Poll: Santorum’s Lead In Pa. Evaporates

By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows that Rick Santorum’s commanding lead among Pennsylvania Republicans has evaporated.

In the Franklin and Marshall College Poll a month ago, Santorum had a staggering 29-point lead among Pennsylvania GOP voters. But the school’s latest poll shows Mitt Romney virtually eliminating that gap, trailing by just two points, 30-percent to 28-percent.

Poll Director Terry Madonna believes one key factor is that over the last month, Santorum has gone off message.

“Instead of focusing on the economy and foreign affairs – areas of debate that he did very well in for eight months – he has gotten into a lot of social and cultural issues, many of them controversial, and many of them in a provocative manner.”

In addition, Madonna says Santorum has been unable to show he can win big industrial states like Pennsylvania, losing in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

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  1. Coolio says:

    Linda and Hater: When’s the next Occupy Wall Street rally? Don’t be late!

    I’m wicked and I’m Laaaaaazzzzzzzy!

    1. Hater says:

      Coolio, reread my post. Me and Linda are on completely different sides. I’m right and she’s wrong! ABO 2012!

  2. Linda D Bryant says:

    NONE OF THE GOP CANDIDATES ARE TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING OF SUBSTANCE.

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hater says:

    If Santorum loses Pa., he might as well give it up and endorse President Romney.

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