Newt Gingrich says he is going to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August and he will be the party's nominee, according to Politico.
Gingrich told reporters this morning he will press on to the convention even if he loses the Florida GOP presidential primary Tuesday.
"I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination," Gingrich said according to Politico.
"You just had two national polls that show me ahead. Why don't you ask Gov. Romney what he will do if he loses since he is behind in both national polls, " added the former House Speaker.
When asked how he planned to win the nomination, Gingrich replied, "State by State."
Gingrich is moving in familiar territory reports Politico. He is facing questions from reporters about dropping out of the competition now that the momentum has shifted, at least in Florida according to the latest polls there.
National polls indeed still show Gingrich ahead of Mitt Romney but, following a pair of heated debates in Florida, Romney moved ahead of Gingrich in the latest polls of Republican voters in the state.
A Quinnipiac University poll shows Romney ahead of Gingrich by nine percentage points. A separate poll from Gainesville, Florida based War Room Logistics shows Romney with a ten percentage point advantage. Both polls were revealed after the second of two GOP presidential debates on Thursday in Jacksonville.
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