Dec 1, 2011 1:12 AM by Jay Kohn - Q2 News
BILLINGS - Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich holds a substantial lead in Montana according to a new poll of likely voters.
The poll shows the former House Speaker leading Mitt Romney by over 25 points in Montana.
The new survey from Public Policy Polling out of North Carolina, shows Gingrich favored by 37-percent of the likely voters surveyed in Montana.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul is second with 12-percent, while Romney stands at just 11-percent.
Michelle Bachmann is tied with Herman Cain with 10-percent, while RIck Perry, Jon Huntsman, and Rick Santorum all polled only single digits.
Public Policy Polling says it appears the biggest reason for Gingrich's surge is he's apparently picking up support from backers of Herman Cain and Rick Perry as their campaigns struggle.