Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has moved into second in South Carolina. A Reuters/Ipsos poll, released Saturday, found Mr. Paul tied with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for second place with 16 percent of the votes each.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is in the lead with 37 percent of the votes. Mr. Romney’s 21 point lead over Mr. Paul and Mr. Santorum may be impossible to overcome with less than a week to go before the South Carolina Republican primary. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once led the Republican pack in the Palmetto State, sits in fourth place with 12 percent of the votes.