Mitt Romney needs to double down in Iowa, beginning on an “illegal immigration – amnesty” message, because the Newt Gingrich factor is setting in. But will Iowa’s Christian conservatives bite on Mormon Mitt? I just don’t see it. Who knows, maybe the real conservative in the pack, Jon Huntsman, will end up benefiting in New Hampshire. However, Newt in the south could run a string that would send a gale beneath the Obama reelect team’s wings, as it blows out the only chance Republicans have of beating the President.

From PPP today:

You want to know the biggest reason Mitt Romney hasn’t surged at any point in the Republican Presidential race this year? It’s because the more GOP primary voters across the country have been exposed to him, the less they’ve liked him.