Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Poll: Santorum Surging in AZ

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM

A new American Research Group poll has Santorum surging in Arizona, although Romney still leads the GOP pack:

Mitt Romney leads in the Arizona Republican presidential primary with 38%. Romney is followed by Rick Santorum with 31%, Newt Gingrich with 15%, and Ron Paul with 11%.

In a similar survey conducted January 25-26, 2012, Romney was tied with Gingrich at 32% each, followed by Paul with 12% and Santorum with 10%. Santorum has increased support among men from 9% in the January survey to 37% in the latest survey and Santorum has increased support among women from 11% in the January survey to 24% in the latest survey.

Romney leads Santorum 37% to 32% among likely Republican primary voters saying they will definitely or probably vote in the February 28 primary. Romney leads Gingrich 61% to 17% among the 4% of Republican primary voters saying they have already voted.

Romney leads with 41% among likely Republican primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party, followed by Santorum with 34%, Gingrich with 10%, and Paul with 7%. Among likely primary voters saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, Romney leads with 35%, followed by Santorum with 28%, Gingrich with 20%, and Paul with 15%.

Santorum leads Romney 37% to 30% among men, followed by Gingrich with 17% and Paul with 13%. Romney leads Santorum 47% to 24% among women, followed by Gingrich with 13% and Paul with 9%.

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