Gingrich routs Cain, Romney
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is surging so strongly our national scientific poll shows in a hypothetical one-on-one national 2012 GOP primary contest against Herman Cain or Mitt Romney, Gingrich would win in a landslide.
We asked Americans who said they’d vote in their state’s Republican primary or caucus who’d they pick if they had to vote for a candidate in each of these three match-ups: Cain-Romney, Gingrich-Cain, Gingrich-Romney.
Gingrich topped Cain 56%-30% and Romney 57%-24%. In the Cain-Romney match-up, the candidates were tied at 44%.
Perhaps Cain’s biggest challenge: Women have cooled on him after news emerged of four women accusing him of sexual harassment. In the hypothetical Cain-Romney showdown, Cain garners only 34% of the female vote, while 54% of men backed Cain. In the Cain-Gingrich match-up, Cain scored 27% of the vote among women, while 33% of men supported Cain.
This Poll Position telephone survey of 525 registered voters nationwide who said they’d vote in their state’s 2012 Republican primary or caucus was conducted November 13, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±4%.
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