(CNN) - Another day, another poll showing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ahead of his closest rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The survey, released Tuesday from the Pew Research Center, shows Gingrich leading Romney 35%-21% among Republican or likely Republican voters nationwide. The poll was taken Dec. 7-11.
The poll does contain glimmers of hope for Romney, however. Forty percent of voters surveyed said there was a "chance" they would support him at the polls, while 35% said there was a chance they'd go for Gingrich.
Higher numbers of voters said there was "no chance" they'd vote for other candidates in the race, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Romney also saw higher rates of support among women, though he still trailed Gingrich percentage-wise. Twenty-nine percent of Republican or Republican-leaning women backed Gingrich, and 22% supported Romney. That's compared to 40% of Republican men who chose Gingrich and 19% who named Romney.
Voters displayed lukewarm support for both candidates, with majorities saying they supported Gingrich or Romney "only moderately," compared to supporting the candidates "strongly."
Among voters who said they agree with the tea party movement, 35% back Gingrich and 20% back Romney. The next closest candidate was Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who had backing from 10% of respondents.
In electability ratings, Gingrich also fared well. Thirty-five percent of Republican voters said the former House speaker had the best chance of defeating Pres. Barack Obama in a general election, while 29% said Romney's odds were best. No other candidate rose above 2% in this metric.
The Pew Research Center poll was taken by phone from 504 Republican or likely Republican voters across the United States. The sampling error was plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.