Who is leading the polls in NC among Republican presidential candidates?

Published: Jan. 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 at 6:55 PM EST
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Source: Josh Gibney
Source: Josh Gibney

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A new poll out from Public Policy Polling shows a virtual three way tie among Republican Presidential candidates in North Carolina.

PPP's poll shows Newt Gingrich with 25% of the vote, compared to Rick Santorum at 24% and Mitt Romney at 22%.  Lagging behind are Ron Paul at 9%, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman at 4% and Buddy Roemer with 1%.

While Gingrich is still on top, his support is down by half since last month in North Carolina.  He was at 51% in December.  Santorum jumped from 3% to 24% over the last five weeks.

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