Gingrich Gaining On Romney

With Newt Gingrich gaining on front-runner Mitt Romney just two days before the South Carolina primary, expect a fiery exchange between the two men in Thursday night


With Newt Gingrich gaining on front-runner Mitt Romney just two days before the South Carolina primary, expect a fiery exchange between the two men in Thursday night's debate.

One new poll shows Romney's lead over Gingrich slipping to 10 points, down from 19 points two weeks ago. CBS reports that a poll from has the two men even closer than that, with Romney holding onto a seven point lead.

Gingrich has been hitting Romney hard, attacking the former Massachusetts governor on everything from his time at private equity firm Bain Capital to his treatment of a family pet. Though receiving heat from Republicans over attacks on Romney's business background--Gingrich has painted Romney as a job-destroying shark--Gingrich persisted, and appears to be resonating with voters.

Missteps from Romney, including a comment about how he likes to fire people who provide him bad service and a reluctance to release his tax returns, have likely added fuel to Gingrich's portrayal of Romney as out of touch.

Romney has been frighting back, accusing the former House Speaker of giving himself way too much credit for jobs created during his time in Congress.

"Congressmen taking responsibility or taking credit for helping create jobs is like Al Gore taking credit for the Internet," Romney quipped at a rally Wednesday night.

Ads from the Romney campaign have also portrayed Gingrich as a loose cannon.

There is a lot of pressure on both men to win South Carolina: past results have shown whoever wins South Carolina has gone on to be the party's nominee.

The two will face off at 6 p.m. for the final debate before Saturday's primary.

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  • by Voter Location: USA on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    Only 84 ETHICS VIOLATIONS? Couldn't Gingrich have made it an even hundred? Why are the Republicans trying to hand Obama another victory? Makes you wonder.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:00 AM
    If this is the state of our government election process than the game is certainly rigged and the game is over. Tossing in that airhead Megyn Kelly question asker only makes it more cartoonish. When voting machine tampering has already been exposed why would you ever trust the system again. Your government is laughing at you. You bought the Oklahoma bombing and both 9/11 attacks even after the evidence of FBI involvement and you still believe your vote matters. No, it's not just a way to control and pacify. Voting really is important. Good grief.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM in reply to
      You're right voting is far less important than commenting on a local news message board. Glad you're doing your part for America.
  • by watching Location: USA on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:57 AM
    Newt is going to be Obama's best friend just like Sarah Palin.......
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:47 AM
    I am already losing any confidence in the integrity of this years elections. First crack out of the box and Iowa's results show why. First, Romney was shown as winning by 8 votes and now they say Santorum won by 38 votes, BUT the ballots from 8 precincts are missing and weren't counted at all!! Can you imagine what the November elections are going to look like when both parties are involved? Fraud is going to be exposed and winked at all over the country! Our votes could wind up being worthless. And as for any of the polls, does anybody really believe Obama is honestly polling more than 20%? "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing, the people who count the votes decide everything." Joseph Stalin.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:02 AM in reply to Nath
      But in America we read the Stalin quote and reassure ourselves that that would only happen in one of those foreign coutries, not the USA where we show our patriotism at football games.
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