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South Carolina: Romney 28%, Gingrich 21%

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By Doug Powers  •  January 13, 2012 12:02 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The South Carolina primary is a week from tomorrow, and according to Rasmussen, Newt Gingrich is, as Ron Paul might say, nibbling at Romney’s heels:

Mitt Romney still holds first place in the South Carolina Primary field, while his opponents jockey for second with the voting eight days away.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in South Carolina finds Romney ahead with 28% support, but now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is in second place with 21% of the vote. Support for former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum who was in second a week ago has fallen back to 16%, putting him dead even with Texas Congressman Ron Paul who also earns 16%.

Maybe the “dog on the roof” ads have been working. I’m told by unreliable sources that the Newt camp is producing two other anti-Romney ads along the same lines entitled “bunny on the bike rack” and “cute kitten in the glove compartment.”

Newt’s latest ad against Romney leaves the dog behind and instead unleashes a little French taunting:

(h/t Allahpundit)

**Written by Doug Powers

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