Rick Santorum Surges Day Before Iowa Caucuses

Former Pennsylvania senator is now in third place behind Mitt Romney, Ron Paul.
2:36 | 01/02/12

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Turn to politics now your voice your vote. In the first votes of 2012 just one day away in Iowa. For the Republican race is up for grabs in -- -- Moines register poll has Mitt Romney and Ron Paul basically tied at the top. The Rick Santorum is coming on strong from the back of the pack ABC's John Karl is covering it -- from good morning John. Santorum strategy go to all 99 Iowa counties again and again and again is paying off. -- is George Santorum was considered the longest of long shots. He now has a chance of winning the Iowa Caucuses and while Santorum -- Newt Gingrich is lashing out at Mitt Romney. There Newt Gingrich is plummeting in the polls and thoroughly grenades accusing Mitt Romney of lying in his political lads and someone -- why do you get to be president. Why did you -- aggressive. And he -- Romney is trying to buy the election. That would violate every day -- at the top of the polls brushed off Gingrich's attacks aiming his fire instead at present. Obama who we compared to keep the car dash -- I think -- the gap between his promises. And his performance. Is the largest I've seen. Well since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of -- death. Do we part but it may be Rick Santorum was the man of the hour -- and -- the old fashioned way. Month after month of tireless campaigning even -- almost nobody was paying attention we -- like -- said 372 top town hall meeting. And we -- that's the smallest number was one but even that turned out to be a good event. Six warmest caught fire his advanced now overflowing with supporter. You're spending. It doesn't really. Piazza doesn't there was. So don't want to look at -- -- does it. Rick Perry has spent more money than anybody in Iowa. He trails badly now but told us no matter what happens here of this -- will continue to Mitt Romney. Beat Barack Obama. I don't any idea we're not plan on getting the chance then there's Michelle Bachmann born and raised in Iowa she won the big straw poll here in August. And now refuses to -- polls that put her dead last if you don't come -- first second or third to -- continue. I am going to beat the next president yeah. Or. Here right now. Even now this race is in -- in that to Moines register poll George. 41%. Of Iowa Republicans said that even now a day before the caucuses they could change their minds maybe even in the room okay Jon Karl thanks very much.

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