On the other hand, Gingrich’s performance at the debates Monday and especially Thursday night injected fresh momentum into a campaign that, up until earlier this week, was overshadowed by Romney. Nearly two-thirds of Republican voters today cited debate performance as at least a somewhat important factor in their vote today, per early exit poll results.
The late surge worked in Gingrich’s favor. A little more than half of South Carolina voters said they decided whom to support in the past few days, according to preliminary exit polls, a much larger number than in 2008
Newt: Perhaps the only guy to GAIN voters from having an affair. Also, AP just declared for Newt. CNN still wary of declaring.