Election 2012

Gingrich Jumps Way Ahead in Iowa

Take this with a grain of salt because it might be an outlier -- it definitely looks like an outlier. Then again, conservatives are desperate.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the vote in Iowa, while Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each grab six percent (6%).

By the way, you can probably tell from my column this week, but Newt is unelectable on the national level. A Newt nomination is a landslide win for the president.