Mitt Romney has leaped back into the lead in the Florida Republican primary, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll
Romney had 39 percent support in the poll of 750 likely Florida GOP voters taken Wednesday, compared with 31 percent for Newt Gingrich. Rick Santorum was a distant third at 12 percent, and Ron Paul had 9 percent.
Four percent said they wanted some other candidate, and 7 percent were undecided.
Romney’s return to first place follows the GOP candidates debate Monday night, when the former Massachusetts governor went on the attack against the former House speaker. Just four days ago, following Gingrich’s big win in the South Carolina primary, he led Romney 41-32 percent.
Gingrich was leading in the latest Rasmussen national poll, released Tuesday. It showed the former House speaker garnering the support of 35 percent of likely GOP primary voters, compared with 28 percent for Romney, 16 percent for Santorum, and 10 percent for Paul.
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