Confronted by a flurry of surveys showing their candidate trailing, Romney advisers simply insist the data are wrong.
The vast gulf will heighten panic among Democrats about being swamped by the Republican nominee and his allies.
The nation's most influential conservative editorial board blasts the Republican's handling of the Supreme Court health-care decision.
The outgoing and outspoken Massachusetts Democrat argues that financial reform was a more pressing matter.
Despite cutting down to a barebones staff and slashing campaign events, Gingrich still has a role to play, a spokesman says.