One of the headlines yesterday was the fact that Mitt Romney had a supposed secret meeting with Newt Gingrich last week. It would be interesting to know exactly when this meeting occurred. 4th Estate data shows an increase in Newt Gingrich’s attacks toward Romney over the last two weeks rising from 12.5% of his total statements to 22%.

Gingrich negativity toward Obama and Romney rose in February

Chart shows Gingrich's negative statements toward Obama and Romney doubled in March.

Over these same two weeks, Romney has focused all of his energy on either Rick Santorum or Barack Obama as shown in the first chart in this previous post. As the chart above shows, while Gingrich’s attacks against Romney since the end of February almost doubled, his negative statements toward Obama have also increased by almost three-fold going from 5% of his statements to 13.5%.