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Mitt Romney Leading Republican Contender

November 13, 2011 by Alyssa Anderson in Politics

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.

Lead Increasing

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.

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About Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson has been involved in the world of business on several levels for many years. She was the CEO of a start-up high-tech company until its purchase by a global on-line e-business. Alyssa helped formulate marketing strategies for several other companies as an independent consultant, and she has advised local government on methods to achieve appropriate fiscal responsibility. Her opinions are well known through her many editorials which have been published throughout her career in a variety of local and national print media. She has been heard on radio discussing current issues affecting the business community and Alyssa hopes to bring her special brand of commonsense coupled with uncanny insight into her editorial responsibilities as the Business Page editor for Left Justified. Contact Alyssa at alyssa(at)leftjustified.com.

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