CNN Poll: Romney Surging in S. Carolina

Friday, 06 Jan 2012 12:45 PM

By Andra Varin

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Mitt Romney holds a big lead over his GOP presidential rivals in South Carolina while Rick Santorum is on the upswing in the Palmetto State, according to a poll released Friday.

Some 37 percent back Romney, who eked out the narrowest of wins over Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, the CNN/Time/ORC poll of likely Republican primary voters indicated. Santorum, at 19 percent, and Gingrich, at 18 percent, were vying for second place. But the former Pennsylvania senator was up 15 points from last month, while the former House speaker was down 25 percent from a poll in early December.

In fourth place, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has the support of 12 percent, which doubled from his 6 percent last month. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is staking his last hopes on South Carolina, had just 5 percent support.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was at 1 percent, while 4 percent said they were undecided.

South Carolina holds its primary, the first in the South, on Jan. 21, 11 days after New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary.

The poll of 485 South Carolina voters likely to vote in the primary was conducted Jan. 4-5 for CNN and Time magazine by ORC International. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved