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05 March 2012

New Public Policy Polling Numbers Show Newt Approaching 50% in Georgia

A new poll released early Monday morning contains some good news and some bad news for the GOP presidential candidates competing for a share of Georgia's 76 Republican National Convention delegates.

The good news is that Newt Gingrich is approaching the 50% mark, according to Public Policy Polling. The bad news is that Rick Santorum still falls below the 20% threshold to win any of Georgia's delegates state-wide.

In Georgia, Gingrich leads with 47% to 24% for Romney, 19% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.

Gingrich is basically winning every group of the electorate. 66% of Republicans in the state have a favorable opinion of him to only 27% with a negative one. And although he now lives in Virginia, he's still embraced as a native son. 71% of voters consider him to be a Georgian to only 22% who do not.

Jensen, Tom (2012-3-5). Split decision for Super Tuesday. Public Policy Polling. Retrieved on 2012-3-5.

I'm predicting Newt Gingrich wins 42 Georgia delegates, Romney wins 24, and Santorum gets 10. Only 36 hours remain before we see how accurate my prediction is.