The InsiderAdvantage poll of South Carolina likely Republican primary voters shows Newt Gingrich surging, coming within a statistical tie of Mitt Romney.

The poll of 726 registered voters was completed Wednesday night and offered the following results:

Romney — 23 percent

Gingrich — 21 percent

Santorum — 14 percent

Paul — 13 percent

Huntsman — 7 percent

Perry — 5 percent

“New Hampshire and Iowa have had little impact on the race in South Carolina,” Matt Towery, chief pollster of InsiderAdvantage, told Newsmax.

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