(CNN) – Rising Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich received the most support among likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina in a new poll, mirroring his standing in recent national polls.
The American Research Group survey released Tuesday showed the former House speaker with 33% support in the early voting state followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 22%, former pizza executive Herman Cain at 10% and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied at 8%. The other candidates garnered less than 5%.
A similar poll taken in October, before accusations of sexual harassment were leveled at Cain, showed him leading the pack with 26%. Romney received 25% support with Perry following at 15% and Gingrich at 8%.
The most recent CNN/ORC International Poll showed Gingrich in the top spot among Republican and Republican-leaning voters nationally, with 24% support. Romney came in at 20%, followed by Cain at 17%, Perry at 11%, Paul at 9% and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 5%.
The American Research Group poll surveyed 600 likely Republican primary voters via telephone between November 25 and November 28 with a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.