According to a new poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is pulling away from the his opposition in the race for the Republican nomination for presidential candidate in the upcoming 2012 election.
Likely to Win Endorsement
Half of all voters who are members of the Republican Party appear to be convinced that Romney will indeed win his party’s endorsement for president. Twenty-eight percent support Romney, putting him in the place of front runner by 8 percentage points. Herman Cain is Romney’s closest contender, according to the Reuters poll which was taken between November 10th and 11th.
Just four days before this latest poll Romney’s lead was a mere five percent.
Gingrich More Conservative Alternative
In third place is former speaker of the House of Representatives from the mid-1990s, Newt Gingrich, who seems to be solidifying a recent push for an alternative conservative candidate among the more right wing voters who view Romney as a more moderate conservative. Gingrich won the favor of 16 percent of the Republican Party members who were polled.
The poll showed that Gingrich won the favor of voters after having performed well in recent debates, and appears among those polled to be the second most “presidential” of the contending Republican hopefuls.