Romney Holds Commanding Lead In Florida

A new survey shows one GOP candidate is already running well ahead of his rivals in Florida.


The South Carolina primary is Saturday, then it's on to Florida, the next battleground for Republican presidential candidates.

A new survey shows one candidate is already running well ahead of his rivals in Florida. Mitt Romney has the backing of 42 percent of Florida voters, almost double the 25 percent of votes his closest rival, Newt Gingrich, has.

All remaining candidates--Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum--are polling in the single digits.

These numbers are especially frustrating for Gingrich, who at one point was backed by half of voters surveyed for this same poll just two months ago. But the former House Speaker has since been the subject of scathing attack ads from an independent organization supporting Romney, and they seem to be hitting home with voters.

If Romney can take South Carolina, things are setting up nicely in Florida. It may not be long before the GOP has their candidate to face President Obama in the general election.

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  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 17, 2012 at 07:44 AM
    We are going to have another eligability issue of Romney does get the nomination. Mitt is NOT a "Natural-Born" citizen, just like Obama. Obama's father was born in Kenya and Mitt's father was born in Galeana, Mexico. Everything Obama has done since January 20, 2009 is invalid and so would it be if Mitt becomes POTUS.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 01:25 PM in reply to Nath
      Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't 5th grade civics tell us that you have to be a United States citizen to run for president and you're a US citizen if you were born in the US. What does it matter where their father's were born?
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