Concerning the ongoing GOTP nominating circus, a new Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 6 – 10 Jan 12 has been released and the current poll results are:
Willard Mittens Romney 31; Newton “Benny Hill” Gingrich 16; Ricky “The Ric” Santorum 15; Ronny Paul 13; Reverend Rick Perry 6 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 firmly ensconced behind the steering wheel the rest of cast is trying apparently in vain to shove him out the door with Newton taking on the role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown; Santorum and Paul are holding on in a weak third and fourth place seeming to be perfectly willing to allow Newt to self destruct and hopefully take Romney with him; Reverend Perry’s campaign is beginning to go through its death rattle while Huntsman continues to loiter about at bottom-dwelling mud sucker status.
Heading into the Palmetto State Willard holds a very precarious lead over Newton where the latest Insider Advantage poll of likely voters conducted 11 Jan 12 finds Romney 23;Gingrich 21; Santorum 14; Paul 13; Huntsman 7 and Perry
Romney appears to strongly in the lead in Florida where the new Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted on 11 Jan 12 has Romney 41; Gingrich 19; Santorum 15; Paul 9; Huntsman 5 and Perry 2
In the upcoming Nevada Caucus Romney leads in the latest Las Vegas Review-Journal poll: Romney 35; Gingrich 26; Paul 5; Perry 4; Huntsman and Santorum 1
Concerning how the GOTP “candidates stack up against the President the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll of registered voters conducted 5 – 9 Jan 12, if the general election were held today:
President Obama 48/Romney 43
President Obama 53/Gingrich 38
President Obama 51/Santorum 40
President Obama 48/Paul 41
Romney’s clearly in control of the nomination process, and unless Newt suddenly can produce pictures of Willard playing golf with Satan it isn’t likely to change.
So, if the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, Willard Mittens Romney would be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose to President Obama in the general election.