SC poll: Romney 30%, Gingrich, 23%, Santorum 19%

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Public Policy Polling (PPP) is out with their latest poll of South Carolina, and it shows Mitt Romney making moves in the state. From PPP:

Mitt Romney’s taken a modest lead in South Carolina. He’s at 30% there to 23% for Newt Gingrich and 19% for Rick Santorum. None of the other candidates hit double digits- Ron Paul at 9%, Rick Perry at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 4%, and Buddy Roemer at 1% round out the field. Romney’s benefiting from very strong personal favorability numbers in the state- 60% of voters see him favorably to only 29% with a negative opinion, numbers that far outstrip anything he ever posted in our Iowa polling. And he also has the most committed support out of the leading contenders.

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