(CNN) - Newt Gingrich leads the pack of GOP presidential candidates in a fourth straight poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus goers.
Thirty-one percent of people questioned in a CBS News/New York Times survey say that the former House speaker is their choice for their party's nominee, with 17 percent supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 16% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. The poll's Tuesday afternoon release comes four weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, which kick off the Republican presidential primary and caucus calendar.
Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich holds a 15 point advantage over Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, according to a new national survey of registered Republicans.
Thirty-seven percent questioned in Gallup's inaugural daily tracking poll this cycle say they are likely to support the former House speaker for the GOP nomination, with 22% backing the former Massachusetts governor, who's making his second bid for the White House.
(CNN) – Newt Gingrich tops a third straight poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus goers. Thirty-three percent of people questioned in an ABC/Washington Post survey say that the former House speaker and GOP presidential candidate is their choice for their party's nominee. The poll's Tuesday release comes four weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, which kick off the Republican presidential primary and caucus calendar.
Gingrich was on top of the field in a Des Moines Register Iowa poll released Saturday and an NBC-Marist poll that came out on Sunday.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's up with the seventh commercial of his bid for the White House, a fast-paced spot that appears to be a cross between a slick TV or movie promotion and an ad for an SUV or pickup truck.
The campaign for the longtime congressman from Texas, who's making his third bid for the presidency, says the ad will run on broadcast and cable television Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate to react to November's promising jobs report, criticizing President Barack Obama's performance and saying that "the fact that so many millions of Americans are unemployed only highlights the urgent need for a fundamental change in the direction of our country."
The Labor Department on Friday announced the nation's unemployment rate fell to 8.6% last month, the lowest level since March of 2009, with employers adding 120,000 jobs, marking a pick up in hiring from October. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected an additional 110,000 jobs in the month and the unemployment rate to remain unchanged.
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich's poll numbers in Florida are skyrocketing, according to a new survey of Sunshine state Republicans.
An American Research Group poll released Thursday indicates that 50% of likely Republican primary voters in Florida say that the former House speaker is their choice for their party's presidential nominee, with 19% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Businessman and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is at 10%, with all other candidates in single digits and one in ten surveyed undecided.
(CNN) - In another signal that he is becoming more aggressive in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going up with his first television commercial in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
In the 30-second spot, the former Massachusetts governor touts his business world experience, saying "I spent my life in the private sector. I've competed with companies around the world. I've learned something about how it is that economies grow."
(CNN) - Their presidential primary contest is a long way off, but as of right now a new poll indicates California Republicans are split between front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
California, along with Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, hold their contests on June 5. Only Ohio and Utah vote after the 5th. The battle for the GOP nomination could be long over by June, but if it does last, California, thanks to its size, could put the eventual nominee over the top.
Washington (CNN) - The timing couldn't have been better for Newt Gingrich.
He's under fire from some of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination and from some top conservative voices for suggesting at the CNN Republican debate last week that there should be a "path to legality" for some illegal immigrants. But the former House speaker got a shot in the arm in the form of the New Hampshire Union Leader's endorsement.
(CNN) - One month after sparking a controversy over his stance against abortion rights, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is signing a leading social conservative group's anti-abortion pledge.
Tuesday the businessman and former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host put his name to the Susan B. Anthony List's "Pro-Life Presidential Leadership Pledge."
Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.