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Penn. Poll: Santorum 36, Romney 22, Gingrich 8, Paul 12

9:04 AM, Mar 15, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Quinnipiac polls former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum's home state:

Pennsylvania Republicans are going for favorite son Rick Santorum big time, giving the former U.S. Senator a 36 - 22 percent lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Keystone State's presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 12 percent, with 8 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

In a head-to-head matchup, Santorum tops Romney 52 - 32 percent among Republican voters, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

The Pennsylvania primary, which will award 72 delegates, will be held on April 24.

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