Poll: Romney Leads Santorum by 23 Points in Connecticut Primary

Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 12:53 PM

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Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney leads his rival Rick Santorum 42 percent to 19 percent in a new poll of Republican voters for the April 24 Connecticut primary. Newt Gingrich places third in the survey conducted by Quinnipiac University, with 13 percent support, followed by Ron Paul with 9 percent.

"Romney's strength continues to be among upscale voters and seniors," said Quinnipiac poll director Douglas Schwartz.

On the subject of the general election, President Barack Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 37 percent among all voters. Obama is way ahead of Santorum too at 55 percent to 35 percent.

The president’s approval rating in Connecticut, a liberal state, is higher than the nation as a whole. Among all Connecticut voters, 53 percent approve of the job he’s doing, and 43 percent disapprove. In addition, 55 percent have a favorable opinion of him, while 41 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

As for Romney, 35 percent of voters have a favorable view of him, and 43 percent an unfavorable view. And when it comes to Santorum, 27 percent of voters have a favorable view of him, and 43 percent have an unfavorable view.




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