The first poll in South Carolina since December 19 shows a dramatic shift:
Dec. 19 (Clemson U) Gingrich 38%, Romney 21%, Paul 10%, Perry 5%, Santorum 2%
Jan. 5 (Rasmussen) Romney 27%, Santorum 24%, Gingrich 18%, Paul 11%, Perry 5%

If Newt Gingrich’s true goal was only to beat Mitt Romney, he would get out of the race. However, his actions and ego prove that his true feelings are: “I am the one to beat Mitt Romney and no one else“.

Peggy Noonan calls Newt Gingrich an “angry little attack muffin“.

Also, unemployment dropped to 8.5 percent.