Gingrich Opens Up Big Lead in Iowa

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 3:  Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks at a town hall meeting on December 3, 2011 in the Staten Island borough of New York City.  Gingrich, who's seen a surge in polls in recent weeks, plans to attend Mike Huckabee's Special Republican Presidential Forum on Fox News, after this town hall event hosted by the Tea Party of Staten Island.  (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

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    Herman who? In a poll by the Des Moines Register that was conducted before Cain suspended his campaign, Newt Gingrich came out first, with Ron Paul in second place and Mitt Romney sliding to third. Gingrich won 25 percent support from likely caucusgoers, a huge surge after winning only 7 percent in a similar poll in October. But Romney is not going down without a fight, picking up a key endorsement by the Iowa newspaper the Sioux City Journal. In an interview with Fox News on Saturday, Romney stressed that he has been “in the mix” throughout the race while other Republican candidates had come and gone as frontrunners.

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