Newt Leads Mitt in Fla., 34%-26%

Though Public Policy Polling says it's neck-and-neck
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 9:28 AM CST
Newt Gingrich waves to the crowd with his wife Callista during a?South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, SC.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich might just be on his way to another primary win. The latest InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research poll has Gingrich leading Romney 34.4% to 25.6% in Florida, followed by Ron Paul (13.1%) and Rick Santorum (10.7%). The poll has Gingrich leading Romney among every age and race category, but his lead is most pronounced among young people—Romney got an astonishing 0.0% of 18- to 29-year-olds.

The poll could, of course, be an outlier, the Weekly Standard points out, noting that RealClearPolitics' average for the race, which incorporates the InsiderAdvantage figures, has Romney on top 36.7% to 26%. Public Policy Polling tweeted last night that the race was "neck and neck," later elaborating: "2 more people picked Mitt than Newt out of about 600 people we polled tonight...that's how close we're talking."

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