PPP: Santorum Up In 'Toss-Up' Minnesota GOP Primary Battle

On Tuesday caucus voters will flock to nominating contests in Colorado and Minnesota. While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has a relatively commanding lead in Colorado, Minnesota appears to be a toss-up. Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) has more:

In Colorado Mitt Romney looks primed for another big Western win to match his  one in Nevada. He leads with 40% there to 26% for Rick Santorum, 18% for Gingrich, and 12% for Ron Paul.

Minnesota looks like a toss up with any of the four candidates having some shot at winning. Santorum holds a small edge there with 29% to 27% for Romney, 22% for Gingrich, and 19% for Paul.

The state of the race is extremely volatile in both states. 33% of voters in Colorado and 37% in Minnesota say they could change their minds between now and Tuesday, a much higher rate than we've seen willing to shift this late in other states. One big advantage Romney has is that his voters are more committed than those of the other candidates.

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published this page in In The News 2012-02-06 00:00:00 -0500
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