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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Is Newt Gingrich The New Republican Frontrunner?

A new Public Policy Polling survey has Newt Gingrich as the national frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.

The poll has Gingrich leading the field at 28 percent, with Herman Cain in second place at 25 percent and Mitt Romney in third with 18 percent. Rick Perry registered a distant fourth place with only 6 percent, showing that the gap between the contenders and the also-rans is growing.

  • kurt.lorentzen

    There’s no question but that Gingrich is the most qualified for the job of anyone in the Republican field. Cain has appeal because he represents the anti-politician, but his lack of experience shows when he has to answer questions outside the scope of business and economics. Gingrich is an amazingly smart guy, a Constitutional scholar and historian. I’ve said, even as he seemed bent on sabotaging his own campaign, that he would make a good President. But he has his faults, too. The main one in my book is that he’s a Washington insider to the nth degree. Even so, I’m still hedging my bets where Romney is concerned. Don’t count Newt out just yet.