Gingrich Leads

by Katrina Trinko

A Reuters/Ipsos poll of registered GOP voters released today shows that Newt Gingrich is in the lead at 24 percent. Mitt Romney is right behind at 22 percent. The other candidates polling in the double digits are Herman Cain (12 percent) and Rick Perry (10 percent). 

Forty-six percent of Republicans don’t care that Gingrich was paid up to $1.8 million by Freddie Mac in the 2000s for consulting, while 31 percent do. When all Americans are polled, 20 percent believe that Gingrich didn’t lobby for Freddie Mac (he has said he did no lobbying for them), while 37 percent believe he did do lobbying for Freddie. 

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