Rasmussen: Romney’s Lead Grows In Arizona

A new snap poll of Arizona shows Mitt Romney with some breathing room ahead of Tuesday’s primary in the Grand Canyon State. 

Rasmussen’s statewide survey of likely Republican primary voters shows Romney leading Rick Santorum, 42 percent to 29 percent.  Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul claim the support of 16 percent and 8 percent respectively.

The poll, which was conducted on Thursday, indicates that the GOP race in Arizona has stabilized in Romney’s favor after other surveys released in the last week showed Santorum gaining momentum there.  While the gap is not nearly as wide in the TPM Poll Average, it also shows Romney holding a clear advantage in Arizona.



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