Voting takes place 7-7 tomorrow in S.C.

We’ll have updates throughout the day starting at noon, and then coverage beginning at around 6:30 until the results are final.  Will probably handle it similar to N.H., with resultes posted as they come in, rather than a Live Event.

In the meantime, for what it’s worth, today’s polling by PPP, released about 20 minutes ago, has Newt up big.  Very big:

Newt Gingrich heads into South Carolina election day as the clear front runner in the state: he’s now polling at 37% to 28% for Mitt Romney, 16% for Rick Santorum, and 14% for Ron Paul.

Gingrich’s lead has actually increased in the wake of his ex-wife’s controversial interview with ABC. Although one night poll results should always be interpreted with  caution, he led the final night of the field period by a 40-26 margin. One thing that continues to work to his advantage are the debates.  60% of primary voters report having watched the one last night, and Gingrich has a 46-23 lead with those folks.

The other reason his ex-wife’s interview isn’t causing him much trouble is that there’s a lot of skepticism about it. Only 31% of voters say they think her accusations are true while 35% think they are false and 34% are unsure. 51% of voters say that they have ‘no concerns’ about what came out in the interview.

I find it hard to believe Newt will win by that much, so Newt supporters, don’t get cocky.


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