Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich in Dead Heat: New Poll

ABC News poll shows Newt Gingrinch is losing support for the GOP nomination.
2:38 | 12/20/11

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Transcript for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich in Dead Heat: New Poll
Now the politics -- voice your vote -- ABC news Washington Post -- -- Newt Gingrich now on a dead heat with Mitt Romney at 30%. Beach. The -- even more bunched up at Iowa and with exactly two weeks ago before the first vote the race you know is wide open right now let's bring in the speedy ABC's John. Birmingham one moment -- is there an -- don't know vice looked like this with the news this morning arrived. It was just last week Newt Gingrich had a double digit lead in some national polls but. Our poll shows -- dead heat with Mitt Romney meanwhile there are signs that voters. Are looking for a new crush. Remember when Newt Gingrich was toppled the world that's very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high and beat number. That was just three weeks ago now or new ABC news Washington Post poll shows his lead has disappeared. Is there an explanation for the new nose -- Gingrich blamed the onslaught of negative ads and even made a plea to voters passed an excellent candidates -- -- -- hands. -- them taken off here. He's being outspent 421. And beat up on the stump nonstop by his opponents nick Romney even just took a swipe and David Letterman. Ever do -- Gingrich really. Some criticism seems to be sticking to concerns over his work -- mortgage giant Freddie Mac. In our poll Republicans by eleven point margin have an unfavorable view it -- worked as a consultant. Compare that to Mitt Romney by -- 34 point margin voters have a favorable view of his work buying and restructuring companies. -- bigger picture new finds himself the latest jilted lover in the nonstop Republican game of speed dating. Since last year Mike Huckabee Sarah Palin Mitt Romney Donald Trump really. Barry Herman Cain -- no Newt Gingrich have all been on top of the field most only not to run dropped out or deep late. There. Many Republicans just don't seem smitten. Only 59%. Say they're satisfied with the current candidates -- -- explains Sarah Palin's most recent flirtation here overnight. Not too late for folks to jump in and -- I don't get it get it who knows what will happen in the future. Now Newt Gingrich will launch a bus tour of Iowa he's picked up the endorsement of former congressman JC watts but. To show you his troubles he have to travel back to Virginia this week. Because he doesn't have enough signatures yet to get on the ballot there. He's -- he's a big much big organization.

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