Gingrich Leads in 3 of 4 Early States
His surge in the polls continues
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2011 4:31 PM CST
Newt Gingrich gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the stage after addressing the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – More polls, more good news for Newt Gingrich: He leads in three of the first four states to vote in a new CNN/Time survey. Here's the top three in each:

  • Iowa: Gingrich (33%), Romney (20), Paul (17)
  • New Hampshire: Romney (35), Gingrich (26), Paul (17)
  • South Carolina: Gingrich (43), Romney (20), Perry (8)
  • Florida: Gingrich (48), Romney (25), Paul (5)
More complete results and analysis here. Or click here to read about Romney's trouble with Fox News fans.