1. Momentum

    Newt Opens Up Lead in Florida Poll

    Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is greeted by supporters after Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington Sunday,  Jan. 22, 2012. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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    It looks as if Newt Gingrich has a lot of momentum coming into Florida. A new Insider Advantage poll gives him an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney. Romney, meanwhile, is stepping up his attacks on Gingrich, telling an audience in Florida that “we’re not choosing a talk-show host, we’re choosing a leader,” and that Gingrich was a “failed leader" who “had to resign in disgrace.” Romney also lashed out at some protesters who started chanting, “We are the people,” saying, “No, actually, these are the people. These are the people; you’re the interrupters. We believe in the Constitution. We believe in the right to speech. And you believe in interrupting. Take a hike.”

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