Santorum Pulls Ahead of Romney in Latest National Poll

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Rick Santorum Pulls Ahead

The latest CBS News/NY Times Poll among Republican Primary Voters shows Rick Santorum taking his first nationwide lead against Mitt Romney, 30%-27%. New Gingrich, who led this poll just 5 weeks ago, fell to 4th with 10% behind Ron Paul’s 12%.

This, the most volatile primary season in recent history, has shown that there really is no true front runner. The sides are starting to take shape, however, with 4 major groups:

  • Conservatives split between Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich
  • Libertarians for Paul
  • Moderates for Romney
  • Conservatives who believe the Republican Establishment that Romney is the best hope to defeat Obama

This race will likely go on for a couple more months unless something changes the game (such as Gingrich stepping aside and sending his support to Santorum). None of the 4 are out of contention with Paul making headway on getting delegates despite no states won and Gingrich hoping for a strong performance in debates at the end of February.

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