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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-01-12 05:40 AM
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Romney leads Paul in Iowa poll, Santorum surges
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Source: Reuters

Republican Mitt Romney narrowly leads rival Ron Paul in Iowa three days before the state kicks off the party's presidential nominating race, according to a Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday.

The closely watched poll, which has a strong track record in Iowa races, showed Rick Santorum surging past Newt Gingrich into third place in a fluid race where 41 percent of likely caucus-goers said they could still change their minds. <snip>

A victory for Romney in Iowa, combined with a win in the next contest on January 10 in New Hampshire could put the former Massachusetts governor on a path to clinching the Republican nomination early.

But Santorum was the candidate with the momentum. The Register poll was taken over a four-day period and the newspaper said that in the final two days of that period, Santorum was in second place with 21 percent. Romney stayed the same at 24 percent.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/01/us-usa-campai...



Oy! A "surge" of Santorum in a "fluid" race. One wonders if this writer is hip to the Google bomb...
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