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CNN/ Time Poll: Gingrich Leading 3 of 4 Early States

The former House Speaker has 43 percent support in South Carolina.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading in three of the first four states to vote in the GOP primary, according to a poll released Tuesday from CNN/ Time.

Gingrich took 43 percent of the GOP poll figures, pushed by Tea Party support, in South Carolina. Assumed frontrunner Mitt Romney was second with 20 percent in the poll, conducted with more than 500 voters between Nov. 29 to Dec. 6.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry grabbed 8 percent, Reps. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul each at 6 percent, former Sen. Rick Santorum at 4 percent and former Gov. Jon Huntsman at 1 percent.

fyi December 07, 2011 at 10:38 PM
"Polls as Propaganda" The people are catching on that these polling agencies bias their polls by demographic selection (Here the demographic is not defined at all). No longer do we even see the statistics or the questions provided to support theses stories. The MSM has all but stopped online polling altogether. The only thing these polls serve (especially polls tied to major media) to prove is a near unilateral media bias against freedom and liberty in favor of the corporatocracy... "Polls without complete statistics and data available are fish stories...." The common thread to keep Paul's numbers down seems to be 3 things: 1.) Polling only land line holders. (information not provided in this poll) 2.) Polling less than 10% under 35 years old and in total under 25% under the age of 45 years. (Here they only give a percentage of the vote above and below 50 years of age but do not provide the actual age range by number of respondents.) 3.) Polling only known entities, i.e. certain well researched republican groups known to the party. (This is impossible to determine from the data as well. Although they describe the voters they do not show how they know that they are say, "likely voters" That demographic selection information is not provided and maybe the most telling deletion.) If you can’t look at the data and demographics yourself. Throw these polls where they belong, back in the sea…
Shawn Drury December 07, 2011 at 11:34 PM
So what percentage of support do you believe Paul has?
Tom Dowd December 08, 2011 at 03:26 PM
What a fabrication? Most of the Tea Party people in South Carolina do NOT like Gingrich at all. He is the most arrogant, condescending, narcissist among the bunch of losers. And to all of those who think he will be such a great debater against Obama: What are you drinking? At most, there will be 2 Presidential debates and the DNC will carefully control the structure and process of how they are run. They would not allow any debate where Obama would not shine. The media will continue to prop him up. Gingrich will again look like the fool that he is. It's not about content and who knows more about policy but it is all about how the candidate is projected. So, you are kidding yourselves to think that Newt will convert anyone to vote for him who may be undecided. Mitt Romney is the only candidate that could run a good chance of beating Obama. It is simple. Newt has so many negatives. Listen to the Republicans who have worked with him for years in the House. In simple terms, Newt does not work well with people. He is totally self-serving. No one who has worked with him has endorsed him. Newt is a fool.
PoliticsNews Aja January 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Everyone I know or talk to is voting Ron Paul yet we can not find a public link to a poll to prove it. Care to share?

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