Romney and Gingrich in Virtual Tie in South Carolina
WASHINGTON — Six new polls released on Thursday reveal a stunning surge of support for Newt Gingrich in South Carolina’s Republican primary, following pundit accolades of his Monday night debate performance and a near-endorsement on Tuesday from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The current polling snapshot now shows Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney running essentially even among likely Republican primary voters, although polls differed on which candidate might be ahead. With events continuing to swirl, the ultimate outcome of Saturday’s primary is now impossible to predict.