Romney has been doing well in the early primary states, even if he is not yet polling highly in the national polls. The first signs of Romeny’s “mittmentum” in Iowa came in late March when he polled inside the margin of error for the first time. He took the lead for the first time just before the second debate, but it showed him to be leading by only one point. Another poll that came out at the same time showed him to be behind by 2%. However, the most recent poll out of Iowa shows Romney with a HUGE 12% lead. As big as the lead is, it is made even bigger by three facts:
- This is the first poll taken entirely after the South Carolina debate.
- This poll is taken among likely caucus-goes, and not just Republicans
- This poll indicates continued momentum by Romney, who has consistantly increased support in important states and, to a lesser degree, national polls.
update: sorry, I forgot to give you the results, here they are:
Romney — 30%
McCain — 18%
Giuliani — 17%