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(CNSNews.com) – A poll of 1,540 likely South Carolina Republican primary voters completed on Friday night had former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 37 percent to 28 percent. The poll put former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania in third with 16 percent, and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas in fourth with 14 percent of the vote.
The poll was conducted Jan 18-20 by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling company based in Raleigh, N.C. It was done through automated telephone calls.
In just the polling done on Friday night, Gingrich actually led Romney, 40 percent to 26 percent.