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One of them enjoying a pretty good run lately.
-- political correspondent Carl Cameron reports on the latest bit of good news for a former speaker of the house.
Newt Gingrich has become the first candidate -- more than a year to pull even -- a poll with Mitt Romney in the first -- -- nation primary state of New Hampshire.
Magellan strategies poll for the respected New Hampshire journal shows Romney at 29%.
And Gingrich with 27.
Romney leads Gingrich by 25 points in the real clear politics average of New Hampshire polls over the last month.
But the Gingrich surge in several national surveys this week has -- front page stories about his past.
A think tank founded by Gingrich collected more than 37 million dollars for health care related device over the last eight years according to the Washington Post.
The former speaker's prospering in the polls and making no apologies for having profited in the private sector.
I'm very proud of what we've done I have a pretty good idea what it's like to be a business person and it.
Meet a payroll and and due to find clients and make sure that you're actually delivering value so that clients decide to stay with you the only other candidates in double digits in the Magellan Paul.
16% and climbing steadily for months and Herman Cain who's now drops -- cents.
As of 8 PM Thursday -- became the first 2012 GOP contender with Secret Service protection.
There were threats aides say and some -- issues that included journalists involved in shoving incidents.
Romney still leads the pack of and his interest influential independent voters with 29%.
That's a double digit lead over Ron Paul and Gingrich and Romney topped off his usual rhetoric about being a career businessman.
With a not so veiled shot at Gingrich and others who spent most of their lives and often.
It's the politicians didn't know the answers before they've actually looked at the facts.
And -- off -- day.
They get their answers by polls and by conversations not by the fact that they could look at.
-- is accusing his successor Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick of supplying the White House -- opposition research.
The Romney camp submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for any correspondence from Patrick to the White House about Romney.
Democrats have countered with a request for Romney produced the emails and computer data but the Boston Globe says Romney aides wiped clean.
Before he left office to run for president.
That in every poll says among self described granite state conservatives Newt Gingrich now leads Mitt Romney 3427%.
And among Tea Party years in the live free or die state Gingrich leads Romney by a whopping seventeen point margin 38 to twenty want.
This is only one poll.
But it suggests heading into the stretch.
Romney is still very vulnerable in just a little over six weeks before the first caucus in the seventh and -- -- can't can't be happy that the latest numbers big person.
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