Now it gets interesting.
The 2012 battle shifts to South Carolina, where the air may be warmer than Manchester's...but the campaign climate's a whole lot chillier. This is the home of politics as blood sport - a sort of primary season Thunderdome. The CNN poll released Friday suggested Mitt Romney had climbed to a surprisingly strong first-place showing in the state: his 37% share of likely Republican primary voters was as much as Rick Santorum's and Newt Gingrich's combined. But with a $3+ million anti-Romney infomercial set to blanket the airwaves there for the next week-and-a-half - in a state most of the Anybody-But-Romney crowd is viewing as its Alamo - how secure is that lead?
Join Anderson Cooper Wednesday for a full rundown on the state of the race as the spotlight shifts to South Carolina. Tune in to AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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