Concerning the ongoing GOTP nominating circus, a new Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 23 – 29 Dec 11 has been released and the current poll results are:
Mittens Romney 26; Newton “Benny Hill” Gingrich 24; Ronny Paul 11; Reverend Rick Perry 7; Michele “Krazy” Bachmann and Ricky “The Ric” Santorum 5 and Jon “I can’t believe it’s not butter” Huntsman 2
The GOTP clown car continues to careen wildly down the campaign trail with Mittens taking over the driving and Newton being shoved aside; Paul’s holding on in a weak third place while Reverend Perry moves up to fourth and Krazy moves back to fall in a tie at fifth with Santorum as Huntsman continues to loiter about at bottom-dwelling mud sucker status.
Romney somehow moves into the lead in Iowa as Santorum pushes up to a surprising third where a new NBC News/Marist poll of likely voters conducted 27 – 28 Dec 11 reports Romney 23; Paul 21; Santorum 15; Perry 14; Gingrich 13; Bachmann 6 and Huntsman 2
Romney holds onto his very solid lead in New Hampshire where the new CNN/Time poll of likely voters conducted 21 – 27 Dec 11 shows Mittens 44; Paul 17; Gingrich 16; Huntsman 9; Santorum 4; Bachmann 3 and Perry 2
Newton holds on In South Carolina where the latest Clemson poll of likely voters conducted 6 – 19 Dec 11 find Gingrich 38; Romney 21; Paul 10; Perry and Bachmann 5; Huntsman 3 and Santorum 2
Romney takes the lead in Florida where the new TelOpinion (R) poll of registered voters conducted on 15 – 19 Dec 11 has Romney 27; Gingrich 26; Paul 5; Perry and Bachmann 4; Huntsman and Santorum 1
In the four states with the lead off primaries – or caucuses – Romney now leads in three to Gingrich’s 1
Concerning how the GOTP “candidates stack up against the President; according to a very suspicious Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 27 – 28 Dec 11, if the general election were held today:
President Obama 39/Romney 45
President Obama 47/Gingrich 47
Suddenly Mittens surges ahead of the President in a Rasmussen poll days before the Iowans crown their choice to lead the GOTP race, this is more than a little suspicious and as with every Rasmussen poll, where the President is concerned, should be taken with a very large grain of salt.
So, if the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, and if the Rasmussen polls can be trusted (very doubtful) Mittens Romney would be the GOTP nominee, and would beat President Obama in the general election.