Poll: Santorum Enjoys Solid Lead In Ohio

Rick Santorum continues to show his strength in the rust belt with a new poll by the University of Cincinnati showing the former Pennsylvania senator holding a solid lead in Ohio, one of several states hosting its primary on March 6.

The statewide survey of Republican primary voters shows Santorum with 37 percent support, while Mitt Romney comes in second with 26 percent.  Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul claim 16 percent and 11 percent respectively.

Santorum is currently running neck-and-neck with Romney in Michigan.  A win in the Wolverine State today coupled with a victory in Ohio on “Super Tuesday” would allow Santorum to claim an advantage among working class voters, a crucial general election demographic and a voting bloc that Romney has struggled to win over.  The TPM Poll Average in Ohio also shows Santorum, who was in the doldrums in the Buckeye State at the beginning of the year, with an eleven point lead over Romney.

 

 

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