The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

In Florida, Romney Clings to a 26-Point Lead


We’ll see if a rough debate or a stumble in South Carolina derails the Romney train, but so far, he’s on path for a big, big win at the end of the month in Florida:

Two weeks away from the Presidential Preference Primary, Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead over the Republican presidential pack in Florida, according to a Sunshine State News Poll of likely primary voters.

Romney tops the poll, which was conducted by Harrisburg, Pa.-based Voter Survey Service (VSS), with 46 percent. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich places a distant second with 20 percent. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who lost the Iowa caucus to Romney by eight votes, takes third with 12 percent.

Tags: Florida , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rick Santorum


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