Poll: Gingrich leads in SC

A tracking poll from Public Policy Polling has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leading Republican presidential nomination frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina by six points.

The PPP tracking poll has Gingrich at 35 percent and Romney at 29 percent. Ron Paul and Iowa caucus winner Rick Santorum are well back in a third-place tie at 15 percent.

The lead for Gingrich is largely with the party’s conservative base in South Carolina. Gingrich has a 40 percent-to-22 percent lead over Romney among evangelicals and a 46 percent-to-21 percent among Tea Party voters.

Romney is leading with non-evangelicals (39-30), independents (30-26), moderates (44-23), and women (32-31).

More online: www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/01/gingrich-maintains-6-point-lead.html.


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