Romney had been the race’s presumed front runner for weeks, but a string of victories in midwestern caucuses has vaulted former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum into the lead in some national polls. Governor Romney received 38% of the vote in the straw poll, followed by Santorum at 31%. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received 15% of the vote, with Texas Representative Ron Paul coming in last with 12%.
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