Poll: Gingrich, Romney tied in Arizona
January 27th, 2012
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Poll: Gingrich, Romney tied in Arizona

(CNN) - While the Republican presidential candidates now have their eyes set on Florida's Tuesday primary, a new poll indicates a tie for first place in the Feb. 28 Arizona primary.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both took in 32% of support among likely Republican primary voters, according to a new survey released Friday by the American Research Group.

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The poll was conducted Wednesday and Thursday, almost entirely before the CNN/Republican Party of Florida Debate in Jacksonville.

The two frontrunners dueled on stage Thursday night over a number of issues, including immigration, which is widely expected to be a focal point of the Arizona contest.

According to the ARG survey, 12% said they would back Texas Rep. Ron Paul, while 10% said they would support former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. Twelve percent said they were undecided.

Among those who identified themselves as tea party supporters, Gingrich held a 40%-23% advantage over Romney. Meanwhile, Romney led Gingrich among woman with a 34%-28% margin.

Arizona comes after primaries and caucuses in Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Maine and Missouri, but before March 6, also known as Super Tuesday, when 10 states are scheduled to hold contests.

The American Research Group conducted the survey and questioned 600 likely Republican primary voters in Arizona by telephone Jan 25-26, with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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  1. CoJo

    I wonder if it would be possible for the next debate to be total intellectual. No one bashes anyone. They explain how they would resolve current issues only. No bashing period .. not even to Obama. I wonder if it is even possible for grown ups to behave in such away. We got some of that last night in the debate... it was extremely nice to hear how they would deal with Freddy/Fan . They also answered the question about taxes great (except Gringich blew it when he bash Obama). They each had different solutions which is great and without bashing each other (too much). A nice way to answer informative questions. Want to be they cannot do it???????? The public seems to want them to act like it is a sandlot football game.

    January 27, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Dixie Independent voter

    Paul and Obama have more in common than not. I don't hear any saber rattling for Iran from either man. Both have true intelligence and are very likable. Diplomacy is strong in both. I liked Paul's reference of trading with Cuba. Paul wants less or no government. Obama wants to streamline it. But, I will vote for Obama. I do not want Republicans legislating my private life. And, teaching religion should be done in the home not the schools.

    January 27, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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