In the latest polls, Mitt Romney is back on top with time running out until Florida voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich and Romney are tangling over immigration, seeking to gain the upper hand.
Newt Gingrich tried to cement his role as the front-runner to win the Florida Republican Primary at Monday night's debate. But a newly assertive Mitt Romney was also in it to win, trying to salvage a campaign that had seemed inevitable winner just a few days ago.
With Iowa and New Hampshire's primary contests in the history books, the season moves on — and south, to a primary election in South Carolina next Saturday and another, in Florida, 10 days after that. Mitt Romney leads in polls in both states.
It's a New Hampshire tradition. Just after midnight on New Hampshire primary day, a few voters gather in the small hamlet of Dixville Notch to cast the first votes of the election. This year, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman each got two votes. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul each had a vote and President Barack Obama had three votes.
On Tuesday, Republicans will have a chance to vote in the second electoral contest of the 2012 GOP Presidential primary season. Mitt Romney has a commanding lead, but there are signs of a lack of enthusiasm among voters.