If former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wants to capture the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he is going to have to score well in Florida. The lastest Insider Advantage survey (released 11/29/11) has Gingrich leading the rest of the field by a considerable margin. Walter C. Jones at The Florida Times-Union has more:
Newt Gingrich is the current favorite in Florida’s Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary, picking up supporters who fled Herman Cain to claim 41 percent in a poll conducted Tuesday night for the Florida Times-Union.
Gingrich has as much support as the next four candidates combined in the telephone survey of 513 registered voters who say they’re likely to cast ballots in the primary. The poll, conducted by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research, has a margin of error of 4 percent.
Here are the standings in the Florida Republican primary according to a poll for the Florida Times-Union conducted by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research on Tuesday evening:
Newt Gingrich 41
Mitt Romney 17
Herman Cain 13
Rick Perry 7
Ron Paul 4
Michele Bachmann 3
Rick Santorum 1
No opinion 11