Insider advantage poll just out AT THIS LINK http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/gingrich-romney-insideradvantage-poll/2012/01/29/id/425901has Newt Gingrich within 5 points of Mitt Romney in Florida. This follows a PPP poll earlier in the day which had Gingrich closing to within 7.
"The trend is to Gingrich" the pollster advises and it may be "closer than previously thought." An NBC poll out yesterday had Romney up 15 points reported gleefully in a transparent effort by the media to run Gingrich down.
What has happened subsequently,as in South Carolina is that Palin has suggested Florida voters support Gingrich,an endorsement by Herman Cain preceded that call and the Tea party is mobilizing for the non-Romney non-RINO.
The Sunday results of 646 likely GOP voters are as follows:
- Romney 36 percent
- Gingrich 31 percent
- Santorum 12 percent
- Paul 12 percent
- Other/Undecided 9 percent
Towery noted that his poll showed a surge for Romney on Wednesday, with him leading Gingrich by 8 points. The InsiderAdvantage poll was among the first to show Romney's resurgence after his dismal showing in the S. Carolina primary.
The InsiderAdvantage poll was also the first to show Gingrich's rise in S. Carolina and accurately forecast his win there.
"The trend is favoring Gingrich," Towery said, noting that while Romney's lead was still outside the margin of error of 3.8 percent, "It's not by much."
PPP Poll report
This just in from the reliable polling firm PPP Polling. It shows a slight drop for Romney and fall for Santorum with Newt staying the same.
The ball is very much in Santorum supporters hands. Ridiculous polls like NBC's have Romney way out in front, a 15 point lead for goodness sake-we shall see which is the more accurate.
Romney has an advantage as many have voted before the campaign started when he was way out in front before South Carolina.
So it would seem that the only way Gingrich can win is if Santorum's supporters vote for Newt en-mass, which is in their candidates long term interest if a Romney win otherwise means Mitt runs away with the nomination.