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Newt Gingrich leads Mitt Romney 37% to 22% among Republican registered voters in Gallup's inaugural Daily tracking of the party's 2012 presidential nomination race; all other candidates are in single digits. Gingrich's support has increased 15 points compared with Gallup polling conducted in mid-November.
Newt Gingrich (62%) and Mitt Romney (54%) are the only candidates a majority of Republicans say would be acceptable presidential nominees from their party, emphasizing the degree to which the GOP race has narrowed down to these two men at this juncture.