January 29, 2012

THE GROWN-UP PARTY:

Poll: Romney holds big lead over Gingrich in Florida  (MARC CAPUTO, 1/29/12, MIAMIHERALD.COM)

Gingrich is badly trailing Romney by 11 percentage points, garnering just 31 percent of likely Republican voters heading into Tuesday's presidential primary, according to a Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll released late Saturday night.

President Barack Obama should be wary as well. Romney beats Obama by a 48-44 percent spread -- a lead inside the error-margin, however -- in a theoretical general-election matchup, the poll shows.

In the Republican primary, Romney's lead looks insurmountable. It cuts across geographic, ethnic and gender lines. And the poll indicates Romney's attack on Gingrich as a Freddie Mac insider is a hit with GOP voters.

Ronald Reagan finished third--behind even John Anderson--in the primary after NH in 1980.

Posted by at January 29, 2012 9:06 AM
  

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