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Romney opens big polling lead as Tuesday’s primary nears

by George Bennett | January 29th, 2012

NAPLES -- Big turnout for Romney's first event today.

NAPLES — A large crowd is here waiting to see Mitt Romney, who has opened up a double-digit lead over Newt Gingrich in three new polls as Tuesday’s Florida Republican presidential primary approaches.

Here’s the latest polling roundup from RealClearPolitics.

Gingrich, who got Herman Cain‘s endorsement Saturday night in West Palm Beach, vowed on ABC News this morning to press his fight for the nomination all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa this summer.

Romney has a campaign stop here around noon, then heads to Hialeah, Pompano Beach and Jacksonville today.

Gingrich attended church in Lutz near Tampa this morning, then heads to The Villages and Jacksonville.

Rick Santorum called off morning appearances in Florida today because his 3-year-old daughter was hospitalized in Pennsylvania. But he may still make it to events later today in Sarasota and PUnta Gorda.


5 Responses to “Romney opens big polling lead as Tuesday’s primary nears”

  1. Downtown Danny Says:

    Give us Willard the morman as your nominee.
    His grandfathers 12 wives, his 28 half siblings, his nutty morman views, the real Willard has yet to be exposed!
    Remember the old American saying –
    Never trust a man who never takes a drink.

  2. Dave Longdale Says:

    Expect more made up news, polling numbers, and “surges” leading into November. The next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

  3. Judy Walton Says:

    with all the fighting going on between Newt and Mitt, why don’t people open their eyes to the TRUE conservative
    Rick Santorum. Overall, Rick is the best nominee for the Republican party and would make the best president.

  4. The Real Perspective Says:

    President Obama will be easily re elected.

  5. T A Harvey Says:

    First comment given is so closed minded on Mormons. I find the comment to be ignorant and bigoted.

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