Gingrich holding onto lead in state

A new poll released Thursday shows former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich clinging to a slim lead in Georgia as the state nears its presidential primary.

Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress for 20 years, has the support of 33 percent of the state’s Republicans, according to the poll by Rasmussen Reports.

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is second in the race, with 28 percent. Following him are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 20 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 9 percent.

Eight percent were undecided in the poll.

Georgia will award 76 delegates, the most of any of the 10 states voting in the Super Tuesday primaries on March 6.