ATLANTA (AP) - A new poll finds Newt Gingrich leading the Republican presidential field in his old home state of Georgia.
The former House speaker leads Mitt Romney 43% to 21% among Georgia Republicans, according to the poll. No other candidate drew double-digit support.
The poll found both Romney and Gingrich are favored in matchups with Barack Obama, but Romney holds a larger lead over the Democratic president.
Gingrich is favored 50% to 41%, with 9% undecided in a contest against Obama. In a Romney-Obama matchup, Romney wins 55% support to Obama's 38%, with 7% undecided.
The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. from Dec. 12 through Dec. 14, and paid for by 13 daily newspapers with readership across Georgia.
Questions concerning the GOP primary have a margin of error of plus or minus 5% age points and included likely Republican primary voters. The other questions had a 4% age point margin of error and included likely voters.
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