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Romney and Santorum Are Tied Nationally; Gingrich Far Behind

11:28 AM, Mar 12, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Two new post-Super Tuesday polls show Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum running neck-and-neck for the lead in the Republican presidential race. An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Romney leading Santorum by 4 points (33 to 29 percent), while a CBS News/New York Times poll shows Santorum leading Romney by 4 points (34 to 30 percent). Each result is within the margin of error. 

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Both polls show Newt Gingrich having less than half the support of either of the two GOP frontrunners. Gingrich has 14 percent support in the ABC News/Washington Post poll and 13 percent support in the CBS News/New York Times poll.  Ron Paul has 12 percent support in the former poll and 8 percent support in the latter.

Santorum beat Romney by 30 points (51 to 21 percent) in Saturday’s Kansas Republican caucuses, winning 33 of the states 40 delegates in the process.  Alabama (50 delegates) and Mississippi (40 delegates) will be contested tomorrow, along with Hawaii (20 delegates).

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