Gingrich Soars in New Polls

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 18:  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during the Republican presidential debate airing on CNN, October 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven GOP contenders are taking part in the debate, which is sponsored by the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and held in the Venetian Hotel's Sands Expo and Convention Center.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Ethan Miller

    Your turn, Newt. Mitt Romney has a new companion at the top of the polls, and it’s former House speaker Newt Gingrich. In CNN’s latest survey of the GOP presidential field, Gingrich surges to 22 percent, just behind Romney at 24 percent but well within the poll’s margin of error. Meanwhile, CNN saw Herman Cain’s support plummet in the aftermath of harassment allegations, dropping 14 points, down to 11 percent. Public Policy Polling will also release similar findings today.

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