Gingrich seizes 9% lead

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Gingrich seizes 9% lead

Surging Newt Gingrich has opened his biggest public opinion poll lead yet in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

In Poll Position’s national scientific survey conducted last night, we found 30% backing Gingrich, 21% Mitt Romney, 11% Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry at 6%, Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 2% and others at 4%, with 14% expressing no opinion.

Gingrich is most popular among older Republican voters, with 41% of 65+ year olds and 36% of 45-64 year olds saying they’d back him.  He garnered the support of only 3% of 18-29 year olds, while 25% of 30-44 year olds said they’d back him.

Gingrich is far more popular among men than women.  Among likely Republican voters, 39% of men support him, while only 22% of women do so – a statistical tie with Romney among women.

The poll of 504 registered voters nationwide who said they’d vote in their state’s primary or caucus has a margin of error of +/- 4%.  The full crosstabs for the poll: Poll Position crosstabs – GOP horse race 11-22-11

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