With less than two weeks before the first votes are cast in Iowa, a new national poll is showing that Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney, the two top contenders for the GOP nomination are now locked in a tie at 30 percentage points each, among GOP and GOP-leaning independent voters, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News survey released Tuesday. Ron Paul, the Libertarian Congressman, is in third with 15 percent. No other candidate received more than single digits.

The new poll was conducted between December 15-18 2011, among a random national sample of 1,005 adults, The survey has a 3.5 point error margin, according to the survey results released by the Washington Post and ABC News.

Serafin Gomez covers Special Events and Politics for FOX News Channel and is also a contributor to FOX News Latino. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel where he covered Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo.

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