Bad Numbers for Newt

Via MSNBC:  Gingrich’s unfavorable rating hits all-time high in NBC/WSJ poll

Forty-eight percent have a negative opinion of Gingrich — an all-time high in the poll, even higher than it was during the Lewinsky scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment when Gingrich was speaker.

By comparison, just 16 percent have a favorable opinion of the presidential hopeful, which is down eight points since April.

Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff, says the numbers demonstrated Gingrich’s "total and complete implosion."


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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


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