Gingrich Leads GOP 2012 Field for First Time

With the new Fox News poll, Newt Gingrich’s poll trend now puts him in first place in the GOP national polls. Gingrich now leads Romney 21.9% to 20.5%. Given the considerable volatility we’ve seen all year in the polls this difference is certainly not “significant” but it further illustrates how dynamic the GOP race has been and continues to be.

Meanwhile, Herman Cain’s support continues to plummet, down to 15% in the Fox poll and a trend estimate of 17.6% (but with recent polls below the trend, suggesting the likelihood of further decline.)