A new poll out Tuesday shows presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is in good shape for Saturday’s primary.
According to the Monmouth University poll, Romney now has 33% support among 963 likely South Carolina Republican voters. It’s the second poll in as many days that has shown a double-digit lead for the former Massachussetts governor. An InsiderAdvantage poll released Monday showed Romney with a 32-21 percent edge over Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich is second with 22% support, and Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are in a statistical tie for third at 14 percent and 12 percent, respectively. According to Monmouth, every demographic prefers Romney, except for one– those who identified themselves as “very conservative” favored Gingrich.
The poll was conducted over the weekend, while Jon Huntsman was still on the ballot. Huntsman had 4 percent support, according to the poll.
South Carolina’s primary will take place on Saturday.