(CNN) – Rick Santorum's lead in the race for the GOP nomination in his home state has apparently disappeared, according to a new poll in Pennsylvania.
The Franklin and Marshall College Poll released Wednesday indicated Santorum with 30% support among likely Republican primary voters compared to Mitt Romney's 28% support. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich trailed with 9% and 6% backing respectively.
(CNN) – Newt Gingrich on Wednesday blamed cash flow for the downsizing of his presidential campaign, but reiterated his plan to stay in the race until another candidate receives the delegates necessary to capture the GOP nomination.
"We're staying in that's exactly why we're downsizing and doing what we need to to be able to stay in," Gingrich told WTOP radio in Washington, D.C. "I think you have to respond to reality and we had you know, cash flow shorter than we'd like it to be so we're doing the appropriate things to be able to campaign."
(CNN) – Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:
GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/28/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 569
- Rick Santorum: 262
- Newt Gingrich: 136
- Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
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Washington (CNN) - While none of the Republican candidates have heeded the increasing calls for them to drop out and cede the race to front-runner Mitt Romney, news broke late Tuesday that Newt Gingrich has replaced his campaign manager and is laying off one-third of his staff.
Even with the reorganization, the former speaker of the House has vowed to continue his bid for the presidential nomination.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama leads his Republican rivals in two of the most critical battlegrounds in November's general election, but the third contest - Pennsylvania - remains locked in a statistical tie, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The Quinnipiac University Poll also showed the president's approval rating failing to crack 50% in any of the three states: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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CNN: Gingrich lays off staff, refocuses campaign
Newt Gingrich has replaced his campaign manager and is laying off one-third of his staff, but has vowed to continue his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a spokesman confirms to CNN. "The campaign is being redesigned to make it convention ready," spokesman R.C. Hammond said. "Speaker Gingrich is committed to going all the way to Tampa."
CNN: Carville: A Supreme Court loss will help Democrats
While the Obama administration fights to protect the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic strategist and CNN contributor James Carville said a Supreme Court overruling may not be such a bad thing for the president, politically. "I think this will be the best thing that has ever happened to the Democratic Party," Carville said Tuesday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." He added: "You know, what the Democrats are going to say, and it is completely justified, 'We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority'."