Romney up, Gingrich down
Mitt Romney now has a 13% national polling lead in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum in a statistical tie for second place.
As three states – Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri – hold their Republican nominating contests today, our latest weekly GOP horse race poll shows in the past week Romney is up 9%, Gingrich is down 7%, Santorum is up 4%, and Ron Paul is down 4%.
Our Feb. 6 national poll of Republican voters shows Romney at 35%, Gingrich 22%, Santorum 20%, and Paul 9%. In the past week, the number of Republican voters saying they have no opinion on the race or are undecided increased from 13% to 15%.
In our Feb. 6 national scientific telephone survey, we questioned 558 registered voters who said they’d vote in their state’s Republican primary or caucus. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4%.
The crosstabs for our 2-6-12 poll: Poll Position crosstabs – GOP horse race 2-6-12
Our 1-29-12 poll crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – GOP horse race 1-29-12
Our 1-22-12 poll crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – GOP horse race 1-22-12.
Our 1-15-12 poll crosstabs: Poll-Position-crosstabs-GOP-horse-race-1-15-12.
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