Sen. Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney nationally in a new CBS News / New York Times poll on the GOP Presidential Nomination race. Santorum leads Romney 30%-27%, with Ron Paul well back at 12%, and Newt Gingrich slumping to 10%.

This becomes the third national poll in the last four days to show Santorum leading Mitt Romney. His momentum from winning three states last week shows no sign of slowing down. We’ll see if he can sustain it between now and the Arizona, Michigan Primaries on February 28.

Santorum now leads Romney 30.2%-28.6% in our 7-Day Average of National Polls.

Rick Santorum Now Leading Mitt Romney in Multiple National Polls – 2/14/12

A shocking new national poll out by Rasmussen today shows Newt Gingrich surging to within three points of Mitt Romney, 30%-27%, in the GOP Presidential Race. The one-day poll was done yesterday, January 17, entirely after the GOP Presidential Debate on Monday night. Romney has been leading by double-digits in virtually every national poll, but this may indicate Gingrich is getting a huge bounce off of his outstanding debate performance.

Yet to be seen is whether Gingrich will get the same kind of massive bounce in South Carolina. If he does, he’s got a real shot at winning there on Saturday. We’ll see as new polls come out on the South Carolina race done after Monday night’s debate. Adding to the drama is that there will be another debate, this time on CNN, tomorrow night.

Shock Poll: Rasmussen National Poll Shows Newt Gingrich Surging to Within 3 Points of Romney Following Stellar Debate Performance – 1/18/12

This will send shockwaves through the GOP Presidential Field.

A new national Rasmussen Poll finds Newt Gingrich now with a 21-point lead over Gov. Mitt Romney, 38%-17%, in the GOP Presidential Nomination race. The next closest candidates are Herman Cain and Ron Paul at 8%.

It has been an incredibly dramatic rise for Gingrich in the polls, who now leads in the 21-day average of national polls 25.6% – 20.8% over Mitt Romney. This is the largest lead so far for Gingrich, but he has now led by at least 4-points in the last five national polls released.

Check all the Latest Polls.

Shock Rasmussen National Poll: Newt Gingrich Leads GOP Presidential Field by 21 Points – 12/1/11

New Polls – National – 2012 GOP Nomination

11/8-10/11

Marist / McClatchy

Romney

23

Gingrich

19

Cain

17

Paul

10

Perry

8

Bachmann

5

Huntsman

1

Santorum

1

11/6-10/11

CBS News / NYT

Cain

18

Romney

15

Gingrich

15

Perry

8

Paul

5

Bachmann

4

Santorum

2

Huntsman

1

 

Two new national polls on the GOP Presidential Nomination race show Newt Gingrich continuing to make a strong move up. A new CBS News/New York Times Poll has Gingrich tied for second place with Mitt Romney, and trailing Herman Cain by only 3-points, 18%-15%. In a new Marist/McClatchy survey, Gingrich is in second place behind Mitt Romney, trailing 23%-19%, with Herman Cain in third place at 17%.

In our 21-day average of National Polls, Herman Cain is now clinging to a slim one-point lead over Mitt Romney, 23.6% – 22.6%, with New Gingrich at 13.5%.

Below is a line graph showing the movement of the top three candidates – Romney, Cain, and Gingrich – over the last 21-days of polling, which encompasses data from 11 national polls done between October 21 and November 11:

Two New National Polls Show Newt Gingrich Surging to 2nd Place in GOP Presidential Nomination Race; Now Only 3-4 Points Behind Leader – 11/11/11

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/7-9/11

Fox News

Romney

21

Perry

13

Palin

8

Bachmann

7

Giuliani

7

Gingrich

6

Paul

6

Cain

5

Santorum

2

Pawlenty

2

Huntsman

2

Johnson

1

McCotter

1

Karger

0

 

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/5-7/11

CNN/Opinion Research

Romney

23

Perry

15

Palin

12

Giuliani

12

Paul

12

Bachmann

7

Gingrich

5

Cain

4

Huntsman

4

Santorum

2

Pawlenty

2

McCotter

0

Johnson

0

 

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/2-4/11

Marist

Romney

21

Perry

18

Palin

10

Giuliani

9

Bachmann

8

Cain

6

Paul

3

Santorum

3

Gingrich

2

Pawlenty

2

Johnson

2

Roemer

2

Huntsman

1

Karger

<1

 

Three new national polls are out on the 2012 GOP Presidential race, and all three show Gov. Mitt Romney with a lead over the field of candidates.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has solidified himself as a strong challenger to Romney, coming in 2nd place in the last five national polls on the GOP race. Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain seem to have lost some steam, and Ron Paul continues to have a faithful following of between 6-10% on average.

The other thing that jumps out at you in all three of these polls is that Gov. Tim Pawlenty is shockingly weak, with only 2% support in each poll. He has to do well in the GOP Debate tonight, and in the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday. He desperately needs something to jump start his campaign.

Below are the current 40-day averages of polls, with Mitt Romney leading Rick Perry by almost 7-points:

2012 GOP Presidential Nomination Poll Averages

Date

Poll

Candidate

Pct.

(AVG on

AVERAGES

Romney

20.3

Polls

Perry

13.4

Since

(Only most recent poll

Bachmann

11.9

7/3/11)

from each Polling

Palin

10.6

Organization used in

Giuliani

9.0

40-day averages)

Paul

8.0

Cain

6.6

Gingrich

4.4

Pawlenty

2.4

Huntsman

2.3

Santorum

2.0

Roemer

1.5

Johnson

0.8

McCotter

0.3

View Polling Data

 

You can always check the latest polls and national averages in the Polling & Election Center.

