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WSJ-NBC poll shows Romney lagging with GOP voters, Gingrich with general electorate

 

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll dramatizes the quandary facing Republican primary voters:

Their first choice, by a wide margin, for the GOP presidential nomination is Newt Gingrich. But Mitt Romney does considerably better than Gingrich with voters in general in a hypothetical matchup with Barack Obama.

The story is HERE:

“I think the Republican Party for the next four months is on the razor’s edge,” [pollster Peter] Hart adds. “Here is a year where they have a superlative opportunity to capture the White House. The question is whether they will self-destruct.”

Meanwhile, another poll SHOWS Ron Paul running virtually neck-and-neck with Gingrich among Iowa Republicans, which raises the specter of a shocker in next month’s caucuses.

A victory for Paul in Iowa would add still more turmoil to the already topsy-turvy GOP race.

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