Poll: Romney and Gingrich Tied Nationwide

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Newt, Obama, Polls, Romney

Maybe Newt isn’t quite out of it yet…

From WashPost:

Gingrich and Romney are each favored by 30 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Running behind them is Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.), whose libertarian philosophy has attracted a strong following. He stands at 15 percent, about double his tally in an early November poll. All other active candidates are in the single digits.

But looks like Romney is gaining converts…

Romney has edged higher in the GOP contest, breaking out of the 20s for the first time since July. Gingrich has jumped greatly since early November, in part because of businessman Herman Cain’s decision to suspend his candidacy.

Here are all the numbers…

But the most surprising number in this poll? Obama’s approval rating…

The survey shows President Obama receiving his highest approval rating since March, with the exception of a brief rise after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Although most Americans continue to disapprove of the president’s performance on the economy, the number who disapprove of his overall performance has dipped below 50 percent for the first time this fall.

Sure, not exactly a ringing endorsement, but remember how unpopular Bush was leading up to his reelection bid? Seems like Republicans have a lack of enthusiasm and an opponent who may be on the upswing just in time.

More as it develops…

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