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December 13th, 2011
12:18 PM ET

Gingrich surging in Iowa polls despite calls to drop candidacy – Ron Brownstein explains

With three weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich is the clear front-runner in the Hawkeye state. 

The former House speaker has a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney in one new poll. But not all conservatives are so thrilled with the idea of a Gingrich presidency. 

Popular conservative talk show host Michael Savage is offering Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the race. And Glenn Beck suggested that the only reason anyone would vote for Gingrich over President Obama is because of the color of his skin.

Carol Costello talks with CNN senior political analyst and National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein about the conservative uproar over Gingirch.

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