CNN/Time Poll: Mitt Slips, Newt Rises, Santorum Evangelical Endorsement Does Bupkis

CNN/Time Poll: Mitt Slips, Newt Rises, Santorum Evangelical Endorsement Does Bupkis

CNN/Time Poll: Mitt Slips, Newt Rises, Santorum Evangelical Endorsement Does Bupkis

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Jan. 18 2012 4:11 PM

CNN/Time Poll: Mitt Slips, Newt Rises, Santorum Evangelical Endorsement Does Bupkis

Via Twitter, the new CNN numbers in South Carolina show us a closer race. With trends*, from right after Iowa:

Mitt Romney - 33 (-4)
Newt Gingrich - 23 (+5)
Rick Santorum - 13 (-6)
Ron Paul - 13 (+1)
Rick Perry - 6 (+1)
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The departure of Jon Huntsman has increased the undecided number -- it's added nothing to Romney at all. The super-group evangelical endorsement of Rick Santorum hasn't stopped him from sliding here or in Public Policy Polling's survey.

*If I drew out the trendline, you'd see that Gingrich peaked at 43 percent in December, before the Super PAC ads began. This suggests that there's still a restless conservative base out there, composed of old Cain voters and the like, that basically likse Gingrich.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.