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Santorum Rises in New Hampshire

11:25 AM, Jan 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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It's so far been a good day for Rick Santorum. After a new South Carolina poll showed Santorum's fast climb in that early primary state, Suffolk released its New Hampshire tracking poll:

Rick Santorum has hit double digits in New Hampshire and is the only candidate in the field to show gains for four consecutive days, according to the latest Suffolk University/7News two-day tracking poll of likely Granite State voters in the Republican presidential primary. Mitt Romney still holds a strong lead with 40 percent, followed by Ron Paul (17 percent). Santorum, who came within a few votes of winning the Iowa caucus, has jumped from 3 percent just before the Iowa vote to 11 percent in the latest two-day New Hampshire tracking poll. Newt Gingrich (9 percent) is currently in fourth place followed by Jon Huntsman (8 percent) and Rick Perry (1 percent), while 15 percent were undecided.

Santorum still has a long way to go, but it's clear he's headed in the right direction.

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