He is still 12% behind McCain and Giuliani, but Mitt Romney has made considerable gains in South Carolina. The poll also showed McCain with a huge, 13% drop in support. Here is the poll:
Giuliani 26% McCain 25% Romney 14% Undecided 16%
Which Romney already tied for first in New Hampshire, and just 4% off the lead in Iowa, continuing to increase his support in South Carolina would really add fire to his campaign. South Carolina is heavily Christian, and a southern state (although they will not be the “first in the south” primary in 2008). High poll numbers for Romney in this heavily-evangelical state could be a positive bellwether for the actual primaries.