After spending months far behind in 3rd or 4th place in South Carolina, Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has catapulted into first place in the latest Rasmussen Poll released today, just 2 days prior to the SC Primary.
Gingrich now garners 33% support among likely Republican primary voters in the Palmetto State. Former front runner Mitt Romney has dropped to 31%. Ron Paul comes in 3rd with 15%, and Rick Santorum is last with 11%.
Today Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race.
However, an in-state poll presents a conflicting picture.