Gingrich Surges to The Lead in Iowa Poll
Former House Speaker Gingrich received support from 25 percent of likely voters in the leadoff Iowa caucus, while Texas congressman Paul had 18 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 16 percent in the Des Moines Register‘s Iowa Poll released Saturday.
Gingrich’s support stood at just 7 percent in the most recent Iowa Poll, conducted in late October. Businessman Herman Cain, who suspended his campaign today amid claims of sexual misconduct, was at 8 percent in the latest poll, down from 23 percent in October.
The new poll of 401 likely Republican caucusgoers has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.
New Iowa Poll Has Gingrich Leading Over Paul Then Romney in 3-Way Race
A new poll released by the Des Moines Register Saturday has former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich taking a palpable lead in support from Iowa Republican caucusgoers, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in a three-candidate race. With Iowa kicking off voting in the presidential nominating process just a month away on January 3, Gingrich has support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucusgoers in the Hawkeye state.
Paul has risen to second with 18 percent and Romeny slipped to third with 16 percent. Undecided came in fourth place with 11 percent.
Selzer & Co. of Des Moines conducted the poll of 401 likely Republican caucusgoers between November 27 and 30. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. The poll was conducted before Georgia businessman Herman Cain suspended his candidacy on Saturday. Cain amassed 8 percent, tied with Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. The same Iowa poll conducted between October 23 and 26 had Cain at 23 percent support and Gingrich at only 7
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