Iowa Poll: Newt Sinking, Paul Out Front In First Caucus State

A new poll out from Public Policy Polling (D) on Sunday night shows Newt Gingrich’s bubble deflating quickly in Iowa, and in his place at the front of the pack? Ron Paul.

The numbers from PPP: Ron Paul 23%, Mitt Romney 20%, Newt Gingrich 14%, 10% each for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, 4 % for Jon Huntsman and 2% for Gary Johnson.

The numbers show a precipitous drop in Gingrich’s favorability numbers, with only 36% of Iowa voters now believing he has “strong principles”, suggesting the relentless negative attacks of his rivals — chiefly Ron Paul — are taking a real toll.