Romney was 5 percentage points ahead in a survey November 7-8.
Newt Gingrich, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker in the mid-1990s, solidified a recent rise among conservatives seeking an alternative to the more moderate Romney, coming in third place in the current poll with 16 percent.
Gingrich, who is seen as having performed well in recent debates, was viewed as the second-most “presidential” of the Republican hopefuls, according to the poll.
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- Poll: Herman Cain Leads GOP Field With Gingrich And Romney Tied For Second – 11/11/11 (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Cain slips, but still beats Romney and Gingrich in latest CBS poll (boston.com)
- Newt Gingrich Rising from the Abyss (votingamerican.wordpress.com)
- Romney leads Cain 2-to-1 in electability, says CBS News poll – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Gingrich Shines, While Romney Plays It Safe On Foreign Policy (businessinsider.com)
- Gingrich passes Cain for second place in Marist poll (hotair.com)
- Cain, Romney, Gingrich Nearly Tied In New National Poll (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Gingrich Now Second (papundits.wordpress.com)