After losing badly in the first two votes for the GOP Presidential nomination, polls suggest South Carolina voters might be throwing Newt Gingrich an electoral lifeline.
Despite winning small in Iowa and winning big in New Hampshire, the average of polls shows Romney’s lead in South Carolina shrinking. And an Insider Advantage has Romney ahead of Gingrich by just two points, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
Gingrich (more precisely, his pals) are now airing a 28-minute anti-Romney attack ad in South Carolina exploring (a.k.a. trashing) Romney’s career as a venture capitalist/corporate restructuring consultant. Most of the polls in South Carolina predate this ad, which suggests Romney’s lead in South Carolina will shrink even more once the next set of polls comes online. That’s not to say Newt’s gonna win. After all, Romney has the money to hit back. But it looks like Newt’s in the fight this time.