Romney still leading in Wisconsin

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A new Public Policy Polling survey in Wisconsin shows Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum in this week’s Republican primary, 43% to 36%, with Ron Paul at 11% and Newt Gingrich at 8%.

Key finding: “The only thing keeping Santorum competitive in Wisconsin is the state’s open primary. He actually trails Romney 50-36 with Republican voters but 40% of those saying they’re likely to vote are either independents or Democrats and with those folks Santorum leads 37-32, making it more competitive overall. If those non-Republicans don’t actually end up turning out Romney can expect to win by a wider margin.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.