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November 14, 2011


Gingrich Takes the Lead Nationally

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Newt Gingrich taking the lead in the GOP presidential race.

Gingrich leads with 28%, followed by Herman Cain at 25% and Mitt Romney at 18%.

The rest of the field: Rick Perry at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.

Key findings: "Gingrich's lead caps an amazing comeback he's made over the last 5 months.  In June his favorability nationally with Republican voters plummeted all the way to 36/49. Now he's at 68/23, representing a 58 point improvement in his spread since then. As recently as August Gingrich was mired in single digits at 7%, and even in September he was at just 10%.  He's climbed 18 points in less than 2 months."












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