A new poll suggests that Newt Gingrich is tying with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, and could even have a slight lead. The result is significant because it’s the first time Romney has been tied with a rival in the home of the critical ‘First in the Nation’ primary during this election cycle.
Gingrich is the latest member of the GOP field to pull out and challenge Romney. So far, the likes of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and (arguably, now) Herman Cain have all enjoyed brief spells in the sun. Can Gingrich prove a more permanent contender?
Aside from Romney and Gingrich in the late 20% range, the Magellan Strategies poll has Ron Paul in third and Herman Cain in fourth. The rest of the candidates are below double digits. While other recent New Hampshire polls have given Romney a commanding lead, this latest count suggests that for Gingrich, Paul and perhaps Cain there is a hint of a chance of catching up.