Tags: Ron Paul | Barack Obama | Mitt Romney | 2012 President Race | | Rick Perry | 2012 Polls | Herman Cain

Marist Poll: Gingrich Now 2nd, Ahead of Cain

Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 07:56 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged into second place in the Republican presidential race in a new McClatchy-Marist poll that also shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney retaking the lead and former businessman Herman Cain falling to third.

Newt Gingrich, Marist, Poll, Romney, CainThe poll of 347 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents found Romney at 23 percent, Gingrich at 19, and Cain, 17 percent.

“Clearly this race has taken yet another dramatic turn. The top tier has gotten more crowded,” said Lee M. Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College in New York, which conducted the poll Tuesday through Thursday.

“The poll . . . signaled that Romney retains his steady if uncommanding position and that, in the quest by most Republicans for an alternative, they’ve cooled on Cain and are turning to Gingrich,” McClatchy reported. “It's the first national survey taken entirely since the allegations of sexual harassment against Cain erupted into a full political firestorm” last week.

“Romney is still where he’s been. It’s fair to say this is a battle for the anybody-but-Romney candidate," Miringoff said. "Gingrich has now begun his 15 days of fame. Whether he is able to maintain that, as others have fallen, is the question. He may be the only one standing when this is all said and done.”

Here’s how other candidates fared in the poll:
  • Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, 10 percent
  • Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, 8 percent
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, 5 percent
  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, 1 percent
  • Former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah, 1 percent.

Another 17 percent reported that they are undecided.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved