Romney, Gingrich battle in tight Florida race
Mitt Romney delivers a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday in Orlando
January 25th, 2012
07:02 PM ET

Romney, Gingrich battle in tight Florida race

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and their surrogates exchanged harsh attacks Wednesday as a new poll showed them in a statistical dead heat in Florida six days before the Sunshine State's primary in the Republican presidential race.

The CNN-Time-ORC International poll indicated that Gingrich surged after his 12-point victory in Saturday's South Carolina primary, but his momentum appeared to be slowing.

According to the poll, 36% of people likely to vote in Tuesday's Florida primary back Romney, while 34% are for Gingrich. Romney's margin is well within the survey's sampling error.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Gingrich and Romney have always been the two Republican candidates who interest me most.
    Each has personal characteristics that identify him as a human. As with VVSI1 diamonds, these candidates' identifying characteristics may interfere with their quick sale.
    At the same time, it must be remembered that even President Obama is not a Flawless diamond.
    I support Obama, but I continue to contemplate the kind and aristocratic lady who told me five decades ago that she could live in her magnificent house on the Hudson River until she died, but then the government would take it for taxes.
    I don't have anything like her mansion, but my modest house upstate from New York City should be available for my grandchildren's use if they want it after my death.
    I've worked seventy years to own it.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, then, will it to your grandchildren, JIF.
      If you are talking about an inheritance tax, well, *everyone* is subject to that.
      "Sell" it to them now, if you want to keep it in your family.
      They'll have to pay the propery taxes, but so?
      I suppose it is better than having a house that one has lived in and owned for 60 being auctioned off because one couldn't afford even the propery taxes...but that's another story.
      One that I haven't heard our sterling candidates address, really, either...

      January 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Correction: 60 *years*.

      January 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    They both have golden shovels, digging up new dirt on each other!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Opal Monroe

    We should divide the us to a conservative side and a liberal side where people can be free and independently be who the want to be without people making them feel bad



    January 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    @JIFER thats a easy fix actually.What you do is whoever you was planning on leaving that property too,you put said property in that persons name before you die,That avoids the death tax.

    January 26, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. Iceman

    @ gung hoe does the same aply in california? Thats a damm good idea ,so mayve thats what i should have my mother do before she passes away? That sounds morbid, a death tax, as death isnt even free!! Ill probably just ask around this area to get the beta on that question but a response would be nice

    January 26, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Iceman

    Hey gung hoe,,,, how do you feel about an mormon president in the seat at the white house?

    January 26, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ gung hoe:
    Thanks for that idea.
    My basic concern in voting is the direction things will be going under "Spread the Wealth Around" without enough balance.
    What can be done to pay ONLY one's fair share of taxes today could Change, and change dramatically with enough ultra-liberal politicians in the government. Many writers here want me to pay more tax. Some writers on this board are advocating "changing" the government itself. At the same time I write here that I think the Founding Fathers set up the government very well indeed, I will read explanations of WHY the Founding Fathers did NOT found the USA correctly, read comments waiting for my death to make a blogger happy, and read hatred of Old White Men (like me) because all of us OWM are surely racist, greedy, and evil.
    I'm not terribly
    certain that I have to want to be sure that there is food on the tables of those who want me dead.
    I'm looking carefully at Romney and Gingrich.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ iceman:
    The term "death tax" is quite fitting, in my opinion.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Obama has been accused of inciting a "class war" during his first campaign and presidency.
    That may be completely unfair to the President, but one has only to read the comments posted on this board since the State of the Union Address to see what class war is.

    January 26, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    @iceman and JIFER .Thats how my 92yr old motherinlaw has it set up with her 2 daughters.And joey I dont see you being racist.Joey take a look at contributions between romney and biden for last year,and tell me who cares about his fellow man.

    January 26, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. Godzilla

    VOTE GOP in 2012 – And let's get ready to declare another unjustified war in Iran !! The GOP is the party of unjustified wars (i.e. – Iraq / Afghanistan...) Iran is building WMD's and we have aerial surveillance photos to prove it...Just ask Romney and the Grinch...(Oops, meant to say Gingrich...)

    January 26, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    @ unjustified war well where were you talking your crap after 911,everbody except your president voted to go to both places i e iraq and afganistan .That even includes hillary.We as a nation stood behind the president.The liberal lawyers were nowhere to be found.I guess for you it would be better if we sat back and fight the terrorist on our homeland ha. Gw had enough courage to take the fight to them,and avoided any more attacks here,like clinton shouldve done after the first attack.and possibly avoided 911

    January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    A frenzy of fear & hatred created by design thru propaganda, half truths & lies is what bamboozled us into these mindless wars.
    These two wars have done more to damage our geo-political interests than any other folly besides setting us back economically & financially. A legacy of death, destruction, corruption & torture was in the writing the day we invaded Iraq.
    I'm afriad that the same mind set may ( heaven forbid) take over again and lead us to the brink.

    January 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |