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CNN/Time poll: Romney ahead in South Carolina

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The Jan. 10 New Hampshire primary is followed by the Jan. 21 South Carolina primary and the latest CNN/Time poll out Friday shows Mitt Romney comfortably ahead, Rick Santorum catching up, rolling up support after his strong showing in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus. Newt Gingrich, who was in the South Carolina lead last month, experienced the most dramatic drop.

Summary: Romney 37%, Santorum 19%, Gingrich 18%, Paul 12%, Perry 5%, Huntsman 1%


Below, from CNN/Time....

SOUTH CAROLINA

1. If the Republican presidential primary were held today, please tell me which of the following people you would be most likely to support. -- former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, or former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (RANDOM ORDER)

Jan. 4-5 Nov. 29 - Dec. 6
2012 2011

Romney 37% 20%
Santorum 19% 4%
Gingrich 18% 43%
Paul 12% 6%
Perry 5% 8%
Huntsman 1% 1%
Someone else (vol.) * *
None/ No one (vol.) * *
Bachmann N/A 6%
No opinion 6% 11%

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