It’s no fluke that Newt Gingrich is the front-runner in the Republican presidential primary race. Some in the media credit his surge in the polls to his not being Mitt Romney or say he’s picking up Herman Cain’s former supporters. It’s more than that. The former House speaker is well prepared for his turn in the spotlight.
According to the latest CNN poll, Mr. Gingrich has the support of 24 percent of Republicans compared to 20 percent for the former Massachusetts governor. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is at 17 percent, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in fourth place with 11 percent.
Broken down by issue, Mr. Gingrich was far ahead of the other candidates as most qualified to be commander in chief, most likely to keep the same position on important issues and tops in ability to understand complex issues. In other words, there’s substance behind the Newt surge.
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