Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich continued his last minute caucus campaign with a stop in Independence on Monday. Roughly 100 people packed the Heartland Acres Agribition Center to hear him speak.
Gingrich prides himself on running a positive campaign, but according to the latest Des Moines Register poll, playing nice hasn't gotten himself ahead in the race. The poll has him in fourth place behind, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. And Gingrich says attacks have hurt his Iowa campaign.
"I don't think I'm going to win. I think if you look at the numbers, I think the volume of negativity has done enough damage," Gingrich said. "On the other hand, if the Des Moines Register was right and there is 41 percent potentially [undecided], who knows what's going to happen."
Gingrich hopes those undecided caucus-goers have a discussion Tuesday night in his favor. He says he is excited for Tuesday night and plans on finishing high enough to go onto New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Gingrich plans to be in Cedar Falls on caucus night at the Black Hawk County caucus being held at the UNI-Dome.