Poll-itics: Newt crashes to near zero

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Yeah, yeah, I know, it's a Zogby poll, but it's still fun to read numbers like these:

Support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign has virtually evaporated, dropping to just 3 percent among likely Republican primary voters, a new IBOPE Zogby poll reveals. [...]

Even more ominously for Newt: When respondents were asked which of the 13 candidates they would “never vote for,” Gingrich was cited the most, by 17 percent...

According to Thom Hartmann, Newtie's in it for the money and has never been a serious candidate, nor has been taken seriously. File under "Duh".

He also pointed out how this point is validated by the public slamming Newt is getting from his own party. Everyone knows he doesn't have a chance at winning the nomination, so they feel free to speak their minds about him.

Why? Because criticism of Newt, Bachmann, and Cain, by emphasizing their over-the-top-itude, makes someone like Tim Pawlenty appear to be more "normal", less extreme... which is, of course, not true at all. Timmy is as extreme as the next right wing nut job, but presents himself as Mr. Bland.

Voters are easily fooled, and the GOP is counting on that.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Bees/100002022882493 John Bees

    We should hold our fire on Pawlenty until he's actually nominated. We know the GOP loves to double down. They know they have a problem with this guy but they're willing to go with him all the way. We should not get in their way. Give them the rope.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff
  • Anonymous

    Then the story of him pardoning a child molester who returns to molesting should plastered all over the internet. I still can't get over him not funding the bridge repairs that resulted in those people being murdered by his policies. He has blood on his hands in my opinion. Mr bridge fall down.