Looks like “The Newt” is about to be history, once again…
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich suffered a big drop in support in Iowa with Ron Paul taking the lead weeks before a key caucus in the state, according to a Democratic polling firm.
The Public Policy Polling telephone survey of 597 likely Republican caucus voters in Iowa found Paul, a congressman from Texas, leading with 23 percent of the vote, followed by 20 percent for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and 14 percent for Gingrich.
“Newt Gingrich’s campaign is rapidly imploding and Gingrich has now seen a big drop in his Iowa standing two weeks in a row,” the polling firm, which is affiliated with the Democratic Party, said in a statement.
Gingrich’s share of the vote in the past two weeks has gone from 27 percent to 22 percent to 14 percent, in the latest poll, taken Dec 16-18, with a margin of error for the survey of plus or minus four points, it said.
- New Poll: Ron Paul Leads In Iowa, Gingrich Imploding – Paul – 23% – Romney – 20% – Gingrich – 14% (destructionist.wordpress.com)
- Gingrich falls to third as Paul takes poll lead in Iowa (capitolhillblue.com)
- Ron Paul First, Romney Second, Newt Gingrich Slips To Third In New Iowa Poll (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Public Policy Polling: Paul 23% Romney 20% Gingrich 14%! (politicalvelcraft.org)