The anti-Romney is dead; long live the anti-Romney?
The latest McClatchy poll is out this morning:
The Republican presidential race is being shaken up again, with Mitt Romney retaking the lead, Newt Gingrich surging into second place, and Herman Cain dropping to third place, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll released Friday.
Mitt Romney's retaking of the lead seems almost by default; he is still at 23 percent, right around the ceiling he can't seem to break through. Newt Gingrich, as predicted in recent trend pieces, has surged to 19 percent, just ahead of Herman Cain.
In a CBS News poll also released today, the former speaker of the House is tied with Governor Romney, just below the not-yet-derailed Cain Train. After this, will we soon see the entire Republican field emulating Mr. Gingrich by watching "Bridesmaids" before debates? (It couldn't hurt to try, Governor Perry.)