Three New National Polls Show Gov. Mitt Romney Leading GOP Presidential Field; Perry Solidifies Position as Strong 2nd Place Challenger – 8/11/11

New Poll – 2012 Election – National

7/15-17/11

PPP

Romney

45

Obama

45

Tie

Bachmann

41

Obama

48

+7

Pawlenty

39

Obama

48

+9

Cain

36

Obama

48

+12

Palin

37

Obama

53

+16

 

Public Policy Polling is out with a new national survey on the 2012 Presidential Election, and the numbers are not good for Obama.

Their poll finds Mitt Romney now pulling into a tie with Obama at 45%-45%. One month ago, Obama led Romney by two-points. But the numbers for Obama are even worse than they appear to be, according to PPP – a Democrat-leaning polling organization:

PUBLIC POLICY POLLING: . . . . Obama’s numbers are worse than they appear to be on the surface. The vast majority of the undecideds in all of these match ups disapprove of the job Obama’s doing but aren’t committing to a candidate yet while they wait to see how the Republican field shakes out. Here’s an idea of where these various match ups might stand once all voters have made up their minds:

-In the Obama/Romney head to head 21% of undecideds approve of Obama and 61% disapprove. If you allocate them based on their approval/disapprove of Obama, Romney would lead 52-48.

-In the Obama/Bachmann head to head 10% of undecideds approve of Obama and 67% disapprove. If you allocate them based on their approval/disapprove of Obama, Obama would lead only 51-49.

-In the Obama/Pawlenty head to head 9% of undecideds approve of Obama and 75% disapprove. If you allocate them based on their approval/disapprove of Obama, the race would be tied at 50%.

-In the Obama/Cain head to head 8% of undecideds approve of Obama and 76% disapprove. If you allocate them based on their approval/disapprove of Obama, Obama would lead only 51-49.

-In the Obama/Palin head to head 5% of undecideds approve of Obama and 84% disapprove. If you allocate them based on their approval/disapprove of Obama, Obama would lead only 54-46.

So if you dig deeper into the numbers Obama’s position is a lot worse than meets the eye. There’s a very good chance Obama would lose if he had to stand for reelection today. . . . Read More

The poll is based on a survey of 928 Registered Voters – 42% Democrat, 33% Republican, 25% Independent.

H/T Aquaviva

Public Policy Polling on Results of New National 2012 Presidential Election Poll: “Good Chance Obama Would Lose” if Election was Held Today – 7/20/11

Quinnipiac is out with a new national poll on the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination race. It shows Gov. Mitt Romney with an 11-point lead over his nearest rival, Michele Bachmann:

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

7/5-11/11

Quinnipiac

Romney

25

Bachmann

14

Palin

12

Perry

10

Cain

6

Paul

5

Gingrich

5

Pawlenty

3

Huntsman

1

Santorum

1

 

You can always check for the latest polls and averages in the Election Center.

New National Poll Gives Gov. Mitt Romney 11-Point Lead over GOP Presidential Field

Several new polls are out on the 2012 Presidential race.

Quinnipiac has a national poll showing President Obama leading all GOP challengers. Mitt Romney does the best, trailing Obama by 6-points:

New Poll – 2012 Election Matchups – National

7/5-11/11

Quinnipiac

Romney

41

Obama

47

+6

Bachmann

38

Obama

50

+12

Perry

37

Obama

50

+13

Palin

34

Obama

53

+19

 

PPP/Daily Kos polled for a matchup between Obama and Michele Bachmann. Their poll shows Obama beating Bachmann by 13-points.

IBOPE/Zogby polled matchups between Obama and 11 possible GOP Candidates. Chris Christie did the best, leading Obama 45%-41%. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney also led Obama by 1-point. Three GOP Candidates – Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Herman Cain tied Obama:

New Poll – 2012 Election Matchups – National

7/8-11/11

IBOPE/Zogby

Christie

45

Obama

41

+4

Perry

43

Obama

42

+1

Romney

43

Obama

42

+1

Cain

42

Obama

42

Tie

Paul

40

Obama

40

Tie

Pawlenty

41

Obama

41

Tie

Bachmann

42

Obama

44

+2

Santorum

39

Obama

44

+5

Huntsman

31

Obama

39

+8

Palin

37

Obama

47

+10

Gingrich

33

Obama

45

+12

 

You can always check for the latest polls and averages in the Election Center.

2012 Polling Update: GOP Candidates Gaining Ground on Obama – 7/13/11

A new Zogby Interactive survey on the 2012 Presidential Election shows President Obama leading all but one of the possible GOP candidates. But it also shows all of them gaining ground on Obama:

New Poll – 2012 Election – National Matchups with Obama

6/28-30/11

Zogby Interactive

Christie

44

Obama

44

Tie

Romney

42

Obama

43

+1

Bachmann

44

Obama

45

+1

Pawlenty

42

Obama

44

+2

Cain

40

Obama

44

+4

Perry

40

Obama

45

+5

Paul

38

Obama

43

+5

Santorum

38

Obama

46

+8

Palin

38

Obama

46

+8

Huntsman

31

Obama

41

+10

Gingrich

33

Obama

46

+13

 

You can get the latest polls and averages in the Election Center.

New Zogby Interactive Poll Shows Obama Still Leading GOP Candidates – but Losing Ground

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