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Take It to Tampa

That’s the attitude of 43 percent of Republicans, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Admittedly, 53 percent would prefer the race be decided before the convention, but 43 percent still seems strikingly high, although not out of line with what primary voter have told me in interviews.

A couple more interesting tidbits:

Six out of ten Republicans say that Gingrich should drop out of the race, with 39% saying that the former House speaker should not end his bid. And 61% say Paul should drop out, with 36% saying that the longtime congressman from Texas should continue to campaign for the White House.

And Santorum, of the supposed gender gap problems, isn’t having trouble attracting Republican women:

“Republican women are particularly supportive of Santorum continuing his bid for the White House,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “More than two-thirds of GOP the women interviewed said that they wanted Santorum to stay in the race, compared to only 51 percent of men.” 

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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