A new political reality with 4 days until Iowa caucuses
December 30th, 2011
05:14 AM ET
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A new political reality with 4 days until Iowa caucuses

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - From Mitt Romney's apparent growing confidence to Newt Gingrich's fading expectations, to Rick Santorum's coming under increased scrutiny, there's a new political reality in the Hawkeye State with just four days to go until the Iowa caucuses.

As six of the major Republican presidential candidates stump across Iowa on Friday, the campaign landscape has been altered. The transformation was captured by a CNN/Time/ORC International poll released Wednesday which showed Gingrich's support among likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers plunging, one-time long-shot candidate Rick Santorum more than tripling his support since the beginning of the month, and Romney slightly edging out Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for the top spot among the field of White House contenders.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Want my prediction? It's going to be a dead heat....until the Iowa Republicans go to their secret location and decide on the order of finish based upon a finish line photo that no one else gets to see.

    December 30, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Is it true that the state of Iowa has enacted strict voter photo ID laws? Laws sponsored by Iowa Republicans. And, is it true that these photo ID laws will not be enforced in the Republican caucuses, but will be enforced during the general election in the fall? Does that sound fair and balanced to you?

    December 30, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |