Poll: Newt Gingrich, Crushing It in Georgia?

Erika Johnsen
Posted: Feb 25, 2012 12:18 PM

While Tuesday's Michigan primary looks like it'll be a hotly contested showdown between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and it seems that Newt Gingrich has of late lost a great deal of his national momentum, he's apparently keeping his head more than above water in his home state of Georgia, according to at least one poll (from The Hill):

Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday.

Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found.

Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen.

Both of those polls show a much tighter race between Gingrich, Romney and Santorum.

Georgia voters will head to the polls along with nine other states on Super Tuesday on March 6.