Romney's lead (actually still a statistical tie in the three recent polls that include Fred Thompson and Newt) here in Iowa is confirmed by yet another recent poll. Romney had been between 8-9% in the last three iterations of this poll (even as recently as 6 weeks ago). This is a huge jump up for Romney and the trends are very positive.
I think it's realistic to call NH a true lead for Romney and Iowa still a statistical tie (that 30% one was without Fred and Newt . . . and Fred's getting in it seems). There's more room for growth for Romney folks!!