Romney Camp: Yep, We Could Lose SC Adviser says it's great just to be close By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jan 20, 2012 3:25 PM CST 8 comments Comments Mitt Romney, campaigns in the rain at Harmon Tree Farm in Gilbert, S.C., Friday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Newser) – The latest Gallup poll confirms the trend: Mitt Romney is sinking while Newt Gingrich is rising. The national poll has Romney in front 30-20, but that's down from a 23-point lead at the start of the week. Polls in South Carolina in particular are way tighter, and the Romney camp seems to be preparing the spin ahead of tomorrow's vote, notes CNN: "Do I think we could lose South Carolina? Sure. Of course," says strategist Stuart Stevens. "The very idea that we are sitting where we are two days before South Carolina, having won New Hampshire, having done very well in Iowa, and the question is, 'Could Romney lose South Carolina,' is such an absurd question," he says. "The idea should be does he have a chance in South Carolina."