I reported earlier on a new Insider Advantage poll that shows Newt Gingrich taking a three-point lead over Mitt Romney in South Carolina. Digging into the numbers a bit deeper, we see some interesting trends–that just so happen to fly in the face of the ‘conventional wisdom’ being regurgitated in the media.
Among Democrats that were polled:
- Gingrich: 46.8%
- Paul: 28.4%
- Romney: 2.7%
- Gingrich: 32.7%
- Paul: 26.2%
- Romney: 15.4%
These numbers demonstrate a trend that is continuing (we saw it in Iowa as well): despite all of the ‘electabilty’ and ‘appealing to moderates’ talk that we hear about Romney, he consistently polls near the bottom amongst independents & Democrats.
Maybe he is not the most electable after all?