Ok...it's official. Nutty Newt has replaced "Black Walnut" as the flavor of the month. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error. While the level of support has pretty much stayed the same for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's making his second bid for the White House, Gingrich has seen his support jump 14 points since October. The poll also indicates that 14 percent back Cain, down 11 points from last month. CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops â CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs Unless Republicans are prepared to embrace anti-torture, anti-war pacifists Ron Paul or Jon Hunstman, they've just about run out of flavors. Amazing how swiftly the taste of wife-cheating, ethics violating, check-kiting behavoiur has become palatable.