Gingrich Opens Up Big Iowa Lead: ABC News Poll

Newt Gingrich opens a 15-point lead over Mitt Romney, Ron Paul in caucus state.
2:19 | 12/06/11

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The politics your voice your vote and a new ABC news Washington Post poll which shows that Newt Gingrich has more than made himself the man to beat in Iowa. Opening up a fifteen point lead over Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. -- -- John Berman is here with more and John this is a pretty stunning poll that shows strength for -- across the board you know what's most remark. -- in this poll isn't just the margin of the Gingrich lead is said Gingrich now leads Romney in areas that are supposed to be Romney's bread and butter. Mitt Romney says he's business career makes him that this -- -- fix this economy the economy is in my wheel house this morning. Eyewitness didn't seem to a three. In our new ABC news poll 31%. Say they trust Newt Gingrich to handle the economy Romney is eleven points back. Gonna -- Democrats -- he also says he's the Republican most likely to be the president Iowans say nope. Gingrich has the -- -- -- too. New seems to be piling on Romney a -- -- in New York trying to line up Donald Trump's endorsement. Okay. Gingrich uttered this casual side swiped -- with some bite to -- Knew -- Romney is no political outsider -- I don't know the ought to count. -- running for. The senate 1994. Running for governor than running for president for six years and had another amazing career politician and I know he decides. Overnight Romney tried to turn the focus from himself to the -- -- Criticizing the reported -- that he is pleased this vacation. Despite its biggest I've ever president whose idea of big hands on does not mean they're getting the better grip on the golf club. The Democrats were passing on what the agency as -- shift in Romney's support for extending the payroll taxcut. He's just one day. I would like this city payroll -- got extended. -- -- -- to parents you would be okay with seeing the payroll tax cut I look at I don't like temporary little band aids I want a fundamentally. Restructure America's foundation economically. Now the Romney team says his position is consistent he supports the payroll tax cut but doesn't believe -- sufficient for long term change but. The perception of lack of condition he is something that hurts it. When -- -- who stands up for what he believes in Gingrich leads Romney by 21 margin. -- John thanks very much.

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