(Reuters) - Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has roared into the lead of the Republican nominating race, brushing off concerns about his work for a troubled housing company, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
Twenty-four percent of registered Republican voters would support the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives if the contest were held now, an increase of 8 percentage points from roughly a week ago, according to the poll, which was conducted on November 18-19.
Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has stayed near the top of most polls, garnered support from 22 percent of Republicans, slumping 6 percentage points from the last survey conducted on November 10-11 and ending up essentially tied with Gingrich.
Man, Mittens must have his magic underwear twisted in a bunch right now. To be tied with a disgraced, egomaniacal, hack politician like Newt has just got to overheat a few circuits in his robotic soul. I can see the message flashing in his cyborg brain "does not compute, dose not compute, logical error-- recompile, recompile." What's a soulless robot to do?