Mitt Romney,  Newt Gingrich,  Polling,  President 2012

President 2012 Poll Watch: Romney Viewed as More Presidential Than Gingrich

According to the latest Gallup Poll.

Mitt Romney leads Newt Gingrich, 59% to 39%, in U.S. registered voters’ perceptions that each “has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have.” Romney also has solid advantages for being “sincere and authentic” and able to manage the government effectively. Romney and Gingrich are about tied, however, on understanding the problems Americans face in their daily lives.

These findings are based on registered voters nationally, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted as part of Jan. 27-28 Gallup Daily tracking.

If GOP voters are looking at electability, it appears Romney has a definite edge in general election voter perceptions. Romney is perceived as sincere and Presdiential – Gingrich is NOT.

These are likely the reasons why in head to head general election polls, Romney is close or beating President Obama, whereas Gingrich trails.