What’s going on today?
The Governor penned the following Facebook post about Christmas and also sent the following message to supporters:
Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love
An independent group will be running the following youtube videos about the Governor as commercials in Iowa. They will air on KCAU-TV in the Sioux City, Iowa market. The second video will also air as a commercial during the Broncos-Chiefs game on WHBF-TV in the market for the eastern border of Iowa.
The Governor has not said she’s reconsidering. The Boston Globe notes that voter excitement is scarce and that "[o]thers are hoping, even at this late stage, that Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush, or Chris Christie will reconsider and get off the sidelines."
Santorum is now almost tied with Romney and Gingrich among Republican and Republican-leaning independents in terms of intensity.
Here’s how things look away from Iowa and New Hampshire before Christmas:
CBS National: Newt 20, Romney 20, Someone else 19, undecided/don’t know 17, Paul 10, Perry 6, Bachmann 4, Santorum 3, Huntsman 1
Gallup National: Newt 27, Romney 21, Paul 12, Perry 7, Bachmann 6, Santorum 4, Huntsman 1
Nevada: Romney 33, Newt 29, Paul 13, Bachmann 5, Santorum/Huntsman/Perry 3
New York: Newt 29, Romney 26, Paul 9, Huntsman 5, Bachmann 4, Santorum 3, Perry 1