Check out the trends in the latest South Carolina Republican Primary Polls as noted on Real Clear Politics.

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Gingrich has collapsed, and although Mitt Romney and Santorum were the initial beneficiaries, only Ron Paul is on a sustained surge.

If Perry and Huntsman dropped out and endorsed Paul (I think Huntsman will do that eventually, but probably not until after South Carolina primary) Ron Paul could conceivably carry the state.

Regardless, trends for Ron Paul are extremely favorable.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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