Santorum Gaining Ground Among California GOP Voters

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The new hero of California GOP voters?
Mitt Romney, the leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination, has to watch his back among voters in California's Republican primary, according to a new poll.

The poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows that U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is surging here, and is closing the distance behind Romney. The Institute found that 22 percent of likely Republican voters say they will support Santorum in the state's June 2 primary, compared to 28 percent for Romney.

That's still a lead -- but the disturbing news for the Romney campaign is that Santorum has gained 18 points in California polling since December.

The news comes in the wake of Romney's inconclusive showing on Super Tuesday, which has Republicans worried that their primary is going to be drawn out to the last minute, as the former Massachusetts governor repeatedly fails to outpace Santorum. Under these circumstances, California's late primary could be unusually significant for the contest.

Regardless of Santorum's surge, the poll found that California should remain firmly in the Democratic column come the general election. PPIC's polling indicates that President Obama has a 16-point lead over a GOP challenger.

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Robertj814
Robertj814

Well I guess your canadate has it all... He's a conservative sometimes in life, then makes a moderate vote here, and then liberate vote there. Whatever is most convenient throughout his career until he wants to run for president. Also if you believe santorum is a religious nut and you don't approve of ricks comments about woman, that were widely taken out of context, look at Mormonism closely and how woman are looked at and have been treated throughout history.

e_dog
e_dog

I think you're confusing Romney with "our candidate"

Patrick Connors
Patrick Connors

Roll up your pant legs, California!!

There is a santorum flood on the horizon.....

Wrongone
Wrongone

This Christian Voter won't be voting for Santorum, he speaks out of both sides of his mouth and says one thing and does another. 

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Just like all Christians.  What's wrong with that?

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