South Carolina shocker brewing? Overnight polls show big Gingrich lead

Update: ABC News and the Associated Press have projected that Newt Gingrich has won South Carolina, based on exit polls.

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Earlier: Two different polls on the eve of the South Carolina primary suggest Newt Gingrich could be headed for a double-digit victory over the presumed frontrunner, Mitt Romney, according to the Huffington Post.

The American Research Group's live-interviewer survey Thursday and Friday nights and Public Policy Polling's Friday results both show Gingrich with a 40-26 lead over Romney. They had been in a virtual tie earlier in the week.

More at Huffington Post.

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