Newt Gingrich Quickly Closes in on Mitt Romney Before Florida Primary

by Sean Bryant on January 25, 2012

If you are getting tired of the Republican primaries yet it looks like we might have a ways left to go before we find out who will be the nomination to go up against Barak Obama in the 2012 elections.

After last weeks huge win in the South Carolina Gingrich has been quickly catching up to Romney in the Florida polls.  Today in a poll taken by Quinnipiac University Romney sits at 36% while Gingrich is a 34%.  In a distant third and fourth respectively are Santorum and Paul at 11% and 9% respectively.

Time/CNN reporter Alex Altman was quoted as saying:

Gingrich holds leads among men, Tea Party voters, self-identified conservatives—among whom he boasts a 10-point advantage—and born-again Christians. His fans also appear to be more committed than Romney’s. Four of five Gingrich backers say their minds are made up, compared to less than two thirds of the former Massachusetts governor’s supporters. Overall, 25 percent of respondents indicated they were liable to change their minds.

Saturday’s election in Florida on Tuesday is a winner-take-all contest with 50 delegates, which will provide a major boost to any candidate who wins.

I think it is safe to say that after Tuesday’s primary we might have a little bit clearer picture about who will take the Republican nomination.  As of right now though the picture is a little murky.

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.

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