Mitt Romney has edged ahead of Newt Gingrich, 27% to 23%, for the national lead among Republican voters for the first time since Gallup Daily tracking of the Republican race began on Dec. 1. Ron Paul remains in deep third place with 11% of the GOP vote, followed by Rick Perry at 8%.
Watch Mitt Romney.
He is now campaigning in Iowa and will be there over the weekend. His campaign smells a win in Iowa, which is somewhat reflected in the national poll results above.
Newt Gingrich is sinking and there really is no one else left.
Romney will want a knockout blow next Tuesday in Iowa and he may very well get it.