"The number of Republicans who would be pleased or enthusiastic if he won the party's nomination has grown from 51% in May to 70% now - not the kind of numbers you would expect if voters were 'settling' for Gingrich."In fact, a plurarity say they are most enthusiastic about Newt being the nominee.
29% say Newt is the strongest leader. 26% say the same of Romney.
He comes in first when asked which "is most likely to agree with you on the issues that matter most to you?"
Newt also wins the question of who is most qualified to be commander-in-chief, with 36% saying so. Romney, at 20%, is second.
He comes on top when asked which candidate is able to understand complex issues. 43% say so. Romney, at 18%, again comes in second.
30% say Newt would do the best at representing the United States to the world. Romney: 26%.
Newt gets 24% support from both men and women.
Newt gets 31% support of tea party voters. Cain gets 21%, with Romney at 19%. Newt just trails Romney among those who are "tea party neutral," 19-17%.