Talk about surreal. Newt is leading in the polls!

Even Newt thinks it's hysterically funny.

This just can’t be happening, but it is. According to the latest PPP poll,

He’s at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney. The rest of the Republican field is increasingly looking like a bunch of also rans: Rick Perry is at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.

Compared to a month ago Gingrich is up 13 points, while Cain has dropped by 5 points and Romney has gone down by 4.

And for those who think Mitt Romney will still win the nomination, Mr. Flip-Flopper’s approval rating is “at a 6 month low…with only 48% of voters seeing him favorably to 39% with a negative opinion.

In the CNN poll, Newt and Mitt are basically tied, and Cain has dropped down by 11 points since October.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party’s presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney’s two-point advantage is well within the survey’s sampling error. Full results (pdf)

While the level of support has pretty much stayed the same for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who’s making his second bid for the White House, Gingrich has seen his support jump 14 points since October.

The poll also indicates that 14 percent back Cain, down 11 points from last month.

My head is spinning. Can you imagine Newt Gingrich as President?

5 Comments on “Talk about surreal. Newt is leading in the polls!”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Kevin Drum: Newt Gingrich is Now Up to Bat

    Newt Gingrich is the latest anti-Romney, so I guess that means we all have to pretend to take him seriously for the next few weeks. Fine. Here is Aaron Blake telling us that Gingrich has nothing but contempt for the debt reduction supercommittee:

    Gingrich also discussed his own competing debt-reduction plan. Included in the plan is expanded energy exploration, giving states the authority to determine welfare eligibility, expanding research to search for cures to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and instituting the “Lean Six Sigma” management program in the federal government.

    I estimate that all of these things put together would reduce the federal deficit by…..hardly anything.

  2. jillforhill says:

    A week ago Newt went on CNN and said a politican’s personal life should not be important because it takes away from the issues. He also said he would not talk about Cain because he does not get involved in personal stuff of other people.

  3. ralphb says:

    Republicans are committing sepa ku as a party. Carry on.