Slate has the story. Romney is about to close it out.

Romney is on the cusp of leading all three early-primary states.

By Mark Blumenthal and Charles Franklin
Updated Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at 12:48 PM ET Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Illustration by Robert Neubecker.A new Winthrop/ETV poll in South Carolina shows Mitt Romney tied for second with Rudy Giuliani in the state, only one point behind Fred Thompson for first. Romney’s numbers have been trending upward recently, corresponding with increased advertising in the state. In case the GOP candidates need more motivation, the poll says nearly 30 percent of Republicans are still undecided.

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