Displeasure with Gingrich hits all-time high

C.J. Ciaramella Contributor
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An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released today revealed that an all-time high percentage of the public holds an unfavorable opinion of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.

The poll shows 48 percent of those surveyed have a negative opinion of Gingrich. That’s higher than it was during the Lewinsky scandal, when Gingrich was speaker of the House. Only 16 percent have a favorable opinion of Gingrich — down eight points since April.

There was also a marked shift among Republicans. In April, Gingrich’s favorable/unfavorable rating with Republicans surveyed was 46 percent – 11 percent. It’s now at 28 percent – 33 percent.

And among Republican primary voters, it went from 50 percent – 13 percent to 32 percent – 34 percent.