Newt has lead in Georgia but tanking everywhere else

Newt Gingrich holds a double digit lead in his home state of Georgia, but is falling off a cliff just about everywhere else.

A new poll conducted for Channel 2 Action News shows Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with a double-digit lead in Georgia.

The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of 1,300 voters was conducted on Feb. 23, less than two weeks before the state presidential primary.

Gingrich increased his lead slightly since a poll conducted earlier in February, receiving 38 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum received 25 percent, Mitt Romney 19 percent and Ron Paul 4 percent in the poll.

Numbers were similar when broken down by men and women. The number of undecided voters remains at 13 percent before the March 6 primary.

"That essentially says they're not right now in Newt Gingrich's camp so they're either going to break for Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney," said Channel 2 political analyst Bill Crane.

 

He is in single digits in Michigan and the low to mid-teens everywhere else except Oklahoma where he trails Santorum by double digits (24% to 48%) and Alabama where he is getting around 20% and tied with Romney for second.

He is not even on the ballot in VA. The states that will hold caucuses instead of primaries on Super Tuesday - Idaho, North Dakota, Alaska, and Washington state on March 3 -  could give him a boost but it is unknown if his lack of organization will hurt him in those states.

Will Gingrich finally see the writing on the wall after Super Tuesday and call it quits? With Tim Pawlenty publicly kicking himself for getting out of the race too early, don't make any bets on an exit for Gingrich as long as he has money to travel and buy a few ads.


Newt Gingrich holds a double digit lead in his home state of Georgia, but is falling off a cliff just about everywhere else.

A new poll conducted for Channel 2 Action News shows Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with a double-digit lead in Georgia.

The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of 1,300 voters was conducted on Feb. 23, less than two weeks before the state presidential primary.

Gingrich increased his lead slightly since a poll conducted earlier in February, receiving 38 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum received 25 percent, Mitt Romney 19 percent and Ron Paul 4 percent in the poll.

Numbers were similar when broken down by men and women. The number of undecided voters remains at 13 percent before the March 6 primary.

"That essentially says they're not right now in Newt Gingrich's camp so they're either going to break for Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney," said Channel 2 political analyst Bill Crane.

 

He is in single digits in Michigan and the low to mid-teens everywhere else except Oklahoma where he trails Santorum by double digits (24% to 48%) and Alabama where he is getting around 20% and tied with Romney for second.

He is not even on the ballot in VA. The states that will hold caucuses instead of primaries on Super Tuesday - Idaho, North Dakota, Alaska, and Washington state on March 3 -  could give him a boost but it is unknown if his lack of organization will hurt him in those states.

Will Gingrich finally see the writing on the wall after Super Tuesday and call it quits? With Tim Pawlenty publicly kicking himself for getting out of the race too early, don't make any bets on an exit for Gingrich as long as he has money to travel and buy a few ads.


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