Frank Luntz did a focus group on Hannity last night regarding the Las Vegas debate.  The group confirmed my view that Newt is rising.

I can’t find a video of it, but NewsMax has a partial transcript.  The group found that Newt won the debate hands down, and reacted very negatively to Perry.

I’m beginning to be drawn into the Newt gravitational pull.  Scream at me to stop.  Or give me a push forward.  In the comments.

Update 2:35 p.m. – Interesting, a lot of comments about Newt’s baggage.  Not unexpected and not out of line.  But … whatever happened to not letting the other side pick our nominee?  If you oppose Newt because you think he’s morally unfit, that’s one thing.  But if you think he would be the best nominee, why let the likely attacks by the press and AxelPlouffe deter you?

And, if anyone thinks any Republican candidate is more free from attack than Gingrich, Rick Perry’s campaign previews how Romney will be attacked by Obama (it’s also not hard to dream up Obama attack ads on Perry featuring a certain rock)(h/t Public Secrets):