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Gingrich, Romney in dead heat in new Florida poll

January 26, 2012 - Florida (US)

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has erased the double-digit lead his GOP rival Mitt Romney once held in Florida, leaving the two candidates in a dead heat in the latest poll out of the Sunshine state.

According to CBS News, Romney leads with 36 percent among likely Republican primary voters in the new Quinnipiac poll, while Gingrich earns 34 percent.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum garnered 13 percent support while Rep. Ron Paul won 10 percent.

The poll, conducted January 19-23, has a margin of error of four points.


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