In the latest poll by USA Today, Newt Gingrich is the preferred Republican nominee by a respectable 9% of those surveyed. He is behind Rudy Giuliani on 40% and John McCain on 24%.
However, he is ahead of Mitt Romney who made his formal announcement on Tuesday. Romney is on 5%.
Newt Gingrich has not yet decided if he will run for the nomination.
The poll was conducted between 9 and 11 February and has a margin of error of approximately 3%.