A Rasmussen poll conducted Saturday shows Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich 44% to 28%:

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has opened a double-digit lead in Florida as the perception grows among Republican primary voters that he is the strongest general election candidate against President Obama. The state's GOP Primary is on Tuesday.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters, conducted Saturday, shows Romney up by 16 points with 44% support. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a distant second at 28%. These figures reflect a significant turnaround over the past week.

Last Sunday, just after his big win in the South Carolina Primary, Gingrich led Romney by nine.

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