University of Cincinnati Poll: Santorum Leads Romney by 11 Points in Ohio

Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 12:25 PM

By Dan Weil

A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in big trouble in Ohio, the largest state to hold its primary on Super Tuesday, according to a new poll. The University of Cincinnati survey shows that former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, 37 percent to 26 percent, among likely Republican primary voters. That’s far outside the poll’s 4.2 percentage point margin of error.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich placed third with 16 percent support, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul was fourth with 11 percent.

The best news for Romney is that nearly half of the respondents – 47 percent – said they may change their mind before Election Day, on March 6. Among that pool of respondents, 33 percent now support Santorum, 29 percent support Romney, 16 percent back Gingrich, and 14 percent back Paul.

A total of 53 percent of respondents said they will "definitely vote" for their current choice of candidate. Among those respondents, 46 percent now back Santorum, 24 percent back Romney, 18 percent back Gingrich, and 9 percent back Paul.

Among tea partyers, 42 percent support Santorum, 23 percent support Gingrich, 22 percent support Romney, and 9 percent support Paul.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Cuomo Book Title Change Spurs Speculation About NY Governor's Future

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 08:07 AM

Speculation that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make a run for the White House has intensified with the announcement that a majo . . .

Hillary Super PAC Hires Regional Campaign Staff

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 07:46 AM

Super PAC Ready for Hillary is bringing on four regional directors to its campaign machine, the National Journal reporte . . .

Perry's Presidential Bid Hampered by Tangle Over Texas Corruption Unit

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 07:17 AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hopes to capture the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are being overshadowed by a politic . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved