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Polls: Gingrich Leads in South Carolina

Despite the drumbeat of doom ahead of his ex-wife’s ABC News interview on Thursday night, Newt Gingrich is enjoying a last-minute rise in South Carolina, just two days before the state’s primary vote. Gingrich pulled ahead of Mitt Romney 33 percent to 31 percent in a new Rasmussen poll, and also has a narrow lead in new polls from Insider Advantage and Public Policy Polling. Romney is still ahead in Real Clear Politics’ poll index, but only by a hair’s breadth: he leads Gingrich overall by 1.2 percent.