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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Newt Watch - On The Downside

Dec 18th, 2011

Over at TPM, Josh Marshall tracks the latest GOP frontrunner's decline:

"We’re at a critical moment in the 2012 Republican primary cycle. Not only are we less than three weeks before the Iowa Caucuses. We’re also likely to find out in the next several days whether we really have a Romney-Gingrich race or whether Gingrich is yet another flash-in-the-pan whose numbers spiked and then collapsed. The bettors at Intrade have clearly made up their mind for the latter option. A few days ago, Gingrich almost overtook Romney. But tonight the odds give Romney almost a 65% shot at securing the nomination and Gingrich just under a 15% chance."

Marshall has several interactive charts marking Newt's peak and recent descent in the pools.

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