Tonight on AC360: Gingrich tops 4th straight poll in Iowa
December 6th, 2011
06:02 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Gingrich tops 4th straight poll in Iowa

Editor's note: Keeping Them Honest, Newt Gingrich was reprimanded by congress for ethics violations when he was House Speaker in 1997. He is currently the leading GOP choice in Iowa. Tune in to AC360 at 8 p.m. ET for Anderson's report on Gingrich's past and the state of the presidential race. 

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich leads the pack of GOP presidential candidates in a fourth straight poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus goers.

Thirty-one percent of people questioned in a CBS News/New York Times survey say that the former House speaker is their choice for their party's nominee, with 17 percent supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 16% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. The poll's Tuesday afternoon release comes four weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, which kick off the Republican presidential primary and caucus calendar.


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  1. Lacy Douglas

    Gingrich is smart, but dangerous. He is convincing in his lies and has an aire of sophistication that reminds me of the snake in the Garden of Eden. In the overall scheme of things someone has to play that role, but we should not elect him as president.

    December 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  2. john knimble

    The strange thing is that everyone has seen Newt's dirty laundry and STILL he surges ahead, so the problem is not about being deceived by Newt, but why is Mitt stuck at 25%???? Clearly the people in the polls are weighing the good and the bad, the baggage and the flaws, the history of the candidates and seem to be saying that Newt's warts are smaller than Mitt's warts..... and all.... and that Newt's "ideas" are more interesting to listen to than Mitt's "ideas".... and that Newt "seems more like them" than Mitt does... go figure? This process is alive and moving and changeable and tomorrow may be different, but if the trend line holds this pattern, uninterrupted by some dramatic events, Newt will prevail.

    December 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  3. BrianB

    The fact that he was carrying on an affair while he was trying to impeach Bill Clinton speaks directly to his character and credibility. He's a hypocrite and a liar. He has no business running for any public office.

    December 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
    • Chris

      I couldn't agree with you more. Ron Paul labeled Newt Gingrich as "serial hypocrisy" and he's correct.

      December 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  4. Eugenia-San Francisco

    Light heart strong mind

    December 6, 2011 at 7:53 pm |