Friday, February 10, 2012

Santorum Picks Up Steam in New Polls

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is gaining support in a set of new political polls following Tuesday night's wins in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/WPXI-TV poll revealed that Santorum has the support of 30 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters, while Mitt Romney lodged 29 percent - a statistical dead heat.

Santorum's gain was Newt Gingrich's loss, as the former House speaker's numbers plunged from 35 percent in a previous poll down to 13 percent. Pennsylvania's 72 delegates won't be awarded until March 24, when the Keystone State holds its primary.

Meanwhile, a new poll of likely Ohio voters indicated that Santorum matches up better against President Barack Obama than Romney. Rasmussen Reports asked Ohioans to weigh in on hypothetical match-ups vs. Obama. Santorum and Obama came in at a statistical dead heat, while Obama edged Romney in Ohio by 4 percentage points.

Ohio holds its Republican Presidential Primary on March 6 as part of the Super Tuesday cluster of contests, which will also include Idaho's GOP Caucus and runoffs in eight other states.

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