Poll: Mitt Romney Pulling Away in South Carolina

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A new poll shows Mitt Romney pulling away five days before the South Carolina primary.

The InsiderAdvantage poll released Sunday night has Romney in the lead with 32% of the vote.  Gingrich is second with 21%, followed by Ron Paul at 14% and Rick Santorum with 13%.

As for Rick Perry, his future as a presidential candidate hinges on a good showing in South Carolina, where he hopes his Texas conservatism can connect with the like-minded folks in the Palmetto state.

Well, Perry might want to begin working on his withdrawal speech because he is polling at just 5%. How bad is that? Jon Huntsman, who dropped out of the race on Monday, topped Perry with 6%.

"The only candidate to really gain any ground in this survey since our poll of last Wednesday night is Mitt Romney," InsiderAdvantage chief pollster Matt Towery told Newsmax.

In a Public Policy Poll released on Friday, Romney had 29% and Gingrich had 24%.