Reporting Tim Kephart
MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is pulling away quickly from his closest rival Mitt Romney in the latest polling from Quinnipiac University.
According to the poll, Gingrich leads Mitt Romney 35 percent to 22 percent in the latest poll that features all of the current Republican hopefuls.
If it’s a two-man race between Gingrich and Romney, Newt’s lead jumps to 52 percent to 34 percent.
Still, the polling found that Floridians still don’t like Gingrich that much. Gingrich has higher negative numbers than positives; while Romney is well-liked by voters.
The poll carried bad news for President Obama.
By a 54-41 percent margin, Florida voters disapproved of the President’s job performance and by a 51-44 margin, Floridians said he doesn’t deserve to be re-elected.
If the election were held today, the race would be a statistical dead heat.