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Rasmussen: Big Swing Toward Romney in Florida

9:39 AM, Jan 26, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A Rasmussen poll conducted on Sunday, the day after the South Carolina primary, showed Newt Gingrich leading Mitt Romney by 9 points--41 percent to 32 percent--in Florida. Rasmussen's poll conducted on Wednesday now shows Romney leading Gingrich by 8 points:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Republican Primary Voters, taken Wednesday night, shows Romney with 39% support to Gingrich’s 31%. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum earns 12%, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with nine percent (9%). Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided....

As GOP voters search for the candidate best equipped to defeat President Obama, perceptions of Romney’s electability have risen since earlier in the week. Four days ago, 42% of Florida primary voters said Gingrich would be the strongest candidate against Obama, while 39% felt that way about the former Massachusetts governor. Now 49% think Romney would be the strongest challenger versus 34% who believe that of Gingrich. Most still agree that Paul would be the weakest GOP nominee.

The polling firm Insider Advantage also found a big swing toward Romney. On Sunday he trailed Gingrich 26 percent to 34 percent, but yesterday he led Gingrich 40 percent to 32 percent.

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