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Newt Gingrich Leads The Pack In New Iowa Poll

USATODAY.COM - Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has carved out a clear lead in what's become a three-candidate race in Iowa, according to The Des Moines Register's new Iowa Poll.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has risen into second place, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has slid to third with just over a month before the Iowa caucuses kick off voting in the presidential nominating process.

Gingrich has support from 25% of likely Republican caucusgoers, Paul is at 18% and Romney at 16%.

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann ties with retired Georgia business executive Herman Cain at 8%.

The poll was conducted before Cain suspended his candidacy on Saturday.

Rounding out the field: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at 6% each, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 2%.

Selzer & Co. of Des Moines conducted the poll of 401 likely Republican caucusgoers Nov. 27-30. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. Click here to read more