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Is America's election headquarters in his fifteen days in the the caucuses in Iowa the candidates are looking for some Tea Party support.
Newt Gingrich is the winner last night straw poll of Tea Party voters but before the vote of some 23000 activists.
The former speaker of the house in the former governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.
Gave their best pitch is on the economic forum -- -- for.
What I would do with the federal level is eliminate programs number two I return programs back to the states and then number three.
Or reduce the federal.
Am -- to remain by at least 10% and link there are paid of that which exists in the private sector.
When I was speaker we made the decision to balance the budget took us about three years.
We then -- -- four straight years ago 405 billion dollars in debt.
And if it works very effectively was very very hard work.
Well here's -- the straw poll results came out Newt Gingrich in first 31%.
Minnesota congressman Michelle -- second with 28%.
Mitt Romney third Ron Paul well you see way down there campaign Carl Cameron in Davenport Iowa.
The Republican candidates are all over the Hawkeye State today Karl.
And it Gingrich is here in Davenport will be holding a town hall style meeting -- the few minutes.
And much of the polls notwithstanding his Tea Party patriots straw poll win last night suggest that mr.
Gingrich -- polls might be slipping considerably.
You know the Tea Party was a huge force in the mid term elections of 2010 and they have been very loud and very demanding in the presidential race.
But in many ways -- simply represent yet another part of the conservative coalition in the Republican Party that makes a primary and caucus voters.
Gingrich is success in that straw poll.
It's kind of hard to assess because after all it's a national collection of -- initiated by Tea Party is on their own behalf as opposed to being selected and screened.
But it does suggest that he's still got a lot of momentum behind a nationally.
The problem is the national poll particularly the Gallup survey today suggest that Newt Gingrich has plummeted a fairly astonishing fifteen points just in the last two weeks.
There was a time two weeks ago where he had peaked at over 30%.
Now the latest Gallup poll suggest that is essentially it's just a statistical tie with Mitt Romney.
Gingrich has to get his campaign in accelerated high gear right away.
He lacks in organization and he does -- -- -- much as much money of isn't as his rivals so it really does depend on the of his ability to.
Rally the forces in the last two weeks in a way that arguably has never been done before.
So is so -- is slipping with -- well.
He's strong with Tea Party but slipping overall who's gaining.
Well there's that's the big question here in Iowa obviously Mitt Romney is the absolute beneficiary the sense that he's top of the polls.
-- Newt Gingrich and battling back and forth but the next person the most benefit is Ron Paul the Texas congressman and many polls has been tied in a three way race against the other two.
He certainly top tier a very deep organization in Iowa.
And he's on the air with a hole with a whole canvassing of the airwaves with attack ads and ads promoting himself.
In addition Rick Perry seems to have raised has risen a little bit in the polls.
In the last several days he's been on the air he's also in the middle of a very aggressive bus tour which will take -- with some 45 cities before the caucuses are over.
And lastly Rick Santorum the Pennsylvania senator former Pennsylvania senator who complained for so many weeks that he wasn't getting appropriate attention in the debates and couldn't get heard.
Is apparently now being heard by caucus goers evangelical Christian social conservatives -- giving him a second look he's been working very hard and outside of the polls.
In the audiences and on the street.
A lot of undecideds seemed to be talking about the former Pennsylvania senator watch for him to start surging in the last two weeks is -- here -- -- saying Carl Cameron Davenport Iowa Carl thank.
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