The news today on the polling front deviates very little from what we have seen for the past week or so. On balance, that is bad news for the Romney campaign. The Gallup tracker remains a double-digit Santorum lead, and while Romney leads in one Michigan poll, a second poll gives Santorum a continued edge in the Michigan primary. And, PPP looks ahead to Washington, and finds Rick Santorum staked to a double-digit lead.
Even the semi-encouraging Michigan news isn’t that encouraging, when you think about it. More on that after the jump, though.
NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Santorum 36, Romney 26, Gingrich 14, Paul 11
ARIZONA (CNN/Opinion Research): Romney 36, Santorum 32, Gingrich 18, Paul 6
ARIZONA (We Ask America): Romney 37, Santorum 27, Gingrich 15, Paul 8
GEORGIA (Insider Advantage): Gingrich 26, Romney 24, Santorum 23, Paul 12
MICHIGAN (Mitchell Research/Rosetta Stone): Romney 32, Santorum 30, Gingrich 9, Paul 7
MICHIGAN (Rasmussen): Santorum 38, Romney 34, Paul 10, Gingrich 9
WASHINGTON (PPP): Santorum 38, Romney 27, Paul 15, Gingrich 12
There is very little on the general election front. In fact, the daily Rasmussen tracker is the only item on the agenda on this Tuesday.
NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Obama d. Romney (45-43); Obama d. Santorum (46-44)
As stated earlier, team Romney is either up two in Michigan, or down four. Either way, this represents an improvement of about ten points for Romney over last week’s polling in Michigan.
That’s actually lousy news for Mittens. Follow me past the fold for a little history lesson as to why.