Mitt Romney Tops South Carolina Poll

    CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 05:  Supporters of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laugh during a campaign event on January 5, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Romney eked out an eight-vote victory in the Iowa Caucuses against former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.  (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

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    Mitt Romney’s South Carolina support is soaring, but he’s not the only one getting a boost. A new CNN/Time/ORC International poll finds Rick Santorum’s base in the Southeastern state is expanding as well. Romney’s support there has nearly doubled since the beginning of last month—the former Massachusetts governor has won over a total of 37 percent of likely Republican voters in South Carolina. Gingrich's numbers, on the other hand, have dipped 25 percentage points to 18 percent, just below Rick Santorum, pitting the two against each other for second place. Ron Paul has actually doubled his support in South Carolina since the last poll—from 6 percent to 12 percent.

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