Newt Gingrich leads the GOP field for a second straight day in South Carolina, according to a Public Policy daily tracking poll released Thursday night.


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Gingrich leads the field with 35 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 29 percent and Ron Paul and Rick Santorum at 15 percent each.

PPP was one of four polls released on Thursday to show Gingrich overtaking Romney, who only one week ago held a healthy lead in South Carolina.

The PPP survey was conducted before Thursday night’s debate and during one of the most tumultuous days on the campaign trail.

On Thursday the Iowa Republican Party revealed that a recount of the caucus votes showed that Santorum, not Romney, won the Hawkeye State by a slim margin; Rick Perry withdrew from the race and endoresed Gingrich; and a video leaked of an ABC News interview with Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne Gingrich, who claims he asked her for an “open marriage.”

Read More at The Hill  By Jonathan Easley, The Hill


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