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That’s the headline from the Des Moines Register tonight, which has good news for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

Actually, Ron Paul is just behind Romney in second, but according to the Register the trend lines are that Paul is losing steam.

The Register: “If the final two days of polling are considered separately, Santorum rises to second place, with 21 percent, pushing Paul to third, at 18 percent. Romney remains the same, at 24 percent.”

The big caveat: some 41 percent of likely caucusgoers say that they could change their minds, which just about defines the teeter-tottering of the entire GOP nomination battle so far.

The polling was conducted from Tuesday through Friday, so it does not gauge the full impact of Newt Gingrich’s tearing up on stage while talking about his mother, a clip played repeatedly throughout the day and this morning. Tears on the trail may have become a “meh” moment, i.e. no longer that big of a deal, not the negative of Ed Muskie in 1972 nor the positive of Hillary Clinton in 2008.