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Poll: Gingrich tops Romney by 10 points to lead GOP race

A new poll out Monday afternoon found that, seemingly out of nowhere, longtime third-tier candidate Newt Gingrich has emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican party’s nomination to the presidency. Democrat affiliated survey group Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that not only is the former House speaker and Georgia congressman leading…

Maddow blasts ‘Conservadem’ Ben Nelson for cheering Herman Cain

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow wasn’t surprised Tuesday to find out that “sort-of Democratic” Sen. Ben Nelson had been seen cheering then-Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain during his 1991 parody of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Talking Points Memo spotted then-Nebraska Gov. Nelson in the video after it surfaced Monday. “Do you see who…

Romney regains top Republican spot for 2012: poll

WASHINGTON — White House hopeful Mitt Romney has vaulted over rival Rick Perry to reclaim the top spot in the Republican bid to challenge President Barack Obama next year, a national poll found. A Fox News poll released late Wednesday said 23 percent of registered US voters surveyed backed Romney…

Poll shows dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage

A new poll (PDF) from the AngusReid Public Opinion group has found a dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage since last year, with nearly half (46 percent) of respondents now saying it should be made legal. An additional 22 percent of survey respondents said they didn’t think full…

Poll: Majority wants super committee to tax the rich

Republicans appointed to a congressional deficit panel will have to buck public opinion if they intend to block tax hikes on the rich. A CNN poll (PDF) released Wednesday found that a majority of Americans want Congress to compromise by raising taxes on the rich and cutting government spending. In…

Poll: Majority support legalizing same sex marriage

A majority of Americans support legalizing same sex marriage, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday — the latest example of an ongoing paradigm shift on the divisive issue. Fifty-one percent of American adults surveyed said the law ought to recognize “marriages between gay and lesbian couples” as valid.…

Donald Trump’s presidential bid splits Republicans

NEW YORK (AFP) – Running on a populist message of isolationism and spite for President Barack Obama “the foreigner,” billionaire businessman Donald Trump is romping to early polling glory in the White House race. In less than a month, the 64-year-old known best for his multiple marriages, garish skyscrapers and…

GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: Government shutdown could be good for country

Tea party favorite Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Il) thinks that a government shutdown could be just what this country needs. “This is the most serious financial situation I think we’ve had,” Walsh told CBS News’ Nancy Cordes Tuesday. “And so if we need a jolt, if we need the government shutdown…

Ex-Clinton strategist: Obama needs event ‘similar’ to OKC to ‘reconnect’ with voters

Talk about a bad analogy: Appearing on television recently, former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser and current public relations executive Mark Penn suggested that President Obama needs a moment “similar” to the tragic terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, in order to “reconnect” with voters. He didn’t even seem…

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