The Blog

New Iowa Poll: Romney 23, Paul 22, Santorum 18, Gingrich 16

1:01 PM, Jan 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

A new survey of Iowa Republicans from GOP firm InsiderAdvantage shows a close, tough race the day before the Iowa caucuses. National front-runner Mitt Romney has a miniscule lead at 22.7 percent over Ron Paul at 22.4 percent. Rick Santorum, who is surging in many recent polls in the Hawkeye State, came in at third place in the poll with 18 percent, and Newt Gingrich is close behind him at 16.1 percent.

Iowa flag

The InsiderAdvantage poll changes little in the RealClearPolitics average for Iowa, but it does reinforce the idea that Republicans there are not in consensus on their choice for a nominee. A tight race this close to the caucuses could mean a surprise winner with a late-breaking surge. Or, alternatively, the outcome in Iowa tomorrow could reveal that Republicans still aren't satisfied with a candidate to take on Barack Obama.

Recent Blog Posts