All four polls showed Texas Congressman Ron Paul in third and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum trailing slightly behind him in fourth.
But the news wasn’t all bad for Romney. An NBC News poll released Thursday indicated that he was maintaining a 10-point lead over Gingrich.
Romney could also catch a break when ABC News airs an interview where Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne, claimed he wanted an “open marriage,” something that will likely not sit well with South Carolina’s evangelical voters.
Republican voters in the Palmetto State will head to the polls on Saturday to select their nominee.
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