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Pollster Scott Rasmussen '86 Comments on Change in GOP Presidential Front-Runner

December 5, 2011

100335December 5, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — The recent rise of Newt Gingrich in polls tracking the race for the Republican presidential nomination is "similar to, but larger than, the surges enjoyed earlier by [Michele] Bachmann, [Rick] Perry and Cain," notes Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of Rasmussen Reports and 1986 graduate of DePauw University. The independent public opinion pollster tells the New York Post, "The question is whether or not Gingrich can handle the front-runner’s spotlight more successfully than the others."

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Gingrich now leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, 38% to 1

7%.  A Fox News poll shows Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, up by a point.

Read more at the Post's website.


The Wall Street Journal has called Scott Rasmussen "America's leading insurgent pollster" and the Washington Post says he is a "driving force in American politics." Rasmussen makes regular appearances on news broadcasts and in print reports. 

He is co-author of Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System, In Search of Self-Governance and Solving the Budget Crisis: Hope for America's Future.

He co-founded ESPN with his father, Bill Rasmussen, a 1954 DePauw graduate.

Source: New York Post