Gallup: Santorum Leads Romney by 10-Point Margin

A new Gallup poll finds that former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has opened a 10-point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

An average of 36 percent of registered Republican voters in the Gallup Daily tracking poll from Feb. 15-19 said they prefer Santorum as their party’s nominee, compared to 26 percent who support Romney. 13 percent of Republicans support former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Texas Congressman Ron Paul came in fourth with 11 percent. Romney led Santorum by a 37-16 percent margin in a similar poll that ended on Feb. 6.

Santorum’s campaign continues to gain momentum after he won primaries and caucuses in Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota earlier this month. In spite of this surge; the former U.S. senator’s socially conservative positions on contraception, marriage for same-sex couples and other issues continue to raise doubt over his electability if he were to become the party’s nominee.

A USA Today/Gallup poll conducted between Feb. 16-19 found that 54 percent of Americans feel that Romney has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in November, compared to only 29 percent who chose Santorum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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