Newt Gingrich slipping in polls

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Newt Gingrich (file)
Newt Gingrich (file)
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With 15 days to go until the Iowa caucuses, new polls out today show Newt’s lead slipping away from his grasp.

Republicans now seem to be torn between Romney and Gingrich (a prospect Erick Erickson of the conservative website RedState.com calls “insane”), and increasingly interested in Ron Paul.  (Maybe it’s the cookbook?)

According to the latest Gallup poll, Gingrich’s lead over Romney dwindled to a statistical tie. Ron Paul is third with 11 percent of the vote.

A Ron Paul ticket is not off the table, according to the new PPP survey of 597 likely Republican Iowa caucus voters. That poll ranks the Texas Congressman as number one with 23 percent of the vote, followed by 20 percent for Romney and 14 percent for Gingrich — a 13 point drop in two weeks alone. His support has essentially been cut in half, most likely due to a string of attack ads directed at the former speaker of the House.

Gingrich isn’t doing himself any favors with moderates. In an interview with CBS yesterday he went to the extreme, saying activist judges need to be kept in check and suggested they should be arrested if they ignore congressional subpoenas.

 

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Newt Gingrich slipping in polls

Updated