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Gingrich Continues Surge

by | Nov 16, 2011

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich

If ever you needed evidence that the 2012 presidential election may be unlike any other in history, consider that former Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose campaign seemed in an irreversible tailspin in June, is now in first place, according to a poll released yesterday by Public Policy Polling, and in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CNN/ORC International Poll.

PPP—a Democratic polling firm—found Gingrich at 28%, businessman Herman Cain at 25%, with Romney at 18% in a nationwide poll of Republican primary voters. By comparison to this time in October, Cain has dropped 5 points, Romney 4 points, with Gingrich up a resounding 13 points.

According to PPP, Gingrich favorability numbers with Republican voters has improved from 36% in June to 68% in November.

The CNN/ORC International Poll, also released Monday,” 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party’s presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney’s two-point advantage is well within the survey’s sampling error.” Mr. Cain was at 14%.

However,  the new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll also released yesterday,  found Cain leading with  27 %, Mitt Romney, second, at 25%, and Gov. Rick Perry and Gingrich tied for third, with 14% each.

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Good News: Abortion-Laden Obama Care Law To Get Supreme Court Review

The pro-abortion health care rationing law signed by Barack Obama last year will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The law expands government involvement in abortion. A key amendment that would have prevented government funding of abortion or abortion coverage in government-supported insurance plans was rejected by the pro-abortion majority in the U.S. Senate. Obama then signed the bill into law, delivering on a campaign promise he famously made at a Planned Parenthood event in 2007, at which he promised to see that Planned Parenthood’s “services” were funded.

Polls show most Americans oppose the law, in part because it mandates that virtually every American buy a government-approved health insurance policy. This means many pro-life Americans will be paying for programs that cover abortion, even though the insurance plans they are currently on don’t require them to.

Lower court decisions over whether the law is constitutional have been divided, which led experts to predict the Supreme Court would take up the case during its 2011-2012 term. Please follow the progress of the case at the National Right to Life News Today on-line edition here:

Concurrent with the Supreme Court case, National Right to Life is working to pass the Protect Life Act, which passed the U.S. House last month by a 251-172 vote. The Act would remove all abortion funding and abortion coverage from the health care law. So far, pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn’t scheduled a vote in the Senate.

Regardless of how the Supreme Court decides, elimination of the deadly rationing in the law (see will require legislative repeal, which depends on who occupies the White House and who controls Congress in 2013.

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