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Pennsylvania Poll: Santorum 41, Romney 35, Gingrich 10, Paul 7

7:17 AM, Apr 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Rick Santorum is leading in his home state of Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac poll:

Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 10 percent, with 7 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

With three weeks before the primary, 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided and 37 percent of those who name a candidate say they still could change their mind, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Here's how "likely Republican primary voters" see Santorum:

  • 52 - 7 percent that Santorum has more honesty and integrity than most people in public life, with 36 percent saying about the same;
  • 25 - 14 percent that Romney has more honesty and integrity than most people in public life, with 55 percent saying about the same;
  • 49 - 8 percent that Santorum changes his position less often than most public figures, with 38 percent saying about the same;
  • 27 - 7 percent that Romney changes his position more than most public figures, with 60 percent saying about the same;
  • 49 - 41 percent that Santorum changes his position on issues because of politics rather than principle;
  • 74 - 17 percent that Romney changes his position on issues because of politics rather than principle.

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