11Alive/Survey USA Georgia Poll: Gingrich Leads, Romney Gaining

Courtesy of our good friends at WXIA 11 Alive News:

In a SurveyUSA poll conducted for 11Alive, 45 percent of adults in Georgia said they would vote for Gingrich if the Georgia primary were held today. That’s a 13 point lead over his closest rival, Mitt Romney; 32 percent of respondents said they would vote for the former Massachusetts governor.

However, the poll shows that Gingrich has lost about one-third of his Georgia support since a December SurveyUSA poll, which reported Gingrich’s support at 65 percent.  Romney polled at 12 percent in December, which means he has nearly tripled his total.

The latest poll surveyed 459 likely GOP voters on February 1-2, 2012, following Romney’s convincing win in the Florida GOP primary.  Georgia holds its primary on March 6.

Santorum is third with 9 percent, Ron Paul! is Revoluting in fourth with 8 percent.



  1. SallyForth says:

    Looks like more Georgians are waking up to the REAL Newt-from-Virginia who pretends he lives and votes in Georgia to fool people, distance himself from where he actually lives and gets his multi-million dollar income from being a Washington insider lobbyist. Let’s hope more do the same before March 6th and keep from embarrassing our state on the national scene once again.

  2. Calypso says:

    If Newtie does get the plurality of votes in the Georgia primary, I wonder if he’ll sue to have the process changed to a ‘winner-take-all’ arrangement, like we used to have instead of our current proportional set-up?

  3. Doug Deal says:

    At this point, the race is over. Romney with a lead in delegates that will only grow to a big lead after the caucus states and favorable February primaries. Despite Georgia going on Super Tuesday, the other states are pretty much pro Romney and it looks liek Gingrich will have to even fight for his “home” state. That should extend the lead further and Romney is almost certain to collect all of Virgiania’s delegates.

    I would not encourage anyone to drop out but I would hope that the remaining participants at least try to maintain some dignity.

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