Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday.
Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found.
Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen.
Both of those polls show a much tighter race between Gingrich, Romney and Santorum.
Georgia voters will head to the polls along with nine other states on Super Tuesday on March 6.
The strong lead is good news for the former House speaker and bad news for Romney, who is also polling in third place in Oklahoma, which will also vote on Super Tuesday.
The other March 6 contests are in Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.
Some have speculated that the battering Santorum took at Wednesday’s debate in Arizona, in which Paul and Romney took turns hammering his record as a Senator, may have opened the door for another potential Gingrich surge.
But Gingrich will have to show strength outside of his home state, where he has the strongest network of campaign infrastructure.