downer. One inspires, the other one preaches. One doesn’t need a job, the other is desperate for a job. One supports us, the other one wants to control us. I would hate to think that we are so bigoted in this country that in this day and age we would not support a wonderful candidate because of his religion, but unfortunately, I think that is where we are at this point.

    • TheSwash.com March 1, 2012 - 9:29 AM

      What does Mitt inspire? If he inspired people he’d be running away with this thing. And how is he going to put the country back on track economically? Everything he proposes economically is irresponsible, especially in regards to foreign policy and cutting spending. He’s all rhetoric over substance and has nothing to offer apart from perpetuating the madness we have now, which has stretched over multiple presidencies regardless of political affiliation. Hell, I wrote this on the guy’s economic policies over a month ago: The Mitt Romney Problem, Part I: Smaller Government and then there’s this: The Mitt Romney Problem, Part II: Foreign Entanglements.

  • JIM March 1, 2012 - 10:10 AM

    Speaker Gingrich is the only candidate that can confront this market socialism that is challenging our “Rebublic”.
    1. Santorum will not carry the Reagan Democrats. Newt will.
    2. Romney will be attacked as the 1%’rs candidate and the Democrat Socialists will fan the flames of class warfare further. Newt can explain it.
    Gingrich is needed to get us back to our roots as bad as “W” was needed when we were attacked.
    And, we need to quit demonizing Fannie and Freddie. They serve a purpose. We simply need to limit their size.

    • TheSwash.com March 1, 2012 - 10:18 AM

      Quit demonizing Fannie and Freddie and limit their size? Really? How about getting out of that business altogether and letting the markets self-correct? I mean, when has the government ever been able to a fix a problem that they created? All they ever do is try to force correction and end up making it worse.