Nationally, Gingrich 17 Points Ahead of Romney

by Katrina Trinko

Results from the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of registered Republicans released tonight: Newt Gingrich (40 percent), Mitt Romney (23 percent), Ron Paul (9 percent), Michele Bachmann (8 percent), Rick Perry (6 percent), Jon Huntsman (5 percent), and Rick Santorum (3 percent).