Newt Gingrich’s favorite-son strategy isn’t working out so well in Georgia, according to a quick InsiderAdvantage/Channel 2 Action News poll released this evening.
Gingrich may have the support of Gov. Nathan Deal, but Republican voters – at least for the moment – prefer pizzazz of pizza magnate and former radio talk show host Herman Cain.
Results from the poll, with a +/-5% MOE:
– Cain, 26%;
– Michele Bachmann, 13%;
– Newt Gingrich, 12%;
– Sarah Palin, 11%;
– Mitt Romney, 10%;
– Tim Pawlenty, 1%;
– Ron Paul, 1%;
– Other, 4%;
– Undecided, 22%.
Earlier this year Gingrich, a former U.S. House speaker and Georgia congressman, declared that much of his campaign would be run from Buckhead. But Gingrich hasn’t had an appearance here since his speech at the state GOP convention in mid-May.
“I’m surprised at the level that Herman Cain is leading the rest of the pack. I’m not surprised by the fact that he’s leading. He’s been in Atlanta. He’s been on the radio,” said Matt Towery, CEO of InsiderAdvantage.
“Herman Cain’s performance does show two things. One, there is a certain degree of hometown support for him, and secondly, there’s a degree of support from people who are disaffected and don’t want anything to do with politicians who held office,” Towery told Channel 2’s Lori Geary.
… The poll of 407 people has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.
strong>- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider