Gingrichs gains key endorsement, surges in polls

Newt Gingrich: Coming on strong

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s political star continued to rise over the weekend with an endorsement from the powerful Manchester Union Leader and new polls showing him surpassing Ron Paul for second place in the key primary state.

“Newt’s on the rise, there’s no doubt about that,” a veteran GOP political operative told Capitol Hill Blue Sunday. “If he can maintain that momentum he could threaten Mitt Romney.”

Romney currently holds a 2-1 edge over his closest rivals in New Hampshire polls but the Union Leader endorsement of Gingrich was clearly a setback for the GOP frontrunner.

Wrote Joseph McQuaid, publisher of the paper in a front page editorial in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper:

We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing. A lot of candidates say they’re going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again.

But while the Union Leader endorsement is openly sought by candidates, it is a mixed blessing.  The paper endorsed losers Steve Forbes in 2000, Pat Buchanan in 1992 and 1996 and former Delaware Gov. Pierre du Pont in 1988 but did give the nod to eventual GOP nominee John McCain in 2008.

Meanwhile, polls show Gingrich in a solid second place in New Hampshire polls, training Romney by an average of 36.8 – 18.5.  Ron Paul is the biggest loser from the Gingrich surge, dropping to third — five percentage points behind Gingrich and 23 points behind Romney.

A Polling Company survey taken Nov. 18-21 shows Paul’s support slipping to 11 percent — just four percent above Jon Huntsman.

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6 Responses to "Gingrichs gains key endorsement, surges in polls"

  1. Carl Nemo **==  November 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    If Gingrich is surging it’s not predicated on anything he has to offer the voting public.

    The shadowy ‘rethug’ friendly powerbrokers are using their MSM outlets including New Hampshire based print media to push this loser down our collective throats. It’s their m.o. and has been through many post WWII elections particularly starting with hyping Ronald Reagan to become our national ‘El Cid’…not!

    When Reagan took office our national public debt was $800 billion. Republicans have held power for twenty of the past thirty one years and we see where that’s gotten this nation. The MIC gods, bankers and brokers have gotten more obscenely wealthy while we the people are in desperate straights. The ‘rethugs’ are the flagship party of the wealthy class in this country while the Democrats have simply become camp-following, bottom-feeders enjoying the scraps pitched to them and perpetuating policies perpetrated upon us by these aforementioned ‘rethug’ miscreants. Dems might as well be their ‘off season’ operatives when it comes to squandering money, they on uber spendy social programs and the Republicans on materiel for engineered wars while promoting ‘pirate capitalism’.

    New Gingrich cannot defeat Barack Obama in a general election in the event he should get the nomination. He’s finished before he starts.

    Evidently the folks in New Hampshire betray their state motto “Live Free or Die” when they pitch support to the likes of Gingrich simply a running dog for the New World Order and their dark, nation destroying agenda.

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. woody188  November 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Just keep repeating it and people will believe it.

    Does New Hampshire want Massachusetts style healthcare?

    No, so they want someone else, but Gingrich?

    I keep hearing media say there is support for these guys but no one can say why and it’s hard to find their living, breathing supporters. They make statements like:

    A lot of candidates say they’re going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again.

    And no one calls them to task on proving the statement. How did Gingrich actually improve Washington?
    Was it his support of Kenneth Starr and the infamous BJ Report?
    HOW???
    Because it seems like he didn’t do a darn thing to improve Washington and it’s all gotten worse during his reign as Speaker and his pushing of NAFTA.
    He has shown he has no morals in marriage. If he can’t keep a promise to one woman, why do you think he will keep any promise to an entire nation?
    ARE YOU ALL INSANE?

    • Carl Nemo **==  November 29, 2011 at 1:37 am

      Hear…hear Woody188, a solid, scorching rant against this miscreant Gingrich and our seemingly braindead, unquestioning, electorate…!

      His rise from oblivion is obviously a scam.

      Seemingly the shadowy powerbrokers utilizing their soley owned MSM outlets could get a ‘ham sandwich’ nominated for ‘preznit’…no? / : |

      ***

      “Sandwich for President”…hooyah!

      ***

      Carl Nemo **==

  3. eve  November 29, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Gingrich is your typical “bought and paid for” politician.

    He wants to extend the Patriot Act and strengthen it.

    Meanwhile the media keeps pushing the “Ron Paul can’t win” angle in hopes the moronic masses will believe it.

    Sadly, they are moronic and just might fall for the lie.
    They’ve fallen for every other lie, why not his one?

    Americans don’t love liberty it seems.

  4. Sandune  November 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

    If the Speaker is surging in the polls, it is a clear indication of how far the GOP has fallen in their agenda. Newt will continue the Empire Building and take us to war in every nation under Islam. He is now the poster boy for the religious right and his aim is to destroy all who are not Christians. He wants the federal government to have the power to destroy his main enemy which is the Secular Humanists who live by the rules of total equality.

    America may not be ready for liberty as stated by Eve, but we are not ready for another inquisition under man who represents the Pope.

    I saw this coming in 1999 when Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell worked on the Bush campaign. I’m not convinced that America won’t get behind Gingrich and attack our Bill of Rights. I meet people on line and in person who believe America is for Christians only.

  5. Julian Alien  December 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Check out Politifacts take on Newt Gingrich’s claim to have balanced the budget.It was rated FALSE.He is still a big fat liar and that is all he will ever be.

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