Gingrich Losing Ground Nationally
Newt Gingrich’s lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination has evaporated, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday indicates that 28% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say the former House speaker is their choice for their party’s nominee, with an equal amount supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In CNN’s previous national poll, conducted last month, Gingrich held a 24%-20% margin over Romney.
This has been one wild process to date, with the continued surges and declines of the Not Romneys. Things seem to be shaping up for Ron Paul to have a turn as the Not Romeny, in fact.
The rest of the pack for now:
According to the new CNN survey, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is in third place at 14%. That’s a five point rise for Paul since last month’s poll. The survey indicates Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 8%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 7%, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at 4%, former Utah Gov. and former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at 2%, and nine percent undecided.
At this point, the only choices for Not Romney (assuming Newt continues to fade) are Paul, Huntsman, and Santorum. And given that voting in IA is less than a month away, time is running out for too many more Not Romney’s.