Santorum Surging In Michigan, Leads Romney By Double Digits

A handful of recently released national polls have Rick Santorum pulling even with Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination; in fact, a couple even have Santorum leading Romney. But the most important poll of the day might have come from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP). According to the latest PPP survery, Santorum leads Romney by double digits in the upcoming Michigan (Feb. 28) Republican presidential nominating contest.

Rick Santorum's taken a large lead in Michigan's upcoming Republican primary. He's at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich.

Santorum's rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich.  Santorum's becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support.

“Rick Santorum has all the momentum in Michigan right now,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But it’s important to note that more than 50% of voters say they could change their minds in the next 2 weeks. There’s a lot of room for this race to shift back toward Romney in the coming days.”

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