Newt Suffers Huge Plunge in Florida

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The closer it
gets to Florida’s primary, the more it looks like the Sunshine State
will be Newt Gingrich’s Waterloo. He went into Florida with great
expectations after winning the South Carolina contest, but Mitt Romney
has surged ahead over the past few days, regaining the confidence and
positive attitude that comes with being a front-runner. Former candidate
Herman Cain endorsed Gingrich late Saturday, a development that seems
unlikely to change the dynamic of the race, although it could infuse the
former speaker’s campaign with some much-needed energy.

Romney has an 11-point lead over Gingrich in Florida, according to a new Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times poll
released Saturday night that also shows the former Massachusetts
governor beating President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, although
within the margin of error. “Romney’s lead looks insurmountable,” writes
the Herald. “It cuts across geographic, ethnic and gender lines.”

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