Polls Open in Sunshine State
Gingrich feels confident as voters head to ballot box
January 31, 2012 - 6:14 am
WINTER GARDEN, FL — Polls officially opened here in Florida this morning. Newt Gingrich made a stop at the First Baptist Church of Windermere to greet voters heading to the ballot box.
Facing a swarm of national and local press, the former Speaker said he felt “confident” heading into today. Speaking to a gaggle of reporters outside his press bus, the Gingrich stated that he didn’t think Republican voters wanted a Massachusetts moderate to go against Obama in the fall.
When asked about the challenges of being outspent 5 to 1 in the state, Gingrich stated, “It’s very hard, especially when the campaign has been so dishonest and lying about my record.”
With Romney leading by double digits in most polls, Gingrich is not expected to make an 11th hour comeback. Romney appeared to take a victory lap in his appearances yesterday and canceled a rally in Tampa that was supposed to be held this morning.