Newt Gingrich is just ahead of Mitt Romney for first place in Real Clear Politics' average of polling data in South Carolina. Even so, Gingrich couldn't get a enough people to show up in support of him at an event in Charleston. He had to cancel the event.
From the AP:
There were just a few dozen people in the audience at the College of Charleston's arena, where the event was taking place. The conference has suffered from low attendance all week but Gingrich rival Rick Santorum went ahead and addressed the group on Thursday.
Gingrich's spokesman said skipping the stop would give the former House speaker more time at his next scheduled event, a tour of a children's hospital.
South Carolina's primary is held Saturday.