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New Poll Shows Romney in Lead in Wisconsin

In a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, Mitt Romney has a 13 point lead over Rick Santorum. This is a turn-around from two previous polls that showed Santorum in the lead in the Dairy State.

The Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin is heating up. Ads are playing on television and candidates are starting to make appearances. And now, in a new poll released today from Rasmussen Reports, Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 13 points, a new twist from two previous surveys that put Santorum in the lead.

Last month, survey results from a Marquette University poll showed Santorum in the lead with 34 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 18 percent. Likewise, a poll from Public Policy Polling a week later resulted in a similar outcome: Santorum with another double-digit lead over Romney, 43 to 27 percent, respectively.

Results from the Rasmussen Report show Romney in the lead with 46 percent over Santorum's 33 percent. The rest of the field shakes out like this:

  • Ron Paul; 8%
  • Newt Gingrich; 7%
  • Other candidate; 1%
  • Undecided; 5%

Rasmussen Reports says its survey was conducted among 1,000 eligible Wisconsin voters on March 21, 2012 and has a +/- 3 percent margin of error.

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