Mitt Romney's in a strong position to win this weekend in South
Carolina, and he's in an even stronger position to follow it up with a big win in Florida. Our first Sunshine State poll of 2012 finds Romney with a 15 point lead at 41% to Newt Gingrich's 26% with Rick Santorum at 11%, Ron Paul at 10%, Rick Perry at 4%, and Buddy Roemer at 1% rounding out the field.
Romney's lead expands further when you look only at voters whose minds are completely made up, to 48-27 over Gingrich. 71% of his voters say they'll definitely cast their ballot for him, compared to only 61% who say the same for Gingrich.
GOP Nomination: (Previous Results from Nov 30)
Mitt Romney 41% (17%)
Newt Gingrich 26% (47%)
Rick Santorum 11% (1%)
Ron Paul 10% (5%)
Rick Perry 4% (2%)
Buddy Roemer 1%
Not Sure 7% (7%)
PPP surveyed 572 likely Republican primary voters from January 14th to 16th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-4.1%.The crosstabs can be viewed HERE.
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