New polling out today confirms that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is continuing to lead his competitors in the next two election contests, with a small lead in South Carolina and a much bigger one in Florida.
According to Insider Advantage polling, Romney has a tiny, 2 percent lead over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, at 23 points to 21 points. The numbers fall well within the margin of error, meaning it could actually be a statistical tie. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum garnered only 15 percent support.
Rasmussen polling states that Romney is “running away with the race” in Florida, where he has 41 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor, Gingrich, comes in with only 19 percent. Santorum has 15 percent and the rest of the field is in the single digits.
But the worst polling news out there is probably Texas Governor Rick Perry’s support, who’s numbers have plummeted in South Carolina. The downward trend has inspired a hilarious “things less steep than Rick Perry’s drop in the polls” slide show on Talking Points Memo, which features roller coasters, Olympic sky jumps, and even the skyline of the Alamo.
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