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Washington Poll: Santorum 38, Romney 27, Paul 15, Gingrich 12

12:32 PM, Feb 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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PPP reports on its latest poll of likely Washington caucus voters: 

Wedged between the Michigan/Arizona primaries and Super Tuesday the Washington state GOP caucus hasn't received a lot of attention. At least for now it looks like it could give Rick Santorum some momentum headed into the critical March 6th contests. He leads there with 38% to 27% for Mitt Romney, 15% for Ron Paul, and 12% for Newt Gingrich.

Santorum is by far the most popular of the Republican candidates with 69% viewing him favorably to only 18% with a negative opinion.  Romney is the only other one who even has a positive favorability rating. He's at 47/42. The disparity between Santorum and Romney's numbers in Washington resembles what we found for the contests two weeks ago in Missouri and Minnesota, both of which Santorum ended up winning by a healthy margin. 

PPP concludes that the race isn't over and Romney could easily come back. The Washington caucus is being held on March 3.

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