Poll watch: Santorum still leads nationally and in Wisc.; it’s neck-and-neck in Mich; Romney leads in Az

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A new Quinnipiac poll finds Rick Santorum leads the Republican presidential field with 35% among Republican voters, followed by Mitt Romney at 26%, Newt Gingrich at 14% and Ron Paul at 11%.

Santorum leads Romney in a head-to-head match up by 50% to 37%.

Said pollster Peter Brown: “Santorum’s lead among Republican voters and GOP-leaning independents is built on the votes of Republican men, Tea Party supporters and white evangelical Christians.”

A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Santorum at 33%, Romney at 32%, Gingrich at 15% and Paul at 15%.

More good news for Santorum…

A new Marquette Law School Poll in Wisconsin finds Santorum leading the GOP presidential field with 34%, followed by Romney at 18%, Paul at 17% and Gingrich at 12%.

The Wisconsin GOP primary, which allows any registered voter to participate, is scheduled for April 3.

In general election match ups, President Obama leads each of his GOP rivals by double digits.

Meanwhile, it’s still neck-and-neck in Michigan.

A new NBC News-Marist poll finds Romney edging Santorum in the GOP presidential race, 37% to 35%, followed by Ron Paul at 13% and Newt Gingrich 8%.

The same poll shows Romney leading the GOP primary with 43% of likely voters, followed by Santorum at 27%, Gingrich at 16% and Paul at 11%.

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