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Santorum Up 4 in Michigan on Strength of Tea Party Support

4:01 PM, Feb 21, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney by 4 percentage points in Romney’s home state of Michigan.  Santorum now leads Romney by the tally of 38 to 34 percent, while Ron Paul has 10 percent support and Newt Gingrich has 9 percent. 

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum

Among Tea Party voters, Santorum has a 34-point lead over Romney — 57 to 23 percent.  Among non-Tea Party voters, Romney has a 9-point lead over Santorum — 40 to 31 percent. 

Santorum also leads among each of the five income groups that include likely voters making less than $100,000 a year.  Romney leads among the group of likely voters making more than $100,000 a year.

The Michigan primary will be held a week from today.  Santorum and Romney have each won four of the nine GOP contests to date.

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