Newt Gingrich got “mic checked” while giving a speech in Iowa Jacksonville, FL, via Raw Story (h/t @BillHobbs):

The activists began to chant something about “the 99 percent” before being drowned out by tea party supporters.

“Hold on,” Gingrich told the crowd. “I want to answer you very directly. There is no such thing in America as 99 percent! We are 100 percent Americans! We are all part of America!”

Go to 4:00 for the moment:

Update:  Yowee, Poll: Romney, Gingrich in statistical dead heat in N.H.:

When asked why people felt Gingrich was moving up in the polls, 44% of respondents cited his depth of knowledge on the issues. Ten percent referred to his strong debate performances while another 6% said they liked that he was challenging the media in those debates. Ten percent referenced his past experience as Speaker of the House.

A close look at the data shows Gingrich is actually leading Romney among certain important subgroups of the electorate. Among self-identified conservative voters, Gingrich beats Romney 34%-27%. Among self-identified tea party voters, he leads Romney 38%-21%.