Since his triumph in New Hampshire, Romney has gone … south in South Carolina. Above is the poll of polls, to give a broad state of the race this week. But the movement in the one poll since Tuesday's primaries shows a radically tightening race, with Gingrich and Romney now tied for first, with 23 and 21, and Paul and Santorum neck and neck for second, at 13 and 14 percent respectively.
This is wide open. And Romney is eminently beatable. Among the under-20s Gingrich is beating Romney by 31 percent to 10 percent. Among those between 30 and 44, Santorum and Paul are vying for first place.