Sen. Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney nationally in a new CBS News / New York Times poll on the GOP Presidential Nomination race. Santorum leads Romney 30%-27%, with Ron Paul well back at 12%, and Newt Gingrich slumping to 10%.
This becomes the third national poll in the last four days to show Santorum leading Mitt Romney. His momentum from winning three states last week shows no sign of slowing down. We’ll see if he can sustain it between now and the Arizona, Michigan Primaries on February 28.
Santorum now leads Romney 30.2%-28.6% in our 7-Day Average of National Polls.
A shocking new national poll out by Rasmussen today shows Newt Gingrich surging to within three points of Mitt Romney, 30%-27%, in the GOP Presidential Race. The one-day poll was done yesterday, January 17, entirely after the GOP Presidential Debate on Monday night. Romney has been leading by double-digits in virtually every national poll, but this may indicate Gingrich is getting a huge bounce off of his outstanding debate performance.
Yet to be seen is whether Gingrich will get the same kind of massive bounce in South Carolina. If he does, he’s got a real shot at winning there on Saturday. We’ll see as new polls come out on the South Carolina race done after Monday night’s debate. Adding to the drama is that there will be another debate, this time on CNN, tomorrow night.