22 Nov 2011 by Todd Johnson for AmericasNextPresident.com
According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, Newt Gingrich is the new front runner among the republican contenders in the race to be Americas Next President. The 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be quite a barn-burner!
iLess than 3 weeks ago, the leader was Herman Cain, with Mitt Romney in second and Newt was solidlyn 4th or 5th. Today, Newt Gingrich is now the Leader with, you guessed it, Mitt Romney in second and Herman Cain is now in third.
“What happened?”, you might ask. Well, Mr. Cain is being affected by unconfirmed and unsubstantiated stories of sexual harassment while at the National Restaurant Association, Mitt Romney hasn’t been able to get above the 25% mark and Newt Gingrich has done extremely well in recent debates and appearances. Also, his prophesy regarding the Super Committee on the Budget Deficit has come true! It certainly was a Dumb Idea!
In this latest poll, Gingrich comes in with 26% of the vote, Romney with 22% and Cain with only 14%.
When asked about the republican again Obama, Romney does best there, trailing 44 to 45%. Gingrich trails Obama 40 to 49% and Cain trails 37 to 50%. Against Obama, Newt has risen 3 points while Cain has dropped 3 points. Romney joins Newt in rising 3 points in this poll.
The thing about these polls, especially this early in the process, is that they really don’t mean much, except in the candidates ability to raise funds and use the numbers to excite and motivate their volunteers and staff workers. In Newt’s case, even the staff that quit just a few months are wondering if they did the right thing back then. Only time will tell… and who knows, some of them might end up on his staff again!