Romney Wins in Maine; Santorum leads in Michigan

By Dave Andrusko

Mitt Romney (right) and Rick Santorum

As we often do, the final National Right to Life News Today item is a very brief update on what it us taking place in the always shifting Republican presidential contest.

Probably most of you have read that over the weekend former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney halted former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum winning streak at three (caucus wins in Minnesota and Colorado, and a primary in Missouri). Romney fended off Rep. Ron Paul by fewer than 200 votes in the Maine caucuses which took place over the course of the week and tallied on Saturday.

In two new polls Santorum is faring well in Michigan, where Romney’s father once served as governor. Public Policy Polling has  Santorum up over  Romney 39% to 24%. The margin is much smaller in a poll by the American Research Group;  Santorum is up 33% to 27%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at 21% and Paul at 12%. Michigan’s primary is February 28, as is Arizona’s.

In national surveys of Republicans, Romney leads 32% to 30% over Santorum, according to Gallup. Pew Research has Santorum up by the same two point margin, 30% to 28%.

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