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Newt way past Romney nationally. But.

New NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing Gingrich nine points ahead of Romney among GOP voters nationwide — but he does worse even than Santorum in a general match-up against Obama:

“Gingrich is Goldwater,” said Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff. “In the general election, Gingrich not only takes down his ship, he takes down the whole flotilla.”

I’m thinking that Republican voters, having seen how badly Newt whiffed these last two debates against Romney and even Santorum, may be reconsidering their love for the Moon Man.

By the way, Andrew Sullivan points out that Romney lied tonight when he said he voted for a Republican every time there was one on the ballot.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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