The latest Rasmussen national poll has Newt Gingrich up over Barack Obama in a hypothetical general election match-up, 45 percent to 43 percent. That difference in within the 3-point margin of error, in a survey of 1,000 likely voters, but it shows a significant swing in support for Gingrich among voters. According to a Rasmussen poll released last week, Gingrich had been trailing Obama by six points.
The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Mitt Romney still holds the edge among the GOP candidates, trailing Obama on average by 1.5 points. Gingrich's average margin against Obama improves now to 5.7 points behind the president.