Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman talks to Talk Radio News Service in New Hampshire on Jan. 6. (Source: Talk Radio News Service/flickr)
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman announces his resignation from the Republican presidential campaign in Myrtle Beach, SC. (Source: CNN)
(RNN) - Although the social media monitoring site SocialBakers found that Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman had gained more than 32 percent of his Facebook "likes" in the last 30 days, he was still lagging behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's fan base by more than one million.
Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, had the lowest number of Facebook supporters out of any of the remaining GOP contenders.
An American Research Group poll released Friday found Romney leading in South Carolina with 29 percent of the vote, followed by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich with 25 percent and Texas Representative Ron Paul with 20 percent. Huntsman only garnered 1 percent of support in the poll.
A poll released Friday from Rasmussen Reports also found Huntsman near the bottom of the scale with only 5 percent of South Carolina voters supporting him. In Florida, Huntsman was only expected to see 9 percent of the vote, according to another poll released Thursday by the pollsters.
It was rumored that Huntsman would drop out of the presidential race late Sunday night after his disappointing sixth place finish in the Iowa caucus and a third place finish in New Hampshire's primary.
Huntsman finished with a more than 50,000 vote gap between himself and the first-place Romney, who garnered nearly 100,000 votes.
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A 21-year-old McClellanville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a shooting at a party celebrating his birthday. Joshua Rashaun Taylor was found guilty of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. More >>
A 21-year-old McClellanville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a shooting at a party celebrating his birthday. Joshua Rashaun Taylor was found guilty of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.